Next week is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Burlington and Winooski have the 7th oldest housing stock in the country, and over 70% of these housing units may have lead-based paint hazards. On Thursday, October 24 join the Burlington Lead Program and the Vermont Housing Conservation Board for a a Special Engagement Preview Screening of the new documentary MisLEAD: America’s Secret Epidemic. The free screening will take place at 5pm in Burlington at the Contois Auditorium. More about the event and film:
The film tells the story of an Oregon mother, Tamara Rubin, whose children were lead poisoned after contractors failed to use lead safe work practices when doing home renovations. Tamara has been travelling the country meeting with experts and other parents of lead poisoned children looking for answers. The BLP Team had an opportunity to screen the movie a few weeks ago and we were very impressed with the movie. A panel discussion with the film’s Director, Tamara Rubin, and experts in the health and lead poisoning prevention fields will follow the screening. Lead is not the most exciting issue, and yet we must continue to get the word out about how people can keep children safe from lead.
Watch the trailer of the film below: