Water: Tame or Toxic?

Saturday, March 11, 2017
2:00-4:00PM

at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET)
701 E Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, USA

Water is a precious resource.  We drink it, bathe in it, play in it, and are over 50% composed of it.  It is necessary for life as we know it.  As harmless and as welcome as it can be, in certain circumstances water and the aquatic environment can pose a threat to our health.  As the Society of Toxicology prepares to meet in Baltimore for its annual conference beginning March 12, please join the Toxicology Education Foundation and the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology for this free program to learn more about the safety and hazards of water. Presentations will cover principles of toxicology, water pollution, drinking water contamination, toxic and poisonous marine organisms, water overdose, seafood contamination, and more.

No technical background will be necessary to appreciate this informative and lively program. Refreshments including, but not limited to, pure water, will be available.

 

A Brief Look at the Program

Introduction and Overview – Philip Wexler, National Library of Medicine (10 minutes)

Welcome to IMET – Russell Hill, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (10 minutes)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Toxicology (What Makes a Poison?) – Toni Hayes, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals(20 minutes)

Food Poisoning, Seriously – Potentially Dangerous Seafood-related Poisoning
– Hong Kim, Maryland Poison Center (20 minutes)

All the Thinking About What You're Drinking – Virunya Bhat, NSF International(20 minutes)

Is the Green Water Safe? And can it be made Clear? - Al Place, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (20 minutes)

DNA markers can help pinpoint sources of sewage in Baltimore’s harbor – Eric Schott, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (20 minutes)



Thank you to our sponsors:


If you have any questions or would like more information about the event, please contact us at imetdirectorsoffice@umces.edu.

 

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