Title: Emerging Contaminant Fact Sheets 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://cluin.org/emergingcontaminants/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Pesticides
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Short description: An 'emerging contaminant' is a chemical or material that is characterized by a perceived, potential, or real threat to human health or the environment or a lack of published health standards. A contaminant may also be 'emerging' because a new source or a new pathway to humans has been discovered or a new detection method or treatment technology has been developed. These fact sheets, developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO), provides brief summaries for emerging contaminants: 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP) (EPA 542-F-07-008), 1,4 Dioxane (EPA 542-F-07-004), N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) (EPA 542-F-07-006), Perchlorate (EPA 542-F-07-003), Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) and Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) (EPA 542-F-07-007), Tungsten (EPA 542-F-07-005) 
Link to Organisation(s): EPA Environmental Protection Agency
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 01/06/2008

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