Dr. Richard Troast, founder of Troast Environmental Consulting, LLC, a toxicologist and recognized expert in the toxicity of lead to humans, will give a President’s Lecture titled “The Environmental Sources of Lead and the Potential Effects of the Continuing Exposure to Lead for Children and Adults.” Troast started his career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) working in the pesticide safety office and moved throughout the EPA during his 33-year career. After retiring in 2004, Troast worked on a three-year assignment with the U.S. Agency for International Development in Jordan developing a hazardous waste control strategy for Jordan’s Ministry of the Environment. Troast founded Troast Environmental Consulting in 2009 to represent people who have been exposed to hazardous chemicals, especially lead, which is still found in homes in paint, interior water pipes, and as dust from industrial sources. The published toxicity data show a clear relationship between neurological development issues in young children and lead exposure. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has responded by lowering the acceptable threshold of lead in children’s blood from 10 micrograms to 5 micrograms per deciliter. Troast will discuss the environmental sources of lead and the potential effects of the continuing exposure to lead for children and adults.