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 Abstract

  Removal of Endocrine-Disruptor Chemicals Using Drinking Water Treatment Processes (27 pp, 1.05 MB) (EPA/625/R-00/015) March 2001

A group of chemicals, known as endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs), has the potential to cause adverse health effects in humans and wildlife. Some among this group may occur in drinking water: DDT, polychlorinated biphenyls, endosulfan, methoxychlor, diethylphthalate, diethylhexylphthalate, and bisphenol A.

The various components of the drinking water treatment process have been evaluated; granular activated carbon has been identified as the method to be used for the removal of EDCs from drinking water. This document presents treatment processes for large municipalities and small communities to remove EDCs from drinking water.

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