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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...

2005-07-29 12:09:01

GENEVA (Reuters) - Women who take the birth control pill could increase their risk of cervical and breast cancer, scientists said on Friday.

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2005-06-19 08:55:00

A California consumer legal group is campaigning to require warning labels on potato chips, saying they contain a chemical known to cause cancer and state law requires the warnings.

2005-06-16 22:15:00

The ages at which workers are exposed to low doses of ionizing radiation apparently make a difference in whether they will develop cancer, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.