Volitile Organic Contaminants

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July 14, 2016
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Volitile Organic Contaminants

Disinfectants

 

Many water suppliers add a disinfectant to drinking water to kill germs such as giardia and e coli.

 

Especially after heavy rainstorms, your water system may add more disinfectant to guarantee that these germs are killed.

 

Chlorine. Some people who use drinking water containing chlorine well in excess of EPA’s standard could experience irritating effects to their eyes and nose. Some people who drink water containing chlorine well in excess of EPA’s standard could experience stomach discomfort.

 

Chloramine. Some people who use drinking water containing chloramines well in excess of EPA’s standard could experience irritating effects to their eyes and nose. Some people who drink water containing chloramines well in excess of EPA’s standard could experience stomach discomfort or anemia.

 

Chlorine Dioxide. Some infants and young children who drink water containing chlorine dioxide in excess of EPA’s standard could experience nervous system effects. Similar effects may occur in fetuses of pregnant women who drink water containing chlorine dioxide in excess of EPA’s standard. Some people may experience anemia.

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