More toxic compounds found in Drinking water

For the first time, researchers have published a study that quantifies the levels of iodo-acid disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in drinking water and that includes a toxicity analysis for each compound. In a collaborative study, analytical chemists, analytical biologists, engineers, and toxicologists analyzed water samples from 22 U.S. cities and 1 Canadian city. The findings could present a conflict for water utilities seeking the best technique for disinfecting drinking water, the authors note.

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