What are the key issues facing our environment?
We are more aware of the environmental impact we have on the world around us. Human activities are responsible for higher volumes of chemical contaminants in the environment, but without a proper understanding of their fate or impacts on Health. It is more important than ever to monitor our environmental impact to prevent, mitigate and remediate our actions on the Planet.
Many contaminants are relatively new, being developed only in the last twenty years. While now environmentally abundant, they are not yet regulated for in our water and soil. Their chronic environmental and human toxicity over the long-term are not historically understood, but this picture is changing.
Several categories of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) exist, including steroids, pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs), perfluorochemicals (PFAS), pesticides, plasticisers, food additives and sweeteners (AS).