Chlorine in the media

"Pregnant women living in areas where tap water is heavily disinfected with chlorine nearly double their risk of having children with heart problems, a cleft palate or major brain defects, a new study has found."

Daily Mail 31. May 2008

"These findings suggest a need to consider specific chlorination by-products in relation to stillbirth risk, in particular bromodichloromethane and other by-product correlates."

U.S. Department of Health September 2000

"Chlorine Accidents Take a Big Human Toll. Over the past 10 years, there have been hundreds of accidents involving chlorine nationwide, injuring thousands "

Scientific American 20. October 2011

"At least 8 people died and more than 200 were treated at hospitals after a 42-car freight train crashed into a smaller one early Thursday morning and leaked chlorine gas in Graniteville, S.C."

New York Times 7. January 2005

"A man was taken to hospital with breathing problems after inhaling chlorine gas in a small chemical explosion. They were filling a swimming pool in a back garden and had some concentrated chlorine for use in the pool. It appears to have reacted with water, resulting in a small chemical explosion giving off poisonous gas."

Leicester Mercury 2. August 2013

"A hotel in Dorset was evacuated and a sixty metre cordon was put in place after a chlorine gas leak from equipment in the hotel's swimming pool." 4. January 2013