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Main Title Waterborne Outbreak Control: Which Disinfectant.
Author Akin, Elmer W. ; Hoff, John C. ; Lippy, Edwin C. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-600/J-81-359;
Stock Number PB83-187906
Additional Subjects Disinfection ; Public health ; Water quality ; Reprints ; Water pollution control ; Pathogens
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NTIS  PB83-187906 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 8p
Abstract
This finding indicates that waterborne microbial pathogens remain as a potential health threat and underscores the importance of disinfection. From the outset, chlorination has been the drinking water disinfectant of choice in the country. Numerous studies have demonstrated its ability to inactivate bacterial, viral, and protozoal pathogens when applied under proper conditions. However, the finding that chlorinated organics that are potentially carcinogenic are formed has prompted an evaluation of alternative disinfectants. The viable at alternatives to chlorine currently under consideration for widespread use are ozone, chlorine dioxide, and chloramines.