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Legislation #: 000456 Introduction Date: 4/6/2000
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 4/6/2000
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER WILLIAMS-NEAL
Title: Declaring April, 2000, as Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Month.

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RESOLUTION NO. 000456

 

Declaring April, 2000, as Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Month.

 

WHEREAS, 890,000 children in the United States are lead-poisoned but this is a completely preventable disease and the source of childhood lead poisoning is most often from lead contaminated dust and soil; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Health Departments Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program carries out screening children for lead poisoning and educating citizens both at the Health Department and in the neighborhoods; and

 

WHEREAS, the mission of the Kansas City Health Department is the elimination of all childhood lead poisoning in Kansas City by assuring screening, lead hazard control and education; and

 

WHEREAS, through its Project Lead-Safe 2000, the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is continuing to abate the lead hazards in Kansas City homes where children 6 years of age or younger reside; and

 

WHEREAS, for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Month in April of 2000, the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program plans a multi-media campaign with childrens rallies, screening events, mailings and door-to-door flyers; and

 

WHEREAS, the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program will inform citizens about the dangers of lead poisoning and offer neighborhood opportunities for free lead testing services and Hiland Dairy has agreed, as a public service, to advertise Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Month on all of it 1/2-pint Hiland Dairy milk cartons in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma throughout the campaign to alert our citizens to childhood lead poisoning, a completely preventable disease which affects as many as 33% of our children in targeted zip codes and encourage the remediation of lead hazards in all of our Kansas City area homes; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare April, 2000, as Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Month; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be presented to the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in appreciation of the need to promote, preserve and protect the health of our children from a preventable disease.

 

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