Plain Talk, 5th Ed.

Plain Talk, 5th Ed.

by Awwa

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583217429
Publisher: American Water Works Association
Publication date: 09/03/2009
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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

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