(and other natural organohalogens)

Big News: 3/31/2000

DC Court of Appeals Trashes EPA Rule on Chloroform in Drinking Water


The EPA's rule on chloroform in drinking water was vacated today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The Court said the EPA's failure to reject the linear no threshold model of carcinogenesis for chlorine was arbitrary and capricious. This is a monstrous blow to the EPA.

The full court decision is at

Read about the Chlorine Chemistry Council's reaction to this ruling.


Articles Available On The Web:


"Synthesis and Identification of the Major Halogenated Bipyrroles Present in Seabird Eggs," Gribble, G.W.; Blank, D.H.; Jasinski, J.P.Chem. Commun., 1999, 2195.

"The Future of Chlorine"; Gordon W. Gribble, Earth Day '96, A Guide to Saving the Planet

LINKS TO CHLORINE AND PVC RELATED WEB SITES maintained by the Chlorofiles.

"Life Wouldn't Be the Same Without It" by the Chlorine Chemistry Council, October, 1995.

"Chlorine" from the Bulletin of The Ohio State University.


In The News:

"Organohalogens Occur Naturally In Bird Eggs," Chemical and Engineering News Science and Technology Concentrates, November 22, 1999, 55.

'Assurances That Provide No Comfort,' Boots Wardinski, Valley News FORUM, Wednesday, July 14, 1999.

'Chlorine's Dangers and Benefits,' Gordon Gribble, Valley News FORUM, Wednesday, July 21, 1999.


Recent Scientific Literature by Professor Gribble:

"The Natural Production of Organobromine Compounds"; Gribble, G.W. Environ. Sci. Poll. Res. 2000, 7, 37.

"The Diversity of Naturally Occurring Organobromine Compounds"; Gribble, G.W. Chem. Soc. Rev. 1999, 28, 335.

"The Diversity of Natural Organochlorines in Living Organisms"; Gribble, G.W. The Natural Chemistry of Chlorine in the Environment 1999, 15, 2nd edition, World Chlorine Council.

"Organochlorines - Natural and Anthropogenic"; Gribble, G.W. in "Environmental Health: Third World Problems - First World Preoccupations"; Mooney, L.; Bate, R., Eds.; Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, UK, 1999, Chapter 8.

"Chlorine - Element from Hell or Gift from God? The Scientific Side of the Chlorine Story"; Gribble, G.W. Technology 1999, 6, 193.

"Naturally Occurring Organohalogen Compounds"; Gribble, G.W. Acct. Chem. Res. 1998, 31, 141.

"The Natural Production of Organochlorine Compounds"; Gribble, G.W. in "Chlorine and Chlorine Compounds in the Paper Industry," Ann Arbor Press, Chelsea, Michigan, 1998, Chapter 7.

"Chlorinated Compounds in the Biosphere, Natural Production"; Gribble, G.W. Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation, Meyers, R.A., Ed.; John Wiley, New York, 1998, 972.

"Organohalogens"; Gribble, G.W., In Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry; Lagowski, J.J., Ed.; Volume 3; Macmillan Reference USA, Simon & Schuster Macmillan: New York, 1997, 1095.

"A Survey of Natural Organohalogen Compounds"; Gribble, G.W. in "Mechanisms of Biohalogenation and Dehalogenation," North-Holland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1997, 1.

"The Diversity of Natural Organochlorines in Living Organisms"; Gribble, G.W. Pure and Applied Chemistry 1996, 68, 1699.

"The Future of Chlorine"; Gribble, G.W. in Earth Day '96 - A Guide to Saving the Planet;, 1996.

"Naturally Occurring Organohalogen Compounds - A Comprehensive Survey"; Gribble, G.W. Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, 1996, 68, 1.

"Natural Organohalogens : Many More Than You Think!" Gribble, G.W., J. Chem. Ed., 1994, 71, 907.

"The Natural Production of Chlorinated Compounds;" Gribble, G.W., Environ. Sci. Tech. 1994, 28, 310A.

"Naturally Occurring Organohalogen Compounds - A Survey"; Gribble, G.W., J. Nat. Prod., 1992, 55, 1353.