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Title: Health effects of corrosion products in drinking water

Abstract

The potential human health effects from water distribution system corrosion products was evaluated. Specific corrosion products evaluated were: antimony, asbestos, cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, nickel, silver and zinc. The mean and peak concentrations of corrosion products from tap water survey data were compared to health and/or aesthetic guidance values including: US Environmental Protection Agency proposed Recommended Maximum Contaminant Levels, Health Advisory values and/or Secondary Standards. The analyses concluded cadmium and lead pose priority health concerns due to their presence in drinking water from the corrosion of some distribution systems. Potential health concerns are also demonstrated for asbestos and copper. The absence of a health guideline prevented a complete analysis for antimony. No human health concerns were apparent due to the presence of chromium, iron, nickel, silver or zinc corrosion products from distribution systems. 47 references, 2 figures, 4 tables.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
OSTI Identifier:
6013999
Report Number(s):
CONF-860626-
Journal ID: CODEN: PUMTA
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Trace Subst. Environ. Health; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Conference: 20. annual conference on trace substances in environmental health, Columbia, MO, USA, 2 Jun 1986
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; ANTIMONY; CONTAMINATION; HEALTH HAZARDS; ASBESTOS; CADMIUM; CHROMIUM; COPPER; DRINKING WATER; IRON; LEAD; NICKEL; SILVER; ZINC; CORROSION; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE; STANDARDS; US EPA; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DATA; ELEMENTS; HAZARDS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INFORMATION; METALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUMERICAL DATA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SAFETY STANDARDS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; US ORGANIZATIONS; WATER; 560300* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology

Citation Formats

Ohanian, E V. Health effects of corrosion products in drinking water. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Ohanian, E V. Health effects of corrosion products in drinking water. United States.
Ohanian, E V. Wed . "Health effects of corrosion products in drinking water". United States.
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