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Health Risk Assessment of Trihalogenmethanes in Drinking Water

Authors: Frantisek Bozek, Lenka Jesonkova

Abstract:

Trihalogenmethanes (THMs) are disinfection byproducts with non-carcinogenic and genotoxic effects. The contamination of 6 sites close to the water treatment plant has been monitored in second largest city of the Czech Republic. Health risk assessment including both non-carcinogenic and genotoxic risk for long term exposition was realized using the critical concentrations. Concentrations of trihalogenmethanes met national standards in all samples. Risk assessment proved that health risks from trihalogenmethanes are acceptable on each site.

Keywords: Water pollution, drinking water, Health Risk Assessment, trihalogenmethanes

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