Cocktail of chemicals hide in Bangladesh’s water

The existence of antifungals and antibiotics in urban and rural Bangladesh's water raises concerns about antifungal and antimicrobial resistance.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: water antibiotics toxins bangladesh earth-and-environment health-and-medicine

Women firefighters face high exposure to toxic ‘forever chemicals’

In 2012, five women firefighters in San Francisco received a breast cancer diagnosis. That led many to question, "Is our job causing cancer?"

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley • futurity
Feb. 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: breast-cancer toxins health-and-medicine firefighters

Your water filter might not catch all toxic chemicals

While using any type of drinking water filter is better than none, many don't completely remove toxic chemicals—and some may even make the situation worse.

Tim Lucas-Duke • futurity
Feb. 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: pollution water toxins health-and-medicine filters

Do ‘forever chemicals’ PFOS and PFOA sap dopamine?

Dopamine declines in roundworms exposed to PFOS and PFOA, "forever chemicals" that are believed to linger in the body and environment indefinitely.

Amy Patterson Neubert-Purdue • futurity
Feb. 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: pollution toxins health-and-medicine

Cadmium, gene combo can speed up cognitive decline

Exposure to cadmium could speed up cognitive impairment, but it's even worse for people with a gene key to Alzheimer's disease.

Ashlie Chandler-Washington • futurity
Dec. 3, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease cognition brains toxins heavy-metals featured health-and-medicine

Little Devil frogs feed their babies poison eggs for good reason

Two species of poison frogs from distant parts of the world both feed their young unfertilized, toxin-laced eggs. New research uncovers why.

Ker Than-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 22, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: evolution mothers frogs eggs toxins science-and-technology

Smartphone device sniffs out toxin-producing algae in 15 minutes

A new system uses a smartphone to detect toxin-producing algae in water within 15 minutes.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Nov. 15, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: water toxins algae mobile-devices earth-and-environment health-and-medicine

Did great grandma’s toxin exposure shape your immune system?

New research on toxin exposure finds weakened immune response as far out as the rodent equivalent of great-grandchildren.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
Oct. 3, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: pregnancy pollution toxins health-and-medicine immune-systems

New drug fights back against deadly ricin toxin

Researchers have discovered a drug that can save nonhuman primates from ricin and humans could be next.

Keith Brannon-Tulane • futurity
Jan. 23, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: plants toxins science-and-technology terrorism

Toxic diet shields water fleas from parasites

Daphnia, called water fleas, gain protection from parasites from toxins in the cyanobacteria they eat. Are they self-medicating?

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 22, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: bacteria toxins parasites science-and-technology lakes zooplankton

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