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Sustainability Seminar series - Ecotoxicology of Antimicrobial Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in Illinois Rivers and Streams

SpeakerDr. John Kelly - Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Loyola University - Chicago
Date Mar 14, 2013
Time 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  
Location Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
Cost Free
Sponsor Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Contact Nancy Holm
Phone 217-244-3330
Event type Seminar/Symposium
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The researchers examined the potential ecological impacts of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) by focusing on triclosan, an antibacterial compound whose use has dramatically increased in recent years. The project addressed three main questions: (1) Are there detectable levels of triclosan in waters and sediments of Illinois rivers and streams? (2) Are the levels of triclosan in Illinois rivers and streams impacting the resident bacterial communities? (3) How does triclosan impact the composition and function of sediment bacterial communities? These questions were studied using a combination of field surveys and experimental work in laboratory-scale model streams. The results and conclusions of this project will be discussed during the seminar.

This seminar will be broadcast live and also archived on our website for later viewing. If you cannot attend the event at ISTC, you may view the webinar live by registering at:

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