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What science says about beach sand and stomach aches

By washing your hands after digging in beach sand, you could greatly reduce your risk of ingesting bacteria that could make you sick. In new research, scientists have determined that, although beach sand is a potential source ...

dateAug 11, 2009 in Environment
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Estrogen linked to lowered immunity in fish

Exposure to estrogen reduces production of immune-related proteins in fish. This suggests that certain compounds, known as endocrine disruptors, may make fish more susceptible to disease.

dateJun 03, 2009 in Ecology
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