Glimpse Into The Microbiome

October 23, 2016 | Gina Hilton

So what is all the buzz about the human microbiome?  In its simplest form, the microbiome is the community of microorganisms (called microbiota) that share our body space, including: bacteria, fungi, and archaea (single cell...

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CHHE Researcher Spotlight: Ernest Hodgson

June 27, 2016 | Gina Hilton

What is your general field of study? I received my PhD in comparative biochemistry in 1959, and went on to do a post-doc that ultimately turned my interests to toxicology.  In those days there were...

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CHHE Researcher Spotlight: Michael Bereman

April 14, 2016 | Gina Hilton

What is your general field of study and how did you get here? Measurement science. I got into this field during an internship in college where I learned how to use a mass spectrometer (so,...

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The Good, Bad, and Ugly

February 15, 2016 | Gina Hilton

When it comes to chemical agents, there is the good, the bad, and the ugly.  I know I said previously that ‘dose makes the poison’, and that is still true, but there are many chemicals...

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The Developing Child

The Importance of Timing

February 1, 2016 | Gina Hilton

Timing can be critical in how the environment affects your health.  For example, women who find out they are pregnant generally try to make better life choices for their developing baby, like quitting smoking or...

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Exposure through Ingestion

How are we exposed?

January 18, 2016 | Gina Hilton

Have you ever taken a deep breath while cleaning and found yourself coughing on some dust? Or worse, have you eaten something that made your stomach upset?  These examples raise an important point about exposure...

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Plate of Macaroons

The Dose Makes the Poison

January 4, 2016 | Gina Hilton

There is an old saying that “there is no such thing as too much of a good thing.”  When it comes to toxicology, this is not entirely true; there can certainly be too much of...

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