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The public health threat of phthalate-tainted foodstuffs in Taiwan: the policies the government implemented and the lessons we learned.
It is important to be reminded that many governments in developing countries make rapid economic growth as their first priority, often compromising environmental safety and public health, and the administration leaders need to find a balance between economic expansion and health and environmental safety. Expand
Evolution of EV71 genogroup in Taiwan from 1998 to 2005: An emerging of subgenogroup C4 of EV71
This is the first report about the emergence of EV71 subgenogroup C4 in Taiwan, and nucleotide sequence alignment revealed 67 substitutions, most of which were silent mutations. Expand
Seroindeterminate HTLV-1 Prevalence and Characteristics in Blood Donors in Taiwan
The majority of nonspecific enzyme immunoassay reactions were probably precipitated by viral envelop glycoprotein GD21, which is commonly accepted as the cause of adult T-cell leukemia and tropical spastic paraparesis/HTLV-1-associated myelopathy. Expand
High melamine migration in daily-use melamine-made tableware.
The study aims to measure melamine migrated from different material-made tableware by the most sensitive technique of liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Expand
The effects of phthalate and nonylphenol exposure on body size and secondary sexual characteristics during puberty.
PAE exposure is associated with abdominal obesity in adolescents and that the APs for abdominal obesity are more sensitive than BMI for measuring obesity among adolescents, and the RfD and TDI for PAEs should be revised to provide sufficient protection. Expand
Effects of diabetes duration and glycemic control on free radicals in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
It is demonstrated that certain indices of oxidant stress are influenced by the duration of diabetes and by the efficacy of glycemic control, and supportive therapy aimed at oxidative stress may help to prevent clinical complications in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Expand
Intake of Phthalate-Tainted Foods Alters Thyroid Functions in Taiwanese Children
This study shows that serum TSH levels can be altered when children were exposed to high concentrations of phthalate-tainted foodstuffs, and may be partially recovered after stopping exposure. Expand
Trace elements, oxidative stress and glycemic control in young people with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
It is suggested that strict glycemic control, decreased oxidative stress, and a lower copper concentration might prevent diabetic complications in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Expand
The use of tobacco-free betel-quid in conjunction with alcohol/tobacco impacts early-onset age and carcinoma distribution for upper aerodigestive tract cancer.
Tobacco-free betel-quid, in conjunction with alcohol and/or tobacco consumption, impacts early cancer occurrence for specific UADT-SCC and influences tumor site incidence pattern of these neoplasms. Expand
Intake of phthalate-tainted foods and microalbuminuria in children: The 2011 Taiwan food scandal.
BACKGROUND A major threat to public health involving phthalate-tainted foodstuffs occurred in Taiwan in 2011. Phthalates, mainly di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), were intentionally added toExpand