trihalomethane


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trihalomethane

(trī′hăl-ə-mĕth′ān′)
n.
Any of several chemical compounds in which halogen atoms replace three of the hydrogen atoms normally present in a methane molecule. These toxic compounds can occur in chlorinated water as a result of reaction between organic materials in the water and chlorine added as a disinfectant.
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Trihalomethane concentrations (micrograms/liter; considering the four THMs separately) and subjects' personal data were linked by year and water zone of residence to obtain annual concentrations in the residences where subjects lived from age 18 to 2 years before the interview (henceforth referred to as "lifetime").
Golfinopoulos, "The occurrence of trihalomethanes in the drinking water in Greece," Chemosphere, vol.
Association of brominated trihalomethane and haloacetic acid exposure with fetal growth and preterm delivery in Massachusetts.
Measurement of trihalomethanes and methyl fert-butyl ether in whole blood using gas chromatography with high-resolution mass spectrometry.
Trihalomethanes are a disinfection byproduct created by a reaction of organic compounds to chlorine used to disinfect drinking water.
Mazzarella and other officials outlined the city's efforts to respond to the situation, including a request to the DEP to allow an alternative chemical treatment for the water that could lessen the amount of trihalomethanes, also known as THMs.
Quantities of trihalomethanes were detected through the Fujiwara reaction (Huang & Smith, 1984).
Trihalomethanes, chlorite, chlorate in drinking water and risk of congenital anomalies: a population-based case-control study in Northern Italy.
Regulatory pressures to lower the trihalomethane maximum contaminant level may also require slow sand filters to remove significant organic precursor material.
Angelini said he is concerned about the trihalomethane levels because the city's water system came under increased scrutiny after Matthew S.
What levels of trihalomethanes and chloramines are produced by a system that maintains a 0.4 ppm FAC residual?
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies have used various measures to characterize trihalomethane (THM) exposures, but the relationship of these indicators to exposure biomarkers remains unclear.