Exploring the long fight against lead poisoning in the United States

Online exhibition tells the stories of activists who mobilized against exposure toxic metal.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news

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Having a concussion within the past year may raise the risk of suicidal ideation and behavior in high school students, according to astudy in theJournal of Affective Disorders.Dale S. Mantey, M.P.A., of the University of Texas School of Public Health and colleagues used data from more than 13,000 respondents in grades 9 through 12 who participated in the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS). The national YRBSS is conducted every two years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor health behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth a...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: concussion Dale Mantey depressive symptoms Journal of Affective Disorders suicide Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey Source Type: research
ConclusionThe acute toxicity associated with oral selenium ingestion and the blood and urinary levels of selenium in different cases of poisonings were reviewed. Mortality is a risk of acute selenium poisoning. Concentrations of selenium in blood and urine samples in non-fatal cases are close to those observed in fatal cases.
Source: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of Catalysis, Volume 381Author(s): M. Ángeles Úbeda, Pedro Amorós, Juan F. Sánchez-Royo, Jamal El Haskouri, M. Dolores Marcos, Francisco Pérez-PlaAbstractA new catalyst has been synthesized from the precursor [Pd2{μ-(C6H4) PPh2}2 {μ-O2C(C6H5)}2] immobilized on a carboxypolystyrene polymer that exhibits an excellent dispersion of the Pd (II) centers, reusability, and catalytic activity in front of phenyl bromides. The activity of this new material was studied in detail for the Suzuki-Miyaura reaction and compared to that of Pd nanoparticl...
Source: Journal of Catalysis - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Conclusions Intentional injuries affected more males, rural and older children, school students and staff or workers. The mechanisms and occurrence times differed according to different age groups. Preventive measures should be taken to reduce the dropout of rural students, strengthen the school's violence prevention plan and reduce self-harm. PMID: 31708510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
Abstract Organophosphate pesticides (OPs) are widely used around the world to control pests in agricultural, residential, and commercial settings. Ingestion of high-dose OPs could lead to acute toxicity, and persistent influence on health could result from acute poisoning or long-term exposure to low dose OPs. An easy to operate, low cost and home available OPs testing platform is urgently needed. Ambient light sensor (ALS) based smart phone colorimetric reader has the advantages of easy to operate, low cost, high accuracy and versatility. In this work, a novel ALS based smart phone colorimetric dipsticks (CDs) re...
Source: Analytica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Anal Chim Acta Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: Spatial and Spatio-temporal EpidemiologyAuthor(s): Yusuf Ransome, S.V. Subramanian, Dustin T. Duncan, Daivid Vlahov, Joshua WarrenAbstractDrug- and alcohol-poisoning deaths remain current public health problems. Studies to date have typically focused on individual-level predictors of drug overdose deaths, and there remains a limited understanding of the spatiotemporal patterns and predictors of the joint outcomes. We use a hierarchical Bayesian spatiotemporal multivariate Poisson regression model on data from (N=167) ZIP-codes between 2009 and 2014 in New York City...
Source: Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Shoib S, Kim YK Abstract Suicide is a serious public health problem in many countries and has always been a source of apprehension and quest to human mankind, which can be resolved with due diligence. Suicide is a hidden and silent epidemic, with many causative factors. Studying and researching on various causative factors have always been the subject of significance for the researchers. Psychiatric illnesses happen to be the primary reasons for the majority of suicide mortality cases. Not only this, there has been a consistent increase in the no. of cases of mental disorders as well as attempted and compl...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Although patients who had attempted charcoal burning suicide had a low mortality rate (3.0%), globus pallidus necrosis was not uncommon (59.7%) in this population. Further studies are warranted.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Cycas revoluta (sago cycad or palm) is a popular ornamental plant in the United States. All parts of the plant contain toxins such cycasin and beta-methylamino-l-alanine, the ingestion of which can be harmful to humans and animals. The objectiv...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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