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2011-01-04 06:05:00

More than a thousand German farms have been temporarily banned from production due to a scare over animal feed tainted by toxic dioxin, authorities said on Monday. The farms affected were in the northwestern state of Lower Saxony, Gert Hahne from the state agriculture ministry told AFP. "Consumer protection is our priority," he said. Those farms are believed to have purchased animal feed contaminated with dioxin from a facility in Schleswig-Holstein, which apparently received toxic products...

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2010-06-16 13:40:43

Contrary to popular belief, paying a premium price for free-range eggs may not be healthier than eating regular eggs, a new study reports. Scientists found that free-range eggs in Taiwan contain at least five times higher levels of certain pollutants than regular eggs. Their findings appear in ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. In the new study, Pao-Chi Liao and colleagues note that free-range chickens are those that have continuous access to fresh air, sunshine, and...

2009-10-02 09:32:25

Finds limited application to Tittabawassee River and Saginaw River and Bay U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development has completed its review of a dioxin exposure study conducted by the University of Michigan in the Midland-Saginaw, Michigan area. EPA found the study was conducted well and provided useful, scientifically credible information. However, the study is of limited value to help EPA fully evaluate human exposure to levels of dioxin in the...

2009-09-15 07:45:08

People living in the Seveso area of Italy, which was exposed to dioxin after an industrial accident in 1976, have experienced an increased risk of developing cancer. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health found an increased risk of breast cancer in women from the most exposed zone and an excess of lymphatic and hematopoietic tissue neoplasms in all but the least exposed zone. Angela Pesatori led a team of researchers from the Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale...

2009-06-11 23:56:21

Dioxin exposure during pregnancy can harm fast-changing breast tissue cells and that may cause some women to have trouble breast feeding, U.S. researchers said. Corresponding author B. Paige Lawrence of the University of Rochester Medical Center said dioxins are generated mostly by the incineration of municipal and medical waste, especially certain plastics. Most people are exposed through diet. Dioxins also get into the food supply when air emissions settle on farm fields and where livestock...

2008-12-07 00:21:37

A Florida woman who says an MRI scan of her brain shows what appears to be an image of the Virgin Mary plans to offer the scan for sale on eBay. Pamela Latrimore of Fort Pierce said she hopes to raise money for her medical bills, TCPalm.com reports. She suffers from cancer, arthritis and other illnesses that she blames on exposure to dioxin while growing up in Jacksonville, Ark. Latrimore said the MRI was done in 2002. It remained with her medical records until her sister-in-law looked at it...

2008-07-15 18:00:23

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Mick Hans, +1-312-353-5050, hans.mick@epa.gov; or Karen Thompson, +1-312-353-8547, thompson.karen@epa.gov, both of EPA Region 5 CHICAGO,July 15/PRNewswire-USNewswire/--U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today announced an agreement with Dow Chemical Co. that requires the company to clean up dioxin contamination in the Riverside Boulevard neighborhood of Saginaw, Mich. Construction work in this neighborhood on the Lower Tittabawassee River is expected...

2006-07-12 07:41:01

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cancer risk from the chemical dioxin -- present in some U.S. soil, food supplies and most Americans' bodies -- needs to be reassessed by the Environmental Protection Agency before it sets a new standard for cleanup, a U.S. scientific panel reported on Tuesday. Experts assembled by the National Academies' National Research Council confirmed many of the findings of a 2003 EPA report on dioxin, which found dioxin causes cancer and...

2006-07-11 19:36:35

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cancer risk from the chemical dioxin -- present in some U.S. soil, food supplies and most Americans' bodies -- needs to be reassessed by the Environmental Protection Agency before it sets a new standard for cleanup, a U.S. scientific panel reported on Tuesday. Experts assembled by the National Academies' National Research Council confirmed many of the findings of a 2003 EPA report on dioxin, which found dioxin causes cancer and...

2006-07-11 19:19:17

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cancer risk from the chemical dioxin -- present in some U.S. soil, food supplies and most Americans' bodies -- needs to be reassessed by the Environmental Protection Agency before it sets a new standard for cleanup, a U.S. scientific panel reported on Tuesday. Experts assembled by the National Academies' National Research Council confirmed many of the findings of a 2003 report on dioxin by the EPA, which found dioxin causes cancer and...


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