Tag Archives: Exposure

Blood Tests Show Exposure to Ethylene Oxide

University of Illinois at Chicago, Summary of Blood Testing Results, Dec. 9, 2019 Journal of Occupational Health, Sept. 2006 Susan Buchanan, MD, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program, The University of Illinois—Chicago, Chicago, IL Peter Boogaard, PhD, PharmD, Toxicologist, Researcher, The Hague, Netherlands Tea Tanaka, resident of… Read More »

Initiatives help to reduce radiation exposure from imaging exams

National campaigns encouraging the more judicious use of radiological studies are having an impact in reducing Americans’ medical radiation doses. That’s the findings of a new report from the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, which was released this week. The results indicate the effectiveness of national initiatives—in particular, The Image Gently and Image… Read More »

Prenatal pesticide exposure linked to changes in teen’s brain activity

Organophosphates are among the most commonly used classes of pesticides in the United States, despite mounting evidence linking prenatal exposure to the chemicals to poorer cognition and behavior problems in children. A new study led by University of California, Berkeley, researchers is one of the first to use advanced brain imaging to reveal how exposure… Read More »

Lead Exposure in Childhood May Affect Mental Health Later in Life

Adults who were exposed to lead during their childhood are more likely to experience mental health problems and develop unhealthy personality traits, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, reports Medical News Today. Researchers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, reviewed the data of more than 1,000 participants born in 1972 and… Read More »

Exposure to Heat in Car May Decrease Epinephrine Concentration in Autoinjectors

December 19, 2018 This article originally appeared here. Share this content: Inspection of the EAIs following the experiment showed no discoloration, cloudiness, or visible particles. Adrenaline concentration in epinephrine autoinjectors (EAIs) was significantly decreased following a single 12-hour-long heat exposure inside a parked car on a summer day, according to results of a real-life pilot… Read More »