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This Lead is Killing Us: A History of Citizens Fighting Lead Poisoning in Their Communities

This National Library of Medicine exhibit explores how citizens have confronted lead industries, housing authorities, and elected officials to protect their health against the dangers of lead poisoning.

Crowd the Tap Demo Dates

Not sure what type of water pipes your home has?

Join us for a 15-minute Crowd the Tap Demo

Crowd the Tap is a public science project focused on identifying and addressing lead contamination in household drinking water. Using common household items, information about the age of your home and the pipes in your home, to determine your household risk of lead contamination

Learn about a simple at-home test to identify water pipe type-
Register your home water pipe data in a national inventory
Demo Dates & Locations 
September 13th, 1-1:15pm, Communicore C1-4 (following Poisoned Water screening) 


SciStarter- Crowd The Tap- Test Resources

VIDEO TUTORIALS: Crowd the Tap - SciStarter

How to Identify Pipes 

Everyone screening their home through Crowd the Tap will need to identify what types of pipes they have. The following tutorial will show you how to do this with a penny and a magnet.


Which Pipes to Test?

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