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South Florida: Water: From the Earth to the Sky

The Southeastern Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (SESOT) will host their annual conference at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, Oct. 24-25.

Dr. Marie Bourgeois, alumna of the COPH, research assistant professor and current SESOT president, says this year’s theme is, “Water: From the Earth to the Sky.”

“It’s going to be all about water safety at every level; regulatory issues and scientific issues involved in providing safe drinking water to people around the region,” she said. “Climate change is going to make water dirtier and might concentrate some of the pollutants in it so that means that keeping water clean is going to become more expensive and energy intensive.”

Toxicology is the study of adverse effects of foreign chemical substances on a living system.

Dr. Bourgeois urges anyone with an interest in toxicology to attend, as well as anyone interested in learning more about water safety.

To register for the event, visit the conference website.