Invited Commentary
Feb 25, 2013

New Studies About Everyday Types of Chemical Exposures: What Readers Should ConsiderComment on “A Crossover Study of Noodle Soup Consumption in Melamine Bowls and Total Melamine Excretion in Urine”

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Office of Clinical Toxicology, Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(4):319-320. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2133

Exposures to chemicals in consumer products and from other sources are an everyday reality and have been a global discussion topic and research interest for many years. For example, setting the stage for much of my awareness and thinking about this was a commentary, published in 1979, titled “Analyzing the Daily Risks of Life,” which included extensive mention of chemicals in consumer products.1 That commentary1(p41) began with:

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