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EPA's Whitman courting hispanics in Michigan....

Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 14:22:25 -0400
Subject: [r5news] MEDIA ADVISORY:  Epa Administrator Whitman to Attend 
Detroit Lead Poisoning Prevention Workshop, Sept. 26, 1:30 P.M.
To: "r5news" <r5news@lists.epa.gov>
From: "Angela Bivens" <bivens.angela@epamail.epa.gov>
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CONTACT:Mick Hans, (312) 353-5050

For Immediate Release
No. 02-OPA128

MEDIA ADVISORY:  EPA ADMINISTRATOR WHITMAN TO ATTEND DETROIT LEAD
POISONING PREVENTION WORKSHOP, SEPT. 26, 1:30 P.M.

CHICAGO (Sept. 25, 2002) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Administrator Christie  Whitman will visit a lead poisoning prevention
workshop for Spanish-speaking parents, Thursday, Sept. 26, at 1:30 p.m.
The event, in recognition of Children’s Health Month and Hispanic Heritage
Month, is hosted by Vistas Nuevas Head Start Center and the Detroit Lead
Partnership.

What:  Brief remarks regarding the importance of reducing children’s
exposure to lead. EPA’s Region 5 office in Chicago sponsors a number of
Detroit-area activities with other agencies and non-governmental
organizations through the Detroit Lead Partnership.  An estimated 18,000
children in Detroit have some level of lead poisoning.  The incidence is
disproportionately high in African-American, Hispanic and Arab-American
populations.

When: Thursday, Sept. 26, 1:30 p.m.

Where:Vistas Nuevas Head Start Center at Saints Peter & Paul Church, 3810
Gilbert, Detroit, Mich.  (Vistas Nuevas is in the administrative building
at the back of the church complex.)

Who: EPA Administrator Christie Whitman, EPA Region 5 Administrator Thomas
Skinner, and representatives from Vistas Nuevas and the Detroit Lead
Partnership. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Pediatric Mobile Team
Van, which conducts children’s blood-lead tests, will also be on hand.

Directions: Take I-94 toward Livernoise Ave., then Livernoise south, turn
right onto Clayton St., then right on Gilbert.  The church is at the
corner of Clayton and Gilbert.
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