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Rx for Action

A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

Seeking speakers for national PPCP conference in June in Huntsville, AL

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant has been working with the Alabama Cooperative Extension at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) on outreach efforts to address the impacts of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) on human, animal, and environmental health. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Urban Affairs & New Nontraditional Programs Unit at AAMU and its partner...

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 11:21AM on 3/29/2016
Categories: Latest Research Resources Workshops & Events

SIU scientists learn new techniques and applications for bioavailability study

In a toxicology lab at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a team of scientists is getting ready to test 50 sediment samples collected across the Northeast. The samples are slated to arrive courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) this summer, and their coming will set in motion a flurry of testing, quality control, and lab-to-lab communication. The results will reveal whether...

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Posted by Anjanette Riley at 8:43AM on 3/28/2016
Categories: Latest Research

UpClose Lydy

Latest edition of UpClose highlights impacts of insecticide runoff

What happens if your canary in the coal mine can no longer be trusted to sound the alarm? Environmental chemist Michael Lydy answers this question in the latest edition of UpClose . Lydy and his team at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are in the early stages of a three-year study examining...

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Posted by Anjanette Riley at 2:03PM on 3/25/2016
Categories: Latest Research