Emerging Contaminants


GSI helps our clients navigate the challenges of unregulated chemicals or chemicals with evolving requirements by bringing our multi-disciplinary team with in-depth technical, litigation, and regulatory expertise.

Scientific and regulatory interests in emerging chemicals has increased exponentially in the last decade. The list of emerging contaminants is dynamic and sector-specific, and includes persistent organic pollutants, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, microplastics and nanomaterials. GSI works with our clients to design and implement strategies that leverage the latest technical information and regulatory developments to solve the complex challenges presented by emerging contaminants. We have internationally recognized experts working on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), 1,4-dioxane, microplastics, 1,2,3-trichloropropene and other emerging chemicals.

Our staff provides support related to the assessment, management, human and ecological toxicity and risk assessment, fate and transport, remediation, litigation support, risk communication, and product stewardship of emerging chemicals and emerging contaminants. Our experience and expertise help our private and public clients respond to the wide range of potential health, environmental, and engineering challenges posed by emerging contaminants.

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