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Disinfection Byproducts

What are Disinfection Byproducts?

Chemicals – such as chlorine - that remain in the water supply as a result of purposeful disinfection.

How do they get into my drinking water?

Chlorination and other water disinfection methods often result in lingering chemical compounds in the water supply.

What are the health effects of disinfection byproducts?

Such chemicals can cause liver, kidney or central nervous system problems, and may increase the risk of cancer.