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The Need To Detox In A Toxic World


“Leaky gut” has become one of the latest buzz words in the health community.  The official term for “leaky gut” is intestinal permeability.  Thanks to recent studies from notable sources, such as WebMD and John Hopkins, more awareness has been raised as to the validity of this concept and its effects upon our lives. 1,043 more words

Styrofoam debris as a source of hazardous additives for marine organisms

There is growing concern over plastic debris and their fragments as a carrier for hazardous substances in marine ecosystem. The present study was conducted to provide field evidence for the transfer of plastic-associated chemicals to marine organisms. 140 more words


Simultaneous determination of 16 organophosphorus flame retardants and plasticizers in fish by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry

In this work a method to analyze simultaneously sixteen organophosphorus flame retardants (OPFRs) by liquid chromatography-quadrupole-linear ion trap mass spectrometry (LC-QqLIT-MS) in fish samples was successfully developed. 192 more words


Exploring the effects of microplastics in freshwater environments

Littered plastic is one of the most conspicuous environmental pollution problems and is present in one form or another globally. In addition to the obvious aesthetic impacts of littering, the effects to organisms through entanglement and ingestion have been studied extensively (Gregory 2009). 121 more words


Are all chemicals endocrine disruptors?

Endocrine disrupting properties require specific evaluation under the European regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH; 1907/2006) and the regulations on plant protection (Regulation 1107/2009) and biocidal (Regulation 528/ 2012) products. 53 more words


Would You Know If You Are A Toxic Team Member

No one likes a toxic team player, they impact morale and make what should be a passionate enjoyable pursuit into something potentially unbearable. Even the most difficult people would probably be the first to agree. 181 more words


Toxins: Comparing Amounts

For the final lesson of Chapter 14, students compared the toxicity of regular and diet Coke.  The lesson began with the Lesson 79 PowerPoint ChemCatalyst and then we transitioned into the Lesson 79 Worksheet.