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THM

THM’s (Trihalomethanes) are produced when chlorine reacts with residual organic compounds. The four common THM’s are trichloro­methane (chloroform), dibromochloromethane, dichlorobromomethane, and bromoform. Studies have indicated a possible onnection between these by-products of chlorination and bladder (particularly) and colon and rectal cancer.

Trihalomethanes can be reduced by adsorption with an activated carbon filter.