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Contaminants of Emerging Concern Workgroup

Contaminants of Emerging Concern (formerly the Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products Workgroup) brings together New England and New York state agencies, the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Geological Survey, and academic institutions from around the region to address the issue of emerging contaminants in our waterways.

The Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Product workgroup compiled a list of PPCP Talking Points for individuals looking for facts on PPCPs in the aquatic environment of the Northeast. There are several different compilations of talking points on pharmaceuticals available, each with a slightly different orientation. These talking points emphasize what is known and unknown about PPCP chemicals and compounds including sources, detection, and disposal.