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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...

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2008-08-29 11:03:08

New research strongly suggests that a mix of preventative agents, such as those found in concentrated black raspberries, may more effectively inhibit cancer development than single agents aimed at shutting down a particular gene. Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center examined the effect of freeze-dried black raspberries on genes altered by a chemical carcinogen in an animal model of esophageal cancer. The carcinogen affected the activity of some 2,200 genes in...

2008-08-25 09:01:58

Repros Therapeutics has released the evaluation of the microscopic assessment of tissues from a six-month mouse study conducted to satisfy a portion of the FDA mandated two-species trials to demonstrate the lack of carcinogenic potential for new chemical entities. In this positive and negative controlled study, Proellex showed no microscopic evidence for tumor induction as compared to both controls. Proellex was tested at 10, 40 and 100 times the human dose in this well-recognized and...

2008-08-22 15:00:51

While old age has been linked with heightened cancer risk, research suggests most cancer rates decrease in octogenarians, U.S. researchers said. Senior author Richard Wilson of Harvard University said that in general, it seems that centenarians are asymptomatic or untargeted by cancers and that almost all cancers peak at age 80 and drop to toward zero near the end of the human life span. Age-specific cancer rates traditionally come from mortality data, which are termed more reliable,...

2008-08-18 00:00:39

BRITISH scientists expressed caution yesterday over a new study suggesting popular moisturisers could increase the risk of skin cancer. Researchers found mice exposed to UV radiation and treated with skin cream were more likely to develop tumours. Anewly create dmoisturiser, without the ingredients thought to be to blame, did not have the same effect. The academics, from Rutgers University in New Jersey, admitted that the significance of their results for humans had not been...

2008-08-02 12:00:03

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Four food manufacturers have agreed to reduce levels of a cancer-causing chemical in their potato chips and french fries in a settlement with the state of California. The California attorney general's office announced the deals Friday with Heinz, Frito-Lay, Kettle Foods and Lance Inc. The lawsuits were filed under a state law that requires companies to post warnings about carcinogens in their products. The attorney general's office sued the manufacturers and several...

2008-07-15 00:00:00

By Lindsay Clydesdale BEING green used to mean forgetting about fashion and looking beautiful. But now the need and demand for environmentally friendly products means you can still be stylish while doing your bit for the planet. Writer Christie Matheson has gathered hundreds of tips and practical, tested ideas to help women sustain the environment without compromising the little luxuries in life. Her guide, Green Chic, shows saving the planet and being fabulous are not mutually...

2008-07-13 03:00:21

By Anonymous Kimball Midwest said its new bio based Bio-Maxx Greener Cleaner is a powerful all-purpose grime and grease remover. This biodegradable formula effectively breaks down after use and will not contaminate the environment. The cleaner removes carbon, oil, adhesives, soot, smoke stains and more. Produced from renewable natural products, it includes surfactants derived from sugar, corn and vegetable oil and contains no heavy solvents and acidic or caustic chemicals. Kimball Midwest's...


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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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