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Chemical students plan guest lecture

Chemical students plan guest lecture

Posted: Friday, September 30, 2011 10:08 am

The Messenger 09.30.11

The University of Tennessee at Martin Student Members of the American Chemical Society recently received an International Year of Chemistry celebration grant to fund four speakers supporting the theme: “A Focus on Hazards of Radiation and Unsafe Drug Disposal.”
The first of these speakers, Dr. B.G. Loganathan, professor of environmental/analytical chemistry at Murray (Ky.) State University, will present at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 225 of the Boling University Center.
Loganathan’s lecture, “Man-made Organic Chemical Contaminants in the Environment with Deleterious Effects on Health,” will focus on the environmental pollution issues caused by man-made persistent organic chemicals (POCs).
POCs are found in air, water, soil and organisms, including wildlife and humans around the world. They do not degrade and cause long-term health effects in organisms.
Loganathan is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, has made numerous presentations at national and international forums and co-edited a book titled “Global Contamination Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals.”
He earned a master of science degree in biology from Annamalai University in India and a doctorate in environmental chemistry from Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan.
The lecture is co-sponsored by SMACS, Sigma Xi, Tri-Beta and Mu Epsilon Delta.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Dr. S.K. Airee, SMACS faculty advisor, at (731) 881-7454 or by email at

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