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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Aug 18 2020
The Mystic River Watershed Association, in collaboration with the U.S. EPA, announced its annual Water Quality Report Card on the Mystic River…
Jul 13 2020
A North Carolina nonprofit has secured a grant to distribute free point-of-use (POU) filters to low-income residents in New Hanover County. The group…
Jul 10 2020
The U.S. EPA and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) announced plans to inject a chemical barrier into the groundwater…
Jul 1 2020
Across the globe, elevated levels of fluoride in drinking water are becoming a significant threat to public health. Although limited amounts of…
Jul 1 2020
Editor's Note: Do you know a water treatment dealer who deserves recognition for leadership in the industry, innovative ideas or successful business…
Jun 22 2020
The U.S. EPA issued a final action regarding the regulation of perchlorate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).  Perchlorate does not meet the…
Jun 16 2020
A state health official originally charged with crimes related to the Flint water crisis won’t be re-charged by Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa…
May 22 2020
Water.org & WaterEquity Sign Safe Water And Sanitation For All Leaders Call to Action on COVID-19 Matt Damon and Gary White, alongside…
May 21 2020
A group of researchers at Michigan State University is collaborating to form the Michigan State Center for PFAS Research, reported the school. The…
Apr 20 2020
An ongoing two-year study of private well water quality in three southwestern Wisconsin counties has found contamination from human and livestock…
Apr 1 2020
By now, most people are familiar with the lead epidemic throughout the U.S. and the world, but few consumers understand emerging contaminants. Water…
Mar 5 2020
The existence of life on Earth is largely owed to the presence of water, more particularly presence of clean and freshwater. Water, the major…
Mar 3 2020
DuPont Co. must pay a combined $50 million to a testicular cancer survivor and his wife in Ohio for allegedly providing per- and polyfluoroalkyl…
Mar 2 2020
Anacostia Riverkeeper, an environmental group, is trying to fill in water quality gaps by partnering with the artificial intelligence company…
Feb 28 2020
The U.S. EPA is involved in multiple per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)-related criminal investigations. The EPA acknowledged this in its…
Feb 20 2020
A project proposing to burn or harvest thousands of acres in the Hoosier National Forest is sparking concern about drinking water contamination.  The…
Feb 19 2020
Washington state has put forth a proposal to ban water bottling companies from tapping into spring-fed resources. The proposal is one of several…
Feb 12 2020
On February 5, researchers from Duke University and North Carolina State University published a new report investigating the effectiveness of point-…
Feb 11 2020
The California Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water (DDW) lowered its response levels to 10 parts per trillion (ppt) for…
Feb 5 2020
A water sample taken in Sept. 2019 from the Sanford Sewage Treatment Plant that discharges into Deep River uncovered high concentrations of per- and…
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