Lead Safety Educational Series

Choctaw Nation to hold Community Lead Awareness Training in partnership with the EPA

Published May 15, 2023

DURANT, Okla. – The Choctaw Nation (CNO) Environmental Protection Services is partnering with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide educational sessions, July 10-11 in Durant and McAlester, respectively.

The 90-minute program is open to the community, ages 12 and up for those interested in learning about lead, its impacts and actions to reduce and prevent lead exposure.

Lead can be found in many household items and in the soil, water, and air we breathe. Exposure to low levels of lead in children can cause long-lasting health effects with even more severe consequences for the health of those exposed to higher concentrations. However, you can take steps to prevent lead exposure.

“Understanding Lead” sessions will be held at the CNO Durant Community Center on July 10 and the CNO McAlester Community Center on July 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at both locations. The event is open to the public, and those interested in attending can register here. However, no registration is required.

“Train-the-Trainer” is additional training provided from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to community leaders who are interested in educating others on the material presented in the “Understanding Lead” course.

About The Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 212,000 tribal members and 12,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.


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