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Climate change and overfishing are increasing toxic mercury levels in fish
( 14.08.2019 )
Mercury levels in the seafood supply are on the rise, and climate change and overfishing are partially to blame, according to a new study. ...

EU wide human monitoring study on occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium
( 13.08.2019 )
The EU human biomonitoring initiative has published its study design for human biomonitoring of occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium....

Arsenic species in the Most Consumed Seafoods in the USA
( 12.08.2019 )
The total arsenic in seafood samples consumed in the USA varied greatly in the range of 8-22200 ng/g (wet mass). However the most toxic inorganic arsenic species (iAs) was found only in clams and crab...

EVISA welcomed its 13 Millionth User
( 17.07.2019 )
The EVISA web portal at www.speciation.net, being on-line without any interruption since 17 years, has been visited by more than 13 Million visitors until now....

Bromine Speciation in Human Serum
( 13.06.2019 )
A group of Chinese researchers used Liquid Chromatography–Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry for the speciation analysis of bromine in human serum. Bromide was identified as the most promine...

Efficiency of some papillomavirus vaccines is reduced in the presence of thimerosal
( 11.06.2019 )
Chinese researcher investigated the influence of the adjuvant thimerosal on the activity of vaccines against genital warts and cervical cancer. A reduction of the immunogenicity was observed as a res...

Selenoneine is a major selenium species in red blood cells of Inuit from Nunavik
( 14.05.2019 )
Canadian researchers found selenoneine as the major selenium species in red blood cells of Inuit from Nunavik as a result of their dietary habits. ...

U.K. issues new advice on the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents
( 09.05.2019 )
The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has updated its guidance on the administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) to adult patients. The 23-page document addresses concerns about...

Scientists discover new broad-spectrum antibiotic based on arsenic
( 23.04.2019 )
Researchers from Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine are part of an international team that has discovered a new broad-spectrum antibiotic that contains arsenic. The ...

France to ban titanium dioxide whitener in food from 2020
( 23.04.2019 )
France will ban the use of titanium dioxide as a food additive from 2020 after the country’s health and safety agency said there was not enough evidence to guarantee the safety of the substance. ...

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