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There’s Value in Studying City Sewage

Popular Science

Dr. Kevin Bisceglia, assistant professor of chemistry, was interviewed by Popular Science magazine, about the study of sewage and what it says about public health, drug use, the environment, and sustainability. The article references how Dr. Bisceglia and his colleagues have measured cotinine, a breakdown product of nicotine, in Boston wastewater to calculate how many cigarettes the city’s smokers consume per day.

About the author

Ginny Greenberg

Ginny Greenberg is director of public relations and an alumna of Hofstra University.

Email her at prpgse@hofstra.edu .

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