Browse Illinois Water Resources Center - Public Health by Issue Date

  • Engelbrecht, R.S.; Chaudhuri, Malay (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1969-09)
    Using bacterial viruses bacteriophages T4 and MS2 against Escherichia coli as models and aluminum as the coagulant metal ion, it was shown that removal of viruses from water by chemical coagulation and flocculation with ...

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  • Hallenbeck, William H.; Hesse, Carolyn S.; Chen, Edwin H.; Patel-Mandlik, Kusum; Wolff, Arthur H. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1977-01)
    Several published reports indicate that asbestos is found in public drinking water supplies. In order to determine the health effects of ingested asbestos, relevant animal and human studies were reviewed. From these studies, ...

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  • Sollo Jr., F.W.; Larson, Thurston E.; Mueller, Henry F. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1978-09)
    The objective of this project was to determine whether or not the fluoride level in waters with moderate fluoride content (2 to 10 mg/l) could be reduced to acceptable levels by chemical treatment. The optimum concentration ...

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  • Johnston, James B.; Herren, James N. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1979-05)
    We have developed a simple, relatively comprehensive method for the recovery of nonvolatile mutagenic compounds from surface waters. The method recovers compounds by sequential passage of the water sample through a silica ...

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  • Means, Jay C.; Perkins, Edward G.; Ellis, David D.; Chaudry, Muhammad M. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1981-02)
    A great deal of concern exists over the presence of potentially carcinogenic and/or mutagenic substances in drinking water supplies. The general analytical schemes currently applied to water are less suited than specific ...

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  • Brenniman, Gary R.; Hallenbeck, William H.; Anderson, Robert J.; Baukus , Alvida T. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1981-04)
    A recent study in Massachusetts found that a group of high school sophomores exposed to 107 mg/l sodium in their drinking water had significantly higher blood pressures than a control group exposed to a lower level of ...

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  • Clark, Robert Raymond; Johnston, James B. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1982-03)
    A growing number of studies have detected mutagens in public water supplies. The widely accepted hypothesis that mutagenic substances are potential carcinogens therefore demands that these substances be characterized, ...

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  • Plewa, Michael J.; Hopke, Philip K. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1984-12)
    The disposal of complex mixtures such as waste water on agricultural lands poses known and unknown environmental risks. Mutagens may be introduced into the eco-system and perhaps concentrated by crop plants or leached into ...

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  • Larson, Richard A.; Marley, Karen A. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1986-09)
    Toxaphene is a persistent pesticide which is highly toxic to a broad range of organisms including freshwater fish. The sources of Toxaphene are still not clearly understood. Atmospheric transport from the cotton growing ...

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