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  • hormone-disruptin
  • The best way to reduce exposures to hormone disrupting chemicals is to avoid using them in the first place. (ewg.org)
  • By choosing products that do not contain hormone-disrupting chemicals, you protect your own health and the health of your family, and you reduce the amount of pollution entering the environment. (ewg.org)
  • It features hazardous, persistent and hormone-disrupting chemicals that can cause serious damage to ecosystems and livelihoods. (greenpeace.org)
  • algae
  • Eutrophication will also cause an over enrichment of phosphates that will cause the affected body of water to become choked with an overgrowth of algae and certain other plants. (nelsonwater.com)
  • sludge
  • 5 ] Despite the progress made, a more complete characterization of the chemical composition of sludge is desirable. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • 15 ] It assumed an unlimited availability of both dissolved and sorbed chemical mass for biodegradation, and required as input parameters independently determined values for the distribution coefficient between sludge solids and liquid, the compound's Henry's law constant and its specific rate of biodegradation. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • organic
  • First, aerobiotic organic substances cause the dramatic decrease of water oxygen. (forumotion.com)
  • Focus is placed on the chemical synthesis of organic compounds using routine reactions including nucleophilic substitution and elimination, Williamson ether synthesis, Aldol and Claisen condensations, aromatic substitution, and condensation polymerization. (alvernia.edu)
  • The researchers were specifically measuring the levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) - chemicals that pose health threats - in the air. (insideclimatenews.org)
  • bisphenol
  • Occurrence of bisphenol A in surface water and uptake in fish: evaluation of field measurements. (ewg.org)
  • As a result, numerous consumer products are made using chemicals suspected of causing hormone disruption, including phthalates, bisphenol A, and triclosan. (ewg.org)
  • Bisphenol A been shown to leach into food and water from containers - particularly after heating or as the plastic ages. (ewg.org)
  • Exposure
  • Little is known about potential health effects from drinking drug-contaminated water, but scientists and regulators increasingly are concerned about long-term exposure, even at very low levels. (dailypress.com)
  • Exposure to some of these chemicals … is cause for consternation for people and concern over fish and wildlife impacts,' said Rebecca Klaper, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who studies the Great Lakes. (dailypress.com)
  • 2003. National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (ewg.org)
  • oxygen
  • when aquatic plant life grows like this, the plant removes even more of the available oxygen from the water. (nelsonwater.com)
  • Other life forms sharing that body of water will soon be affected as there will be little to no oxygen for them to sustain life, and they eventually die. (nelsonwater.com)
  • Aerobic bacteria (those that need oxygen to survive) and anaerobic bacteria (those that do not require oxygen) attack certain chemicals in polluted water and convert them to a harmless form. (scienceclarified.com)
  • investigation
  • In the latest round of testing prompted by a 2008 Tribune investigation, city officials discovered that more than two dozen pharmaceutical drugs and other unregulated chemicals pass through Chicago's massive treatment plants. (dailypress.com)
  • Chinese authorities closed a chemical plant under investigation for contaminating water supplies to 1.5 million people in the country's east, state media said yesterday. (taipeitimes.com)
  • trace
  • Trace amounts of sex hormones, prescription drugs, flame retardants and herbicides are being detected in treated drinking water pumped to more than 7 million people in Chicago and its suburbs. (dailypress.com)
  • Our very awareness of trace amounts of these chemicals comes in large part because we are aggressively conducting research on water quality and safety,' said Tom LaPorte, a spokesman for the Chicago Department of Water Management. (dailypress.com)
  • Manhasset-Lakeville Water District is the latest of at least 10 water districts on Long Island to sue Dow, Ferro Corp and Vulcan Materials in recent weeks over 1,4-dioxane, a synthetic chemical found in trace amounts in household cleaners and in higher levels in commercial solvents. (reuters.com)
  • runoff
  • The beauty and quality of our lakes is influenced by litter, storm-water runoff, aquatic weeds and fluctuating water levels. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • Regarding rainfall control, most of the road is served by drainage ditches which collect the runoff and direct it to the nearest natural water courses. (hindawi.com)
  • As the rainfall continues the pollution decreases but the influence to the nearby areas of the runoff is high. (hindawi.com)
  • Urban storm runoff was identified as one of the leading causes of degradation in the quality of receiving waters. (hindawi.com)
  • amounts
  • While it may seem surprising that such small amounts of a chemical could affect health, only small amounts of hormones are necessary to regulate our metabolism naturally. (ewg.org)
  • biodegradation
  • 15 ] This and related models work well in situations where detailed information is available on the efficacy of the treatment process, such as the specific biodegradation rate of a chemical of interest. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • dispose
  • The detection of pharmaceuticals in water has prompted new advice about how to properly dispose of unused medicine. (dailypress.com)
  • mainly
  • Pesticides are a type of chemical that is mainly used as a type of fertilizer/ poison to control weeds, insects, and fungi. (prezi.com)
  • methods
  • Methods of air pollution control can be divided into two categories: the control of particulate (pronounced par-TIK-you-let) emissions and the control of gaseous emissions. (scienceclarified.com)
  • environment
  • So, these chemicals a health risk to humans, they will not break down in the environment, and they may be around for a long time to come. (nelsonwater.com)
  • This may not seem like much of a problem, but when water is less opaque, it tends to block light from traveling through it, and this is devastating to the environment. (nelsonwater.com)
  • We may be exposed to these chemicals every time we use these products, and through our use of them, release them into the environment where they may impact fish and wildlife. (ewg.org)
  • Information for many chemicals is incomplete and may not be fully representative of effects on the environment. (pesticideinfo.org)
  • We demand brands eliminate releases of hazardous chemicals into the environment and products. (greenpeace.org)
  • The byproducts of this process include large number of Organo-chlorine chemicals, which are toxic and adversely impact the environment. (medindia.net)
  • found
  • West German authorities said heavy metals, mercury and at least 33 other chemicals were found in the river after the spill. (latimes.com)
  • Laboratory studies have revealed evidence that these chemicals can disrupt animal hormone systems at levels comparable to those found in ordinary Americans (e.g. (ewg.org)
  • Few chemicals have been found to consistently display such a diverse range of harm at such low doses. (ewg.org)
  • For example, the American Paper Institute Diaper Manufacturers Group found in a 1990 study that cloth diapers require more water to wash, and that soap used in laundering causes more water pollution. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • concentration
  • A man-made chemical that, for example, is similar in shape to a hormone, and can mimic that hormone when it is present in the body, might disturb the hormone system even when present at a low concentration. (ewg.org)
  • Inorganic pollution means the concentration of metal or non-metal minerals in water is abnormal. (forumotion.com)
  • Issues
  • Widespread cloth diaper use could overtax local water supplies, said the director of the Washington-based Center for Policy Alternatives, a nonprofit agency that researches environmental issues. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • plastics
  • Chemical Industry Consultant Runs Federal Reproductive Health Agency - Firm Tied to Dow, R. J. Reynolds Leads Review of Plastics Compound. (ewg.org)
  • problems
  • Fish living in contaminated waters may develop a variety of reproductive problems due to this assault on their hormone systems. (ewg.org)
  • In addition to visual pollution, trash can cause problems for animals. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • Laboratory techniques will be discussed and applied to the solution of typical chemical problems and the experimental nature of chemistry. (alvernia.edu)
  • In South Florida, that poses concern because of drought problems and water restrictions, experts say. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • There were no reports of immediate health problems and the Yancheng local government posted a notice yesterday on its Web site saying that drinking water was safe. (taipeitimes.com)
  • causes
  • At some very low doses the chemical causes permanent alterations of breast and prostate cells that precede cancer, insulin resistance (a hallmark trait of Type 2 diabetes), and chromosomal damage linked to recurrent miscarriage and a wide range of birth defects including Down syndrome (vom Saal 2005). (ewg.org)
  • Drinking
  • The EPA's position is that it doesn't yet have enough evidence to limit pharmaceuticals and many other unregulated chemicals in drinking water. (dailypress.com)
  • With more than 30 years' experience in the residential and commercial water treatment space, Mark Nelson is a Class 1 Drinking-Water Operator and a CBWA (Canadian Bottled Water Association) Certified Plant Operator. (nelsonwater.com)
  • As oil and gas development rapidly expanded there in the 1990s, residents started complaining of polluted drinking water. (insideclimatenews.org)
  • wildlife
  • Many man-made chemicals widely used today may be capable of causing hormone-disrupting effects in people, fish, and wildlife. (ewg.org)
  • Drugs
  • We ingest new chemicals, use more drugs of all kinds, eat more sugar and refined foods, and daily abuse ourselves with various stimulants and sedatives. (healthy.net)
  • Current
  • Current chemical regulations in the United States do not require that new or existing chemicals be tested for their ability to disrupt the hormone system. (ewg.org)