Bromide is a chemical compound commonly found in nature, including water sources. When bromide-containing water is treated with ozone during ozone water purification, this chemical compound reacts and transforms into bromate, which, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is dangerous to people when exposure occurs in large amounts or over a prolonged period of time.
Bromate toxicity can cause a myriad of health conditions, such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and abdominal pain. Kidney disorders and problems in the nervous system are also among its many adverse effects. Additionally, researchers have found correlations between long-term bromate exposure and cancer among lab rats, although this risk has never been thoroughly explored among humans.
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