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Michael Plewa, University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Caption: Michael Plewa, lead scientist and professor of genetics in the U of I Department of Crop Sciences, reports the first identification of a cellular mechanism linked to the toxicity of a major class of drinking water disinfection byproducts. This study, published in Environmental Science & Technology, suggests a possible connection to adverse health effects, including neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Credit: David Riecks, University of Illinois ITCS

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