The growing popularity of oral fluid drug testing

While nobody exactly enjoys bringing up their own body fluids in the workplace, drug testing is an important part of keeping a work environment safe and productive. Not only that, but in a world where opioid usage has reached epidemic levels, screening for illegal substances helps protect everyone involved from the dangers of drug abuse.

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Wednesday Links

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Animal Science

Hair spacing keeps honeybees clean during pollination – Science Daily

With honeybee colony health wavering and researchers trying to find technological ways of pollinating plants in the future, a new Georgia […]

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Agriculture

A-Z on Mycotoxins: which mycotoxins are we dealing with? This section gives you an update on the different mycotoxin groups and which mycotoxin species fall under each group. Also, the occurrence per […]

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Food Safety

“Health risk’” warning over fall in food safety checks – BBC Food hygiene inspections in the U.K. have fallen by 15% since 2003, research shows — with experts warning of risks […]

You have been warned: Stay away from these deadly toxins

When it comes to deadly poisons many people often think of cyanide, arsenic or strychnine as some of the most dangerous ones out there. However, a recent article points out that although these poisons are well known, there are several others that have been deemed the most deadly.

The LD50 (lethal dose, 50%) is the […]

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Animal Science

DNA testing of livestock offers look under hide – Rapid City Journal A $25-a-head test can help cattle producers find out how their livestock will pass along economically important […]

Monday links

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Food Safety

Salmonella-tainted cucumbers kill 2 people and sicken 339 others, CDC says – Los Angeles Times The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a total of 341 people were affected across […]

Tox Thursday: Spice-related illnesses, deaths continue to rise

Emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and calls to poison control centers have all drastically spiked this year as a more dangerous variation of the popular drug known as Spice, has found its way into several countries and even claimed the lives of some naive users. In fact, cases which involve Spice alone or in combination with […]

Tox Tuesday: Florida’s flakka problem and other drug abuse issues

In an official report released by Trust for American’s Health, Florida now has the 11th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the U.S. with overdose deaths doubling between 1999 and 2010. Overdose deaths in the state now also exceed motor vehicle-related deaths and have led some officials to call the current situation in their state […]

Tox Tuesday: European prisons crack down on ‘legal highs’

Recent reports from multiple European prisons are showing that while the use of illegal drugs continues to decrease inside prison walls, “legal highs” and the violence associated with them, remains on the rise.

Referred to as “legal highs” due to their synthetic make-up, these drugs are chemically engineered to generate similar effects that illegal substances […]