CMAC will host screening on the dangers of lead poisoning

The showing is scheduled for Feb. 16, and individuals are encouraged to reserve a ticket on Courtesy of CMAC.

By Cesar Maya, Reporter

The Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC) will host a premiere screening of the film “MisLEAD: America’s Secret Epidemic” on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 1555 Van Ness Ave. #201. The screening is free and will be from 5:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Tamara Rubin, director of the documentary, told The Collegian what viewers should know before attending the event.

“In this film, we focus on sharing science out of the mouths of the scientists who did the research,” Rubin said. “Woven together with the stories of families who have been impacted by the issue of lead poisoning, the film is compelling, engaging, emotional but always based in science.”

The doors open at 5:45 p.m., and the screening will be from 6:25 p.m. to 8 p.m.

At 9 p.m., a post-discussion Rubin will be held. 

“In the film, I use a $35,000 X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer to test homes and consumer goods for lead and other heavy metals,” Rubin said. “I will have that instrument with me at the film screening and will stay a bit after the event to demonstrate how that works.”

The event is sponsored by the MK Fund for a Better World in partnership with Lead Safe Mama, LLC. The trailer for the film can be found at, and those wishing to attend the screening can RSVP on the event management website Eventbrite by Feb. 15.