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  • April 28, 2016
  • 10:33 AM
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Breathing Bordeaux is entirely different from drinking it!

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

It was the summer of 1882, and grape farmers in the Médoc region of southwest France (north of Bordeaux, on the Atlantic coast) had a problem.Schoolchildren (or university students, or just anyone travelling the roads along which the grapevines grew, depending on what source you're reading) were pilfering their grapes. To try and ward them off, some farmers decided to dissolve some slaked lime and copper sulfate in water and spray it on their grapevines closest to the roads. The idea was... Read more »

  • April 26, 2016
  • 08:02 AM
  • 704 views

Gently frying your eyeballs at work

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

When I was a kid, I got thwacked in the face with a golf club. It was totally my fault. I was goofing around with my cousins (as one does) and failed to notice one of them winding up for a swing. Ended up with four stitches, the first one just half an inch from my left eye.... Read more »

  • March 1, 2016
  • 01:26 PM
  • 1,004 views

How bacteria and fungi can poison the air

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

One of the main reasons we study how bacteria and fungi work is to minimize their negative effects on our health. These effects usually stem from being munched on (in other words, an infection) and/or being damaged by a toxic substance (being poisoned). While poisonings due to bacteria and fungi predominantly occur either in association with infections (e.g. diphtheria and tetanus) or via eating contaminated food (e.g. botulinum toxin and aflatoxins) or a misidentified mushroom (e.g. amatoxins),........ Read more »

Nogué S, Pou R, Fernández J, & Sanz-Gallén P. (2011) Fatal hydrogen sulphide poisoning in unconfined spaces. Occupational Medicine, 61(3), 212-214. PMID: 21467246  

  • January 13, 2016
  • 04:48 PM
  • 871 views

The many names of silicosis

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

Silicon, a metalloid situated just beneath carbon in the periodic table, is the second most abundant element in the Earth's crust after oxygen. These two elements join together in all sorts of interesting ways to form silicate minerals, which collectively comprise the vast majority of the Earth's rocks and minerals. One of the major forms of silicate is silicon dioxide (silica), usually occurring as quartz crystals. Silica is found all over the world, being a component of sedimentary (e.g. sands........ Read more »

Donaldson K, & Seaton A. (2012) A short history of the toxicology of inhaled particles. Particle and Fibre Toxicology, 9(1), 13. DOI: 10.1186/1743-8977-9-13  

  • December 4, 2015
  • 10:52 AM
  • 871 views

Mondays at the dynamite factory are particularly bad

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

The world is full of things capable of causing us harm: living things (e.g. pathogenic bacteria), chemical things (e.g. cancerous exhaust from a diesel engine), and physical things (e.g. any of heat, cold, noise, or ionizing radiation). Even when you just focus in on places where people work, there are a huge number of ways a person can end up hurt.If an illness is clearly linked to doing a particular job, it tends to end up named after it. I've written about some of these afflictions before: ch........ Read more »

McGuinness BW, & Harris EL. (1961) "Monday head": An interesting occupational disorder. British Medical Journal, 2(5254), 745-747. PMID: 13773988  

Warren JV. (1988) Monday morning sudden death. Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association, 10-6. PMID: 3503431  

  • September 24, 2015
  • 08:52 PM
  • 429 views

Firefighters May Face Increased Risk of Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Robert D. Daniels Ph.D Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Cincinnati, Ohio Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Daniels: In 2010, National Institute for Occupational … Continue reading →
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Robert D. Daniels Ph.D. (2015) Firefighters May Face Increased Risk of Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 28, 2015
  • 06:43 PM
  • 453 views

Nurses and Nursing Assistants Face Occupational Injury and Workplace Violence

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ahmed Gomaa, MD, ScD, MSPH Medical Officer / Surveillance Branch Division of Surveillance Hazard Evaluation and Health Studies National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Medical Research: What is … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ahmed Gomaa, MD, ScD, MSPH. (2015) Nurses and Nursing Assistants Face Occupational Injury and Workplace Violence. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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