ST. LOUIS RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING CHILDREN FROMEXPOSURES TO LEAD
Dr. Benjamin Hooks, founder of the Children's Health Foundation. talks with friends during the presentation of the Champion for Children award at City Hall in St. Louis on February 28, 2005. Hooks presented the Mayor with the award for his work in protecting children from the harmful exposures to lead hazards. Four years ago St. Louis was one of the most dangerous communities in the country in percentage of children with elevated blood levels. St. Louis, with the help of numerous community groups have successfully implemented solutions decreasing the number of affected children. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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