Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Chemicals of Emerging Concern

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Date published: March 25, 2020
Status: Active

Areas of Concern: Effects of Contaminants of Emerging Concern on Avian Biota in the Great Lakes

The objectives of this work are to evaluate whether there is compelling evidence that Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) are eliciting adverse effects in Great Lakes fish and wildlife.  A second objective is to develop efficient strategies and develop endpoints to survey for, and monitor threats, that CECs may pose before those threats become large scale impacts on Great Lakes ecosystems...

Date published: October 20, 2017
Status: Active

Toxic Substances

The USGS, federal agencies, and their partners will continue to further evaluate emerging contaminants that have the greatest potential to adversely impact Great Lakes fish and wildlife – impacts which may also result in ecological, economic and recreational consequences. Federal agencies will assess the extent to which identified risks may impede environmental quality and resource management...

Contacts: Jon Hortness