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2011-05-24 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is standing by its call for benefits to be awarded to Blue Water Navy veterans of the Vietnam War who are suffering health problems associated with exposure to the toxic herbicide Agent Orange. The Legion's reaffirmation of its position comes in the wake of a new report on the issue from the private, nonprofit Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences. As it stands, health-care benefit and...

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2011-01-09 08:15:00

Worldwide fears elevated Saturday over safety of German meat as countries place bans on sales of poultry and pork because of contaminated animal feed, although the European Union declared there was no need for such measures.Germany's agriculture ministry tried to soothe concerns over food safety with test results showing acceptable levels of dioxin -- which in larger quantities can cause cancer -- in poultry and meat.South Korea became the first country to place a ban on the contaminated...

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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...

2008-09-08 00:00:14

By Brian Bowling Ignorance is definitely not bliss for Donald Bryan. The Allegheny County Health Department can't tell Bryan, 82, of Ben Avon which toxic chemicals are wafting across the Ohio River from Neville Island's industrial complex or how much of the air he breathes consists of those chemicals. An initiative by Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato could keep the department from ever figuring that out. "When they give permits, they know how much this company says it's going...

2008-08-23 18:00:26

By Emma Brady Researchers at a Midland university have found that dust found in some of the region's primary school classrooms is contaminated with high levels of pollutants and chemicals which could prove toxic. Birmingham University, which presented its results to the Dioxin 2008 conference on Thursday, found the dust contained concentrations of HBCD, TBBP-A, PFOS, and PFOA. All four chemicals are persistent organic pollutants (POPs) which do not degrade in the environment, instead...

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...

2006-07-11 19:14:24

Corrects first paragraph to make clear reassessment is needed before new standard is set 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...

2006-07-11 15:28:47

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cancer-causing chemical dioxin -- present in some U.S. water, soil, food supplies and most Americans' bodies -- should be cleaned up to a new, much higher standard, 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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which found dioxin causes cancer and reproductive and...

2006-07-11 15:15:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cancer-causing chemical dioxin -- present in some U.S. water, soil, food supplies and most Americans' bodies -- should be cleaned up to a new, much higher standard, 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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which found dioxin causes cancer and reproductive and...