Water Disinfection Processes And The Link To Bladder Cancer

11 Feb 2020 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Barcelona, Spain

Five percent of all bladder cancer cases in the European Union (EU) can be attributed to chemicals found in the disinfection process of water.A new report from the Barcelona institute for Health (ISG Global) found that 6,500 cases in the EU can be linked to trihalomethane (THM). THMs are a group of compounds that include chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform. The toxic compounds form when organic matter reacts with disinfecting agents such as chlorine.The study, published in the Environmental Health Perspectives, obtained data from 26 European countries over the time span from 2005 to 2018...

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