Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 99–103 | Cite as

Acid rain and drinking water degradation

  • Paulette Middleton
  • Steven L. Rhodes


Acid deposition-induced drinking water degradation is discussed with respect to the geographical extent of and the potential for dealing with possibly adverse human health impacts. Qualitative evidence from the northeastern United States and Sweden strongly suggests the existence of a linkage between these two environmental concerns. It is argued that water treatment and reduction of acid rain as solutions to the problem of water toxicity need closer evaluation. More research into the causal link is warranted since the addition of human health impacts to acid rain's environmental insults could have a significant bearing on discussions relating to acid rain controls.


Toxicity United States Drinking Water Environmental Management Water Treatment 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulette Middleton
    • 1
  • Steven L. Rhodes
    • 1
  1. 1.National Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulderUSA

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