by Christopher Deptulski
Products that leave consumers with pleasurable scents may actually be causing detrimental harm to the waterways around us. Fragrance products such as cleaners, detergents, colognes, perfumes, and various other health and beauty products include chemicals that are being linked to disrupting the endocrine systems of native species. Detection of such EDCs has been ongoing in the Susquehanna River Basin for over a decade. In this presentation, levels of EDCs, specifically from fragrances, will be discussed.