Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Occurrence and Biological Activity Testing of Particulates in Drinking Water.
Author Millette, J. R. ; Clark, P. J. ; Boone, R. L. ; Rosenthal, M. T. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Toxicology and Microbiology Div. ;McCrone Environmental Services, Inc., Norcross, GA.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/105;
Stock Number PB88-139902
Additional Subjects Particulates ; Assays ; Reprints ; Water pollution ; Drinking water
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-139902 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
The analyses of over 2000 drinking water samples from many parts of the United States suggest that most water consumers do not drink water containing large numbers of elongated mineral particles which have lengths three times the diameter. Some drinking waters do contain high amounts of particulate. While it is still to be determined how predictive cell assay tests are of potential health hazards, it is apparent that the suspended particulate fraction of 3 drinking waters has some effect on biological systems. It is important to note that the results of two independent assays show the drinking water particulate to be much less biologically active than commercial asbestos fibers.