SSU to host Health and Lead Hazard Control Fair

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah State University, the Moses Jackson Advancement Center and the Moses Jackson Golden Age Center, will hold a Health and Lead Hazard Control Fair.

It takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29, at the MJAC building at 1410 and 1410-B Richards St.

Attendees will learn about lead-safe cleaning practices. They can also have their children's toys screened for lead. Community organizations will be providing health screenings, consultations, exercise and cooking demonstrations and more.

The fair is part of Savannah State's Urban Studies Environmental Justice project, which is funded through a federal grant to address the environmental risk and disparities in health outcomes experienced by low-income communities, according to a news release.

For more information details, contact Yolanda Parham, community outreach coordinator for the Lead Hazard Control Program, at 912.610.0562.  For more information about the SSU Urban Studies Environmental Justice project, call program coordinator Nicole Oretsky Ph.D. at 912.358.3217.

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