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, 48 (5), 1129-52, viii

Is the Water Safe for My Baby?


Is the Water Safe for My Baby?

J M Balbus et al. Pediatr Clin North Am.


Children's behavior and physiology place them at unique risk from waterborne microbial and chemical contaminants. This article reveals children's susceptibility factors and the microbial and chemical contaminants of greatest importance to this age group. It also provides a primer on water treatment and alternatives to tap water. This article concludes with recommendations and resources to aid the practicing pediatrician in addressing patient concerns about drinking water.

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