Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Waters are more polluted than tests say

Bodies of water are "sinks", and thereby bind contaminants particularly well. If even slightly toxic concentrations in water are to be detected, the growth and swimming behavior of small crustaceans, mini-snails and copepods ...

dateNov 30, 2015 in Ecology
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Harmful algal blooms and water quality

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur naturally, but their outbreaks are influenced by climate change and droughts, nutrient enrichment and manmade factors, such as contaminants from sewage and stormwater discharge, natural resource ...

dateDec 22, 2015 in Environment
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Drugs in wastewater contaminate drinking water

Both prescription and illegal drugs that are abused have been found in Canadian surface waters. New research shows that wastewater discharges flowing downstream have the potential to contaminate sources of drinking water ...

dateJul 20, 2015 in Environment
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