||Borriston Labs., Inc., Temple Hills, MD. ;Eastern Research Group, Inc., Arlington, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Drinking Water.
The report evaluates the public health impact of the most widespread drinking water treatment technologies, with particular emphasis on disinfection. It is the Agency's conclusion that, in general, commonly used drinking water treatment processes-- including disinfection, filtration, and other processes designed to remove chemical and physical contaminants--provide enormous benefits in ensuring the quality and safety of drinking water in the United States. The report discusses aspects of alternative disinfectants and briefly reviews health aspects of other treatment-related chemicals such as sodium, aluminum etc. The report also discusses health aspects of lead, radon, and organic contaminants.