Bromine and Bromates... what is the difference?
wondering if there is a relation to the bromine used for sanitizing water in pools and hot tubs and the bromates talked about on this website. Which is safer on the skin?
Excepts from Wikipedia are:
Bromate anion, BrO−3, is a bromine-based oxoanion. A bromate is a chemical compound that contains this ion. Bromates are formed many different ways in municipal drinking water. The most common is the reaction of ozone and bromide:
Photoactivation (sunlight exposure) will encourage liquid or gaseous chlorine to generate bromate in bromide-containing water.
There are human health issues include bromate in drinking water which is undesirable sinced it is a suspected human carcinogen. Its presence in Coca Cola's Dasani bottled water forced a recall of that product in the England.
As far as which is safer for the body or skin. Neither - they are both carcinogens.
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