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BACKGROUND Microcystin-producing Microcystis bloom is a severe water problem in the world. Some reports indicate that chronic exposure to microcystin may result in liver damage in adults, but information on effects in children is limited. OBJECTIVE We investigated the relationship between microcystin exposure and liver damage in children. METHODS We(More)
Data concerning the effects of phthalate exposure on preterm delivery and fetal growth are limited in humans. In this paper, we assessed the relationship between 15 phthalate levels in cord blood and preterm delivery and fetal growth parameters in 207 Chinese women going into labor. Exposure to phthalates except DCHP was associated with gestational age(More)
Although epidemiological investigations indicate that chronic arsenic exposure can induce developmental neurotoxicity in children, the molecular mechanisms are still poorly understood. Neural cell adhesion molecules (NCAMs) play critical roles during the development of nervous system. Polysialylation of NCAM (PSA-NCAM) is a critical functional feature of(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous reports indicated that XRCC1 Arg280His polymorphism might be a possible risk factor for several cancers. Published studies on the association of XRCC1 Arg280His polymorphisms with glioma risk have yielded controversial results. The present study aimed to derive a more precise estimation of the relationship. METHODOLOGY Meta-analyses(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous reports have demonstrated that X-ray repair cross-complementing gene 1 (XRCC1) Arg399Gln polymorphism is a possible risk factor for several cancers. Published data on the association of XRCC1 Arg399Gln polymorphism with glioma susceptibility have generated conflicting results. This study is designed to precisely estimate the relationship.(More)
BACKGROUND Because of reproductions and hormone changes, females are more sensitive to bone mineral loss during their lifetime. Bottled water has become more popular in recent years, and a large number of products are low mineral water. However, research on the effects of drinking bottled low mineral water on bone health is sparse. OBJECTIVE To elucidate(More)
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