This is the part about how you kill Grandma … and your co-workers, friends, grocery clerks, medical workers, police, fire fighters, other first responders …

People who ignore personal distancing and Shelter-In-Place orders need to get over the notion it’s all about THEM. This is about a Chicago family who tragically learned that lesson the hard way. First of all, it’s vital to keep in mind that a large percentage of people infected by COVID-19 do not show symptoms. Some […]

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Mass(k) Confusion: Some masks ARE useful for COVID-19 prevention. Here’s how to tell which one is best for you. (And the science of why)

It’s important to realize that hand to face contact is a serious avenue of infection spread which is best addressed by frequent hand washing and avoiding face touching. However, the Coronavirus can spread through the air, through aerosols or contaminated dust particles. Early on in the pandemic, experts were adamant that masks were not effective […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Face masks actually CAN help. Also beware the threats from restroom hand dryers, poop & toilet flushing

Note: proper-frequent hand-washing and other public health warnings should be followed, but there exist other significant considerations that can add to those. Several of those, are below, along with links to peer-reviewed scientific papers (and a couple of well-sourced articles from the media and government sources) H0w masks can help protect you against COVID-19 Like […]

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Micro- and Nanoplastics: Background

Microplastics are generally those fragments that are less than five millimeters in size. However, a single microplastic fragment rarely stays the same size.   Whether found on dry land, in steams and oceans — or in your mouth as you chew, swallow and digest — natural and biological forces relentlessly reduce microplastics in size. Eventually, […]

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Precision evaluation of environmental chemical risk assessment: Using existing pharmaceutical evaluation results as a more accurate paradigm

The PharmBlocker: A new paradigm in assessing the risks of environmental chemicals PharmBlocker: An environmental chemical which acts on the identical cellular process as a pharmaceutical, but in a manner that decreases the effectiveness of the drug therapy. In plain words: If a substance is causal enough to investigate as a pharmaceutical, then it is […]

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