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Cholera Epidemic Traced to Risk Miscalculation

Publication Date:

November 28, 1991

Abstract:

This brief news article started the baseless rumor that Peruvian health officials started a cholera epidemic in their country in 1991 by stopping chlorination of drinking water, as a precautionary measure to avoid the dangers of cancer from chlorination byproducts.

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