Policy & Recommendations
Below are links to current and historic policy statements, position statements, case definitions, technical reports, and clinical reports related to drinking water from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
History of Drinking Water Treatment
- AAP: Committee on Environmental Health and Committee on Infectious Diseases. Drinking Water From Private Wells and Risks to Children Pediatrics. 2009;123(6):1599-1605. .
- NIH: Flowers CB, Mackar R. Well Water Should be Tested Annually to Reduce Health Risks to Children. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. 2009.
- AAP: Rogan WJ, Brady, MT, the Committee on Environmental Health, and the Committee on Infectious Diseases. Drinking Water From Private Wells and Risks to Children Pediatrics. 2009;123(6):e1123-37. .
- Braff-Guajardo E, Hecht K, Hampton KE, Brindis CD, Grumbach JM, Patel AI. Policy Brief: Fulfilling the Promise of Free Water in K-12 Schools. 2012.
Waterborne Disease (General)
- CSTE. Public Health Reporting and National Notification for Waterborne Disease Outbreaks [PDF - 8 pages]. 2009.
- CSTE. Improving Detection, Investigation, and Reporting of Waterborne Disease Outbreaks [PDF - 5 pages]. 2006.
- CSTE. Expanding Foodborne and Waterborne Outbreak Reporting to Include Other Enteric Disease Outbreaks [PDF - 3 pages]. 2006.
- AAP: Greer FR, Shannon M, the Committee on Nutrition, and the Committee on Environmental Health. Infant Methemoglobinemia: The Role of Dietary Nitrate in Food and Water. Pediatrics. 2005;116(3):784-6.
- CSTE. Update to Cryptosporidiosis Case Definition [PDF - 6 pages]. 2010.
- CSTE. Revision of Cryptosporidiosis Case Definition [PDF - 5 pages]. 2008.
- Page last reviewed: June 18, 2014
- Page last updated: June 18, 2014
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