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Heavy Metals in Walnuts

Heavy Metals in Walnuts Consumption of herbal foods including nuts, fruits, and vegetables has positive effects on reduction of some types of heart diseases and cancers, and the disease prevention features of these foods mostly depend on their polyphenol contents related to antioxidant properties. Herbal foods are also widely used in various...

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Uptake of Heavy Metals by Algae

Uptake of Heavy Metals by Algae The removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions is an important issue faced by industries discharging wastewater containing heavy metals. Because of rapid industrialization, an alarming amount of toxic heavy metals has been released into the environment, endangering natural ecosystems and public health. Researchers...

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heavy metals in parrot fish

Heavy Metals in Parrot Fish

Heavy Metals in Parrot Fish Despite the benefits of seafood's consumption, the bioaccumulation of heavy metals in Parrot fish can endanger consumers' health. This study analyzed lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), Arsenic (As), and Cadmium (Cd) concentrations in fillet and gill of parrotfish (Scarus ghobban) using flame atomic adsorption spectroscopy (FAAS). The...

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Expression of Genes Involved in Stress, Toxicity, Inflammation, and Autoimmunity in Relation to Cadmium, Mercury, and Lead in Human Blood: A Pilot Study

Monastero RN1,2, Vacchi-Suzzi C3,4, Marsit C5, Demple B6,7, Meliker JR8,9. Abstract There is growing evidence of immunotoxicity related to exposure to toxic trace metals, and an examination of gene expression patterns in peripheral blood samples may provide insights into the potential development of these outcomes. This pilot study aimed to correlate the blood levels of three heavy metals (mercury, cadmium,...

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Heavy Metals in Wild Berries

Heavy Metals in Wild Berries Fruits and vegetables are considered a beneficial contribution to the human diet. Especially, berries contain a great deal of bioactive compounds, such as anthocyanins, organic acids, tannins, phenols, and antioxidants. However research has found heavy metals in wild berries in Croatia. Apart from organic substances, inorganic...

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Impact of prenatal arsenic exposure on chronic adult diseases

Young JL1, Cai L2, States JC1. Abstract Exposure to environmental stressors during susceptible windows of development can result in negative health outcomes later in life, a concept known as the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). There is a growing body of evidence that exposures to metals early in life (in utero and...

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Toxic Heavy Metals

Toxic Heavy Metals Are We All Toxic? The most common question that is asked of us from our customers is "Am I Toxic?" It is actually quite easy to answer these days, because there has been a lot of research into the subject of toxins and their effect on our health over...

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