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Article on Water Quality Turns to Geosciences Prof. Jeane Pope

Article on Water Quality Turns to Geosciences Prof. Jeane Pope

February 28, 2016

"When you fill a drinking glass, do you know what’s in the water?," asks a story in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star.  Nick Hedrick writes, "There are nutritional benefits to drinking hard water, compared to water treated by a softener, said Jeane Pope, associate professor of geosciences and faculty sustainability coordinator at DePauw University."

"One of the helpful things about hard water is, it has calcium in it," Dr. Pope tells the newspaper.

Hedrick adds, "Pope said studies show consuming too much soft water could lead to calcium deficiency, as well as high blood pressure because of high sodium content."

Professor Pope states, "By and large, public drinking water is safe, but the public should be aware of the processes/regulations that make it so, and what can happen to make it unsafe."

Access the complete article at the Tribune-Star's website.

A member of the DePauw faculty since 2002, Pope's classes focus on science as well as the social dimensions of environmental problems. The professor has been actively involved in DePauw's Women in Science (WIS) program and coordinated it from 2006-09. She has actively mentored undergraduate women interested in science and environmental geoscience.

Source: Terre Haute (Ind.) Tribune-Star