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N° 2 - August 2017
Boletín Electrónico Mensual de SERTOX-Portal Latinoamericano de Toxicología. Año 1

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Editorial: Plastic contamination

8.3b tonnes of plastic causing near permanent contamination of natural environment. Since the 1950s humans have produced over 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic out of which a majority of used plastic ends up in landfills or in the oceans, a new report has suggested. Findings of the first global analysis of mass-produced plastics found that plastic had outstripped most man-made materials and threatened a “near permanent contamination of the natural environment.” Read more in tribune.com.pk. There are more articles in this number. JCP

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Two commonly used drugs can repair damage caused by alcohol in utero, study ->

Drogas, Adicciones, Dopaje

Reversing fetal alcohol damage after birth: Study offers hope. sciencedaily.com. July 18, 2017. Two commonly used drugs can repair damage caused by alcohol in utero. Two commonly used drugs erased the learning and memory deficits caused by fetal alcohol exposure when the drugs were given after birth, thus potentially identifying a treatment for the disorder, reports a new study. The scientists also newly identified a key molecular mechanism by which alcohol neurologically and developmentally harms the developing fetus.

The solution of opioid abuse epidemic in US would be a long time in coming ->

Drogas, Adicciones, Dopaje

Ending U.S. Opioid Abuse Epidemic Will Take Years: Report. By Margaret Farley Steele. medlineplus.gov. July 13, 2017. Expert panel calls for tighter painkiller prescribing practices without denying patients in need. Scientists who've developed a wide-ranging "action plan" to combat the U.S. opioid abuse epidemic warn there's no quick fix.

FDA: grapefruit juice could be a dangerous combination with some medications ->

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A Reminder That Meds and Grapefruit Don't Always Mix. By Robert Preidt.medlineplus.gov. July 23, 2017.  Could be a dangerous combination, depending on the drug. If you like grapefruit juice, you need to be aware that it can affect the way some medications work, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or an irregular heart rhythm. That's the message from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

A new subspecies of sea snake, Hydrophis platurus xanthos, from Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica ->

Ponzoñas y Animales The new yellow sea snake assumes an unusual ambush posture. eurekalert.org. July 31, 2017. Carrying its petite frame and all-yellow skin, the recently scrutinized sea snake populations from Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica, already seem different enough to be characterized as a new subspecies. However, their most extraordinary trait is only exposed at night when the serpents opportunistically feed on small fish by hanging upside down from the water surface, assuming a peculiar sinusoidal ambush posture.

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