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The World in Medicine
August 11, 1999

Drinking Water Safety

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JAMA. 1999;282(6):519. doi:10.1001/jama.282.6.519

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced a new agreement to improve the safety of drinking water in 19 Latin American nations.

PAHO's partnership with the Chlorine Chemistry Council (CCC) is aimed at training local health officials and others throughout Latin America in important steps they can take to protect and treat drinking water supplies. Chlorine manufacturers will work directly with PAHO health officers to provide training on such topics as disinfection of water, watershed protection, and treatment of water in emergencies. The program is underwritten by a $25,000 grant from the CCC, which is a business council of the Chemical Manufacturers Association.

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