We rely on drugs to solve many of our problems: to treat diseases, to ease our pain, to entertain us. But drugs come with risks, and even a widely used ‘household’ drug such as acetaminophen results in hundreds of fatalities each year in the US.
Join us as Natalia Murataeva, Ph.D. talks about some of the challenges in developing drugs that are both effective and safe.
The problem of photochemical air pollution continues to be a serious threat to human health and welfare in many areas of the world. Ozone, the primary component of photochemical smog, can impair respiratory functions by causing inflammation and scarring of lung tissue. Because it is a secondary pollutant, control of ozone depends on an accurate understanding of the chemical mechanism leading to its production.
Philip S. Stevens from IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Department of Chemistry will describe and discuss current field studies designed to improve our understanding of the chemistry of photochemical smog, including measurements in both urban and remote areas.