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Main Title Iodination of Nutrients in the Presence of Chlorine Based Disinfectants Used in Drinking Water Treatment.
Author Bercz, J. P. ; Bawa, R. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/345;
Stock Number PB87-180683
Additional Subjects Iodine ; Chlorination ; Water treatment ; Simulation ; Gastrointestinal system ; Binding ; Oxidizers ; Stoichiometry ; Iodine organic compounds ; Risk ; Public health ; Chlorine oxides ; Reprints ; Drinking water ; Tyrosine
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-180683 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
Under conditions simulating the gastrointestinal tract, C102, HOC1, and NH2C1 caused covalent organification of iodide to nutrient biochemicals. The extent of binding seemed to be proportional to the EMF and stoichiometry of the redox couple between iodide and the oxidant. Almost half of seventy-one nutrients examined were found to bind reactive iodine. Iodide was found to inhibit the quinoidal chromogen formation from tyrosine and C102, demonstrating the preferential generation of reactive iodine in complex organic mixtures. These findings indicate that ingestion of residual disinfectants via drinking water may pose a health risk in terms of in vivo generation of iodinated organics. Structure, formation, and biological activity of these compounds are under study.