Special Issue on Drinking Water and Health
Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living
being. In humans, it is the general condition of a person's mind and body,
usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain.
Drinking water or potable water is water safe enough to be consumed by
humans or used with low risk of immediate or long term harm. In most developed
countries, the water supplied to households, commerce and industry meets
drinking water standards, even though only a very small proportion is actually
consumed or used in food preparation. Typical uses include toilet flushing,
washing and landscape irrigation.
Over large parts of the world, humans have inadequate access to potable
water and use sources contaminated with disease vectors, pathogens or
unacceptable levels of toxins or suspended solids. Drinking or using such water
in food preparation leads to widespread acute and chronic illnesses and is a
major cause of death and misery in many countries. Reduction of waterborne
diseases is a major public health goal in developing countries.
Water has always been an important and life-sustaining drink to humans
and is essential to the survival of all known organisms. Excluding fat, water
composes approximately 70% of the human body by mass. It is a crucial component
of metabolic processes and serves as a solvent for many bodily solutes. The
United States Environmental Protection Agency in risk assessment calculations
previously assumed that the average American adult ingests 2.0 litres per day. However,
the United States Environmental Protection Agency now suggests that either
science-based age-specific ranges or an all ages level be used. Bottled water
is sold for public consumption throughout the world.
Authors should read over the journal’s Authors’ Guidelines carefully before
submission, Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their
complete manuscript through the journal Paper
Submission System. According to the
June 28th, 2013
In this special
issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit
original research and review articles on exploring Drinking Water and Health.
Please kindly notice that the “Special Issue’’ under your
manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue — Drinking Water and
Health” should be
chosen during your submission.
Special Issue Editor
Dr. Jinsheng You, University of Nebraska, USA
For further questions or inquiries
contact Editorial Assistant at