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haloform

[′hal·ə‚fȯrm]
(organic chemistry)
CHX3 A compound made by reaction of acetaldehyde or methyl ketones with NaOX, where X is a halogen; an example is iodoform, HCI3, or bromoform, HCBr3 or chloroform, HCCl3.
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Trihalomethanes (THMs) are the major category of disinfection by-product in chlorinated drinking water.
The conversion from chlorine to monochloramine for residual disinfection resulted in lower concentrations of trihalomethane compounds in drinking water, which met the objectives of the municipal water supplier.
Of concern are substances called trihalomethanes, which are created when organic material in the aqueduct water come in contact with chlorine used for disinfection.
The SNP also called on Finnie to quit following reports of a link between trihalomethane in Scottish water supplies and cancer.
Total organic matter was three times higher in swimming pool water than tap water, and chloroform, the most commonly occurring trihalomethane, was more than 20 times higher.
DETERMINATION OF TRIHALOMETHANE FORMATION POTENTIAL.
The costs range from $200,000 for trihalomethane drinking water standards to $6.
MX is a byproduct of the chlorination process used to disinfect water and is similar to trihalomethane, a suspected carcinogen.
When the use of chlorine to disinfect potable water poses the threat of trihalomethane (THM) formation, chloramine provides an acceptable alternative.
Breyer's well-known chart of risk and cost effectiveness of federal regulations yields a range from $200,000 per life saved for EPA's trihalomethane drinking water standards to over $92 billion per life saved for EPA's atrazine/alachlor drinking water standard.