Water, water everywhere – Water-related illness in children in the United States
Waterborne illness is one of the leading causes of childhood mortality in the developing world. Although the burden of such illness is far less in the United States, thanks to the generally high quality of water treatment and delivery systems, there are millions of cases of water-related illness each year in this country. Recent research has revealed potentially alarming deficiencies in our water infrastructure that pose risks to public health, an overview of which will be provided in this presentation.
Speaker: Marc Gorelick, Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
The UWM School of Freshwater Sciences announces another semester of All Things Water seminars, featuring presentations on freshwater topics by faculty, scientists, and industry and community professionals, followed by discussion. The seminars are geared toward general audiences, and are free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch.
Lectures are 12-1pm in the UWM Union (check schedule at freshwater.uwm.edu/events for specific room), at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.