Tag Archives: toxicology

Putting the Germ into Germany

A truly frightening outbreak of E. coli food poisoning appeared in Germany in May.¬† Within a month it had infected more than 2,400 people in 13¬†countries across Europe, killing 23. The toxic strain of E. coli is being called O104:H4 … Continue reading

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Blood type: Bt

A new study by toxicologists and obstetricians looks in the bloodstreams of a sample of Canadians for pesticides associated with genetically modified foods (new acronym alert: PAGMF).¬† They studied pregnant women, their fetuses (actually umbilical cord blood after delivery), and … Continue reading

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