April 4, 2007 – Volume 8, No. 14
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Precautionary BWAs and AC pipe get attention in state primacy agency newsletters. Lead rears its ugly head again in D.C. schools. Manganese: Public health or aesthetics! Arsenic needs to not be above 0.010 ppm... yes, even 0.015 ppm is too high... and definitely not 700 ppm in bottled water. PPCPs pose uncertainty questions. Integrity in science is about more than potential conflicts of interest.


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State Updates

Microbiological

Water Treatment

Perchlorate

Integrity in Science

  • Editorial: Integrity in Science (Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, March 2007)
    Commentary: Important issues including conflict of interest and falsifying data are covered.  The Editor says, "....the existence of a potential conflict does not translate into poor science. The transparency in funding and agency affiliation only allows the reader to consider all possibilities when judging the merit of the paper."

Annual Water Quality Report

Iron/Manganese

Arsenic

Legal Issues

Disinfection Byproducts

  • Predictors of use and consumption of public drinking water among pregnant women (Abstract, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, March 2007)
    Commentary: Determining actual exposure via water use (drinking, bathing, etc.) is of utmost importance in epidemiological studies looking at possible health effects related to contaminants in water. This study should be helpful for future studies specific to DBPs and pregnancies.

Desalination

Nitrate

 

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Pharmaceuticals/Household Products

  • Drugs and Household Products in the Water Supply - Does It Matter? (New York Times, April 3; free registration required)
    Commentary: Uncertainty is the key word in this thoughtful look at the issue of PPCPs getting in the drinking water. And the health-effects question definitely falls into that category: "...[it's] possible that some of the tens of thousands of chemicals that might find their way into water supplies are more dangerous in combination than they are separately... it’s perfectly possible that they counteract each other... assessing their risk in combination is a mathematical problem of impossible complexity. The combinatorics* of this are truly hopeless.” (*OED: The study of possible combinations or configurations)

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