Lecture: How Environmental Contamination Affects Wildlife and Human Health
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: September 19, 2008
CONTACT: Lisa Saunders
(845) 574 - 4244
Science Lecture Series at SUNY Rockland Community College Kicks Off With Talk on How Environmental Contamination Affects Wildlife and Human Health
Suffern, NY - The negative impact of environmental contamination will be discussed at the first of a series of lectures to be presented by the SUNY Rockland Community College Science Department.
Dr. Melanie Rie will kick off the lecture series with, “Effects of Environmental Contamination on Wildlife and Human Health: Environmental Endocrine Disruption.” Over the past 15 years there have been documented cases of the negative impact of environmental contamination on wildlife and human populations. Of particular concern is the effect of long term, low level exposure to environmental toxins during critical stages of reproduction and development. This type of scenario may provide a link between contaminant exposure and increased rates of diseased states in both wildlife and human populations.
Dr. Melanie Rie earned both a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate at Boston University. She has done extensive research in the field of environmental toxicology over the past 10 years including a field study at a Superfund site, the Massachusetts Military Reservation on Cape Cod, M.A. In addition, she did a post-doctoral research project assessing the effects of hormones on cancer markers in the male reproductive system. Currently, Dr. Rie is an instructor in the Science Department at Rockland Community College, teaching in all areas of Biology.
Date/Time: Thursday, October 2, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Host: Science Department of SUNY Rockland
Type: Lecture: “Effects of Environmental Contamination on Wildlife and Human Health: Environmental Endocrine Disruption”
Location: Academic I building, Room 1106, Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern
More Info: Dr. Melanie Rie, Instructor, Biology, at 845-574-4190 or email@example.com
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