Segment 1: As rates increase among children in Kansas City, lead poisoning remains a persistent concern.
It's been decades since companies stopped adding lead to things like paint or gasoline, but the dangers posed by lead poisoning are still affecting thousands of lives throughout the metro area. We learned why it's so hard to get rid of lead contamination in old homes and businesses, and what you can do to minimize your risk.
- Christina VanCleave, Wyandotte County Health Department program manager
- Dr. Jennifer Lowry, Children's Mercy Hospital Center for Environmental Health medical director
Segment 2, beginning at 18:25: Annual benefit walk supports organizations that help Kansas Citians living with the condition.
A lot can change in 30 years, like health outcomes for patients living with HIV or AIDS, and a lot can stay the same. Take AIDS Walk Kansas City, for instance. The event has raised money since 1988 for organizations providing shelter, medical care and emergency services to more than 5,700 people in Kansas City affected by HIV or AIDS. Today, we learned about medical advances and the history and mission of the walk.
- Chuck Comstock, longtime survivor living with AIDS
- Michael Lintecum, AIDS Walk Kansas City event director
- Samantha Hughes, Kansas City, Missouri, HIV Prevention and Care Planning Council program manager
This year's AIDS Walk Kansas City begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 28, at Theis Park at Oak Street and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information and to register to walk, go to AIDSWalkKansasCity.org.