Marquette, MI – March 12, 2023 – Todd Pazz of The 8th Day spoke with Erin Kiraly and Brenda Moya from Public Health Help and Weatherization Program.
Erin Kiray is a health educator for public health and plays a vital role in managing grants that are U.P. wide. Erin’s responsibilities include helping families and communities focus on critical health issues. Currently, Erin is overseeing a childhood lead poisoning prevention grant that aims to reduce the incidence of lead positing among children.
Todd was surprised to find out that varnish is a common cause of lead poisoning in children. The department can detect lead positioning in children with a finger prick blood test. Erin emphasized that families can learn more about the program by visiting the Public Department of Delta & Menominee Counties website at www.phdm.org and clicking on the community services tab.
During the interview, Brenda Moya, the Director of the Weatherization Department shed light on the importance of weatherizing houses in Marquette, Alger, Schoolcraft, Menominee, and Delta County. She elaborated on how weatherization can help families save on bills and promote energy efficiency in homes. Funds are available to help weatherize homes for those in need.
For more information on weatherization and how it can benefit your household, Brenda directed listeners to visit www.communityactionagency.org