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Main Title Sources of toxic compounds in household wastewater /
Author Hathaway, Steven W.,
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/2-80-128
Stock Number PB81-110942
OCLC Number 07017024
Subjects Poisons ; Sewage disposal
Additional Subjects Sewage disposal ; Waste water ; Sewage treatment ; Metals ; Households ; Sources ; Tables(Data) ; Cleaning ; Solvents ; Disinfectants ; Cycloalkane hydrocarbons ; Phenols ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Paints ; Pesticides ; Septic tanks ; Photographic materials ; Toxic substances ; Household wastes ; Heavy metals ; Consumer products
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  QH541.R2 EPA-, 600/2, 80-128 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600/2-80-128 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/12/2006
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-80-128 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-2-80-128 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/06/2005
ERAD  EPA 600/2-80-128 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/09/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-80-128 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 02/18/2005
NTIS  PB81-110942 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 84 pages ; 28 cm.
This report presents the results of a literature search into the occurrence of EPA's selected 129 priority pollutants in household wastewater. The study identifies consumer product categories and general types of products containing the toxic compounds used in and around the home which may eventually end up in the wastewater. The most frequently used products containing toxic chemicals are household cleaning agents and cosmetics. Solvents and heavy metals are the main ingredients of these products which are used on a daily basis. Deodorizers and disinfectants, containing naphthalene and phenol and chlorophenols, are also high on the frequency list. Pesticides, laundry products, paint products, polishes, and preservatives are wasted infrequently but are commonly wasted in large volumes. Thus, the fate of low level frequent discharges and high level infrequent discharges of toxic chemicals must be addressed in further research work with individual wastewater treatment systems or small community systems.
"Wastewater Research Division, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory." "August 1980." Includes bibliographical references.