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2011-03-14 11:45:00

CHICAGO, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report on the American Cancer Society (ACS), "More Interested In Accumulating Wealth Than Saving Lives" was released today. This report is authored by Samuel Epstein, chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, and Emeritus professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, and endorsed by Congressman John Conyers Jr., Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Quentin Young...

2011-01-26 13:00:00

President's push for biomedical innovation and education reform is good, but the need to protect children from toxic chemical exposure is of paramount importance ATLANTA, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute applauds President Obama for announcing during his State of the Union speech Tuesday night that he is committed to investing in American education, biomedical research, and clean energy. (Logo:...

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2011-01-17 06:30:00

Researchers report in a new study released Saturday that the first few puffs on a cigarette can within minutes cause genetic damage linked to cancer. "The effect is so fast that it's equivalent to injecting the substance directly into the bloodstream," according to findings described by researchers as a "stark warning" to those who smoke. The study, which appears in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, issued by the American Chemical Society, is the first to track how substances in...

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2010-12-20 09:10:00

Hexavalent chromium--a substance dubbed a "probable carcinogen" by the National Toxicology Program--has been found in the drinking water of 31 U.S. cities, according to a Sunday report by the Washington Post. The substance, which Washington Post Staff Writer Lyndsey Layton notes entered the public consciousness as a result of the movie 'Erin Brockovich', has been known to cause cancer in laboratory animals. The discovery was made by the Washington D.C. based Environmental Working Group, which...

2010-12-20 00:00:38

Our client, Winston Payne, was a railroad switchman for CSX. He lost his life to lung cancer after being exposed to radiation, asbestos, and diesel fumes during his 40-year career with the railroad. Mr. Payne's lead attorney, Richard N. Shapiro, of Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton law firm (Va. Beach, VA) and TN attorney Sidney Gilreath, argued that Mr. Payne's cancer was caused by four decades of on the job exposure to these workplace toxic carcinogenic chemicals and fumes. Mr. Shapiro...

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2010-12-15 06:00:00

The US government on Tuesday removed the artificial sweetener saccharin, long believed to potentially be a cancer-causing substance, from its list of hazardous substances. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the decision was made after studies found the white powdered substance that is 300 times sweeter than sugar "is no longer considered a potential" health hazard to humans. Saccharin, which is used to artificially sweeten thousands of low-calorie beverages and chewing gum, and...

2010-12-13 00:00:40

More focus needed on health screenings and early detection for workers at risk of respiratory cancer, says NY lawyer Joseph W. Belluck, who concentrates in mesothelioma cases. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 11, 2010 New York attorney Joseph W. Belluck said the death of a New York police detective who breathed toxic World Trade Center dust while moving victims from Ground Zero underscores the long-term respiratory hazard faced by many first responder workers. "The loss of one of our 9/11...

2010-10-29 14:30:00

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study led by the University of Washington has revealed that in a test of best-selling scented household products including detergents, dryer sheets, soaps, hand sanitizers, lotions, deodorants, and shampoos, almost a quarter of the chemicals detected were classified as toxic or hazardous under federal law, and some were even classified as possible carcinogens. All of the products tested emitted at least one chemical classified as toxic or...

2010-09-02 12:15:13

A new study from the Center for Interdisciplinary Chronobiological Research at the University of Haifa has found an additional link between Light At Night (LAN) and cancer. This research joins a series of earlier studies carried out at the University of Haifa that also established the correlation. "High power light bulbs contribute more to "Ëœenvironmental light pollution', which the study has shown is a carcinogenic pollution," notes Prof. Abraham Haim, who headed the study....

2010-07-28 14:50:27

Threshold value for bisphenol A retained / new data on N-Octyl tin compounds The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area has presented the 2010 list of MAK and BAT values containing new data on 61 substances. These values for the classification of health hazards constituted by work area substances have been adjusted this year. Thus the Commission is using a new conversion...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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