Produced during cleaning
and disinfecting water.
Bromate is an anion of the structure of BrO3–, often in the form of a sodium or phosphate salt. Bromate is produced during the process of cleaning and disinfecting water. Bromate is a suspected carcinogen, and as such, the concentration of bromate in municipal, well, and bottled water is not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other regulatory bodies throughout the world. Due to the chemical nature of purified water, bromate content may increase over the lifetime of water-based products and The Osmolality Lab recommends monitoring bromate over the shelf life or holding tank life of these products.