Hypospadias

What is Hypospadias? Hypospadias is a congenital abnormality of the penis in which the urinary tract opening is not at the tip. In a normal penis, the urine tube (urethra) …

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How to Find Financial Assistance

How to Find Financial Assistance? Caring for a child with birth defects can be very challenging especially when there are also financial concerns. Every parent wants to ensure that their …

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Trichloroethylene

What is Trichloroethylene? Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a stable, low-boiling, colorless, photo reactive liquid with a chloroform-like odor. TCE and products containing it have a wide range of applications: • Solvent …

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Methotrexate

What is Methotrexate? Methotrexate (MTX) is a trade name for amethopterin, a substance that neutralizes folic acid to inhibit DNA synthesis. What is it used for? MTX is a cancer …

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Mercury

What is Mercury? As one of the 92 basic atomic elements, mercury occurs naturally in the environment in both the metallic or elemental state. Metallic mercury is a shiny, silver-white, …

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Lead

What is Lead? Lead (Pb) is a soft, malleable blue gray heavy metal that tarnishes in air. It occurs in the environment as many organic and inorganic compounds in addition …

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Formaldehyde

What is Formaldehyde? Formaldehyde is a colorless, unstable gas with a suffocating odor. Formaldehyde is a breakdown product of methanol that further breaks down into formic acid. Its commercial use …

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Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine Disruptors In the book, Our Stolen Future, Theo Colborn, Diane Dumanoski and John Peterson Myers have focused the public’s attention on a newly discovered threat from synthetic chemicals that …

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