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An on-going initiative to track contaminants commonly derived from wastewater sources and found to be present in the environment on a global scale. A list of target compounds are identified as emerging contaminants. This site should be consulted when agencies are developing written goals and support actions to identify and reduce the release and use of toxic andhazardous chemicals and materials, including toxic chemicals, hazardous substances,ozone-depleting substances (ODSs), and other pollutants that may result in significant harm to human health or the environment (EO 13423, Section 2(e)).

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