Question – What are the traditional and nontraditional vectors of saxitoxins to humans causing paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP)?View full post for answer.
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Question – What is blister beetle dermatosis?View full post for answer.
Question – Several workers at two poultry slaughter house facilities recently reported fever, dry cough, headache and muscle aches. What pulmonary disease is the most likely cause for these symptoms in this group of workers?View full post for answer.
Question – What currently phased out, odorless, colorless fumigant gas, used to control a wide variety of pests in agriculture and shipping, including fungi, weeds, insects, nematodes (or roundworms), and rodents, has been noted to be an important ozone depleting agent?View full post for answer.
Question – Anti-epidermal growth factor receptor drugs are used in a variety of cancer treatments. What skin manifestation is associated with the use of these drugs and what is the currently recommended treatment for this manifestation?View full post for answer.
Question – Latex is derived from rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis) and reactions to latex can be caused by allergic or non-allergic hypersensitivity. Immune type reactions to latex include immediate hypersensitivity (type I) or delayed hypersensitivity (type IV) type reactions. What popular holiday plant belongs to the same plant family as natural rubber latex and thus exposure may result in cross sensitivity in individuals who suffer from latex allergy?View full post for answer.
Question – Methylethylketone peroxide (MEKP) is an organic peroxide whose toxicity is linked primarily to the formation of excessive free radicals following ingestion. What injuries have been identified following ingestion of this chemical?View full post for answer.
Question – Occupational exposure to styrene has been implicated as a cause for what visual dysfunction?View full post for answer.
Question – The administration of L-carnitine has been recommended by some as an adjunctive therapy for valproic acid overdose. What are the ingested doses and resultant blood levels of valproic acid that have been recommended for L-carnitine administration?View full post for answer.
Question – A recent report implicates household cooking spices as a potential source for lead exposure to some children in North Carolina. How might lead contaminate cooking spices?View full post for answer.