Arkansas people participating in lead education (APPLE)

Results of a lead-safe training program

Alesia Ferguson, Zoran Bursac, David F. Kern

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Abstract

Lead is still seen as one of the most harmful environmental toxins for young children, with the predominant source being deteriorating lead-based paint. Those at continued risk include those living in homes built before 1978, renovators and remodelers, and especially those with limited access to proper healthcare and diets. Proper training on lead-safe work practices focused on preventing and reducing the spread of lead dust can help reduce lead exposure. Presented in this paper are experiences in delivering lead-safe work practices training in six Arkansas cities, and results from pre- and post- surveys delivered before and immediately after the training. Pre- and post-surveys assess strong and weak areas of training. Participants demonstrated positive shifts in attitude and behavior towards lead-safe work practices following training. However, our research found that more emphasis should be focused on clarifying current lead exposure sources and routes for children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-374
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Community Health
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Arkansas people participating in lead education (APPLE) : Results of a lead-safe training program. / Ferguson, Alesia; Bursac, Zoran; Kern, David F.

In: Journal of Community Health, Vol. 36, No. 3, 01.06.2011, p. 367-374.

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