Disinfection By-products: A Question of Balance

  title={Disinfection By-products: A Question of Balance},
  author={Rita S Schoeny},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
By all accounts, disinfection of drinking water is one of the major public health triumphs of the 20th century. No human endeavor, however, is without risk; more than 30 years ago it was determined that chlori­ nation of water resulted in formation of disinfection by­products (DBPs). Several of these, such as the trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs), were subsequently observed to produce cancer in animal models and to have other toxic end points, such as reproduc­ tive and… CONTINUE READING


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