Lead poisoning at an indoor firing range - Kang KW, Park WJ.

In March 2014, a 39-year-old Korean male presented with a 6-month history of various nonspecific symptoms including dizziness, fatigue, asthenia, irritability, elevated blood pressure, palpitation, eyestrain, and tinnitus. His occupational history revealed...
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MILWAUKEE - A federal judge in Wisconsin on Sept. 12 partially granted and partially denied summary judgment motions by paint manufacturers that are defendants in a lead-paint poisoning lawsuit, ruling that the defendants did not owe a duty of care to warn the plaintiffs directly of the risks associated with residential lead paint, but also concluding that the plaintiffs could pursue negligence claims (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.).
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In this study, isolated ssDNA aptamers by ST-SELEX were used for detection of SEA via apta-Real time PCR (apta-qPCR). After in silico analysis of SEA protein with SEE and finding the specific region on the surface of protein, ST-SELEX was carried out in two steps (classical SELEX and Second SELEX). Finally, after isolating high specific aptamers, the apta-qPCR was used for the detection of the SEA. In this technique, poly-clonal antibody against SEA was immobilized on protein G sepharose beads (Ab-PGs). Then, the SEA protein was captured by poly clonal antibody as the target that immobilized on sepharose beads. The isolate...
Source: Journal of Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
This study was conducted to determine the contact toxicity and biochemical effects of itol A on the Nilaparvata lugens. After macropterous females of N. lugens were exposed to itol A from 0.5 to 24 h, the mortality and poisoning symptoms were measured. Effects of itol A on the major enzymes activity and oxidative stress level were assessed in dose-response (with LD10-LD70 at 24 h) and time-course (with LD50 at 0.5–24 h) experiments for the potential toxicity mechanisms. Based on the results, the mortality of N. lugens showed significant dose- and time-dependent effects, with the 24-h LD50 value was 0.58 μg...
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We report a case of poisoning of a young man who used SCs. The patient was admitted to the emergency department of the Clinical Hospital Merkur, Zagreb (Croatia) after sniffing and smoking a herbal product bought on the street. He presented with severe cognitive difficulties and visible eye redness. Other symptoms included somnolence, disorientation, loss of coordination, unsteady gait, hyporeflexia, stiffness, cramps and cold limbs, blurred vision, teeth grinding, dry mouth, tinnitus, fear, suicidal thoughts, impaired focus, memory, and speech, sedation, fatigue, depression, thought blocking, and autistic behaviour. His s...
Source: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Arh Hig Rada Toksikol Source Type: research
This report represents the first occupational case of lead poisoning in firing ranges in Korea, and this necessitates institutional management to prevent the recurrence of poisoning through this route. Workplace environmental monitoring should be implemented for indoor firing ranges, and the workers should undergo regularly scheduled special health examinations. In clinical practice, it is essential to question the patient about his occupational history. PMID: 28875619 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
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