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Main Title Drinking water advisory : consumer acceptability advice and health effects analysis on sulfate. /
CORP Author Sciences International, Inc., Alexandria, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 2003
Report Number EPA/822/R-02/033; EPA-68-C-01-002
Stock Number PB2004-103577
Subjects Sulfate. ; Drinking water--Contamination.
Additional Subjects Drinking water ; Sulfates ; Organoleptic properties ; Water contamination ; Risk assessment ; Health hazards ; Public health ; Potable water ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Dose-response relationships
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2004-103577 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 29 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The EPA Office of Water is issuing this advisory to provide guidance to communities that may be exposed to drinking water contaminated with high sulfate concentrations. The advisory provides an analysis of the current health hazard information and an evaluation of available data on the organoleptic (i.e., taste and odor) problems associated with sulfate-contaminated water, because organoleptic problems will affect consumer acceptance of water resources. This advisory does not recommend a Reference Dose (RfD) because of limitations of available data for assessing risks. However, the advisory does provide guidance on the concentrations at which health and organoleptic problems would likely occur. This Drinking Water Advisory does not mandate a standard for action; rather it provides practical guidelines for addressing sulfate contamination problems and supersedes previous draft advisories for sulfate.