UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Aquatic Toxicology”
Category : Announcements
UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Aquatic Toxicology” at 9.30am on 2016 March 09th (Wed) at Emmanuel Hall, St. Albert’s College organised by Department of Zoology.
Hearty Welcome to all the delegates…
The increasing worldwide contamination of water systems with thousands of industrial and natural chemical compounds is one of the key environmental problems facing humanity. Although most of these compounds are present at low concentrations, many of them raise considerable toxicological concerns, particularly when present as components of complex mictures. Here we review three scientific challenges in addressing water-quality problems caused by such micro-pollutants. (1) First, tools to assess the impact of these pollutants on aquatic life and human health must be further developed and refined. (2) Second, cost-effective and appropriate remediation and water-treatment technologies must be explored and implemented. (3) Third, usage and disposal strategies, coupled with the search for environmentally more benign products and processes, should aim to minimize introduction of critical pollutants into the aquatic environment.