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Table 1 Eligibility criteria

From: What is the effect on antibiotic resistant genes of chlorine disinfection in drinking water supply systems? A systematic review protocol

  Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Type of study Original articles, studies presented in theses and conferences Books, letters to editor, review studies (literature reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analysis), risk assessment and modeling studies
Language English Non-English papers
Population Water treatment plants, water sources (springs and wells) used as drinking water after disinfection with chlorine and chlorine compounds (such as Cl2, Ca(OCl)2, NaOCl) Municipal wastewater, hospital wastewater, sewage, surplus water, runoff
Intervention/exposure Contact with chlorine and its compounds disinfectant Contact with other disinfectants (UV, O3, etc.)
Outcome Report of ARGs in chlorinated disinfected water prevalence or concentration of ARGs No report of ARGs in water before and after chlorine disinfection or only report ARB
Study design Observational studies (cross-sectional studies) and experimental studies (such as pilot):
1. Study designs with appropriate comparators, including before/after, control/treatment, different interventions (chlorine dosage) as well as studies including both these types of comparisons will be included
2. Studies examining the presence or prevalence of ARGs in chlorinated drinking water
Geography This review is not limited to geographical area (it is global)
Period No time limit