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  • California Children Are Contaminated
    California Children Are Contaminated
    The levels of arsenic, banned pesticides, and dioxins exceeded cancer benchmarks in each of the 364 children tested. Which foods were the primary sources of toxic pollutants for preschoolers and...
  • Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies
    Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors and Allergies
    The dramatic rise of allergic diseases such as eczema and seasonal allergies may be related to dietary exposure to endocrine-disruptor xenoestrogens such as alkylphenol industrial pollutants.
  • Bacon, Eggs, and Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy
    Bacon, Eggs, and Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy
    Eating meat or eggs before pregnancy may increase the risk of gestational diabetes.
  • Mercury vs. Omega-3s for Brain Development
    Mercury vs. Omega-3s for Brain Development
    Risk/benefit analysis of 33 fish species contrasts the brain boosting effects of DHA with the brain damaging effects of mercury to determine the net effect on intelligence (IQ).
  • Fish Intake Associated With Brain Shrinkage
    Fish Intake Associated With Brain Shrinkage
    Exposure to mercury during pregnancy appears to influence fetal brain development as detected by decreased size of a newborn’s brain.
  • When Meat Can Be a Lifesaver
    When Meat Can Be a Lifesaver
    There are rare birth defects in which the inability to produce certain compounds requires an exogenous source. Presented here is a case report of a boy with a mutation in his carnitine transport...
  • Are Avocados Bad for You?
    Are Avocados Bad for You?
    The insecticide and fungicide compound found naturally in avocadoes (persin) may damage the DNA of normal cells as well as cancer cells.
  • The Effect of Canned Tuna on Future Wages
    The Effect of Canned Tuna on Future Wages
    The mercury contamination in tuna and other fish may adversely impact future earnings by impairing brain function and leading to a loss of intelligence (IQ).
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