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August 2004: Volume 46, Number 8

Life in the Distribution System: Monitoring Biofilm Formation Potentials
by Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, Ph.D.

The drinking distribution system is a source of concern with regard to contamination of water during delivery and regrowth of microorganisms surviving treatment. The natural presence of organic matter in water offers a feeding ground for bacteria that can colonize on distribution pipe interiors, forming biofilms that protect and allow growth of the microbes, some of which are associated with adverse health effects in humans...

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For earlier columns in this category, click on the link below or hit the 'List All' button.
Predicting Future Needs: Microbial Water Quality Monitoring and Control  July 2004
Drinking Water Contaminants Linked Again to Fetal Death  June 2004
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