September 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Public Library - College Branch
4180 N College Ave Indianapolis
IN 46205

What is lead? Where is it, what does it do to us, and how do you live with it?

In Indianapolis and many other U.S. cities, lead persists in and around our homes. Many people don’t know the health risks it poses, especially for children under seven. Lead could be an issue if your house was built before 1978. Do you think you might be living with dangerous levels of lead in or near your home?

Join us for a conversation about lead awareness and learn about local resources Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the College Avenue branch of the Indianapolis Public Library. Bring your questions for our guest speakers and walk away understanding the common sources of lead contamination, the signs of lead poisoning, and how to protect yourself and your family. And if you have old toys, spices, or cosmetics, bring them for IUPUI representatives to scan for lead.

Sam Horton, reporter with the Midwest Newsroom, will lead a conversation with panelists:

Karla Johnson, MPH, Marion County Public Health Department
Administrator, Healthy Homes, Environmental Consumer Management & Senior Care Dept.

Indra Frank, MD, MPH, Hoosier Environmental Council
Environmental Health & Water Policy Director

Matthew Dietrich, PhD, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Department of Earth Sciences
NSF EAR Postdoctoral Fellow

This event is hosted in partnership with the Indianapolis Public Library, IUPUI School of Science, the NPR Midwest Newsroom, and WFYI.