Mutagens and Carcinogens in Water Resources


S. Sciacca, M. Ferrante and G. Oliveri Conti
University of Catania, Italy

Series: Water Resource Planning, Development and Management
BISAC: TEC010030

Water is the basic constituent of all living beings; it is, therefore, an essential dietary element and a primary resource. Water resources, because of their importance to public health, must be properly safeguarded and protected to prevent possible contamination. The International standard references concerning water resources are various and, though they are based on WHO guidelines, they are extremely diversified in relation to local issues and emerging problems. The purpose of this book is to highlight that natural or antropic environmental contamination and water treatments, like drinking water treatments, may pose health at risk. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents



1. Water sources and their availability

2. Mutagenic and carcinogenic contaminants in water resources

3. Mutagens and carcinogens pollutants in disinfected waters

4. Future perspectives on potential water mutagenicity and cancerogenicity




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