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Latest Carcinogen Stories

2009-03-20 21:30:18

Alcohol is the greatest risk factor for acetaldehyde-related cancer -- often occurring in the upper digestive tract -- Canadian researchers said. Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto and the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Laboratory Karlsruhe in Germany said acetaldehyde is widely present in the environment, is inhaled from the air and tobacco smoke, ingested from alcohol and foods, and produced in the human body during the metabolism of alcoholic...

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2009-03-15 08:30:00

A new report issued by the consumer safety group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics finds that dozens of commonly-used children's bath products sold in the United States contain carcinogens.The watchdog group commissioned an independent laboratory to test 48 best-selling children's products for the presence of 1,4-dioxane.  Additionally, 28 products were tested for the presence of formaldehyde, a by-product of a preservative added to products to prevent bacteria growth and extend...

2009-03-03 09:07:00

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A book entitled Motorcycle Cancer? is sending a shock wave through the motorcycle industry worldwide. "Motorcycle seat extremely low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF) radiation raises cancer risk," says patent-granted Canadian author Randall Dale Chipkar. "Science proves electromagnetic danger and bikers deserve to know the truth." "I have read up to 500 milliGauss of ELF EMF radiation above motorcycle seats. In contrast, many doctors...

2009-02-27 09:44:00

But New Study Indicates Many Products Mislabeled as 'Natural' and 'Organic' Should Still Have Cancer Warning ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, March 6, 2009 a follow-up study on 1,4-dioxane contamination in consumer products commissioned by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a watchdog group with over 500,000 members, and overseen by environmental health consumer advocate David Steinman (author of The Safe Shopper's Bible), will be released. The...

2009-02-19 16:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading Veterans organizations this week urged the Administration and Congress to fund early lung cancer detection research at the Veterans Administration -- a call to action strongly supported by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO) Each year the Veterans organizations issue the "Independent Budget" request to Congress and the Veterans Administration which contains their priorities for...

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2008-12-30 07:15:00

The air around 435 U.S. schools is saturated with carcinogens more than 50 times higher than state standards allow, a newspaper investigation found. About half of the nation's 127,800 public, private and parochial schools are close enough to industrial sites that they could be affected by a chemical accident, USA Today reported. Many are within blocks of companies that store or release toxic chemicals, it said. What we're seeing all across the country is these schools being built on or near...

2008-12-15 12:46:00

Many Airborne Toxic Chemicals Found in Schools Across U.S. are Known Carcinogens SWANTON, Vt., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Research shows that early exposure to toxic chemicals can trigger illnesses, serious diseases and even death. These same chemicals are being found in schools across the U.S. And while some scientists spend time and money determining how much of a chemical a child can be exposed to without getting sick, the Indoor Air Quality Experts at AllerAir suggest a much different...

2008-10-01 12:00:14

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a disturbing reversal of a positive trend in earlier years, emissions of carcinogens from U.S. refineries actually went up between 2004 and 2006, according to a new study by the nonprofit and nonpartisan Environmental Integrity Project (EIP). Based on an analysis of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) emissions data reported by refineries to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the EIP study found that a handful of U.S. refineries...

2008-09-30 18:01:07

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Shawn Gilchrist of United Steelworkers (USW), +1-412- 562-6968 PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today condemned Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for his failure to protect California citizens from PFOA, the Teflon chemical often found in food packaging, cookware, carpeting and countless other household and industrial uses. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) On Tuesday, Gov....

2008-09-19 00:00:29

Decades have been wasted examining the problem of carcinogens while not doing enough to stem "industrial manslaughter," a U.S. researcher said. Jeanne Mager Stellman, chairwoman of environmental and occupational health sciences at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, told the President's Cancer Panel that government policy and a "lack of the will to prevent occupational disease, death and disability" are responsible for the failure to control cancer-causing chemicals in...