COT statement on a SAHSU study on chlorination disinfection by-products and risk of congenital anomalies in England and Wales

The COT has previously considered the issue of chlorinated drinking water and adverse reproductive outcomes and last published a statement in 2004. This opinion has now been updated in light of a new study by SAHSU of potential associations between chlorination disinfection by-products and the risk of congenital anomalies, and additional studies on other reproductive outcomes published since 2004