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Daily oral exposure of babies to phthalate was estimated on the basis of the mouthing time of infants and the oral concentration of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) released from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) toy specimens. Total mouthing time, including the use of pacifiers, ranged widely from 11.4 min to 351.8 min with the mean of 105.3 +/- 72.1 min. The mean of(More)
Bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations were surveyed in 100 domestic and 60 imported canned foods purchased from the Japanese market in 2011-12. BPA was extracted from the canned foods, derivatised by ethylation and analysed using GC-MS. In the domestic canned foods, the maximum and average BPA concentrations were 30 and 3.4 ng g(-1), respectively, while in the(More)
Gastric MALT lymphoma shows unique features including regression by Helicobacter pylori eradication and API2-MALT1 fusion. We performed a molecular and clinicopathologic study for 115 cases. All eradication-responsive cases were devoid of API2-MALT1 fusion. All tumors positive for the fusion and all negative for H. pylori infection were nonresponsive to the(More)
A highly sensitive analytical method for 25 kinds of primary aromatic amines and azo-dyes in paper products was developed. Free amines and total amines of the samples were analyzed. The amount of each azo-dye was calculated from the amount of total amines by subtracting the amount of free amines. Amines and azo-dyes were migrated into water at 23 degrees C(More)
A new system has been developed for estimating hardening of the carotid artery by B-mode (Brightness-mode) image analysis. The method is based on in vivo stiffness, Eth, calculated from the variation of carotid-duct-diameter with changing of systolic and diastolic blood pressures. In addition from the results of tensile and internal pressure tests using in(More)
Using ultraviolet-laser assisted local-electrode atom-probe ͑UV-LEAP͒ tomography, we obtain three-dimensional ͑3D͒ atom-by-atom images of isotopically modulated 28 Si and 30 Si ultrathin layers having thicknesses in the range of 5–30 nm. The 3D images display interfaces between the different monoisotopic layers with an interfacial width of ϳ1.7 nm, thus(More)
BACKGROUND Cap polyposis is a rarely encountered disease characterized by multiple distinctive inflammatory colonic polyps located from the rectum to the distal colon. The etiology of this disease is still unknown, and no specific treatment has been established. AIM We report three cases of cap polyposis that were cured following eradication therapy for(More)
Levels of eight harmful elements, i.e., antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury and selenium, were investigated in 45 baby toys and 10 paints, which were mainly made of polyvinyl chloride. All samples contained barium at levels of 0.3-3,700 mg/kg, several samples contained cadmium (0.2-26 mg/kg), chromium (0.5-280 mg/kg) and lead(More)
Polyvinyl chloride gloves containing di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate are restricted for food contact use. In their place, disposable gloves made from nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) are used in contact with foodstuffs. Some unknown substances were found to migrate into n-heptane from NBR gloves. By GC/MS, HR-MS and NMR, their chemical structures were confirmed to(More)