#SaludTues Tweetchat 7/12/16: What Latinos Should Know About Lead Poisoning


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Are you aware of the dangers of lead?

According to government figures, Latino children are at higher risk of suffering from lead poisoning than White children.#SaludTues 07-12 (3)

Children under six years old are particularly at risk; lead poisoning can cause irreversible brain and central nervous damage.

Let’s use #SaludTues to tweet resources, information on how parents can protect their families from lead poisoning.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “What Latinos Should Know about Lead Poisoning.”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, July 12, 2016
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • CO-HOSTS: Houston Department of Health (@HoustonHealth), U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development (@hudgov) Moms Rising (@MomsRising), Mamas con Poder (@MamasConPoder), Kids Health (@KidsHealth), and Dr.Jesus Rodriguez (@KPbuenasalud).

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share stories and resources that can help Latinos prevent Zika virus.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at Salud America! and the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.



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