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Water 2012, 4(2), 494-495; doi:10.3390/w4020494

New Books Received*
Disinfection By-Products and Human Health. Edited by Steve E. Hrudey and Jeffrey W.A. Charrois, IWA Publishing, 2012; 304 pages. Price: US$ 178.20/£ 99.00 ISBN 978–1–843–39519–5
Shu-Kun Lin
MDPI, Kandererstrasse 25, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland; Email:
Received: 16 May 2012 / Published: 18 May 2012

The following paragraphs are reproduced from the website of the publisher [1].

Disinfection By-Products and Human Health is based on contributions from speakers who participated in May 2011 workshops on Disinfection By-Products (DBPs) and Human Health at Ozwater 11 in Adelaide, Australia or at an AWA sponsored workshop at the Curtin Water Quality Research Centre, Perth, Australia.

The contributions are prepared to facilitate communication with practitioners, rather than researchers, making use of overview illustrations rather than dense text or data tables. Each chapter concludes with up to 5 key findings that are take-home messages for practitioners.

Disinfection By-Products and Human Health is aimed specifically at drinking water professionals (engineers, chemists and public health professionals) working on the front lines of drinking water issues where they must encounter actual day-to-day issues of risk management concerning DBPs in relation to all the other regulatory and water quality issues they must manage.

Although a topic this complex is certainly not amenable to simplistic explanations, this book aims to provide drinking water professionals with a pragmatic assessment of the current evidence and emerging issues concerning DBPs and public health.

Disinfection By-Products and Human Health is an essential, practical and accessible guide for drinking water professionals, engineers, chemists and public health professionals.

Table of Contents

  • Disinfection By-Products (DBPs) as a public health issue

  • S. E. Hrudey and J. W. A. Charrois

  • Research overview, regulatory history and current worldwide status of DBP regulations and guidelines

  • I. Kristiana, J. W. A. Charrois and S. E. Hrudey

  • Managing DBPs under challenging conditions - a utility water quality manager's perspective

  • R. Walker

  • Halogenated DBPs and emerging issues

  • S. W. Krasner

  • Nitrogenous DBPs, formation, control and new frontiers

  • W. A. Mitch

  • Nitrogenous DBPs in drinking water: toxicity, regulation, analysis, occurrence and control

  • D. Liew, K. L. Linge, A. Heitz and C. A. Joll

  • NDMA and other nitrosamines - health risk assessment and management

  • J. M. Boyd, J. W. A. Charrois, R. Hofmann and S. E. Hrudey

  • Recent novel DBPs halogenated benzoquinones

  • Y. Zhao, W. Wang, S.E. Hrudey and X.-F. Li

  • Mutagen X: The evolving story of an extremely potent mutagen, its toxicology and human health risk assessment

  • A. R. Humpage

  • Toxicological evaluation of experimental data that informs the magnitude of cancer risk from DBPs

  • Richard J. Bull

  • Epidemiological inference and evidence on DBPs and human health

  • S. E. Hrudey

  • Concluding thoughts on DBPs, water quality and public health risks

  • S. E. Hrudey and J. W. A. Charrois

  • Index

* Editor’s Note: The brief summary and the contents of the books are reported as provided by the authors or the publishers. Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent books of potential interest to readers of Water to the Publisher (Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), Kandererstrasse 25, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland. Tel. +41-61-683-77-34; Fax: +41-61-302-89-18; Email: Some books will be offered to the scholarly community for the purpose of preparing full-length reviews.


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