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As the world turns: scientific publishing in the digital era

A quarter of the way into the 21st Century the technology of encoding and transmitting information in digital form is in full flower. Today the speed of advance in digital technology is breathtaking. Digital devices like the smartphone have moved from expensive prototypes to ubiquitous and essential appliances in a little over a decade. Digital technology has also substantially affected scientific publishing.

Author: David Ozonoff
Content type: Editorial
Published on: 26 February 2024

All-cause, cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality in the population of a large Italian area contaminated by perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (1980–2018)

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are associated with many adverse health conditions. Among the main effects is carcinogenicity in humans, which deserves to be further clarified. An evident association has been reported for kidney cancer and testicular cancer. 

Authors: Annibale Biggeri, Giorgia Stoppa, Laura Facciolo, Giuliano Fin, Silvia Mancini, Valerio Manno, Giada Minelli, Federica Zamagni, Michela Zamboni, Dolores Catelan & Lauro Bucchi 
Content type: Research
Published on: 16 April 2024 

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Philippe Grandjean, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Ruth Etzel, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University, USA

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