Strategian Logo


The Strategic Guide to Quality Information in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, and Psychology

space space

Feature Articles, Books, and Documents
March 2002

space
red bar

If you choose to follow any links to the abstracts and/or complete text of articles, books, and documents listed below, you will be leaving the Strategian Web site. If you wish to return to this page from the Web page you are sent to, please use the Back option of your browser.

Feature Items:

Dana W. Kolpin, Edward T. Furlong, Michael T. Meyer, E. Michael Thurman, Steven D. Zaugg, Larry B. Barber, and Herbert T. Buxton

Pharmaceuticals, Hormones, and Other Organic Wastewater Contaminants in U.S. Streams, 1999-2000: A National Reconnaissance. (... the authors describe the first nationwide reconnaissance of the occurrence of pharmaceuticals, hormones, and other organic wastewater contaminants [OWCs] in water resources--knowledge important for the effort to protect the quality of water resources in the United States and elsewhere as the Earth's limited supply of freshwater is facing increasing demands from a rapidly expanding population. The U.S. Geological Survey used five newly developed analytical methods to measure concentrations of 95 OWCs in water samples from a network of 139 streams across 30 states [United States] during 1999 and 2000.
The authors discovered that organic wastewater contaminants were found in 80% of the streams sampled. The substances detecteded represent a wide range of residential, industrial, and agricultural origins and uses with 82 of the 95 OWCs being found during this study. While measured concentrations of these substances were generally low and rarely exceeded drinking-water guidelines, drinking-water health advisories, or aquatic-life criteria, many [of the] compounds ... do not have such guidelines established.
The authors summarize by saying that much is yet to be learned pertaining to the effects [particularly those chronic in nature] on humans, plants, and animals exposed to low-level concentrations of pharmaceuticals and other OWCs. Furthermore, little is known about the potential interactive effects [synergistic or antagonistic toxicity] that may occur from complex mixtures of these compounds in the environment. Other keywords and phrases -- antibiotic-resistant bacteria, cancer, cancers, chemical, chemicals, fresh water, incidence, incidences, reproductive impairment, toxic, toxicity -- from the text of the abstract and the article; please see the bibliography)

Environmental Science & Technology Volume 36, Number 6 (March 15, 2002): 1202-1211.

**The complete text of the article is currently available through the Web site of Environmental Science & Technology either in HTML or in PDF (Portable Document Format--requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to be viewed)**

Kimberlee K. Barnes, Dana W. Kolpin, Michael T. Meyer, E. Michael Thurman, Edward T. Furlong, Steven D. Zaugg, and Larry B. Barber

Water-Quality Data for Pharmaceuticals, Hormones, and Other Organic Wastewater Contaminants in U.S. Streams, 1999-2000. (... a companion report containing much of the scientific data behind the article Pharmaceuticals, Hormones, and Other Organic Wastewater Contaminants in U.S. Streams, 1999-2000: A National Reconnaissance by Dana W. Kolpin, et al. Other keywords and phrases -- antibiotic-resistant bacteria, cancer, cancers, chemical, chemicals, fresh water, freshwater, incidence, incidences, quality, reproductive impairment, toxic, toxicity, water)

United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-94 (2002).

**The complete text of this report is currently available through the Web site of the United States Geological Survey**

Herbert T. Buxton and Dana W. Kolpin

Pharmaceuticals, Hormones, and Other Organic Wastewater Contaminants in U.S. Streams. (... a 2-page fact sheet summarizing the scientific data from the report Water-Quality Data for Pharmaceuticals, Hormones, and Other Organic Wastewater Contaminants in U.S. Streams, 1999-2000 by Kimberlee K. Barnes, et al. and the conclusions drawn from that information in the article Pharmaceuticals, Hormones, and Other Organic Wastewater Contaminants in U.S. Streams, 1999-2000: A National Reconnaissance by Dana W. Kolpin, et al. Other keywords and phrases -- antibiotic-resistant bacteria, cancer, cancers, chemical, chemicals, fresh water, freshwater, incidence, incidences, quality, reproductive impairment, toxic, toxicity, water)

United States Geological Survey FS-027-02 (2002).

**The complete text of this fact sheet is currently available through the Web site of the United States Geological Survey (this fact sheet uses the Portable Document Format [PDF]--requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to be viewed)**

How to find the above journals, magazines, and other publications? See Step 3: Locate of the Information Strategy for details.

Questions about any or all of the above? Please let me know.


Go To ...

Strategian--Home

Strategian Science Database
Search

Current Week(s)

Archive--Past Weeks

Hot Topics

Description

List of Sources


Back to Students

Back to Teachers/Faculty

Back to Others

Updated 2:00 p.m. CT April 1, 2002
Kevin Engel (kevin@strategian.com)
My Web Pages
URL of this page: http://www.strategian.com/mar02.html
1998-2002 Kevin Engel