Public Lecture with Dr. Dan Burgard - "Tailpipes to Toilets: An environmental chemist’s path measuring emissions from two very different sources"

Join Dr. Dan Burgard, recipient of the 2020 Murdock Trust Lynwood W. Swanson Scientific Research Award for an engaging public lecture! While seemingly unrelated, vehicle exhaust and municipal sewage provide a community with both an environmental burden and a wealth of information. For the past 17 years Dan has studied what leaves pipes and is destined for the environment. Initially focused on the remote sensing of vehicle gaseous emissions, Dan now quantifies illicit drug consumption using sewage. While the instrumentation and samples have changed, both techniques provide community scale, real-world data. Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) is only a decade old technique but has been realized as a powerful complementary tool to traditional epidemiological metrics in Europe, Australia, and Asia, and is growing in North America. This presentation will present the WBE approach, provide results from some wastewater case studies in the U.S., and suggest how wastewater may be useful with current and future challenges related to public health.

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Meeting ID: 953 2066 1677
Passcode: 291997

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