Mutagenic, Carcinogenic, and Toxic Effects of Residual Organics in Drinking Water

  • John C. Loper
  • Dennis R. Lang
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 15)


Epidemiologic studies have indicated a possible correlation between pollution of drinking water and incidence of cancer. Much of the data for these analyses was collected during the period 1950–1969. Considering the latency period for clinical cancers, the findings contribute to the general concern about long term exposure to the myriad pollutants in our environment.


Drinking Water Reverse Osmosis Colony Count Cellulose Acetate Membrane Strain TA100 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Loper
    • 1
  • Dennis R. Lang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, College of MedicineUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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