Is NDMA in Water a Substantial Human Health Risk?
By Kelly A. Reynolds, Ph.D. The chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine, better known as NDMA, has recently been found in drinking water in the United States. This yellow, oily liquid is thought to produce a variety of adverse […]
Mapping Bacterial Genomes: Providing New Insights into Infec...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, Ph.D. Recently, you’ve most likely heard about the human genome project in the media— science’s international effort focused on mapping the entire human genome.1 Knowledge of organizing human genetic building blocks […]
Helicobacter pylori—New Evidence Linking Water to Stomach ...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, Ph.D. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a spiral shaped bacterium that makes its home in the gastric mucus layer, or the cell lining, of the human stomach. As the bacteria colonize […]
Microbial Infections Associated with Whirlpool Baths and Spa...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, Ph.D. Numerous disease outbreaks have been associated with whirlpool baths and spas throughout the world. Typically, whirlpool baths are drained and cleaned between each use. Because of their therapeutic benefits, they […]
Dangers of Home Water Storage
By Kelly A. Reynolds, Ph.D. Home water storage is a practice many believe is essential in the event of an emergency, when water supplies might be unavailable or tainted. We need only look to the […]
Naegleria fowleri—A New Hazard to Recreational Swimmers
By Kelly Reynolds, PhD Naegleria fowleri is perhaps one of the most daunting waterborne pathogens known in the United States. Although infections are still rare—with a 1 in 100 million chance of contracting the disease—the […]
Rotavirus: A major cause of childhood morbidity and mortalit...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, Ph.D. Rotavirus is a pathogen of the gastrointestinal tract that causes severe acute gastroenteritis and diarrhea among infants and children, and is the most common cause of severe vomiting and diarrhea […]
Endocrine Disruptors: A New Category of Waterborne Risk
By Kelly H. Reynolds, PhD Although much of the public has never heard of endocrine disruptors, the federal government has been aware of their potential hazards in water for the past several years. Congress included […]
Identifying Populations at Greatest Risk of Waterborne Disea...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, Ph.D. he risk of waterborne disease is clearly recognized by the general public, but perhaps not as earnestly by immunocompromised individuals as it should be. This group consists primarily of the […]
Human Viruses found in Groundwater Recharge Sites
By Kelly A. Reynolds, Ph.D. Recharge of groundwater with reclaimed water is an idea that has expanded in popularity as water demands continue to increase with population growth. Interest is particularly great in the United […]