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Public water platforms convey high quality water to the general public. in addition they current an enormous array of difficulties, from pollutants tracking and regulate to the basics of hydraulics and pipe becoming.

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Some industrial contamination also occurs, but the principal sources in water supplies are corrosion of brass and copper pipe, and the addition of copper salts during water treatment for algal control. Industrial sources include smelting and refining, copper wire mills, coal burning industries, electroplating, tanning, engraving, photography, insecticides, fungicides, and iron- and steel-producing industries. 043 mg / L. 2 A 1981 survey conducted by EPA measured copper from the consumer’s tap (30-second flushed, random daytime grab sample).

Acute barium poisoning exerts a strong, prolonged stimulant action on all muscles, including cardiac and smooth muscle of the gastrointestinal tract and bladder. In small chronic doses, barium may cause an increase in blood pressure and hypertension. Barium does not accumulate in bones, muscles, kidneys, or other tissues. EPA has not classified the carcinogenicity of barium (Group D) because of inadequate evidence. Beryllium Sources Beryllium is a member of the alkaline earth metals. It is found in many minerals, and is mostly produced by reducing beryllium fluoride with magnesium metal.

Between 1965 and 1980, EPA sampled 795 groundwater supplies and 142 surface supplies. They found that 10 percent of the groundwater had chromium concentrations above 5 ␮g / L (in positive samples, the average was 16 ␮g / L and the maximum 49 ␮g / L) and 17 percent of the surface waters had levels above 5 ␮g / L (in positive samples, the average was 10 ␮g / L and the maximum 25 ␮g / L). 0 ␮g / L. The reported chromium concentrations in this study may be a little higher than the actual values due to inadequate flushing of tap water before collection of samples.

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