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Waterborne’s Continued Focus on Pollinator Protection

December 19, 2016

In the Spring 2015 edition of The Current, we updated our readers on our expanding expertise in pollinator protection. Since then, we have grown our pollinator risk assessment expertise and increased our involvement in this important area. Regulatory agencies and industry stakeholders maintain focus on this issue and Waterborne has enhanced its role in the… Read More>

Pesticides in Flooded Application Model – PFAM 2.0

December 19, 2016

Pesticides in Flooded Applications Model (PFAM) is an aquatic model used to estimate surface water exposure from the use of pesticides in flooded fields, such as rice paddies and cranberry bogs. PFAM was recently updated and scenarios in AR, CA, LA, MO, MS and TX were developed based on regional rice growing practices. Highlights of… Read More>

Dose Response Assessment Introductory Training

December 19, 2016

Human health risk assessments in the United States are relying more and more on quantitative dose-response assessments to derive a toxicity point of departure. Quantitative dose-response assessments take expertise in USEPA’s Benchmark Dose Software (BMDS). The software is freely available from USEPA , which has been peer reviewed, and is widely accepted by regulatory agencies…. Read More>

Monarchs and Threatened and Endangered Species

September 14, 2016

On September 9th, 2016, an Illinois Department of Natural Resources Monarch Summit was held in Springfield, IL with three goals in mind: 1) to build shared understanding of state-wide, existing and needed Monarch related activities, 2) to establish a mixed stakeholder-regulatory hub for state-wide Monarch conservation, and 3) to develop foundations for sector-specific action plans… Read More>

Waterborne Environmental Attends USEPA Hypoxia Task Force Spring 2016 Meeting

August 18, 2016

Aquatic hypoxia, or low oxygen, is an environmental phenomenon where the concentration of dissolved oxygen in the water column is too low to support living aquatic organisms. According to USEPA, hypoxic areas, or “dead zones,” have increased in duration and frequency across our planet’s oceans. A variety of factors can cause hypoxia, including water stratification… Read More>

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform – First Major Environmental Legislation in 30 Years!

August 18, 2016

On May 12, 2016, The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan House-Senate agreement of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LSCA) by a margin of 403 to 12. President Obama signed the Act into law on June 22, 2016. The purpose of LSCA is ultimately to reform, strengthen and… Read More>

Reflecting on Scale and Interconnectivity

June 6, 2016

“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically… Read More>

Microplastics, Microbeads & Regulations: 2016 State of the Union

June 6, 2016

Microplastics are defined as plastics smaller than 5 mm in diameter that can be categorized as primary or secondary microplastics, with primary being intentionally produced, and secondary being the decomposition or mechanical breakdown of larger macroplastics. Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic added to personal care products, such as face and body washes and toothpastes,… Read More>

Data Evolved: The Ascent of R

June 6, 2016

Google. The Food and Drug Administration. John Deere. The National Weather Service. Waterborne Environmental. The commonality? All organizations use the power of R. In a world overwhelmed by data, the need for fast and accurate interpretation, summarization and analysis of large data sets is increasingly required. Enter R, the data environment and programming language that… Read More>


June 6, 2016

Our respected Principal Agronomist, Brian Jacobson, leaves behind a legacy in our Missouri office. Brian led this office for 20 years and focused his energy on developing Waterborne’s field studies program. He leveraged his expertise in field and aquatic dissipation, bioaccumulation, foliar wash-off, runoff, volatilization and pollen and nectar residues to develop new and better… Read More>