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Science Conversation: Our Rivers & Streams are on Drugs

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When:
November 8, 2018: 7:00PM to 8:00PM
Where:
The Jerome L. Greene Performing Space, 44 Charlton Street New York City, NY 10014 map
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Rivers & streams are on drugs
With every flush, the drugs we use go down the drain. Many are not filtered out by wastewater treatment, leaving streams and rivers awash in everything from painkillers and antidepressants to amphetamines and illicit drugs.

Join Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for a conversation on how drug pollution impacts freshwater quality, the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, and the health of river and stream life.

Discover what it means to be a fish or a platypus living in a cocktail of drugs, which chemical compounds are passed through the food web, and how other forms of pollution, like micro-plastics, amplify the problem.

Featuring freshwater ecologist Dr. Emma Rosi and Cary president and conservation biologist Dr. Joshua Ginsberg. Rosi was recently featured in a PBS segment on the hidden health hazards of pharmaceutical pollution.

Riverkeeper members get free entry. Please contact Monica Dietrich at [email protected] to be placed on the guest list.

Doors open at 6:30pm.

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