Bahrain: The Ministry of Health has participated in the organization of a number of health events during the International Week of Work for the Prevention of Lead Poisoning, in accordance with the WHO guidelines to participate from 23 to October 29 2022, in order to raise awareness of the health effects of lead and the efforts taken by M Queen of the Seas to prevent it, by promoting active partnership with the various stakeholders, reported by Ministry of Health (Bahrain).
Ms Nora Masifer of Environmental Health with the Public Health Department participated in a joint session via video communication on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. A health seminar on lead poisoning was also organized and reviewed the efforts of the Kingdom of Bahrain to prevent it via video technology on October 31 2022.
Lead has been identified by the WHO as one of ten chemicals of great concern in public health, requiring action to protect public health, especially workers, women in pregnancy, childbirth and children.
The risk of lead poisoning in both adults and children may come from easily avoidable sources such as cosmetics, lead-containing paints (paint), some canned foods, and painted children’s toys, and lead is transferred when inhaled dust or direct contact with Skin and eye, where the sequential effects of high lead exposure In kidney problems, anaemia, nerve damage, children also have learning and personal behavioural problems when exposed to relatively low levels.