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Of Cabbages and Chlorine: Cholera in Peru

Authors:

Editors, Lancet

Publication Date:

July 4, 1992

Abstract:

Editorial in Lancet debunks the false rumor that an epidemic of cholera in Peru in 1991 was started by deliberat action of health officials stopping chlorination of water supplies as a precautionary measure to avoid the dangers of cancer from chlorination byproducts.

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