Latest Carcinogen Stories

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.

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.

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.

2008-07-11 09:01:07

To: LIFESTYLES EDITORS Contact: Randall Dale Chipkar, Chipkar Health Concepts Limited, author The Motorcycle Cancer Book, chipkarhealth@motorcyclecancer.com MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new motorcycle seat accessory provides peace of mind for riders concerned about cancer risk.

2006-08-02 12:31:19

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Residential exposure to petrochemicals is associated with an elevated risk of leukemia among adults in their 20s, according to a new report. Previous studies have linked workplace exposure to petrochemicals with an increased risk of leukemia.

2006-02-26 11:42:31

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Workplace watchdogs and industry advocates agree: too much hexavalent chromium -- the same chemical at the heart of the movie "Erin Brockovich" -- puts people at risk for lung cancer. But how much is too much? The U.S.

2005-11-17 06:47:18

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The European Parliament, seeking to protect the public from toxic substances, backed a landmark new law on Thursday that has pitted Europe's chemicals industry against environmental groups for years.

2005-11-17 06:33:33

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The European Parliament sought on Thursday to protect people from toxic substances, backing a landmark new law that for years pitted Europe's chemicals industry against environmental groups.

2005-08-30 14:18:39

How does tobacco trigger the more than 170,000 cases of lung cancer that have already been diagnosed this year? While nearly 90 percent of them involved smokers, according to research estimates, only about 25 percent of all smokers are said to develop lung cancer. Why? What disposes some and spares others?

2005-08-11 16:20:00

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new chemical analysis method that has assisted researchers at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health, in demonstrating a potentially important chemical link between alcohol consumption and cancer. Using this novel chemical assay, they have uncovered a chain of chemical reactions that, under physiological conditions, may lead from alcohol to a known...

Word of the Day
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.