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It is common to undertake quantitative risk assessments for a water recycling application to assess the public health risks arising from exposure to recycled water.

Quantitative microbial risk assessment of infection risk involves assessment of exposure, dose and response. Risk management strategies to reduce infection risk may include steps to reduce exposure or reduce the dose. Measures may include treatment, distribution, application, handling or hygiene controls.

Detailed health studies have been carried for some projects where use high grade recycled water to augment drinking water supplies has been proposed.

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