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Published by National Research Council of Canada in [Ottawa .
Written in English


  • Water -- Hardness -- Health aspects.,
  • Public health.,
  • Magnesium deficiency diseases.,
  • Water -- analysis.,
  • Magnesium.

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Statementby J.R. Marier, with L.C. Neri, T.W. Anderson.
SeriesNRCC -- no. 17581.
ContributionsNeri, L. C., Anderson, T. W., National Research Council of Canada. Associate Committee on Scientific Criteria for Environmental Quality.
The Physical Object
Pagination119 p. :
Number of Pages119
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15576980M

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