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REF NO.: 138

SUBJECT: Safer Soil Community Forum

DATE: April 11

             A Safer Soil Community Forum will be held on Saturday April 12, 2008 from
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road, St. John’s. Forum organizers will demonstrate how residents can effectively and easily reduce their exposure to lead in soil and garden produce, while enjoying the recreational and gardening benefits of their backyards. The forum will also provide members of the community an opportunity to find out the latest results of the project on Environmental Lead Exposure in St. John’s, and hear about potential health risks and factors that influence the risk of lead exposure.

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For more information contact Dr. Trevor Bell, Geography Department, Memorial University, 737-2525 or  or Lori Heath, Centre for Long Term Environmental Action in Newfoundland, 738-7542 or   


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