Scientific Research Studies on
Drinking Water from the National Center for Biotechnology Information 

Microbiology of Drinking Water

The principal microbiological contaminants found in drinking water of the United States are bacteria, viruses, and pathogenic protozoa. Each is considered in a separate section of this chapter. Helminths are included along with the protozoa. Little information is available on mycoplasma, pathogenic yeast, and pathogenic fungi in drinking water.

Microbiological contaminants, such as fungi and algae, do not seem to be important causes of waterborne disease, although they are sometimes associated with undesirable tastes and odors.

Source:  National Research Council (US) Safe Drinking Water Committee. Drinking Water and Health: Volume 1. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1977. III, Microbiology of Drinking Water. Available from:

Keywords:  Microbiology, Drinking Water 

Molecular hydrogen in drinking water protects against neurodegenerative changes induced by traumatic brain injury.

Abstract Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in its various forms has emerged as a major problem for modern society. Acute TBI can transform into a chronic condition and be a risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, probably through induction of oxidative stress and neuroinflammation. Here, […]