The Environmental Management Bureau MIMAROPA Region, through its Environmental Education and Information Unit, conducts the It Starts With YOUth: International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2023 at Carmen National High School, San Agustin, Romblon on October 24.

Said event aims to raise awareness on the health impacts of lead exposure to the community. This comes as a part of everyone’s shared responsibility towards the upliftment of public health and the environment.

Over 65 participants joined the event, with the students of Carmen National High School representing the youth sector. During the event, participants received learning kits composed of eco notebooks, eco ballpen, plantable pencils, reduce plastic consumption flyers, climate change brochures, gender-fair language brochures, and building a safe space brochures.

The said awareness raising activity is being conducted in line with the annual environmental celebration of International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week happening every 22nd to 29th day of October.