Our Rivers on Drugs: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Our Drinking Water
Guest speaker: Dr. Emma Rosi, Aquatic Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Dr. Emma Rosi, an aquatic ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will speak about the impact of pharmaceuticals and personal care products on drinking water and stream ecology at the Saw Kill Watershed Community monthly information meeting on Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at the historic Elmendorph Inn, 7562 N. Broadway, Red Hook.
What happens when pharmaceuticals enter a watershed? Dr. Emma Rosi explains, “If you went to your doctor and mentioned that you were taking 30 different drugs, your doctor would likely tell you to stop. And yet, this is what's happening in the environment. The bugs, fish, plants, and algae—they are all exposed to this mixture of drugs and we don’t know the impacts. We should think about how pharmaceuticals disrupt ecosystems, not just whether they kill things.”
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
About the Saw Kill Watershed Community
The Saw Kill Watershed is largely in the Town of
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