The PHMDC laboratory tested the samples for turbidity iron, and manganese.
EPA method requirements and PHMDC laboratory's standard operating procedures.
EPAs lifetime health advisory guideline of 0.3 mg Mn/L, PHMDC and MWU staff worked together to collect water samples from 2,075 households.
In order to accurately assess the human health hazards presented by exposure to levels of manganese actually found in Madison tap water, PHMDC director and epidemiologist reviewed official documents of U.S.
Public health and water utility staff distributed these communications through one or more of the following pathways, depending on the target audience: mailed to targeted households or physicians, issued press releases, posted on the PHMDC and MWU Web sites, and published as advertisements in local newspapers.
PHMDC responded to inquiries and concerns with telephone consultation, home water testing, and home visiting, if requested, by department staff for environmental inspection and nutritional counseling.
Just as importantly, it allowed PHMDC and MWU to focus assessment, communication, and remediation efforts where they were most needed.
* So PHMDC and MWU staff assembled data on manganese concentrations at the wellheads for each of MEU's 24 active wells, available from PHMDC laboratory records collected to comply with state and federal drinking-water-quality regulations.
* So the PHMDC director and epidemiologist reviewed
* In addition, the City of Madison Mayor and Dane County Executive petitioned ATSDR to perform a health consultation in cooperation with PHMDC.