Experts discuss chemicals' threat

Chemicals entering our water system, the health risks they may pose for wildlife and humans and the problem of safely disposing of drugs were the subject of a symposium  sponsored  March 6 by the Freshwater Society and eight other  organizations.

From left, Kathy Lee, Paul Gardner, David Wallinga

The three experts leading the discussion were:  State Rep.  Paul Gardner; Kathy Lee, a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist; and David Wallinga, MD, from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

They talked about, and answered questions about, the growing body of research documenting the presence of potentially harmful chemicals in the environment, including our food and water.

To see video of the presentations by the three experts, click here.

The March 6 event was the first of three symposiums on water. The remaining events will be:

  • Urban Water and Land Use, 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 6,  Lake Harriet United Methodist Church,4901 Cowen Avenue S., Minneapolis.
  • Conservation – Preserving Our Water, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 8, Mayflower Congregational Church, 106 E. Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis.

For more information, click here.

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