Monday, October 22, 2018

Dr. McLaurin presents at Dean's Lecture Series

On October 17, 2018, the Dean's Lecture Series "Science at Bloom" hosted Dr. Brett McLaurin, BU professor in EGGS.  Dr. McLaurin's talk entitled, "Medical Geology: Mineral Dust Origin, Exposure Processes and Potential Health Impact" focused on his work in Nevada.  Specifically, he looked at arsenic concentrations in the Nellis Dunes Recreation area north east of Las Vegas and asbestos concentrations near Boulder city, NV.  Dr. McLaurin mapped these areas and addressed how these minerals are redistributed specifically by wind, which increases the potential risk for exposure.

Picture of a fault in Nevada

Aerial picture of Nellis Dunes

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