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Awwa Research Foundation (AwwaRF) announced the publication of a new report on endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) and pharmaceuticals and personal-care products (PPCPs). These contaminants have been detected at low concentrations in streams around the world.
The study upon which the report is based is one of the first to comprehensively and systematically investigate how well these contaminants are removed by different treatment processes used by water utilities. AwwaRF has been a proactive leader in sponsoring research on EDCs and PPCPs in drinking water since 1999. Additional AwwaRF studies are underway to learn more about EDCs and other emerging contaminants. The research will provide water utilities and regulatory agencies with important information to help them understand the issues involved in order to protect public health.
“One of the goals of AwwaRF research is to anticipate issues that the water supply community may have to deal with in the future,” said Robert C. Renner, executive director of AwwaRF. “By proactively sponsoring research on emerging issues, AwwaRF helps to develop solutions for the continued delivery of safe drinking water to consumers.”
The report, Removal of EDCs and Pharmaceuticals in Drinking and Reuse Treatment Processes (order #91188), will become publicly available later this year.