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EPA to Sponsor Alsen Environmental Health Fair

Release Date: 12/07/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – December 7, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sponsoring an Environmental Health Fair featuring free health screenings and health information. EPA will be joined by more than 20 local and state agencies in providing information, testing and exams. Information will be provided on asthma management and prevention, emergency preparedness and disasters, senior health insurance, and a senior Rx program. Testing and exams will check blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, lung function, vision including glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, and colorectal cancer screening kits.

WHO:
Alsen St. Irma Lee Fire Department
American Lung Association
Earl K. Long Medical Center
Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge
Capital Area Agency on Aging
Kids ID Program, East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Courts
Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Minority Affairs
Louisiana Department of Insurance
Louisiana Department of Social Services
Louisiana Public Health Institute, Campaign for Tobacco Free Living
Louisiana State Optometry Association
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
PREACH Literacy
Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Zachary Branch Public Library, Children’s Department

WHEN:
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Alsen Recreation Center
601 Old Rafe Meyer Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807

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