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Air pollution: Confounding factors for study

Air pollution confounding factors The Kincade Fire in northern Sonoma County started on October 23, 2019, was contained on Nov. 6 but continued to burn and affect the test location during and after the SSHS study was finished. Because PM 2.5 is a potent inflammatory agent, a monitoring device was purchased to track indoor air […]

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Inflammation, PM2.5 and serious health effects

Particulate pollution, especially those of 2.5 microns or smaller — has been demonstrated to cause, promote, or aggravate numerous serious health effects including inflammation and specific syndromes involving the immune system, diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease as well as neurological and psychological maladies. Reid CE, Brauer M, Johnston FH, Jerrett M, Balmes JR, […]

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Biomedical science and pharmaceutical research embrace n-of-1 trials

The use and scientific acceptance  of  “n-of-1” trials have accelerated in recent years, especially in connection with personalized medicine and drug discovery. This increase in interest and acceptance is reflected in the number of studies on the field. A Google Scholar search (July 26, 2020) for “n-of-1 trial validity” for all date ranges, yielded 3,430 […]

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Recent dietary interventions relevant to Plastic-Derived Chemicals

el, R.A., Gray, J.M., Engel, C.L., Rawsthorne, T.W., Dodson, R.E., Ackerman, J.M., Rizzo, J., Nudelman, J.L., and Brody, J.G. 2011. Food packaging and Bisphenol A and Bis(2-Ethyhexyl) Phthalate exposure: Findings from a dietary intervention. Environmental Health Perspectives 119(7): 914-920.  Sathyanarayana, S., Alcedo, G., Saelens, B.E., Zhou, C., Dills, R.L., Yu, J., and Lanphear, B. 2013. […]

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How Does the Food Chain Get Contaminated with Plastic-Derived Chemicals (PDCs)?

BPA & phthalates (and other plasticizers) migrate, leach, and flake from plastics BPA & phthalates migrate, leach and flake off of plastics primarily because they are not chemically bound to the plastic. It’s important to understand that any specific plastic is a mixture of one or more polymers along with a variety of additives like […]

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