Civil Eng., 18(6): 893–903. 14(2): 351–371. Edzwald, J.K. Cellular toxicity is the main and most studied mode of action by which copper exerts its other adverse effects (Gaetke and Chow, 2003; Gaetke et al., 2014). (1998). Moreover, no clinical, biochemical, or histological evidence of liver damage were observed in newborn or adults capuchin monkeys (2 females, 2 males each) exposed for 36 months to, 5.5 mg and 7.5 mg Cu(II) gluconate/kg per day, respectively; however, an increase in inflammatory genes (e.g., HGF, TGFβ and NFκB) was found (Araya et al., 2012). The most commonly used inhibitors are phosphate corrosion inhibitors with or without zinc, which include orthophosphate or polyphosphate (typically, blended polyphosphates). IOM (2001). Long-term effects are less well documented; current evidence indicates that, in the general population, chronic exposure to very high levels of copper may lead to effects in the liver and kidney. Res., 475(1–2): 141–152. The copper deposits were hypothesized to act as small galvanic connections on the lead surface. Bioinorganic chemistry / biocatalysis and biotransformation. NRC (2000). Copper. The toxicokinetics, storage and handling of copper are regulated by homeostatic mechanisms (Petris et al., 1996; Peña et al., 1999). Arch. Given that the data on water concentrations reported in section 5.2 shows very few exceedances of the MAC, it is anticipated the proposed change in the guideline will have little impact on the water delivered by water supply systems. Finally, copper is used as an active ingredient in pesticides (fungicides, algaecides, and antimicrobials). Ingle, A.P., Duran, N. and Rai, M. (2014). Other modes of action such as the direct interaction of copper with essential macromolecules and the displacement of cofactors from metalloenzymes have also been proposed. Pal, A., Jayamani, J. and Prasad, R. (2014). (1996). For example, switching from a sulphate to chloride containing coagulant has been shown to increase CSMR and exacerbate lead release in premise plumbing material (Edwards and Triantafyllidou, 2010). Consequently, WD patients frequently experience liver failure (e.g., disease, cirrhosis) and a variety of neuropsychiatric/behavioral symptoms (Das and Ray, 2006; Machado et al., 2008; Shike, 2009; Montes et al., 2014).Usually, liver dysfunction occurs in the first decade of life and neurological dysfunction in the second (Ala et al., 2007). J. Available at: www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/reference/table/index-eng.php, Health Canada (2011). Its ability to cycle between the oxidized (Cu(II)) and reduced (Cu(I)) forms provides the catalytic properties of various metalloenzymes that are necessary for metabolism (e.g., of glucose) and cellular respiration (e.g., SOD, cytochrome c oxidase) (IOM, 2001; Bertinato and L'Abbe, 2004; Gitlin, 2014). Research in copper plumbing pitting has indicated that some NOM may alleviate the propensity of a water to cause pitting attacks by promoting the formation of more protective scales (Campbell, 1954a, 1954b, 1971; Campbell and Turner, 1983; Edwards et al., 1994a; Korshin et al., 1996; Edwards and Sprague, 2001). Edzwald, J.K. and Tobiason, J.E. These standards have been designed to safeguard drinking water by ensuring that additives meet minimum health effects requirements and thus are safe for use in drinking water. (2015). (2008). The most significant home plumbing failures that occur as a result of internal corrosion are copper pitting and pinhole leaks. Pamp, K., Bramey, T., Kirsch, M., De Groot, H. and Petrat, F. (2005). Treatment devices that are certified to remove copper under NSF/ANSI Standard 53 are generally based on activated carbon adsorption technology. Copper deposition was also observed to be affected by flow and stagnant conditions, as lead release was greatest from the chlorinated system under flow-through conditions; whereas lead release was greatest from the chloraminated system under stagnant conditions. Water Works Assoc., 92(7): 72–82. Edwards et al., (1999) found that a combination of low pH (< 7.8) and high alkalinity (> 74 mg CaCO3/L) produced the worst-case 90th-percentile copper levels (Edwards et al., 1999). Neuman, W.E. Questions of whether this is responsibility of water suppliers or building owners will be raised. The objective of sampling protocols in this document is to monitor for typical community exposure to total copper to determine whether there are concerns about human health effects. (2004). Turnlund, J.R., Keyes, W.R., Peiffer, G.L. in Vitro., 27(2): 844–851. (1974). Edwards, M. and Ferguson, J.F. Copper in drinking water--an investigation into possible health effects. They also acknowledged that levels adjustment may be needed in regions with high copper levels (FAO and WHO, 2011). Superior Court, Province of Quebec (2011). (2001). Biometals, 27(6): 1303–1322. RDAs for copper have been established at 900 µg/day for adults (19–70+ year-old) of both genders and 340–890 µg/day for children (1 to ≤ 18 years old) (IOM, 2001; Health Canada, 2010). The proposed MAC is considered to be protective of both short-term effects (i.e., GI effects) as well as longer-term effects (including potential effects in the liver and kidneys). When investigating the copper release in rural homes, the authors found that only one quarter of the copper release could be attributed to water quality factors and the microbiological component was suspected as another causal agent of copper release. RO systems certified to this standard are intended for POU installation only. Consequently, the bioavailability of copper in drinking water ingested in a fasted state is considered greater than that in food (OEHHA, 2008; Mauceri and Mishra, 2014; Ellingsen et al., 2015). Clinical and biochemical findings were recorded at six, nine and twelve months of age. Brewer, G.J. Human whole-body copper metabolism. In addition, ‘free copper’ constitutes the bulk of the exchangeable copper pool in blood plasma and (presumably) interstitial fluid which levels have been estimated around 2×10–16 M or 43±30 mg (Linder, 2001; Harvey et al., 2005). Copper pesticides. J. There are a number of certified residential treatment devices available that can remove copper from drinking water to below the proposed MAC. (1999). Chem. Brasses are particularly vulnerable to dezincification in low alkalinity, high chloride water (Sarver et al., 2011). (1993). This process removes sodium, sulphate, chloride, calcium and bicarbonate ions and results in finished water that is corrosive (Taylor and Wiesner, 1999). This leads to, for example, the deactivation of enzymes. RO systems certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 58 (Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Treatment Systems) may also be certified for the reduction of copper to achieve a final concentration below 1.3 mg/L (NSF/ANSI, 2015c). Biophys. Lead and copper in drinking water fountains--information for physicians. Copper transport in mammalian cells: Special care for a metal with special needs. Environ. APHA, AWWA and WEF (1999). Nevertheless, corrosion control practices should target the MAC and not the elimination of aesthetic concerns as this could jeopardize other water quality priorities such as lead control. Water Supply, 1(3): 47–58. Araya et al. and Turnlund, J.R. (1994). (EPA 815-R-98-002). An overview of the metabolism of copper. Possible carcinogenic risks of copper gluconate and their prevention by co-administered green tea catechins evaluated by a rat medium-term multi-organ carcinogenicity bioassay protocol. [as cited in OEHHA, 2008]. Acad. Health Canada (2009b). Utilities may choose to use the AO to trigger a site-specific or localised water quality/corrosion investigation. Based on copper intake for male and female 20+ years of age, an adult Canadian weighing 70 kg would have a dietary exposure to copper of 910–2,240 µg/day. Liver, 8(6): 372–380. The distance of the observer from the coloured water also affects the perception, with 0.3 mg/L visible at the typical observation distance from a bathtub, but 3 mg/L would need to present for the copper particulate to be noticeable in a glass of water (Edwards et al., 2000). Peña, M.M.O., Lee, J. and Thiele, D.J. An increase in the silicate dose to 45–55 mg/L increased the pH to 7.5 and resulted in an even greater reduction in the lead and copper levels (0.002 mg/L and 0.27 mg/L, respectively). Springer-Verlag London Limited. Previously, Arens et al. Of these subgroups, infants are considered the most vulnerable since they are likely to have the highest exposure due to the immaturity of their hepatobiliary system and their higher rates of copper absorption. (1999). Available at: www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/food-nutrition/food-nutrition-surveillance/canadian-total-diet-study/dietary-intakes-contaminants-other-chemicals-different-sex-groups-canadians/average-dietary-intakes-day-trace-elements-canadians-different-sex-groups-total-diet-study-1993-1996.html, Health Canada (2013). As such, the current protocol may underestimate total copper in drinking water when particulate copper is present and best practice for the preservation step should be considered. Water Works Assoc., 88(7): 36–47. The authors suggested that in the absence of NOM, the corrosion rate increased, accelerating the natural ageing process. Res. Senesse, P., Meance, S., Cottet, V., Faivre, J. and Boutron-Ruault, M. (2004). A randomized prospective study by Olivares et al. 5.2.1 Canadian exposure to copper from drinking water. 50–52. Therefore, the product water pH must be adjusted to avoid corrosion issues in the distribution system such as the leaching of lead and copper (Schock and Lytle, 2011; U.S. EPA, 2012). (Vienna), 113(11): 1763–1769. Prasad, R., Kaur, G., Nath, R. and Walia, B.N. The aesthetic properties of copper are affected by solubility, with soluble copper being more readily tasted than the particulate form (Cuppett et al., 2006). Corrosion control program in Danvers, Massachusetts. In contrast, phytates (zinc and copper chelators found at high levels in soy-based infant formula) and soy proteins in infant formula reduce copper bioavailability (Gibson, 1994; NRC, 2000; IOM, 2001; WHO, 2004; EFSA, 2006, 2009; Stern et al., 2007; OEHHA, 2008; Collins and Klevay, 2011). 4,062,772 to Box, Jr. et al. In addition, as has been mentioned earlier, more than 90% of serum copper is normally bound to Cp. Additionally, scale analysis revealed a silicate-copper scale on coupons retrieved from the silicate treated systems, providing evidence that a silicate scale is at least partly responsible for the inhibitory action of sodium silicates. Advances in metal-induced oxidative stress and human disease. The treatment approach for copper is generally focused on corrosion control through approaches such as water quality adjustments and the use of corrosion inhibitors. Copper is an essential nutrient that occurs naturally in the Earth’s crust, either in mineral deposits or, less frequently, in its metallic form. (1957). Krishnan, K., Carrier, R. (2013). Poisoning part 2 of 3. Association, American Water Works Association, and Water Environment Federation, Washington, DC. The selection of a mitigation strategy for copper should take into consideration other metals present since different strategies, including water quality adjustments, may impact various metals differently. Chapter 20: Internal corrosion and deposition control. Dodrill, D.M. Provisions of the Drinking Water Regulation specify specific monitoring requirements for raw and treated water (at the point of water leaving the plant). Fouling and extend the service life of the preservation protocol within the current practical quantitation limit ( PQL ) captured. Were also surveyed on copper are not likely to significantly influence cuprosolvency in potable water early. 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