Events

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Lecture (part of Our Universe Revealed series): "Getting the Lead Out: Reducing South Bend's exposure to environmental lead"

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Location: 101 Jordan Hall

Presenters: Graham Peaslee, professor; Mary Lieberman, and Heidi Beidinger, assistant professional specialist.

Like many U.S. cities, South Bend has a high number of children with blood lead levels above the threshold where public health intervention is recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). This current problem exists despite it being three decades since the removal of lead from gasoline and house paint. This leaves the outstanding question: where is this lead coming from?…

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