Pouring It On

Nitrate Contamination of Drinking Water

February 1, 1996

Pouring It On: Acknowledgments

Environmental Working Group dedicates Pouring It On to Joe Schwartz, in honor of his past and continuing commitment to protecting public health and the environment.

Special thanks to Molly Evans who designed and produced the report, and to Allison Daly for coordinating the release of Pouring It On. We are grateful to Ken Cook for his editing and insight.

We would also like to thank the following individuals for their review of all or part of the early drafts of this report, and their assistance in improving the final version. We have made every effort to respond to their comments, and to double-check the data and analyses presented herein. Any errors in this report, however, are the authors', and should in no way reflect on the reviewers listed below. Names and organizations are presented for identification purposes only, and are not meant to indicate that the individual or organization has in any way endorsed the recommendations of this report.

Dr. Burton Kross, Director, Center For International Rural and Environmental Health, University of Iowa.
Dr. William Pease, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley
Dr. George Hallberg, University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory
Dr. Amadu Ayebo, Center For International Rural and Environmental Health, University of Iowa.
Dr. Cynthia Bearer, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Pouring It On was made possible by grants from The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Joyce Foundation, the Florence and John Schumann Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. A computer equipment grant from the Apple Computer Corporation made our analysis possible. The opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts or other supporters listed above.

Copyright February 1996 by the Environmental Working Group/The Tides Foundation. All rights reserved.

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The Environmental Working Group is a nonprofit environmental research organization based in Washington, D.C. The Environmental Working Group is a project of the Tides Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation based in San Francisco that provides administrative and program support services to nonprofit programs and projects.

Kenneth A. Cook, President
Mark B. Childress, Vice President for Policy
Richard Wiles, Vice President for Research