Bridges Academy: Arsenic in Public Water Supplies
Date and Time
Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Degheri Alumni Center, 120
San Diego, CA 92110
The State Water Resources Control Board recently reported that of the 30 million California residents who rely on groundwater supplied by their municipal water facilities, 21 million get their drinking water from contaminated groundwater supplies. The most common contaminant was naturally occurring arsenic, which enters water supplies when minerals hosting arsenic dissolve into groundwater. USD environmental geochemist, Beth O'Shea, PhD, will talk about her research on arsenic in drinking water in the U.S., Australia, and Africa and attempt to answer that enduring question: is bottled water better than tap water?
For ages 55 and up.
Visit www.sandiego.edu/bridges for more information. Registration is required.