Emerging Contaminants

As water testing capabilities improve, the list of contaminants impacting water supplies expands. These emerging contaminants, which include personal care products, prescription and over-the-counter medications, and hormones, could negatively affect the health of humans and aquatic wildlife.

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Jan 20 2021
A project to improve water quality will involve University of Wisconsin-Parkside students and faculty.  A portion of the Petrifying Springs Park…
Jan 18 2021
In this episode of Checking In: A Series With WQP, WQP Managing Editor Lauren Del Ciello checks in with Shilpa Tiku, managing partner/chief research…
Jan 13 2021
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and ex-officials have been told they are being charged after a new investigation of the Flint…
Jan 8 2021
In this episode of Checking In: A Series With WQP, WQP Managing Editor Lauren Del Ciello checks in with Katrin Porcella, marketing manager for…
Dec 24 2020
Environmental and farm groups are lobbying Wisconsin for significant funding to improve water quality. The goal of these groups is to support farms…
Dec 8 2020
In 2020, legislative session schedules were sometimes changed, and virtual meeting platforms were utilized for operation due to concern over the…
Nov 20 2020
Our mission We want to help everyone have access to fresh, clean water! At waterfilterguru.com we believe everyone should have access to this…
Nov 16 2020
Initial testing of the public water supply in Skowhegan, Maine has revealed no contaminants, according to officials with Maine Water Co., reported…
Nov 6 2020
Drinking water wells at homes along the Rhode Island coastline are being contaminated by saltwater. Since sea levels are rising and storm surges are…
Nov 5 2020
Researchers at Texas A&M University have come up with a green solution that can help underprivileged communities with their water and electricity…
Nov 4 2020
University of Massachusetts Lowell researchers are looking at how severe coastal storms contribute to water pollution by measuring groundwater flow.…
Nov 2 2020
Every year, more chemicals and compounds are detected in water supplies. Known as contaminants of emerging concern—or emerging contaminants—these…
Nov 2 2020
First let us define what PFAS is.  What is PFAS?  PFAS is any per-and polyfluoroalkyl substance, which are man-made organofluorine chemical compounds…
Oct 1 2020
In this episode of Checking In, a Series With WQP, WQP Managing Editor Lauren Del Ciello checks in with Nathan Lowrie, director of sales &…
Oct 1 2020
Environmental Health & Engineering Inc. recently released a report titled “Risks to Drinking Water Quality in the U.S. and Benefits of Point-of-…
Sep 30 2020
Navajo Technical University and New Mexico Tech are teaming up to address water issues in rural Navajo areas. The teams are starting a pilot project…
Sep 10 2020
Companies accused of contaminating drinking water wells in North Smithfield, Rhode Island and Millville, Massachusetts are taking steps to reduce…
Sep 4 2020
Emerging contaminants are the topic de jour across the U.S. and have been for some time now. Thanks to efforts within the water treatment industry…
Sep 2 2020
While some things may feel at a standstill amid COVID-19 concerns, we keep moving forward. Businesses continue to adapt, communication methods—both…
Aug 24 2020
The Ann Arbor City Council approved a new contract to continue testing for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the water the city draws…
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