Environmental Health - Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
In order to minimize ecological effects, it is essential to understand how a contaminant moves and is altered in the environment.
Research provides a basic understanding of the biologic, chemical, and hydrologic processes that affect partitioning into various environmental media (e.g. water, sediment and tissue) and chemical and microbial transformation. These processes can have a significant effect on the potential toxicity of a contaminant.