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Association Between Pesticide Profiles and IQ in Children

The authors evaluated the possible effects of multiple pesticides on children’s IQs when applied near maternal residences in agricultural areas.  For one of the eight pesticide profiles there was a significant association with IQ.   17 more words


New Epidemiology Review Evaluates Protection Provided by Current OELs for Silica

The review found that a cricial analysis of the epidemiology supported a qualitative association between occupational exposure to silica and obstructive lung function, but the data quality was not sufficient to calculate a quantitative relationship or define a threshold above which there was an increased risk.

Source: PubMed Abstract



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Book Review: Murder Between the Lines by Radha Vatsal---and a Giveaway!

Murder Between the Lines
A Kitty Weeks Mystery #2
Radha Vatsal
Sourcebooks Landmark, May 2017
ISBN 978-1-4926-3892-6
Trade Paperback

From the publisher—

Intrepid journalist Kitty Weeks returns in the second book in this acclaimed WW1-era historical mystery series to investigate the death of a boarding school student. 425 more words

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Fat But Fit But No

There’s a news story out today – apart from “Bad sleep makes you look ‘significantly’ more ugly” – on whether the ‘fat but fit’ myth has been truly busted.

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Sleep is no cure for insomnia

It’s almost 2am… it was Mother’s Day earlier. I wanted my kids sleeping by 7:30pm but that didn’t happen – they were both asleep by 8:45pm instead. 259 more words


New Study on Setting Occupational Exposure Levels for Hydrocarbon Solvents

The method used assumes additivity between similar hydrocarbon solvents, which is based on the similar toxicological properties observed in studies.  According to the abstract, “Practical demonstrations on how to use these recommendations to develop occupational exposure advice in different situations (from simple complex solvents to blends of complex solvents) are also provided.”

Source: PubMed Abstract

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