Lead in drinking water is topic of Shepherd lecture
Lead in drinking water is topic of Shepherd lecture.
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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Lead in drinking water will be the focus of a Shepherd University President’s Lecture on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education.
Richard Troast, founder of Troast Environmental Consulting LLC, will give a talk titled “The Environmental Sources of Lead and the Potential Effects of the Continuing Exposure to Lead for Children and Adults.” Troast founded Troast Environmental Consulting in 2009 to represent people who have been exposed to hazardous chemicals, especially lead, which still is found in homes in paint, interior water pipes and as dust from industrial sources.
The published toxicity data show a clear relationship between neurological-development issues in young children and lead exposure.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has responded by lowering the acceptable threshold of lead in children’s blood from 10 micrograms to 5 micrograms per deciliter.