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2011-09-16 05:28:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Next time you reach for a drink, you may need to consider side effects other than a rough morning. A new study that will be published in the December 2011 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research has established a link between alcohol metabolism and DNA damage that may cause breast and liver cancers. Alcohol is known to be carcinogenic to humans in the upper aero digestive tract, liver, colon, and the female breast. "Although the link between...

2011-09-15 14:32:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many published human and animal studies have reported an association between fluoride and various cancers, including valid and unrefuted scientific evidence that fluoride can increase the risk of osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer) in boys and young men, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) in its recent submission to the California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). (1)...

2011-09-10 11:00:00

Hazards of World Trade Center dust may affect first responders, trade center workers for many years to come. (PRWEB) September 10, 2011 The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is recognizing the 10th anniversary of the September, 11th 2001 terrorist attacks by seeking to build awareness and support for those suffering from long-term health complications as a result of toxic exposure at Ground Zero and throughout lower Manhattan. Utilizing various studies on the health of first responders and trade...

2011-09-02 20:00:00

Shrader & Associates, a leading national firm, is investigating new mesothelioma research at The University of Hawaii and Fox Chase cancer centers. The firm is interested in a recent study that shows a genetic tendency to developing mesothelioma. For more information regarding mesothelioma, please contact Shrader & Associates at 888-637-6236 or visit http://www.shraderlaw.com Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 02, 2011 Shrader & Associates, a leading national law firm dedicated to...

2011-08-31 23:26:54

A new saliva test can measure the amount of potential carcinogens stuck to a person's DNA – interfering with the action of genes involved in health and disease – and could lead to a commercial test to help determine risks for cancer and other diseases, scientists reported here today during the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). "The test measures the amount of damaged DNA in a person's body," said Professor Hauh-Jyun Candy Chen,...

2011-08-15 14:08:04

A study conducted by Hebrew University researchers has found that that there can be very short latency periods between the time of exposure and development of cancer in workers in tasks with intense or prolonged exposure to electro-magnetic fields (EMFs). Previous studies have described excess risks for cancer from such high occupational exposures. However, none have addressed the issue of short latency periods from high exposure. In the past two decades, 47 cancer patients - including 8 with...

2011-07-19 15:24:32

Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area presents 2011 MAK and BAT values list with 82 modifications and new entries The 2011 MAK and BAT Values List compiled by the Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area, a Senate Commission of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), recommends reducing the general threshold limit value for dust for the alveolar fraction...

2011-07-19 14:55:12

Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common form of malignancy in adult Caucasian populations, with more than a million cases recorded each year in the USA alone. Lifestyle risk factors"¦ but The incidence of these cancers is continuously rising due mainly to the aging structure of Western populations, and as a result of growing prosperity, permitting more visits to countries with high sun exposure, which is a key risk factor for NMSC, as well as lifestyle habits associated with...

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2011-07-04 04:55:00

The on-again-off-again risk of cell phones causing brain cancer is off again, for now at least, according to a study published July 1 by Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), a monthly journal of the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). "In the past 15 years, mobile phone use has evolved from an uncommon activity to one with over 4.6 billion subscriptions worldwide. There is, however, public concern about the possibility that mobile phones might cause cancer,...

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2011-06-12 07:10:07

The US Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) and National Toxicology Program's (NTP) official "Report on Carcinogens" had an additional eight commonly used substances added to it, after health officials said they may put people at an increased risk of developing cancer. HHS on Friday added the industrial chemical formaldehyde and a botanical substance known as aristolochic acids to that list. Two other compounds, including certain glass wool fibers and styrene -- used in Styrofoam...