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Main Title Human viruses in the aquatic environment : a status report with emphasis on the EPA research program : report to Congress /
CORP Author Environmental Research Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Publisher The Office,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-570/9-78-006
Stock Number PB85-212363
OCLC Number 05383442
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Viruses. ; Virus diseases. ; Water--Pollution.
Additional Subjects Viruses ; Virus diseases ; Water--Pollution ; Contamination ; Potable water ; Humans ; Sewage ; Disinfection ; Risk ; Exposure ; Research and development ; Drinking water ; Environmental Protection Agency ; Enteroviruses
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  RA644.V55E58 1978 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJAD  EPA 570/9-78-006 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/20/1992
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 570-9-78-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/13/2013
EJBD  EPA 570-9-78-006 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/27/2013
EJED  EPA 570/9-78-006 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 10/08/1999
EKAM  EPA/570/9-78/006 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 01/02/1998
ELBD  EPA 570-9-78-006 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/04/1999
ERAD  EPA 570/9-78-006 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/04/2012
ESAD  EPA 570-9-78-006 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB85-212363 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 vi, 37 ; 28 cm
The Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended, states very succinctly that the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 'Shall carry out a study of virus contamination.' In a broad interpretation of this wording, the study of the sources of viral contamination would require the tracking of viruses from the infected individual, through the sewage system, the natural aquatic environment and ultimately to the contamination of a glass of drinking water. This report is divided into twelve sections that represent key issues of interest and activity in the virus-in-water field. It concludes with a discussion of the limitations of the current state of knowledge and recommends nine specific areas for further research effort. This report focuses on recent findings obtained from the ongoing research activity and the drinking water survey of the EPA. It is hoped that this report accurately conveys the state of knowledge regarding this potential health hazard and has clearly revealed the studies engaged in by this Agency in response to the mandate of the Act and the health needs of the American public.
Dec. 1978. "EPA-570/9-78-006." Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-34).