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  • Water disinfection byproduct disrupts reproductive hormones, damages pituitary in female mice

    Professor Lori Raetzman and student Rachel Gonzalez stand outdoors.

    A byproduct formed during water disinfection disrupts hormones that regulate reproduction in female mice, found Illinois professor Lori Raetzman (left) and graduate student Rachel Gonzalez.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Lori Raetzman, email

    The paper “Iodoacetic acid, a water disinfection byproduct, disrupts hypothalamic, and pituitary reproductive regulatory factors and induces toxicity in the female pituitary” is available online.

    DOI: 10.1093/toxsci/kfab106