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Synonyms for burden

something carried physically

something hard to bear physically or emotionally

a duty or responsibility that is a source of anxiety, worry, or hardship

an act or course of action that is demanded of one, as by position, custom, law, or religion

to place a burden or heavy load on

the thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse

the general sense or significance, as of an action or statement

Synonyms for burden

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse

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weight down with a load

impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

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We performed three sets of MRAs based on body burden data for children using data on congener concentrations in serum samples reported by three studies.
Elliott's d was significantly positive for both taxa on both coasts; thus the distribution of parasite body burden was significantly contagious at the bay scale.
The results of community-based participatory research biomonitoring studies must be carefully disseminated and used to avoid potential adverse effects to communities and individuals who may be stigmatized as being "at risk" as a result of high chemical body burdens.
The expected increased cadmium body burden could not be demonstrated, probably because of the limited number of subjects and the short time frame of the study.
Recently, in a prospective population-based study in Belgium, Nawrot et al (28) have found an association between increased Cd body burden as assessed based on urinary Cd and the development of lung cancer.
Chelation studies show that 66 percent of the body burden of mercury is from amalgams.
In this study, we measured concentrations of total PCBs (as Aroclor 1260), 14 PCB congeners, p,p'-DDT, p,p'-DDE, nine other organochlorine pesticides, and lead in Fort Albany FN workers before they began work in the contaminated zone and approximately a week before they completed it to determine whether the safety precautions taken were sufficient to prevent an increase in contaminant body burden over the three-month work period.
This is why we are trying to elevate chemical trespass and body burden in the popular literature.
If we were to test infants born today, anywhere in the world, we would find in them a body burden of industrial toxins including dioxins, PCBs, mercury, phthalates, pesticides, flame retardants, bisphenol A and other dangerous substances.
toxicity testing, body burden analysis, population evaluation) to verify whether constituents are judged detrimental to resident ecosystems.
Because the exposure had ended 12 years previously, the usual laboratory measurements of recent lead exposure were unlikely to be useful in the assessment of his total lead body burden (see below).
The welfare measures are derived in the context of an expected utility maximization model and reflect parents' desired trade-offs between child protection expenditures and their perceived risk of an ill-omened child health state induced by the child's body burden of lead.
The easiest way to estimate the body burden of pesticides in humans is to examine breast milk, which is high in fat and, therefore, in fat-soluble pesticides and other pollutants.
Teen Girls' Body Burden of Hormone-Altering Cosmetics Chemicals.