Category Archives for Toxicology

Association of phthalates with obesity and insulin resistance

Concentrations of urinary phthalate metabolites are associated with increased waist circumference and insulin resistance in adult U.S. males. BACKGROUND: Phthalates impair rodent testicular function and

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Don’t eat tofu if you want a functioning brain

Brain Aging and Midlife Tofu Consumption Objective: To examine associations of midlife tofu consumption with brain function and structural changes in late life. Methods: The design utilized surviving participants

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Food packaging chemicals can mess with testosterone

Fluorochemicals used in food packaging inhibit male sex hormone synthesis Polyfluoroalkyl phosphate surfactants (PAPS) are widely used in food contact materials (FCMs) of paper and board and have recently

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Mycobacterial tattoo infections

Hipsters are hurting: Tattoo infections in U.S. linked to contaminated ink Aug 22 (Reuters Health) – Contaminated tattoo ink caused at least 22 skin and soft tissue infections last fall in four U.S.

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Triclosan impairs muscle contraction

Triclosan impairs excitation–contraction coupling and Ca2+ dynamics in striated muscle Gennady Cherednichenkoa,1, Rui Zhanga,1, Roger A. Bannisterb,1, Valeriy Timofeyevc, Ning Lic,

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