The presence of trihalomethanes in the water supplies of Sardinia (Italy)
The presence of trihalomethanes (THMs) in the drinking water supplies of the Cagliari province of Sardinia has been demonstrated. For the period from spring to autumn 1986, mean concentrations of total THMs ranging from 14 micro-g/l to 48 micro-g/l were measured. Chloroform and bromoform represented the major components of halogenated compounds. Urgent control measures are needed for the prevention and removal of these compounds to protect consumer health, according to the Italian regulation that limits the total concentration of THMs to 30 micro-g/l.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Vol. 44 (1990) pp. 805-812
Record Number: 199011823 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
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