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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