September 2020 Spotlight

PROTECT Study shows increased levels of toxic chemicals in drinking water as a result of Hurricanes Maria & Irma

In a recent study evaluating the degradation of drinking water quality after Hurricanes Maria & Irma, PROTECT researchers found that strong winds and flooding caused increased levels of metals and organic micropollutants contamination in drinking water. Drinking water quality degradation in municipal and private well water systems arises due to impaired regional water cycles and/or damaged water treatment systems. Damage on the water treatment systems in Puerto Rico was caused by strong winds and flooding as a result of these Hurricanes, which can potentially cause long-term adverse health consequences within effected communities.

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PROTECT Calendar

Upcoming Events

2020 Annual SRP Meeting, December 14-15

Progress in Research Webinar: Vulnerable Populations, November 9

All Events Download the PROTECT Fall 2020 meetings & events calendar (updated 09/28/20)

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