Aquatic Life: Contaminants of Emerging Concern | Aquatic Life | US EPA

Aquatic Life: Contaminants of Emerging Concern | Aquatic Life | US EPA.

White Paper: “Aquatic Life Criteria for Contaminants of Emerging Concern: General Challenges and Recommendations”

Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), including pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), are increasingly being detected at low levels in surface water, and there is concern that these compounds may have an impact on aquatic life. It is important for EPA to be able to evaluate the potential impact of PPCPs on aquatic life and have an approach for determining protective levels for aquatic organisms.

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