Environmental Science of Drinking Water

ISBN-10: 0750678763

ISBN-13: 9780750678766

Edition: 2005

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Demonstrating why we need to make a fundamental change in our approach toward protecting our drinking water, this work presents factual and circumstantial evidence showing the failure of current drinking water standards.
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List price: $88.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 7/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Principal Geochemist, Komex � H2O � Science, Inc.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Water We Drink
Natural Water
Water and the Public Health
References
Water Pollution
Human Waste and Pollution
Industrial Pollution
Wastewater Control and Treatment
Nonpoint Sources of Water Pollution
Pollution Sources and Water Quality
Summary
References
Water Protection
The Basics of Water Supply
Basic Water Treatment
Beyond Basic Water Treatment
An Issue of Equality
Chemical Monitoring and Warnings for Regulated Pollutants
The National Drinking Water Contaminant Occurrence Database
Unregulated Pollutants and Monitoring Regulations
Setting New Drinking Water Standards
Why Consumers Should Be Concerned
Approaches to Mitigate Chemical Exposure
Water Pollution and Risk
References
Living with the Risk of Polluted Water
The Burden of Proof
Permissible Pollution
The Dose Makes the Poison
Basic Concepts of Dose
Mechanism of Toxicity
Biotransformation and Detoxification
Toxicity and Defining Standards
Timing Is Everything
Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals
Pharmaceutical Pollutants
Pharmaceuticals Detected in the Environment
Living with Risk
Population, Pollution, Risk, and Precaution
The Risk Assessment Process
Summary
References
Managing Risk and Drinking Water Quality
Learning from the Past and Present
Risk and Economics
An Alternative Approach
Consumer-Based Protection
Potential Action by the Water Industry
Potential Governmental Actions
An Alternative Risk Management Program
References
Average Elemental Abundance in the Earth's Crust
Chemical Compounds with Established Water Quality Criteria-1952
USEPA National Recommended Water Quality Criteria for Freshwater and Human Consumption of Water + Organism: 2002
Dow Industrial Chemicals, Solvents and Dyes in 1938
USEPA List of Priority Pollutants
Summary of Shallow Groundwater Data
Organic Chemicals Found in Landfill Leachate and Gas
Unregulated Pollutants Discharged to or Identified in Water Resources
Chemicals Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Toxicity
Regulated Pesticides in Food with Residue Tolerances
Comparison of Chemicals Required to be Monitored in Groundwater by RCRA
General Drinking Water Monitoring and Warning Requirements (as of 2002)
National Drinking Water Contaminant Occurrence Database Data on Primary Water Quality Standards (May 18, 2001)
National Drinking Water Contaminant Occurrence Database: Data on Unregulated Compounds
Examples of Bottled Mineral Water Chemistry
Examples of Bottled Water Chemistry
Trace Element Analysis of Mineral Waters (ppb) That Appear in Either Appendix 3-4 or Appendix 3-5
Glossary of Terms Adapted from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) (1993)
Chemical Examples on the Toxicology of Drinking Water Standards
Suspected Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals
U.S. Geological Survey Target Compounds, National Reconnaissance of Emerging Contaminants in U.S. Streams (2000)
Glossary
Index
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