Document Type



Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Publication Details

Animal Science Proceedings, vol. 14, no. 2.


The findings of this laboratory based experiment suggest that waters with increasing total chlorine levels will have increased chlorate levels and should that water come into contact with milk it has the potential to cause chlorate contamination of said milk. This study provides the information needed to design targeted field based experiments that are required to establish the trends and behaviours of chlorate in water when used as part of the cleaning process on dairy farms and its impact on milk residues and is requisite for the betterment of the dairy industry in terms of its understanding of contamination of farm bulk milk with chlorate as a consequence of chlorinated water use.