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Carlo de Olim BSc. MSc. will discuss with his guests ways to kick out those harmful substances out of your daily life. We plan to have guests who are experts working in poison control centres, universities, and governmental agencies. This podcast will empower you to take actions to protect your own health and that of your loved ones. Cover art photo by http://instagram.com/wistomsin

Carlo de Olim BSc. MSc. will discuss with his guests ways to kick out those harmful substances out of your daily life. We plan to have guests who are experts working in poison control centres, universities, and governmental agencies. This podcast will empower you to take actions to protect your own health and that of your loved ones. Cover art photo by http://instagram.com/wistomsin
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Canada

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Carlo de Olim BSc. MSc. will discuss with his guests ways to kick out those harmful substances out of your daily life. We plan to have guests who are experts working in poison control centres, universities, and governmental agencies. This podcast will empower you to take actions to protect your own health and that of your loved ones. Cover art photo by http://instagram.com/wistomsin

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English

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Episodes

Book interview (What the eyes don't see)

1/16/2019
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On this first episode of 2019, we will be talking about the book What the eyes don't see. This book is about a pediatrician who helped uncover the Flint water crisis with her study on children's blood lead level. Our guest today is the author of this book, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Show notes 22m38s Mistake: EPA Law and Copper Rule. Correct: EPA Lead and Copper Rule Interesting websites Dr. Hanna-Attisha's official...

Duration:00:30:34

Is MRI chemical agent Gadolinium toxic?

12/26/2018
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Today, we will find out if that's the case with our guest Dr.Yana Lyapustina. Dr. Lyapustina is a medical doctor and emergency medicine resident at the University of Connecticut. She wrote an article review about the clinical evaluation of patient with reported gadolinium-associated illness. Interesting links FDA news report about gadolinium and NSF adverse reaction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEKC-7q_L1wI To report adverse health effects associated with...

Duration:00:11:08

Soy intake can lead to negative health effects

12/12/2018
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We've all heard or read that soy intake is good for our health but according to Dr. Heather Patisaul's research soy phytoestrogens can have adverse health effects in certain groups of the population. Dr. Patisaul is a Professor of Biological Sciences in the Center for Human Health and the Environment at NC State University. She joins us to talk about how to prevent the health impacts associated with these compounds.

Duration:00:24:26

Holiday Poison Prevention

12/5/2018
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If you want to know which holiday objects of this Christmas season are poisonous, Julie Weber RPh, CSPI of the Missouri Poisson Center has all the answers on today's episode.

Duration:00:21:22

Mercury spills in the household

11/21/2018
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Today, we will talk about mercury spills induced by broken objects containing this metal. My guest is Tony Burda of the Illinois Poison Center. We will discuss the health effects of mercury, treatment of a mercury exposure and ways to clean objects that have been contaminated with mercury.

Duration:00:13:05

Carbon monoxide poisoning in a pregnant woman

11/14/2018
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Today on the episode, we will talk about a carbon monoxide poisoning case in a pregnant woman. Our guest Dr. Kelly Johnson-Arbor MD of the National Capital Poison Center will tell us about the health effects of carbon monoxide, the treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning, and how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Duration:00:20:59

Sometimes antibiotics can be harmful

11/7/2018
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Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics that can cause adverse effects such as rupture tendons or severe neurological symptoms. Dr. Beatrice Golomb MD, PhD of the Golomb Research Group at UC San Diego will tell us about the risk factors, contraindications, and management of fluoroquinolones adverse effects. We will also discuss tips for patients experiencing adverse effects associated with this drug. Links Dr.Golomb's Fluoroquinolones research study...

Duration:00:17:35

What you need to know on Flea-borne typhus

10/26/2018
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In this episode, our guest Dr. Aiman Halal of the LA County Department of Public Health will tell us about the health effects of this infectious disease and what we can do to protect our family and our pets.

Duration:00:13:01

Toxic rubber in playgrounds

10/24/2018
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Today, we will be talking about potential toxic substances contained in crumb rubber. Crumb rubber is used as infill for playgrounds and athletic fields. My guest Dr. Sarah Evans, Phd of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will tells us all we need to know about these harmful substances.

Duration:00:16:01

Halloween Safety

10/16/2018
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Today, our guest is Art Kubic. He's a pharmacist with the Illinois Poison Center. We will talk about the following items on this episode: toxic halloween-related products, symptoms induced by toxic halloween-related substances, first aid procedures, and tips to stay safe while trick or treating.

Duration:00:27:31

Lead exposure from a coffee mug and a health supplement

10/4/2018
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A case study reports a sequential exposure to lead from a ceramic mug and a maca root powder supplement in a 32 year old woman. Dr. Kelly Johnson-Arbor, a medical toxicologist with the National Capital Poison Center and an author of the study, will tell us about uncommon sources of lead, health effects of lead, and what to do if we suspect an exposure to lead. Websites mentioned by Dr. Kelly Johnson-Arbor: US Medical toxicology Clinics: https://www.acmt.net/cgi/page.cgi/findtoxicologist.html...

Duration:00:15:11

Rattlesnake bite prevention

9/28/2018
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Our guest Dr. Michelle Ruha, MD, a medical toxicologist and expert in snake envenomation, will give us tips on how to avoid rattlesnake bites. She will also tell us about first aid procedures for rattlesnake bites.

Duration:00:19:20

Opioid medication ingestions in children and adolescents

9/19/2018
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A study published in Pediatrics reports that children and adolescents were exposed to buprenorphine, a medication used for the treatment of opioid addiction and acute pain. One of the co-author of the study, Rick Spiller of the Central Ohio Poison Center, will be discussing with us the reasons for these exposures and how to prevent them. He will also talk about the effects and the treatment of a buprenorphine overdose.

Duration:00:17:57

A personal battle against rat lungworm disease

9/5/2018
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Today, we're going to talk about a parasite, the rat lungworm, which is thought to be rare in the US. A report by the CDC tell us the opposite. My guest today is Kathleen Howe. She is a rat lungworm disease expert of the University of Hawaii. Kathleen has led a personal battle against this parasite since her son has been affected by this parasite. Kathleen will talk about the following items: health effects of rat lungworm, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and why rat lungworm disease is...

Duration:00:41:27

How to prevent drug overdose suicides

9/1/2018
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This a special episode for International Overdose Awareness Day. We will talk about how to prevent drug overdose suicides with our guest Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, Phd of Columbia Lighthouse Project. She will also talk about the Columbia Protocol a promising test for assessing the risk of suicide. This test can be used by anyone. For more info visit: http://cssrs.columbia.edu/

Duration:00:19:32

Toxic metals in e-cigarette vapor

8/29/2018
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Today, we will be talking about the health effects of metals present in e-cigarette vapors and how we can lessen the effects of these toxic compounds. My guest is Dr. Ana Maria Rule. She is a research scientist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Duration:00:12:47

Healthy practices during wildfire season

8/24/2018
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Today, BCCDC wildfire smoke expert Dr. Sarah Henderson, will give us all the necessary information to stay healthy during wildfire season. We will discuss the following items: -Signs and Symptoms of wildfire smoke exposure -Preventive measures to reduce exposure to wildfire smoke -Tools to measure air quality

Duration:00:28:54

How to cook food safely outdoor

8/21/2018
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Hot summer temperature contributes to bacterial growth. BCCDC Food Safety Expert Lorraine McIntyre will give us the 411 on how to keep bacteria out of food when cooking outside in hot weather. In this episode, some of the topics that will be discussed are food cross-contamination, proper heat temperature for meat and poultry, and what is the best way to get bacteria out of our hands.

Duration:00:16:17

How to deal with a deadly mushroom

8/17/2018
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Our guest today is Cat Adams, a Phd candidate at UCBerkeley. She is doing a thesis on death cap mushrooms. She will tells us about the do's and dont's when handling this mushroom. In addition to that, she will give us tips on how to forage for mushrooms

Duration:00:22:45

Beware of the wild parsnip plant

8/13/2018
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In this episode, Dr. Sarah Vose, Phd from the Vermont Department of Health, tells us about the effects of this skin-burning plant and how to protect yourself from it. She also describe how this plant looks like.

Duration:00:06:13