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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Ecotoxicology of Antimicrobial PPCPs in Illinois Rivers & Streams

Title:
Ecotoxicology of Antimicrobial PPCPs in Illinois Rivers & Streams

Abstract:
The researchers examined the potential ecological impacts of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) by focusing on triclosan, an antibacterial compound whose use has dramatically increased in recent years. The project addressed three main questions: (1) Are there detectable levels of triclosan in waters and sediments of Illinois rivers and streams? (2) Are the levels of triclosan in Illinois rivers and streams impacting the resident bacterial communities? (3) How does triclosan impact the composition and function of sediment bacterial communities? These questions were studied using a combination of field surveys and experimental work in laboratory-scale model streams. The results and conclusions of this project will be discussed during the seminar. Recording from ISTC's Sustainability Seminar Series.

URL:
http://www.istc.illinois.edu/about/SustainabilitySeminar20130314.cfm

Source:
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

Resource Type:
Audio/video

Date of Publication:
March 14, 2013

Associated Sectors:

  P2Rx

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