Lead testing in the community: Adams High School

Lead Test Kit Cartoon

Notre Dame science students and faculty will distribute lead test kits to 1,340 students at Adams High School on Monday, Nov. 20 and Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. This simple kit is used to collect dust, soil, and paint samples for lead testing.  

To allow your high school student to participate in our in-home lead-testing program, please fill out this permission slip.

These lead sampling kit instructions show you, step-by-step, how to collect lead samples from soil, paint, and dust in your home.

You'll also want to watch this PowerPoint presentation on lead testing, and the videos, below.


Learn more about our program:

WNDU news report from Sept. 2017

WNDU news report: Residents concerned about lead

WSBT Special Report: Get the Lead Out

Reuters special lead investigation: Unsafe at any level


How to use the Lead Testing Kit

  • Taking the soil sample

  • Taking the paint chip sample

  • Taking the old dust sample

  • Taking the outside dust sample

  • Taking the window sill dust sample