Quinnipiac River Study Examines Harmful Chemicals



New Haven Independent: Estrogen, fertilizers, plastic and heavy metals may kill entire species of fish in the Quinnipiac River—and limit humans’ dinner and recreation options. Unless 4 University of New Haven researchers succeed in sounding the alarm.

The 4 UNH researchers are testing the levels of a few pollutants along various sites of the 38-mile river, to find their sources and inform policy to reduce them.

Though the chemicals are not immediately harmful to humans, they could drastically change an ecosystem locals use for food, travel and recreation.

Read more about the University of New Haven study on the health of the Quinnipiac River.