Author Archive | Lewis Perdue

The Hidden Hitches In Dry January/Mediterranean Diet Plans

By Lewis PerdueChief Scientist and ChairmanCenter for Research on Environmental Chemicals in HumansThis article is copyright 2024. Please Email the author if you wish to republish this entire article. Updated, January 15, 2024 THE BIG PICTURE — A Dry January or Mediterranean Diet can be a useful exercises for those who feel they have need […]

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Acetaldehyde And The “Asian Flush”

Not everyone has the ability to easily and quickly metabolize Acetaldehyde into harmless acetates. Approximately 560 million people in the world, mostly of East Asian descent, experience an unpleasant reaction commonly called the “Asian Flush.” People with these polymorphisms experience unpleasant symptoms when they drink alcohol. Symptoms include reddening of skin on the face, neck […]

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Radiation Hazards of Burning Coal

Read the entire article at this link (pdf): NuclearCoal-Perdue This ad-free article is made possible by the financial support of the Center for Research on Environmental Chemicals in Humans: a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation for continued biomedical research.

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How Strict Rules on Sourcing Dairy Proved impossible — and would have hurt reproducibility As Well

Dairy has many opportunities for plastic contamination For dairy products, we created an ultra-strict sourcing protocol that assumed that the introduction of plastic chemicals into the dairy food chain begins with the milking process. That strict protocol had to be drastically altered will be described below. To consumers, the most obvious connection between plastic and […]

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Revised Protocol: UCSF IRB/CHR Number: 15-17703: Approved by IRB/CHR, November 14, 2018 (html)

Revised Protocol: UCSF IRB/CHR Number: 15-17703 November 14, 2018 Approved by IRB/CHR Co-Principal Investigators: W. Lewis Perdue, Dr. Victor I. Reus MD   Study Title: Clinical blood profile assays as biomarkers to directly assess potential health effects resulting from the controlled elimination of suspected dietary and environmental chemical toxins.   This study is the first […]

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So, what does early action on personal distancing and Shelter-In-Place actually get you?

  This is particularly telling because, while California is less densely populated, it’s the nation’s largest gateway to China and early-on had more Chinese visitors arriving by air than any other state. More discussion about the differences here: Coronavirus: How California kept ahead of the curve. This ad-free article is made possible by the financial […]

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This is the part about how you kill Grandma … and your co-workers, friends, grocery clerks, medical workers, police, fire fighters, other first responders …

People who ignore personal distancing and Shelter-In-Place orders need to get over the notion it’s all about THEM. This is about a Chicago family who tragically learned that lesson the hard way. First of all, it’s vital to keep in mind that a large percentage of people infected by COVID-19 do not show symptoms. Some […]

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Mass(k) Confusion: Some masks ARE useful for COVID-19 prevention. Here’s how to tell which one is best for you. (And the science of why)

It’s important to realize that hand to face contact is a serious avenue of infection spread which is best addressed by frequent hand washing and avoiding face touching. However, the Coronavirus can spread through the air, through aerosols or contaminated dust particles. Early on in the pandemic, experts were adamant that masks were not effective […]

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