Event Title

Mapping Kidney Disease and Water Pollution in the Tennessee Valley

Location

Collier Library

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dr. Michael Pretes

Event Website

https://www.una.edu/studentresearch/index.html

Start Date

24-4-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

24-4-2019 2:00 PM

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Description

Recent media reports have suggested that carcinogens in the Tennessee River may be linked to high levels of kidney diseases in the Tennessee Valley region of Alabama. In this study, we will collect publicly available data from organizations such as Warriors for Clean Water (a local NGO), collect water samples from various locations along the Tennessee River, as well as using publicly available data about water quality from various sources. We will map out this data using GIS to determine if there are any areas with higher pollution levels, that correlate with cancer clusters. We will also look at how tap water sources and quality vary in selected communities along the Tennessee River in north Alabama. Our results hope to identify any links between pollution sites and areas with a high incidence of kidney disease and related cancers.

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Mapping Kidney Disease and Water Pollution in the Tennessee Valley

Collier Library

Recent media reports have suggested that carcinogens in the Tennessee River may be linked to high levels of kidney diseases in the Tennessee Valley region of Alabama. In this study, we will collect publicly available data from organizations such as Warriors for Clean Water (a local NGO), collect water samples from various locations along the Tennessee River, as well as using publicly available data about water quality from various sources. We will map out this data using GIS to determine if there are any areas with higher pollution levels, that correlate with cancer clusters. We will also look at how tap water sources and quality vary in selected communities along the Tennessee River in north Alabama. Our results hope to identify any links between pollution sites and areas with a high incidence of kidney disease and related cancers.

https://ir.una.edu/scholarsweek2019/2019/posters/35