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List of Drinking Water Contaminants & Their Maximum Contaminant Level: Disinfection Byproducts

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Our chart for the drinking water contaminants associated with disinfection byproducts follows below. These byproducts are formed when disinfectants used in water treatment plants react with bromide and/or natural organic matter (i.e., decaying vegetation) present in the source water. Different disinfectants produce different types or amounts of byproducts. Byproducts from the disinfection process for which …

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List of Drinking Water Contaminants & Their Maximum Contaminant Level: Disinfectants

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Drinking water contaminants also include disinfectants. What are disinfectants, how are they used, and what are their health effects in drinking water at levels above the maximum residual disinfectant level? What are EPA’s drinking water regulations for disinfectants? In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act to control drinking water contaminants. This law requires …

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