Pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors: Implications for water sustainability

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Abstract

• All water has been, or will be, reused - Global sustainability depends on recycling water - Analytical instruments can detect nearly any substance in water - Population & urban density exacerbate water challenges • Treatment can remove or transform contaminants - No system can provide complete removal (zero does not exist) - Most efficacious processes are energy intensive - Are we trading water quality for air quality? • Meaningful water quality goals must be health-based - Monitoring alone will not establish safety - Detection does not = safe, just as non-detection does not = risk - Protection of public health must be based on sound science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition 2009, ACE 2009
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventAmerican Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition 2009, ACE 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2009Jun 18 2009

Publication series

NameAmerican Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition 2009, ACE 2009

Other

OtherAmerican Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition 2009, ACE 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/14/096/18/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Public Administration

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    Snyder, S. (2009). Pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors: Implications for water sustainability. In American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition 2009, ACE 2009 (American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition 2009, ACE 2009).