Free and open to the public
Although more than 80,000 chemicals are in circulation and thousands of new chemicals are introduced each year, only a handful are comprehensively evaluated for safety by the Environmental Protection Agency. Through our daily actions, humans leave a distinctive chemical fingerprint on water, which can linger for years, impacting salmon populations and other fish, animals and plants, as well as people’s health and safety. Learn about the paths chemicals take from homes, factories and offices into the waters around us, the developing systems aimed at identifying and removing toxic chemicals, and discover the link between our chemicals and our ability to coexist with the ecosystem.
Speaker: Ed Kolodziej, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Part of the City Smarts: Engineering Resilient Communities lecture series
More information and registration available in early September.