Assessment and Identification of Genotoxic Compounds in Water

  • J. K. Fawell
  • H. Horth
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 39)


At the end of the 1970s, it was shown that only about 15% of the organic matter in drinking water was amenable to identification by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) (9,11). However, there were indications from some epidemiological studies that an association may exist between chlorinated drinking water derived from surface sources and some cancers of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and bladder (1,3,5).


Drinking Water Mutagenic Activity Sister Chromatid Exchange Chlorine Dioxide Mutagenic Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. K. Fawell
    • 1
  • H. Horth
    • 1
  1. 1.WRc Medmenham MedmenhamBucksUK

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