||Drinking Water and Health. Part I, Chapters 1-5. A Report of the Safe Drinking Water Committee.
||National Research Council, Washington, D.C. Assembly of Life Sciencs.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Water Supply.
Potable water ;
Public health ;
Trace elements ;
United States ;
Inorganic compounds ;
Toxic tolerances ;
Environmental health ;
Drinking water ;
Water quality maintenance ;
Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 ;
Public Law 93-523 ;
Water pollution effects(Humans) ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 (PL93-523) required the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to arrange for a study that would serve as a scientific basis for revising the primary drinking water regulations that were promulgated under the Act. The Study was conducted by the Safe Drinking Water Committee of the National Research Council. A thorough study of the scientific literature was undertaken in order to assess the implications for human health of the constituents of drinking water in the United States. Assessment of the health benefits and the economic or technological feasibility of achieving a given level of contaminant control is outside the scope of the study, although the beneficial effects of some constituents of drinking water were considered. Three classes of contaminants were examined: microorganisms, particulate matter, inorganic solutes.