Chlorinated Water Exposure
This article was in the June, 2000, issue of "Water Current" the University of
Nebraska Water Center/Environmental programs newsletter.
"Growing evidence suggests excessive exposure to triethanolamines, a
group of chemicals found in chlorinated water, may increase risk for a
host of serious health effects. A new report released by the California
Dept. of Health services indicates that chlorinated drinking water may
increase the risk of miscarriages, birth defects and provide a partial
explanation for our current epidemic of cancers. The U.S. EPA has
proposed reducing as much as half the allowable levels of
triahalomethanes (THMs) in drinking water over the next decade, with a
long-term goal of eliminating the chemicals. Seventy percent of US
cities chlorinate!!"
(Editors note: Taken in part from Nancy Evans and Marguerite Young, SAN