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Posts tagged "pharmaceuticals"

Given the 80,000+ chemicals on the market, it's no surprise that there are many we just don't know much about. Such chemicals, called "emerging contaminants," enter our drinking water in a variety of ways. In this piece, we ask: what are contaminants of emerging concern, what challenges can they present for researchers and regulators, and how you can protect yourself against the potential risks?

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There are drugs in your drinking water–albeit in very low concentrations–but they are there.This got us asking some questions and we turned to assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University and water chemistry expert studying pharmaceuticals in drinking water, Dr. Carsten Prasse, for answers.

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Despite the EPA's tireless effort to identify chemicals that may pose health risks, keeping up with the industry production of chemicals and their release into the environment is a never-ending game of catch-up. Find out more about the Contaminant Candidate List and learn why so many chemicals remain unstudied and unregulated. 

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