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2013-02-25 23:04:15

While warning of the danger of using light at night, this report, funded by the National Institutes of Health, failed to include reference to the possible benefit of using light bulls that filter out the blue rays known to suppress melatonin, that are available from Photonic Developments LLC at http://www.LowBlueLights.com. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) February 25, 2013 The 260 page report, out this month, from the Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating...

2013-02-19 23:02:23

In an effort to help answer questions about the newly mandated GHS guidelines for chemical hazard classifications, SafetySkills® creates a Globally Harmonized System online training course. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 SafetySkills® has created a new course titled Globally Harmonized System to assist employees and managers with questions regarding the GHS classification system. Upon completion of this SafetySkills online health and safety training learning event,...

2012-11-19 16:06:16

Is there a link between the risk of breast cancer and the working environment? A study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health provides further evidence on this previously neglected research topic, confirming that certain occupations do pose a higher risk of breast cancer than others, particularly those that expose the worker to potential carcinogens and endocrine disrupters. Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer diagnosis among women in industrialized...

2012-10-18 11:27:37

Two components of red meat – dietary protein and dietary iron – may combine to form powerful carcinogens, N-nitroso compounds, which increase risk for bladder cancer. Moreover, individuals with reduced ability to reverse the effects of N-nitroso compounds because of a genetic variation in their RAD52 gene could be at particularly high risk. Chelsea Catsburg, a doctoral student at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, presented these...

Acetaldehyde Carcinogen In Alcohol
2012-08-23 05:45:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Evidence was revealed Wednesday at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society that alcohol could perhaps have a carcinogenic substance in it that causes cancer. Silvia Balbo of Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota said at the press conference redOrbit attended that the results of the study are the first to provide evidence that alcohol has carcinogenic effects on living humans. The...

Smokeless Tobacco Contains Cancer Causing Chemical
2012-08-22 13:50:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists reported in Philadelphia at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society today that they have identified the first oral carcinogen in smokeless tobacco. Researchers said this is the first identification of a strong oral cavity carcinogen found in smokeless tobacco products. "Our results are very important in regard to the growing use of smokeless tobacco in the world, especially among...

2012-08-20 15:38:10

In a discovery that defies the popular meaning of the word "wire," scientists have found that Mother Nature uses DNA as a wire to detect the constantly occurring genetic damage and mistakes that “• if left unrepaired “• can result in diseases like cancer and underpin the physical and mental decline of aging. That topic “• DNA wires and their potential use in identifying people at risk for certain diseases “• is the focus of a plenary talk here...

2012-08-04 02:08:23

Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area submits 2012 list of MAK and BAT values with 94 changes and new entries Chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of substances for which the 2012 List of MAK and BAT Values submitted by the Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) specifies new, and in this case,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.