Arsenic in drinking water

by National Research Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Arsenic in Drinking Water.

Format: Print Book 1999
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r RA1231.A7 N38 1999
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
Call Number  r RA1231.A7 N38 1999
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been considering a more stringent regulation of arsenic in water. A significant reduction in the maximum contaminant level (MCL) could increase compliance costs for water utilities. This book discusses the adequacy of the current EPA MCL for protecting human health in the context of stated EPA policy and provides an unbiased scientific basis for deriving the arsenic standard for drinking water and surface water.
Arsenic in Drinking Water evaluates epidemiological data on the carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic health effects of arsenic exposure of Taiwanese populations and compares those effects with the effects of arsenic exposure demonstrated in other countries--including the United States.
The book also reviews data on toxicokinetics, metabolism, and mechanism and mode of action of arsenic to ascertain how these data could assist in assessing human health risks from arsenic exposures. This volume recommends specific changes to improve the toxicity analyses and risk characterization. The implications of the changes for EPA's current MCL for arsenic are also described.
Additional Information
Subjects Drinking water -- Contamination -- United States.
Drinking water -- Arsenic content.
Arsenic -- Toxicology -- United States.
Arsenic -- Environmental aspects.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Academy Press,1999
Language English
Description xvii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0309063337
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