Bridges Academy: Arsenic in Public Water Supplies

Event Start DateThursday, November 14, 2013
Degheri Alumni Center 120
Event Start Time10:00 am - 11:30 am
CostCost: free

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.

ContactTracy Zetts | tzetts@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-4815
Web Addresswww.sandiego.edu/bridges