For instance, bromate
is formed during disinfection of water containing bromide with ozone", explained Dr G.
Literature issued by the US health authority states that Bromate
is produced when ozone is used to disinfect drinking water, which
is a chemical formed during disinfection of water and is a suspected human carcinogen.
ABU DHABI -- Authorities on Tuesday named two more companies whose bottled water samples were ordered to be recalled because of excessive levels of bromate
, long term consumption of which could cause cancer.
Pankaj Parekh, director of the water quality division for the City of Los Angeles, discovered that the water in some city reservoirs contained certain contaminants that, when exposed to sunlight, formed bromates
, compounds associated with cancer.
The reduction of bromate
as well as chlorate by denitrifying pseudomonas bacterial species under anaerobic conditions has been studied extensively (Malmqvist, et al.
One held sodium bromate
- a hazardous material used in dyes but pollution fears abated as it is soluble in water.
The justification was that a bromate
substance exceeded a state limit.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the amount of four disinfection byproducts--THMs, HAA5, bromate
, and chlorite--found in drinking water.
Over the past several years, however, bottled water has been recalled due to contamination by arsenic, bromate
, cleaning compounds, mold, and bacteria.
The bromide can be converted into the bromate
The cafe worker admitted allowing potassium bromate
to be taken by her husband, two daughters, her grandfather and a colleague.
rapidly breaks down to form innocuous bromides.
Just two weeks later, they were forced to recall all bottles of Dasani water in the UK after levels of bromate
were found to exceed legal levels.
A recent study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has highlighted the fact that bilberry extract offers protection against the renal damage caused by potassium bromate