Author – Theresa Orr

Dr. Theresa Orr is an Earth Scientist who uses geochemistry to reconstruct past climates from rocks – old fossilized soil to be precise.

She has a passion for clean air, soil and water and has a deep understanding of geochemistry. Theresa uses her knowledge of geochemistry to teach people about the effects contaminants can have on us each day, and over time from chronic exposure.

After completing her Bachelor of Science (Geology) with Class I Honors, Theresa worked with the state Department of Environment and Science to assess how water treatment facilities, mines, sewerage treatment plants and agriculture were impacting the environment.

She worked with government officials and stakeholders to make sure our environment was not harmed and that our water was not being contaminated from any industrial or agricultural activities.

Theresa also worked on a new ways of rehabilitating old mine sites and turning them into hydro damns to generate clean energy.

She enjoys answering peoples questions and providing them with a breakdown of the science that is easy to understand.

Theresa especially enjoys writing about contaminants such as heavy metals, PFAS and hard water.

Theresa Orr in the field.
Theresa Orr in the field at a Quarry.

You can read more about Theresa’s research on ResearchGate or LinkedIn.