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Teale Lecture: Our Rivers on Drugs

Thursday, November 3, 2016
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center

Dr. Emma Rosi-Marshall, Senior Scientist with the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY, will give a talk entitled “Our Rivers on Drugs: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products as Agents of Ecological Change in Aquatic Ecosystems” for the University of Connecticut’s Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series on Nature and the Environment. The talk will take place on Thursday, November 3, 4 pm at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium, at UConn. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Pharmaceutical and personal care product pollution is degrading our nation’s freshwaters. These include an array of contaminants, from prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs to the antimicrobials found in detergents and cosmetics. These compounds are often not removed by wastewater treatment facilities. When they enter streams and rivers from our households, they can harm aquatic life and compromises freshwater quality. Rosi-Marshall will discuss her research and outline what is needed to combat the growing problem.

The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series brings leading scholars and scientists to the University of Connecticut to present public lectures on nature and the environment. The lectures are open to the public and do not require registration. For additional information please call 860.486.4460 or visit http://lib.uconn.edu/about/events/tealelectures/

Contact:

860.486.4460 / http://lib.uconn.edu/about/events/tealelectures/

Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series on Nature & the Environment (primary), Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, Honors Program, Libraries, Office of Public Engagement, UConn Master Calendar

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