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Mortality Disparities in Appalachia: Reassessment of Major Risk Factors
Objective: To determine the predictive value of coal mining and other risk factors for explaining disproportionately high mortality rates across Appalachia. Method: Mortality and covariate data wereExpand
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Use of Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation Testing for Screening of Asymptomatic Individuals: An Evidence-Based Assessment
Objective: We reviewed published data describing use of beryllium lymphocyte proliferation testing (BeLPT) to determine the appropriateness of BeLPT for screening asymptomatic individuals. Methods:Expand
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Iodine-deficient vegetarians: a hypothetical perchlorate-susceptible population?
Recent risk assessments of environmental perchlorate have been subject to much debate. A particular concern is whether appropriate susceptible sub-populations have been identified. Iodine-deficientExpand
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Persistence of mercury-induced motor and sensory neurotoxicity: systematic review of workers previously exposed to mercury vapor
Abstract Elemental mercury (Hg0) is a well-recognized neurotoxicant, but it is uncertain whether and for how long its neurotoxicity persists. Among studies that evaluated previously-exposed workers,Expand
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Iodine Deficiency in Vegetarian and Vegan Diets: Evidence-Based Review of the World’s Literature on Iodine Content in Vegetarian Diets
As the iodine content is generally low in most vegetables and fruits, it is biologically plausible that compliance with strict vegetarian diets would increase risks of iodine deficiency. This chapterExpand
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