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Oxford Science Cafe': Environmental toxicology!

Invitation: Science is fun at the Oxford Science Cafe! Join us for an exciting presentation by Dr. Kristie Willett (University of Mississippi)

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Join science enthusiasts at Lusa Pastry Café for our next Oxford Science Café. Dr. Kristie Willett, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Environmental Toxicology Research Program, University of Mississippi, will present "What is environmental toxicology? How estrogen-like compounds, nanosilver use and your great-grandparents' lifestyle choices may affect you"

Chemicals and drugs that we may not even consider as environmental contaminants may cause toxicity. Some pharmaceutical and veterinary drugs can mimic our own steroid hormone pathways. The number of consumer products containing nanosilver (e.g. socks, washing machines, food containers etc.) is increasing because of silver's antibacterial properties, but it is currently unclear by what biologic mechanisms nanosilver may be toxic. Dr. Willett presentation will provide an overview of research done in her lab including how chemicals and drugs that we may not even consider as environmental contaminants may cause toxicity.

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 6pm - 7pm.

Where: Lusa Pastry Cafe', 1120 North Lamar Blvd, Oxford MS, 38655

Cost: Free!

Oxford Science Café: Monthly conversations about the science we know and the science we don't know. Everyone is invited, and children are welcome! Like us on Facebook.

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