Too much vitamin D during pregnancy can cause food allergies
Pregnant women should avoid taking vitamin D supplements. Substitution appears to raise the risk of children developing a food allergy after birth.
This was the conclusion drawn from a new survey carried out by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg in Germany
which was published in the February issue of the medical journal Allergy.
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Graduate School HIGRADE: Profile of the day
Name: Miriam Saskia Müller (Germany)
Department Analytical Chemistry
Development of a water monitoring strategy for (semi-)arid regions with the focus on pollutants of anthropogenic origin.
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Santiago de Chile will get drier and warmer
Scientists from Chile and Germany present recommendations of how to adapt the Latin American Megacity to climate change. Already nowadays ten per cent or more of the population in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile is affected by extreme heat or floods.
These threats will tend to increase due to the continuous expansion of the Chilean capital.
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The project handbook "Model-driven soil probing, site assessment and evaluation - Guidance on Technologies" is published and available upon request at:
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The UFZ Special "Chemicals in the Environment" is now available. It can be ordered and downloaded from the following webpage.
>> webpage UFZ Special