1 in 3 children worldwide threatened by unacceptably high lead levels in blood, finds study

A major contributor to lead poisoning is a surge in the recycling of lead in automotive batteries to satisfy soaring growth in the numbers of cars and trucks, particularly in the developing world, the study said. While lead recycling for batteries is heavily regulated in the United States, it is often done haphazardly in poor and middle-income countries.
Source: The Economic Times - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Zhao HW, Liu H, Liu LY, Liu Z, Dong XS Abstract Paraquat (PQ) as a non-selective heterocyclic herbicide, has been applied worldwide for over a few decades. But PQ is very harmful to humans and rodents. The lung is the main target organ of PQ poisoning. It is an important event that lung epithelial cells are injured during PQ-induced acute lung injury and pulmonary fibrosis. As a regulator of mRNA expression, microRNA (miRNA) may play an important role in the progress. Our study was to investigate the mechanisms of PQ-induced injury of pulmonary epithelial cells through analyzing the profiling of miRNAs and...
Source: Journal of Toxicological Sciences - Category: Toxicology Tags: J Toxicol Sci Source Type: research
As the use of hand sanitizers has increased during theCOVID 19 pandemic, so has the number of calls to poison centers related to possible toxic alcohol exposures. More hand sanitizer is being produced, either at home or in other countries, and it can contain a variety of chemicals and alcohols that can be dangerous, if not deadly. There has been a dramatic increase in hand sanitizer products, labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that...(see release)
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar General Not Crazy Podcast Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs
Title: Poison Ivy, Oak, and SumacCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/4/2020 12:00:00 AM
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Metformin-associated lactic acidosis is a rare side effect in metformin poisoning. There is conflicting data about mortality rates changing from 3% to 83%. We aimed to discuss a case that developed lactic acidosis and acute renal failure progressing to mor...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Importance: Rodenticide poisoning is a common occurrence in India. Of the different classes of rodenticides available, yellow phosphorus is considered highly toxic. There are scarce epidemiological data regarding the ingestion of yellow phosphorus in the s...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Entoloma sarcopum is widely known as an edible mushroom but appears morphologically similar to the poisonous mushrooms E. rhodopolium sensu lato (s. l.) and E. sinuatum s. l. Many cases of food poisoning caused by eating these poisonous mushrooms occur eac...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news
(University of New South Wales) The average size of a dingo is increasing, but only in areas where poison-baits are used, a collaborative study led by UNSW Sydney shows.
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Abstract Mitochondria play an essential role in energy metabolism. Oxygen deprivation can poison cells and generate a chain reaction due to the free radical release. In patients with sepsis, the kidneys tend to be the organ primarily affected and the proximal renal tubules are highly susceptible to energy metabolism imbalances. Dynamin-related protein 1 (DRP1) is an essential regulator of mitochondrial fission. Few studies have confirmed the role and mechanism of DRP1 in acute kidney injury (AKI) caused by sepsis. We established animal and cell sepsis-induced AKI (S-AKI) models to keep DRP1 expression high. We fou...
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More than 500 cases and at least 75 hospitalizations have been reported in the United States and Canada, the health authorities said.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Salmonella (Bacteria) Onions United States Source Type: news
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