On Saturday, Apr. 9, the UNC Institute for the Environment’s Environmental Resource Program (ERP) will host an exhibit at the UNC Science Expo. Annually, the Expo attracts over 1,000 attendees of all ages to engage with scientists and educators from 100 different UNC departments, centers and programs. In collaboration with the UNC Superfund Research Program, ERP staff will share information and lead hands-on activities about how toxic metals, like arsenic and lead, get into our bodies, how we can reduce our exposure to these metals, and what makes some people more susceptible than others to the health effects of toxic metals. The ERP exhibit draws on UNC research on arsenic in well water and our statewide partnerships with local communities addressing lead poisoning prevention.
Come out to Cameron Avenue on main campus; there will be lots to do and even more to learn.