Carcinogens from Water Disinfection

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Salvatore Sciacca, Gea Oliveri Conti, Maria Fiore, Roberto Fallico and Margherita Ferrante
University of Catania, Italy

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology, Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: TEC010030

Disinfection of water for human consumption could be considered the most significant public health measure taken during the last century; destroying pathogens in drinking water has drastically reduced the incidence of waterborne diseases in all industrialized countries. Chlorination is currently used as water treatment due to its action; it is preferred to ozonization because is less expensive and leads to residual action. This new book highlights the risks that chlorination, as a water purifying treatment, may pose to the population health, as it causes the formation of various by-products, many of which are known to be carcinogenic. (Imprint: Nova)

 

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ABSTRACT

1. WATER AND ITS BIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS

2. WATER FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION

3. APPROACHES TO DEVELOPING STANDARDS FOR CARCINOGENS

4. DISINFECTION BY PRODUCTS (DBPS) IN DRINKING WATERS

5. CONTINUING EMERGENCE OF NEW UNREGULATED DBPS

6. DISCUSSION

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