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  1. Linkages between animal and human health sentinel data

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    | Contributor(s):: Matthew Scotch, Lynda Odofin, Peter Rabinowitz

    Introduction: In order to identify priorities for building integrated surveillance systems thateffectively model and predict human risk of zoonotic diseases, there is a need for improvedunderstanding of the practical options for linking surveillance data of animals and humans. Weconducted an...

  2. An extensive new literature concerning low-dose effects of Bisphenol A shows the need for a new risk assessment

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    | Contributor(s):: Frederick S vom Saal, Claude Hughes

    Bisphenol A (BPA) is the monomer used to manufacture polycarbonate plastic, the resin lining of cans, and other products, with global capacity in excess of 6.4 billion lb/year. Because the ester bonds in these BPA-based polymers are subject to hydrolysis, leaching of BPA has led to widespread...

  3. The value of pets for human health

    | Contributor(s):: Wells, Deborah

  4. Theoretical framework for animal-assisted interventions

    | Contributor(s):: Berget, Bente, Braastad, Bjarne Olai

  5. Companion animal welfare and possible implications on the human-pet relationship. (Special Issue: Criteria and methods for the assessment of animal welfare.)

    | Contributor(s):: Verga, M., Michelazzi, M.

    The role of pets (dogs and cats in particular) in human society has changed in recent years. Nowadays pets are an integral part of the human family and this aspect has many social and emotional implications. For their positive effects on human health, pets are also employed in some special and...

  6. The impact of pets on human health and psychological well-being: Fact, fiction, or hypothesis?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    Because of extensive media coverage, it is now widely believed that pets enhance their owners' health, sense of psychologicalwell-being, and longevity. But while some researchers have reported that positive effects accrue from interacting with animals,others have found that the health and...