Accumulation, elimination and subcellular distribution of heavy metals in Littorina brevicula exposed to cadmium and zinc, both alone and in combination were investigated. When L. brevicula was exposed to CdCl₂ 400 mg/L and ZnSO₄ 3000 mg/L separately for 90days, each of the metal body burden in the whole soft parts increased in proportion to time of exposure until 70days. But it dosent increase after 70days. When the winkles were exposed to cadmium and zinc simultaneously, zinc body burden increased and cadmium body burden decreased as compared with when they were exposed to each of the metal. We also found that cadmium accumulated in the winkles was not depurated for 42days, but zinc accumulated in them was depurated. Especially, zinc was depurated faster when they had been exposed to mixture of cadmium and zinc. After the winkles had been exposed to cadmium and zinc separately for 70days, cadmium was mainly associated with the soluble fraction(about 60% of the total body burden), while ...
If you are thinking about having a baby, if you are pregnant, or if you just had a baby, consider taking action to reduce your babys chemical "body burden." This series of articles will help you make decisions to reduce the chemicals in your childs blood as they grow giving them better chances for long-term health. Numerous studies in the past decade on cord blood, blood, and breast milk are showing that everyone in the world has pollution in their blood. Environmental Working Groups 2005 Study, "Body Burden-The Pollution in Newborns," found some horrifying results:. "Of the 287 chemicals we detected in umbilical cord blood, we know that 180 cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. The dangers of pre- or post-natal exposure to this complex mixture of carcinogens, developmental toxins, and neurotoxins have never been studied.". This is called our "body burden." The pollution is from ...
In a study spearheaded by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), researchers at two major laboratories found an average of 200 industrial compounds, pollutants, and other chemicals in 10 newborn babies, with a total of 287 chemicals found in the group. To our knowledge this work represents the first reported cord blood tests for 261 of the targeted chemicals, and the first reported detections of at least 209 chemicals. Scientists refer to this contamination as a persons body burden.
More and more people are demanding the right to know what chemicals are in their bodies. In California, a bill is being pushed that would set up the first statewide biomonitoring system to collect and analyze breast milk. But some fear testing might cause people to confuse chemical exposure with illness and cause undue alarm. Living on Earths Ingrid Lobet reports.
In the three years since her family went through body burden testing, Michelle Hammond has become an activist on the issue. Shes testified twice in the California legislature to support a statewide body burden testing program, a bill that passed last year. Michelle also speaks to various public health groups about her experience, taking Mikaela, now 8, and Rowan, now 5, with her. So far, her children show no health problems associated with the industrial chemicals in their bodies ...
Author of Green Goes with Everything: Simple Steps to a Healthier Life and a Cleaner Planet, Sloane Barnet recently wrote in the Huffington Post, Most
In the month leading up to a babys birth, the umbilical cord pulses with the equivalent of at least 300 quarts of blood each day, pumped back and forth from the nutrient- and oxygen-rich placenta to the rapidly growing child cradled in a sac of amniotic fluid. This cord is a lifeline between mother and baby, bearing nutrients that sustain life and propel growth.
The objectives of this study were to determine whether Drug Burden Index (DBI), a measure of individuals exposure to anticholinergic and sedative drugs, and Beers criteria, an explicit measure of potentially inappropriate drug use, are associated wi
Persistent chlorinated organic compounds (PCBs, PCDDs, PCDFs, HCB, DDTs, etc.) have varying harmful effects on human health (1). Humans are mainly exposed to these compounds by consuming diary products, meat and fish. Newborns are prenatally exposed across the placenta and post partum through breastfeeding (2). The primary storage sites are adipose tissue and liver. Monitoring concentrations of organohalogen contaminants in human fluids and tissues is one of the important steps necessary for health risk assessment. Breast milk has been the preferred matrix to evaluate human background exposure and body burden. The analysis of persistent chlorinated organic compounds in the placenta and umbilical blood is important to estimate transplacental exposure. Concentrations in the blood serum reflect best the body burden of the general population. Therefore, a systematic program of sampling and analysis of human body fluids and tissues for selected persistent chlorinated organic compounds has been ...
This paper presents a detailed congener-specific estimate of PCB exposure to the UK population. The average PCB intake (i.e. the sum of IUPAC congeners No. 28, 44, 52, 61/74, 66, 99, 101, 105, 110, 118, 138, 151, 153, 156, 170, 180, 183, 187, 189, 194/205, 201, 202, 206 and 209) for the contemporary UK population was estimated to be 0.53 μg/person/day. Food consumption accounted for 97% of the PCB exposure, with fish, milk and dairy products, vegetables and meat and animal fat accounting for 32, 24, 24 and 15%, respectively. The congener pattern for different food products varied, with vegetables playing a major part in the intake of lower chlorinated compounds, whilst fatty foods such as fish, dairy products and meat, were of greater importance for the intake of higher chlorinated compounds. Theoretical body burdens and body fat concentrations of selected PCB congeners were derived for the UK population, based on the estimated contemporary human daily intake of PCBs and a number of ...
Pentachlorophenol (PCP) is present in most environmental compartments, including those which result in direct human exposure. This paper assesses the contribution made by different exposure routes and illustrates that the average non-occupationally exposed UK individual absorbs 0.05, 0.32 and 4.16 μg PCP per day from air inhalation, water and diet ingestion, giving a total absorption of 4.53 μg (total intake being 5.7 μg). Using data from other sources it appears that most human PCP body burdens are in the region of 550 μg. Using the body burden and calculated daily intakes it is concluded that either the half-life of PCP in the human body has been underestimated or that the UK body burden is below that found in other countries.. ...
An implantable lead body, and method of manufacturing same, and system for stimulation. The lead body includes an expanding/expansion section providing an additional length or slack in the lead body and allowing the lead body to expand or stretch with the body thereby reducing or eliminating the mechanical force or strain on the ends of the lead at the destination sites.
Ed Browns new movie Unacceptable Levels tells the story of chemicals in our bodies: how they get there, what it means to our health, how in the world it can be legal, and what we can do about it.. All this from the perspective of a young dad contemplating the food his family eats, the water they drink and that cute little rubber duck his kids chew on. Browns personal journey, as he pulls back the veil on our chemically-saturated world, is well worth watching. Ill be at the films July 11 screening in San Francisco along with other PAN staff - if youre in the Bay Area, please join us! Showings are also happening soon in Chicago and Austin.. ...
The Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Profile can help identify which of the most toxic PCBs a patient has been exposed to and the body burden of the patient.
Performance limitations are the consequence of biochemical imbalances and toxic body-burden. Optimum performance can be achieved by correcting biochemistry and endocrine function. The levels of nutrient (and toxic) minerals have an impact on how well biological processes function. Canine physical and cognitive abilities can be improved.
The retention, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of [14C]octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) were studied in Fischer 344 rats after single and multiple exposures to 7, 70, or 700 ppm [14C]D4. Subset groups were established for body burden, distribution, and elimination. Retention of inhaled D4 was relatively low (5-6% of inhaled D4). Radioactivity derived from [14C]D4 inhalation was widely distributed to tissues of the rat. Maximum concentrations of radioactivity in plasma and tissues (except fat) occurred at the end of exposure and up to 3 h postexposure. Maximum concentrations of radioactivity in fat occurred as late as 24 h postexposure. Fat was a depot, elimination of radioactivity from this tissue was much slower than from plasma and other tissues. With minor exceptions, there were no consistent gender effects on the distribution of radioactivity and the concentrations of radioactivity were nearly proportional to exposure concentration over the exposure range. Excretion of radioactivity ...
According to Peter Montague, editor of Rachels Health and Environment Weekly, in any given group of 1,000 different chemicals there are 41 billion possible combinations of groups of 4. 2 Synthesis also occurs when the chemicals found in cleaning products interact with materials found in the environment. Chlorine, for example, can combine with natural organic materials found in dirt and soils to create a variety of carcinogenic chlorinated hydrocarbons, including toxins like chloroform and trihalomethanes. Qxd 1/31/06 20 10:59 AM Page 20 N AT U R A L LY C L E A N mulated toxic contaminants we have ingested over time by breathing polluted air, eating food with toxic residues, drinking contaminated water, and exposing our skin to dangerous chemicals. In the last few years, scientists have begun to examine our body burdens in detail, and what theyve discovered is discomforting at best. Theyve found that the body of the average American is littered with countless toxic chemicals. 1 ≈ According ...
Our modern world is flooded with pollution, food additives, drugs, chemicals and heavy metals. We ingest them through the air we breathe, the food we eat and sometimes the water we drink. At times our habits add further toxins to our systems, such as through smoking, caffeine intake and alcohol use. The accumulation of such substances in the body contributes to a "body burden" of toxins and can lead to chronic disease. By removing or eliminating toxins and replenishing the body with healthy nutrients, we can help protect against disease and restore the ability to maintain complete wellbeing. Detoxification programs also jump start weight loss, while supporting hormonal and metabolic health ...
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Also avoid sodium lauryl sulfite (SLS), these products are often labeled SLS free.. Iodine - Missing Protection from our Food Supply.. Thirty years ago iodine (Read more about iodine is needed) was removed from our bread and replaced with bromide (Bromide affects your thyroid!). Since that time breast cancer rates and thyroid dysfunction have sky rocketed to epidemic levels and continue to climb ever higher, as your food gets worse and our total body burden of chemicals and heavy metals climbs higher. Hypothroidism is very common today and our average body temperature is no longer 98.6. Having a temperature of 98.6 is imperative because the liver performs many functions and depends on the correct body temperature for those enzymatic processes to occur.. Iodine, chlorine, bromine and fluoride are all halides, except only iodine is a healthy halide, the others belong in a class referred to as "toxic halides." Eating bread, taking a shower, and brushing your teeth can all be dangerous to your ...
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contact process. Vanadium pentoxide melts at 690 C and decomposes at 1750 C. V3+ is a strong reducing agent, which sets hydrogen free with water. This shows that Vanadium pentoxide may only rarely be applicable as sole oxidizing agent. Of interest are its abilities to form polyoxides. In the following process the oxidation number of the vanadium remains constant for example, but the polarization of the peroxide group increases:. ...
CHAPTER 599. An act to add Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 105440) to Part 5 of Division 103 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.. The chaptered bill in PDF format.. On December 11, participants in the Boston Consensus Conference on Biomonitoring presented their consensus statement. This event was the culmination of 2 1/2 months of hard work by a group of 14 Boston-area residents who met over three weekends in Fall 2006 to learn about and consider issues related to biomonitoring, and to have their questions answered by national experts. The results of their deliberations present an important opportunity to provide public input on the topic to policymakers, researchers, advocacy groups, and others.. http://www.biomonitoring06.org/ The Consensus statement in PDF format. ...
Dr. Robley D. Evans, professor emeritus of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, winner of the 1990 Enrico Fermi Award and a pioneer in studying the effects of radium on the human body, died December 31 in Paradise Valley, AZ, where he lived in retirement. He was 88.. His family said the cause of death was respiratory failure.. There were no services.. Professor Evans was a founder of nuclear medicine and established the standard, used throughout the world, for the maximum permissible body burden of radium.. The Department of Energy said in its citation accompanying the Fermi Award, that Professor Evans did pioneering work "in measurements of body burdens of radioactivity and their affects on human health, and in the use of radioactive isotopes for medical purposes.". The Fermi Award is the highest scientific award given by the DOE. It recognizes "exceptional and altogether outstanding scientific and technical achievement in the development, use or control of atomic energy. The ...
The reactive surface and layered crystal structure of vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) are exploited here to prepare a two-dimensional (2D) ion pump that transports ions against their concentration gradient. The exfoliated layers of V2O5 were assembled into membrane form to create ion-channels with excellent nanofluidic t
A medical lead which has a connector assembly coupled to an electrode by a lead body, the lead body is designed so as to have greater resistance to crush fatigue in the area which is located between the rib and clavicle when implanted. In particular the lead body of the present invention features an insulative sheath covering a coiled conductor. The coiled conductor has three sections, viz., proximal, intermediate and distal sections. The intermediate section has a different pitch as compared to proximal section and distal section. In the preferred embodiment, intermediate section has a pitch of approximately 0.100 while proximal section has a pitch of approximately 0.025 and distal section has a pitch of approximately 0.025. Moreover, intermediate section has a length of approximately 10.4 inches while proximal section has a length of approximately 5.1 inches and distal section has a length of approximately 7.2 inches. In such a manner the lead of the present invention presents a coiled conductor
A lead assembly adapted for endocardial fixation to a human heart is provided. The lead assembly includes a lead body that has a proximal end provided with a connector for electrical connection to a cardiac stimulator. The cardiac stimulator may be a pacemaker, a cardioverter/defibrillator, or a sensing instrument. The distal end of the lead body is connected to a tubular electrode housing. The lead body consists of a noncoiled conductor cable surrounded by a coextensive insulating sleeve. In contrast to conventional leads, the lead body of the present invention does not require coiled conductor wires or an internal lumen. Manipulation of the lead body is via an external guide tube. Lead body diameters of 0.25 mm or smaller are possible.
An assembly is provided for an implantable medical lead. The assembly includes a first lead body comprising one or more electrical leads, and a hermetic encasement. The encasement comprises a housing having first and second openings and interior walls, an interior space defined by the interior walls, an electronic network housed within the interior space, and a circuit board extending through the first and second openings. The circuit board comprises a plurality of layers into which the electronic network is at least partially integrated, a first set of one or more terminals electrically coupling the electronic network to the first lead body, and a second set of one or more terminals electrically coupled to the electronic network for external electrical engagement.
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A lead includes a lead body extending from a proximal end to a distal end and having an intermediate portion. A shocking electrode is disposed proximate the distal end of the lead body, and a pacing electrode is disposed along the intermediate portion of the lead body. The distal end of the lead body includes a preformed biased shape.
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A lead includes a lead body extending from a distal end to a proximal end, and at least one conductor disposed within the lead body and extending from the distal end to the proximal end of the lead body. The lead further includes an outer terminal ring, a terminal pin, and an insulative sleeve disposed between the outer terminal ring and the terminal pin, where the insulative sleeve is coupled with the outer terminal ring with a snap-fit connection. A pin latch is disposed on an outer periphery surface of the insulative sleeve, where the pin latch is rotatable about a hinge point.
Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) dosimetry using the well established dosimeter material alanine is a generally accepted dosimetric method for measurements of high absorbed doses. Alanine EPR dosimetry is however not sensitive enough for high precision measurements of low (, 5 Gy) absorbed doses using reasonably measurement times and small dosimeters. It has therefore not been possible to fully exploit the benefits of EPR dosimetry for applications in radiation therapy.. The aim of this thesis was to show that sensitive EPR dosimetry is a competitive method for applications in radiation therapy fulfilling the requirements of measurement precision. Our strategy for reaching this goal was to search for new, more sensitive, EPR dosimeter materials fulfilling the criteria of being tissue equivalent, having a high radical yield and having a narrow EPR spectrum suitable for dosimetry. The best materials were found among formates and dithionates. Doping with small amounts of metal ions and ...
A new test approved by the FDA for diagnosing damage that has been caused by toxic metals like mercury is the fractionated porphyrin test (260), that measures amount of damage as well as likely source. Provocation challenge tests after use of chemical chelators such as DMPS or DMSA also are effective at measuring body burden (57), but can be dangerous to some people- especially those still having amalgam fillings or those allergic to sulfur drugs or sulfites. Many studies using chemical chelators such as DMPS or DMSA have found post chelation levels to be poorly correlated with prechelation blood or urine levels (57,115,303), but one study (340) found a significant correlation between pre and post chelation values when using DMPS. Challange tests using DMPS or DMSA appear to have a better correlation with body burden and toxicity symptoms such as concentration, memory, and motor deficits (290)- with many studies finding a significant correlation between post chelation mercury level and the ...
Purpose: Size, shape, and the position of paired organs are different in abdomen. However, the counterpart organs are conventionally treated jointly together in internal dosimetry. This study was performed to quantify the difference of specific absor
A lead body includes an electrode coupled to an intermediate portion of the lead body. A distal end of the lead includes a pre-formed, biased shape adapted to passively fixate the distal end of the lead within a pulmonary artery with the electrode positioned in the right ventricle or ventricular outflow tract. The lead body can include a preformed J-shape, with the electrode coupled to the intermediate portion of the lead body and located distally from a bottom of the pre-formed J-shape. The lead body can include a section of the intermediate portion of the lead body being less stiff than adjacent sections of the lead body with the electrode coupled to the intermediate portion of the lead body and located distally from the less stiff section.
Turning to adverse effects of plastic on the human population, there is a growing body of literature on potential health risks. A range of chemicals that are used in the manufacture of plastics are known to be toxic. Biomonitoring (e.g. measuring concentration of environmental contaminants in human tissue) provides an integrated measure of an organisms exposure to contaminants from multiple sources. This approach has shown that chemicals used in the manufacture of plastics are present in the human population, and studies using laboratory animals as model organisms indicate potential adverse health effects of these chemicals (Talsness et al. 2009). Body burdens of chemicals that are used in plastic manufacture have also been correlated with adverse effects in the human population, including reproductive abnormalities (e.g. Swan et al. 2005; Swan 2008; Lang et al. 2008).. Interpreting biomonitoring data is complex, and a key task is to set information into perspective with dose levels that are ...
A lead includes a lead body extending from a proximal end to a distal end and having an intermediate portion. A shocking electrode is disposed proximate the distal end of the lead body, and a pacing electrode is disposed along the intermediate portion of the lead body. The distal end of the lead body includes a pre-formed biased shape.
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Merck offers phosphorus pentoxide drying agents in various grades and as SICAPENT® granulated drying agent optimized for desiccators.
Merck offers phosphorus pentoxide drying agents in various grades and as SICAPENT® granulated drying agent optimized for desiccators.
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Lausser, C.; Cölfen, H.; Antonietti, M.: Mesocrystals of Vanadium Pentoxide: A Comparative Evaluation of Three Different Pathways of Mesocrystal Synthesis from Tactosol Precursors. ACS Nano 5 (1), S. 107 - 114 (2010 ...
TVA completed the $1.9 billion restart of the 1,100-MW Browns Ferry Unit 1 in 2007. That restart project provided the opportunity to incorporate state-of-the-art materials and radiation-reduction techniques to ensure that Unit 1 would be an industry-leading low-ALARA-exposure plant when it returned to service. The reductions achieved were significant.
The overall aim of the Concerted Action RBDATA-EULEP is to provide information to improve the assessments of intakes of radionuclides and of the resulting doses. This involves a review of the behaviour of radionuclides following intake, and the transfer of expertise on methodology by organising small training workshops. The main activity is the development of an electronic database, effectively an annotated bibliography, but the electronic format used facilitates extension, updating, and information retrieval. It consists of linked tables of references and experiments, with details and comments on the materials, procedures and results. By June 2002 it contained information on 524 inhalation, 282 ingestion and 164 injection experiments from 391 references. It will be extended, and Internet access provided. Prospective users include: groups developing standards for internal dosimetry, scientists conducting research on radionuclide biokinetics, and health physicists assessing the consequences of ...
This astonishing new discovery underscores the importance for all of us in taking preventive measures to reduce the levels of the neurotoxin, aluminium in our bodies. Professor Exleys recommendation , based on his own clinical trial (read press release here, paper here) is to drink everyday a litre of silicon rich natural mineral water such as SPRITZER.. Drinking a silicon-rich mineral water on a daily basis is a safe, effective, and non-invasive way of removing aluminium from our bodies, as the silicic acid (soluble silicon) is able to cross the gut wall and bind with the aluminium particles in the blood . These are then naturally flushed out by the body through the urine, hence reducing an individual body burden of aluminium daily.. ...
The noncarcinogenic effects of arsenic are reviewed. Included are its toxicity, threshold limit value compared with other toxic substances, use as a poison, arsenic levels in food, body burden in various tissues, the arsenic cycle in nature, signs and symptoms of arsenic poisoning in man and animals, enzymes inhibited by arsenic, blocking by arsenite of the conversion of malate to fumarate or vice
Atlantic Ltd. could produce vanadium trioxide and vanadium pentoxide in addition to ferrovanadium at its Windimurra operation in Australia.
Atlantic Ltd. could produce vanadium trioxide and vanadium pentoxide in addition to ferrovanadium at its Windimurra operation in Australia.
A lead assembly for an implantable medical device includes a lead body having a proximal end and a distal end. One or more connectors at the proximal end of the lead body are each adapted for connection to a pulse generator. One or more conductive elements are coupled to the one or more connectors at the proximal end and extend through the lead body to the distal end. Each of the one or more conductive elements includes an electrode coil that extends from the distal end of the lead body that is formed into a helix having a diameter greater than a diameter of the electrode coil.