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On May 31, 2017, the Toxicology Service of the Children's Sanatorium was finished its activities. We continue this page as Latin American Portal of Toxicology.

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 Global status report on alcohol and health 2018, by WHO

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1 in 20 deaths globally is a result of alcohol use. By Nina Avramova. cnn.com. September 21, 2018. Over 3 million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization.

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Posted by jcp on Sábado, septiembre 22 @ 00:00:00 ART (11 reads)

 Study about waterborne exposure of adult zebrafish to silver nanoparticles

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Silver nanoparticles are toxic for aquatic organisms. eurekalert.org. September 18, 2018. A research team at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has analysed how zebrafish are affected in the long term by exposure to silver particles.

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Posted by jcp on Jueves, septiembre 20 @ 00:00:00 ART (6 reads)

 The Effects of Tartrazine in Allium Cepa L, study

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Lerda D (2017) The Effects of Tartrazine in Allium Cepa L. J Food Nutr 3: 1-5.Abstract: The effect of tartrazine on Allium cepa L. at concentrations of 0.1 , 1, 3 and 5 ng/ml-1 were studied. Analysis focused on root growth, frequency of mitosis in a meristematic zone, and chromosomal aberrations. It was observed that tartrazine reduces root growth and the frequency of mitotic cells in meristematic zones, and increases the frequency of aberrant cells. The intensity of the effects is a function of tartrazine concentration.


permalink Posted by jcp on Miércoles, septiembre 19 @ 00:00:00 ART (19 reads)

 Effect of aspirin on cardiovascular events in the healthy elderly, study

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Daily low-dose aspirin found to have no effect on healthy life span in older people. sciencedaily.com. September 16, 2018. Summary: In a clinical trial to determine the effects of daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular events, aspirin did not prolong healthy, independent living free of dementia or physical disability.

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Posted by jcp on Martes, septiembre 18 @ 00:00:00 ART (6 reads)

 A Brazilian court overturned an injunction banning products containing glyphosate

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Brazil court overturns ban on weed-killer glyphosate. reuters.com. September 03, 2018. A Brazilian court on Monday overturned an injunction banning products containing the popular weed-killer glyphosate, knocking down a previous ruling that had been set to disrupt the soy planting season set to begin this month. A Brazilian judge ruled last month to halt the registration of new glyphosate-based products in the country and to suspend existing registrations after 30 days, until health agency Anvisa issues a pending ruling on its safety.

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Posted by jcp on Martes, septiembre 04 @ 00:00:00 ART (14 reads)

 What is the real price of getting rid of plastic packaging

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How much would it cost to switch to plastic alternatives?  Richard Gray crunches the numbers. bbcnews. July 06, 2018. Walking along a short section of stony beach, Claire Waluda stoops briefly to pick up something from between the rocks. It is a brightly coloured plastic bottle top – just one of hundreds of bits of plastic that she finds washed ashore on the remote, windswept island of South Georgia.

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Posted by jcp on Lunes, septiembre 03 @ 00:00:00 ART (19 reads)

 Glyphosate exposure in pregnancy and shortened gestational length, study

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Direct evidence of exposure of pregnant women to herbicide ingredient. sciencedaily.com. March 22, 2018. Summary: The first birth cohort study of its kind has found more than 90 percent of a group of pregnant women in Central Indiana had detectable levels of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the most heavily used herbicide worldwide.

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Posted by jcp on Jueves, agosto 30 @ 00:00:00 ART (19 reads)

 Cannabis extract can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis

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Cannabis extract helps reset brain function in psychosis. eurekalert.org. August 29, 2018. Research from King's College London has found that a single dose of the cannabis extract cannabidiol can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis. Results from a new MRC-funded trial, published in JAMA Psychiatry, provide the first evidence of how cannabidiol acts in the brain to reduce psychotic symptoms.


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Posted by jcp on Jueves, agosto 30 @ 00:00:00 ART (26 reads)

 A new experimental analgesic that relieves pain and eliminates addiction to opioids

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Scientists take big step toward finding non-addictive painkiller. eurekalert.org. August 29, 2018.  With the support of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have been working to find a safe, non-addictive pain killer to help fight the current opioid crisis in this country.

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Posted by jcp on Jueves, agosto 30 @ 00:00:00 ART (38 reads)

 Environmental toxic metal contaminants and cardiovascular risk, study

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Experts warn of cardiovascular risk from heavy metal pollution. eurekalert.org. August 29, 2018. Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, according to a report in today's edition of The BMJ, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The researchers have also challenged the omission of environmental risk factors such as toxic metal contaminants in water and foods from the recent World Health Organization report on non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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Posted by jcp on Jueves, agosto 30 @ 00:00:00 ART (35 reads)

 There is no safe level of drinking alcohol, concludes a new study

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No safe level of alcohol, new study concludes. sciencedaily.com. August 24, 2018. Three million deaths in 2016 were attributed to alcoho. Summary: There is no safe level of drinking alcohol, concludes a new study. It shows that in 2016, nearly 3 million deaths globally were attributed to alcohol use, including 12 percent of deaths in males between the ages of 15 and 49.
A new scientific study concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol.

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Posted by jcp on Lunes, agosto 27 @ 00:00:00 ART (21 reads)

 Taurine modulates acute ethanol induced social behavioral deficits in adult zebrafish

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Mixing energy drinks with alcohol could enhance the negative effects of binge drinking. sciencedaily.com. August 14, 2018. Summary: A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study.

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Posted by jcp on Martes, agosto 14 @ 00:00:00 ART (33 reads)

 Opioid prescribing decreases after learning of a patient had a fatal overdose, study

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Doctors reduced opioid prescriptions after learning a patient overdosed. sciencedaily.com. August 9, 2018. When clinicians are given information about a patient's overdose, they prescribe fewer powerful painkillers. Summary: Doctors confronted with information about patient deaths by opioid overdose became more careful in prescribing the painkillers once they learned the risks first-hand. A new study shows many clinicians do not know about patient overdose deaths once they leave their care. Overcoming the disconnect by sharing news of losing a patient makes the opioid crisis more personal and leads doctors to reduce prescriptions.

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Posted by jcp on Viernes, agosto 10 @ 00:00:00 ART (44 reads)

 A novel molecule is a strong candidate for the development of a new antimalarial drug

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A new, highly effective and selective molecule is developed to fight malaria. eurekalert.org. August 09, 2018. In tests with mice and in vivo culture, molecule designed in Brazil was capable of killing Plasmodium resistant strains and reducing the number of parasites in the bloodstream by 62 percent without attacking cells of the host organism.

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Posted by jcp on Viernes, agosto 10 @ 00:00:00 ART (29 reads)

 An important contributor to heart pathology by doxorubicin: a harmful side effect

Doxorubicin disrupts the immune system to cause heart toxicity. eurekalert.org. August 06, 18. The drug targets enzymes that control the immune response and spleen macrophages. Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug widely used in ovarian, bladder, lung, thyroid and stomach cancers, but it carries a harmful side effect. The drug causes a dose-dependent heart toxicity that can lead to congestive heart failure.

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Posted by jcp on Martes, agosto 07 @ 00:00:00 ART (21 reads)

 A unique historical case to understand the present sustainable development: Ammonia synthesis

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Ammonia synthesis: the greatest innovation of the 20th century. An exceptional compound with two sides. By Enrique Sacristán. agenciasinc.es. August 01,  2018.In addition to being a well-known cleaning product, ammonia is essential in the manufacture of fertilizers that, equally, are necessary to produce food for livestock and mankind. The chemical process to synthesize this nitrogenous compound has hardly changed in 100 years and is still essential for our society, although scientists do not know how to mitigate its negative consequences on the environment.

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Posted by jcp on Martes, agosto 07 @ 00:00:00 ART (21 reads)

 A gut commensal produced metabolite mediates colonization resistance to Salmonella infection

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Gut bacteria byproduct protects against Salmonella, study finds. sciencedaily.com. July 26, 2018. Summary: Researchers have identified a molecule that serves as natural protection against one of the most common intestinal pathogens, Salmonella. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a molecule that serves as natural protection against one of the most common intestinal pathogens.

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Posted by jcp on Sábado, julio 28 @ 00:00:00 ART (40 reads)

 Openfoodtox database updated, by European Food Safety Authority

Openfoodtox: over 300 substances added to EFSA chemical hazards database. efsa.europa.eu. July 19, 2018. EFSA’s OpenFoodTox database on chemical hazards now includes data on over 4,750 chemical substances following the addition of 321 substances. The database is also more accessible now thanks to an improved interface with more features for exploring the data.

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Posted by jcp on Jueves, julio 26 @ 00:00:00 ART (89 reads)

 Eight out of 11 popular slime toys for children we tested failed safety testing

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Children’s toy slime on sale with up to four times EU safety limit of potentially unsafe chemical. By Hannah Fox. which.co.uk. July 17, 2018. Eight out of 11 popular children's slimes we tested failed safety testing. Which? is warning parents to approach children’s slime with caution after tests found some contain levels of boron more than four times the safety limits permitted by EU standards.

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Posted by jcp on Miércoles, julio 18 @ 00:00:00 ART (61 reads)

 PBDE* accumulation in farmed salmon evaluated using a dynamic sea-cage production mode

Livestock feed accurately predicts toxic chemicals in food. sciencedaily.com. July 10, 2018. Summary: Scientists have tracked the presence of a class of synthetic flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), which were once a popular additive to increase fire resistance in consumer products such as electronics, textiles, and plastics
*PBDE =  Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether

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Posted by jcp on Jueves, julio 12 @ 00:00:00 ART (36 reads)





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 Trivia # 351: Bauhinia forficata

Toxicological trivia from September 02, 2016: Bauhinia forficata, commonly known as Brazilian orchid tree, Pata de Vaca,  is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to Argentina, Brazil and Peru.Its flowers are white and pinkish, and is similar to an orchid. Deciduous leaves are lobed and the name "pata de vaca" resemble the imprint of a hoof there. It timber, known as false mahogany advantage, although its most widespread use is as a medicinal plant. In this sense, they have been well studied by their properties as:
a) Hypoglycemic and diuretic;
b) It is also used as an astringent, healing and antiseptic;
c) Both previous assertions are correct.




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