Title: Contaminants of Emerging Concern 
Resource Type: web links 
Language(s): English
 
Producers or distributor New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Producer country: USA 
Producer or distributor web link (root): http://www.nj.gov
Web link for product information: http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/emerging-contaminants/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Hydrocarbons
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
 
Short description: Contaminants of emerging concern are those chemicals that recently have been shown to occur in water resources and identified as being a potential environmental or public health risk. New analytical capabilities have allowed scientists to identify chemicals in the environment in extremely low concentrations. Contaminants of emerging concern are used every day in our homes, on our farms, or by businesses and industry. These compounds are found in every-day products as and include detergents, fragrances, prescription and nonprescription drugs, disinfectants, and pesticides. 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 10/11/2017