Friday, September 30, 2011

Trihalomethane


Trihalomethane in Public Water

Trihalomethanes in public water supplies and risk of stillbirth.


BACKGROUND:

The chlorine used to disinfect public drinking water supplies reacts with naturally occurring organic matter to form a number of chemical byproducts. Recent studies have implicated exposure to chlorination byproducts in drinking water, trihalomethanes (THMs), in particular, with intrauterine death.  Read More: