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2010-05-06 07:00:00

Panel Urges Action to Determine the Full Extent of Environmental Influences on Cancer WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even with the growing body of evidence linking environmental exposures to cancer in recent years, a report released today by the President's Cancer Panel finds that the true burden of environmentally-induced cancer is greatly underestimated.

2010-04-27 20:30:00

LOS ANGELES, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued on behalf of Girardi-Keese. Dangerous chemicals are plaguing the Carousel neighborhood in Carson, CA, that was built on site of what was once a Texas-headquartered Shell Oil Co.

2010-04-19 05:18:00

HOUSTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is enforcing strict regulations regarding worker exposure to hexavalent chromium in several industries. Hexavalent chromium, a volatized and oxidized form of chromium, has been identified as a carcinogen.

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2010-03-01 15:00:48

Researchers have designed a urine test that can simultaneously measure the extent of a potential carcinogenic process and a marker of garlic consumption in humans.

2010-02-23 14:54:23

Researchers have found a new oncogenic signaling pathway by which the environmental toxin arsenic may lead to adverse health effects, including bladder cancer. These study results are published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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2010-01-25 09:06:05

Leafy greens can prevent the ill-effects of toxins in foods like peanut butter.

2010-01-20 13:30:26

A team of researchers, led by Yi-Ching Wang, at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Republic of China, has uncovered a potential mechanism by which the tobacco-specific carcinogen NNK promotes lung tumor formation and development.

2010-01-19 20:57:38

Repeated exposure to tobacco smoke makes lung cancer much worse, and one reason is that it steps up inflammation in the lung.

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2009-12-02 15:20:03

A new study on the smokeless tobacco product called moist snuff — placed between lip and gum — has led scientists in Minnesota to urge the tobacco industry to change manufacturing practices to reduce snuff's content of carcinogens.

2009-10-30 12:38:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) praised Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) for his endorsement of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act of 2009.


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