Title

Lead Toxicity and Flint, Michigan

Date

5-26-2016 11:00 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 1:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Chemistry

Session Chair

Patricia Flatt

Session Title

Biochemistry and Forensic Science

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Patricia Flatt

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

In light of the recent events in Flint, Mich. this poster will review lead poisoning and its long term effects. We will be covering the multitude of sources of lead poisoning, the mechanisms by which lead causes damage, detection methods, treatment options, and limitations therein. The issues in Flint have highlighted the flaws in current acceptable detection procedures as well as brought to light the dangers of lead. Public concerns about clean drinking water have brought these issues to the forefront. This review hopes to highlight the dangers of lead and inform the public about recent research on the subject.

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May 26th, 11:00 AM May 26th, 1:00 PM

Lead Toxicity and Flint, Michigan

WUC Pacific Room

In light of the recent events in Flint, Mich. this poster will review lead poisoning and its long term effects. We will be covering the multitude of sources of lead poisoning, the mechanisms by which lead causes damage, detection methods, treatment options, and limitations therein. The issues in Flint have highlighted the flaws in current acceptable detection procedures as well as brought to light the dangers of lead. Public concerns about clean drinking water have brought these issues to the forefront. This review hopes to highlight the dangers of lead and inform the public about recent research on the subject.