Health Desk-25 October 2019: Discussants at a meeting in Rajshahi on Thursday unanimously viewed that concerted effort of all the government and non-government entities concerned has become an urgent need to prevent lead poisoning as it’s a serious threat to the public health.
They mentioned that childhood lead poisoning remains one of the most serious threats to the health and wellbeing of developing children. Because lead poisoning often occurs with no obvious symptoms, it frequently goes unrecognised, reports BSS.
The speakers came up with the observation while addressing a consultation titled “Impacts of Lead Poisoning on Human Health” at conference hall of Association for Community Development (ACD).
ACD and International Pops International Network (IPEN) jointly organised the meeting as part of the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week-2019 now being observed from October 20 to 26.
Divisional Deputy Director of Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institutions Khairul Islam addressed the discussion as chief guest while Executive Magistrate Iqbal Hassan and Chief Health Officer of Rajshahi City Corporation Dr AFM Anjuman Ara Begum spoke as special guests with ACD Executive Director Salima Sarwar in the chair.
During his keynote presentation, ACD Programme Manager Ali Hossain illustrated various negative impacts of lead poisoning to the human health.