Published in Cancer Weekly, July 21st, 1997
The problem involves trihalomethanes, or THM, a group of organic compounds formed during the water purification process when chlorine reacts with organic matter in water.
James Stricker, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said the compounds pose no immediate danger. But long-term exposure to THM could pose health risks, he said. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set a limit for THM of 100 parts per billion. Osceola Water Department officials have taken samples over the past year that found an average of...
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