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tok si suh tee

  • n  the degree to which something is poisonous
  • n  grave harmfulness or deadliness

  • Over the past two years, seven women in Japan, Singapore and China have died due to the toxicity of the substances they ingested in the hope of shedding offending kilograms.
  • Huge atriums carry daylight deep into the building, paints and adhesives are low toxicity, the place is 30% more energy efficient than state law requires, and so on.
  • For all of Huggins's energy and efforts, his dental license was revoked in 1996, the administrative law judge concluding that he had diagnosed "mercury toxicity" in all his .
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  • Gowanus Canal Pollution: Photos By William Miller Show Devastating Beauty Of Toxic Channel
    Now, the channel's toxicity is being highlighted in a more artistic light. Photographer William Miller has released some stunning images of the the Gowanus Canal, a runoff point for billions of gallons of wastewater and sewage from metropolitan New York City (and, for a time, a dead dolphin ). Miller, a native New Yorker, shot the photos in 2011.
    June 9, 2013 - The Huffington Post
  • California's Children Face Higher Health Risks from Food Contaminants Than Adults
    Preschoolers and school-age children eat a large number of contaminants in a variety of foods at levels that have known health effects, according to a study of kids and adults in California. Exposure to the pollutants at the levels identified in the study is associated with a wide array of health effects including cancer, liver toxicity, and damage to the neurological and reproductive systems ...
    June 8, 2013 - East Bay Express
  • Low Level of Toxicity a Major Plus for Nuvilex's Pancreatic Cancer Therapy
    Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, believes that the low level of toxicity in the Nuvilex Inc. pancreatic cancer therapy could have ...
    June 5, 2013 - Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  • Warren Buffett in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    I view derivatives as time bombs, both for the parties that deal in them and the economic system,Mr. Buffett wrote, predicting, "these instruments will almost certainly multiply in variety and number until some event makes their toxicity...
  • Paul Offit in International Herald Tribune
    This becomes the fourth study to look for subtle signs of mercury toxicity and show the answer was 'no,'said Dr. Paul Offit, chief of infectious diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the author of a book on autism research and...
  • Menachem Elimelech in
    We began the study out of concerns for the possible toxicity of nanotubes in aquatic environments and their presence in the food chain,said Menachem Elimelech, professor and chair of chemical and environmental engineering at Yale and senior...

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