Chemical contaminants are chemicals or compounds that can potentially harm the heath of humans, wildlife and aquatic life. Toxic chemicals are constantly entering the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries via wastewater, agriculture, stormwater and air pollution. While chemicals such as DDT and PCBs have been banned from production for years, many chemical contaminants are still widely used or persist in the environment.
Author: Howard Weinberg
Date created: Jun 06 2013 / Launch Fullscreen