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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.

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).

2011-07-19 15:24:32

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 in light of recent studies and classifies such dusts as carcinogenic when these thresholds are exceeded.

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.

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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.

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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.

2011-06-10 19:12:00

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The National Toxicology Program released its Report on Carcinogens, which included the substance styrene.

2011-06-10 15:59:00

Department Ignores White House Commitment to Science-based Decisions WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Toxicology Program (NTP) today released the 12th Report on Carcinogens (12th RoC).

2011-06-01 11:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's media hoopla about the World Health Organization classifying cell phone use as "possibly carcinogenic" is much ado about nothing.

2011-05-31 13:31:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here is a quote to attribute to John Walls, vice president, public affairs for CTIA-The Wireless Association: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100629/DC28223LOGO-a) "Today, an International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) working group in Lyon, France categorized radiofrequency fields from cell phones as 'possibly' carcinogenic based on 'limited evidence.' IARC conducts numerous reviews and in the past has given the same...


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