Posts Tagged 'toxicology'

US EPA Will Try to Monitor Hormone-Like Substances


The US EPA is initiating a new effort to see whether low doses of hormone-mimicking chemicals can harm human health and whether chemical testing should be changed.

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Exposomics Looks to Tie Environmental Exposure to Biological Triggers of Disease


European researchers are going to monitor thousands of people by giving them smartphones, which will record the chemicals to which they are exposed to every day.

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Cancer-Causing Flame Retardants Remain in Homes Years After Being Banned


Flame retardant chemicals, which are designed to slow household fires from burning through homes, have been found in worrisome quantities in US homes, long after some of these were banned because of suspected links to cancer and other conditions.

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Swallows & Homing Pigeons Monitor Environmental Factors


A new study indicates that nesting birds that feed on insects that hatch in lake or stream-bed sediments make good biological monitors for pollution.

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Blood-Thinning Rodenticide is Killing Birds


Canada and the US have started to restrict the use of rodent poisons based on blood thinners, as new research shows that the toxins accumulate in birds of prey and other animals.

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