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Arsenic in Well Water

May 10, 6:00 PM8:00 PM

Free

This forum will bring together a range of regional high school science classes that have been involved in sampling well water for arsenic levels, along with Colby students in Bi198 Biochemistry of Food course, and scientists from MDI Biological Laboratory and College of the Atlantic. The project is supported by a NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) to MDI Biological Laboratory in collaboration with Dartmouth College.

There will be posters and short talks from both high school students and Colby students covering a range of topics from trends in the actual SEPA Data to Action dataset collected by high school students in Maine and New Hampshire, to the prevalence of arsenic in drinking water and in various foods, the physiological and toxicological effects on human health, the geographic and population prevalence, economic and historical considerations, and remediation, mitigation, and filtration strategies.

If you are one of the families that had your water tested and are interested in viewing the private results of your specific test, you can go to the http://www.allaboutarsenic.org website and enter your sample ID number. If you do not have easy access to the internet and wish to access you results at the May 10 forum, if you bring your sample ID number with you that you were issued when you submitted your sample, there will be a private station set up for you to be able to find your individual well water results. Since the data is private and can only be accessed by you with your sample ID number, you must have that number with you to be able to access your individual results.

Details

Date:
May 10
Time:
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Thomas Klepach
Phone:
859-4900
Email:
tklepach@colby.edu
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