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At a time when preventive measures to protect ourselves against pollution of our resources, and consequently to preserve our health, are multiplying, the search for elements at risk in water is an indispensable procedure. It aims to measure the possible presence of harmful or undesirable substances in water.

Regulatory criteria include many of these substances called pollutants, but many other molecules called "emerging micropollutants" exist and are not necessarily measured. These polluting compounds have been used for several decades now, in phytosanitary treatments, the development of new industrial processes such as hydraulic fracturing or the veterinary and medical use of drugs. These so-called "emerging" compounds inevitably accumulate in waters where their health, social and environmental effects are difficult to predict.

Indeed, the regulatory analyses in force focus only on a limited number of micro-pollutants such as pesticides and fail to highlight the presence of many other non-negligible emerging pollutants such as drugs and metabolites (degradation product of the initial molecule). Thus, the presence of more than 1000 chemical pollutants derived from pesticides, antibiotics, anticancer chemotherapies, endocrine disrupters and psychoactive drugs has been identified in the European aquatic environment with potentially harmful effects on the environment or human health1.

It is here that Profilomic brings its advanced know-how allowing the detection and quantification of these compounds, in order to better understand its environment and better understand regulatory changes.

1Cotton et al; Water Research 104 (2016) 20-27

WITHIN THIS FRAMEWORK, PROFILOMIC HAS DEVELOPED A MAPPING OF SURFACE WATER RESOURCES WHICH IS PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE ON THE WWW.HYDRODIAG.COM WEBSITE.