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Title: Uranium in drinking water: Document for public comment

Abstract

The paper presents background information for discussion related to a proposed guideline for the maximum permissible concentration of uranium in drinking water. Information is provided on the following: identity, use, and sources of uranium in the environment; uranium analysis methods and water treatment technology; human exposure to uranium in water, food, and air; health effects (chemical aspects, not radiological) including uranium absorption, distribution and excretion, toxicology, and mutagenicity; and classification and assessment of health risk. Finally, the rationale for the proposed guideline is explained. The appendix contains a report on the occurrence of uranium in provincial and territorial water supplies and costs of treatment for supplies containing uranium at concentrations in excess of the recommended maximum.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Federal-Provincial Subcommittee on Drinking Water, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
OSTI Identifier:
678967
Report Number(s):
MIC-99-04652/XAB
TRN: 99:009303
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; DRINKING WATER; STANDARDS; URANIUM; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; RECOMMENDATIONS; ONTARIO; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; PUBLIC HEALTH

Citation Formats

NONE. Uranium in drinking water: Document for public comment. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
NONE. Uranium in drinking water: Document for public comment. United States.
NONE. Wed . "Uranium in drinking water: Document for public comment". United States.
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Technical Report:
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