Research Team
UC Davis Drinking Water Research

Help investigate the water quality in your community

Project Overview

California’s public water supplies come from diverse sources and are subject to varying degrees and types of treatment. Rapid advances in chemical detection technologies allow a much broader range of potential carcinogens to be sensitively detected in water supplies. This study will be the largest systematic investigation ever conducted of unmonitored potential carcinogens in diverse drinking water sources, and will provide statewide estimates of exposure to potential carcinogens and endocrine disrupting compounds. Our technique employs an innovative and integrated application of four distinct organic compound detection technologies that have recently been validated for environmental monitoring applications but have never been jointly applied to drinking water.