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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...

2010-06-24 16:07:38

University of Rhode Island Pharmacy Professor Bongsup Cho knows there are cancer-causing chemicals in diesel fumes and cigarette smoke. The biomedical scientist also knows that some of the same chemicals are found in the gooey tar balls that are being produced as a result of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which began April 20 when a rig exploded and caught fire. But what he and other scientists have little knowledge of is the long-range impact of the spill on humans and wildlife at the...

2010-06-23 01:22:59

In an article to be published on 21 June 2010 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers from Inserm (Inserm unit 625 "“ Research Group on Human and Mammalian Reproduction, University of Rennes 1), the CHU (University Hospital Centre) in Pointe à Pitre (urology department, University of the French West Indies and Guiana) and from the Center for Analytical Research and Technology (University of Lige, Belgique), show that exposure to chlordecone (also named...

2010-06-10 10:25:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: CIGX) issued the following statement today from Paul L. Perito, the company's Chairman and President: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090317/STARSCIENTIFICLOGO ) Curtis Wright, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Ryan Lanier, Ph.D., of Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, made a presentation on tobacco toxins on Tuesday June 8 to the FDA Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Subcommittee on Tobacco Product...

2010-05-25 13:52:50

Longtime environmental health researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine describe the carcinogenic effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), ubiquitous chemicals that have hormone-like effects in the body. In a review article published online May 25 in Nature Reviews Endocrinology, the researchers express the need for more complex strategies for studying how these chemicals affect health but report that ample evidence already supports changing public health and environmental...

2010-05-17 11:47:00

LISLE, Ill., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its official annual report, the President's Cancer Panel is recommending that people use home filtering devices to decrease exposure to cancer-causing agents. "This reaffirms what independent testing shows," said Peter J. Censky, executive director of the Water Quality Association. "Home water treatment is a proven final barrier against many harmful chemicals." The report is entitled "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risks: What We Can Do...

2010-05-14 09:25:44

Although tobacco use is widely understood to be one of the leading causes of oral cancer, research on the prevention of tobacco-related oral cancer in experimental animals has traditionally been limited to examining the impact of synthetic carcinogens manufactured especially for cancer research, rather than on observing the effects of carcinogens that occur in tobacco smoke. Now, a recently completed study conducted collaboratively by Dr. Joseph Guttenplan, a Professor of Basic Science &...

2010-05-13 10:57:56

A team of researchers have found that tobacco-free cigarettes may be more carcinogenic by actually inducing more extensive DNA damage than tobacco products Using the same technique they developed to document the harmful effects of tobacco products, a team of researchers found that cigarettes made without tobacco or nicotine may be more carcinogenic because they actually induce more extensive DNA damage than tobacco products. The technique has been awarded U.S. patent No. 7,662,565. The...

2010-05-12 11:40:00

Airborne chemicals released by common household products include known carcinogens, reproductive toxins, and other contaminants ATLANTA, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), in response to the findings of the President's Cancer Panel Annual Report, urges consumers and building and design professionals to make every effort to choose products that have been independently verified for low chemical emissions. (Logo:...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.