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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...

2012-02-01 08:00:00

Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI) today released a new report calling for tougher standards to regulate cellular technologies–especially for children and pregnant women. North Haven, Conn. (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI) is releasing a new report calling for tougher standards to regulate cellular technologies–especially for children and pregnant women. This report is the first part of a project researching the health effects of cell...

2012-01-11 06:37:05

(Ivanhoe News Wire) -- A combination of drugs that target estrogen production significantly reduced the number of tobacco carcinogen-induced lung tumors in mice, according to results from a preclinical study. "Antiestrogens have been shown to prevent breast cancer in some women," Jill M. Siegfried, Ph.D., professor in the department of pharmacology and chemical biology at University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, was quoted as saying. "If antiestrogens can prevent lung cancer as well,...

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2011-12-30 13:25:27

Xinhua news agency reported on Friday that Chinese food safety regulators in the southern city of Shenzhen found carcinogenic mildew in peanuts and cooking oil. Aflatoxin, the cancer-causing substance, triggered public concern this week after milk giant Mengiu Dairy Co said its Sichuan plant had destroyed products found by a government quality watchdog to contain it. Aflatoxin occurs naturally in the environment and is produced by certain common types of fungi. Xinhua said the...

2011-12-21 22:35:00

The mesothelioma law firm of Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason applauds the recent unequivocal statement by Inspector General Arthur Elkins Jr. of the United States Environmental Protection Agency that âœasbestos is a human carcinogen with no safe level of exposure.â (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 Mesothelioma attorneys Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason represent clients every day who are suffering from asbestos cancer and diseases after being exposed to...

2011-12-21 19:14:09

College of Engineering professor develops novel approach to analyze potential health hazards associated with pesticides and toxic chemicals Approximately 80,000 industrial chemicals are in use and about 700 new chemicals are introduced to commerce each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. To assess human health risks from exposure to harmful substances, James Englehardt, professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Miami, is...

2011-12-15 16:58:18

The cancer-causing potential of fetal exposure to carcinogens can vary substantially, a recent study suggests, causing different types of problems much later in life depending on the stage of pregnancy when the fetus is exposed. The research sheds further light on the way in which toxic damage early in life can later manifest themselves as cancer, due to “epigenetic” changes in cells. It was done by scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, and other...

2011-11-30 06:53:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Cheeseburgers and hot dogs, it's the American way. But do these foods increase your risk of prostate cancer? According to this study, progressive prostate cancer is more likely when foods like ground beef and processed meats are frequently consumed. The research team, led by John Witte of the University of California, San Francisco, also found that the correlation was primarily driven by red meat that was grilled or barbequed, especially when well done. They...

2011-10-25 09:44:17

The addition of ascorbate (vitamin C) or its close relative, erythorbate, and the reduced amount of nitrite added in hot dogs, mandated in 1978, have been accompanied by a steep drop in the death rate from colon cancer, according to data presented at the 10th AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held Oct. 22-25, 2011. However, the incidence rate for colon cancer has apparently not changed much since 1978, according to 2011 data from the SEER Cancer...


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