“While these chemicals are found in virtually every source of drinking water in the country, Health Canada considers THMs to be a possible carcinogen. That said, THMs are only really dangerous in excessive amounts, and households can protect themselves with water treatment services, as provided by reliable Saskatoon plumbing companies, like Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning. Ironically, it is the quest for safe, clean water that also caused the proliferation of THMs in Canada’s water supply in the first place.
THMs are actually by-products of chlorine or bromine disinfection, which is used to eliminate pathogens in the water to make it safe for human consumption. Other by-products include chlorite, believed to cause anemia among infants, and trichloroacetic acid, which can also cause cancer. At present, it is believed that THMs can only cause health problems if they go beyond the recommended 10 parts per billion (pbb) level typically found in commercially-sold drinking water. Whi