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Tell Me About It Tuesdays: Forever Chemicals

December 8 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sound Rivers’ monthly virtual science series continues on December 8th, hosted by your Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Dr. Jamie DeWitt from East Carolina University. They’ll be talking about PFAS – what are these “forever chemicals”, how are they affecting our water, and what can be done? And you can join the discussion from the comfort of your home! RSVP to info@soundrivers.org to receive the Zoom link.

Dr. Jamie DeWitt is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at East Carolina University. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science & Neural Science from Indiana University-Bloomington, and a B.S. in Biology & Environmental Science from Michigan State University. She runs the DeWitt Lab at ECU, researching relationships between biological organisms and their responses after exposure to environmental contaminants. “We are interested in how early life exposure to a variety of agents may impact the immune, nervous, and endocrine systems, resulting in altered development that may present as disease or disorder in childhood or later in life as well responses of adult organisms following exposure to environmental contaminants. We focus much of our attention on emerging environmental contaminants, especially compounds known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs).” Learn more at toxicologychick.com.



December 8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM