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June 2004: Volume 46, Number 6

Drinking Water Contaminants Linked Again to Fetal Death
by Kelly A. Reynolds

As if pregnant women don’t have it hard enough with the physical, hormonal and emotional stresses this condition imposes, now there’s another surge of research warning against the possible harm drinking water contaminants can do to unborn babies. At issue are chlorine disinfection by-products (DBPs) including total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)...

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For earlier columns in this category, click on the link below or hit the 'List All' button.
A Review of Public Water System Compliance  May 2004
Sodium Intake Levels and Softened Water—A Cause?  April 2004
Cyanobacteria -- Natural Organisms with Toxic Effects  March 2004
Acrylonitriles -- Settling on an Industry Standard  February 2004
Do We Need Drinking Water Treatment at the Tap? -- A Rebuttal to the WET Study  January 2004
Campylobacter--Concerns with Drinking Water Sources  December 2003
Developing Water Quality Guidelines for the World  November 2003
Detecting Waterborne Pathogens-- A Look at Past, Present and Future Approaches  October 2003
Coliform Bacteria: A Failed Indicator of Water Quality?  September 2003
Collateral Damage: The Chronic Sequelae of Waterborne Pathogens  August 2003
Nosocomial? Waterborne Routes of Hospital-Acquired Infections  July 2003
Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water Supplies  June 2003