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Main Title Determining Health Risks Associated with Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products: Research Notes.
Author Glaze, W. H. ; Andelman, J. B. ; Bull, R. J. ; Conolly, R. B. ; Hertz, C. D. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Environmental Toxicology Div.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-93/338;
Stock Number PB93-229565
Additional Subjects Disinfectants ; Health hazards ; Risk assessment ; Chemical removal(Water treatment) ; Chlorination ; Chemical reactions ; By-products ; Potable water ; Public health ; Dose-response relationships ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-229565 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 6p
In order to minimize the levels of potentially toxic disinfectants and disinfection by-products in treated water while maintaining adequate protection against microbiological contamination, the total risks associated with disinfection have to be measured and compared with the risks from microbial agents. Because much work has already been carried out on chlorination and its by-products, it is recommended that research focus on major disinfection alternatives, i.e., ozonation, chloramination, carbon dioxidation, and the most practical combinations of these options. The primary research needs are (1) assessment of the relative toxicological hazards of the disinfectants and their by-products and (2) development of biologically based models for the dose-response relationships of these chemicals.