Examining Mixtures of Disinfection By-Products: Rat Study Shows No Effects on Reproduction

Lindsey Konkel is a Worcester, MA–based journalist who reports on science, health, and the environment. About This Article open Citation: Konkel L. 2015. Examining mixtures of disinfection by-products: rat study shows no effects on reproduction. Environ Health Perspect 123:A159; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.123-A159 News Topics: Disinfection By-Products (DBPs), Drinking Water Quality, Reproductive Health, Water Treatment Published: 1 June 2015 PDF Version (469 KB) Related EHP Article Reproductive Toxicity of a Mixture of Regulated Drinking-Water Disinfection By-Products in a Multigenerational Rat Bioassay Michael G. Narotsky, Gary R. Klinefelter, Jerome M. Goldman, Anthony B. DeAngelo, Deborah S. Best, Anthony McDonald, Lillian F. Strader, Ashley S. Murr, Juan D. Suarez, Michael H. George, E. Sidney Hunter III, and Jane Ellen Simmons Disinfection of drinking water is regarded as one of the major public health achievements of the twentieth century, resulting in drastic reductions in diseases such as cholera and typhoid fever.1 However, potentially hazardous disinfection by-products (DBPs) can form when water treatment chemicals interact with other compounds in the water. In this issue of EHP, investigators assess the reproductive toxicity of a mixture of chlorination DBPs in rats.2 Some animal toxicity and human epidemiological studies have suggested that individual chlorination DBPs may be associated with an increased risk of birth defects, spontaneous abo...
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