Chlorite

GENERAL INFORMATION
Chlorite occurs when chlorine dioxide breaks down.

HEALTH EFFECTS
Some infants and young children who drink water containing chlorite in excess of the MCL could experience nervous system effects. Similar effects may occur in fetuses of pregnant women who drink water containing chlorite in excess of the MCL. Some people may experience anemia.

Standard value 1: 
1.00
Standard units 1: 
ppb
Input units: 
ug/L
ppb
Contaminant group: 
Standard type 1: 
MCL
Action is optional 1: 

ACTION IS OPTIONAL
Chlorite levels were detected in your water sample but do not exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL).

Major sources in drinking water: 
By-product of drinking water disinfection
Treatment options: 

TREATMENT OPTIONS
Removal of chlorine from the water supply.

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