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Study Shows BPA Exposure in Fetal Livers

New research from the University of Michigan School of Public Health found BPA, or bisphenol A, in fetal liver tissue, demonstrating that there is considerable exposure to the chemical during pregnancy.

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dust, Arsenic, Public Health, soil, Cancer

CSA News Magazine: The Health Implications of Dust

Dust is on the rise in many regions of the United States and the world, giving researchers more cause than ever to understand what exactly natural dust is made of and whether any of its constituents pose a risk to human health.

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Food Allergies, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Research Results, Medical News, health news, Environmental Allergy, Food Allergy, Pesticide Exposure, Allergist

Food Allergies? Pesticides in Tap Water Might be to Blame

A new study published in the December issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology finds chemicals used for water purification can lead to food allergies.

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BPA, Thyroid Disorder, endocrine-disrupting chemicals

BPA Shown to Disrupt Thyroid Function in Pregnant Animals and Offspring

In utero exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) can be associated with decreased thyroid function in newborn sheep, according to a recent study accepted for publication in Endocrinology, a journal of The Endocrine Society.

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Radioactivity, Nuclear, low-level radiation

Even Low-Level Radioactivity Is Damaging

Even the very lowest levels of radiation are harmful to life, scientists have concluded in the Cambridge Philosophical Society’s journal Biological Reviews. Reporting the results of a wide-ranging analysis of 46 peer-reviewed studies published over the past 40 years, researchers from the University of South Carolina and the University of Paris-Sud found that variation in low-level, natural background radiation had small, but highly statistically significant, negative effects on DNA as well as several measures of health.

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American Academy Of Neurology, Pesticide, weed killer, TBI, Brain Injury, Neurology, Journal Neurology

Head Injury + Pesticide Exposure = Triple the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

A new study shows that people who have had a head injury and have lived or worked near areas where the pesticide paraquat was used may be three times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease. The study is published in the November 13, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Carbon Monoxide, Pulmonologist, Pulmonary, Harris Health System, Baylor College Of Medicine, Asthma, Oxygen Deprivation, CDC, Hyperbaric, central nervous system, Cardiovascular, Nausea And Vomiting

Cold Weather Increases Carbon Monoxide Dangers

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With temperatures dropping and cold weather settling in, people will turn to gas furnaces, space heaters and fireplaces for warmth. Not so fast, caution pulmonologists from Harris Health System, who recommend that everyone get those devices checked for carbon monoxide leaks. Known as the silent killer, carbon monoxide is the gas byproduct of the incomplete combustion of fuel used in cars, gasoline engines, stoves, lanterns, burning charcoal or wood, gas ranges, fireplaces and heaters.

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Toxicology, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, Endocrine Disruptors, Flame Retardants, Health

Flame Retardant ‘Firemaster 550’ Is an Endocrine Disruptor

The flame-retardant mixture known as “Firemaster 550” is an endocrine disruptor that causes extreme weight gain, early onset of puberty and cardiovascular health effects in lab animals, according to a new study spearheaded by researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke University.

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Bacterial Protein in House Dust Spurs Asthma According to NIH Study

A bacterial protein in common house dust may worsen allergic responses to indoor allergens, according to research conducted by the National Institutes of Health and Duke University. The finding is the first to document the presence of the protein flagellin in house dust, bolstering the link between allergic asthma and the environment.

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Air Pollution, Pediatrics, Lung Function, Asthma

Exposure to Traffic Air Pollution in Infancy Impairs Lung Function in Children

Exposure to ambient air pollution from traffic during infancy is associated with lung function deficits in children up to eight years of age, particularly among children sensitized to common allergens, according to a new study.







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