Remote: Legacy of Lead in the Soils of Durham Webinar

May 13, 2020 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Dymond Generette

Did you know that despite the phase-out of leaded gasoline and paint in the 1970s, lead exposure remains a critical public health issue? Join us for TLC’s guest lecture series via Zoom meeting on Wednesday, May 13 from 7:00-8:00pm! Anna Wade is a Ph.D. candidate at the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, where she studies the impact of land-use legacies on soils. Her research includes a study on historic lead contamination in Durham’s soils. Anna holds a Master’s in Environmental Management from Duke University and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Yale University. Her presentation “Legacy of Lead in the Soils of Durham” will focus on how cities are beginning to map soil lead levels to combat the issue of soil lead contamination. A better understanding of soil lead contamination will help ensure that residents in urban areas have greater access to healthy and vibrant environments.

Zoom meeting details will be provided via confirmation email. Registration will close at 3pm on Wednesday, May 13. The webinar will be recorded for participants who were not able to attend.


This lecture series was intended to be presented at Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. We have decided to shift to a virtual format in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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