Use of chlorine or bromine

can create a wide range of potential carcinogenic and mutagenic compounds water

  • TriHaloMethane (THM)

Chloroform, Bromoform, Bromodichloromethane, Dibromochloromethane

  • Haloacetic Acid (HAA)

Chloroacetic acid, Dichloroacetic acid, Trichloroacetic acid, Bromoacetic acid, Dibromoacetic acid

  • Mutagen X (MX)

3-chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2(5H)–furanone

THM, HAA and MX have been linked to cancer, miscarriages, stillbirths and birth defects
Mutagen X (MX) cancer potency is 170 times greater than chloroform.

Source: Harvard Medical Dental & Public Health School – 25 January 2002