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  • Lead (Pb) Lingers: Addressing Legacy Lead Impacts through Science, Policy and Community Engagement

    Thursday, December 12, 12:15 pm - 01:15 pm
    408 A
    Town Meeting Conversations
    Track 7: Cleanup and Remediation Approaches
    Many communities struggle to address lead in residential environments. Lead, and other heavy metals, often come from legacy sources, such as chipped paint on pre-1978 structures, historic pollution from leaded gas, or industrial sources. Importantly, children exposed to lead can have health problems. While many people rightly think of risk from lead paint and drinking water inside of homes, there is less awareness of the soil outside. This session will focus on collaborative projects that use science, policy and community engagement to identify and address lead contamination in soil.
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