Question – What two toxicants are commonly associated with the health and environmental issues associated with artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM)?View full post for answer.
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Question – How frequently are “cherry red skin” and the “odor of almonds” actually identified in patients suffering from cyanide toxicity?View full post for answer.
Question – Which metabolite of n-hexane is believed to be responsible for the development of n-hexane induced peripheral neuropathy?View full post for answer.
Question – Most pediatric environmental lead exposure occurs as a result of the deterioration of aging lead paint environments. What percent of pediatric lead exposure derives from drinking water?View full post for answer.
Question – The reference cited below notes “Long-term inhalation of cannabinoids can be associated with the appearance of symptomatic sinus bradycardia and sinus arrest that can lead to asystole with syncope.” What is the mechanism for this observed effect in some cannabinoid users?View full post for answer.
Question – Volcanoes and geothermal areas are often associated with a variety of gas emissions. What are the gases generally associated with these environments?View full post for answer.
Question – The term “crack eye” describes crack use induced corneal injury. How does crack use predispose to corneal injury?View full post for answer.
Question – What are so-called HMTA’s?View full post for answer.
Question – The most common adverse effects of the anti-malarial mefloquine (MQ) are gastrointestinal and neurological. How often does severe central nervous system toxicity manifest in persons taking this drug and what are the risk factors for the development of adverse neuro-psychiatric effects associated with mefloquine?View full post for answer.
Question – Chinese star anise (Illicium verum Hook f.) is used as a spice in a variety of ethnic cultures. Star anise has also been used as a folk treatment for infant colic. What toxicities have been reported as possibly being associated with the use of star anise as a folk remedy in infants?View full post for answer.