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“Eliminating Childhood Lead Poisoning: Is It Worth the Cost?”

Editor’s note: This event has been canceled.

Lead is a naturally occurring element found throughout the environment. It is also a pollutant and a potent neurotoxin that affects the central nervous system, and is very harmful to the developing nervous systems of fetuses and young children.

At the next Science Café Cleveland event, John Sobolewski, deputy director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, will discuss the costs and benefits of eliminating lead pollution from our communities.

His lecture, titled “Eliminating Childhood Lead Poisoning: Is it Worth the Cost?” will be held Monday, Oct. 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Music Box Supper Club (1148 Main Ave.).

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and limited menu options will be available for purchase.

The Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream, and the Music Box Supper Club sponsor Science Café Cleveland.

For more information, visit the CWRU chapter of Sigma Xi’s website.