Media Advisory: State Officials Announce New EffortS to Eliminate Childhood Lead Poisoning

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 2, 2009) - State and elected officials and statewide advocacy groups will join First Deputy Secretary to the Governor, Valerie Grey, today at 2 p.m. in the Blue Room of the Capitol Building to announce Governor David A. Paterson's new initiatives to eliminate childhood lead poisoning.

WHO: First Deputy Secretary to the Governor Valerie Grey, Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., Commissioner of the State Division of Housing and Community Renewal Deborah VanAmerongen, Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation Pete Grannis, Commissioner of Children and Family Services Gladys Carrion, Esq., Commissioner of Temporary and Disability Assistance David A. Hansell, Secretary of State Lorraine A. Cortes-Vazquez, other state and elected officials; and statewide advocacy groups

WHAT: Announcement of new initiatives to eliminate childhood lead poisoning

WHERE: The Blue Room (Room 250), 2nd Floor, Capitol Building

WHEN: Today, June 2, at 2 p.m.