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The Global Problem of Pharmaceutical Pollution

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM
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Sponsored by the U of MN: Dr. Alistair Boxall is a professor of Environmental Science in the Department of Environment and Geography at the University of York, United Kingdom. Dr. Boxall's world-renowned research focuses on the emerging and future ecological and health risks posed by chemical contaminants in the natural environment. He will address the issue of pharmaceuticals in the environment. Dr. Boxall regularly advises national and international organizations on issues relating to chemical impacts on the environment and has been crunching the data from a recent global monitoring study. They measured 61 drugs in watersheds in 105 countries and he will have a lot of interesting, new material to share. Dr. Boxall's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with experts in Minnesota, Mark Ferrey, Environmental Scientist at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Eva Carlson, Director of University Relations for RoundtableRx.