America’s Secret Epidemic

mislead2015apr23Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 6:30pm

Faubourg St. John neighbor Dr. Howard Mielke has worked hard for decades to investigate and study the effects of lead.   He has been a champion for children by pushing to have lead remediation performed in New Orleans’ playgrounds, parks and anywhere children play.

Lead is an insidious threat that you and anyone with children should learn more about.  Don’t brush this off as a non-issue.   It is truly important to your health and the health of children.

Dr. Howard Mielke has a treasure trove of scientific information about lead.   He can explain the scientific facts as simply as you like or get into the intricate details if you want to know more.   When it comes to facts about lead and why it should be removed from where children play, Dr. Howard Mielke is “the man”.

You have an opportunity to learn more and to meet with your neighbor Dr. Howard Mielke at the New Orleans Museum of Art Theater on April 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 6:30pm
New Orleans Museum of Art Theater, City Park

View the entire film on April 23rd at 6:30 p.m.
in the New Orleans Museum of Art Theater in New Orleans City Park.

Getting the Lead Out:
The Intersection of Lead, Crime, Health and Preservation 
This year’s Martha Robinson Lecture features clips from the documentary film MisLEAD: America’s Secret Epidemic and a presentation by Faubourg St. John neighbor Dr. Howard Mielke, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, Tulane University School of Medicine.
Dr. Howard Mielke
Dr. Howard Mielke

Whether in the paint of our old buildings or in the fuel that was used in our motor vehicles, we are affected daily by the legacy of millions of tons of lead in our environment. The film establishes the medical underpinning about health damage caused by children’s exposure to lead-based paint. In addition, the rise and fall of fuel lead additives are described for New Orleans. MisLEAD shows that legacy lead has an ongoing effect on New Orleans through its impact not just on physical health, but on societal health and behavior. Finally, the film depicts efforts to decrease legacy lead, and ensure the recovery and preservation of New Orleans communities for future generations.

This event will screen segments of the film and will include a panel discussion.

mislead2015apr23Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 6:30pm

This lecture is FREE and open to the public.

Location of event:

New Orleans Museum of Art Theater, City Park
New Orleans, LA 70119
Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 6:30pm
New Orleans Museum of Art Theater, City Park

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