Drinking water contamination from the thermal degradation of plastics: implications for wildfire and structure fire response

  title={Drinking water contamination from the thermal degradation of plastics: implications for wildfire and structure fire response},
  author={Kristofer P. Isaacson and Caitlin R. Proctor and Q Wang and Ethan Y. Edwards and Yoorae Noh and Amisha D. Shah and Andrew J. Whelton},
  journal={Environmental Science: Water Research \& Technology},
Plastic pipes are susceptible to thermal degradation which can produce volatile organic compounds such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene that leach into drinking water. 
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