BSNES Metals Symposium to Feature Expert on Lead

Dr. Evelyn Talbot, who studies the effects of lead exposure, will be one of several presenters at a mini-symposium on the complexities of metals in chemical and biological systems and their impact on the environment and health.

15th Annual Mini-Symposium on Metals in Biological and Chemical SystemsHosted by the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, the 15th annual Metals in Biological and Chemical Systems mini-symposium will be held Friday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 6 p.m. in the Union’s Africa Room.

Talbot’s presentation, What is the Impact of Environmental Lead Exposure on Children’s Blood Lead Levels? Results of a CDC Linkage Project, will kick off the event.

The mini-symposium also exposes Duquesne students to trends in the field, according to Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, and event co-organizer. In addition to five plenary sessions, the event will include a panel discussion with students.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Visit for more information and to register.