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Is the water safe for my baby?

Abstract

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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