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Chlorinated Tap Water Associated With Increase In Food Allergies
2012-12-03 11:49:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chlorine has long been added to tap water in many communities to ensure it is free of bugs and bacteria. The chemical is also found in many other household items, as well as in pesticides that are often used to treat produce. New research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York has now found evidence that the use of chlorine is associated with a rising number of people with food allergies. Researchers found adults...

2010-03-17 09:23:00

NEW YORK, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Westchester patient takes aspirin for pain, but develops rashes and hives. A Bronx patient with a gastrointestinal problem caused by bacteria is prescribed penicillin, then passes out. A Bronx woman is given a contrast dye for an internal diagnostic exam, then her skin peels off. All of these patients suffered severe adverse drug reactions and were referred to a new specialty service, the Drug Desensitization Program at Montefiore Medical...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'