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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Nov 4 2019
In July, Hurricane Barry marked the start of the Atlantic hurricane season when it made landfall on the Gulf Coast, and in August, Hurricane Dorian—…
Nov 4 2019
The newest class of trendy water dispensers offers features, such as flavoring options, carbonation and advanced heating and cooling systems. While…
Nov 4 2019
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in some cities higher than in…
Nov 1 2019
The state of Maryland and Conowingo Dam have reached a settlement requiring dam owner Exelon to invest more than $200 million to improve water…
Oct 29 2019
Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) found three private residential wells in northern Kalamazoo County with per-…
Oct 25 2019
State officials in Windsor, Conn. are debating the need to test private drinking water wells for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS)…
Oct 24 2019
Bellmawr Borough, N.J., is in the process of shutting down its Warren Avenue water treatment facility after the New Jersey Department of…
Oct 22 2019
A sampling of 30 homes in Oak Park, Mich., this past summer found 10 of them with lead levels in drinking water exceeding new, stricter state…
Oct 17 2019
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is preparing a proposal for the 2020 legislative session to gain the authority to cleanup per…
Oct 14 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the LA/Long Beach Seaport seized 5,202 counterfeit refrigerator water filters from…
Oct 10 2019
In New York City, a public installation, + Pool Light, floating on Manhattan's East River changes colors based on the water quality conditions. The…
Oct 8 2019
On Sept. 26, health officials received results from routine water testing at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., that showed legionella…
Oct 4 2019
Many in the water treatment industry have likely heard about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, and its emergence in some public and…
Oct 4 2019
Following the new state regulations to limit per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals in New Hampshire’s drinking water, a coalition of…
Oct 3 2019
A report released Sept. 25 by the Environmental Working Group found per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in water sources for approximately 7.5…
Sep 12 2019
Colorado officials have introduced an action plan to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water, in response to widespread…
Aug 30 2019
The NSF Intl. joint committee updated two standards for drinking water treatment and reverse osmosis to include test methods and requirements for the…
Aug 30 2019
Updated 2/11/20 Water purity is crucial to human health and safety, especially when it comes to drinking water. Advances in analytical chemistry have…
Aug 30 2019
A proposed legislative or regulatory idea often takes more than one government session to gain the necessary traction and support to pass. During…
Wisconsin to expand monitoring for PFAS in drinking water, surface water and groundwater
Wisconsin to expand monitoring for PFAS in drinking water, surface water and groundwater
Aug 30 2019
On Aug. 27, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers directed the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to form per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)…
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