A five-month investigation by the Associated Press found that drinking water supplies across the country include tiny amounts of pharmaceuticals, raising questions about potential long-term consequences to human health.
Irwin "Mel" Suffet, a professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health, is a leading authority on the composition of drinking water and bottled water quality and the treatment of wastewater for potable and non-potable uses. An environmental chemist, Suffet focuses his research on the analysis, treatment and fate of chemicals such as chlorinated pesticides, pharmaceuticals and odorous compounds.
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