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Human aflatoxin exposure in Kenya, 2007: a cross-sectional study
Aflatoxins contaminate approximately 25% of agricultural products worldwide. They can cause liver failure and liver cancer. Kenya has experienced multiple aflatoxicosis outbreaks in recent years,Expand
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The impact of excess heat events in Maricopa County, Arizona: 2000–2005
Exposure to excess heat is preventable yet it is the primary weather-related cause of mortality in the United States. In the Southwest United States, high temperatures are common and indoorExpand
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Acetyl Fentanyl, a Novel Fentanyl Analog, Causes 14 Overdose Deaths in Rhode Island, March–May 2013
From 2000 to 2011, the rate of death from unintentional drug poisoning in the USA more than doubled from 4.1 per 100,000 to 10.6 per 100,000, respectively [1]. Further, from 1999 to 2011, drugExpand
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Identification and quantification of diethylene glycol in pharmaceuticals implicated in poisoning epidemics: an historical laboratory perspective.
Over the last several decades, mass poisonings of diethylene glycol (DEG), usually ingested as an unintended component of pharmaceutical preparations, have occurred. In order to promptly halt theExpand
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Mercury Exposure Among Artisanal Gold Miners in Madre de Dios, Peru: A Cross-sectional Study
IntroductionExposure to mercury, a toxic metal, occurs primarily from inhaling mercury vapors or consuming methylmercury-contaminated fish. One third of all anthropogenic mercury emissions worldwideExpand
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Outbreak of acute renal failure in Panama in 2006: a case-control study.
OBJECTIVE In September 2006, a Panamanian physician reported an unusual number of patients with unexplained acute renal failure frequently accompanied by severe neurological dysfunction. Twelve (57%)Expand
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Fatal poisoning among young children from diethylene glycol-contaminated acetaminophen - Nigeria, 2008-2009.
On November 18, 2008, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) received a report of 13 cases of unexplained acute renal failure among children from a hospital in Lagos state. Several of theExpand
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Investigating suspected cancer clusters and responding to community concerns: guidelines from CDC and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.
This report augments guidelines published in 1990 for investigating clusters of health events (CDC. Guidelines for investigating clusters of health events. MMWR 1990;39[No. RR-11]). The 1990Expand
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Hepatotoxicity associated with the dietary supplement OxyELITE Pro™ - Hawaii, 2013.
Dietary supplements are increasingly marketed to and consumed by the American public for a variety of purported health benefits. On 9 September 2013, the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) wasExpand
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Hepatotoxicity associated with weight loss or sports dietary supplements, including OxyELITE Pro™ - United States, 2013.
In September 2013, the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) was notified of seven adults who developed acute hepatitis after taking OxyELITE Pro™, a weight loss and sports dietary supplement. CDCExpand
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