Congressman Cohen Announces National Science Foundation Grant to the University of Memphis

August 12, 2020
Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis has received a $329,655 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the transport of lead residue through plastic plumbing.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“Lead exposure is a serious health hazard and eliminating it from our air and water is critical. I’m pleased the National Science Foundation is making this important investment into research efforts that will help improve health and save lives.”

Congressman Cohen, a longtime advocate of reducing exposure to hazardous lead, particularly in Memphis, where more than 200,000 homes may have lead paint, introduced the Home Lead Safety Credit Act earlier this year to help American families cover the costs of eliminating lead from their homes.