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Toward Identifying the Next Generation of Superfund and Hazardous Waste Site Contaminants

Abstract Objectives: Our aim was to initiate a dynamic, adaptable process for identifying contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) that are likely to be found in future hazardous waste sites, and to identify the gaps in primary research that cause uncertainty in determining future hazardous waste site contaminants…. Discussion: Superfund-relevant CECs can be characterized by specific [...]

Unearthing human pathogens at the agricultural–environment interface: A review of current methods for the detection of Escherichia coli O157 in freshwater ecosystems

Abstract Contamination of water with the zoonotic pathogen Escherichia coli O157 can have severe public health implications and has led to many large disease outbreaks. Although the gastrointestinal tract of ruminants is the recognised reservoir of this organism, E. coli O157 can persist for significant periods of time in animal manure and contaminated soil, from [...]

Biomonitoring of Industrial Pollutants: Health and Policy Implications of the Chemical Body Burden

Abstract General discussion of the consequences of industrial production of synthetic chemicals on the human body. Coinage of the term “body burden” on the individual and collective levels. Implications for health policy and education for citizens. Comments General discussion of the consequences of industrial use of chemicals on the human body. Historical data discussed and [...]