Carole Stevens


History of Water

Annotated Bibliography copyright 2001 Carole Stevens

Barzilay, Joshua I., M.D.; and Winkler G. Weinberg, M.D.; and J. William Eley, M.D., M.P.H. The Water We Drink. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1999.   A historical view of the importance of treating our drinking water. Discusses diseases, health benefits and concerns.

Benarde, Melvin A. Our Precarious Habitat: Fifteen Years Later. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1989.   Establishes environmental concerns and health effects. Focuses on waste, pollution, pesticides, food as well as the environment as a whole.

Edmondson, W. T. The Uses of Ecology: Lake Washington and Beyond. Washington: University of Washington Press, 1991. Addresses the pollution and recovery of Lake Washington. Uses this lake to establish other environmental problems in regards to populations, communities and ecosystems.

Jolley, Robert L., William A. Brungs, Joseph A. Cotruvo, Robert B. Cumming, Jack S. Mattice, and Vivian A. Jacobs, eds. Water Chlorination: Environmental Impact and Health Effects. Vol. 4 of Environmental, Health, and Risk. Ann Arbor: Ann Arbor Science Publishers, 1983.   Focuses on water chlorination and the impact on health and the environment. Scientific papers focusing on health and statistical evidence of chlorination and its effects.

Katz, J., ed. Ozone and Chlorine Dioxide Technology for Disinfection of Drinking Water. Park Ridge, N. J.: Noyes Data Corporation, 1980.   Establishes the importance of chlorination but, address other possible ways of purifying our water. Alternative treatment discussed is ozonation and chlorine dioxide and their microbiological and environmental aspects.

Moeller, Dade W. Environmental Health. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1992.  Describes aspects of environmental health such as, air, food, water, energy, etc. Focuses on supplying information and awareness of the health issues we face in our environment.

Morgan, Monroe T. Environmental Health. Dubuque, Iowa: Brown & Benchmark Publishers, 1993.   Addresses the more important aspects of environmental health. Portray's the environment as being a major aspect in public health.

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Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle. A Pilot-Scale Study of Chlorination Curtailment at the Renton Treatment Plant. Washington, 1978.   A study to detect bacteria within chlorinated, unchlorinated and dechlorinated water. The emphasis of the study was the effects that chlorine had on a river receiving the water (such as salmon).

National Cancer Institute. New Study Suggests Water Chlorination Linked to Bladder Cancer Risk. United States, 1987.  A research study indicating a correlation in chlorinated drinking water and cancer.

University of Tennessee Center for Clean Products and Clean Technologies. Demonstration of Alternative Cleaning Systems. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1995.   A report of the implementation of alternative cleaning technologies. Focus on the environmental impact of chemicals and pollution.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Don't Drink the Water: Until You Have Read This. Denver, Colorado, 1980.   A pamphlet on the risks of drinking water from streams, lakes or springs. The risk of getting Giardia is the organism that is discussed.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Environmental Research Laboratory Office of Research and Development. Chemical/Biological Implications of Using Chlorine and Ozone for Disinfection. Deluth, Minnesota, 1977.   A report which shows the organic materials derived from chlorine and ozone disinfection and the biological impact.

U. S. Public Interest Research Group. Dirty Water Scoundrels: State by State Violations of the Clean Water Act by the Nation's Largest Facilities. Washington, D.C., 1997.  This report shows state by state violations of the clean water act.

White, George Clifford. Handbook of Chlorination and Alternative Disinfectants. New York: Wiley- Interscience Publication, 1999.   Focus on the increasing population and the betterment of procedures in water treatment as well as water availability.

Williams, Robert B.; and Gordon L. Culp. Handbook of Public Water Systems. New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1986.  Addresses the different aspects of water treatment techniques. Provides the information of water systems, from the source of water to the delivery of the final product.