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Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants: environmental contamination, human body burden and potential adverse health effects.
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are an important class of flame retardants, widely used in a variety of consumer products. In the past several years, PBDEs have become widespread environmentalExpand
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Neurobehavioral effects of manganese in workers from a ferroalloy plant after temporary cessation of exposure.
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to assess long-term neurobehavioral effects associated with low airborne concentrations of manganese in a ferroalloy plant. METHODS During a period of forcedExpand
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Scientific Opinion on Arsenic in Food 1 EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain ( CONTAM )
Arsenic is a metalloid that occurs in different inorganic and organic forms, which are found in the environment both from natural occurrence and from anthropogenic activity. The inorganic forms ofExpand
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Renal and Neurologic Effects of Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, and Arsenic in Children: Evidence of Early Effects and Multiple Interactions at Environmental Exposure Levels
Lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic are common environmental pollutants in industrialized countries, but their combined impact on children’s health is little known. We studied their effects on twoExpand
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Exhaled volatile organic compounds in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: cross sectional and nested short-term follow-up study
BackgroundNon-invasive diagnostic strategies aimed at identifying biomarkers of lung cancer are of great interest for early cancer detection. The aim of this study was to set up a new method forExpand
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Marine biotoxins in shellfish - okadaic acid and analogues 1 Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Contaminants in the Food chain
SUMMARY Okadaic acid (OA) and its analogues, the dinophysis toxins (DTX1, DTX2, and DTX3), together form the group of OA-toxins. These toxins are lipophilic and heat stable, are produced byExpand
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Comparison between 3‐MCPD and its palmitic esters in a 90‐day toxicological study
A 90-day toxicological study was carried out administering equimolar doses of either 3-MCPD (respectively 29.5, 7.37, and 1.84 mg/kg b.w. per day) or 3-MCPD dipalmitate (respectively 156.75, 39.19,Expand
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Nitrate in vegetables Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Contaminants in the Food chain 1
SUMMARY Nitrate is a naturally occurring compound that is part of the nitrogen cycle, as well as an approved food additive. It plays an important role in the nutrition and function of plants. NitrateExpand
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Exhaled metallic elements and serum pneumoproteins in asymptomatic smokers and patients with COPD or asthma.
STUDY OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to characterize the elemental composition of exhaled breath condensate (EBC) in order to identify new biomarkers of exposure and susceptibility in COPDExpand
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Biomarkers of oxidative stress after controlled human exposure to ozone.
This study was aimed at evaluating whether controlled short-term exposure to ozone (O(3)) induces changes in biomarkers of lung inflammation and oxidative stress in exhaled breath condensate (EBC)Expand
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