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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The business originally focused on well drilling. Sonic drill rigs commonly are used for exploratory purposes for mining clients.
The business originally focused on well drilling. Sonic drill rigs commonly are used for exploratory purposes for mining clients.
Jul 1 2019
Editor's Note: Do you know a water treatment dealer who deserves recognition for leadership in the industry, innovative ideas or successful business…
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Lauren Estes, managing editor of WQP.
Jul 1 2019
Recently, a friend of mine requested help from his social media network. Angler’s Lake in Bloomington, Ill., near his home turned murky and clouded…
Jun 28 2019
International Speakers Announced for Legionella Conference 2019 An international lineup of public health and sustainability experts from four…
Jun 27 2019
The Senate will vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). According to E&E News, the amendment includes a compromise…
Jun 26 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have found that wastewater treatment plants may accidentally be spreading hazardous chemicals.…
Jun 24 2019
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced drinking water protections designed to protect the state’s drinking water from toxic chemicals and contaminants.…
Jun 17 2019
A bipartisan amendment proposed may add PFAS to a list of contaminants tracked by the U.S. Geological Survey’s water quality monitoring network.…
Jun 5 2019
In 2019, the U.S. EPA released its National PFAS (per- and polyfluoralkyl substances) Action Plan, detailing steps to gather information and…
Jun 5 2019
This article is the second in an in-depth series focusing on lead contamination across the country. Read the rest of the series: From Coast to Coast…
Based in St. Paul, Minn., Merle’s Water Conditioning now has 12 employees and remains a family business.
Based in St. Paul, Minn., Merle’s Water Conditioning now has 12 employees and remains a family business.
Jun 5 2019
Editor's Note: Do you know a water treatment dealer who deserves recognition for leadership in the industry, innovative ideas or successful business…
Jun 5 2019
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found substantial levels of a class of industrial compounds in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off…
May 31 2019
The state of New Hampshire has sued multiple companies, including 3M and Dupont Co., for damage caused by per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS).…
May 29 2019
Pennsylvania American Water issued a precautionary boil water advisory for customers in Plains Township due to low water levels in a storage tank…
May 24 2019
Plumes of potentially toxic water are sitting underneath many homes, businesses and schools in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Environmental…
May 22 2019
The NSF Intl. joint committee of stakeholders updated two standards to include test methods and other requirements for the reduction of…
May 13 2019
A report has found that individuals in almost every state in the U.S. are exposed to per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. The…
May 9 2019
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced that the sampling of drinking water will start near the end of May. Currently, they…
May 8 2019
A new study from Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Assn. journal, found that young adults free of diabetes and cardiovascular…
May 1 2019
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) has released an opinion survey about American’s concern over the quality of drinking water. According to the 2019 WQA…
Apr 30 2019
On April 25, the U.S. EPA released the draft interim guidance for addressing groundwater contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and/or…
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