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Gina Hilton

Oct 23, 2016

Glimpse Into The Microbiome

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,… 

Jun 27, 2016

CHHE Researcher Spotlight: Ernest Hodgson

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. … 

Apr 14, 2016

CHHE Researcher Spotlight: Michael Bereman

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… 

Feb 15, 2016

The Good, Bad, and Ugly

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,… 

The Developing Child

Feb 1, 2016

The Importance of Timing

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… 

Exposure through Ingestion

Jan 18, 2016

How are we exposed?

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… 

Plate of Macaroons

Jan 4, 2016

The Dose Makes the Poison

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…