January 9, 2002 -- Volume 3, No. 2
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This week's NEWS

Follow-up epidemiological report on TTHMs and miscarriages.  EWG says we should "consider the source" in looking at DBPs and health effects.  Cholera is still a real drinking water issue.  Listen in on a special NSF report.  Cheap beer is suggested as option for some Colorado systems with arsenic.  Tucson gives their consumers "all they ever wanted to know" about water quality with unique program.  OMB proposes radical concept: "Making Sense of Regulation" in important report on cost-benefit & unfunded mandates.  Important conferences upcoming and some imminent call-for-papers deadlines.

New Positions on Job Reservoir!

CDM seeks to fill the following positions:
•  Senior Wastewater Engineer -- Project Manager (Denver, CO)
•  Environmental Engineer - Project Manager (Chicago, IL)

Many more excellent job opportunities on the Job Reservoir Site!
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Disinfection Byproducts

  • Follow-up to 1999 California report on TTHMs and miscarriages is published  (Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, December, 2001)
    Commentary: Entitled "Influence of exposure assessment methods on risk estimates in an epidemiologic study of total trihalomethane exposure and spontaneous abortion," this paper discusses a re-evaluation of the water quality data considered in the earlier report. This time, both system-wide averages and results from sampling sites closest to study-subject's residence were reviewed.
  • Once-delayed national report on DBPs by environmental group is released  USEPA had prepared a response in October, 2001 when the report was first proposed to be released. Some reactions to the report are given in article (Excite.com, January 8)
    Commentary:  Some water agencies had contacted EWG to report that incorrect water quality data was used in the earlier draft. It is expected that corrections and changes have been made since that time. Reactions to the report by USEPA and water organizations may be different depending on the changes made.


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