Michael Plewa, University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (image) University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions For use with U of I press releases. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.