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|Main Title||A drop to drink : a report on the quality of our drinking water.|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Public Affairs.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Public Affairs,|
|Stock Number||PB-260 043|
|Subjects||Drinking water--Standards--United States|
|Additional Subjects||Social effect ; Toxic hazards ; Water quality ; Water pollution control ; Water pollution effects(Human) ; Industrial plants ; Economic factors ; United States ; Industry waste disposal ; Drinking water ; Bacteria|
|Collation||17 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
The incidence of improperly treated drinking water contaminated by bacteria, toxic chemicals, metals, and a possible wide range of other pollutants is reviewed in this pamphlet, which also emphasizes the role to be played by citizens in improving water quality. It is suggested that impure drinking water could become a major problem in the 1970's with the pressures of expanding population, economic growth, and new industrial processes.
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