Water21 April 2009 (Issue 11.2) pp47-51 © IWA Publishing
Natural radioactivity in drinking water: facts for an updated debate
By Professor Rolf-Dieter Wilken and Norbert Pilz
Although the EU Drinking Water Directive sets levels for maximum doses of radionuclides in drinking water, to date there are no official EC regulations or recommendations for their detection and assessment. Professor Rolf-Dieter Wilken and Norbert Pilz review the issues involved with addressing this regulatory deficit, including the occurrence of radionuclides, their potential impacts on health, and the possibilities of testing for and removing them.
Keywords: radioactivity; drinking water
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