A class of drinking water disinfectant-byproducts is reported to possibly reduce the availability of nutrients or oxygen in neurons.
“I’m not implying that drinking disinfected water will give you Alzheimer’s,” said Michael Plewa, lead scientist and professor of genetics in the U of I Department of Crop Sciences.
But yes he is as his media release was titled, “Research links water disinfection byproducts to adverse health effects“. Plewa also crowed, ” This discovery is a fundamental contribution to the field of drinking water science.”
The study, however, did not examine health effects. It was just a lab exercise in enzyme kinetics run by researchers with hyperactive imaginations.
And it should certainly not serve as a basis for using more expensive and less effective drinking water disinfectants.