Science Cafe: What Have you Been Drinking? North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Science Cafe: What Have you Been Drinking?
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Science Cafe: What Have you Been Drinking?

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Endorsed by Tess Howard

Recently it has been found that some of our waterways contain a new kind of "P-Alphabet Soup" of toxic chemicals. Discuss how North Carolina's alligators and fish are being used as indicators.

"North Carolina's freshwater habitats are home to a variety of fish, reptiles, and invertebrates, as well as being the source of our own drinking water. Recently it has been found that some of our waterways also contain a new kind of "P-Alphabet Soup" of toxic chemicals. Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a large family of toxic chemical pollutants that are now in our state waterways as well as in waters around the world. We will discuss how North Carolina's alligators and fish, like striped bass, are being used as indicator species to define levels of exposure, bioaccumulation, and harm being caused by GenX, PFOS and other PFAS present in NC's lakes and rivers.

Details: https://bit.ly/2U39dZq"

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