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Environmental Health - Toxic Substances

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Target Compounds for National Reconnaissance of Emerging Contaminants in US Streams

Veterinary and Human Antibiotics
Tetracyclines
Chlortetracycline
Doxycycline
Oxytetracycline
Tetracycline
Fluoroquinolones
Ciprofloxacin
Enrofloxacin
Norfloxacin
Sarafloxacin
Macrolides
Erythromycin-H2O (metabolite)
Tylosin
Roxithromycin
Sulfonamides
Sulfachlorpyridazine
Sulfamerazine
Sulfamethazine
Sulfathiazole
Sulfadimethoxine
Sulfamethiazole
Sulfamethoxazole
Others
Lincomycin
Trimethoprim
Carbadox
Virginiamycin

Human Drugs
Prescription
Metformin (antidiabetic agent)
Cimetidine (antacid)
Ranitidine (antacid)
Enalaprilat (antihypertensive)
Digoxin
Diltiazem (antihypertensive)
Fluoxetine (antidepressant)
Paroxetine (antidepressant, antianxiety)
Warfarin (anticoagulant)
Salbutamol (antiasthmatic)
Gemfibrozil (antihyperlipidemic)
Dehydronifedipine (antianginal metabolite)
Digoxigenin (digoxin metabolite)
Non-Prescription
Acetaminophen (analgesic)
Ibuprofen (anti-inflammatory, analgesic)
Codeine (analgesic)
Caffeine (stimulant)
1,7-Dimethylxanthine (caffeine metabolite)
Cotinine (nicotine metabolite)

Industrial and Household Wastewater Products
Insecticides
Diazinon
Carbaryl
Chlorpyrifos
cis-Chlordane
N,N-diethyltoluamide (DEET)
Lindane
Methyl parathion
Dieldrin
Plasticizers
bis(2-Ethylhexyl)adipate
Ethanol-2-butoxy-phosphate
bis(2-Ethylhexyl)phthalate
Diethylphthalate
Triphenyl phosphate
Detergent metabolites
p-Nonylphenol
Nonylphenol monoethoxylate (NPEO1)
Nonylphenol diethoxylate (NPEO2)
Octylphenol monoethoxylate (OPEO1)
Octylphenol diethoxylate (OPEO2)
Fire retardants
Tri(2-chloroethyl)phosphate
Tri(dichlorisopropyl)phosphate
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (fossil fuel and fuel combusion indicators)
Naphthalene
Phenanthrene
Anthracene
Fluoranthene
Pyrene
Benzo(a)pyrene
Antioxidants
2,6-di-tert-Butylphenol
5-Methyl-1H-benzotriazole
Butylatedhydroxyanisole (BHA)
Butylatedhydroxytoluene (BHT)
2,6-di-tert-Butyl-p-benzoquinone
Others
Tetrachloroethylene (solvent)
Phenol (disinfectant)
1,4-Dichlorobenzene (fumigant)
Acetophenone (fragrance)
p-Cresol (wood preservative)
Phthalic anhydride (used in plastics)
Bisphenol A (used in polymers)
Triclosan (antimicrobial disinfectant)

Sex and Steroidal Hormones
Biogenics
17b-Estradiol
17a-Estradiol
Estrone
Estriol
Testosterone
Progesterone
cis-Androsterone
Pharmaceuticals
17a-Ethynylestradiol (ovulation inhibitor)
Mestranol (ovulation inhibitor)
19-Norethisterone (ovulation inhibitor)
Equilenin (hormone replacement therapy)
Equilin (hormone replacement therapy)
Sterols
Cholesterol (fecal indicator)
3b-Coprostanol (carnivore fecal indicator)
Stigmastanol (plant sterol)


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