Browse Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) by Series/Report "2019 Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Conference (ECEC19)"

  • Corcoran, Patricia; Belontz, Sara; Arturo, Ian; Hill, Carolyn (2019-05-22)
    Plastic pre-production pellets were first identified in the natural environment in the 1970s. Most commonly found on surface waters and beaches, pellets litter shorelines worldwide, even in regions remote from plastic ...

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  • Ali, Jonathan; Butow, Mary; Gordon, David (2019-05-21)
    Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a unique class of emerging contaminants due to their environmental persistence and bio-accumulative properties in humans. Water contamination represents a major source of exposure to ...

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  • Peaslee, Graham; Eastman, Emi; Linton, Brieana; McCarthy, Mallory; Gonzales, Alec; Wilkinson, John; Majumdar, Ashabari; McGuinness, Sean (2019-05-21)
    A series of commercially available personal care products have been screened for the presence of fluorine, as a surrogate for the presence of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS). The novel total fluorine method ...

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  • Gonzalez, Javier; Livingston, Stan (2019-05-22)
    Pesticides control weeds, insects, and fungi to maintain productivity in agricultural systems to supply food and fiber to the growing population of the world; however, some pesticides may impair the environment. The trends ...

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