The genetic mutation can occur when a person has a deficiency in the enzyme called cytochrome-b5 methemoglobin reductase, which is responsible for recessive congenital methemoglobinemia. They also lacked the enzyme diaphorase in their red blood cells, normally diaphorase converts methemoglobin back to hemoglobin. Methemoglobinemia is a blood disorder in which an large amount of methemoglobin […]
58-year-old Albert Stevens was admitted to UCSFMC in 1945 with a severe gastric ulcer that was misdiagnosed as terminal cancer. On May 10, 1945, Stevens was secretly administered the largest dose of plutonium any human has ever received; just under one microgram. The sample consisted of two isotopes of plutonium. Stevens was then given free […]
Have we really tamed the world or are there nightmares from our past hiding in some deep dark recess of society waiting to be released? In July of 1518, a woman named Frau Troffea stepped into a narrow street in Strasbourg, France and began a fervent dancing vigil that lasted between four and six days. […]
So I went online to get some soap for sensitive skin that was all natural. I came across one that had high ratings and the reviews were very positive. I ordered the soap and it arrived two days later. It was FANTASTIC! It lathers up fast, it rinses off easily and it leaves your skin […]
It’s well-recognized that smoking cigarettes can cause lung cancer, but did you know it was because they are radioactive? Polonium-210, a radioactive element that is also chemically toxic, causes the most lung damage. Smoking 1 1/2 packs of cigarettes per day can expose your bronchial epithelium to a radiation dose equivalent to 300 chest x-rays. […]
Phosphorus Fertilizer in Your Lawn or Garden Fertilizers containing phosphorus are a major source of groundwater contamination and radiation exposure during lawn maintenance. The most common method for making fertilizer, that contains phosphorous, leaves behind a waste called phosphogypsum, which emits radon, a radioactive gas. It also contains uranium and radium, which are radioactive elements. […]
I was having a discussion the other day, with my uncle, and as we dived deeper into the topic a comment was made that I hear from time to time, “You think too much”. I paused for a second, which, if you think about it (no pun intended), is the fulfillment of the spirit of why the statement was made.
I literally stopped thinking and actively questioned whether I was wasting time. Luckily for me, I became more energized against that statement and stated out loud just before returning to the debate, “No! If anything, we need to think more!”. Continue reading →