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1/14/13 – Tracking an Elusive Chemical: Estrogens – By David Griffith, MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department

Combined Sewer Overflows: An Environmental Source of Hormones and Wastewater Micropollutants – By USGS and printed in Environmental Science & Technology

Sand Filter Removes Estrogen With Ease By Naomi Lubick, Department: Science & Technology

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Testimony Before the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittees on Energy & Power, Environment & the Economy

Most Lethal Known Species of Prion Protein Identified – ScienceDaily: Prion News

Scientists Concerned about Antibiotic Resistance in Wastewater – Minnesota Public Radio

Microconstituents in Biogas – Energy and Water 2011

Conventional wastewater treatment ineffective at degrading sucralose

GAO Report on Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water

Microconstituents in Digester Gas

Risk Communication and media coverage of emerging contaminants

Rock Slime Harbors Endocrine Distrupters

Dumped Drugs Leads to Resistant Microbes

4/12/10 – Fast Facts: An Act to Support Collection and Proper Disposal of Unused Drugs

4/12/10 – Maine Legislation: An Act To Support Collection and Proper Disposal of Unwanted Drugs

A Microtiter-Plate-Based Cytochrome P450 3A Activity Assay in Fish Cell Lines
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2632–2638, 2009

Acute Effects of the Antibiotic Oxytetracycline of the Bacterial Community of the Grass Shrimp, Palaemonetes Pugio 
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2715–2724, 2009

Antidepressants at Environmentally Relevant Concentrations Affect Predator Avoidance Behavior of Larval Fathead Minnows (Pimephales Promelas) 
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2677–2684, 2009

Aquatic Photochemistry of Chlorinated Triclosan Derivatives: Potential Source of Polychlorodibenzo-P-Dioxins 
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2555–2563, 2009

Aquatic Toxicity Of Sertraline To Pimephales Promelas At Environmentally Relevant Surface Water Ph
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2685–2694, 2009

Assessment Of Trace Organic Chemical Removal By A Membrane Bioreactor Using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry And A Yeast Screen Bioassay 
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2537–2545, 2009

Bioaccumulation Of Triclocarban In Lumbriculus Variegatus
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2580–2586, 2009

Bridging Levels Of Pharmaceuticals In River Water With Biological Community Structure In The Llobregat River Basin (Northeast Spain)
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2706–2714, 2009

Chemicals From The Practice Of Healthcare: Challenges And Unknowns Posed By Residues In The Environment
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2490–2494, 2009

Comparative Aquatic Toxicity Of Propranolol And Its Photodegraded Mixtures: Algae And Rotifer Screening
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2622–2631, 2009

Contaminants of Emerging Concern a Challenge for Urban Water Management
Thomas Ternes, Adriano Joss, Hansruedi Siegrist, EAWAG Aquatic Research

Contamination Of Surface, Ground, And Drinking Water From Pharmaceutical Production
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2522–2527, 2009

Control of Toxic Chemicals in Puget Sound
Lubliner, B., M. Redding, and D. Ragsdale, 2010. Washington State Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA. Publication Number 10-03-004.

Cytotoxic Drugs In Drinking Water: A Prediction And Risk Assessment Exercise For The Thames Catchment In The United Kingdom 
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2733–2743, 2009

Effects Of Lipid-Lowering Pharmaceuticals Bezafibrate And Clofibric Acid On Lipid Metabolism In Fathead Minnow Pimephales Promelas)
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2648–2655, 2009

Effects Of Synthetic Gestagens On Fish Reproduction
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2663–2670, 2009

Effects Of Triclosan On Seed Germination And Seedling Development Of Three Wetland Plants: Sesbania Herbacea, Eclipta Prostrata, And Bidens Frondosa
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2598–2609, 2009

Effluent From Bulk Drug Production Is Toxic To Aquatic Vertebrates
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2656–2662, 2009

Emergin Compounds: A Concern for Water and Wastewater Utilities
AWWA Journal, 100:11, Fond & mcdonald, November 2008

Environmental Footprint Of Pharmaceuticals: The Significance Of Factors Beyond Direct Excretion To Sewers
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2495–2521, 2009

Environmental Impacts of Emerging Contaminants
Environmental & Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Volume 8, Number 4, Fall 2006

Environmental Safety Aspects Of Personal Care Products — A European Perspective
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2485–2489, 2009

Estimating The Sorption Of Pharmaceuticals Based On Their Pharmacological Distribution
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2572–2579, 2009

Exposure Assessment Of 17a-Ethinylestradiol In Surface Waters Of The United States And Europe
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2725–2732, 2009

Factors Affecting The Degradation Of Pharmaceuticals In Agricultural Soils
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2546–2554, 2009

Fate of Silica Nanoparticles in Simulated Primary Wastewater Treatment
Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 43, No. 22, 2009 

Growth And Development Of Tadpoles (Xenopus Laevis) Exposed To Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, Fluoxetine And Sertraline, Throughout Metamorphosis
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2671–2676, 2009

Hydrophilic Anthropogenic Markers For Quantification Of Wastewater Contamination In Ground- And Surface Waters
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2528–2536, 2009

Individual- And Population-Level Effects Of The Synthetic Musk, Hhcb, On The Deposit-Feeding Polychaete, Capitella Sp. I
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2695–2705, 2009

Influence Of Nitrogen And Phosphorus Concentrations And Ratios On Lemna Gibba Growth Responses To Triclosan In Laboratory And Stream Mesocosm Experiments
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2610–2621, 2009

Lessons from Endocrine Disruption and Their Application to Other Issues Concerning Trace Organics in the Aquatic Environment
John P. Sumpter*, Institute for the Environment, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH, U.K.

Managing Contaminants of Emerging Concern in California
A Workshop to “Develop Processes for Prioritizing, Monitoring and Determining Thresholds of Concern,” held on April 28-29, 2009 in Costa Mesa, CA.

Nanoparticle Silver Released into Water from Commercially Available Sock Fabrics
Troy M. Benn* and Paul Westerhoff, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Arizona State University, Box 5306, Tempe, Arizona 85287-5306

Occurrence Of Pharmaceuticals And Personal Care Products In Fish: Results Of A National Pilot Study In The United States
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2587–2597, 2009

Pharmaceutical Industry Effluent Diluted 1:500 Affects Global Gene Expression, Cytochrome P450 1a Activity, And Plasma Phosphate In Fish
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2639–2647, 2009

Pharmaceutical Metabolites In The Environment: Analytical Challenges And Ecological Risks
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2473–2484, 2009

Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Cape Cod Surface Waters and Groundwater
Laurel Schaider, Ph.D., Silent Spring Institute

Pharmaceuticals And Personal Care Products: Research Needs For The Next Decade
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2469–2472, 2009

Pharmaceuticals in the Water Environment
This paper is the product of a collaborative effort of a peer review panel consisting of:
Co-Chairs Shane Snyder and Cecil Lue-Hing, together with Joe Cotruvo, Jörg E. Drewes, Andy Eaton, Richard C. Pleus and Dan Schlenk.

Probabilistic Ecological Hazard Assessment Of Parabens Using Daphnia Magna And Pimephales Promelas
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2744–2753, 2009

Rethink What You Drink
Janet Majeski Jemmott, Reader’s Digest, 02/08

Sorption Of Estrone And Estrone-3-Sulfate From Cacl2 Solution And Artificial Urine In Pastoral Soils Of New Zealand
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2564–2571, 2009

Focus on Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products
Department of Ecology, State of Washington, Publication Number: 10-03-003, January 2010