Lewiston-Auburn Senior College plans to present Well Water and Healthful Aging in Maine: A Collaboration between University of New England and Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory at 11 a.m. Friday, March 24, via Zoom.

Dr. Jane Disney will talk about her multi-year effort to identify contaminants in home well water and provide critical education to homeowners and their families.

Disney is an associate professor of environmental health at MDI Biological Laboratory. She also directs the activities of the Community Environmental Health Laboratory, according to a news release from Diane Clay, Senior College Board.

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Disney has recently joined with Dr. Tom Meuser, director of the UNE Center for Excellence in Aging & Health, to examine health impacts of arsenic and other contaminants on health in Mainers aged 55-plus years. He also coordinates the UNE Legacy Scholars Program, through which adults support applied research on aging, complete annual surveys on health, and join with students in shared learning and scholarship.

Participants can learn about their preliminary findings and receive an invitation to join in this research, which includes free home tap water testing.

For more information and to receive a Zoom link, email [email protected] by noon Thursday, March 23. A link will be emailed the next morning.



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