On April 27th, 2017, Dr. Greg Goss discussed his recent research on hydraulic fracturing flowback fluid and produced water. He has reported biochemical, morphological and toxicological effects on rainbow trout, zebrafish and the water flea, daphnia magna, including gene effects.
Greg Goss, PhD is a Professor in Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, with a cross-appointment to the School of Public Health and a Fellow of the National Institute of Nanotechnology. He is the past Scientific Director of the University of Alberta Water Initiative, Director of the Office of Environmental Nanosafety and has a broad program aimed at water research. He has numerous grants from both government and industry partners. His broad toxicology research program uses both fish and invertebrates, in vitro and in vivo techniques and whole animal to molecular approaches to investigate the effects of nanomaterials, microplastics, municipal wastewaters, hydraulic fracturing fluids, pesticide and herbicides, and polymers. He is working directly with Environment Canada, the OECD and other government agencies to provide direct evidence for devising appropriate guidelines for risk assessment and standardized testing.