drinking water


Summary: Water that is intended to be ingested.

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  1. Donohue M, Mistry J, Donohue J, O Connell K, King D, Byran J, et al. Increased Frequency of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Detection at Potable Water Taps within the United States. Environ Sci Technol. 2015;49:6127-33 pubmed
    ..avium, M. mucogenicum, and Mycobacterium abscessus were found to persist most frequently. This study also observed statistically significant higher levels of NTM in chloraminated water than in chlorinated water. ..
  2. Adane M, Mengistie B, Medhin G, Kloos H, Mulat W. Piped water supply interruptions and acute diarrhea among under-five children in Addis Ababa slums, Ethiopia: A matched case-control study. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181516 pubmed publisher
    ..Promotion of household water treatment is also highly encouraged until the City's water authority is able to deliver continuously available piped water supplies. ..
  3. Carpenter C, Helbling D. Removal of micropollutants in biofilters: Hydrodynamic effects on biofilm assembly and functioning. Water Res. 2017;120:211-221 pubmed publisher
    ..This study investigated the removal of MPs during drinking water production by means of biofiltration...
  4. Silk B, Foltz J, Ngamsnga K, Brown E, Muñoz M, Hampton L, et al. Legionnaires' disease case-finding algorithm, attack rates, and risk factors during a residential outbreak among older adults: an environmental and cohort study. BMC Infect Dis. 2013;13:291 pubmed publisher
    ..For prompt diagnosis and effective treatment, clinicians should recognize the increased risk and atypical presentation of LD in older adults. ..
  5. Batabyal A, Gupta S. Fluoride-contaminated groundwater of Birbhum district, West Bengal, India: Interpretation of drinking and irrigation suitability and major geochemical processes using principal component analysis. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:369 pubmed publisher
    ..Multivariate statistical analysis suggests that chemical weathering along with ion exchange is the key process, responsible for mobilization of fluoride in groundwater of the study area. ..
  6. Gruber J, Arnold B, Reygadas F, Hubbard A, Colford J. Estimation of treatment efficacy with complier average causal effects (CACE) in a randomized stepped wedge trial. Am J Epidemiol. 2014;179:1134-42 pubmed publisher
    ..We illustrate the approach with a cluster-randomized drinking water trial conducted in rural Mexico from 2009 to 2011...
  7. Burrowes V, Perin J, Monira S, Sack D, Rashid M, Mahamud T, et al. Risk Factors for Household Transmission of Vibrio cholerae in Dhaka, Bangladesh (CHoBI7 Trial). Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017;96:1382-1387 pubmed publisher
    ..All analyses were stratified by study arm. Within the intervention arm, stored household drinking water with a median free chlorine concentration below 0...
  8. Shrivastava P, Naoghare P, Gandhi D, Devi S, Krishnamurthi K, Bafana A, et al. Application of cell-based assays for toxicity characterization of complex wastewater matrices: Possible applications in wastewater recycle and reuse. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2017;142:555-566 pubmed publisher
    ..001% to 1%) induced dose-dependent toxicity in MCF-7 cells, whereas drinking water extracts did not induce cytotoxicity in cells treated...
  9. Gorham T, Yoo J, Garabed R, Mouhaman A, Lee J. Water Access, Sanitation, and Hygiene Conditions and Health Outcomes among Two Settlement Types in Rural Far North Cameroon. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    ..sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) parameters, microbial and antibiotic resistance (AR) contamination levels in drinking water, and health outcomes using health survey and molecular analysis during June and July of 2014 in two settlement ..

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  1. Zhang J, Zhu C, Guan R, Xiong Z, Zhang W, Shi J, et al. Microbial profiles of a drinking water resource based on different 16S rRNA V regions during a heavy cyanobacterial bloom in Lake Taihu, China. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2017;24:12796-12808 pubmed publisher
    Understanding of the bacterial community structure in drinking water resources helps to enhance the security of municipal water supplies...
  2. Stormorken E, Jason L, Kirkevold M. From good health to illness with post-infectious fatigue syndrome: a qualitative study of adults' experiences of the illness trajectory. BMC Fam Pract. 2017;18:49 pubmed publisher
    Municipal drinking water contaminated with the parasite Giardia lamblia in Bergen, Norway, in 2004 caused an outbreak of gastrointestinal infection in 2500 people, according to the Norwegian Prescription Database...
  3. Barrett J. Chemical contaminants in drinking water: where do we go from here?. Environ Health Perspect. 2014;122:A80 pubmed publisher
  4. Levin E. Crumbling Infrastructure and Learning Impairment: A Call for Responsibility. Environ Health Perspect. 2016;124:A79 pubmed publisher
  5. Ikonen J, Pitkänen T, Kosse P, Ciszek R, Kolehmainen M, Miettinen I. On-line detection of Escherichia coli intrusion in a pilot-scale drinking water distribution system. J Environ Manage. 2017;198:384-392 pubmed publisher
    Improvements in microbial drinking water quality monitoring are needed for the better control of drinking water distribution systems and for public health protection...
  6. van Exel E, Koopman J, Bodegom D, Meij J, Knijff P, Ziem J, et al. Effect of APOE ?4 allele on survival and fertility in an adverse environment. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0179497 pubmed publisher
    ..Its adverse associations in affluent modern populations with later onset diseases of aging further characterize APOE-?4 as an example of antagonistic pleiotropy. ..
  7. Moradi S, Liu S, Chow C, Van Leeuwen J, Cook D, Drikas M, et al. Chloramine demand estimation using surrogate chemical and microbiological parameters. J Environ Sci (China). 2017;57:1-7 pubmed publisher
    A model is developed to enable estimation of chloramine demand in full scale drinking water supplies based on chemical and microbiological factors that affect chloramine decay rate via nonlinear regression analysis method...
  8. Säve Söderbergh M, Bylund J, Malm A, Simonsson M, Toljander J. Gastrointestinal illness linked to incidents in drinking water distribution networks in Sweden. Water Res. 2017;122:503-511 pubmed publisher
    During recent years, knowledge gaps on drinking water-related gastrointestinal illness have been identified, especially for non-epidemic cases...
  9. Sadeghi F, Nasseri S, Mosaferi M, Nabizadeh R, Yunesian M, Mesdaghinia A. Statistical analysis of arsenic contamination in drinking water in a city of Iran and its modeling using GIS. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:230 pubmed publisher
    In this research, probable arsenic contamination in drinking water in the city of Ardabil was studied in 163 samples during four seasons. In each season, sampling was carried out randomly in the study area...
  10. Zhang Y, Chu W, Yao D, Yin D. Control of aliphatic halogenated DBP precursors with multiple drinking water treatment processes: Formation potential and integrated toxicity. J Environ Sci (China). 2017;58:322-330 pubmed publisher
    ..carbonaceous DBPs (C-DBPs), nitrogenous DBPs (N-DBPs), and iodinated DBPs (I-DBPs)) with the multiple drinking water treatment processes, including pre-ozonation, conventional treatment (coagulation-sedimentation, pre-sand ..
  11. Sen P, Biswas T. Arsenic: the largest mass poisoning of a population in history. BMJ. 2013;346:f3625 pubmed publisher
  12. Gibney K, O Toole J, Sinclair M, Leder K. Burden of Disease Attributed to Waterborne Transmission of Selected Enteric Pathogens, Australia, 2010. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017;96:1400-1403 pubmed publisher
    AbstractUniversal access to safe drinking water is a global priority...
  13. Saoudi A, Brient L, Boucetta S, Ouzrout R, Bormans M, Bensouilah M. Management of toxic cyanobacteria for drinking water production of Ain Zada Dam. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:361 pubmed publisher
    Blooms of toxic cyanobacteria in Algerian reservoirs represent a potential health problem, mainly from drinking water that supplies the local population of Ain Zada (Bordj Bou Arreridj)...
  14. Rahman S, Kippler M, Tofail F, Bolte S, Hamadani J, Vahter M. Manganese in Drinking Water and Cognitive Abilities and Behavior at 10 Years of Age: A Prospective Cohort Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2017;125:057003 pubmed publisher
    Cross-sectional studies have indicated impaired neurodevelopment with elevated drinking water manganese concentrations (W-Mn), but potential susceptible exposure windows are unknown.
  15. Gaget V, Lau M, Sendall B, Froscio S, Humpage A. Cyanotoxins: Which detection technique for an optimum risk assessment?. Water Res. 2017;118:227-238 pubmed publisher
    The presence of toxigenic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in drinking water reservoirs poses a risk to human and animal health worldwide...
  16. Limmathurotsakul D, Wongsuvan G, Aanensen D, Ngamwilai S, Saiprom N, Rongkard P, et al. Melioidosis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei in drinking water, Thailand, 2012. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014;20:265-8 pubmed publisher
    ..patients in Thailand with culture-confirmed melioidosis who had Burkholderia pseudomallei isolated from their drinking water. The multilocus sequence type of B...
  17. . Surveillance for waterborne disease outbreaks associated with drinking water and other nonrecreational water - United States, 2009-2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013;62:714-20 pubmed
    ..During 2009-2010, the most recent years for which finalized data are available, 33 drinking water-associated outbreaks were reported, comprising 1,040 cases of illness, 85 hospitalizations, and nine deaths...
  18. Baresova M, Pivokonsky M, Novotna K, Naceradska J, Brányik T. An application of cellular organic matter to coagulation of cyanobacterial cells (Merismopedia tenuissima). Water Res. 2017;122:70-77 pubmed publisher
    Algae affect the performance of drinking water treatment significantly when they decay and release considerable amounts of cellular organic matter (COM)...
  19. Cha M, Kim H, Kang Y, Lee M, Kang H, Kim J, et al. Thin silica shell coated Ag assembled nanostructures for expanding generality of SERS analytes. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0178651 pubmed publisher
    ..Results suggest that SiO2@Ag@SiO2 NP-based SERS detection systems can be used as a simple and universal detection tool for environment pollutants and food safety. ..
  20. Vazquez Boucard C, Lee Cruz L, Mercier L, Ramírez Orozco M, Serrano Pinto V, Anguiano G, et al. A study of DNA damage in buccal cells of consumers of well- and/or tap-water using the comet assay: Assessment of occupational exposure to genotoxicants. Environ Mol Mutagen. 2017;58:619-627 pubmed publisher
    ..Heavy metals (arsenic, mercury, and lead) were detected in water of some wells used for irrigation and human consumption. Environ. Mol. Mutagen. 58:619-627, 2017. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. ..
  21. Smith A. Arsenic and diabetes. Environ Health Perspect. 2013;121:A70-1 pubmed publisher
  22. Lam S, Cunsolo A, Sawatzky A, Ford J, Harper S. How does the media portray drinking water security in Indigenous communities in Canada? An analysis of Canadian newspaper coverage from 2000-2015. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:282 pubmed publisher
    b>Drinking water insecurity and related health outcomes often disproportionately impact Indigenous communities internationally...
  23. Stoler J, WEEKS J, Appiah Otoo R. Drinking Water in Transition: A Multilevel Cross-sectional Analysis of Sachet Water Consumption in Accra. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e67257 pubmed publisher
    Rapid population growth in developing cities often outpaces improvements to drinking water supplies, and sub-Saharan Africa as a region has the highest percentage of urban population without piped water access, a figure that continues to ..
  24. Wang Y, Ma L, Mao Y, Jiang X, Xia Y, Yu K, et al. Comammox in drinking water systems. Water Res. 2017;116:332-341 pubmed publisher
    ..The comammox amoA-like sequences were also detected from some other drinking water systems, and even outnumbered the AOA and AOB amoA-like sequences...
  25. Tan K, Lu G, Piao H, Chen S, Jiao X, Gai N, et al. Current Contamination Status of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Tapwater from 17 Cities in the Eastern China and Their Correlations with Surface Waters. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2017;99:224-231 pubmed publisher
    ..Several industries such as paper, textile, and leather industries may contribute to the contamination of PFASs in tapwater. ..
  26. Zlatanović L, van der Hoek J, Vreeburg J. An experimental study on the influence of water stagnation and temperature change on water quality in a full-scale domestic drinking water system. Water Res. 2017;123:761-772 pubmed publisher
    The drinking water quality changes during the transport through distribution systems...
  27. Ritter M, Camille E, Velcine C, Guillaume R, Lantagne D. Optimizing Household Chlorination Marketing Strategies: A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effect of Price and Promotion on Adoption in Haiti. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017;97:271-280 pubmed publisher
    ..Decisions about pricing and promotion for health products in developing countries affect health impact, cost recovery, and cost-effectiveness, and tradeoffs between these goals should be made explicit in program design. ..
  28. Fu J, Lee W, Coleman C, Nowack K, Carter J, Huang C. Removal of disinfection byproduct (DBP) precursors in water by two-stage biofiltration treatment. Water Res. 2017;123:224-235 pubmed publisher
    ..Pre-chlorination upstream of the biofilters may not greatly impact the overall removal of DBPFP by SA/GAC biofiltration. In addition, results showed that SA/GAC biofiltration was a useful procedure to remove the inorganic DBP chlorite. ..
  29. Jagtap S, Yenkie M, Labhsetwar N, Rayalu S. Fluoride in drinking water and defluoridation of water. Chem Rev. 2012;112:2454-66 pubmed publisher
  30. Nicole W. The WASH approach: fighting waterborne diseases in emergency situations. Environ Health Perspect. 2015;123:A6-A15 pubmed publisher
  31. Zhang H, Sun Y, Li Y, Zhou X, Tang X, Yi P, et al. Quality assessment of groundwater from the south-eastern Arabian Peninsula. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:411 pubmed publisher
    ..Seawater intrusion along coastal regions has deteriorated the water quality and the phenomenon may become more intensive with future warming climate and rising sea level. ..
  32. Guzel K, Kirzioglu Z, Adiloglu A, Ertürk M. Effect of fluoride on salivary immunoglobulins and sialic acid. Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2017;63:320-323 pubmed publisher
    ..in children with dental fluorosis and healthy teeth who live in places with high fluoride concentration in drinking water. Fifty-one (51) healthy children between 6 and 12 years old with no caries were randomly selected from primary ..
  33. Vogel L. Health on the hill: Six health bills to watch. CMAJ. 2017;189:E1373-E1374 pubmed publisher
  34. McCleaf P, Englund S, Östlund A, Lindegren K, Wiberg K, Ahrens L. Removal efficiency of multiple poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in drinking water using granular activated carbon (GAC) and anion exchange (AE) column tests. Water Res. 2017;120:77-87 pubmed publisher
    Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been detected in drinking water at relatively high concentrations throughout the world which has led to implementation of regulatory guidelines for specific PFASs in drinking water in ..
  35. Rylander R. Comment on "Association between Lifetime Exposure to Inorganic Arsenic in Drinking Water and Coronary Heart Disease in Colorado Residents". Environ Health Perspect. 2015;123:A169 pubmed publisher
  36. Hanigan D, Truong L, Simonich M, Tanguay R, Westerhoff P. Zebrafish embryo toxicity of 15 chlorinated, brominated, and iodinated disinfection by-products. J Environ Sci (China). 2017;58:302-310 pubmed publisher
    Disinfection to protect human health occurs at drinking water and wastewater facilities through application of non-selective oxidants including chlorine...
  37. Krasner S, Cantor K, Weyer P, Hildesheim M, Amy G. Case study approach to modeling historical disinfection by-product exposure in Iowa drinking waters. J Environ Sci (China). 2017;58:183-190 pubmed publisher
    ..Trihalomethanes (THMs), the most commonly measured and dominant class of DBPs in drinking water, served as a primary metric and surrogate for the full DBP mixture...
  38. Mwakabona H, Ndé Tchoupé A, Njau K, Noubactep C, Wydra K. Metallic iron for safe drinking water provision: Considering a lost knowledge. Water Res. 2017;117:127-142 pubmed publisher
    Around year 1890, the technology of using metallic iron (Fe0) for safe drinking water provision was already established in Europe...
  39. Kemper A, Barnett E, Walter E, Hornik C, Pierre Joseph N, Broder K, et al. Drinking Water to Prevent Postvaccination Presyncope in Adolescents: A Randomized Trial. Pediatrics. 2017;140: pubmed publisher
    Postvaccination syncope can cause injury. Drinking water prephlebotomy increases peripheral vascular tone, decreasing risk of blood-donation presyncope and syncope...
  40. Ochoo B, Valcour J, Sarkar A. Association between perceptions of public drinking water quality and actual drinking water quality: A community-based exploratory study in Newfoundland (Canada). Environ Res. 2017;159:435-443 pubmed publisher
    Studying public perception on drinking water quality is crucial for managing of water resources, generation of water quality standards, and surveillance of the drinking-water quality...
  41. De Roos A, Gurian P, Robinson L, Rai A, Zakeri I, Kondo M. Review of Epidemiological Studies of Drinking-Water Turbidity in Relation to Acute Gastrointestinal Illness. Environ Health Perspect. 2017;125:086003 pubmed publisher
    Turbidity has been used as an indicator of microbiological contamination of drinking water in time-series studies attempting to discern the presence of waterborne gastrointestinal illness; however, the utility of turbidity as a proxy ..
  42. Fernández C, Giacaman R, Cury J. [Fluoride concentration in bottled waters sold in Chile]. Rev Med Chil. 2014;142:623-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Three samples were within the optimal F concentration recommended for drinking water in Chile, which ranges from 0.6 to 1.0 ppm F. Two were above such concentration and the others below...
  43. Chatterjee C, Triplett R, Johnson C, Ahmed P. Willingness to pay for safe drinking water: A contingent valuation study in Jacksonville, FL. J Environ Manage. 2017;203:413-421 pubmed publisher
    A surprising number of U.S. cities have drinking water with unhealthy levels of chemicals and contaminants...
  44. Khan S, Beattie T, Knapp C. The use of minimum selectable concentrations (MSCs) for determining the selection of antimicrobial resistant bacteria. Ecotoxicology. 2017;26:283-292 pubmed publisher
    The use of antimicrobial compounds is indispensable in many industries, especially drinking water production, to eradicate microorganisms...
  45. Al Khatib I, Al Zabadi H, Saffarini G. Radon in harvested rainwater at the household level, Palestine. J Environ Radioact. 2017;169-170:192-196 pubmed publisher
    ..14 ± 0.06 Bq/L. The estimated annual effective radiation doses for babies, children and adults were all far below the maximum limit of 5 mSvy-1 set by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. ..
  46. Barrett J. Plugging the holes in water distribution systems: deficiencies may contribute to gastrointestinal illnesses. Environ Health Perspect. 2014;122:A195 pubmed publisher
  47. Levy K. Does Poor Water Quality Cause Diarrheal Disease?. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015;93:899-900 pubmed publisher
  48. Kim N, Mason C, Nelson R, Afton S, Essader A, Medlin J, et al. Arsenic exposure and incidence of type 2 diabetes in Southwestern American Indians. Am J Epidemiol. 2013;177:962-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The population resides where drinking water contains arsenic at concentrations above federally recommended limits...
  49. Jeong C, Machek E, Shakeri M, Duirk S, Ternes T, Richardson S, et al. The impact of iodinated X-ray contrast agents on formation and toxicity of disinfection by-products in drinking water. J Environ Sci (China). 2017;58:173-182 pubmed publisher
    ..Only iohexol enhanced genotoxicity compared to the chlorinated source water. ..
  50. Liu G, Tao Y, Zhang Y, Lut M, Knibbe W, Van der Wielen P, et al. Hotspots for selected metal elements and microbes accumulation and the corresponding water quality deterioration potential in an unchlorinated drinking water distribution system. Water Res. 2017;124:435-445 pubmed publisher
    Biofilm formation, loose deposit accumulation and water quality deterioration in drinking water distribution systems have been widely reported...
  51. Bai X, Zhang T, Qu Z, Li H, Yang Z. Contribution of filamentous fungi to the musty odorant 2,4,6-trichloroanisole in water supply reservoirs and associated drinking water treatment plants. Chemosphere. 2017;182:223-230 pubmed publisher
    ..the distribution of 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (2,4,6-TCA) in two water supply reservoirs and four associated drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs) were investigated. The 2,4,6-TCA concentrations were in the range of 1.53-2...
  52. Wang A, McMahan L, Rutstein S, Stauber C, Reyes J, Sobsey M. Household Microbial Water Quality Testing in a Peruvian Demographic and Health Survey: Evaluation of the Compartment Bag Test for Escherichia coli. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017;96:970-975 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this research was to pilot a novel test for Escherichia coli quantification of household drinking water in the 2011 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) in Peru...
  53. Xiao S, Lv X, Zeng Y, Jin T, Luo L, Zhang B, et al. Mutagenicity and estrogenicity of raw water and drinking water in an industrialized city in the Yangtze River Delta. Chemosphere. 2017;185:647-655 pubmed publisher
    ..From 2010 to 2016, raw water and drinking water samples were continually collected at Waterworks A and B (Taihu Lake) and Waterworks C (Yangtze River)...
  54. Shomar B, Hawari J. Desalinated drinking water in the GCC countries - The need to address consumer perceptions. Environ Res. 2017;158:203-211 pubmed publisher
    ..It extends water quality research to be addressed by standards for organoleptic parameters in desalinated drinking water. Accordingly, consumer awareness and outreach campaigns should be implemented to encourage people to drink tap ..
  55. Gomes Freitas D, Silva R, Bataus L, Barbosa M, da Silva Bitencourt Braga C, Carneiro L. Bacteriological water quality in school's drinking fountains and detection antibiotic resistance genes. Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2017;16:5 pubmed publisher
    ..Among the samples positive for coliforms, 27 had plasmid stable and with the ability to perform conjugation. The plasmids had similar forms, suggesting that the resistance in some bacteria may be linked to those genes extra chromosomal. ..
  56. Kumar A, Kaur M, Mehra R, Sharma D, Mishra R. Comparative Study of Radon Concentration with Two Techniques and Elemental Analysis in Drinking Water Samples of the Jammu District, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Health Phys. 2017;113:271-281 pubmed publisher
    The level of radon concentration has been assessed using the Advanced SMART RnDuo technique in 30 drinking water samples from Jammu district, Jammu and Kashmir, India...
  57. Vieux F, Maillot M, Constant F, Drewnowski A. Water and beverage consumption patterns among 4 to 13-year-old children in the United Kingdom. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:479 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to assess consumption patterns for plain drinking water relative to sugary beverages among UK children...
  58. Hayat E, Baba A. Quality of groundwater resources in Afghanistan. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:318 pubmed publisher
    ..Access to safe drinking water is still a problem in the country, which has caused different health issues and even child mortality ..
  59. Jiménez Villarreal J, Rivas Armendariz D, Pineda Belmontes C, Betancourt Martínez N, Macías Corral M, Guerra Alanis A, et al. Detection of damage on single- or double-stranded DNA in a population exposed to arsenic in drinking water. Genet Mol Res. 2017;16: pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we compared the concentration of As in drinking water, nutritional status, lifestyle variables, and the level of genotoxicity in an exposed population and a control ..
  60. Jie Y, Jie Z, Ya L, Xuesong Y, Jing Y, Yu Y, et al. Pollution by Nonylphenol in river, tap water, and aquatic in an acid rain-plagued city in southwest China. Int J Environ Health Res. 2017;27:179-190 pubmed publisher
    ..water in Huichuan district was six times as high as Honghuagang district, which was above Standards for the Drinking Water Quality for Phenols of China (2 ?g/L)...
  61. Bond T, Graham N. Predicting chloroform production from organic precursors. Water Res. 2017;124:167-176 pubmed publisher
    Quantitative methods which link molecular descriptors for recognized precursors to formation of drinking water disinfection byproducts are scarce...
  62. Ochoa Rivero J, Reyes Fierro A, Peralta Pérez M, Zavala Díaz de la Serna F, Ballinas Casarrubias L, Salmerón I, et al. Levels and Distribution of Pollutants in the Waters of an Aquatic Ecosystem in Northern Mexico. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    ..The water in the communal zone is the least contaminated, but can only be recommended for irrigation of plants with high stress tolerance and not for crops. ..
  63. Lampron Goulet É, Gagnon F, Langlois M. Association between consumption of private well water contaminated by low levels of arsenic and dysglycemia in a rural region of Quebec, Canada. Environ Res. 2017;159:232-238 pubmed publisher
    ..and diabetes is not clearly defined for populations exposed to low or moderate levels of inorganic As (iAs) in drinking water (< 150µg/L)...
  64. Al Shboul K, Alali A, Batayneh I, Al Khodire H. Radiation hazards and lifetime risk assessment of tap water using liquid scintillation counting and high-resolution gamma spectrometry. J Environ Radioact. 2017;178-179:245-252 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, the average lifetime risk and annual effective dose received by age-grouped inhabitants due to direct and indirect tap water consumption are evaluated, where most of the received dose is attributed to 226Ra. ..
  65. Soares K, Cerqueira M, Caldas S, Primel E. Evaluation of alternative environmentally friendly matrix solid phase dispersion solid supports for the simultaneous extraction of 15 pesticides of different chemical classes from drinking water treatment sludge. Chemosphere. 2017;182:547-554 pubmed publisher
    ..optimization and validation of a method for the extraction of 15 pesticides of different chemical classes in drinking water treatment sludge (DWTS) by vortex-assisted Matrix Solid Phase Dispersion (MSPD) with determination by gas ..
  66. Parvez F, Medina S, Santella R, Islam T, Lauer F, Alam N, et al. Arsenic exposures alter clinical indicators of anemia in a male population of smokers and non-smokers in Bangladesh. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2017;331:62-68 pubmed publisher
    b>Drinking water arsenic (WAs) exposure has been linked to a number of detrimental health outcomes including anemia, primarily among pregnant women. Little is known about the effects of arsenic (As) on hematological disorders among men...
  67. Zhang Z, Liu D, Qian Y, Wu Y, He P, Liang S, et al. Drinking water treatment using a submerged internal-circulation membrane coagulation reactor coupled with permanganate oxidation. J Environ Sci (China). 2017;56:153-163 pubmed publisher
    A submerged internal circulating membrane coagulation reactor (MCR) was used to treat surface water to produce drinking water. Polyaluminum chloride (PACl) was used as coagulant, and a hydrophilic polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) submerged ..
  68. Mantha M, Yeary E, Trent J, Creed P, Kubachka K, Hanley T, et al. Estimating Inorganic Arsenic Exposure from U.S. Rice and Total Water Intakes. Environ Health Perspect. 2017;125:057005 pubmed publisher
    Among nonoccupationally exposed U.S. residents, drinking water and diet are considered primary exposure pathways for inorganic arsenic (iAs)...
  69. Han J, Zhang X, Liu J, Zhu X, Gong T. Characterization of halogenated DBPs and identification of new DBPs trihalomethanols in chlorine dioxide treated drinking water with multiple extractions. J Environ Sci (China). 2017;58:83-92 pubmed publisher
    ..organic halogen (TOX), a collective parameter for all halogenated DBPs, formed in ClO2-treated drinking water is still unknown...
  70. Duan H, Tao M, Loiselle S, Zhao W, Cao Z, Ma R, et al. MODIS observations of cyanobacterial risks in a eutrophic lake: Implications for long-term safety evaluation in drinking-water source. Water Res. 2017;122:455-470 pubmed publisher
    ..Remote sensing cyanobacterial risk mapping provides a new tool for reservoir and lake management programs. ..
  71. Kothawala D, Köhler S, Östlund A, Wiberg K, Ahrens L. Influence of dissolved organic matter concentration and composition on the removal efficiency of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) during drinking water treatment. Water Res. 2017;121:320-328 pubmed publisher
    b>Drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs) are constantly adapting to a host of emerging threats including the removal of micro-pollutants like perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), while concurrently considering how background levels of ..
  72. Rosa G, Clasen T. Consistency of Use and Effectiveness of Household Water Treatment among Indian Households Claiming to Treat Their Water. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017;97:259-270 pubmed publisher
    Household water treatment (HWT) can improve drinking water quality and prevent disease if used correctly and consistently by populations at risk...
  73. Parvez S, Frost K, Sundararajan M. Evaluation of Drinking Water Disinfectant Byproducts Compliance Data as an Indirect Measure for Short-Term Exposure in Humans. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    ..This study suggests that LRAA and QA data are not good proxies of short-term exposure. Further investigation is needed to determine if other drinking water systems show consistent findings for improved regulation.
  74. Du Y, Luo K, Hussain R. Comparative study of physico-chemical parameters of drinking water from some longevity and non-longevity areas of China. J Water Health. 2017;15:462-473 pubmed publisher
    ..This study was carried out to find the characteristics of elemental contents of drinking water in longevity areas in South China and the differences to non-longevity areas in China...
  75. Reddy B V, Kusuma Y, Pandav C, Goswami A, Krishnan A. Water and Sanitation Hygiene Practices for Under-Five Children among Households of Sugali Tribe of Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India. J Environ Public Health. 2017;2017:7517414 pubmed publisher
    ..In the hierarchical stepwise multiple linear regression, only socioeconomic variables were significantly associated with WaSH score. WaSH related practices were generally poor in people of the Sugali Tribe in Andhra Pradesh, India. ..
  76. Sanya R, Tumwesige E, Elliott A, Seeley J. Perceptions about interventions to control schistosomiasis among the Lake Victoria island communities of Koome, Uganda. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017;11:e0005982 pubmed publisher
    ..However, any interventions deployed need to be acceptable to, and sustainable by, the target communities...
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    ..Additional preliminary studies suggest that subtherapeutic levels, including microlevels of lithium, may influence human cognition...
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