Notre Dame receives $700K grant for lead risk study

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a large sum of money to the University of Notre Dame.

The University will receive $700,000 to further validate and scale-up a household lead screening kit to detect environmental hazards in two of Indiana’s largest counties.

The study’s goal is to prove that their screening kit will make household lead risk assessments more cost-effective.

Indiana University was another grant recipient, receiving just under $500,000 for a study that focuses on preventing cognitive damage from lead exposure and decreasing reliance on children to identify at-risk homes for lead exposure.

You can read a complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants by clicking here.


  1. At this point, who doesn’t know if they have lead paint? How many homes are left that even HAVE lead paint? Why is John Q Taxpayer on the hook for this instead of the property owners.

    Questions that need answers.


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