UTM chem society to host ecotoxicology speaker
Posted: Friday, September 30, 2011 12:04 am
The first of these speakers, Dr. B. G. Loganathan, professor of environmental/analytical chemistry at Murray State University, will present at 7 p.m., Oct. 6, 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, India, and a doctorate in environmental chemistry from Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan.
This 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 881-7454 or by email at email@example.com.