Emerging Tools for Emerging Pollutants
Can modern analytical technologies monitor and control the fate of emerging pollutants?
Silvio Vaz Jr. | | Opinion
A huge number of chemicals have been introduced into our society during the last 200 years as the result of human activities, and we’re not entirely sure of the toxicological impact on human/animal health and for the environment. However, over the last few decades, we have seen the establishment of legislation and monitoring of hazardous substances in the environment (for example, pesticides, oil derivatives, metals and ions) – more recently, there has been concern about emerging pollutants (EPs).
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