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In the modern age, virtually every sphere of society uses various manufactured chemicals. Factories use various lubricants to improve machine up time, sanitation crews use disinfectants to annihilate bacteria, and farmers use specialized fertilizer to improve crop growth. The use of these chemicals can be extremely helpful, and in some cases necessary to keep the wheels of modern society rolling. However, while these chemicals help, in some cases they can be very hazardous to individuals or the environment if not handled properly. This is the case with excessive use of chemical deicers that can runoff from roads into water and negatively affect freshwater wildlife. This project uses deicers as an example for the potential health and ecological effects that can be caused from the use of environmentally harmful chemicals, and attempts to highlight practices that minimize these risks.
Zelalem K Bedaso
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
"Analysis of Environmental Effects of Chemical Deicers in the Southwestern Ohio" (2018). Stander Symposium Posters. 1403.