This webpage has information on emerging substances in the state of Florida. Emerging substances are substances that, at this time, are found to be persistent or (can) have deleterious effects to the environment. Not all the substances are new to the environment. Some can be well-known contaminants that new information has emerged about their effects (i.e. endocrine disruption). Some can be naturally occurring substances that have been concentrated by anthropogenic activities. Finally, some substances can be man-made chemicals that do not occur in nature. Once a substance has been identified as emerging, it can remain on the list until it is deemed safe. This can sometimes take years.
Our goal is to provide environmental health professionals with information regarding current research in the field, conferences dates and information, contact information to other professionals, and the tools to access information on specific substances of concern.
- Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry – Information regarding research on some emerging substances of concern
- The Environmental Protection Agency – Pharmaceuticals and personal care products web page created by the EPA
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection – Waste management page for the FDEP which contains information regarding pollution from some emerging substances
- DENIX (MERIT) – Homepage for the Department of Defense emerging contaminants website
- USGS – United States Geological Surveys emerging substances page
- Centers for Disease Control – Reports on current research for perfluorinated compounds