In vitro cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of chlorinated drinking waters sampled along the distribution system of two municipal networks.

@article{Marabini2007InVC,
  title={In vitro cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of chlorinated drinking waters sampled along the distribution system of two municipal networks.},
  author={Laura Marabini and Silvia Frigerio and Enzo Chiesara and Francesca Maffei and Giorgio Cantelli Forti and Patrizia Hrelia and Annamaria Buschini and Anna Martino and Paola Poli and Carlo Ricardo Rossi and Sonia Radice},
  journal={Mutation research},
  year={2007},
  volume={634 1-2},
  pages={1-13}
}
When chlorine is used as a disinfectant for drinking water it may react with organic materials present in or released by the water pipes and thus form by-products that may represent a genotoxic hazard. The aim of this study was to assess the potential genotoxicity and cytotoxicity of extracts of chlorinated drinking water supplied by local aquifers of two Italian towns, Plants 1 and 2, located in the sub-Alpine area and on the Po plain, respectively. The raw water fell within the legal limits… CONTINUE READING