Plain talk about drinking water : answers to your questions about the water you drink / James M. Symons ; Gay Porter De Nileon, editor ; Allen Panek, Jacqueline R. Glover, contributing editors

Author(s): Symons, James M
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Subjects: Drinking water--Miscellanea
Water quality--Miscellanea
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 5th ed
Published: Denver, CO : American Water Works Association, c2010
LC Classification: T, TD
Table of Contents: Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
Health 1
Microbial Contaminants 10
Chemical and Mineral Contaminants 15
Pharmaceuticals 18
Arsenic 21
Atrazine 22
Lead and Copper 24
Nitrates 26
Perchlorate 27
Radon and Radium 28
Water Treatment 30
Chlorine 30
Aluminum 32
Fluoride 33
Travel 34
Taste, Odor and Appearance 41
In the Home 51
Home Plumbing 56
Home Treatment 62
Hard Water and Softening 67
Bottled Water 70
Down the Drain 76
Fish and Plant Life 79
Costs 83
Sources 87
Quality 94
Distribution 101
Conservation 109
Regulations, Reporting and Water Security 121
Fascinating Facts 135
Liquid 135
Solid 141
Gas 147
Appendices
A.. Acronym List 149
B.. Complete List of Questions 151
C.. Information about Natural Inorganic Chemicals Found in Drinking Water 165
D.. Pronunciation Guide 177
About the Authors 179
Index 181
Additional Authors: Porter de Nileon, Gay
Notes: LCCN: 2009035953
ISBN: 9781583217429 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1583217428 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description: xiii, 193 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 436387164
ISBN/ISSN: 9781583217429
1583217428

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