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Main Title Health Effects Among Newborns after Prenatal Exposure to ClO2-Disinfected Drinking Water.
Author Tuthill, Robert W. ; Giusti, Ruth Ann ; Moore, Gary S. ; Calabrese, Edward J. ;
CORP Author Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Dept. of Public Health.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-R-806139; EPA-600/J-81-366;
Stock Number PB83-187948
Additional Subjects Chlorination ; Disinfectation ; Chlorine dioxide ; Infants ; Reprints ; Water pollution effects(Humans) ; Drinking water
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-187948 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
Because chlorination of potable surface waters may be associated with increased risk of carcinogenicity, substitute methods for the routine disinfection of public water supplies are being explored. As part of this search, it is especially important that the potential health effects of each alternative method should be considered. Chemical treatment of drinking water by chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is a likely alternative mode of disinfection. Two common by-products of the ClO2 disinfection of surface water are chlorate and chlorite. These oxidants may have negative health effects on certain high risk groups. Newborns, in particular, would seem to be at increased risk to red cell damage from oxidant stress.