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Are chloramines harmful to fish?
Are children or adults exposed to too much fluoride?
Are there public water systems that exceed the drinking water standard for fluoride? Why? What do they do about it?
Are there limits to the amount of sediment or sand allowed in drinking water? If yes, is there a maximum particle size?
Are public water systems required to monitor for sodium?
Are drinking water additives, such as chemicals used for fluoridation and coagulation, regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act?
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My son is working on a project about natural resources and has chosen spring water...is there any regulations (limitations) on the gathering of spring water?
Can the development of new homes utilizing septic systems as the only form of wastewater treatment adversely affect a nearby stream used as a drinking water source for several small communities downstream?
Are states, municipalities or tribal governments eligible to apply for the RFA?
Am I eligible to apply for the RFA?
Could you explain what the Partnership for Safe Water is?
Do public water systems need to notify their customers when changing methods of disinfection?
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As of the publication of the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfections Byproducts Rule (Stage 2 DBPR), what are EPA's conclusions for the potential association between chlorinated drinking water and adverse health effects?
Are the current drinking water standards protective of my children's health? Is there a list of drinking water contaminants that may be particularly harmful to children?
Is radon in my drinking water a health concern?
How much does water contribute to sodium in my diet?
Can I bathe, wash clothes, or wash dishes with water that has high levels of lead?
Is dermal exposure to arsenic in drinking water from bathing a concern?
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After the boil water advisory is lifted, will the water heater be contaminated?
Does boiling water remove minerals?
How can I treat my water to remove radon?
During a boil water advisory, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Web site recommends cleaning and sanitizing food preparation equipment, tableware, and utensils with commercially-bottled water, water hauled from an approved public water system, water fr
Are there methods I can use to remove fluoride from my drinking water at home? For example, boiling or use of commercially available water filters and units.
During a boil water advisory or other disaster that may cause tap water to be unsafe to drink, can water from a swimming pool or water bed be used for drinking?
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