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Explore the following statement: "The answer to a waterborne disease outbreak is to 'shock' chlorinate." What health risks would be mitigated with this approach? What new health risks might emerge from the application of large doses of chlorine?

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The concept of chlorination has been around for quite some time now. We understand that the chlorination of water is particularly useful to rid water of harmful agents that can cause sickness or disease in humans and animals. As this statement represents, shock chlorination is the process by which massive amounts of chlorine are added to a water source that has ...

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237 words explain the health risks that chlorinating water would help mitigate. Reference included.