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Main Title Chlorine Dioxide Water Disinfection: A Prospective Epidemiology Study.
Author Michael, George E. ; Miday, Robert K. ; Bercz, Jeno P. ; Miller, Robert G. ; Greathouse, Daniel G. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/J-81-174;
Stock Number PB81-212219
Additional Subjects Potable water ; Chlorine oxides ; Disinfectants ; Water pollution ; Chlorine inorganic compounds ; Epidemiology ; Humans ; Blood chemical analysis ; Reprints ; Drinking water ; NTISEPAORD
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-212219 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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An epidemiologic study of 198 persons exposed for 3 months to drinking water disinfected with chlorine dioxide was conducted in a rural village. A control population of 118 nonexposed persons was also studied. Pre-exposure hematologic and serum chemical parameters were compared with test results after 115 days of exposure. Chlorite ion levels in the water averaged approximately 5 ppm during the study period. Statistical analysis (ANOVA) of the data failed to identify any significant exposure-related effects. This study suggests that future evaluations of chlorine dioxide disinfection should be directed toward populations with potentially increased sensitivity to hemolytic agents.