Chemical hazards in drinking-water - dicofol
The draft document is now available for review. Comments are welcome following the format on the comment sheet, below.
Comments on the draft background documents above should be sent before 30 May 2007 to email@example.com.
Rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality
Dicofol is included in the plan of work of the rolling revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality.
Although the Berlin Coordinating Committee meeting (2000) suggested that this chemical is unlikely to occur in drinking-water and therefore should not be included in the Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality, the Chemical Aspects Working Group meeting in Tokyo (2002) recommended that it be considered as part of the rolling revision process based on the 1992 JMPR assessment.
Short background document for second addendum.
Progress to date
The Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality Working Group meeting (Geneva, 2004) agreed to review the occurrence data for dicofol in order to determine whether it satisfies the criteria for inclusion and should be added to the rolling revision. The Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality Working Group meeting (Geneva, 2006) agreed that a short background document on dicofol should be prepared for the second addendum.