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Water Treatment Devices There are many different types of water treatment devices currently being used by countries cities and even for personal use Some of the devices that will be analysed are Im running out of creativity Chemical Disinfection In Canada the most common method of disinfecting drinking water is to use chlorine chloramine or chlorine dioxide Chlorination of drinking water is one of the most significant public health advances of the 20th century saving more lives than all of the medicines combined It has virtually eliminated all the bacteria that once caused diseases such as cholera typhoid dysentery and hepatitis More than 200 million Canadians receive chlorine-disinfected drinking water every day Every one of Canadas 3000 drinking water plants uses chlorine disinfection Chlorine-based disinfectants have the lasting power needed to help prevent re-growth of microorganisms as the water is distributed from the treatment plant to the tap But there is a very serious concern about the widespread use of chlorine as the sole disinfectant for water The concern is the by-product called chlorinated hydrocarbon that is found in surface water supplies treated with chlorine When chlorine and decaying organic matter such as leaves and animal waste come together a chlorine compound called Trihalomethane or THM is formed In studies carried out by the Ontario Cancer and Treatment Foundation consumption of chlorinated water has been shown to be associated with bladder colon and rectal cancer The greatest risk for contracting the cancers was among those who drank water with elevated levels of THM for over 35 years Other research has connected high levels of THMs to reproductive disorders such as miscarriages birth defects and low birth weights Authorities warn that the risk of drinking unchlorinated water is much higher UV Disinfection One of the alternatives to chemical disinfection is ultraviolet energy When microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses are exposed to UV light their
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