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Drinking Water
By Vanessa McElory Alderson


October 20, 2009

In response to Kirk Amundson's "Drinking Water" request, per a report on the U.S. Department of the Interior's website (they manage water in the western states), Haloacetic Acids may cause an increase in cancer.

The key word here is "may", which in my opinion, means it doesn't cause any particular type of cancer and "may" increase the risk of getting cancer. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental action group also states on their website that Haloacetic Acids may also cause cancer and potential reproductive problems and miscarriage.

I hope some of the this information was helpful.

Vanessa McElory Alderson
Las Vegas, NV

About: "I was born in Ketchikan and lived there for 27 years."

Received October 20, 2009 - Published October 20, 2009


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