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List of Drinking Water Contaminants & Their Maximum Contaminant Level: Disinfection Byproducts

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Our chart for the drinking water contaminants associated with disinfection byproducts follows below. These byproducts are formed when disinfectants used in water treatment plants react with bromide and/or natural organic matter (i.e., decaying vegetation) present in the source water. Different disinfectants produce different types or amounts of byproducts. Byproducts from the disinfection process for which …

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Drinking Water Standards – What are the Current Drinking Water Regulations?

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Drinking water standards are important, but do you understand them or even know what are the current drinking water regulations? Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), EPA sets legal limits on the levels of certain contaminants in drinking water. The legal limits reflect both the level that protects human health and the level that …

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Natural Gas From Shale: Natural Gas Extraction From Shale Gas A Threat to Environmental and Human Health?

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Natural gas from shale is gathered by a natural gas extraction method commonly referred to as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. This method of extraction is coming under fire as of late with some serious concerns over whether or not it is safe. There have been numerous reports of complaints from nearby residents whom have gas …

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List of Drinking Water Contaminants & Their Maximum Contaminant Level: Micro-Organisms

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Below is a chart for the List of Drinking Water Contaminants & Their Maximum Contaminant Level for Micro-Organisms Notes: 1 Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) – The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety and are non-enforceable public …

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List of Drinking Water Contaminants & Their Maximum Contaminant Level: Disinfectants

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Drinking water contaminants also include disinfectants. What are disinfectants, how are they used, and what are their health effects in drinking water at levels above the maximum residual disinfectant level? What are EPA’s drinking water regulations for disinfectants? In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act to control drinking water contaminants. This law requires …

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What is a Water Treatment Plant?

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What is a water treatment plant you ask? Well they are facilities that treat water, ground water, or surface water from lakes, rivers, or even oceans and produce safe potable water ready for public use and consumption without fear of getting ill or dieing from drinking contaminated water. In essences they treat and clean water …

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Clean Water: Water Shortage Crisis Worsens As Climate Change Advances

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Many of us take clean water for granted, especially in developed nations. We go to the kitchen or bathroom and turn on the faucet, and viola, we have instant access to clean water! Unfortunately, for roughly some 1 billion people, that isn’t the case. In fact, according to The Water Project, there is a global …

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