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2008-09-17 15:00:00

By JOHN FAUBER Adults with higher levels of the common chemical bisphenol A in their urine had significantly increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and liver abnormalities, according to the first large study of human exposure to the substance. The finding, to be published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, involved urine samples taken from 1,455 U.S. men and women. It came as a surprise because earlier research suggested that the main concern was with developing...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.