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The microalgae Alexandrium catenella, may still be in their growth phase in Chile

03/05/2016

Intensity and extent of harmful microalgae increase. fis.com.Tuesday, May 03, 2016. The microalgae Alexandrium catenella, which caused the red tide phenomenon that affects the region of Los Lagos, may still be in their growth phase, so it is expected to increase both in intensity and geographical distribution.This was reported by the Emergency Scientific Advisory Committee […]


Trivia # 320: Caiophora chuquitensis

12/02/2016

Toxicological trivia from February 12, 2016: About 65 species of annuals and perennials including climbers from Patagonia to Colombia, predominantly in the Andean zone. The dwarf or large-flowered alpines can be both spectacular and unusual. They are tufted to rosette forming with prostrate or erect stems. Practically all are armed with irritating or stinging hairs, […]


Trivia # 243: volcanoes

02/07/2014

Toxicological Trivia from July 02, 2014: The logo of our Bulletin No. 98 of July 2011 represented a volcano with its ashes to the wind. Is this related to: a) The Icelandic volcano Grímsvötn; b) The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull; c) The Chilean volcano Puyehue.  Logo boletín 98 (Sertox) Correct answer is c.  Read more in Spanish newsletter.


Trivia # 226: Common names of Luma apiculata

05/03/2014

Toxicologica trivia from March 05: Luma apiculata (Chilean myrtle) is a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family, native to the central Andes between Chile and Argentina, at 33 to 45° south latitude. Growing to 10–15 m (33–49 ft) tall and wide, it is a vigorous, bushy, evergreen tree with fragrant flowers. Its fruit is […]





A report by the Chilean Institute of Public Health, show High Mercury Levels in albacore and tuna

23/12/2011

Study Into High Mercury Levels In Fish. thefishsite.com. December 22, 2011. The Fisheries Commission has requested the allocation of resources in order to complete a study on heavy metals in fish. This was announced by the chairman of the Committee on Fisheries, Senator Antonio Horvath, following a report by the Institute of Public Health, which […]


A report by the Chilean Institute of Public Health, show High Mercury Levels in albacore and tuna

23/12/2011

Study Into High Mercury Levels In Fish. thefishsite.com. December 22, 2011. The Fisheries Commission has requested the allocation of resources in order to complete a study on heavy metals in fish. This was announced by the chairman of the Committee on Fisheries, Senator Antonio Horvath, following a report by the Institute of Public Health, which […]


Article about poisonous snakes bite in northeastern Argentina with references from Sertox

01/12/2011

Accident by  poisonous snakes bite.  Ferrari Usandizaga MF, Gallo V, Ghidini RV, Verón JO. Revista de Posgrado de la VI Cátedra de Medicina. N° 14 208 – August  2011. AbstractIntroduction: Ophidism or ophidian accident is the envenomation produced by snake bite.Objectives: Describe the characteristics of snakebite by venomous snakes in our region, with essential reference […]


Article about poisonous snakes bite in northeastern Argentina with references from Sertox

01/12/2011

Accident by  poisonous snakes bite.  Ferrari Usandizaga MF, Gallo V, Ghidini RV, Verón JO. Revista de Posgrado de la VI Cátedra de Medicina. N° 14 208 – August  2011. AbstractIntroduction: Ophidism or ophidian accident is the envenomation produced by snake bite.Objectives: Describe the characteristics of snakebite by venomous snakes in our region, with essential reference […]



Retel in Russia

19/12/2008

Научная библиотека им. М.Горького. Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет. (Gorky Library of Science. St. Petersburg State University).05/12/08. See in  http://cufts.lib.pu.ru/CJDB/SPBGU/browse/show. See more Library’s index.


Potentially contaminated feed with dioxine in Ireland

14/12/2008

Irish dioxin scare spreads to beef. cnn.com. December 9, 2008. Ireland puts 45 cattle farms under restrictions over fears dioxins in feed.Pork recalled after dioxins found in animal feed and pork fat samples.Government evaluating extent of contamination, risk only via prolonged exposure. [ See ]. See previous notice: Dioxins in pig meat from Ireland


News from Sertox in June

30/06/2008

1) Participation in  a Congress on Biochemist (See in Spanish), 2) Abuse of steroids in adolescents, (See in Spanish). We use NIDA Infofacts for this theme. , 3) Reference to articles Sertox (See in Spanish).Also see abstract of a new paper in RETEL: ASSISTED REPRODUCTION BY USING HORMONES IN THE CUBAN FROG Osteopilus Septentrionalis. (Anura: Ranidae)



We need also …images from Chaitén

06/05/2008

In pictures: Chile volcano erupts. BBC, May 3, 2008.A volcano has erupted in southern Chile, near the town of Chaiten, scattering ash over the surrounding area and forcing more than 1,000 people to leave their homes. See. Watch video: Chile eruption spurs evacuations & Chile volcano prompts evacuation. Image from Spanish new. See ESA image.


New articles in Retel (14 & 15 edition)

30/04/2008
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Ecotoxicological evaluation of Pochonia chlamydosporia var. catenulata in terrestrial invertebrates.García L, Melchor G, Domínguez Y, Rodríguez H, Pino O and Hidalgo L. Abstract. PDF Full text. (Ed 14)Editorial 14 (only available in Spanish)Validation of an analytical procedure for the determination of alkaline and alkaline- earth metals in mices´serum.Alvarez M, Cañizares ME, Curbelo A, González B, Rivero […]



April 2008 Sertox news

29/04/2008

4 interviews by Radio, to Juan Carlos Piola.  One was about Energy drink in Argentina. Another was about BPA in plastics and Canada Ban. See related news. See in Spanish.2 inteviews in TV: One was about "Binge drinking teenagers " in Rosario. See BBC related news.Many conferences (See: only available in Spanish) and 20 news […]


CANUTEC guide

29/04/2008
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Gonzalo Alvarez. Firefighter volunteer, Valparaiso, Chile. April/2008. I work as emergency rescue operator in the Andean Division of Codelco, Chile, and I assist to all kind of emergencies within the division. We also cover the International F-60 route between the town of Los Andes to the passroad Los Libertadores, on the way to Mendoza. I […]


Thanks to WHO

11/04/2008

For send us by mail two recents publications: Rabies and Envenomings. A Neglected Public Health Issue: Report of a Consultative Meeting Nonserial Publication. 10 Jamuary 2007.  See summary in  WHO web. Image from this place. WHO guidelines for assessing safety and quality of herbal medicines with reference to. contaminants and residues. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2007. 105 […]




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