What’s in your tap water?

(Examiner) Top 5: 1. Giardia intestinalis – A parasite known as Giardia intestinalis is the cause of the infection. The parasite is transmitted from contaminated food with feces. Another source of infection is drinking water. This parasite survives outside the body because it forms into a cyst, which is tolerant…

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BPA Alters Development of in Vitro Ova and Could Increase Risk of Down Syndrome, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Sep. 21, 2011) — Researchers at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in collaboration with the Vall d’Hebron Hospital Fetal Tissue Bank, the Department of Gynaecology and the Research Unit of Paediatric Endocrinology, analysed the effects of Bisphenol A (BPA), a polymer widely used to manufacture plastics, in an in vitro…

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