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2009-05-01 15:29:00

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: An important study presented Thursday at a scientific conference in Dublin, Ireland, provides powerful new evidence that U.S. smokers' risk of developing lung cancer has dramatically and progressively increased over the past four decades. In fact, cigarettes smoked today in the United States may double the risk of lung cancer compared to cigarettes smoked...

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2009-04-22 08:03:08

Meat cooked at high temperatures to the point of burning and charring may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 100th Annual Meeting 2009. Kristin Anderson, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, said the finding was linked to consumption of well and very well done meats cooked by frying, grilling or barbecuing. Cooking in this way can form carcinogens, which do not form...

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2009-04-06 14:14:00

Baby skin powder manufactured by German housekeeping and healthcare products maker MAPA has been removed from shelves in China for allegedly containing asbestos, according to China's state quality watchdog. The General Administration of Inspection and Quarantine said authorities sealed up 48 cans of the baby powder in Suzhou Debao Baby Supplies Co. Ltd, the brand's general agent in China, in an inspection Saturday. MAPA, which is part of French rubber and plastics conglomerate Hutchinson...

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...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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