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Addressing Lead Issues:

A Milwaukee Focus

A free Public Issues Forum presented by LWVMC

Saturday, November 17, 2018

10:00 a.m. - Gathering

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Program, Q & A


United Way Johnson Controls Volunteer Center

200 W. Pleasant St., Milwaukee

According to the Milwaukee Health Department, the primary sources of elevated lead levels are lead-based paint and leaded household dust, found in buildings built before 1978.

Children in Milwaukee with blood lead levels above the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 5 micrograms/deciliter reference regulatory level require case management.

There is no safe level of lead in the human body and reference regulatory levels continue to drop as the science evolves.

We will hear from experts who work to address lead issues, including lead-based paint in homes and in drinking water from lead pipes.


  • Michael Stevenson is a Public Health Planner in the City of Milwaukee Health Department.  He supports the department in large-scale planning efforts, advises on public health policy, and conducts analyses of public health data. He is currently supporting the lead program as it is being restructured.

  • Helen Meier, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health.  She researches lead exposure from housing and water, as well as water filtration practices and the social disparities associated with lead exposure at the national and local levels.

  • Carmen Reinmund is a Lead Outreach Program Coordinator, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers.  She provides coordination of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and Community Capacity Building activities, including home visits, referrals and property owner communication.