November 26, 2002 -- Volume 3, No. 48 NEWS -- the premier newsletter for the drinking water quality industry.

This week's NEWS

The NEWS is coming early this week with a plateful for you to enjoy before heading out to celebrate Thanksgiving!

As if DBPs aren't  bad enough in two dimensions, Penn State sheds 3D light on complex compounds. CDC reports on waterborne disease outbreaks in 2000: There are just a few,  but even a few is too many. The amoeba that caused four "swimming" related outbreaks is confirmed in Arizona town's well CDC.   Hormesis: Why a little dab'll do you when a big glob knocks your socks off! At least "radiation"ally speaking..........but, maybe arsenic too?   New Science article points to unique source of Bangladesh groundwater arsenic.  Beware of official-looking envelopes claiming some national lab has tested your just ain't gonna happen that way!  Get your vanadium.....with an attitude!  What level of RWW treatment is needed for grazing Tasmanian devils?

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Correction (AKA "Alert Reader Department")
In last week's NEWS, we incorrectly identified Singapore as the nation where an anonymous threat had led officials to shut off access to water facilities. The country in question was Malaysia. Thanks to another alert NEWS reader for the correction!
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