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Community science to eradicate lead poisoning

Free public seminar
Presenter Dr. Gabriel Filippelli
Contact person
CDU Events
T: 8946 6554 E:
Location Orange Building 3, University Theatre, Casuarina campus
Open to CDU staff and students, Public


Community science to eradicate lead poisoning

The legacy of over a century of urban lead (Pb) deposition is painted on the contaminated communities that have suffered the multi-generational impacts of Pb poisoning. In contrast to high profile Pb poisoning cases such as water infrastructure changes at Flint, Michigan and mining town contamination at Port Pirie, Australia, most cases of Pb poisoning in cities is neither transient nor point-source related. Instead, the vast majority of Pb-poisoned children are exposed from widespread urban contamination of soils, and from the dusts that are generated from these soils.

Fulbright Distinguished Chair Dr. Gabriel Filippelli is a Chancellor’s Professor of Earth Sciences and Executive Director of the Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute. Filippelli is a biogeochemist with broad training in climate change, exposure science, and environmental health.

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