Plain Talk about Drinking Water: Questions and Answers about the Water You Drink

Plain Talk about Drinking Water: Questions and Answers about the Water You Drink

by James M. Symons

Hardcover(3RD)

$8.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898678604
Publisher: American Water Works Association
Publication date: 09/15/2001
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.05(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
How the Water Spirit Got Her Powerxv
Chapter 1Health
General1
Microbial Contaminants22
General22
Cryptosporidium27
Travel38
Chemicals48
General48
Lead55
Fluoride61
Chlorine63
Aluminum67
Radon68
Arsenic71
Chapter 2Aesthetics
Taste and Odor75
Appearance80
Chapter 3Home Facts
General85
Treatment90
Hard and Soft Water97
Bottled Water107
Other Uses in the Home114
Cost125
Chapter 4Conservation129
Chapter 5Sources
General143
Quality150
Chapter 6Suppliers
General159
Treatment166
Chapter 7Distribution169
Chapter 8Regulations and Testing
Federal Regulations181
Testing188
Appendix AWhere Can I Get More Information?
Reading Material191
Selected Titles From EPA191
Other Sources192
Information on the Net196
Appendix BInformation About Inogranic Chemicals Found in Drinking Water
Alkalinity201
Description and Sources201
Effect on Drinking Water202
Calcium (Ca)202
Description and Sources202
Effect on Drinking Water202
Chloride (Cl)203
Description and Sources203
Effect on Drinking Water203
Dissolved Solids204
Description and Sources204
Effect on Drinking Water204
Fluoride (F)205
Description and Sources205
Effect on Drinking Water206
Hardness206
Description and Sources206
Effect on Drinking Water206
Iron (Fe)207
Description and Sources207
Effect on Drinking Water207
Magnesium (Mg)208
Description and Sources208
Effect on Drinking Water208
Manganese (Mn)208
Description and Sources208
Effect on Drinking Water209
Nitrogen (N)210
Description and Sources210
Effect on Drinking Water210
pH211
Description and Sources211
Effect on Drinking Water211
Potassium (K)212
Description and Sources212
Effect on Drinking Water212
Silica (SiO[subscript 2])213
Description and Sources213
Effect on Drinking Water213
Sodium (Na)213
Description and Sources213
Effect on Drinking Water214
Specific Conductance214
Description and Sources214
Effect on Drinking Water214
Sulfate (SO[subscript 4])215
Description and Sources215
Effect on Drinking Water215
Zinc (Zn)216
Description and Sources216
Effect on Drinking Water216
Appendix CFascinating Facts About Water in General
Liquid Water219
Frozen Water230
Appendix DComplete List of Questions239
Appendix EPronunciation Guide263
Index265

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