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2012-04-24 02:26:45

AUSTIN, Texas, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Environmental factors are attributed to an estimated 95% of all cancers (Christiani 2011). Consumers are mistakenly relying on governmental policies to protect them against exposure to these toxins; but frankly, current governmental regulations are not doing so. So that's the bad news. The goods news is that a recent study shows that changes to lifestyle and diet alone can reduce cancer risk by an astounding 50% (Andreas 2012). Isn't it...

2011-11-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, leading design firm Perkins+Will launched the built environment's first free, universally accessible database aimed at creating greater transparency into building materials containing substances that are publically known or suspected to be associated with an adverse finding in relation to human and environmental health. The database can be accessed at transparency.perkinswill.com. The database is the result of over two years of review of...

2011-03-14 14:39:32

A study at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) analyzing the capacity of a society to deal with maritime disasters such as the Prestige concludes that in Spain public measures still have not been taken to coordinate reaction when confronting this type of spills. The study analyzes the actions adopted by a dozen countries after suffering disasters similar to that of the Prestige, the oil tanker which sank off the coast of Galicia towards the end of 2002, provoking a spill of fuel-oil...

2011-02-27 00:01:39

Pong's technology allows cell phone users to maintain critical contact with others while providing the protection of a device that reduces microwave radiation exposure to the user's brain. Washington DC (PRWEB) February 26, 2011 Lady Gaga returned to D.C. last night for her second show at Verizon Center as part of her Monster Ball tour. New for her second visit were pink roses delivered to the Verizon Center for her concert tour from Pong Research of Middleburg, Virginia. Pong produces...

2010-06-03 08:30:00

NEWARK, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Legislation recently introduced to overhaul the nation's outdated chemical law is a 'no-brainer' -- so much so that the industry itself largely supports the move. Given the complexities of the global marketplace, however, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 easily could lead to unintended consequences that harm the U.S. economy at the worst possible time, asserted James A. Kosch, a shareholder on LeClairRyan's Newark-based Tort Defense Team. "As they begin...

2009-05-19 10:06:18

Realistic perception of risk is key to motivate people to take protective action With the current outbreak of swine flu, and in the absence of a vaccine or treatment at present, the only way to contain the virus is to get people around the world to take precautionary measures. In a special editorial1 in the latest issue of Springer's International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Johannes Brug, Arja Aro, and Jan Hendrik Richardus show that there are three key parameters that convince people to...

2009-05-05 09:30:00

PRINCETON, N.J., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new article appearing within the forthcoming issue of the Santa Clara Journal of International Law entitled, What Goes Around, Comes Around: How UNCLOS Ratification Will Herald Europe's Precautionary Principle as US Law, international attorney Lawrence Kogan calls upon all Americans to immediately exercise their constitutionally guaranteed 'right to know'. This article identifies the multiple pathways through which global environmental...

2009-04-08 10:17:00

PRINCETON, N.J., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a newly released Washington Legal Foundation working paper, international lawyer Lawrence Kogan describes the U.S. Navy's challenge in convincing the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a green injunction effectively preventing critical U.S. Naval sonar training exercises from taking place off the Southern California coast. The injunction had been issued on the grounds that the Navy's failure to prepare a full environmental impact statement...

2008-09-03 03:00:06

By Petrini, Carlo Gainotti, Sabina Abstract First we give an overview of the historical development of public health. Then we present some public-health deontology codes and some ethical principles. We highlight difficulties in defining ethics for public health, with specific reference to three of them that concern: (i) the adaptability to public health of the classical principles of bioethics; (ii) the duty to respect and safeguard the individual while acting within the community...

2008-08-22 03:00:35

By Applegate, John S I. Introduction Since the beginning of serious environmental regulation in the 1970s, the United States (and later Europe) has increasingly, and seemingly inexorably, adopted a risk-based approach to the regulation of environmental threats and, in particular, of toxic chemicals and pesticides. In these regulatory systems-the Toxic Substances Control Act' (TSCA); the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act2 (FIFRA); and the toxics provisions of general...