From Health Affairs: The risks of exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) have been well-known for some time. While exposure to BPA in the United States affects an estimated 92.6 percent of Americans over the age of five, there are gaps in the knowledge of the health consequences of BPA exposure. A new study, Further Limiting … Continue reading First-ever quantitative data about the toll of BPA exposure
Risk Bites, a delightful series of videos that provide insights into the science of risk, has released a new video on dose response. Enjoy and comment here.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will host a 1-hour webinar on the use of the agency’s teamwork training program, TeamSTEPPS® & what evidence is available to demonstrate the program’s efficacy in improving patient safety. David Baker, Ph.D., TeamSTEPPS® Master Trainer & Senior Vice President at IMPAQ International, will discuss the following objectives: … Continue reading Webinar: Team training and patient safety
From our friends at Risk Bites, a new video: What makes advanced materials harmful? As always, watch and comment!
From the Well blog of the New York Times: That chicken you bought at the farmers’ market may not be as healthful as you thought. Researchers in Pennsylvania bought 100 whole chickens from grocery stores, half of which were organic, and 100 from farmers’ markets and tested them for the presence of Salmonella and Campylobacter, … Continue reading Farmers’ market chickens higher in bacteria
I'm coming a bit late to this party (vacations & all), but our friends at Risk Bites have started a new series on advanced materials safety. Start here, then follow the series for 7 weeks.
From the Well blog at the New York Times: Driving a car while talking or texting on a cellphone is a widely recognized risk factor for accidents. Now a new study reports that a growing number of people who walk while talking or texting are ending up in the emergency room. Using data from the … Continue reading Dangers of distracted walking
Our friends at Risk Bites have puts together a playlist of their favorites non-Risk Bites videos. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLmBJ4_5eG4&list=PL754C8308270FE9C3
From the CDC's Public Health Matters Blog: One of the many roles of public health is to protect consumers from threats like foodborne outbreaks. Much of this hinges on quickly getting out clear messages to the public that provide simple steps to help stem the spread of disease. This is something public health professionals have … Continue reading Public health: Are we too slow?
From our friends at Risk Bites, a new series of videos on what scientific models are and aren't.