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File #: 170131    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 5/9/2017 In control: PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action:
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to Health Department recommendations for avoiding lead exposure.
Sponsors: ALD. ZIELINSKI
Attachments: 1. MHD Letter - Opposed Zielinski Resolution 050817.pdf, 2. Marc Edwards Letter.pdf, 3. Marc Edwards research article.pdf, 4. Marc Edwards Journal paper.pdf, 5. Proposed Sub A, 6. MHD - Do I need a water filter flyer ENG-SPAN 1.25.17.pdf, 7. Marc Edwards addendum and correction final language--City of Milwaukee.pdf, 8. WISPIRG REV. Milwaukee Lead Res. Letter of Support 7.19.2017, 9. Support County Supervisor Peggy West, 10. Proposed Sub C
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7/20/20170 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Zielinski - Sponsor Dana Zelazny - LRB Bevan Baker - MHD Commissioner Dr. Geoffrey Swain - MHD Faculty Member Ms. Sherrie Tussler - Exc Dir Hunger Task Force Dr. George "Chip" Morris - Columbia St. Mary's epilepsy Clinic Medical Director Ald. Bohl - Water Quality Task Force - Chairman Ald. Borkowski moved to accept proposed Sub B (passed out at the table), there were no objections.
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7/20/20171 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
6/29/20170 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass3:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/26/20170 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/19/20170 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Appearing: Dr. Geoffrey Swain - MHD Angela Hagy - MHD Public Health Due to sponsor unavailability, Ald. Witkowski moved to hold this item to the call of the chair. There were no objections.
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5/12/20170 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/20170 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
170131
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. ZIELINSKI AND PEREZ
Title
Substitute resolution relating to Health Department recommendations for avoiding lead exposure.
Analysis
This resolution directs the Health Department to make recommendations for avoiding lead exposure from drinking water to families living in buildings with lead service lines, especially high-risk individuals (currently defined as women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and children under the age of six, particularly infants and children under the age of one). Recommendations shall include that drinking water should be passed through a filter certified to remove lead and that children under the age of six should be tested for lead. The Health Department shall also enhance outreach and awareness activities to high-risk populations.

The Health Department is directed to issue a media advisory to provide information to families living in buildings with lead services lines, especially high-risk individuals, regarding drinking water safety, the use of drinking water filters certified to remove lead, and lead testing recommendations, including recommendations that all drinking water should be passed through filters certified to remove lead, and that children under the age of six should be tested for lead. The Health Department shall update drinking water safety, lead awareness and lead poisoning prevention messaging to reflect these recommendations and shall enhance outreach to pregnancy and prenatal care providers and partners.

The Health Department shall issue written recommendations to Milwaukee-area obstetricians, pediatricians and public and private healthcare facilities and partner agencies, including any future updated recommendations as warranted.

The Health Department shall annually report to the Common Council a review of the latest research and recommendations relating to drinking water safety to avoid lead exposure, and shall continue to promote these reco...

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