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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...

2010-07-15 15:05:27

PCBs, diesel exhaust among agents identified as focus of further research A new report from the American Cancer Society and other world-leading health groups identifies gaps in research for 20 suspected carcinogens whose potential to cause cancer is as yet unresolved. The report is designed to prioritize agents for additional research, and to lead to well-planned epidemiologic or mechanistic studies leading to more definitive classification of these agents. The report, "Identification of...

2010-07-09 09:00:00

Represented by Motley Rice Law Firm MT. PLEASANT, S.C., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charging BP and other defendants with harming his health and causing serious personal injuries, a Mobile resident and recreational fisherman has filed suit against 16 companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. On May 29, 2010, Obie F. Carlisle was fishing for flounder in Mobile Bay, near Fairhope and Bayou La Batra, Ala. For three or four hours, he waded in the bay to engage in "flounder...