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Non-Regulated Water Contaminants: Emerging Research

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Abstract:Those chemical pollutants that are regulated under various international, federal, and state programs represent but a small fraction of the universe of chemicals that occur in the environment as a result of both natural processes and human influence. Although this galaxy of targeted chemicals might be minuscule compared with the universe of both known and yet-to-be identified chemicals, an implicit assumption is that these selective lists of chemicals are responsible for the most significant share of risk with respect to environmental or economic impairment or to human health. This paper examines some of the less discussed aspects of the background and assumptions that underlie society's "relationship" with chemical pollutants in water, particularly with respect to the need for a more holistic understanding of exposure and risk.
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Citation:Daughton, C. G. Non-Regulated Water Contaminants: Emerging Research. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REVIEW 24(7-8):711-732, (2004).
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Contact: Chris Siebert - (702) 798-2234 or siebert.christopher@epa.gov
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Division: Environmental Sciences Division
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Branch: Environmental Chemistry Branch
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Product Type: Journal
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Published: 09/15/2004
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Bullet Item Addressing Emerging Issues in Water Quality Through Environmental Chemistry
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