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Synonyms for burden

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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

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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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Health outcomes sensitive to low-level changes in body burden of PCBs (the main contaminant at Site 050) are generally not well characterized and may be due to confounders.
Chemical residues found in breastmilk are like the messenger, the canary in the mine, telling us about the body burdens found in everyone.
If longer-term exposure is suspected, a somewhat more accurate picture of the overall lead body burden can be provided by the provocative chelation test (3,26,27).
Nevertheless, teenagers who were earlier removed from childhood lead exposures display no biochemical evidence of excessive body burdens (Chisholm 1968).
Year-to-year changes in parasite body burden, after excluding Nematopsis, were significantly autocorrelated in northern Gulf oysters where body burdens tended to be higher in the central years of the time series (Table 3, Fig.
* Stress prenatal exposure as contributing to the body burden of all babies, not just breastfed babies.
CDC plans to release more body burden data every two years, and scientists say it will take months to digest the reams of information in the current report.
HEALTH ISSUES Even people with typical exposures to the chemicals in the survey could face health risks from their body burden. Pirkle notes that in the 1970s, U.S.
Derivation of Caribou Consumption from Body Burden Measurements
The Flint water poisoning is a more acute event that suddenly changes everything for a large number of unsuspecting people --infants, children, and adults of all ages --adding further to their underlying body burden of lead and other toxic metals already accumulated over their lifetimes.
Interestingly, studies of industrial workers also showed that before the onset of tubular dysfunction, there is a curvilinear relationship between U-Cd and K-Cd, meaning that the Cd body burden of workers can be monitored noninvasively by measuring U-Cd (Bernard et al.
KEY WORDS: American lobster, Homarus americanus, trace metals, epizootic shell disease, ESD, lobster, body burden, hepatopancreas
CONTACT: EWG Body Burden Study, (202)667-6982, www.Ewg.org/issues/siteindex/issues.
"Body Burden" offers a humorous approach to the topic of breast cancer, said Jake Weinstein, who wrote the script and portrays the protagonists Easton Bismuth (a street performer) and Edith Bazongas (a patient at a cancer treatment center).
This prenatal and neonatal body burden of mercury approximates the doses received from vaccines, and could predispose the infant to adverse effect from vaccine mercury.