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Haloacetic Acids in Ketchikan Drinking Water...
By Bob Allen


May 29, 2005

It has been announced that the Ketchikan drinking water has above maximum levels of Haloacetic Acids. Letters have been sent to residents and it has been posted in the Ketchikan Daily news...

KPU announced that the water is tested regularly, but what is regularly?

Is Haloacetic Acids something that may over a short period of time (between regular checks) just show up in drinking water?

Considering the high amount of cancer with in Ketchikan, is it possible this has been a continuing problem?

Have KPU been threatened in that they had to release this information?

"People who drink water containing haloacetic acids in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer."

IS there any specific type of cancer related to Haloacetic Acids?

And what is "many years" and in what quantity do people have to drink water to be possibly affected?

KPU reported the issue, but they have only gave general information. This is our health and maybe it begins to explain why cancer has taken over as the leading killer in our community.

Bob Allen
Ketchikan, AK - USA



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