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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...

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. The following statement on the safety of foodservice packaging products made from polystyrene can be attributed to Cal Dooley, CEO of the American Chemistry Council: "In light of the recent inclusion of the substance styrene in the National Toxicology Program's (NTP) 12th Report on Carcinogens, some people may wonder whether...

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). The following statement can be attributed to Cal Dooley, President and CEO, American Chemistry Council. "We are extremely concerned that politics may have hijacked the scientific process and believe this report by HHS is...

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. The studies the WHO relies on are weak association studies (link here: http://tinyurl.com/3to2prw) that have zero reliability. Steve Milloy, publisher of JunkScience.com, commented, "Study subject radiation exposure is based on self-report and so is uncertain. No one knows what causes gliomas, so...

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...

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2011-05-31 15:15:00

Experts reported on Tuesday that cellphones are possibly cancer-causing agents that are in the same category as the pesticide DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and coffee. The International Agency or Research on Cancer (IARC) issued the classification on Tuesday in Lyon, France.  The agency is an arm of the World Health Organization and its assessment goes to WHO and national health agencies for possible guidance on cellphone use. Classifying agents as "possibly carcinogenic" does not mean...

2011-05-05 00:00:30

It's time to take the cancer debate about grilling off the plate. Cartersville, GA (PRWEB) May 04, 2011 Grilling season is here, and with it comes the annual health warnings about charred meats and flame-ups that initiate the development of harmful cancer causing agents (HCA's) to develop on the food. Some health officials go so far as to recommend placing aluminum foil on the grill with tiny pinholes to keep flames from engulfing the food. It's time to take the cancer debate about...

2011-04-06 16:07:08

Experts from The Cancer Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center presented new research findings at the American Association for Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 held April 2-6, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. NYU Cancer Institute researchers discussed various breakthroughs such as a novel test for early-stage asbestos-related pulmonary cancer, a promising treatment strategy for glioblastomas, genome-wide mapping of nickel-related cancer and greater understanding of melanoma and bladder...

2011-04-04 17:25:10

CO2 capture by means of amines is considered to be the most appropriate method to quickly begin with CO2 removal. During this capture process, some of the amines escaping the recycling process will be emitted into the air and will also form other compounds such as nitrosamines and nitramines. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) was commissioned by the Climate and Pollution Agency (Klif) to assess whether these new emissions are harmful to health - particularly in terms of the...


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  • A spider.
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