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The total trihalomethanes group includes four chemicals: chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform.
The water also contains trihalomethanes at levels well below federal regulatory standards, but above a health guideline standard.
And then there’s a group of four cancer-causing chemicals called trihalomethanes that form when organic matter in the water reacts with chemicals used to disinfect it.
The chemicals are known as trihalomethanes, or TTHMs for short.
The East Bay Municipal Utility District reported Tuesday that concentrations of trihalomethanes, a byproduct of chlorine disinfectant and organic matter in water, have risen sharply since 2015.
Water-quality managers said the drought is at least partly to blame for the increase in contaminants called trihalomethanes or THMs, a byproduct of chlorine used to kill germs reacting with natural organic matter in water.
Chlorine interacts with chemicals in the leachate and creates compounds including haloacetic acids (HAAs) and trihalomethanes (TTHM).
Martin County was out of compliance in eight of the last 10 tests for haloacetic acid (HAA5) limits and 6 of the last 10 tests for total trihalomethanes (TTHM) limits.
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