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Leading a Path Towards a Lead-Free Future: The Notre Dame Lead Innovation Team

The Lead Innovation Team

Tuesday September 17th 2019 - 7:00 pm ET

101 Jordan Hall of Science

Graham Peaslee, Ph.D., Professor of Physics
Marya Lieberman, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Matt Sisk, Assistant Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries
Meghanne Tighe, Graduate Student, Chemistry
Heidi Beidinger, Ph.D., Assistant Professional Specialist, Eck School of Public Health

The Lead Innovation Team has been tackling the problem of environmental lead in South Bend for over two years. Although lead has not been added to paint or gasoline for decades, it remains in homes and soil, and children are still being poisoned by lead. A Notre Dame team of specialists in physics, chemistry, public health and the Hesburgh Library has created and tested a prototype lead screening kit, and discovered new science along the way. Learn about lead and hear our most recent results that demonstrate how the problem can be solved here, and elsewhere in the world.


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