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Freshwater Science: Monitoring New Contaminants in Public Drinking Water Sources

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Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), including antibiotics, are emerging contaminants in water that are not completely eliminated during water treatment. Because these compounds can affect human and wildlife health, it’s important to assess their presence in drinking and wastewater. Dr. Jen Mou and Dr. Laura Leff at Kent State University are developing new methods […]

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Freshwater Science: The Value of Lake Erie Beaches

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Beach visits play an important role in Ohio’s $15 billion tourism industry, but water quality issues like harmful algal blooms and E. coli outbreaks can negatively affect beachgoers and discourage them from returning to a favorite spot. The economic impact of these water quality issues is not well understood yet, but estimates of this reduced […]

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