Chloropicrin Restrictions in Strawberry

California, producing 90% of the U.S. strawberry crop, established stricter rules for chloropicrin. Chloropicrin is a toxic soil fumigant injected into the groun to kill insects. This is done before the strawberries are planted. Chloropicrin is a dangerous fumigant, irritating the eyes and respiratory tract. California restricts the area and...

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Common Symptoms of Lupus

Common Symptoms of Lupus   Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease of the connective tissue affecting the skin, nerves, joints, kidneys and mucosa. Symptoms and occurrence vary greatly. Intermittent fever, malaise, butterfly rash across the nose, joint pain and Raynaud’s are the most common symptoms. However, lupus can mimic many symptoms and diseases. Symptoms...

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Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle Cell Anemia is an inherited disease causing sickle shaped red blood cells, leading to a variety of acute and chronic conditions. One in 500 black children and one in 36,000 Hispanic children have sickle cell anemia. Ischemia pain, caused by restricted blood flow, can be reduced by...

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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease results from low dopamine levels in the brain resulting in a chronic nervous system disease.  Symptoms include tremors, expressionless face, slow speech and muscular rigidity.  Exposure to a fungicide called Maneb and the herbicide Paraquat increased the risk of Parkinson's by 75%.  ADHD children and adults also have low dopamine levels. ...

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