Environmental Health - Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
To effectively minimize environmental contamination it is necessary to understand potential contaminant origins and pathways to the environment.
A myriad of sources of emerging contaminants and pathways to enter the environment exist throughout the world. Sources and Source Pathway research activities address: 1) identification and quantification of the contaminants or groups of contaminants associated with major sources and 2) processes that govern how these contaminants enter the environment (pathways). Research on sources and source pathways includes: