HHS Seal

Drinking Water and Human Health:
The Role of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

Subcommittee on Drinking Water
and Health Environmental Health
Policy Committee

July 1997
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE


Table of Contents

PREFACE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRESENT ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

COLLECTIVE ACTIVITIES OF FEDERAL AGENCIES
Table 1: Activities of Subcommittee Agencies Associated With Drinking Water

INFORMATION AND RESEARCH NEEDS

AREAS FOR EXPANDED SERVICE

ACTION PLAN

APPENDIX 1. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH POLICY COMMITTEE

APPENDIX 2. SUBCOMMITTEE ON DRINKING WATER AND HEALTH

APPENDIX 3. FDA’s ACTIVITIES RELATED TO WATER

APPENDIX 4. EPA OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DRINKING WATER RESEARCH PROGRAM

GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS