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World Health Organization Publication : Year 1996 ; Issue 9241544600, (Part 1): Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality ; Volume 1, Recommendations

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Title: World Health Organization Publication : Year 1996 ; Issue 9241544600, (Part 1): Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality ; Volume 1, Recommendations  
Author: World Health Organization
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
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Organization, W. H. (n.d.). World Health Organization Publication : Year 1996 ; Issue 9241544600, (Part 1). Retrieved from http://medicallibrary.org/


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Medical Reference Publication

Excerpt
The revised guidelines are being published in three volumes. Guideline values for various constituents of drinking-water are given in Volume 1, Recommendations together with essential information required to understand the basis for the values. Volume 2, Health critena and other supporting information, contains the criteria monographs prepared for each substance or contaminant; the guideline values are based on these. Volume 3, Surveillance and control of community supplies, is intended to serve a very different purpose; it contains recommendations and information concerning what needs to be done in small communities, particularly in developing countries, to safeguard their water supplies

Table of Contents
Contents Preface vii Acknowledgements Acronyms and abbreviations used in the text 1. lntroduction 1 .I General considerations 1.2 The nature of the guideline values 1.3 Criteria for the selection of health-related drinking-water contaminants 2. Microbiological aspects 2.1 Agents of significance 2.1 .I Waterborne infections 2.1.2 Orally transmitted infections of high priority 2.1.3 Opportunistic and other water-associated pathogens 2.1.4 Toxins from Cyanobacteria 2.1.5 Nuisance organisms 2.1.6 Persistence in water 2.1.7 Infective dose 2.1.8 Guideline values 2.2 Microbial indicators of water quality 2.2.1 lntroduction 2.2.2 General principles 2.2.3 Escherichia coli and the coliform bacteria 2.2.4 Faecal streptococci 2.2.5 Sulfite-reducing clostridia 2.2.6 Coliphages and other alternative indicators 2.2.7 Methods of detection

 
 



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