Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Marc Los Huertos
2020 Jonathan W Gunasti
In this senior thesis, I explore contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) and endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) and discuss the ways in which these novel contaminants defy traditional notions of pollution. I discuss the history and “emergence” of CECs and EDCs in scientific and public spheres and outline ongoing challenges to recognizing, prioritizing, and understanding the action of these contaminants. I position EDCs within the framework of environmental injustice and health disparities and suggest that these compounds could reinforce multigenerational health inequities. Finally, I perform a pilot analysis of the EDC bisphenol A (BPA) in Mt. Baldy Creek, the Los Angeles River, the Tijuana River, and tap water.
Gunasti, Jonathan, "Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Reconsidering Our Paradigm of Water Pollution" (2020). Pomona Senior Theses. 229.
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