Water disinfectant levels likely to be increased next summer
Doing so, however, posed health and water quality risks of its own. Chlorine has a noticeable taste and smell. And when combined with organic material, chlorine forms chemicals that have been linked to bladder cancer, said David Paris, director of Manchester Water Works.
Since 2006, Manchester Water Works has used chloramine, a compound of chlorine and ammonia, as its secondary disinfectant.
He said he knows of no established studies that have implicated chloramine in any cancer.
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