Lead-paint research

Augustana College sophomores Sabrina Difiori, left, and Madison Caldwell evaluate a house Thursday on West Locust Street near North Pine Street. About 100 Augustana students collected data that officials hope will reduce or eliminate the incidence of lead poisoning and lead-based paint in homes in Scott County.

Social action will be a focus at Temple Emanuel on Friday, as the Sabbath service to celebrate the Jewish Arbor Day will be combined with a presentation on lead paint.

Two student researchers from Augustana College, Rock Island, will share their research on the lead paint threat to children in the Quad-Cities. According to Genesis Health System, 1,600 children from Scott County have been poisoned by lead paint since 2000.

The service is 6:30 p.m. Friday at Temple Emanuel, 1115 Mississippi Ave., Davenport. The service will be followed by a social hour.

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