The Water Treatment category covers the health issues concerning water treatment. There are many different water treatment methods and processes. The benefits of these treatments are to provide treated water at a reasonable cost. However there may be problems with the treatments in terms of unknown long term health effects. These long term health costs need to be wieghed against alternative water treatments which may have less health risks.
Provides information on the safety and quality of drinking water. Details on contaminants and health effects, particularly on children.
Several tables showing drinking water standards as set by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
A resource detailing low cost treatment, storage, distribution and sanitation methods to help the rural poor obtain safe water. Designs require Acrobat Reader.
Article on the contamination of drinking water in the US. More than one third of all waterways are reported to be unsuitable for fishing or swimming because of pollution. Most contaminants are sewage and bacteria, fertilizer, toxic metals, oil and grease.
A forum covering water pollution issues, including drinking water, hard water, well water, pond water and swimming pool water discussion.
A water treatment resource dedicated to providing a non-jargon guide to various home water treatment and filter systems.
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