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Use of Whole Genome Sequencing Data for a First in Silico Specificity Evaluation of the RT-qPCR Assays Used for SARS-CoV-2 Detection.

a total of 30 primers and probe sets) used for SARS-CoV-2 detection and the impact of the virus’ genetic evolution on four of them. The exclusivity of these methods was also assessed using the human ...

Gender‐dependent association between exhaled nitric oxide and the CC16 38AA genotype in young school children

Abstract: Background Studies that investigated the association between the CC16 A38G polymorphism and the risk of asthma yielded conflicting results. The aim of this study among schoolchildren was to assess ...

Physicochemical Characterization of the Pristine E171 Food Additive by Standardized and Validated Methods.

physicochemical form (pearlescent pigments versus anatase and rutile E171) was demonstrated among the representative samples. These results are important for risk assessment of the E171 food additive and can ...

ADVANCE database characterisation and fit for purpose assessment for multi-country studies on the coverage, benefits and risks of pertussis vaccinations.

benefit-risk collaboration in Europe) aimed to assess if electronic healthcare databases can provide fit-for purpose data for collaborative, distributed studies and monitoring of vaccine coverage, benefits and ...

DETERMINATION OF SENSITIZING AND IRRITATING LEACHABLES IN MENSTRUAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS

sensitizing and/or irritating chemicals were found to be present in MHP s. This dissertation aims to assess the actual leaching of these compounds out of MHP s into the vulvovaginal environment, hereby possibly ...

Impact of the revised European Tobacco Product Directive on the quality of e-cigarette refill liquids in Belgium

is, however, not enough to assure the quality. Therefore, extra criteria were also assessed based on TPD  requirements. Methods By using in-house validated methods, a total of 246 e-liquids purchased ...

Variability of iodine concentrations in the human placenta.

test, the differences between placental biopsies were assessed. The ICC showed a higher between-placenta (68.6%) than within-placenta (31.4%) variability. Subsequently, we used our optimized method to ...

Population vulnerability to COVID-19 in Europe: a burden of disease analysis

population-level vulnerability. Results Countries with the highest proportions of elderly residents were Italy, Greece, Germany, Portugal and Finland. When assessments of population-level YLD rates for COVID-19 vulnerable health ...

Weight and head circumference at birth in function of placental paraben load in Belgium: an ENVIRONAGE birth cohort study

birth outcomes. We assessed paraben concentrations in placental tissue, which potentially gives a better understanding of fetal exposure than the maternal urinary concentrations which are the current ...

Residential green space and medication sales for childhood asthma: A longitudinal ecological study in Belgium

Évaluation des risques et de l'impact sur la santé Risico- en gezondheidsimpactevaluatie Risk and health impact assessment Manuscript versions:  DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.109914 File:  ...

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