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Essential Science: Microbial concerns with vaping products grows

This year has seen an increase in scientific studies looking at microbial contamination in vaping liquids. While the reports show variability with product types and manufacturers, the concerns are sufficient and suggest a new health standard is needed.

Are air purifiers contributing to asthma?

A research study suggests that air purifiers could be contributing to rising levels of asthma and other respiratory conditions. This is due to the presence of endotoxin (fragments of bacterial cell walls).

Q&A: Importance of endotoxin testing COVID-19 vaccines Special

Bacterial endotoxin presents a risk to sterile medicine products, especially those administered intravenously or intrathecally. Assessing endotoxin levels is also important in establishing if new COVID-19 vaccines are safe.

Mass horseshoe crab die-off in Japan

Hundreds of Japanese horseshoe crabs have mysteriously washed up dead on several beaches. The strange phenomenon is being investigated.

Inside the connection between bacterial toxins and obesity

Scientists have made a connection between bacteria that reside in the human gut (specifically toxic by-products) and obesity. The research adds to the body of work about the microbiome.

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Endotoxin test device (PTS) in Tim Sandle s laboratory.
Endotoxin test device (PTS) in Tim Sandle's laboratory.
PTS testing device (Tim Sandle s laboratory)
PTS testing device (Tim Sandle's laboratory)

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