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Micro- and Nanoplastics: Health Implications

Microplastics are generally those fragments that are less than five millimeters in size. However, a single microplastic fragment rarely stays the same size.   Whether found on dry land, in steams and oceans — or in your mouth as you chew, swallow and digest — natural and biological forces relentlessly reduce microplastics in size. Eventually, […]

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Progress Report/What we have learned: hsCRP as a possible direct clinical indicator for BPA health effects in in a human dietary intervention study

NOTE: This is a draft (January 22, 2020). Further edits and citations will follow. In addition, the format below has been adapted from that used by Environmental Health Perspectives. This structure is used because it is an effective and familiar shorthand. This should not be misinterpreted as a draft intended for submission to a scientific […]

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The Need & Difficulties of Controlling Micronutrients in The Diet of Test Subjects When Dealing With Endocrine & Epigenetic Disrupting Compounds

Designing the perfect experiment to answer the questions that you set out to study can be extremely complicated. There could be something in your protocol that you didn’t even think would be a problem that might turn out to be your worst nightmare.  For us, controlling for nutrition and diet might be a necessary component […]

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The Importance of Addressing the Previously Unaddressable

The outcome of this study may make a substantial contribution by definitively and credibly evaluating the human effects of endocrine disruptors and other environmental chemicals. Regardless of whether the thesis of this study is proven or not, it will add vital data that can help scientists, health professionals, and the general public to understand risks […]

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Details: Moving from approved protocol to planning

The excitement built into the science of an approved study study eventually has to give way to the operational details grunt work. I have been compiling possible candidates for collaborators and labs to conduct the blood/EDC/epigenetic/DNA break testing. Designing the protocol for maximum compliance Before those tasks can be done properly, the success of the […]

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