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The Water We Drink: Water Quality and Its Effects on Health
     

The Water We Drink: Water Quality and Its Effects on Health

by Joshua Barzilay, Winkler G. Weinberg, William Eley, Winkler Weinberg, J. William Eley
 

ISBN-10: 0813526728

ISBN-13: 9780813526720

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

We all drink water and water-based fluids, yet most of us take water for granted. We assume that when we turn on the tap to fill our glass, bathtub, or washing machine, clean water will flow. But is it really safe? And if it is not, what can we do about it? The Water We Drink provides readers with practical information on the health issues relating to water

Overview

We all drink water and water-based fluids, yet most of us take water for granted. We assume that when we turn on the tap to fill our glass, bathtub, or washing machine, clean water will flow. But is it really safe? And if it is not, what can we do about it? The Water We Drink provides readers with practical information on the health issues relating to water quality and suggests ways we can improve the quality and safety of our drinking water.

The Water We Drink begins with a review of the history of water, disease and sanitation. The authors then examine health issues relating to drinking water, including infectious diseases, cancer risks, and the effects of mineral and heavy metal content. They look at the benefits and risks of bottled waters and of water purification systems currently available to consumers. A helpful glossary of terms, as well as a bibliography of additional agencies, books, and web sites to consult for more information on drinking water and health, is also provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813526720
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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