health threat

health threat

A composite of ongoing or potential enemy actions; environmental, occupational, and geographic and meteorological conditions; endemic diseases; and employment of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons (to include weapons of mass destruction) that can reduce the effectiveness of joint forces through wounds, injuries, illness, and psychological stressors.
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1709 would prohibit the Food and Drug Administration from regulating the potency of dietary supplements, despite a clear record of problems with nutrient toxicity and interactions -- a public health threat that could be heightened in the presence of inappropriate health claims," Bode stated.
Although awareness of the extreme toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) led to their 1976 ban in the United States, these chemicals' virtually indestructible molecular nature and environmental ubiquity make them a continuing serious health threat.
Obesity is an enormous public health threat for Americans of all ages, but is an especially serious problem for children and minorities.
While anthrax has not surfaced in California, the stockpiled antibiotics can be a serious health threat if taken inappropriately, Fielding said.
And with 1,282 cases of Lyme disease reported across the United States so far this year, no one denies that the disease poses a real health threat.
Knowledgeable and distinguished, the authors generally represent the view that dioxins pose a serious human health threat.
There are hundreds of untested wells and water systems across the country, and many Americans may be consuming a toxin which is a health threat at very low doses, especially to infants and children.
A different strain of Salmonella, one that infects chickens and their eggs, remains a more serious public health threat, Dickinson adds.
Gray Davis gives the state Department of Health Services until January 2002 to assess the health threat posed by chromium 6 in drinking water statewide.
While that amount poses no immediate health threat, Weisel's team nonetheless concludes that leaded printing on such bags should be prohibited as an "unnecessary risk to health.
We believe that through its novel mechanism of action and low side effect profile, BL-3020 has tremendous potential to address the growing health threat of obesity," stated Morris C.

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