Causation of human disease chemicals such as toxaphene, chlordane, and PCBs has been established, but nutritionally fish are an excellent source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. An opportunity exists for a student team to investigate the history of these pollutants, altering of sampling methodology, and its ultimate effect on the health of the community.

 
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Erika Jarchow

My name is Erika Jarchow and I am a fifth-year Environmental Engineering student. I am from the Grand Rapids, and attended Grand Rapids Community College until 2016 when I transferred to Michigan Tech. I currently work on campus as a research student for Dr. Becker and Dr. Seagren on their biosolids project. Outside of school, I enjoy to hike, camp, and check out the many waterfalls that the U.P has to offer!