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This week: Safe school returns, lead poisoning

Is the student in good health? Is his or her parents? What is his or her ability to learn online?

These are some of the things to consider when deciding how safe it is for a child to return to the classroom, says Dr. Jana Shaw, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Upstate. In this "HealthLink on Air" interview, Shaw talks about what schools are doing to reduce the spread of coronavirus and what parents can do to help.

Also on this episode, Dr. Travis Hobart talks about the continuing threat of lead poisoning. Hobart is a pediatrician and medical director of the Central/Eastern New York Lead Resource Center. Listen this Sunday, August 30 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for "HealthLink on Air."