The Lead Summit at Harvard: Revolutionary Discoveries in Lead Pollution and Health Impacts


Thursday, November 15, 2018, 5:30pm to 7:00pm


Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, 1350 Massachusetts Ave. (Harvard Yard), Cambridge, MA

LeadSummitAmidst the news of continuing lead pollution crises, foremost researchers in this field will present new, groundbreaking and alarming data on the effects of long-term lead pollution, renewing the call to eliminate lead from our cities, homes and the environment. This event is open to the public and the media.

Philip Landrigan (Boston College Global Health & Harvard School of Public Health)
Bruce Lanphear (Simon Frasier University)
Paul A. Mayewski (Climate Change Institute, Unversity of Maine)
Michael McCormick (Harvard University)
Alexander More (Harvard University & Climate Change Institute, UMaine)
Jessica Reyes (Amherst College)

Comments will be offered by Harvard faculty, including Prof. Joel Schwartz, Dean Michelle A. Williams, as well as NPR correspondent  Barbara Moran.

Free and open to the public! No registration required. Please join us for this path-breaking event!

Public reception to follow.

For media inquiries, please contact Dr. Alex More:

About the lecture series:

The event series in the Initiative of the Science of the Human Past is designed to bring together minds that otherwise never would meet, by inviting scholars from all over the world to Harvard, to present research at the intersection of the natural sciences, history, and archeology. The "lead summit" is part of that series and was conceived as such, to show the impact of long-term pollution from archaeological data in present-day public health.