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EMF exposure in pregnancy increases asthma risk

A new study appearing in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has identified a dose-response relationship between a mother’s electromagnetic field exposure level in pregnancy and the asthma risk in her offspring. Women in this study wore a meter during their pregnancy that measured their daily exposure to low frequency magnetic fields (MFs) from […]

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Large number of common drugs linked to brain impairment

A large, long-term study just published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has found that medications that exhibit anticholinergic activity – typically over-the-counter and prescription drugs taken by older adults – cause cognitive impairment. The two-year study of the impact of these medications on 13,000 men and women aged 65 and older is […]

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BPA exposure estimates wrong, say US researchers

New experiments by researchers at the University of Missouri (UM) show that exposure to the controversial chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) through diet has likely been underestimated by previous lab tests. In the new study, appearing in Environmental Health Perspectives, the researchers compared mice given a steady diet containing BPA to mice given a single exposure […]

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Mad cow disease airborne

University of Zurich researchers have discovered that prions – the infectious proteins that can causeCreutzfeldt-Jakob (mad cow) disease – can be transmitted through the air. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is characterized by a progressive and invariably lethal breakdown of brain cells. The surprising finding will likely mean a whole new raft of precautionary measures for scientific labs, […]

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