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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May 26 2016
Mention the initials "DEA" and you'll probably conjure images of drug raids, bulletproof vests and bags of white powder - or at least that's what TV…
May 16 2016
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) collected 257 lb of drugs for safe disposal as part of the U.S. Drug…
Feb 3 2016
A recent study conducted by The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at Hackensack University Medical Center revealed detectable levels of…
Sep 24 2015
Endocrine disruptors are contaminants that interfere with endocrine or hormone systems and can cause tumors, birth defects and developmental…
Mar 27 2015
A group of professors in the Opus College of Engineering at Marquette University has received a $199,679 grant from the National Science Foundation…
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Pentair H-300-NXT Everpure filter
Feb 26 2015
The H-300-NXT Everpure line of luxury residential water filtration products is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 401 for the removal of contaminants…
Feb 11 2015
Pharmaceuticals, hormones and personal care products associated with everyday household activities are finding their way into groundwater through…
Jan 7 2015
Later this month, Pentair will release its newest product, the H-300-NXT, an addition to its Everpure residential line of luxury water filtration…
Oct 15 2014
A vast majority (82%) of consumers report they are concerned about trace levels of emerging contaminants in drinking water, such as pesticides and…
Aug 29 2014
NSF Intl. has developed the first American National Standard that validates the effectiveness of water treatment devices that are designed to reduce…
Aug 26 2014
Protecting the quality and safety of our nation’s drinking water is an important and never-ending task. NSF Intl., a global independent public health…
Apr 17 2014
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has declared next Saturday, April 26, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The agency will work with state and…
Sep 22 2011
Many adverse ecological effects have been attributed to pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) and endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs),…
Sep 16 2011
University of Ariz., Agilent Technologies to collaborate in analyzing water for chemical contaminants Agilent Technologies Inc. announced this week…
Jun 25 2010
New Methods Aim to Streamline Detection Underwriters Laboratories (UL), announced that it has combined existing proprietary testing methods for…
Jan 15 2010
Envirogen Technologies, Inc., announced the successful start-up of a new treatment system that will produce potable water from perchlorate-laden…
Jul 17 2009
Five seminars throughout the fall to address origin and treatment of these contaminants Calgon Carbon Corp. has developed an informative technical…
Dec 10 2008
Following a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study showing that man-made chemicals remained in two-thirds of the publicly treated water that was tested…
Jul 8 2008
BlueInGreen, an Arkansas-based company that provides systems for dissolved gas treatment of water systems, recently announced a two-year, $750,000…
Feb 27 2008
Are PFCs the next public water concern? Like other manmade chemicals that have been polluting our drinking water over the years, perfluorochemicals (…
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