trihalomethane


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tri·hal·o·meth·ane

 (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.

trihalomethane

(traɪˌheɪləʊˈmiːθeɪn)
n
(Chemistry) a type of chemical compound in which three of the hydrogen atoms in a methane molecule have been replaced by halogen atoms, esp by chlorine in drinking water. Trihalomethanes are thought to be carcinogenic
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DNA methylation levels and long-term trihalomethane exposure in drinking water: an epigenome-wide association study.
Increased amounts of chlorine disinfectant are not only harmful to GM's production facility, but the chlorine disinfectant also produces a byproduct (TTHM or Trihalomethanes, the result of disinfectants coming in contact with organic materials) that is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
Generation of trihalomethanes with chlorine-based sanitizers and impact on microbial, nutritional and sensory quality of baby spinach.
TRIHALOMETHANE SPECIATION AND THE RELATIONSHIP TO ELEVATED TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLID CONCENTRATIONS AFFECTING DRINKING WATER QUALITY AT SYSTEMS UTILIZING THE MONONGAHELA RIVER AS A PRIMARY SOURCE DURING THE 3RD AND 4TH QUARTERS OF 2008 (2010), available at http://files.
Jia, Trihalomethane formation potential of organic fractions in secondary effluent, Journal of Environmental Sciences: 20(5), 520-527 (2008).
Concentration of individual trihalomethane species in tap water samples is depicted in Fig.
These contaminants include: atrazine, a chemical found in weed killer (261); arsenic, a semi- metallic element both naturally-occurring and used in agricultural and industrial practices (262); trihalomethane, a by-product of chlorination of water (263); and haloacetic acids, a byproduct of drinking water disinfection.
Most commonly found chemical pollutants were benzene, benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), 1-2 dichloroethane, epichloridine, tetrachloroethane, trihalomethane and acrylamide.
As a result, the report says that it is "strongly suspected" that this method of handling and holding of solids in the settling tanks has led to high levels of the chemical compound Trihalomethane in the water supply.
Relationship of Trihalomethane Concentrations in Public Water Supplies to Stillbirth and Birth Weights in Three Water Regions of England" (Feb.
One of the most prevalent pollutants was trihalomethane, which is commonly used as an industrial solvent.