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Comprehensive Drinking Water Tests Available Now at Columbia Laboratories

Comprehensive Drinking Water Tests Available Now at Columbia Laboratories

Columbia Laboratories adds Trihalomethanes, and Haloacetic Acids Testing to Drinking Water Certification, rouding out the full suite of testing for safe drinking water.

Certified by ORELAP

What are Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids?

Haloacetic acids are “chemical compounds that contain chlorine and bromine.” They are formed when the chlorine used to treat drinking water reacts with naturally occurring organic matter in water.

Trihalomethanes are formed in drinking-water primarily as a result of chlorination of organic matter present in raw water supplies.

Health Hazards:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers DCA and TCA to be potential human carcinogens. In animal studies, they have increased the incidence of liver cancer. In some human studies, exposure to DBPs, including HAA5, increased the incidence of bladder cancer.

Who should request these tests?

  • Real estate agents
  • Daycares
  • Homeowners
  • Schools
  • Well water

Resources:

Customer Service/Consult: james.white@tentamus.com

CDC PDF on Safe water System: https://www.cdc.gov/safewater/publications_pages/thm.pdf

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