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The Chemicals in Your Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese products were especially high in phthalates, chemicals that may pose special risks to pregnant women and young children.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Testosterone Food Cheese Hazardous and Toxic Substances Hormones Babies and Infants Factories and Manufacturing Containers and Packaging Pregnancy and Childbirth Diet and Nutrition Consumer Protection Food Contamination and Poisoning Source Type: news

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Author Affiliations open 1Unit of Metals and Health, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden 2International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh PDF Version (802 KB) Abstract About This Article Supplemental Material Background: Hair is a commonly used exposure biomarker for metals and other trace elements, but concern has been raised regarding its appropriateness for assessing the internal dose. Objectives: The aim of the present study was to evaluate children’s hair as biomarker of internal dose for toxic (As, Mn, Cd, Pb) and essential elements ...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: Employing a novel statistical method for the study of the health effects of chemical mixtures, we found evidence of neurotoxicity of the mixture, as well as potential synergism between arsenic and manganese. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP614 Received: 27 January 2016 Revised: 07 June 2016 Accepted: 18 October 2016 Published: 26 June 2017 Address correspondence to L. Valeri, Laboratory for Psychiatric Biostatistics, McLean Hospital, 115 Mills St., Belmont, MA, USA. Telephone: 617-855-2561. Email: lvaleri@mclean.harvard.edu Supplemental Material is available online (https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP614). The author...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
In conclusion, approximately half of the recommendations for primary care practice are based on patient-oriented evidence, but only 18% are based on patient-oriented evidence from consistent, high-quality studies.
Source: Evidence-Based Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Editor's choice Original EBM Research Source Type: research
Conclusion This study sounds like good news for undernourished children in parts of the world where stunted growth or being underweight are common, such as the Andean mountains of Ecuador. The study showed that eggs seem to be a safe and practical way of boosting children's nutrition in this population. But this research has some limitations. Adding one food to a diet is likely to affect the rest of the diet, too. And caregivers for the children may have given them different foods in addition to the eggs, or treated them differently in some ways. The children in the control group may also have eaten more eggs than they ...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Food/diet Source Type: news
After sailing through my first and second trimesters of my first pregnancy, I felt pretty in the dark about what it would actually be like to give birth. So my husband and I signed up for a pre-birth class run by a local doula. It was an intimate experience ― just four couples sitting in our instructor’s living room each week and eating snacks served on her dining room table. She was welcoming and reassuring. She also had a side business: placenta encapsulation. The placenta ― the organ that grows inside a pregnant woman’s uterus in order to nourish the baby ― can be dehydrated, ground up, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news
The concern is that certain blood tests may have underestimated blood lead levels, providing false reassurance about risk for lead exposure.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Tests (Medical) Lead Poisoning and Poisons Children and Childhood Food and Drug Administration Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news
Federal health agencies are warning that some tests of lead levels in the blood produce inaccurate results, so children under six years and pregnant and nursing women may need to be retested
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 -- Lead tests made by Magellan Diagnostics may yield inaccurate results for some children and adults, U.S. health officials warned Wednesday. Parents of children younger than 6 years old, pregnant women and nursing mothers...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
AbstractWorldwide chronic arsenic (As) poisoning by arsenic-contaminated groundwater is one of the most threatening public health problems. Chronic inorganic As (inAs) exposure has been associated with various forms of cancers and numerous other pathological effects in humans, collectively known as arsenicosis. Over the past decade, evidence indicated that As-induced epigenetic modifications have a role in the adverse effects on human health. The main objective of this article is to review the evidence on epigenetic modifications induced by arsenicals. The epigenetic components play a crucial role in the regulation of gene...
Source: Environmental Geochemistry and Health - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Even people living with tainted cream users are vulnerable to mercury poisoning – especially pregnant women and children
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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