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2010-05-06 12:02:58

Presidential cancer advisers said on Thursday that Americans are being "bombarded" with chemicals, gases and radiation that can cause cancer, and the federal government must do far more to protect them.

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.


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  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
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