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.

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…
Sep 1 2021
Prior to 2002, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic (PFOS) acid, or PFAS chemicals, were being released into the environment,…
Sep 1 2021
Several changes are in the works at the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF). From new approaches to research, to a new strategic plan, WQRF is…
Sep 1 2021
We are all inundated with the 24-hour news cycle. Headlines and features about everything, from the latest technology to what you should have for…
Sep 1 2021
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries. In the…
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