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PFAS and Environmental Health

Posted by on March 15th, 2024 0 comments

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – known as PFAS1, or “forever chemicals”, are found in everything from firefighting foam to non-stick coatings, as displayed in the infographic.  However, the most concerning is PFAS contamination of drinking water, as it is one of the most direct routes for PFAS to get into the body. Several years ago,… Read More »

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MedlinePlus Tutorials for Community Health Workers

Posted by on March 12th, 2024 0 comments

Region 5 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine has put together a series of recorded tutorials on MedlinePlus.  These short videos are geared towards Community Health Workers and their interests.  The videos will help you quickly learn about the various features of MedlinePlus and how to use this trustworthy website.  The series… Read More »

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Environmental Chemicals and Breast Cancer: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?

Posted by on March 1st, 2024 0 comments

Nearly 1,000 chemicals have been found in laboratory studies to alter key biological pathways to breast cancer. For instance, estrogen and progesterone are known to increase breast cancer risk and common chemicals—including drinking water pollutants and certain ingredients in pesticides, personal care products, cleaners, and other common products—can influence these hormones in ways that could… Read More »

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