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Sci Total Environ. 1989 Oct 1;86(1-2):43-51.

Development of the revised drinking water standard for chromium.

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U.S. Environment Protection Agency, Office of Drinking Water, Washington, DC.


Comprehensive regulations are being developed to limit human exposure to contamination in drinking water by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). These regulations are being developed in several phases and include synthetic organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, microbiological contaminants and radionuclides. This paper addresses the fundamental concepts and approaches used by EPA in setting drinking water regulations and how EPA is using these concepts to revise the drinking water standard for chromium.

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