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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Public Seminar: Is Water Good For Your Health?

3rd June 2010, 17:30 to 20:00, Penthouse Suite, Collingwood College, Sir Derek Wanless, Dr John Bridgeman, Professor Sarah Curtis

Water is said to be good for us. Is that always the case? Flooding seems to be on the increase; what are its impacts on health? The composition of water may be altered by addition or subtraction of chemicals; how far should this go and could money be saved by less purification of water? Could health be improved by the widespread addition of substances which are good for us?

This Public event, the finale of the Institute’s programme under it’s 2009-10 annual theme ‘Water’ will discuss these and other issues raised by an expert panel of speakers who will tackle major and controversial issues in an engaging way.There will be ample opportunity for audience participation.

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