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EHN: Study Identifies Hundreds of Obscure-Yet Persistant-Chemicals
April 12, 2010, 12:09 pm
Filed under: News

Apr 02, 2010

Howard, PH and DCG Muir. 2010. Identifying new persistent and bioaccumulative organics among chemicals in commerce. Environmental Science and Technology
Synopsis by Heather Stapleton and Wendy Hessler

A new study suggests that hundreds of chemicals used commercially could persist and bioaccumulate, yet next to nothing is known about their actions and levels in the environment. Predicting exposures and if and how chemicals may pose a health threat is incredibly difficult. Now, researchers propose a unique way to screen and identify chemicals that may need further evaluation and monitoring.

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