September 2015 Vol. 7 Issue 91

Abstracts & Commentary

Does Air Pollution Cause Anxiety?

by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO  Air pollution is a known risk factor in cardiovascular disease and respiratory disorders, but what impact does it have on mood? This study found that women with higher exposure to air pollution were more likely to experience anxiety.

Are Cosmetologists and Manicurists at Greater Risk for Pregnancy Complications?

by Anne Marie Fine, NMD  In a recent population-based retrospective study of cosmetologists and manicurists in California, researchers found that women who work in this industry are at greater risk for adverse birth outcomes and maternal health complications.

Low-dose Chemical Mixtures as Carcinogens

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  In this study, 11 teams of toxicology experts reviewed relevant data on the chemicals in our everyday life to ascertain their carcinogenic impact according to the “hallmarks of cancer.”

Bisphenol A and Pregnant Women

by Jessica Tran, ND  In a case-control study, researchers measured levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in 2 sets of pregnant women—those with a diagnosis of fetal malformation and those without. Surprisingly, the women with healthy fetuses demonstrated higher rates of conjugated BPA, which may indicate that women who metabolize BPA poorly are more likely to have fetuses with developmental defects.

Air Pollution Aggravates Diabetes

by Julianne Forbes, ND  In this study of cross-sectional data from Italy, researchers discovered a direct correlation between levels of particulate matter in the air and the increase in hospitalizations for diabetic patients over the age of 45.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Air Pollution, Disease, and Mortality

by Walter Crinnion, ND  The World Health Organization has stated that air pollution accounts for 1.3 million deaths worldwide every year. This article reviews the association of air pollutants with all major causes of death. Those associations understood, it becomes clear that outdoor air pollution is likely to be an even greater cause of mortality across the globe than is currently recognized.


Health Implications of Toxic Metal Exposure

by Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO  In this interview, Robin Bernhoft, MD, FACS, discusses the health implications of toxic metal exposure and accumulation in the body.

Exploring Bio-Detoxification with Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD

by Natural Medicine Journal In this interview, integrative medicine pioneer Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD, describes the concept of bio-detoxification and provides practical clinical information on how to safely support toxin elimination in today’s patient population.