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Lead Contamination: Addressing the Many Sources and Hazards of Lead in Our Homes and Environment


Lead is a toxic metal that can cause serious health problems if ingested, breathed in or absorbed. It can be found in water, paint, ammunition and other sources. These can be present in our homes, environment and workplaces. Among the new actions statewide to address lead contamination is a law that requires that 1- and 2-year-olds be tested for lead. We’ll learn about common lead problems in Maine, and what can be done to address them.


Dr. Nirav Shah, director, Maine Center for Disease Control

Travis Mills, lead program manager with the City of Lewiston’s Economic and Community Development Department

Mark Pokras, veterinarian with Tuft University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine; a founder of Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine

Rep. Kristen S. Cloutier (by phone), House District 60, Lewiston

U.S. Congressman Jared Golden (by phone)