Presentation Type

Powerpoint Presentation

Location

Atwood Memorial Student Union

Start Date

11-4-2018 12:00 AM

End Date

11-4-2018 12:00 AM

Description

Award for "Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation".

Abstract

Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), including personal care products, pharmaceuticals, industrial agents and agricultural runoff, have shown adverse effects on aquatic survival species. Numerous CECs have potentially harmful effects, but have not been well studied. One of the most alarming studies was the treatment of an entire lake with a synthetic estrogen, found in birth control pills, which showed a near extinction of the fathead minnow population. My study looks at the potential effects of CECs on the immune system of fathead minnow. This study does not only show the potentially hazardous effects CECs have on aquatic species, but may give an insight on how some of these chemicals may affect us. An extensive literature search was performed, reading articles from areas of immunology, toxicology, comparative biology, ecology and chemistry. This project is an adaptation and expansion of existing ideas, but the tools used for assessment are new creations.

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Effects of Water Contaminants on the Immune System of the Fathead Minnow

Atwood Memorial Student Union

Award for "Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation".

Abstract

Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), including personal care products, pharmaceuticals, industrial agents and agricultural runoff, have shown adverse effects on aquatic survival species. Numerous CECs have potentially harmful effects, but have not been well studied. One of the most alarming studies was the treatment of an entire lake with a synthetic estrogen, found in birth control pills, which showed a near extinction of the fathead minnow population. My study looks at the potential effects of CECs on the immune system of fathead minnow. This study does not only show the potentially hazardous effects CECs have on aquatic species, but may give an insight on how some of these chemicals may affect us. An extensive literature search was performed, reading articles from areas of immunology, toxicology, comparative biology, ecology and chemistry. This project is an adaptation and expansion of existing ideas, but the tools used for assessment are new creations.