Author Archive | Lewis Perdue

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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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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Updated 4/18/20 – How 2 Billion pennies explain why social distancing is so vital to defeating COVID-19 (And not killing Grandma)

Note: This article was updated April 18, 2020 These two exponential/geometric growth  charts look a lot alike. But they represent two very different things. To understand, first imagine you are owed a great debt. The person who owes you money gives you a choice, but you have to respond right then. Choice #1: $1 million […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Face masks actually CAN help. Also beware the threats from restroom hand dryers, poop & toilet flushing

Note: proper-frequent hand-washing and other public health warnings should be followed, but there exist other significant considerations that can add to those. Several of those, are below, along with links to peer-reviewed scientific papers (and a couple of well-sourced articles from the media and government sources) H0w masks can help protect you against COVID-19 Like […]

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Micro- and Nanoplastics: Background

Microplastics are generally those fragments that are less than five millimeters in size. However, a single microplastic fragment rarely stays the same size.   Whether found on dry land, in steams and oceans — or in your mouth as you chew, swallow and digest — natural and biological forces relentlessly reduce microplastics in size. Eventually, […]

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“No milk for research!” (A Sisyphian tale … still in progress)

Based on our “back to the future” protocol revision approved by the, we began to contact dairies, creameries, farm organizations, and agriculture-related educational institutions. We assumed that obtaining raw milk would be relatively easy given that the study’s investigators lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay area which included the global birth of the […]

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OLD STUB-do not publish Testing BPA levels in milk: A long circuitous route sourcing dairy for the study

      New confounding problem solves the two previous problems. (Sort of) While we were knock, knock, knocking on dairy’s door, the lack of cooperation from dairies and creameries combined with the inability to obtain an appropriate cream separator sent us back to our towering  pile of scientific literature in search of a valid […]

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