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 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…
Aug 26 2021
Eshani Jha from the U.S. received the 2021 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for research on how to remove contaminants from water.  Stockholm Junior…
Aug 16 2021
The city of Englewood, Colorado issued a boil order for its residents after a sample came back positive for E. coli bacteria.  According to the city…
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