Developments and advances in chlorine chemistry have shaped the treatment of drinking water and public health in the US for over 100 years. This drinking water chlorination white paper reviews chlorination technologies used to reduce the risks of waterborne diseases; the challenge of disinfection byproducts; chlorine water system security and the future of chlorine disinfection.
Mastering the knack of maintaining a healthy pool is not difficult with the right information and a little diligence. The proper use of chlorine is a key step to keep your pool healthy.
Water Quality & Health Council member Fred M. Reiff, a former official of the Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization describes his first-hand observation of a 1991 cholera epidemic in Peru that spread to other Latin American countries. Reiff traces the cause of the outbreak to a misinterpretation of risks associated with disinfection, and warns against the inappropriate use of the Precautionary Principle.