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.

Nov 17 2021
The U.S. EPA is asking the agency’s Science Advisory Board to review draft scientific documents regarding the health effects of some per- and…
Nov 16 2021
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) released new water quality guidance values on Oct. 6 that will advance the State's…
Oct 26 2021
The Canadian Armed Forces members have arrived in Iqaluit, Canada, to assist with the city’s ongoing water emergency. According to Nunavut Premier…
Sep 30 2021
Introducing a new quarterly regulatory update column authored by the Water Quality Association’s (WQA) new regulatory and government affairs…
Sep 27 2021
What is PFAS? PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of more than 4,000 man-made chemicals, with strong carbon-fluorine bonds, that have…
Sep 27 2021
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced it is looking into findings of contamination in private wells in two Twin Cities communities. The…
Sep 1 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a new fatal case of the rare disease melioidosis in Georgia. This case is linked to…
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