|Chemical safety of drinking-water : assessing priorities for risk management
|Year of Publication
|Thompson, T, Fawell, J, Kunikane, S, Jackson, D, Appleyard, S, Callan, P, Bartram, J, Kingston, P
|xi, 142 p. : tab.
|World Health Organization (WHO)
|chemical quality, chemicals, drinking water, health hazards, priority setting, sdiwat, water pollution
As a supporting document to the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality, this publication intends to help users at national or local level to establish which chemicals in a particular setting should be given priority in developing strategies for risk management and monitoring of chemicals in drinking-water. It is written for public health authorities, those responsible for setting standards and for surveillance of drinking water quality, and water supply agencies responsible for water quality management. It is useful in settings where information on actual drinking-water quality is limited, which is the case in many developing countries and in rural areas of some developed countries. Once priority chemicals have been identified, subsequent risk management strategies may include setting standards, monitoring and control.
It is divided into three parts:
|Includes references and index