BAR HARBOR — The next MDI Science Cafe will be held 5 p.m. Monday, July 8, at 159 Old Bar Harbor Road, on the topic “Is There Arsenic in Your Drinking Water?”.
The café presentation will be delivered by Jane E. Disney, Ph.D., senior staff scientist and director of education at the MDI Biological Laboratory, and Bruce Stanton, Ph.D., Andrew C. Vail professor of microbiology and immunology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, former director and current project leader of the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program and a visiting scientist at the MDI Biological Laboratory.
Disney and Stanton will talk about the public health threat posed by arsenic and about a federally funded program — the SEPA program — to address the threat in Maine and New Hampshire. The SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award) program is a five-year, $1.2 million program titled “Data to Action: A Secondary School-Based Citizen Science Project to Address Arsenic Contamination of Well Water.”
They will also talk about steps homeowners can take to mitigate exposure.
For more information, please visit mdibl.org or call 207-288-3147.