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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chemical compound containing three halogen atoms substituted for the three hydrogen atoms normally present in a methane molecule. It can occur in chlorinated water as a result of reaction between organic materials in the water and chlorine added as a disinfectant.

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  • n. Any of many halogenated derivatives of methane containing three (not always the same) halogen atoms; many are environmental pollutants


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tri- +‎ halomethane


  • The ultrafiltration system takes out all the bad stuff (rust, chlorine, trihalomethane gases, fluoride, heavy metals, chemicals, etc.) and keeps all the good stuff (magnesium, calcium, other naturally occurring minerals).

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  • Hanger said those trihalomethane readings are "of concern," but he couldn't say definitively whether there was any link to gas drilling waste.

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  • The scientists figured out how much trihalomethane was in the water by using concentrations from local water companies, then matched the numbers with where each woman lived.

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  • "Not only is there a viable and abundant source of water at that location, there is also the probability that it will reduce (trihalomethane levels) through bank filtration," City Manager Doug Russell said.


  • For several years, the city has struggled to meet federal standards for trihalomethane levels in its drinking water.


  • In this letter sent out by the Wheeling Water Department, they tell customers that their water system recently violated a drinking water standard or maximum contaminant level for total trihalomethane.

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  • Recent tests by MU have shown that chloramine, the disinfectant formed when ammonia sulfate and chlorine are combined, reduced trihalomethane levels by 50 percent in some cases. stories

  • Watkins told the council that ammonia is a short-term solution and the city will continue seeking long-term answers to the trihalomethane problem. stories

  • "I believe this is the solution to the trihalomethane problem," City Manager Bill Watkins told the council last night. stories

  • Levels of trihalomethane in the city's drinking water have exceeded the threshold set by the federal government.

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