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Current IssueOCTOBER 2014: ISSUE 56, NUMBER 10
Cover Stories
Good Ozone versus Bad Ozone—Dispelling the Myth
by Marc DeBrum  Pages: 26 - 30
Isn’t ozone bad for you? If I breathe in ozone will I get sick? Isn’t it smog? Isn’t it the large hole in the sky? 
A Primer: Reverse Osmosis
by Ryan Lessing  Pages: 32 - 36
The use of reverse osmosis systems in the water conditioning industry continues to grow. As more systems are placed into service, it is important for water quality professionals to broaden their understanding of this technology. 
Mid-year Recap
by Denise M. Roberts  Pages: 44 - 48
With our nation’s early history as a backdrop, the annual Water Quality Association (WQA) Mid-Year Leadership Conference was held in Williamsburg, VA in mid-September. 
Dealer Dynamics: Uninvited Guests—Bacteria and Other Organisms Can Exist in Groundwater
by Greg Reyneke, CWS-VI  Pages: 12 - 15
In WC&P's annual international edition, we frequently look outward at water quality issues in developing nations, sometimes with the patronizing perspective of our first-world privilege. Enjoying all the conveniences of modern American life makes 
Dealer Profile: Steve’s Plumbing of Arkansas: The Jogging Plumber and Water Treatment Dealer
by Denise M. Roberts  Pages: 40 - 43
As the water treatment industry changes to meet regulatory requirements on the state and federal levels, the single-focus dealership has been joined by a variety of other disciplines to ensure consumers they have the best possible water. 
Water Matters: A New Standard for Evaluation of Scale Control Equipment
by Rick Andrew  Pages: 50 - 53
NSF/ANSI 44 Residential Cation Exchange Water Softeners has long been the American national standard for evaluation of water softeners. 
On Tap: Waterborne Contaminants and Increasing Incidence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
by Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD  Pages: 54 - 56
Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. The disorder tends to be chronic with recurrent episodes over time. IBS impacts up to 20 percent of the US adult population. 
Viewpoint: Gliding into fall
by Kurt C. Peterson, Publisher  Pages: 6
As we note the change of seasons, and the water quality issues that will arise in the coming months, it should be noted that new challenges are developing on a regular basis.