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Notre Dame students, faculty to present lead exposure research

SOUTH BEND, Ind.-Lead exposure continues to be a concern in South Bend. On Tuesday night, the conversation will continue with researchers from the University of Notre Dame.

A group of students and faculty is leading a study to help the community understand sources of environmental lead by working with area families. The university says this is an ongoing project that will help inform and educate the wider community about the issue.

Although lead was removed from gasoline and house paint nearly 30 years ago, the problem still exists.

"Getting the Lead Out: Reducing South Bend's exposure to environmental lead" will be hosted by the University Department of Physics. Presenters include Professors Graham Peaslee and Marya Lieberman and Assistant Professional Specialist Heidi Beidinger.

The team of researchers will present their current findings and future plans. A panel with local experts and community leaders will follow.

The event is open to the public and set to take place at the Jordan Hall of Science on campus from 7-8 P.M. More information can be found HERE.

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