Special Issue "Drinking Water and Health"

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A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Nicholas Frederick Gray
Botany, School of Natural Science, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Website: http://tcdlocalportal.tcd.ie/pls/public/staff.detail?p_unit=naturalsciences&p_name=nfgray
E-Mail: nfgray@tcd.ie
Interests: wastewater treatment; river pollution control and assessment; water treatment; carbon footprint analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The way in which drinking water is perceived and regulated is constantly changing, and this has been reflected in the past decade by a far more rigorous health-based approach in setting water quality guidelines. Changes in climate associated with global warming is seriously affecting sustainability of supplies as well as impacting on water quality. Advances in chemical and microbial analysis are revealing many new contaminants that were previously either undetectable or unknown; while toxicological and epidemiological evidence is continually altering our perception of risk from contaminants.

Water can become contaminated anywhere within the supply chain, at the resource (e.g., arsenic, fluoride, nitrate, organic micro-pollutants, endocrine-disrupting compounds, metals, algal toxins, radon and radionuclides), during treatment (e.g., aluminium, acrylamide, fluoride, disinfection by-products) or distribution (e.g., asbestos, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) and even within the home itself (e.g., metals). With pathogens found at all stages of the supply chain. Our understanding of these risks and how to manage them is continuously evolving with new innovative technological and management solutions being introduced in the constant battle to ensure water is safe to drink.

This special edition focuses on the current state of drinking water quality research and how this affects the health and welfare of those who drink it.

Dr. Nicholas Frederick Gray
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • drinking water
  • microbial pathogens
  • drinking water contaminants
  • water quality
  • risk assessment
  • water security
  • water safety
  • emergency response

Published Papers (23 papers)

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(8), 2758-2771; doi:10.3390/ijerph9082758
Received: 1 June 2012; in revised form: 4 July 2012 / Accepted: 16 July 2012 / Published: 2 August 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(8), 2669-2693; doi:10.3390/ijerph9082669
Received: 20 April 2012; in revised form: 6 July 2012 / Accepted: 12 July 2012 / Published: 30 July 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(5), 1771-1790; doi:10.3390/ijerph9051771
Received: 30 March 2012; in revised form: 12 April 2012 / Accepted: 20 April 2012 / Published: 7 May 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(5), 1609-1625; doi:10.3390/ijerph9051609
Received: 29 February 2012; in revised form: 17 April 2012 / Accepted: 17 April 2012 / Published: 4 May 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(4), 1051-1067; doi:10.3390/ijerph9041051
Received: 28 January 2012; in revised form: 20 March 2012 / Accepted: 20 March 2012 / Published: 26 March 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(3), 880-894; doi:10.3390/ijerph9030880
Received: 14 February 2012; in revised form: 28 February 2012 / Accepted: 1 March 2012 / Published: 14 March 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(1), 139-170; doi:10.3390/ijerph9010139
Received: 1 November 2011; in revised form: 21 December 2011 / Accepted: 27 December 2011 / Published: 4 January 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(12), 4460-4476; doi:10.3390/ijerph8124460
Received: 29 October 2011; in revised form: 19 November 2011 / Accepted: 25 November 2011 / Published: 30 November 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(3), 713-732; doi:10.3390/ijerph8030713
Received: 7 February 2011; in revised form: 28 February 2011 / Accepted: 1 March 2011 / Published: 3 March 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(2), 565-578; doi:10.3390/ijerph8020565
Received: 1 January 2011; in revised form: 27 January 2011 / Accepted: 15 February 2011 / Published: 21 February 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(2), 456-469; doi:10.3390/ijerph8020456
Received: 30 December 2010; in revised form: 25 January 2011 / Accepted: 25 January 2011 / Published: 9 February 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(1), 97-104; doi:10.3390/ijerph8010097
Received: 24 November 2010; in revised form: 30 December 2010 / Accepted: 31 December 2010 / Published: 6 January 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(12), 4179-4202; doi:10.3390/ijerph7124179
Received: 10 November 2010; Accepted: 6 December 2010 / Published: 10 December 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(11), 4002-4022; doi:10.3390/ijerph7114002
Received: 9 October 2010; in revised form: 4 November 2010 / Accepted: 12 November 2010 / Published: 17 November 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(11), 3929-3953; doi:10.3390/ijerph7113929
Received: 28 September 2010; in revised form: 22 October 2010 / Accepted: 29 October 2010 / Published: 5 November 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(10), 3842-3852; doi:10.3390/ijerph7103842
Received: 20 September 2010; in revised form: 18 October 2010 / Accepted: 20 October 2010 / Published: 25 October 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(10), 3657-3703; doi:10.3390/ijerph7103657
Received: 19 August 2010; in revised form: 7 September 2010 / Accepted: 28 September 2010 / Published: 15 October 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(10), 3644-3656; doi:10.3390/ijerph7103644
Received: 20 August 2010; in revised form: 23 September 2010 / Accepted: 28 September 2010 / Published: 14 October 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(9), 3376-3381; doi:10.3390/ijerph7093376
Received: 20 July 2010; in revised form: 3 August 2010 / Accepted: 25 August 2010 / Published: 31 August 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(8), 3225-3234; doi:10.3390/ijerph7083225
Received: 20 July 2010; in revised form: 9 August 2010 / Accepted: 16 August 2010 / Published: 19 August 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(8), 3115-3128; doi:10.3390/ijerph7083115
Received: 23 June 2010; in revised form: 31 July 2010 / Accepted: 2 August 2010 / Published: 6 August 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(6), 2620-2637; doi:10.3390/ijerph7062620
Received: 5 May 2010; in revised form: 4 June 2010 / Accepted: 4 June 2010 / Published: 14 June 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1597-1611; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041597
Received: 25 February 2010; in revised form: 29 March 2010 / Accepted: 31 March 2010 / Published: 6 April 2010
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