Meeting Archive:
TEDX Teleconference Series: Endocrine Disruption and Unconventional Oil and Gas Production

Meeting Description:

On Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm Eastern, Dr. Chris Kassotis will discuss his recently published research demonstrating increased endocrine disrupting activity in surface and ground water near fracking wastewater spill sites, as well as nuclear receptor antagonism for 23 commonly used fracking chemicals. His studies have shown prenatal exposure to a mixture of those chemicals at likely environmentally relevant concentrations resulted inadverse health effects in both male and female C57 mice, including decreased sperm counts, modulated hormone levels, increased body weights, and more. Dr. Kassotis will also discuss his recent work showing increased receptor antagonism downstream from a wastewater injection disposal site.

You can read more about the call and download slides and other resources on the call’s webpage.

Date: Thu, Apr 7, 2016
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Host(s): TEDX (The Endocrine Disruption Exchange)
 Presenter Information
Christopher Kassotis, PhD
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Dr. Kassotis is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. He completed his PhD at the University of Missouri, working with Susan Nagel to assess unconventional oil and gas operations as a novel source of endocrine disrupting chemicals in water, and the potential for adverse human and animal health outcomes from exposure. He is now working in Heather Stapleton’s lab at Duke to assess the adipogenic activity of complex chemical mixtures present in indoor house dust as well as to develop new assays to isolate and characterize novel endocrine disruptors in complex mixtures.