I work in party hostels all around the world. I clean gross rooms and host all-night pub crawls in exchange for a free place to live
Taylor Futch, in the foreground. Courtesy of Taylor Futch Taylor Futch works at party hostels and does everything from leading pub crawls to manning the desk. While she loves the hostel life, it comes with challenges like toxic bosses and cleaning up vomit. She documents her daily life and travels…#taylorfutch #tiktok #ocala #florida #upwork #costarica #carnival #lake #hostelworld #brazil (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby teeth link autism with metal uptake, in NIEHS-funded study
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2017/7/feature/feature-1-teeth/thumb821425.jpg?itok=bqMnlT8v" /><br /><p>Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less zinc and manganese than in children without autism, say NIEHS-funded researchers.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Metals symposium draws researchers, students, and community members
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2017/3/science-highlights/metals/thumb811534.jpg?itok=c9LSNTRG" /><br /><p>Toxic metals were the focus of the North Carolina State University Center for Human Health and the Environment’s first annual symposium.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Algal blooms ’ toxic recipe uncovered
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2018/11/papers/algal/thumb856779.jpg?itok=v9u7RUNg" /><br /><p>NIEHS-funded researchers unmasked the genetic basis for how one form of harmful algal bloom becomes toxic.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Plants take up heavy metals, help reduce pollution
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2020/4/science-highlights/toxic-metals/thumb888542.jpg?itok=AUVT6YQh" /><br /><p>Julian Schroeder studies how plants respond to environmental stress, shedding light on ways to decontaminate soil and improve crop yields.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

John Bucher, who studied toxic agents from A to Z, retires from NIEHS
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2021/5/awards-recognition/bucher/thumb914206.jpg?itok=o_NtazVT" /><br /><p>During almost four decades at the institute, he brought innovation to many complex issues, such as reducing animal use in research.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Arsenic, uranium mix may increase diabetes risk in American Indians
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2021/11/papers/toxic-metals/thumb925314.jpg?itok=bgI4H7G2" /><br /><p>Analyzing how toxic metals interact to affect metabolism, NIEHS-funded researchers find that co-exposures may pave way for disease.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Exposures, diverse populations, and epigenetics merge in grantee ’s lab
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2022/1/feature/4-feature-cathrine-hoyo/thumb929592.jpg?itok=kD8OeM_P" /><br /><p>Cathrine Hoyo, Ph.D., spoke with me about how developmental exposure to cadmium and other toxic substances can lead to disease later in life.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

E-cigarettes expose users to toxic metals such as arsenic, lead
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2022/2/feature/3-feature-e-cigarettes-and-toxic-metals/thumb931028.jpg?itok=QI6m-ktg" /><br /><p>Preliminary results from the NIEHS-funded EMIT study were shared by Ana María Rule, Ph.D., from Johns Hopkins University, during her Jan. 19 Keystone Science Lecture.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Toxic agents can target mitochondria, influence disease, expert says
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2022/8/feature/1-feature-mitochondrial-dysfunction/thumb941846.jpg?itok=UHU2i95l" /><br /><p>Joel Meyer, Ph.D., discussed his research into how early-life mitochondrial toxicity can affect later-life health, during NIEHS lecture.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Path to food safety requires multidisciplinary approach, experts say
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/thumbnail/public/2022/12/science-highlights/dhanker-white-thumb_0.jpg?itok=jetsOXZA" /><br /><p>Scientists supported by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program are addressing the global problem of toxic elements in food.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Chemical toxicant contributes to low birth weight, can damage placenta
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2022/11/science-highlights/elkin-wetterhahn-lecture/thumb947008.jpg?itok=fz9Z7ot2" /><br /><p>Exposure to certain chemicals during pregnancy may result in poor birth outcomes, says former Wetterhahn Award recipient Elana Elkin.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Susceptible populations highlighted at local tox meeting
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2018/11/science-highlights/ncsot/thumb856963.jpg?itok=JmIHNS4W" /><br /><p>The fall meeting of the North Carolina Society of Toxicology highlighted populations that are especially sensitive to toxicants.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Toxicants can affect sperm and eggs, pose risks for offspring
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2019/11/science-highlights/germline-exposure/thumb879177.jpg?itok=V_sZrRth" /><br /><p>Two experts visited NIEHS to discuss how reproductive cells&#039; exposure to harmful agents can lead to health problems in later generations.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

The environment influences brain development, experts say
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2020/3/science-highlights/brain-development/thumb886923.jpg?itok=8oYcIfT3" /><br /><p>Experts at a North Carolina State University meeting examined how toxicants may affect brain development.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news