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.

Mar 25 2021
Natick, Massachusetts, was awarded a state grant to study ways to mitigate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. The town was…
Mar 23 2021
Swift River School in New Salem, Massachusetts, notified parents and guardians that recent tests of its tap water showed elevated levels of a set of…
Mar 17 2021
Montrose, Minnesota, found elevated levels of manganese in its drinking water during routine water testing, according to Fox 9 News. City officials…
Mar 15 2021
EPA published the proposed fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5) in the Federal Register.  In the proposed rule, UCMR 5 would…
Mar 9 2021
The U.S. Air Force will be distributing bottled water to thousands of residents and business owners near its base in suburban Phoenix until at least…
Mar 8 2021
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) found large quantities of previously undetectable…
Mar 5 2021
A team of researchers from the University of Cincinnati found evidence of a water filtration system at the Corriental reservoir in Guatemala, which…
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