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Emerging Contaminants

Hazardous Waste Site Health Risk Assessment Program

The term Emerging Contaminants summarizes chemicals of concern that present unique issues and challenges to the environmental community. These chemicals had not been previously detected or were found in less concentrations but are recently detected in global water sources, soil, sediment, and/or air at levels that pose a risk to the public health. Concerned chemicals can include, but are not limited to, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and herbicides.

The following chemicals are currently shown to be of major interest:



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