Legacy and Emerging Contaminant Concentrations in Great Lakes Fish: Pushing the Science [F-21-10]

Presenter: Tom Holsen
Location: Zoom
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Mon 1:00 PM 11/01

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The Great Lakes Fish Monitoring and Surveillance Program is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program Office. This program focuses on monitoring contaminant trends in the open waters of the Great Lakes (using fish as biomonitors). Historically this program has focused on legacy contaminants like PCBs and pesticides that are ubiquitous in the environment. Recently the focus has moved towards new classes of contaminants like flame retardants, musks, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals that are widely used in industry.

In this talk an overview of the numerous threats facing the Great Lakes will be presented including trends of contaminant concentrations in top predator fish and current efforts to identify new chemicals that are impacting the Great Lakes.

Tom Holsen is Jean S. Newell Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director Center for Air and Aquatic Resources Engineering and Science at Clarkson. His research area is understanding the sources and movement of chemicals in the environment and how to remove them from water.

Special Instructions: You will be emailed a Zoom invite two days before the class starts. Click on the link in the invite to open your Zoom app.

Cap: 100

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