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2012-07-25 23:00:51

According to court documents, on July 5th, 2012, the widow of Ricky Perrio, Diana Perrio, filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County District Court (case no. B192-652) alleging her husband developed chronic lymphocytic leukemia and died as a result of his regular exposure to benzene during work at the Port Arthur facilities of the defendants. Benzene is a petroleum product, originally manufactured from coal tar that is used as a component in multiple industrial and consumer products. Benzene is also...

2012-06-20 00:41:08

Breast cancer is the number one cause of female mortality. It affects 100 out of 100,000 women per year in developed countries. Each year, more than 1.3 million new cases are diagnosed, 53,000 of these in France. The risk factors of breast cancer are varied. They include genetic mutations, late first pregnancy, low parity or hormone therapy, but other causes of breast cancer such as way of life, environmental or professional causes have not yet been completely identified. In 2010, based...

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2012-06-13 11:52:08

Asbestos, secondhand smoke and mustard gas are all dangerous to our health, potentially causing life-threatening lung cancer; and now we can add diesel exhaust fumes to that list, according to the cancer arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday. The overall risk of getting cancer from the exhaust fumes is small, but since so many people breathe them in, in some way, an expert panel said raising the status of diesel exhaust from group 2A (possible carcinogen) to group 1...

2012-06-11 23:02:47

Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports on a new study on cell phone radiation side effects, which found a link between cell phone radiation exposure by pregnant mice and behavioral problems in their offspring. New York, New York (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients injured by cell phone radiation side effects, reports on a March 15, 2012 study, which found that exposure to cell phone radiation during pregnancy leads to hyperactivity and other...

2012-03-05 08:00:00

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the surgical implantation of hip replacement devices manufactured and sold by DePuy Orthopaedics and other companies, is disheartened by a report from Britain exposing concerted efforts to keep the public ignorant of the dangers of metal hip devices. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 05, 2012 In a feature article published on February 28, the British peer-reviewed medical journal BMJ asserted that “[h]undreds of...

2012-02-17 17:50:00

According to court documents, on Jan. 18th, 2012 Norvel Dorsey, a Texas man, filed the lawsuit No. B-0191669 in Jefferson County District Court, Texas. Mr. Dorsey accuses DuPont De Nemours, Exxon Mobil Corp. and some of its subsidiaries, Foster Wheeler Energy Corp., Gulf Oil Corp., Texaco, U.S. Steel, Chevron U.S.A., and 4520 Corp. alleging that he developed leukemia from benzene exposure. Benzene is a petroleum product, originally manufactured from coal tar that is used as a component in...

2012-02-09 23:47:12

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have discovered that the immune response regulator IKBKE (serine/threonine kinase) plays two roles in tobacco-related non-small cell lung cancers. Tobacco carcinogens induce IKBKE and, in turn, IKBKE induces chemotherapy resistance. "IKBKE is a newly identified oconogene, a gene linked to cancer," said study lead author Jin Q. Cheng, Ph.D., M.D., who studies genetic alterations and their molecular mechanisms in cancer. "In our study, we...

2012-02-03 12:09:17

What would you do if you found out that the roads you drive on could cause cancer? This is the reality that residents face in Dunn County, North Dakota. For roughly 30 years, gravel containing the potentially carcinogenic mineral erionite was spread on nearly 500 kilometers of roads, playgrounds, parking lots, and even flower beds throughout Dunn County. Concerns about erionite were first unveiled in Central Anatolia, Turkey, where an epidemic of mesothelioma – a normally rare cancer...


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