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Mapping Proteome-Wide Reactivity of Superfund Chemicals Using Chemoproteomic Platforms
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Toxin formed during oxidative water treatment process
Paper of the Month - April 2018
Common water treatment methods that remove phenols and other hazardous compounds may produce low levels of toxic byproducts, according to a new study by NIEHS grantees. Phenols, which can contaminate drinking water, are often removed with a water treatment process that converts hydrogen peroxide into hydroxyl radicals using ultraviolet (UV) light. In this process, hydroxyl radicals oxidize the phenols, transforming them into other compounds.