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Newswise: Break Point
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    9-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST

Break Point

Harvard Medical School

At a glance: Experiments in worms reveal the molecular damage caused by DEHP, a chemical commonly used to make plastics flexible DEHP interferes with proper cell division during egg formation, leads to excessive DNA breakage, alters chromosome appearance Abnormalities help explain known link between DEHP and human birth defects, male infertility If replicated in further research, the insights can help inform regulatory changes, consumer choice b

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8-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST

Mesothelioma Linked to Asbestos in Talcum Powder

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Thirty-three cases of the asbestos-related lung cancer mesothelioma draw attention to talcum powder as a non-occupational source of exposure to asbestos, according to a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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9-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Team of engineering researchers to help improve Pennsylvania's foundries

Team of engineering researchers to help improve Pennsylvania's foundries

Penn State College of Engineering

A team of Penn State engineering faculty and students is working with small-to-medium-sized foundries across Pennsylvania to aid in the transition away from using harmful silica sands in the metal casting process and to reduce costs through 3D printing.

Channels: Education, Engineering, Environmental Health, Public Health,

8-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST
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8-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST

Natural Extract to Counter Nephrotoxicity Induced by Mycotoxin OTA

Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Today a team of researchers from the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production of the Federico II University of Naples, in collaboration with the Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO), at Temple University in Philadelphia, and the Department of Biotechnology at the University of Siena, Itay, has discovered the effectiveness of a new extract, of natural origin, able to prevent nephrotoxicity induced by the mycotoxin Ochratoxin A (OTA), and has published this research in the international Journal of Cellular Physiology.

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7-Jan-2020 12:50 PM EST
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Newswise: 2017 San Diego Wildfire Increased Pediatric ER Visits for Breathing Problems

2017 San Diego Wildfire Increased Pediatric ER Visits for Breathing Problems

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A small wildfire in San Diego County in 2017 resulted in a big uptick in children visiting the emergency room for breathing problems, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Channels: Asthma, Children's Health, Emergency Medicine, Environmental Health, Pollution, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Wildfires, All Journal News,

6-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
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