Zero pollution in drinking water: endocrine disrupting chemicals on new watch list of pollutants

Read the full story from the European Commission Directorate-General for the Environment.

Following a decision by the Commission today, drinking water across the EU will have to be monitored more closely for the potential presence of two endocrine disrupting compounds (beta-estradiol and nonylphenol) throughout the whole water supply chain. As required by EU rules on drinking water in force since last year, the Commission established today a first ‘watch list’ of emerging compounds to monitor and address if needed. 

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