Water Sanitation Health

Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality, 2nd edition

Volume 2 - Health criteria and other supporting information

WHO, Geneva, 1996.
ISBN 92 4 154480 5

Volume 2 explains how guideline values for drinking-water contaminants are to be used, defines the criteria used to select the various chemical, physical, microbiological, and radiological contaminants included in the report, describes the approaches used in deriving guideline values, and presents brief summary statements either supporting the guideline values recommended or explaining why no health-based guideline value is required at the present time.

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