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MedWorm: Toxicology News


MedWorm.com provides a medical RSS filtering service. Thousands of medical RSS feeds are combined and output via different filters. This feed contains the latest news in Toxicology


Development of a simple HPLC-DAD multi-analyte procedure and its application in cases evaluated by the Poison Control Center of S ŕŁo Paulo, Brazil - Franco de Oliveira SCWSE, Zucoloto AD, de Oliveira CDR, Hernandez EMM, Fruchtengarten LVG, de Oliveira TF, Yonamine M.  Voir?

This work describes a simple approach to overcome challenges in emergency toxicological analysis, using liquid-liquid extraction and high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with a diode-array detector (HPLC-DAD). A rapid procedure has been developed... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(17/08/2018 @ 15:38)
Bee sting to the cornea: toxic effects and management - Olivo Payne A, Chong E.  Voir?

[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
(17/08/2018 @ 15:38)
E-Cigarette Vapor Condensate Toxic to Alveolar Macrophages  Voir?

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) vapor condensate (ECVC) is significantly more toxic to alveolar macrophages than e-cigarette liquid (ECL), according to a study published online Aug. 13 in Thorax. Aaron Scott, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
(17/08/2018 @ 13:00)
Take Charge of Your Food: Your Health is Your Business  Voir?

Credit: IPSBy Sunita NarainNEW DELHI, Aug 17 2018 (IPS)The minimum we expect from the government is to differentiate between right and wrong. But when it comes to regulating our food, it's like asking for too much. Our latest investigation vouches for this. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)'s pollution monitoring laboratory tested 65 samples of processed food for presence of genetically modified (GM) ingredients.The results are both bad and somewhat good. Of the food samples tested, some 32 per cent were positive for GM markers. That's bad. What's even worse is that we found GM in infant food, which is sold by US pharma firm, Abbott Laboratories, for toddlers with ailments; in one case it was for lactose intolerant infants and the other hypoallergenic—for minimising p...

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(17/08/2018 @ 11:22)
Weekly Postings  Voir?

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Southwest PA Area Health Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA – learn about this AHEC’s amazing program that collaborates with community health centers, public libraries and other community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons. Has your organization developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! It’s Back to School time! NNLM has numerous training opportunities for library staff and others who want to increase their ability to do health programming and provide health information. Many classes are eligible for Consumer Health Information Specializa...

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(17/08/2018 @ 10:00)
WHO announces important changes to multi drug resistant TB treatment  Voir?

In its last-issued guidance in October 2016, the WHO had restricted usage to the breakthrough drug owing to concerns around its effect on the heart (cardio-toxicity). (Source: The Economic Times)

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(17/08/2018 @ 01:00)
Magnetic Drug Targeting May Help Reach CNS Tumors  Voir?

Targeted delivery of nanoparticles may reduce systemic and CNS toxicity in spinal cord tumors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(16/08/2018 @ 17:03)
Florida's toxic algae problem: 'Red tide' and 'green slime'  Voir?

Florida is dealing with a toxic algae problem on multiple fronts. Here's what that means for your health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
(16/08/2018 @ 09:26)
US EPA's Chemical Assessment Guide Creates Contention  Voir?

Scientists and advocacy groups criticize new guidelines that could exclude some academic studies during toxicity reviews. (Source: The Scientist)
(16/08/2018 @ 09:25)
How to stay safe around red tide  Voir?

Red tide is killing off marine life and posing a toxic threat to humans as well. (Source: ABC News: Health)
(16/08/2018 @ 09:14)
Cells agree: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger  Voir?

(Salk Institute) Brief exposures to stressors can be beneficial by prompting cells to trigger sustained production of antioxidants, molecules that help get rid of toxic cellular buildup related to normal metabolism -- findings with potential relevance for age-related diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's and heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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How people and pets can stay safe around red tide  Voir?

Red tide is killing off marine life and posing a toxic threat to humans as well. (Source: ABC News: Health)
(15/08/2018 @ 23:50)
Fracking Water Use Skyrockets, Creating 1,440 Percent More Toxic Wastewater  Voir?

The controversial gas and oil drilling method threatens to exacerbate a looming crisis over water. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
(15/08/2018 @ 19:01)
The Toxicology Investigators Consortium Case Registry-the 2017 Annual Report - Farrugia LA, Rhyee SH, Campleman SL, Judge B, Kao L, Pizon A, Porter L, Riederer AM, Wiegand T, Calello D, Wax PM, Brent J.  Voir?

The Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC) Case Registry was established by the American College of Medical Toxicology in 2010. The Registry collects data from participating sites with the agreement that all bedside medical toxicology consultations wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
(15/08/2018 @ 06:20)
Rattlesnake envenomation in the third trimester of pregnancy - Ghosh N, Henderson JA, Kim HG, Ancar FM.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Snakebites in pregnancy can be life-threatening to both the mother and fetus as a result of inflammatory and toxic properties of the venom. Prompt medical treatment is critical to prevent adverse consequences. CASE: A 26-year-old woman at 37 6/... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(15/08/2018 @ 06:20)
A dual functional cardiomyocyte-based hybrid-biosensor for the detection of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning and paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins - Li H, Wei X, Gu C, Su K, Wan H, Hu N, Wang P.  Voir?

Okadaic acid (OA) and saxitoxin (STX) are typical toxins of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) and paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), respectively, which are highly toxic marine toxins threatening human health and environmental safety. OA is a potent i... (Source: SafetyLit)
(15/08/2018 @ 06:20)
Florida's Gulf Coast Battles Deadly And Smelly Red Tide  Voir?

A toxic algae bloom is killing fish, turtles and dolphins and scaring tourists away from Florida's Gulf Coast.(Image credit: Greg Allen/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
(14/08/2018 @ 22:04)
Officials warn public over use of toxic DNP drug  Voir?

The new warning comes after businessman Bernard Rebelo, from east London, was the first person to be convicted of manslaughter in relation to the sale of DNP pills in June. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(14/08/2018 @ 17:13)
Government ministers should ban Roundup – not sing its praises | Natalie Bennett  Voir?

Th érčse Coffey's ill-judged tweet shows we have still work to do to rid the planet of the glyphosateOn a summer Sunday afternoon, Th érčse Coffey, parliamentary-under secretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), was, it would appear from her Twitter feed, about to do some gardening. Unremarkable, you might think. Parliament is in recess, and parliamentarians are entitled to their leisure like anyone else.But this was political gardening, for before doing so she put out a quite remarkable message: “Getting ready to deploy the amazing Roundup!” it said, with a picture of the bright green bottle of a weedkiller by Monsanto – a multinational companywith a toxic reputation (as even Bayer, which has recently taken it over,acknowledges). The t...

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(14/08/2018 @ 11:30)
Government ministers should ban Roundup – not sing its praises  Voir?

Th érčse Coffey's ill-judged tweet shows we have still work to do to rid the planet of the glyphosateOn a summer Sunday afternoon, Th érčse Coffey, parliamentary-under secretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), was, it would appear from her Twitter feed, about to do some gardening. Unremarkable, you might think. Parliament is in recess, and parliamentarians are entitled to their leisure like anyone else.But this was political gardening, for before doing so she put out a quite remarkable message: “Getting ready to deploy the amazing Roundup!” it said, with a picture of the bright green bottle of a weedkiller by Monsanto – a multinational companywith a toxic reputation (as even Bayer, which has recently taken it over,acknowledges). The t...

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(14/08/2018 @ 11:30)
Cetuximab+RT found to be inferior to standard treatment in HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer  Voir?

(NIH/National Cancer Institute) An interim analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial of patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer found that treatment with radiation therapy and cetuximab is associated with worse overall and progression-free survival compared to the current standard treatment with radiation and cisplatin. The trial was designed to see if cetuximab with radiation would be less toxic than cisplatin with radiation without compromising survival for patients with the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(14/08/2018 @ 05:00)
The medicine of the future against infection and inflammation?  Voir?

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, have in collaboration with colleagues in Copenhagen and Singapore, mapped how the body's own peptides act to reduce infection and inflammation by deactivating the toxic substances formed in the process. The study is published in Nature Communications and the researchers believe their discovery could lead to new drugs against infection and inflammation, for example in wound healing. (Source: World Pharma News)

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(13/08/2018 @ 20:37)
EPA urged to act on toxic chemicals White House called "PR nightmare"  Voir?

At "community engagement sessions" around the country, people are demanding the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for PFAS (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(13/08/2018 @ 18:12)
Calls for action on toxics White House called "PR nightmare"  Voir?

Toxins used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states (Source: ABC News: Health)
(13/08/2018 @ 15:51)
Indiana moms demand answers amid spate of kids' cancer cases  Voir?

Recent testing shows toxic airborne contaminants in homes near former industrial site; state has previously said cases do not comprise a cancer cluster (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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(13/08/2018 @ 13:13)
Toxics from manufacturing turn up in public water systems  Voir?

Toxics used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states (Source: ABC News: Health)
(13/08/2018 @ 06:35)
The medicine of the future against infection and inflammation?  Voir?

(Lund University) Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, have in collaboration with colleagues in Copenhagen and Singapore, mapped how the body's own peptides act to reduce infection and inflammation by deactivating the toxic substances formed in the process. The study is published in Nature Communications and the researchers believe their discovery could lead to new drugs against infection and inflammation, for example in wound healing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(13/08/2018 @ 05:00)
Researchers: Coriander oil is a safe and effective way to treat MRSA superbug infections  Voir?

(Natural News) Food-borne diseases are a common public health concern, and with the prevalence of drug-resistant bacteria, or the so-called “superbugs,” the need for viable solutions is only growing bigger. But nature once again offers an effective solution in the form of coriander oil. Coriander oil is known to be toxic to various strains of pathogenic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(12/08/2018 @ 22:24)
Ditch your toxic-laden toothpaste! Here's a natural way to control dental plaque  Voir?

(Natural News) Science has consistently linked oral health to overall well-being. How you take care of that hole in your face affects how well you feel in general. It seems strange, then, that people take care of such an important body part by filling it with toxic chemicals. Most people have heard of chlorhexidine, the most common... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(12/08/2018 @ 12:46)
The world's most DANGEROUS pediatrician still practicing medicine in Philadelphia says he can safely inject 5 liters of vaccines into children  Voir?

(Natural News) Repeatedly asked to explain why a deadly foreign pig virus called circovirus remains part of the formula for the “RotaTeq” Rotavirus oral vaccine, Dr. Paul Offit, of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has no valid explanation. Offit, the most widely quoted apologist for the toxic jab industry today, recommends the rotavirus vaccine for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(12/08/2018 @ 12:45)
Florida Is Having a 10-Month Streak of Toxic Red Tide  Voir?

Can clay particles, ozone, or phages stop the algae bloom that is killing wildlife and posing a health risk to humans? (Source: The Scientist)
(10/08/2018 @ 17:05)
Florida battling dual ecological disasters ... What aren't they telling residents about the connection between the toxic green algae and red tides?  Voir?

(Natural News) The state of Florida has been hit by more than its fair share of environmental challenges and disasters recently. Having dealt with the devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017, the state went on to endure an unusually harsh winter that saw snowfall in Tallahassee and theme parks shutting down water... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(10/08/2018 @ 12:11)
AI model 'learns' from patient data to make cancer treatment less toxic  Voir?

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers are employing novel machine-learning techniques to improve the quality of life for patients by reducing toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy dosing for glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
(10/08/2018 @ 05:00)
Improving Surgery for Mesothelioma with Glowing Tumor Technology  Voir?

Thoracic surgeon Dr. Sunil Singhal at the Abramson Cancer Center has developed glowing tumor technology that should increase the effectiveness of aggressive surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Singhal has shown recently that by adding a contrast agent that makes tumor cells glow, a more complete surgery can be done. This potentially avoids the now almost-inevitable cancer recurrence. “This is a big deal. We could potentially help a lot of patients with this,” Singhal told Asbestos.com. “It could change the entire field [of surgery for mesothelioma].” Singhal and his colleagues from the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia detailed their recent study of the technique in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Abramson is currently the only cancer ...

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(09/08/2018 @ 23:24)
Smartphone blue light affects your vision by wearing down retina  Voir?

A new study from the University of Toledo has found that blue light absorbed by molecules in our eyes can create toxic chemicals that kill cells and can lead to disorders that cause blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(09/08/2018 @ 23:04)
Court Orders E.P.A. to Ban Chlorpyrifos, Pesticide Tied to Children ' s Health Problems  Voir?

The ruling by a federal appeals court was a major setback for the pesticide industry, which had successfully lobbied the Trump administration to reject a ban. (Source: NYT Health)
(09/08/2018 @ 22:39)
Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds  Voir?

Light from digital devices triggers creation of toxic molecule in the retina that can cause macular degenerationScientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye 's light-sensitive cells that can cause macular degeneration – an incurable condition that affects the middle part of vision.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(09/08/2018 @ 21:20)
Report Claims Asbestos In Crayons, Says Popular School Supplies Contain Dangerous Chemicals  Voir?

(CNN) — Parents may want to take a second look at their children’s school supplies this season. The results of lab tests detailed in a report released Tuesday found traces of asbestos, lead and other dangerous chemicals in a number of popular school supplies. The US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund tested dozens of typical classroom materials for toxins. While most were nontoxic, some crayons, markers and binders received a failing grade. Here are some of the products that tested positive for toxic substances: Playskool crayons (36 count) This box set, purchased at Dollar Tree, has traces of asbestos, the report found. The chemical can appear in the talc that is used in crayon manufacturing, according to the report. If ingested or inhaled, asbestos can cause sever...

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(09/08/2018 @ 21:19)
REVEALED: Six dangerous additives hiding in your food  Voir?

(Natural News) Commercial food products such as prepackaged, quick meals contain high levels of toxic additives, preservatives, and artificial flavors. These can increase the risk of life-threatening diseases such as cancer. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains a list of more than 3,000 ingredients that can be used in food production, which includes items such as artificial... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(09/08/2018 @ 01:21)
Op-Ed: EPA Opens the Door to a Silent Killer — Asbestos  Voir?

This article represents his opinions. The Environmental Protection Agency would like you to think it is taking an “unprecedented” stand against the hazards of asbestos, the mineral that kills nearly 40,000 Americans each year from mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. It is not. In fact, on June 1, the EPA announced a significant new use rule (SNUR) that will allow companies to manufacture, import and process new asbestos-containing products after it evaluates their potential health dangers. The standards to evaluate those health risks, which are included in a nearly 1,500-page document, will focus on possible harm from direct contact with asbestos at the workplace or elsewhere. Prior to this policy change, the EPA imposed strict regulations on the use of asb...

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(08/08/2018 @ 21:57)
ToxTown Redesign  Voir?

You’re invited to visit the new Tox Town at: https://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/. Tox Town offers high quality, consumer-level, non-technical information about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public’s health. Tox Town’s target audience includes the general public, community leaders, educators, and students above elementary-school level. It is a companion to the NLM's extensive information in the TOXNET collection of databases that are typically used by toxicologists and health professionals. Tox Town can be used in curricula that meet state standards in both science and other subjects: Reading, Social Studies, Technology, as well as interdisciplinary lessons.   (Source: MCR News)

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(08/08/2018 @ 20:34)
Predictive Toxicology Roadmap Part 15 Public Meeting  Voir?

September 12, 2018 8:45am-4:15pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
(08/08/2018 @ 14:31)
The under-recognized epidemic: Millions of people are suffering from mercury poisoning  Voir?

(Natural News) Much of the anxiety, depression, and mental illness that plague people today can be traced back to the biochemical changes that take place after repeated exposure to toxic elements such as mercury (Hg). Mercury is one of the most potent neurotoxins, yet it is routinely used in medicine. Millions of people are suffering... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(08/08/2018 @ 12:56)
Medical News Today: Common chemo drug may cause heart toxicity  Voir?

A new study shows that the common chemotherapeutic agent doxorubicin disrupts the immune system as well as the function of the heart and spleen. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(08/08/2018 @ 11:00)
Decrease toxic exposures in your home with these 5 tips  Voir?

(Natural News) Nobody wants to live in a dirty home. You can sweep and wipe as much as you like, but your home can still be “dirty”. More than just dust and grime, toxic chemicals can lurk inside and outside your home. These unhealthy pollutants can harm your family by increasing your risk to disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(08/08/2018 @ 01:20)
Companies: Lead Paint Case Poses Due Process Issues; U.S. High Court Review Needed  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Three former makers of lead-based paint on July 16 filed two separate petitions for writs of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that a California court's decision that denied the companies' consolidated petition for rehearing and affirmed a $1.15 billion ruling holding the companies responsible for public nuisance related to lead-based paint poses concerns in light of the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution (ConAgra Grocery Products Company v. The People of California, No. 18-84, U.S. Sup. and Sherwin-Williams v. California, No. 18-86, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/08/2018 @ 23:41)
Judge Dismisses Gov. Snyder, Some State Employees From Flint Water Crisis Case  Voir?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A federal judge in Michigan on Aug. 1 dismissed Gov. Rick Snyder, the state of Michigan and some state employees from the Flint lead-contaminated water crisis litigation, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to sufficiently allege that those defendants were liable for any injuries because they were unaware of the threat posed by using the Flint River as a source of drinking water (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/08/2018 @ 23:41)
Flint Plaintiffs: Census Order Would 'Undermine' Class Members' Rights  Voir?

DETROIT - The plaintiffs in the Flint lead-contaminated water crisis litigation on July 23 filed a brief in Michigan federal court arguing that an order proposed by co-liaison counsel for the collection of data regarding potential claimants in the litigation "places an unreasonable and unnecessary burden on absent class members for little benefit" (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/08/2018 @ 23:41)
EPA, State Agency, City Of Flint Guilty Of 'Lapses' In Water Crisis, Report Finds  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on July 19 released a report in which it concluded that the circumstances and response to the drinking water contamination in Flint, Mich., "involved implementation and oversight lapses" at the EPA, the state of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the city of Flint. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/08/2018 @ 23:41)
Judge: Lago Agrio Attorney Must Produce Discovery To Show Compliance With Judgment  Voir?

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on July 23 ordered Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who represented a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed, to produce several documents as part of post-judgment discovery to determine whether Donziger has been complying with the nonmonetary provisions of the judgment (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/08/2018 @ 23:41)
6th Circuit Affirms Class Certification For Some Groundwater Claims  Voir?

CINCINNATI - A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 16 affirmed a lower court's decision to deny class certification under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(3), but then certify other issues for class treatment under Rule 23(c)(4) for a lawsuit in which residents contend that they have been harmed by the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in their groundwater (Terry Martin, et al. v. Behr Dayton Thermal Products LLC, et al., No. 17-3663, 6th Cir.; 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 19441). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/08/2018 @ 23:41)
DuPont To Pay $3.1M To EPA To Settle Claims Related To Fatal Chemical Spill  Voir?

HOUSTON - E.I. du Pont de Nemours& Co. on July 23 agreed to pay $3.1 million to the Environmental Protection Agency to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act (CAA) when it accidentally released methyl mercaptan (MeSH) at the company's chemical plant in La Porte, Texas, causing the death of four employees and injuring six others (United States v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, No. 18-2545, S.D. Texas). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/08/2018 @ 23:41)
Panel: Groundwater Case Valid; Agency's Dismissal Argument Without Merit  Voir?

HARRISBURG, Pa. - In an unpublished opinion, a panel of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on July 25 denied the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) motion to dismiss a groundwater contamination case brought by advocates for the environment, ruling that the plaintiffs had alleged sufficient facts and that the DEP's argument that the court lacked jurisdiction was without merit (Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, No. 525MD2017, Pa. Cmwlth.; 2017 Pa. Commw. Unpub. LEXIS 404). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/08/2018 @ 23:41)
Panel Remands, Says Agency Violated Law When It Granted License For Uranium Mine  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A panel of the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 20 ruled that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission did not comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it approved a license for a uranium mine, and it remanded the matter to the NRC for further proceedings consistent with NEPA in response to an Indian tribe's concerns over groundwater contamination (Oglala Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, et al., No. 17-1059, D.C. Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 20215). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/08/2018 @ 23:41)
CSX To Pay $2.7M To Settle Claims Stemming From Spill After Derailment  Voir?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - CSX Transportation Inc. on July 24 agreed in West Virginia federal court to pay $2.7 million to resolve claims that an oil spill caused by a derailment of 109 rail cars in 2009 resulted in violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the West Virginia Water Pollution Control Act (WPCA) and the West Virginia Groundwater Protection Act (GPA) (United States, et al. v. CSX Transportation Inc., No. 18-cv-1175, S.D. W.Va.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/08/2018 @ 23:41)
Grand Jury Indicts Arkema, CEO For Texas Plant's Chemical Release During Hurricane  Voir?

LIBERTY, Texas - The district attorney for Harris County, Texas on Aug. 3 announced that a grand jury has indicted chemical manufacturer Arkema North America, its chief executive officer and a plant manager for contamination of the air and the local water supply after the company's plant was damaged in Hurricane Harvey and released multiple chemical and volatile organic compounds. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/08/2018 @ 23:41)
Judge Allows Defense Expert To Testify, Denies Dismissal In Lead Paint Lawsuit  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - A federal judge in Wisconsin on July 18 denied a motion to exclude expert opinion for the former makers of lead-based paint brought by residents who contend that they have been poisoned by it, and the judge also denied summary judgment motions filed by E.I. du Pont de Nemours& Co. seeking to dismiss the case on grounds that it could not have contributed to the plaintiffs' alleged injuries (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/08/2018 @ 23:41)
Maryland Panel: Evidence Does Not Support Lead-Based Paint Injury Claim  Voir?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on July 24 affirmed a lower court ruling and concluded that a man's circumstantial evidence that he was poisoned by exposure to lead-based paint while living in an apartment did not establish the inference that the property contained lead-based paint (Drayon Tindall v. Stanley Rochkind, et al., No. 419, Md. Spec. App.; 2018 Md. App. LEXIS 723). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/08/2018 @ 23:41)
U.S. Attorney General Can Intervene In MTBE Contamination Suit, Judge Says  Voir?

BALTIMORE - A federal judge in Maryland on July 30 ruled that the U.S. attorney general can intervene in a suit brought by the state of Maryland against 69 sellers of gasoline containing the additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), which allegedly contaminated water in the state, finding that the attorney general can present evidence as to whether Section 1503 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 is constitutional (Maryland v. Exxon Mobil Corp., et al., No. ELH-18-459, D. Md., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127475). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/08/2018 @ 23:41)
Pennsylvania High Court Refuses To Hear Appeal In Environmental Dispute  Voir?

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The majority of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on July 18 denied an insurer's petition for review in an environmental contamination coverage dispute on the basis that the trial court's continuous trigger ruling was not a final ruling (Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Co. v. Johnson Matthey Inc., et al., No. 24 MAP 2017, Pa. Sup., 2018 Pa. LEXIS 3670). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/08/2018 @ 23:41)
More natural pollution solutions: Enzymes from horse radish found to effectively remove phenols from polluted waters  Voir?

(Natural News) Scientists continue to search for more natural solutions to address water pollution. A group of scientists aimed to find an eco-friendly, economical, and effective biological way of removing phenolic compounds in water polluted by industrial wastes. In their study, which was published in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(07/08/2018 @ 18:55)
Crayons Sold by Dollar Tree, Amazon Test Positive for Asbestos  Voir?

A recent test from a consumer advocacy group found toxic levels of asbestos — a mineral that can lead to lung cancer and mesothelioma if inhaled or ingested — in a popular brand of crayons sold by Dollar Tree, Amazon.com and other retailers. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) Education Fund tested 36 packs of Playskool crayons purchased from a Dollar Tree store in Chicago. All contained dangerous amounts of tremolite asbestos fibers, according to Kara Cook-Schultz, toxics director for U.S. PIRG. The results were part of U.S. PIRG's “Safer School Supplies: Shopping Guide,” released Tuesday. “We were testing a variety of different back-to-school products so people could make some wise decisions on what to buy,” Cook-Schultz told Asbestos.com. “We weren't re...

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(07/08/2018 @ 18:50)
Health officials agree radioactive waste in St. Louis area may be linked to cancer  Voir?

The federal government confirms some people in the St. Louis area may have a higher risk of getting cancer. A recent health report found some residents who grew up in areas contaminated by radioactive wastes decades ago may have increased risk for bone and lung cancers, among other types of the disease. The assessment was conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a branch of the CDC. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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(07/08/2018 @ 15:11)
Could Ozone Emerge as Sterilization Method of Choice for Advanced Medtech?  Voir?

Anacail Ltd., a start-up spun out of the University of Glasgow, is developing a new approach to sterilizing medical devices using ozone. The company reported that it has been awarded a grant through Innovate UK to develop a high-throughput, scalable, and environmentally benign process. During the two-year project, Anacail aims to integrate ozone sterilization and packaging into a single process. Dick Barton, senior product engineer for Anacail, tells MD+DI that alternatives to traditional technologies such as EtO, radiation, and steam sterilization are needed for today’s medtech technologies. “Modern medical and life science products are increasingly sophisticated devices in terms of materials such as advanced polymers and novel surface coatings. Further...

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(07/08/2018 @ 13:44)
Health officials agree radioactive waste and cancer may be linked  Voir?

The federal government confirms some people in the St. Louis area may have a higher risk of getting cancer. A recent health report found some residents who grew up in areas contaminated by radioactive wastes decades ago may have increased risk for bone and lung cancers, among other types of the disease. The assessment was conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a branch of the CDC. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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(07/08/2018 @ 13:07)
A scientific dating game: biologists play RNA-protein matchmakers  Voir?

(University of Texas at Dallas) Virtually all functions in our bodies require precise interactions between radically different types of molecules. The vast majority of the time, these encounters yield nothing, but a special few sustain life as we know it. Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are pursuing what differentiates a fruitful encounter from a dud. Their ultimate goal is to prevent the relationships that become toxic and result in disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(07/08/2018 @ 05:00)
Cardiac Surveillance in Breast Cancer Survivors Who Received IMC Radiation?  Voir?

Internal mammary chain radiation therapy for breast cancer is associated with increased cardiac toxicity, in particular when paired with anthracyclines. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(06/08/2018 @ 16:45)
Here we go again: Michigan declares state of emergency after cancer-causing chemical confirmed in the public water supply  Voir?

(Natural News) The state of Michigan has declared a local state of emergency in the city of Parchment after high levels of toxic perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were found in the municipal water source there. On July 26, residents were told to stop drinking water after tests showed that the city's water supply had... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(06/08/2018 @ 12:01)
Biggest LIES of 2018 – including toxic twists of news about medicine, food, agriculture and politics  Voir?

(Natural News) If you repeat a lie over and over, no matter how big and preposterous, people start believing it. That’s why the mass media has so much power, and the Big Food and Big Pharma corporations with all the money for advertising and fake news keep the sheeple consuming toxic food, noxious medicine, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(06/08/2018 @ 12:00)
Here are the best naturally detoxifying foods you can eat every day  Voir?

(Natural News) Every day you end up absorbing toxic substances from your surroundings that impair your health. Your body naturally removes these toxins, but you can give it a boost by eating certain types of food. An article in Paleohacks listed the ten best foods that can naturally detoxify your body. The first is sauerkraut,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(06/08/2018 @ 11:22)
Toxicity of muscimol and ibotenic acid containing mushrooms reported to a regional poison control center from 2002-2016 - Moss MJ, Hendrickson RG.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Amanita muscaria (AM) and A. pantherina (AP) contain ibotenic acid and muscimol and may cause both excitatory and sedating symptoms. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are not classically described but have been reported. There are relatively few r... (Source: SafetyLit)
(06/08/2018 @ 10:41)
Sex differences in poisonings among older adults: an analysis of the Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC) Registry, 2010 to 2016 - Beauchamp GA, Carey JL, Adams T, Wier A, Col ón MF, Cook M, Cannon R, Katz KD, Greenberg MR.  Voir?

PURPOSE: Adults aged>65 years are susceptible to intentional and unintentional poisoning, with contributing factors that include polypharmacy, comorbidity, susceptibility to medication error, and gaps in research. Although toxicologists are often tasked w... (Source: SafetyLit)
(06/08/2018 @ 10:41)
Doxorubicin disrupts the immune system to cause heart toxicity  Voir?

(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug used in ovarian, bladder, lung, thyroid and stomach cancers, but it carries a harmful side effect. The drug causes a dose-dependent heart toxicity that can lead to congestive heart failure. Researchers have found an important contributor to that heart pathology -- disruption of the metabolism that controls immune responses in the spleen and heart. This dysregulated immunometabolism impairs resolution of inflammation, and chronic, non-resolving inflammation leads to advanced heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(06/08/2018 @ 05:00)
Next-generation metabolomics may facilitate the discovery of new antidepressants  Voir?

(Bentham Science Publishers) Antidepressants have become one of the most commonly prescribed drugs. With the technical advances in analytical instruments, metabolomics is entering into a 'next generation' phase. Dr. Li and colleagues from the University of California, San Diego, USA have summarized the analytical platforms of next-generation metabolomics (NGM) and its main applications in antidepressant R&D. In particular, they demonstrate the low toxicity and multi-targets of albiflorin using NGM, which might facilitate this botanical medicine to be a new class of antidepressant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(06/08/2018 @ 05:00)
Control weeds naturally with vinegar  Voir?

(Natural News) If you want to use a natural and non-toxic weed killer in your garden or homestead, try some horticultural vinegar. You can use this kind of vinegar to keep your garden free of weeds. It is effective for weed control and it is also an eco-friendly option that does not include any harmful... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(05/08/2018 @ 07:02)
Surgeons' 'toxic' rows added to mortality rate, says report  Voir?

A report into the cardiac unit at a London hospital said the team was consumed by a "dark force". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
(04/08/2018 @ 06:50)
Trump administration lifts ban on pesticides linked to declining bee numbers  Voir?

Environmentalists say lifting the restriction poses a grave threat to pollinating insectsThe Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides linked to declining bee populations and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges where farming is permitted.Environmentalists, who had sued to bring about the two-year-old ban, said on Friday that lifting the restriction poses a grave threat to pollinating insects and other sensitive creatures relying on toxic-free habitats afforded by wildlife refuges.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(04/08/2018 @ 04:03)
Are Clinicians Discussing Financial Toxicity With Breast Cancer Patients?  Voir?

Many breast cancer patients report that clinicians do not engage adequately regarding management of financial toxicity associated with their diagnosis, according to a new survey. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(03/08/2018 @ 21:45)
Mushrooms of the Far East hold promise for the anti-cancer therapy  Voir?

Mushrooms from the Far East area contain the natural chemical compounds, which could be used for the design of the novel drugs with highly specific anti-tumor activities and low-toxicity. These compounds may offer new avenues for oncology, providing us with either stand-alone alternatives to chemotherapy, chemopreventive medicines, or drugs to be used in combination with other therapies. (Source: World Pharma News)

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(03/08/2018 @ 09:00)
Mushroom poisoning epidemiology in the United States - Brandenburg WE, Ward KJ.  Voir?

Ingestion of wild and potentially toxic mushrooms is common in the United States and many other parts of the world. US poison centers have been logging cases of mushroom exposure in The National Poison Data System (NPDS) annual publications for over 30 yea... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(03/08/2018 @ 06:23)
Online now: Expert webinar series on animal-free inhalation toxicity testing  Voir?

(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Collaboration between the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd., industry, government, and nonprofit groups has resulted in a 17-part free webinar series highlighting modern non-animal testing approaches for assessing the toxicity of inhaled substances. The webinar presentations, released online today, detail the ways in which cutting-edge computational models and human cell-based testing systems can be used to reduce and replace the use of animals in inhalation testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(03/08/2018 @ 05:00)
Flour made from orchid tubers can protect the liver from drug-induced toxicity  Voir?

(Natural News) A severe side effect of drug treatment is liver damage. In some cases, a specific medication that a physician may have prescribed to treat a disease may make it worse for your liver – the organ primarily responsible for purifying toxins in the blood. One such case is isoniazid, a commonly used drug for treating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(03/08/2018 @ 04:53)
"Red tide" toxic algae in Florida can cause health problems  Voir?

Thousands of fish, eels and turtles are dying in southwest Florida. The suspected culprit is a toxic algae bloom known as "red tide." CBS News national correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(03/08/2018 @ 01:12)
Moon Dust a Health Hazard?  Voir?

The findings suggest that breathing toxic dust, even tiny amounts, could pose a health peril to future astronauts traveling to airless planets, according to the researchers from Stony Brook University in New York. (Source: WebMD Health)
(02/08/2018 @ 21:02)
Tackling drug delivery challenges with TissueGen 's implantable fibers  Voir?

TissueGen‘s chief scientist and co-founder, Kevin Nelson, told Drug Delivery Business News the story behind the company he founded in 2000 and its drug delivery technology, the Elute fiber.  DDBN: How did TissueGen get its start? Nelson: In 1996, while faculty in biomedical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, I was working with Dr. Robert Eberhart at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.  Together, we collaborated with a team to develop a biodegradable vascular stent that had the potential to deliver a live virus to the arterial wall. Simultaneously, I was working with Dr. Nathan Schwade at the Callier Center, Texas Woman's University to develop a method to deliver non-toxic drugs to the inner ear.  The cross-pollination of these two pro...

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(02/08/2018 @ 19:37)
Record'Red Tide' Of Toxic Algae Is Killing Wildlife In Florida  Voir?

Dozens of manatees and hundreds of sea turtles have died in the longest-running red tide outbreak since 2006. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
(02/08/2018 @ 15:13)
Top 6 "other ingredients" found in common groceries that will ALARM you when you find out about their toxicity  Voir?

(Natural News) You’ve seen it before, that little section of non-food elements listed under the part of the food label that lists the ingredients. Ever think that “other ingredients” are NOT food at all, and that’s why they must have their own section? You’re right. So why then are they allowed in food products if... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(02/08/2018 @ 10:46)
Mushrooms of the far east hold promise for the anti-cancer therapy  Voir?

(Far Eastern Federal University) Mushrooms from the Far East area contain the natural chemical compounds, which could be used for the design of the novel drugs with highly specific anti-tumor activities and low-toxicity. These compounds may offer new avenues for oncology, providing us with either stand-alone alternatives to chemotherapy, chemopreventive medicines, or drugs to be used in combination with other therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(02/08/2018 @ 05:00)
Drinking Too Much Alcohol (And Too Little) Is Linked to Dementia  Voir?

To drink or not to drink when it comes to your health really depends on a few important factors, including how much you imbibe and what health issues you’re concerned about. Alcohol in moderation can lower the risk of heart disease for some people, as well as reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and gallstones. But excessive drinking — more than about a drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men — is also linked to several types of cancer, including breast, colon, pharynx, larynx and esophageal. Too much alcohol can also take a toll on the liver. Some studies have also suggested that moderate drinking may be good for the brain, but most of these focused on elderly people and their recent drinking habits, making it hard to draw any conclusions about the effect of li...

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(01/08/2018 @ 23:30)
New tuberculosis treatment could help tackle global epidemic  Voir?

One quarter of the world 's population has latent tuberculosis - with 10.4m new cases and 1.7m deaths reported in 2016 aloneA new, shorter and safer drug regime for latent tuberculosis could help curb the global epidemic by increasing the numbers successfully treated and reducing the pool of infection, researchers believe.Two groundbreaking studies, one in adults and the other in children, have trialled a less toxic drug than the one in current use worldwide for latent TB and cut the treatment time from nine months to four.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(01/08/2018 @ 22:00)
Toxic heavy metal contamination from cadmium in the soil stresses rice crops and threatens both crop viability and food safety  Voir?

(Natural News) A study published in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology has revealed that the current progress of scientific literature regarding the effects of cadmium accumulation in soil, coupled with the development of various procedures to treat it, significantly aids toxin-free rice production. Led by researchers from the South China Agricultural University and Sierra Leone Agricultural Research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(01/08/2018 @ 18:15)
Acute organophosphate poisoning: 17 years of experience of the National Poison Control Center in Serbia - Slavica V, Dubravko B, Milan J.  Voir?

Based on human toxicity studies, by appropriate regulatory decisions, the number of organophosphates (OP) on Serbian market has reduced significantly over the last two decades, followed by a gradual decrease in the number of poisonings by organophoshates, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(01/08/2018 @ 16:02)
Toxicology Rounds: Powdered Caffeine Can Pack a Poisonous Punch  Voir?

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
(01/08/2018 @ 06:00)
Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans  Voir?

(University of Toronto) Earth scientists exploring how ocean chemistry has evolved found similarities between an event 55 million years ago and current predicted trajectories of planet temperatures, with regards to inputs of CO2 into the atmosphere and oxygen levels in the oceans. As the oceans warm, oxygen decreases while hydrogen sulfide increases, making the oceans toxic and putting marine species at risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(01/08/2018 @ 05:00)
ADM Animal Nutrition Recalls Mintrate Ž 36-15 Breed Right Cattle Tub - A specific lot of product may contain elevated levels of non-protein nitrogen, could harm cattle  Voir?

ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), is recalling 200-pound tubs of Mintrate Ž 36-15 Breed Right Tub cattle feed, product number 54549AAA6H, because the product may contain elevated levels of non-protein nitrogen, which could be harmful to cattle. Excessive levels of non-protein nitrogen can be toxic to cattle and can cause muscle tremors (especially of face and ears), abdominal pain, bloat, frothy salivation, excessive urination, teeth grinding, incoordination, weakness, shortness of breath and possible death. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)

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(31/07/2018 @ 16:36)
ADM Animal Nutrition Recalls Mintrate Ž 36-15 Breed Right Cattle Tub - A specific lot of product may contain elevated levels of non-protein nitrogen, could harm cattle  Voir?

ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), is recalling 200-pound tubs of Mintrate Ž 36-15 Breed Right Tub cattle feed, product number 54549AAA6H, because the product may contain elevated levels of non-protein nitrogen, which could be harmful to cattle. Excessive levels of non-protein nitrogen can be toxic to cattle and can cause muscle tremors (especially of face and ears), abdo minal pain, bloat, frothy salivation, excessive urination, teeth grinding, incoordination, weakness, shortness of breath and possible death. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)

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(31/07/2018 @ 16:36)
11 Reasons Not to Classify Perpetrators of Abuse as ‘Monsters'  Voir?

For the purposes of ease of language I will be referring to perpetrators with male gendered pronouns, and victims/survivors with female gendered pronouns. This is not to deny the fact that not all abusers are male and that not all victims and survivors are female. But, simply to make things flow semantically. As a therapist working with trauma, I sit across from clients every week who are straining to make sense of abuse. One of their most complicated questions is, “Was the abuse intentional, and what does this mean about the perpetrator of that abuse?” They tell me about positive traits he possesses. He is an activist, a good friend, he has a great sense of humor, goes out of his way for others, he has some really great qualities. Which side of him is real? What box should he be put ...

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(31/07/2018 @ 15:00)
The future of our parks is not looking rosy  Voir?

Rose Westall is a UNISON member who contacted us last year to tell us about the demise of her local park. “It’s already isolating being a first-time mum in a village” she says, “now it’s even harder having no play facilities. “The play area has been closed since December 2016 due to vandalism of a small area, not the whole site. I have chased this up with the clerk and was told it would be sorted by March. It hasn’t. “What makes it especially hard is we live in a rural village and all other parks are at least a 15-minute drive away.” Rose isn't the only one to witness the demise of her local park, and new data shows more could be about to follow suit. UNISON used Freedom of Information laws to ask local authorities about how much the...

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(31/07/2018 @ 12:49)
The future for parks is not looking rosy  Voir?

Rose Westall is a UNISON member who contacted us last year to tell us about the demise of her local park. “It’s already isolating being a first-time mum in a village” she says, “now it’s even harder having no play facilities.” “The play area has been closed since December 2016 due to vandalism of a small area, not the whole site. I have chased this up with the clerk and was told it would be sorted by March. It hasn’t. “What makes it especially hard is we live in a rural village and all other parks are at least a 15-minute drive away.” Rose isn't the only one to witness the demise of her local park, and new data shows more could be about to follow suit. UNISON used Freedom of Information laws to ask local authorities about how much ...

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(31/07/2018 @ 12:49)
One of the most precious spices in the world, saffron can be used as an alternative cancer treatment  Voir?

(Natural News) A botanical review published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism has concluded that various compounds found in saffron – inarguable one of the world’s most precious spices – show remarkable anti-cancer effects. What’s more, these compounds display selective toxicity against cells; that is, they ultimately kill cancer varieties without harming normal ones. To... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(31/07/2018 @ 11:22)
Secondary disasters and toxicological effects of fire - Bulut M.  Voir?

A disaster is a serious disruption of the functioning of a community. Secondary disasters often occur following the destructive disasters, such as flood, fire, explosion and diffuse of poison gas, etc. Harmful substances enter the body via respire, contami... (Source: SafetyLit)
(31/07/2018 @ 11:17)
Sarin as a chemical warfare agent and its cultural impacts - ŕ‡evik FE, Tŕźrkmen Z, Kirbaş D.  Voir?

Chemicals that are found in solid, liquid or gas form and harm the living creatures due to its chemical properties are called chemical warfare agents. Chemical warfare agents are the chemicals with high toxicity potential that are used for the purposes of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(31/07/2018 @ 11:17)
Mushroom poisoning - Kara BA, Dedeo ğlu AE.  Voir?

Just like in our country mushroom poisoning (mushroom toxicity) is considerably prevalent and it is commonly encountered throughout the world. Different types of toxins found in mushroom may cause serious and severe poisoning and rapid death. Mushroom toxi... (Source: SafetyLit)
(31/07/2018 @ 11:17)
Phthalates found in plastic food packaging linked to chronic disease  Voir?

(Natural News) The plastic packaging you use for storing your food contains toxic chemicals that will endanger your health. In an article in Natural Health 365, Australian researchers reported finding evidence that phthalates can lead to chronic diseases. A joint study by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(31/07/2018 @ 03:59)
Radiation Therapy Can Increase Mesothelioma Survival Time  Voir?

Too many patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma are going without adjuvant radiotherapy that could extend their lives significantly, according to Dr. Bin Teh at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. Teh is the senior author of a recent study — the largest of its kind — that examined the role and extent of radiation therapy in the overall treatment of mesothelioma. He and his colleagues found only 3.1 percent of patients diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma underwent radiotherapy treatment in combination with aggressive surgery. “Surgery plus radiation improves overall survival,” Teh, vice chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Houston Methodist, told Asbestos.com. “I was surprised at how little it was used overall. I would really like to see more than 3 percent rece...

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(30/07/2018 @ 16:58)
Clinical consequences of toxic envenomation by spiders - Vetter RS.  Voir?

Spider venom is being researched for its potential use in applications such as insecticides, to better understand the dynamics of neuronal ion channel physiology and as potential remedies to counter antibiotic resistant bacteria. However, spider venom is m... (Source: SafetyLit)
(30/07/2018 @ 16:17)
Compounds in saffron found to demonstrate toxicity against cancer cells  Voir?

(Natural News) Saffron is a small, perennial spice derived from the flower of the Crocus sativis (more commonly known as the “saffron crocus”). Considered to be the world's most expensive spice due to its rarity, saffron holds the claim in being a highly beloved medicinal herb as well. A botanical review of the food item... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/07/2018 @ 10:45)
Tracing toxic legacies: GIS and the dispersed violence of Agent Orange - Grinberg D.  Voir?

This article will discuss the U.S. military's spraying of toxic defoliants over Vietnam from 1961 to 1971. It will first frame these attacks' diffuse material and cultural legacies through the concept of dispersed violence. By incorporating multiple spatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
(28/07/2018 @ 07:02)
Fire Rips Through Forests Around Libby Asbestos Site  Voir?

Specially trained firefighters, equipped with high-tech gear designed to prevent the inhalation of toxic asbestos fibers, continued battling forest fires into the weekend near Libby, Montana. The blaze remains at least a mile from the now-closed W.R. Grace vermiculite mine, but firefighters continued working with their full-faced respirators in the asbestos-laced forest. Libby is home to the longest-running, man-made environmental disaster in American history, stemming from more than 70 years (1919-1990) of mining vermiculite tainted by toxic asbestos. Hundreds of miners and nearby residents have died from asbestos-related diseases, and thousands more have been sickened. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleanup project, and its Libby Superfund site, is just now ending. Forest fir...

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(27/07/2018 @ 21:23)
Q & A: Hives in the City  Voir?

Is urban honey tainted by pollution? (Source: NYT Health)

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(27/07/2018 @ 19:17)
Many cleaning products, especially those billed as "antibacterial," contain toxic chemicals that cause physical damage  Voir?

(Natural News) Although may appear harmless, cleaning products, especially those labeled as “antibacterial,” contain various toxic chemicals, allergens, and irritants that are deadly when used long-term, according to an article published on the website NaturalHealth365.com. Some of the commonly used toxic ingredients in these many cleaning products are the following: Parabens – Used as preservatives in soaps, parabens... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/07/2018 @ 11:15)
DFG awards prize for two alternatives to animal experiments  Voir?

(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Ursula M. H ठndel Prize to be awarded to toxicologist Ellen Fritsche and mathematician, physicist and medical scientist Hamid R. Noori / Award ceremony on Nov. 23, 2018 in Berlin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(27/07/2018 @ 05:00)
Farming for healthier cucumbers? Using potassium phosphite as part of your organic fertilizer helps them grow stronger  Voir?

(Natural News) With more stories being published on the dangers of pesticide-ridden crops, most of us are trying to adopt a more natural lifestyle. While a complete conversion to an all-organic eating plan may be hard, the least we can do is to not eat or avoid vegetables that are laden with toxic chemicals. Most... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/07/2018 @ 03:45)
PCR-RFLP method for rapid discrimination of toxic plants involved in food poisoning - Shinozaki J, Kazuma K, Satake M, Kondo K, Konno K.  Voir?

Food poisoning caused by natural toxins, especially poisonous plants, is characterized by severe symptoms and a relatively high mortality rate. Therefore, rapid and accurate identification of the causative agent is extremely important. From plant toxin foo... (Source: SafetyLit)
(27/07/2018 @ 02:23)
A survival case of intravenous paraquat intoxication: A case report - Chen CW, Wu YH, Chien SC, Lin JC.  Voir?

RATIONALE: Paraquat, an agent highly toxic to humans and animals, is a widely used herbicide and also commonly used for suicide attempts in Taiwan. The most common route of intoxication is oral ingestion, and parenteral poisoning is respectively rare. PATI... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(27/07/2018 @ 02:23)
Nothing Good for Older Lung Cancer Patients From Add-On Cisplatin  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Two trials show no survival benefit and more toxicity (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
(26/07/2018 @ 23:35)
MA woman reveals how she developed deadly toxic shock syndrome  Voir?

Amanda Stanley, 37, of Massachusetts, was left fighting for her life after a small piece of tampon left inside her caused the potentially deadly bacterial infection, toxic shock syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(26/07/2018 @ 12:15)
Mother-of-two left 24 hours from death after contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome  Voir?

Amanda Stanley, 37, of Massachusetts, was left fighting for her life after a small piece of tampon left inside her caused the potentially deadly bacterial infection, toxic shock syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(26/07/2018 @ 09:54)
A proper detox can reset your hormones and get your health back on track  Voir?

(Natural News) Detoxifying the body involves minimizing incoming toxins and helping the body more efficiently remove chemicals, hormones, toxicants, and other environmental compounds. The main body organ that benefits during a detox is the liver. A detox helps remove substances that stress the organ and provide it with the best nutrients for it to function effectively.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(26/07/2018 @ 05:03)
New Drug Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's  Voir?

A promising new drug appears to be especially good at sopping up toxic pieces of beta amyloid protein that stick together in the brain and form the clumps that are a key characteristic of Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)

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(26/07/2018 @ 02:12)
New'Double Hit' Strategy May Provide New, Minimally Toxic Therapies For Breast Cancer  Voir?

New research has identified a potential new target for therapies that could be used in triple-negative breast cancer, while sparing healthy cells. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
(25/07/2018 @ 21:11)
Efficacy of Nivolumab in a Patient with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma and End-Stage Renal Disease on Dialysis  Voir?

Treatment of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis poses a therapeutic challenge, particularly as this patient group was excluded from the pivotal clinical trials. In addition, there is uncertainty regarding drug dosing/pharmacokinetics, lack of safety and efficacy data, and potential for increased toxicity when using targeted therapy or immunotherapy for the management of patients with mRCC on dialysis.07/25/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)

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(25/07/2018 @ 16:44)
DEET Is the Most Effective Bug Spray. But Is It Safe?  Voir?

Sure, itchy bug bites are a nuisance. But for those living in parts of the country where mosquito or tick-borne illnesses are common—and these days, that’s most of us—bug-repellent sprays and liquids are an important safeguard against Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other serious health conditions. The annual number of people sickened by mosquitos or tick bites has more than tripled since 2004, according to the CDC. The World Health Organization has concluded that climate change is a likely contributor to these increases, which are predicted to continue as warmer global temperatures expand the habitats of mosquitos, ticks and other disease-spreading bugs. For all of these reasons, more and more people are looking for safe and effective ways to keep biting bugs at bay. ...

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(25/07/2018 @ 14:35)
Violence, ignorance, hate and socialism – Find out how TOXIC foods and noxious medicines are fueling Leftist derangement across America  Voir?

(Natural News) Want to live in a country that has no police, no laws, no freedom of speech, no freedom of press, no freedom of religion, and no right to bear arms? Then move to some third world country, find a cave to dwell in, carve out a club and some spears, and pray that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(25/07/2018 @ 12:41)
Copycats and Contrarians review – should we follow the herd?  Voir?

What 's behind our tendency to go with the crowd, sensible thinking or emotion? And what are its dangers?No one likes to think of themselves as one of life 's sheep. And yet, Michelle Baddeley suggests, there are many circumstances where following the herd is the smart option, because it saves you the bother of decision-making from scratch. Say you're after a new fridge freezer. Instead of exhaustively researching the topic, you could just buy the one that everyone in your street has got. Chances are that your neighbours have done all the grunt work of comparing thermostats and drip trays and you can simply benefit from their expertise. The time you save could be more usefully employed in learning Mandarin or cooking delicious midweek dinners .What 's being enacted here, she explai...

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(25/07/2018 @ 11:59)
Curbs on legal highs cut need for hospital care, study suggests  Voir?

(University of Edinburgh) Fewer people sought hospital treatment for the toxic effects of so-called legal highs following temporary restrictions, a study based at an Edinburgh hospital suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(25/07/2018 @ 05:00)
Cancer's Oft Neglected Discussion: Cost  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Patients report unmet needs in discussing financial toxicity of treatment (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
(24/07/2018 @ 23:35)
Natural, non-toxic hair dyes now being made from blackcurrant skins  Voir?

(Natural News) Planning to dye your hair? Try using blackcurrant. A team of researchers at the University of Leeds developed a hair dye using the skins of blackcurrant. The study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, has found that hair dyes made from blackcurrant skins are safer and more sustainable than chemically-made hair... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(24/07/2018 @ 22:34)
Third-degree burns following contact with Giant Hogweed  Voir?

Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegassianum)shutterstock.com/jps 3.5 out of 5 stars Keeping pace with the media; Giant Hogweed burns — a case series and comprehensive review. Baker BG et al. Burns 2017;43:933-938 Abstract   Earlier this month, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that an incoming student preparing for his freshman year at Virginia Tech suffered third-degree burns to his face and arm after he came into contact with a Giant Hogweed plant (Heracleum mantegassianum). “The top layer of skin on the left side of his face was basically gone and appeared to be like a really bad burn that had already peeled,” the victim’s brother told the paper. A photograph of the victim’s face is quite impressive. It can be seen by clicking here. This recent article re...

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(24/07/2018 @ 21:18)
Epidemiological study on accidental poisonings in children from northeast Romania - Nistor N, Frasinariu OE, Rugin ă A, Ciomaga IM, Jitareanu C, Streanga V.  Voir?

Accidental poisonongs are an important cause of morbidity and even mortality, especially in young children.We performed a retrospective observational study on a group of children admitted at the Regional Center of Toxicology at the Children's Emergency Hos... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(24/07/2018 @ 17:02)
An investigation into the rate and mechanism of incident of work-related confined space fatalities - Selman J, Spickett J, Jansz J, Mullins B.  Voir?

Confined spaces are defined by a particular set of hazards which include oxygen deficiency, toxic airborne contaminants, flammable atmospheres, the risk of engulfment in free-flowing solids and liquids, and physical hazards such as working at heights, elec... (Source: SafetyLit)
(24/07/2018 @ 17:02)
Regional evacuation modeling for toxic-cloud releases and its application in strategy assessment of evacuation warning - Gai W, Du Y, Deng Y.  Voir?

An assessment framework for an evacuation warning based on regional evacuation modeling for toxic-cloud releases is provided in this paper, which considers the impact of evacuation-warning dissemination and the calculation of health consequences. The model... (Source: SafetyLit)
(24/07/2018 @ 17:02)
Financial Toxicity: Still Not Discussed With Cancer Patients Financial Toxicity: Still Not Discussed With Cancer Patients  Voir?

Despite increased awareness of high costs and the problems they can create for cancer patients, the topic is still not being adequately addressed by healthcare providers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(24/07/2018 @ 13:13)
Women, are you aware of these TOXINS found in common feminine products?  Voir?

(Natural News) While there are various feminine products on the market, not many women are aware that some of them contain toxins. What’s a girl to do when the very thing that is supposed to make her monthly period easier to bear actually contains dangerous chemicals that can cause health problems? Toxic exposure from feminine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(24/07/2018 @ 10:54)
Averting toxic chats: Computer model predicts when online conversations turn sour  Voir?

(Cornell University) The internet offers the potential for constructive dialogue and cooperation, but online conversations too often degenerate into personal attacks. In hopes that those attacks can be averted, Cornell University researchers have created a model to predict which civil conversations might take a turn and derail. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(24/07/2018 @ 05:00)
Blue green algae dogs warning: What does blue green algae look like, is it dangerous?  Voir?

BLUE-GREEN algae is currently a major health risk as high summer temperatures encourage growth of the toxic plant. What does blue-green algae look like and is it dangerous? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
(23/07/2018 @ 23:11)
Food Additives a Toxic Mix for Kids  Voir?

A growing mound of scientific evidence has linked changes in children's hormone systems to chemicals used to preserve, package and enhance food. The changes can alter their normal development and increase their risk of childhood obesity, the new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement argues. (Source: WebMD Health)

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(23/07/2018 @ 18:55)
Doctors don't always recognize ‘financial toxicity' of cancer  Voir?

(Reuters Health) - U.S. doctors must realize that many cancer patients battle "financial toxicity" along with their disease, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(23/07/2018 @ 16:38)
Food Additives a Toxic Mix for Kids  Voir?

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 -- Chemicals used to preserve, package and enhance food can harm children's health, a leading pediatricians'group says. A growing mound of scientific evidence has linked these chemicals to changes in children's hormone... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(23/07/2018 @ 10:00)
Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians ' Group Says  Voir?

Eat more fruits and vegetables, don ' t put plastic containers in the microwave or dishwasher and check recycling codes to reduce exposure to chemicals. (Source: NYT Health)
(23/07/2018 @ 05:01)
Greater efforts are needed to address 'financial toxicity' of cancer treatment  Voir?

(Wiley) In addition to facing new concerns about their health, individuals who are diagnosed with cancer often worry about the financial burdens of treatment. A new study indicates that many patients feel that such 'financial toxicity' is not adequately addressed by their doctors and other clinicians. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(23/07/2018 @ 05:00)
Study: Children are being taught in classrooms where the air is so polluted, it breaches WHO guidelines  Voir?

(Natural News) Indoor air pollution continues to be a threat to the health of children around the world. A new study warned that the air in some U.K. schools is more toxic than outdoor air, an article in British Telecommunications stated. Researchers from the University of Cambridge (Cambridge) and the University College London (UCL) conducted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/07/2018 @ 23:52)
Toxic food causes Alzheimer's and Dementia: Groundbreaking docu-series launches Monday, featuring food scientist Mike Adams  Voir?

(Natural News) If you want to live a life with full brain function and “cognitive longevity,” you’ll absolutely want to watch the docu-series episodes of the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Summit which begins tomorrow. I’m one of the featured speakers for the event, and my segment that airs tomorrow is entitled, “Toxic Food – Uncovering the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/07/2018 @ 12:27)
Some toxic chemicals found in water can be created by the treatment process itself  Voir?

(Natural News) Water treatment processes are supposed to make public water safe enough to wash or even drink. However, some of the newer methods that break down harmful substances apparently create new toxic chemicals that are just as bad, an article in Science Daily states. Most water treatment plants use oxidation-based processes. These treatment methods... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/07/2018 @ 07:03)
Might CAR-NK –Based Immunotherapy Be More Effective, Less Toxic?  Voir?

A murine study suggests this engineered combination may offer a major advantage over current CAR T-cell –based immunotherapies. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(22/07/2018 @ 03:30)
Monsanto.news covers all of Big Biotech's evil acts and atrocities, past and present  Voir?

(Natural News) Monsanto has been at the forefront of GMOs, toxic pesticides and herbicides, and the development of other noxious chemicals and products, for decades. As the Bayer-Monsanto merger looms closer, it’s been revealed that the Monsanto name will likely be wiped from existence — but their dirty past will not be cleaned away so... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(21/07/2018 @ 11:36)
Get rid of your "cigarette hangover" for good the natural way  Voir?

(Natural News) Did you know that when you smoke, you get not just one, nor two, but three dangerous chemicals seeping into your body? Most people think it’s the nicotine that holds them captive in this dangerous habit, but the truth is, it’s the combination of three toxic chemicals in one cigarette stick that traps... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(20/07/2018 @ 19:56)
AngioDynamics to pay $13m to settle False Claims charges  Voir?

AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) agreed to pay a total of nearly $13 million to settle charges that it broke the False Claims Act for a chemotherapy delivery device and a peripheral vein treatment. Latham, N.Y.-based AngioDynamics distributed the LC Bead embolization microspheres made by BTG (LON:BTG) subsidiary Biocompatibles. Although cleared for embolizations, the companies allegedly marketed LC Bead from May 2006 through December 2011 as a drug-delivery vehicle for chemotherapy agents, according to federal prosecutors in New York and Texas. The company admitted no liability in agreeing to the settlements, they said. In October 2016, BTG agreed to pay the U.S. Justice Dept. $36 million to settle a probe into its marketing of the LC Bead  microspheres. AngioDynamics agreed to pay $11.5 m...

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(20/07/2018 @ 19:23)
Remember the ZIKA virus mass hysteria pushed by the media? Where are all the shrunken-headed babies we were warned would sweep across America?  Voir?

(Natural News) A few years ago, it was nearly impossible to escape the Zika virus hype. Whipped into a frenzy by a hysterical mass media, people were dousing themselves with toxic mosquito repellents left and right to stave off the “deadly” disease that was going to shrink the heads of the next generation. Yet these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(20/07/2018 @ 13:13)
CONFIRMED: Chemical giants have been colluding with regulators to suppress information on the deadly effects of pesticides  Voir?

(Natural News) The pesticide industry is widely viewed as being just as toxic as the chemicals themselves, but now new evidence unearthed by the Poison Papers has shown that toxicity extends all the way up to government regulatory agencies. Corruption and collusion in government is a disease — and its spreading at the behest of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(20/07/2018 @ 12:58)
Judge: Glyphosate Plaintiffs' Experts Are Admissible In Case Against Monsanto  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in California on July 10 ruled that the experts for plaintiffs who have sued Monsanto Co. in multidistrict litigation related to the herbicide Roundup should be admitted because the plaintiffs have presented evidence from which a reasonable jury could conclude that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, can cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) at "human-relevant doses" (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2741, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/07/2018 @ 05:23)
Carcinogenicity Of Glyphosate Debated At Opening Of Trial Against Monsanto  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - The attorney for a man who claims that Monsanto Co. is responsible for his cancer on July 9 opened a bellwether trial in California state court by contending that the company has known since 1998 that its herbicide Roundup, which contains the active ingredient glyphosate, is connected to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), yet it failed to warn consumers (DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, No. CGC 16550128, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/07/2018 @ 05:23)
New York Panel Suspends Attorney's License In Lago Agrio Case Against Chevron  Voir?

NEW YORK - A New York appellate panel on July 10 suspended the license to practice law for Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who represented a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed (In the Matter of Steven R. Donziger: Attorney Grievance Committee for the First Judicial Department, Petitioner, Steven R. Donziger, Respondent, No. M-5635, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 1st Dept.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/07/2018 @ 05:23)
Additional C8 Case Alleging DuPont Is Liable For Kidney Cancer Sent To MDL  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on July 10 transferred another case against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. for alleged injuries connected to exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (known as C8) to the MDL in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (In re: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. C8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433, No. 13-2433, S.D. Ohio). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/07/2018 @ 05:23)
Colorado Residents: 3M Co.'s Attempt To Exclude Expert In Tainted Water Case Fails  Voir?

DENVER - The plaintiffs in the lead case against 3M Co. and other chemical manufacturers in Colorado federal court on July 11 filed a brief arguing that the defendants' motion to exclude the opinions of their expert in the groundwater contamination case related to aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) should be denied because the expert's opinions are "relevant and reliable" (David Bell, et al. v. 3M Company, et al., No. 16-2351, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/07/2018 @ 05:23)
Judge: Sherwin-Williams Co. Not Entitled To Dismissal In Lead-Paint Injury Cases  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - A federal judge in Wisconsin on July 13 denied a motion to dismiss a group of lead-paint injury lawsuits as they pertain to the Sherwin-Williams Co., concluding that the plaintiffs did not need to establish a prerequisite need for applying the risk contribution theory with regard to Sherwin-Williams specifically (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/07/2018 @ 05:23)
Lead Case Properly Dismissed, Panel Says; Tenant Was Notified Of Hazard  Voir?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on July 12 denied an appeal of a man who contends that the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) is liable for his lead-based paint injuries, ruling that the man's mother had been notified about the dangers of "blood lead levels and the introduction of lead into the body by eating paint chips containing lead" (John Wright v. Housing Authority of Baltimore City, No. 2163, Sept. Term 2015; 2018 Md. App. LEXIS 695). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/07/2018 @ 05:23)
Groups: Injunction Proper In Groundwater Case Involving Marina On Raritan River  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - Two environmental groups on July 16 filed a brief in New Jersey federal court contending that their motion for a preliminary injunction should be granted against NL Industries Inc. related to claims that the company and others violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) when they discharged pollutants in levels that exceeded federal permits and contaminated local groundwater. Moreover, the groups insist that the defendants' argument that the motion is not ripe because of plans to build a marina on the river should be rejected (Raritan Baykeeper, et al. v. NL Industries Inc., et al., No. 09-4117, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/07/2018 @ 05:23)
Judge Officially Closes Vinyl Chloride Case Related To Paulsboro Train Derailment  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - The federal judge presiding over the lawsuit brought by New Jersey residents who contended that they were exposed to vinyl chloride as a result of a train derailment officially terminated the case on July 2 nearly one year after a panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued a mandate that the case lacked federal jurisdiction (In re: Paulsboro Derailment Cases, No. 13-784, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/07/2018 @ 05:23)
3M, DuPont, Others Deny Groundwater Claims, Say Couple Fails To State Case  Voir?

ALBANY, N.Y. - The four companies that manufactured perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), including 3M Co. and E.I. du Pont de Nemours& Co., being sued by a couple who contends that the companies are liable for cancer and other injuries due to groundwater contamination filed separate answers on July 13, denying the allegations and contending that the plaintiffs fail to state a claim upon which relief can be granted (Kenneth Wickenden, et al. v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., et al., No. 17-1056, N.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/07/2018 @ 05:23)
Michigan Workers' Comp Exclusivity Bars Asbestos, Mercury Claims, Court Says  Voir?

TROY, Mich. - Wastewater supervisors with general knowledge about mercury and asbestos hazards who withheld information regarding potential exposures to those toxins from employees do not meet the standard for finding actual knowledge and intent to injure necessary to escape the state's workers' compensation exclusivity provision, a Michigan appeals court held June 26 (Troy Williams, et al. v. East Lansing, et al., Nos. 335467, 335662, Mich. App., 2018 Mich. App. LEXIS 2733). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/07/2018 @ 05:23)
Government Report: 43 Percent Of School Districts Have Water Tainted With Lead  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on July 17 in which it estimated that 43 percent of school districts in the United States, which serve 35 million students, have drinking water that contains lead. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/07/2018 @ 05:23)
From pollutants to human health: Key questions for a better environmental future in Europe  Voir?

(University of Barcelona) A new study, published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, wants to shape a new guideline --with a more global and coordinated perspective-- for several social and economic sectors in the field of chemical products and management of environmental risks in Europe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(20/07/2018 @ 05:00)
Scientists identify most pressing issues posed by chemicals in the environment  Voir?

(University of York) Chemicals released into the environment by human activity are resulting in biodiversity loss; increased natural hazards; threats to food, water and energy security; negative impacts on human health and degradation of environmental quality.Now, an international study published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry involving scientists from the University of York has identified the 22 most important research questions that need to be answered to fill the most pressing knowledge gaps over the next decade. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(20/07/2018 @ 05:00)
Asbestos Covers Parts of NYC After Steam Pipe Explosion  Voir?

An underground steam pipe explosion and the resulting fountain of vapor filled with toxic asbestos fibers caused the evacuation of 28 buildings and the closing of several surrounding streets in New York City Thursday. Only five minor injuries were reported, but the force of the blast and the steady stream of smoke pouring from the resulting crater covered nearby buildings and sent commuters running for shelter. The fear of asbestos contamination dominated the early cleanup efforts. Inhaling or ingesting microscopic asbestos fibers can eventually lead to serious health problems, including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. “The big problem that we have to consider is asbestos,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito at a news briefing. “The big part of this ...

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(19/07/2018 @ 22:15)
How Complementary Cancer Therapies Can Increase Risk of Early Death  Voir?

People diagnosed with cancer have a multitude of treatment options, many of which are standard therapies that have been well-studied to improve their chances of surviving their disease or avoiding recurrence. But people are increasingly also folding in complementary medicine approaches — which include nutrients, herbal remedies and other so-called natural supplements — with their cancer treatment regimes. While these are not nearly as well-studied as conventional therapies like surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, many people rely on them because they believe they can improve their chances of surviving their cancer or keeping recurrences at bay. In a new study published in JAMA Oncology, researchers say that may not be the case. Dr. Skyler Johnson, chief resident in therapeutic...

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(19/07/2018 @ 16:00)
2,4-D poisoning: a review with illustration of two cases - Pannu AK, Saroch A, Agrawal J, Sharma N.  Voir?

2,4-D (2,4-dichlorphenoxyacetic acid) is a chlorphenoxy group pesticide. Its relative safety and broad leaf selectivity makes it a favourite herbicide of many home gardeners and agricultural workers. Severe systemic toxicity requiring hospital admission an... (Source: SafetyLit)
(19/07/2018 @ 12:17)
Toxic levels of air pollution are behind spike in asthma deaths  Voir?

It comes after nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah's death from asthma was directly linked to air pollution last month. Her family believe the filthy air around their London home was to blame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(19/07/2018 @ 11:36)
Monsanto attempts to discredit new study that proves YET AGAIN that glyphosate is dangerous even at low levels  Voir?

(Natural News) An international team of experts has concluded, based on the results of a comprehensive new animal study, that glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is highly toxic to humans – even at the very low doses that both Monsanto and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claim are completely “safe.” Monsanto is trying... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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The dangerous pattern of concurrent use of alcohol and cocaine among drunk-drivers of northeast Italy - Snenghi R, Pelletti G, Frigo AC, Forza G, Nalesso A, Montisci M, Favretto D.  Voir?

AIM: To estimate the prevalence of drug and polydrug use among drunk-drivers during the driving license regranting program, in order to assess the inclusion of toxicological tests on hair and urine samples in the systematic methodology in this category of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Multi-objective evacuation routing optimization for toxic cloud releases - Gai W, Deng Y, Jiang Z, Li J, Du Y.  Voir?

This paper develops a model for assessing the risks associated with the evacuation process in response to potential chemical accidents, based on which a multi-objective evacuation routing model for toxic cloud releases is proposed taking into account that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(19/07/2018 @ 02:41)
Liver damage caused by OTC painkillers reduced by this folk remedy  Voir?

(Natural News) Over-the-counter painkillers like acetaminophen can damage the liver and cause serious health problems. A new study by Malaysian researchers suggested that compounds from a common fern can protect the liver from toxic acetaminophen. Every day, the liver gets exposed to various substances, many of them toxic. It normally detoxifies and expels those toxic chemicals,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(18/07/2018 @ 18:36)
Trial Adds Gemcitabine to Pleural Mesothelioma HIOC Therapy  Voir?

Results of a phase I clinical trial highlight how the addition of a drug to an existing treatment option appears safe and may improve outcomes in certain patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). The primary goal of the trial was to determine the maximum tolerated dose of gemcitabine added to cisplatin when these drugs are delivered together as heated intraoperative chemotherapy (HIOC) during surgery. Researchers have studied cisplatin alone for HIOC. The addition of gemcitabine — a chemotherapy drug often used to treat pancreatic, ovarian and breast cancers — is new. The Journal of Thoracic Oncology published the results May 9. “We continue to advocate a personalized approach to surgery for MPM based on the surgeon's assessment,” the authors wrote. “The results of ...

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UC Davis Researchers Develop Microscope That Uses Ultraviolet Light for Diagnosis, Eliminates Need for Traditional Histology Slide Preparation  Voir?

MUSE microscope speeds up some anatomic pathology laboratory processes and removes exposure to toxic fixative chemicals Because they handle tissue specimens, histotechnologists, anatomic pathologists, and hospital nurses are exposed to deadly chemicals such as formaldehyde, formalin, Xylene, and Toluene. The risks associated with these chemicals has been covered regularly by Dark Daily as recently as […] (Source: Dark Daily)

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(18/07/2018 @ 11:00)
Molecular culprits of protein aggregation in ALS and FTLD  Voir?

(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) The mutated and aggregated protein FUS is implicated in two neurodegenerative diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Using a newly developed fruit fly model, researchers led by prof. Ludo Van Den Bosch (VIB-KU Leuven) have zoomed in on the protein structure of FUS to gain more insight into how it causes neuronal toxicity and disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(18/07/2018 @ 05:00)
FEFU scientists reported on toxicity of carbon and silicon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers  Voir?

(Far Eastern Federal University) Nanoparticles with a wide range of applying, including medicine, damage cells of microalgae Heterosigma akashivo badly. This algae species is widely spread in the Russian Far East marine area. The acute toxic effect exhibited at concentrations of 100 mg/l of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and silicon nanotubes (SiNTs) in the sea- or fresh water. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(18/07/2018 @ 05:00)
Disinfo.news reveals the lies and misinformation spread by the mainstream media, government and more  Voir?

(Natural News) There is a massive scheme to disinform the public — and it’s already underway. Facebook, Google, major mainstream media outlets and profit-driven industry zealots are all on-board to keep the American people ill-informed on virtually every issue. Whether its hiding the toxicity of glyphosate, promoting false narratives or censoring real news on health,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(17/07/2018 @ 12:08)
Unique BIR domain sets determine inhibitor of apoptosis protein-driven cell death and NOD2 complex signal specificity  Voir?

The mammalian IAPs, X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) and cellular inhibitor of apoptosis protein 1 and 2 (cIAP1 and cIAP2), play pivotal roles in innate immune signaling and inflammatory homeostasis, often working in parallel or in conjunction at a signaling complex. IAPs direct both nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing 2 (NOD2) signaling complexes and cell death mechanisms to appropriately regulate inflammation. Although it is known that XIAP is critical for NOD2 signaling and that the loss of cIAP1 and cIAP2 blunts NOD2 activity, it is unclear whether these three highly related proteins can compensate for one another in NOD2 signaling or in mechanisms governing apoptosis or necroptosis. This potential redundancy is critically important, given that genetic lo...

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(17/07/2018 @ 01:00)
Parents warned over 'toxic' slime  Voir?

Consumer group Which? is concerned the popular children's products are not being properly vetted. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
(17/07/2018 @ 00:33)
Fundamental study of gas toxicity with respect to fire stages - Zhao X, Yoshioka H, Noguchi T, Fujimoto S, Tanaike Y, Hayakawa T, Hase Y, Naruse T.  Voir?

Current Building Standard Law of Japan estimates fire toxicity of building material in case of fire by gas toxicity test using mice. Because it is an animal test, some problems are identified such as the impossibility of quantitative analysis, and from eth... (Source: SafetyLit)
(16/07/2018 @ 17:24)
Genesis of Toxic Tau in Alzheimer's Disease Revealed Genesis of Toxic Tau in Alzheimer's Disease Revealed  Voir?

New research provides novel insights into the shape-shifting nature of tau protein and suggests new avenues for Alzheimer's drug development.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
(16/07/2018 @ 16:08)
FDA Recalls Common Heart Drug For Potential Cancer Risk  Voir?

(CNN) — The recall of a common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the the versions of valsartan that are made by Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. as well as valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) sold by Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. The recalled heart drug. (Image credit: FDA) “We have carefully assessed the vals...

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(16/07/2018 @ 05:25)
San Diego business using Navy technology to trap stormwater pollution  Voir?

(TechLink) California Filtration Specialists has signed a patent license agreement with a US Navy laboratory for water treatment technologies that remove toxic metals from stormwater runoff before reaching waterways and the oceans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(16/07/2018 @ 05:00)
How Common is Recurrent Kawasaki Disease?  Voir?

Discussion Kawasaki Disease (KD) was first described in 1967 by Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki, and since has been identified world-wide. It is an acute, self-limited, febrile illness seen usually in children < 5 years. In North America the incidence is ~25/100,000 children < 5 years. Highest prevalence is seen in Asian children, particularly those of Japanese ancestry. Males are more common than females (~1.5:1). In Japan, case fatality rate is < 0.1%. The cause is not identified although strong data suggests an interaction between infectious agents and genetic susceptibility. KD is a clinical diagnosis as is recurrent KD. Without treatment at the initial episode, 15-25% of pediatric KD patients may develop cardiac aneurysms but this is decreased to 4% with IVIG treatment. It is the most...

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(16/07/2018 @ 01:01)
Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae  Voir?

Blooms have flourished during the warm spell but they pose a health risk to humans and animals. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
(16/07/2018 @ 00:00)
Cal Poly University celebrates tactics to reduce number of white students on campus... all in the name of "inclusiveness"  Voir?

(Natural News) A once-great engineering and technical institution in California that used to pride itself on academic achievement is now welcoming its rapid demise with open arms by embracing the toxic leftist doctrine of “diversity” at all costs. Rather than seek to gain more qualified “brainy” students to join its ranks, regardless of their skin... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Study: Industrial sea fishing is exposing more people to excessively high levels of mercury  Voir?

(Natural News) Industrial fishing is helping bring more toxic mercury to the table, according to research from Université de Montréal published in Scientific Reports. This means that populations from several countries consume way more mercury than what is considered safe and are at a higher risk of suffering the complications. The study used data from the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(14/07/2018 @ 17:06)
Mysterious burns on teen's face caused by brush with toxic plant  Voir?

Alex Childress went to his parents for help with what he thought was a severe sunburn after working outside at his summer landscaping job. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Top symptoms of aluminum poisoning and toxicity  Voir?

(Natural News) Exposure to high levels of aluminum may lead to potentially harmful toxicity. Old age and reduced kidney function are two most common risk factors associated with aluminum poisoning. According to an article published in Medscape.com, aluminum toxicity is commonly found in patients with renal impairment. Long-term hemodialysis is also linked to increased odds of aluminum... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Virginia teen suffers third-degree burns after touching toxic plant  Voir?

Alex Childress, who is gardening for his summer job in Virginia, saw a weed on Tuesday that looked like it should be pulled out. It turned out to be hogweed, which can cause blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Jury Awards $4.7 Billion To Women In Talcum Powder Lawsuit  Voir?

(CNN) — After 8 hours of deliberations Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. The jury award includes $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. It’s the largest verdict against the company that has sold Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder for decades. The jurors sat through weeks of testimony listening to experts who explained the complicated science, workers at Johnson & Johnson who said their product was safe. They also heard from the cancer survivors themselves and the loved ones of six plaintiffs who have died from their cancer. This is ...

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(13/07/2018 @ 21:25)
Data Support FDA Restrictions on Child Cough and Cold Medicines  Voir?

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- New research supports expanded restrictions on opioid-containing cough and cold medications (CCMs) for children, according to a short communication published recently in Clinical Toxicology. Ian M. Paul, M.D., from the Penn... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Virginia teen suffers third-degree burns after touching toxic plant  Voir?

Alex Childress, who is gardening for his summer job in Virginia, saw a weed on Tuesday that looked like it should be pulled out. It turned out to be hogweed, which can cause blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(13/07/2018 @ 17:42)
Occupational Mercury Exposure at a Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Facility - Wisconsin, 2017  Voir?

An investigation of environmental contamination at a fluorescent light recycling facility in Wisconsin in 2017 found elevated mercury levels among five of seven workers and clinical signs of mercury toxicity in two. Use of personal protective equipment was inconsistent, and mercury levels for inside air exceeded recommended thresholds. (Source: PHPartners.org)

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(13/07/2018 @ 17:19)
Software-Based Chemical Screen Could Minimize Animal Testing  Voir?

Researchers develop a machine-learning tool for toxicity analyses that is more consistent in predicting chemical hazards than assays on animals. (Source: The Scientist)
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Novichok agents: a historical, current, and toxicological perspective - Chai PR, Hayes BD, Erickson TB, Boyer EW.  Voir?

The Novichok, or "newcomer" class of nerve agents are lesser characterized, weaponized organophosphate agents. The use of known Novichok agents in warfare is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997. Novichok agents are considered more potent t... (Source: SafetyLit)
(13/07/2018 @ 11:41)
Improving cancer treatment with 3D modeling of drug resistance  Voir?

(University of Akron) Researchers will model response of colon cancer cells to anticancer drugs using 3D cultures. By exploring specific mechanisms of a cancer cell's feedback signaling that renders tumors non-responsive, they can design treatment strategies that effectively block tumor growth with significantly reduced toxicity to normal cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(13/07/2018 @ 05:00)
More bad news for e-cigarette users: The flavors are just more toxic chemicals, warn scientists  Voir?

(Natural News) Just because it’s sweet, doesn’t mean it’s better for you. A recently published study discovered that chemicals and liquids used in flavoring e-cigarettes could result in a “significant inflammation” of monocytes, a type of white blood cell in the body. Additionally, the study pointed out that a lot of these compounds are toxic â€“ with cinnamon, vanilla,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(13/07/2018 @ 03:02)
Certain bacteria that digest toxic heavy metals transform toxic gold particles into “secondary” gold nuggets  Voir?

(Natural News) Talk about a silver lining — in this case, a gold one: Researchers have discovered that the bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans is able to “extract valuable trace elements from a compound of heavy metals without poisoning itself.” In particular, they identified a unique side effect of this process, that is, the formation of metallic gold nanoparticles.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(13/07/2018 @ 02:50)
Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast  Voir?

Mountain goat, red deer, cereal grains and a toxic fern: What our ancestors ate 5,000 years ago. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
(13/07/2018 @ 00:39)
Fatty Fare a Fave for 'Otzi the Iceman'  Voir?

The wild meat consumed by Otzi was eaten fresh or perhaps dried. The presence of toxic bracken particles could be due to Otzi taking bracken as a way to treat intestinal problems caused by parasites, or by using the leaves to wrap food. (Source: WebMD Health)
(12/07/2018 @ 21:14)
Heavy drinking leads to heart attacks causing toxic iron to build up  Voir?

Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University found women from regions where alcohol consumption is high have greater iron levels in their bodies and are more likely to die from heart issues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(12/07/2018 @ 19:22)
Methanol as an unlisted ingredient in supposedly alcohol-based hand rub can pose serious health risk - Chan APL, Chan TYK.  Voir?

Alcohol-based hand rub (hand sanitizer) is heavily used in the community and the healthcare setting to maintain hand hygiene. Methanol must never be used in such a product because oral, pulmonary and/or skin exposures can result in severe systemic toxicity... (Source: SafetyLit)
(12/07/2018 @ 15:44)
DAMNING EVIDENCE: Revealed documents prove that Monsanto deliberately sold banned chemicals for years despite knowing their health risks  Voir?

(Natural News) Monsanto’s atrocious acts were bound to catch up with them some time — and it is beginning to look like that time has finally come. Recently revealed documents prove that Monsanto knowingly sold banned toxic chemicals for years after confirming their catastrophic risks to the environment and human health. Bill Sherman, the assistant attorney general for Washington... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(12/07/2018 @ 10:20)
Pesticides impair the fertility of male frogs, causing a female-biased sex ratio  Voir?

(Natural News) We all know that pesticides are bad, but the news just keeps getting worse as studies continue to show the extent of their harm. The latest strike against them comes in the form of a study carried out by researchers from the Department of Environmental Toxicology at Uppsala University, one of just a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(12/07/2018 @ 10:16)
Gases from a car air freshener caused a car to explode  Voir?

(Natural News) Just recently, an automobile blew up without warning in the U.K. – but it wasn’t because of a terrorist plot. An article in Natural Health 365 states that the car exploded due to a build-up of toxic gases from the air freshener. The vehicle was in the parking lot of a B&Q home improvement... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(12/07/2018 @ 10:16)
Global chemical giants knew about the health dangers of dioxins DECADES before Vietnam  Voir?

(Natural News) Among the many horrors of the Vietnam War was the United States military’s spraying of Agent Orange, a highly toxic defoliant, throughout the rainforests of the South Pacific. This egregious military action resulted in countless injuries and deaths – its lingering effects still rearing their ugly head today in veterans who were exposed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Russian Company Brands Asbestos with Trump ' s Face  Voir?

The world's largest producer of chrysotile asbestos is now marketing its signature product with President Donald Trump's image, according to a recent Facebook post from the Russian mining company Uralasbest. On June 25, the company, which operates a giant asbestos mine in the Ural Mountains in Western Russia, posted photos of its asbestos on palettes wrapped in plastic and stamped with a seal of Trump's face in red ink. A message of support for Trump and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt accompanied the photos. In an English translation provided by the Environmental Working Group, the Russian mining company praised Trump for his outspoken support of asbestos. A loose translation generated by Facebook backs that interpretation. “Donald is on o...

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(11/07/2018 @ 23:36)
New study proves the FDA is actively suppressing information about the harmful effects of Gardasil  Voir?

(Natural News) Young, healthy women who experience amenorrhea, ovarian failure, and infertility have likely been damaged by Merck's HPV vaccine. A new study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health analyzed data on pregnancy outcomes, comparing women who received an HPV vaccine with those who did not. The data analysis is titled, “A lowered probability... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(11/07/2018 @ 22:12)
Your fish may contain toxic chemicals, study reveals  Voir?

The University of Pittsburgh study found that farmers are using feed that contains a type of synthetic flame retardant imported from countries 'without advanced food safety regulations'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(11/07/2018 @ 18:55)
Defining Narcissistic Abuse: The Case for Deception as Abuse  Voir?

Narcissistic abuse is a serious form of abuse that is estimated to affect somewhere between 60 and 158 million people in the U.S. alone (Bonchay, 2017). Just recently, June was recognized as Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Month. Despite its prevalence and the efforts to promote awareness, however, there is almost no public knowledge of this type of abuse. Most types of abuse, such as physical abuse and psychological abuse, have generally agreed-upon definitions. Yet often the definitions supplied for narcissistic abuse in mental health literature as well as books and articles written for survivors are vague, imprecise, and inconsistent. Although the definitions offer a lot of helpful details, they usually do not provide enough context to indicate exactly what narcissistic abuse is. This lac...

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(11/07/2018 @ 15:30)
SICK: Renowned academic brags about suppressing information on the deadly effects of PFAS in 3M chemicals  Voir?

(Natural News) Professor John P. Giesy may be considered one of the top academic authorities on toxic chemicals, but it turns out that position of power has been abused. Despite being credited as the first scientist to sound the alarm on the presence of toxic per- and poly-fluoroalkyl [PFAS] chemicals in the environment, new evidence has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(11/07/2018 @ 11:33)
Role of oxidative stress and antioxidant therapy in acute and chronic phases of sulfur mustard injuries: a review - Beigi Harchegani A, Khor A, Tahmasbpour E, Ghatresamani M, Bakhtiari Kaboutaraki H, Shahriary A.  Voir?

Sulfur mustard (SM) is a chemical compound that preferentially targets ocular, cutaneous and pulmonary tissues. Although pathologic effect of SM has been extensively considered, molecular and cellular mechanism of its toxicity, especially at the chronic ph... (Source: SafetyLit)
(11/07/2018 @ 10:08)
Toxic chemical weapons of assassination and warfare: nerve agents VX and sarin - Chai PR, Boyer EW, Al-Nahhas H, Erickson TB.  Voir?

The use of VX and sarin as weapons of assassination and warfare raises important considerations for healthcare professionals who may encounter victims, bystanders, and responders who require prompt assessment and treatment. Chemical warfare agents such as ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(11/07/2018 @ 10:08)
A risk assessment approach for evaluating the impact of toxic contaminants released indoors by considering various emergency ventilation and evacuation strategies - Zeng L, Gao J, Wang Q, Chang L.  Voir?

The release of toxic airborne contaminants resulting from terrorist attacks on buildings can lead to disastrous consequences. To evaluate and reduce the effects of these emergencies, various methods and models have been developed in the past few years. Suc... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(11/07/2018 @ 10:08)
Vitamin D Toxicity: A 16-Year Retrospective Study Vitamin D Toxicity: A 16-Year Retrospective Study  Voir?

The rise in interest in vitamin D supplementation has increased the potential for vitamin D toxicity. How common are toxic effects, at what dosage do they occur, and what are the symptoms?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(11/07/2018 @ 05:09)
How to make your own laundry soap  Voir?

(Natural News) Unlike store-bought laundry detergent, DIY laundry soap doesn’t use toxic chemicals to clean your clothes. When SHTF, you’ll benefit from knowing how to make your own laundry soap. Even when things are relatively calm, you can make DIY laundry soap to save money on cleaning products. You can make homemade laundry soap in either solid... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(10/07/2018 @ 23:54)
Impact of Toxic Stress on Migrant Children Devastating, Enduring Impact of Toxic Stress on Migrant Children Devastating, Enduring  Voir?

As the government scrambles to meet today's court-ordered deadline to reunite the youngest migrant children with their families, scientists continue to underscore the lasting impact of toxic stress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(10/07/2018 @ 18:52)
Should You Stay Friends With an Ex? Here 's What Experts Say  Voir?

Few relationship questions are as polarizing as whether or not you should stay friends with an ex. For every person who tries to salvage the good and forget the bad, there’s another who’d rather move on and never look back. Anecdotal evidence feeds arguments on both sides — but what do the experts say? Rachel Sussman, a New York City-based psychotherapist and author of The Breakup Bible, advises caution when it comes to staying friends, but says there are couples for whom it works; ultimately, she says, it’s “an individual determination.” Nonetheless, Sussman says there are some guidelines all exes should follow after a breakup. When to cut ties with an ex Under no circumstances should a relationship that was abusive, manipulative or toxic transition in...

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(10/07/2018 @ 15:40)
Tampa medical firm sells clinical research arm  Voir?

Point Guard Partners has sold its Oculos Clinical Research subsidiary to iuvo BioScience in Rush, New York. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed in a press release announcing the transaction. Oculos is a partner research organization focused on ophthalmology, while iuvo is a research and development services company specializing in safety, microbiology, toxicology and analytical chemistry tes ting for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. The deal will allow each organization… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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(10/07/2018 @ 12:07)
The 'Big Bang' of Alzheimer's: Scientists ID genesis of disease  Voir?

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Scientists have discovered a " Big Bang " of Alzheimer's disease - the precise point at which a healthy protein becomes toxic but has not yet formed deadly tangles in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(10/07/2018 @ 05:00)
Can nanoparticles be used to lower antibiotic resistance?  Voir?

(University of Houston) Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most serious threats to public health, forcing the use of medications that are more toxic, more expensive and not always effective. Engineers at the University of Houston are studying whether the use of tiny amounts of antibiotics embedded in corn-based nanoparticles could help both animals and people avoid the problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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(10/07/2018 @ 05:00)
What does the koala genome tell us about the taste of eucalyptus?  Voir?

(Kyoto University) Sequencing of the koala genome has revealed some interesting qualities about these marsupials on their sense of taste. They have more bitter taste receptor genes than any other Australian marsupial, and most mammals. This possibly enables the animals to detect toxic metabolites contained in eucalyptus. Koalas even have functional receptors for both sweetness and umami. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(10/07/2018 @ 05:00)
Nominations Sought for EPA Science Advisory Board  Voir?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting nominations of scientific experts to serve on its Science Advisory Board (SAB). SAB is a chartered Federal Advisory Committee that provides independent scientific advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on a range of science and research programs. SAB is seeking experts in the following scientific disciplines: Analytical chemistry; benefit-cost analysis; causal inference; complex systems; ecological sciences and ecological assessment; economics; engineering; geochemistry; health sciences; hydrology; hydrogeology; medicine; microbiology; modeling; pediatrics; public health; risk assessment; social, behavioral and decision sciences; statistics; toxicology; and uncertainty analysis. SAB is also seeking nominations for vacanc...

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(09/07/2018 @ 20:05)
Study Details Significant Increase in Asbestos-Related Deaths  Voir?

Deaths attributed to asbestos exposure — within the United States and worldwide — have been significantly underestimated, according to the latest study by the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH). Asbestos is killing more people than anyone thought. Based on the most extensive study to date, occupational asbestos-related diseases killed 39,275 people within the U.S. and 222,321 people throughout the world in 2016. Both figures were more than double the commonly used estimates that stem from various governmental and nongovernmental health agencies. “The asbestos burden is worse than people realize. The older estimates, the ones still being used, are so outdated,” Dr. Jukka Takala, president of the ICOH, told Asbestos.com. “We suspected these new figures would be ...

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(09/07/2018 @ 16:59)
Two existing drugs may boost lifespan via common chemo pill  Voir?

A new study conducted by the Mayo Clinic and the National Institute on Aging has found that two existing drugs could extend your lifespan by getting rid of cells that excrete toxic chemicals in the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(09/07/2018 @ 16:08)
Rare pediatric skin conditions often get expensive, inconsistent care  Voir?

(University of Illinois at Chicago) New research shows that death and recurrence are rare in children with Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis, but children who experience these skin conditions have high rates of complications that treatment strategies varied among health care providers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(09/07/2018 @ 05:00)
Processed food and toxic medications the key causes of high blood pressure  Voir?

(Natural News) High blood pressure is an increasingly common problem, but are Big Pharma’s drugs part of the problem? Statistics show that in the U.S., the condition (also known as hypertension) affects about 75 million people –which means roughly one out of every three adults has high blood pressure. Estimates  suggest another one-in-three have “pre-hypertension”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(08/07/2018 @ 23:37)
Common Heart Drug Recalled In 22 Countries For Possible Cancer Link  Voir?

(CNN) — A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure is being recalled in 22 countries because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off-patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines. Novartis, the company that originally developed the drug, said Sandoz valsartan and valsartan/HCT film-coated tablets are being recalled since they “do not meet our high quality standards.” Pharmacies in the UK are advised to recall valsartan batches containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare. The recall involves about 2,300 batches that were sent to Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, France, Poland, Cr...

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(06/07/2018 @ 21:35)
Great new review of Novichok nerve agents  Voir?

This article now brings together much that we do know, and is the best short publication in English on the topic. Some key points made in the paper: Unlike other nerve agents that primarily affect the central nervous system, the Novichok group is thought to also target peripheral nerves and can cause chronic neuropathy. Hydrolysis of Novichok agents produces hydrofluoric acid, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen cyanide, and various oximes that can prolong cholinergic effects. Since dry bleach powder can accelerate hydrolysis of Novichok agents into toxic byproducts, they should not be used. Must reading for anyone interested in the topic. To read my Emergency Medicine Newsi column on Novichok, click here. [Full disclosure: one of the co-authors of the Chai paper, Dr. Tim Erickson, is a former...

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(05/07/2018 @ 17:09)
Fire disaster readiness: preparation for the evacuation of medical facilities during fires in Haifa, Israel, 2016 - Kreinin A, Lyansberg A, Yusupov M, Moran DS.  Voir?

When a fire occurs, there is little time to escape. In less than 30 seconds, a fire can rage out of control, filling the area with heat and toxic thick smoke (Purdue University Fire Department, 2017; http://www.purdue.edu/ehps/fire/fire-101.html.) In 2010,... (Source: SafetyLit)
(05/07/2018 @ 13:23)
Public Health Concerns After Couple Poisoned in UK  Voir?

By MATT DUNHAM and GREGORY KATZ AMESBURY, England (AP) — British officials investigating a second poisoning case with the nerve agent Novichok in southwest England said Thursday they suspect the victims were not directly targeted but sickened as a result of the March attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter.Police say specialists have determined that a British couple in their 40s who visited the city of Salisbury were poisoned by the same lethal toxin — developed by the Soviet Union — that almost killed Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the same English city in March.The new victims are now both critically ill in the same hospital that treated the Skripals. British Prime Minister Theresa May has blamed Russia for the first poisoning attack — an assertion the Kremlin denies.The une...

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(05/07/2018 @ 08:02)
Blood concentrations of a new psychoactive substance 4-chloromethcathinone (4-CMC) determined in 15 forensic cases - Tomczak E, Wo Ĺşniak MK, Kata M, Wiergowski M, Szpiech B, Biziuk M.  Voir?

PURPOSE: The 4-chloromethcathinone (4-CMC) is a synthetic derivative of cathinone and belongs to new psychoactive substances. Neither data on the effects of 4-CMC on the human body, nor on nontoxic, toxic and lethal concentrations in biological materials h... (Source: SafetyLit)
(05/07/2018 @ 03:24)
Wild tuber poisoning:  Voir?

We report a case of a young man who allegedly consumed poisonous wild tuber with suicidal intention.... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(05/07/2018 @ 03:24)
Dump your TOXIC facewash for this healthy alternative: HONEY  Voir?

(Natural News) Your skincare routine is about to get much sweeter! The sticky substance is a great all-natural alternative to commercial skincare products that are loaded with chemicals. Honey’s moisturizing properties ensure that even as you clean your face of bacteria, it stays hydrated and is not stripped of the good stuff, say experts. Honey is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(05/07/2018 @ 01:29)
Sleep-Related Eating Disorder: Causes, Treatment, and More  Voir?

Sleep-related eating disorder (SRED) is a parasomnia that links eating disorders to partial arousal during the transition between wakefulness and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. It is characterized by dysfunctional eating and drinking upon partial arousal from a stage of NREM sleep (also known as slow-wave sleep). As a form of sleepwalking, it entails partial or complete amnesia of the event. According to one study, the estimated prevalence of SRED was nearly 5% in the general population. The disorder is more common than generally recognized, and we can agree it requires more public awareness. This type of connection between two entirely different disorders presents a rather complex pattern of cause and effect. To understand it better, let's first look into NREM arousal parasomnias...

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(04/07/2018 @ 15:00)
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Aspirin may reduce toxic plaque  Voir?

A new study suggests that taking aspirin in low, regular doses may reduce the buildup of Alzheimer's-specific amyloid plaque in the brain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(04/07/2018 @ 15:00)
Insurer Says Coverage For Asbestos Exposure Barred By Pollution Exclusions  Voir?

ST. LOUIS - No coverage is afforded for the settlement of an underlying asbestos exposure suit because the policies' pollution exclusions bar coverage and the allocation of the underlying settlement does not exceed the policies' deductibles, an insurer argues in a June 11 motion for summary judgment filed in Missouri federal court (Zurich American Insurance Co. v. Insurance Company of North America, No. 14-1112, E.D. Mo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
Insurer's Lead Coverage Suit Permitted To Proceed; Motion To Stay Denied  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A stay of an insurer's suit seeking a declaration regarding its duty to defend an insured in an underlying lead exposure suit is not warranted because the insurer's coverage suit does not present the same issues as the underlying lead exposure suit and the insured will not be prejudiced if the insurer's suit proceeds, a California federal judge said June 18 in denying the insured's motion to stay (James River Insurance Co. v. W.A. Rose Construction, et al., No. 18-2030, N.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101698). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
Maryland Casualty Says Latest Insurer Liability Action Should Get The Boot  Voir?

WILMINGTON, Del. - A recent lawsuit in a string of actions seeking to hold insurers of former Chapter 11 debtor W.R. Grace& Co. liable for claimants' asbestos diseases should be dismissed because a Delaware federal bankruptcy judge has already found that the claims are barred by the protections afforded the insurers in W.R. Grace's reorganization, one insurer argues in a June 15 filing (Barbara Hunt, et al. v. Maryland Casualty Company, No. 18-50402, D. Del. Bkcy.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
Law Firm: Misconduct Claims In Underlying Toxic Tort Are 'Defective On Their Face'  Voir?

SCRANTON, Pa. - A law firm accused of breaching its professional obligations that were part of a contingent fee agreement in an underlying toxic tort lawsuit on June 25 filed a brief in Pennsylvania federal court contending that the claims against it are "defective on their face" and should be dismissed for "any of seven separate and independent reasons" (Stanley Waleski v. Montgomery McCracken Walker& Rhoads, No. 18-1144, M.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
Report: Perfluoroalkyls 'Ubiquitous,' Linked To A Range Of Health Issues Including Cancer  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) on June 20 issued a report that concluded that perfluoroalkyls are "ubiquitous" in the environment and found that they are linked to a range of health issues including cancer. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
Study: Methane From Oil, Gas Activities Causes 'Radiative Forcing' In Atmosphere  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The journal Science on June 25 published an article authored by researchers from 13 universities, joined by others from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and environmental groups, which concludes that methane emissions across the supply chain of the oil and gas industry in the United States "results in roughly the same radiative forcing" as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere over a 20-year time period. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
EPA Proposes Lead Dust Rule, New Levels Would Be Less Than Half Existing Amounts  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on June 25 released a proposed rule that would change the federal lead-dust hazard standards for floors and window sills, establishing new levels that would be less than half of the current acceptable amounts. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
Judge: Couple's Injury Case Against DuPont, 3M Stands  Voir?

ALBANY, N.Y. - A federal judge in New York on June 21 denied a motion for summary judgment sought by 3M Co., E.I. du Pont de Nemours& Co. and other manufacturers of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in a lawsuit brought by a couple that contends that the companies are liable for cancer and other injuries due to groundwater contamination (Kenneth Wickenden, et al. v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., et al., No. 17-1056, N.D. N.Y.; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103591). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
City Says Groundwater Class Action Should Be Dismissed; Open Dumping Claim Fails  Voir?

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The city of Fort Myers on June 21 filed a brief in Florida federal court contending that a putative class action for the contamination of local groundwater with arsenic should be dismissed because the plaintiffs' open dumping claim predates federal law and "fails to acknowledge actionable conduct under applicable statutory and regulatory provisions" (Deretha Miller, et al. v. Fort Myers, et al., No. 18-195, M.D. Fla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
Michigan Inmates Claim County Officials Forced Lead-Tainted Water On Them  Voir?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - County prison officials knowingly exposed inmates to contaminated Flint, Mich., water through inaction, misrepresentation and, finally, through rationing of bottled water, plaintiffs allege in a June 25 complaint filed in federal court (Imani Hatcher, et al. v. County of Genesee, et al., No. 18-11986, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
Attorneys Debate Epidemiology, Causation In Lead Case Before Maryland High Court  Voir?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Attorneys for a landlord and a tenant who contends that he was poisoned by exposure to lead-based paint while living in a premises controlled by the landlord presented oral arguments before the Maryland Court of Appeals on June 1 debating whether the epidemiological evidence supported causation (Stanley Sugarman, et al. v. Chauncey Liles Jr., No. 80, Sept. Term 2017, Md. App.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
Teachers Sue City Of Newark For Lead In Water That Is 'Dangerously High'  Voir?

NEWARK, N.J. - The Newark Education Workers Caucus (NEWC) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on June 26 sued the city of Newark and other city agencies in New Jersey federal court seeking declaratory and injunctive relief for "dangerously high levels of lead" in the city's tap water (Newark Education Workers Caucus, et al. v. City of Newark, et al., No. 18-11025, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
Judge: Lead Pigment Suppliers Not Precluded From Liability For Poisoning Injury  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - A federal judge in Wisconsin on June 12 denied a motion for summary judgment dismissal in a lead-paint injury lawsuit, concluding that the component suppliers of white lead carbonate (WLC), a key ingredient in lead-based paint, are not precluded from liability for failure to warn (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
Attorneys Debate Research Facility's Duty In Lead Study Before Maryland High Court  Voir?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) and a woman who was poisoned by lead-based paint presented oral arguments before the Maryland Court of Appeals on May 8, debating whether KKI owed the woman a duty of care while she was a child living in a premises that was used as part of a lead-poisoning research program run by KKI (Kennedy Krieger Institute v. Ashley Partlow, No. 82, Sept. Term 2017, Md. App.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
Panel: Research Group Not Liable For Lead Injuries, Owed No Duty To Relatives  Voir?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on June 22 affirmed a lower court ruling and held that the Kennedy Krieger Institute's (KKI) medical expert in a lead-paint poisoning trial was properly admitted and that KKI was not liable for a tenant's injuries. Furthermore, the panel said KKI owed no duty to the tenant's relatives who were not enrolled in a lead-paint remediation study (James Ervin, et al. v. Kennedy Krieger Institute Inc., et al., No. 2401, Sept. Term 2016, 2018 Md. App. LEXIS 615). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
Judge Denies 3 Motions By Lago Attorney Seeking Protective Order, Emergency Stay  Voir?

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on June 25 denied three motions filed by Steven Donziger, the attorney who represented a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company for injuries only to have it reversed. Donziger's motions for declaratory judgment, a protective order and an emergency administrative stay all failed, but the judge did not elaborate on his ruling (Chevron Corporation v. Donziger, et al., No. 11 Civ. 691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
New York Sues 3M Co., Others For Injuries Caused By Aqueous Film-Forming Foam  Voir?

ALBANY, N.Y. - The state of New York on June 19 sued the 3M Co. and other companies that designed, manufactured, marketed and sold aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) and related products that the state contends were discharged into the environment and caused injuries to drinking water and threats to public health (New York v. 3M Company, et al., No. N/A, N.Y. Sup., Albany Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
Flint Water Crisis Judge Refuses To Remove Counsel, May Appoint Special Master  Voir?

DETROIT - A federal judge in Michigan overseeing Flint contaminated water litigation on June 19 denied motions to replace the co-liaison counsel and the interim co-lead class counsel, which had both sought the other's removal. The co-liaison counsel had contended that the co-lead class counsel had a conflict of interest, while the co-lead class counsel had argued that the co-liaison counsel had engaged in "a smear campaign" (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/07/2018 @ 04:41)
NTP framework for innovation rolled out at board meeting  Voir?

NTP Associate Director Brian Berridge introduced the Translational Toxicology Pipeline Plan to the Board of Scientific Counselors. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(03/07/2018 @ 21:35)
Nu-Med Files Patent for a Reactive Tube Coating  Voir?

Nu-Med Plus, a Salt Lake City, UT-based medical device company, recently filed for a patent covering its chemically reactive coating for medical tubing. The company said the technology could help patients receive contaminant-free nitric oxide, which is a lifesaving drug used to treat neonatal hypoxia. Neonatal Hypoxia can occur in newborns when they are deprived of adequate oxygen during or immediately after the birthing process. Inhaled nitric oxide is a medically essential gas that is currently used to treat inadequate oxygen levels in newborns, as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other pulmonary conditions. The new chemically reactive coating developed by Nu-Med Plus was designed to specifically remove toxic contaminants that are often found in nitric oxide deliv...

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(02/07/2018 @ 20:57)
Toxic Stress Is Real: Strategies to Help Children Toxic Stress Is Real: Strategies to Help Children  Voir?

How is the situation at the southern border affecting children -- those in detention centers, and also children in immigrant communities across the country?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(02/07/2018 @ 19:45)
Medical News Today: Cancer immunotherapy 'could be safer' with natural killer cells  Voir?

CAR cancer immunotherapy using natural killer cells from stem cells could be as effective and less toxic than using modified versions of patients' T cells. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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(02/07/2018 @ 17:00)
The koalas are threatened. Can their genome help us save them?  Voir?

The koala is an unusual creature. Native to Australia and a bit bigger than a raccoon, it spends most of its time in eucalyptus trees, gorging on leaves that are toxic to nearly every other animal on the planet.The koala sleeps about 22 hours a day and spends the remainder of its time eating and... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)

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(02/07/2018 @ 16:15)
Unintentional trazodone overdoses in children ≤6 years of age: data from poison center over a period of 16 years - El Zahran T, Morgan BW, Hon S, Herrington L, Geller RJ.  Voir?

CONTEXT: Trazodone is an atypical antidepressant with no established safety in children. Previous case reports showed no complications at doses 50-500  mg in children. Our study objective is to characterize the clinical effects, dose-related toxicity, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
(02/07/2018 @ 14:35)
Theophylline toxicity: an old poisoning for a new generation of physicians - Greene SC, Halmer T, Carey JM, Rissmiller BJ, Musick MA.  Voir?

A healthy 4-year-old female presented to the emergency department for vomiting and diarrhea. She was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, treated with antibiotics and anti-emetics and discharged. Within four hours, her symptoms recurred, followed by d... (Source: SafetyLit)
(02/07/2018 @ 14:35)
Real-world adverse effects of capecitabine toxicity in an elderly population - van Beek MWH, Roukens M, Jacobs WCH, Timmer-Bonte JNH, Kramers C.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Few studies have assessed the safety and effectiveness of the numerous available chemotherapeutic therapies for geriatric oncology patients. Most safety studies are conducted in large trials, and there is some uncertainty surrounding whether th... (Source: SafetyLit)
(02/07/2018 @ 14:35)
Cardiac toxicity from intentional ingestion of pong-pong seeds (Cerbera odollam) - Wermuth ME, Vorha R, Bowman N, Furbee RB, Rusyniak DE.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: A variety of plants contain cardiac glycosides. This has resulted in many of them being used to commit suicide. In southeast Asia, Cerebera odollam (pong-pong or suicide tree) is frequently used for suicidal ingestion. Seeds, or kernels, of thi... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(02/07/2018 @ 14:35)
Predictive systems toxicology - Kiani NA, Shang MM, Zenil H, Tegner J.  Voir?

In this review we address to what extent computational techniques can augment our ability to predict toxicity. The first section provides a brief history of empirical observations on toxicity dating back to the dawn of Sumerian civilization. Interestingly,... (Source: SafetyLit)
(02/07/2018 @ 14:35)
Toxic effects of methanol among illegally dispatched workers at aluminum CNC cutting process in small-scale, third-tier subcontractor factories of smartphone manufacturers in the Republic of Korea - Kang CW, Kim H, Shin K, Ryu J, Jung-Choi K, Lim KH, Kim JH.  Voir?

An outbreak of occupational methanol poisoning occurred in small-scale, third-tier factories of large-scale smartphone manufacturers in the Republic of Korea in 2016. To investigate the working environment and the health effects of methanol exposure among ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(02/07/2018 @ 14:35)
PETA, Dow Chemical, Department of Defense, others co-author inhalation testing paper  Voir?

(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) In another heavy-hitting collaboration, PETA scientists co-authored an article with leading universities, corporations, and government agencies -- including the Department of Defense, Dow Chemical, and Cardiff University -- to show how to study the toxic effects of inhaled substances using animal-free approaches, instead of causing animals to suffer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(02/07/2018 @ 05:00)
Novel pretargeted radionuclide therapy for HER2-expressing cancers shows promise  Voir?

(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) In a mouse model, researchers have demonstrated that a novel, affibody-based pretargeted radionuclide therapy for HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2)-expressing cancers is non-toxic to the kidneys and improves survival. The study is reported in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine's July featured article of the month. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(02/07/2018 @ 05:00)
Compounds found in green tea and wine may block formation of toxic metabolites  Voir?

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study suggests there is hope of treating certain inborn congenital metabolic diseases -- a hope found in green tea and in red wine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(02/07/2018 @ 05:00)
Investigating the influence of two probiotics in preventing cadmium toxicity  Voir?

(Natural News) Iranian scientists constructed a rat model to study the effect of two probiotics plus a prebiotic on cadmium (Cd), a heavy metal that is harmful to humans. They reported that the synbiotic – a synergistic combination of probiotics and prebiotics – protected rats against the toxic effects of cadmium, which includes oxidative stress on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(01/07/2018 @ 11:20)
Toxicology Round: Synthetic Marijuana and Brodifacoum a Toxic Combo  Voir?

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
(01/07/2018 @ 06:00)
Bio-fungicides found to control seed-borne fungi in wheat better than conventional antibiotics  Voir?

(Natural News) Today’s farmlands aren’t any different from labs, what with all the chemicals and antibiotics found in crops, as well as the staggering amount of synthetic pesticides used in each. Fortunately, researchers from India have found a natural alternative for managing pests without toxic side effects. In the study, which was published in the American... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(30/06/2018 @ 17:00)
Reality Isn 't Always What You Think! How Cognitive Distortions Harm Us  Voir?

We all see reality through a personal lens shaped by our beliefs, culture, religion, and experiences. The 1950 movie Rashomon was a brilliant example of this, where three witnesses to a crime recount different versions of what happened. When couples argue, they usually can't agree on the facts of what happened. Additionally, our mind tricks us according to what we think, believe, and feel. These are cognitive distortions that cause us unnecessary pain. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or perfectionism, your thinking can skew your perceptions. Cognitive distortions reflect flawed thinking, often stemming from insecurity and low-self-esteem. Negative filters distort reality and can generate stressful emotions. Thoughts stir up feelings, which in turn trigger more ne...

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(30/06/2018 @ 15:00)
7 Natural painkillers that are better than ibuprofen  Voir?

(Natural News) One of the most famous lines from cult-classic, The Princess Bride, says, â€œlife is pain. Anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something.” Drug companies are a perfect example of this – but their tactics focus more on emphasizing that toxic chemicals and synthetic remedies are the only way to relieve discomfort. After all,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(30/06/2018 @ 12:10)
BOOM! Trump's DOJ criminally charges 76 doctors, 23 pharmacists, 19 nurses raking in billions in medical fraud to push toxic drugs  Voir?

(Natural News) President Trump is draining the “medical swamp.” The U.S. health care system is plagued by rampant fraud, abuse and profiteering carried out by dishonest doctors and pharmacists. In working to combat the rampant fraud, the DOJ has announced an unprecedented crackdown on medical fraud, charging over 600 people with criminal activities that involved... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(29/06/2018 @ 13:06)
Nonstick chemicals now a dangerous contaminant in water and food  Voir?

(Natural News) Your favorite nonstick pan may give you picture-perfect pancakes and let you fry an egg with relative ease â€“ but is it really worth the risk? Many nonstick pans and utensils are made with toxic chemicals, known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) â€“ both belong to a group of toxins known... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(29/06/2018 @ 02:54)
Liquidia files for IPO  Voir?

Morrisville-based biopharmaceutical company Liquidia Technologies has filed for an initial public offering. According to Liquidia's filing, the company plans to raise about $57.5 million in the IPO and list its common stock on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker LQDA.  The proceeds of the offering are slated to be used for the following, according to the filing: To complete our ongoing Phase 3 cli nical trial of LIQ861;  To advance LIQ865 through our planned Phase 2-enabling toxicology studies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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(28/06/2018 @ 22:13)
Monsanto secretly ran "Let Nothing Go" campaign that paid internet trolls to post pro-Monsanto comments all across the internet  Voir?

(Natural News) When it comes to the list of Monsanto’s dirty deeds, there is no end in sight. News on the biotech industry’s most scandalous company and their unscrupulous efforts at keeping the truth about their toxic products from reaching the masses just keeps cropping up. With so many investigations and lawsuits going on, its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/06/2018 @ 22:07)
A deadly pattern of collusion and deceit: Both industry and regulators are aware of the dangers of pesticides  Voir?

(Natural News) When corporate interests and government agencies collide, you get a veritable Pandora’s box of corruption, collusion and deceit. And when those corporate interests include toxic pesticides, you get the Poison Papers. Collectively, the Poison Papers are 20,000 pages of documents which prove government agencies and industry cronies have worked together to obscure the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/06/2018 @ 22:05)
High-Powered MRI Releases Mercury From Dental Amalgam High-Powered MRI Releases Mercury From Dental Amalgam  Voir?

Dental amalgam exposed ex vivo to 7.0-T MRI releases potentially toxic mercury, researchers from Turkey report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(28/06/2018 @ 20:57)
The Doctor Who Discovered Lead in Flint 's Water on What Went Wrong and How to Fix It  Voir?

What led you to suspect that there was lead in the water of Flint, Mich.? I was clued in by a high school girlfriend–a drinking-water expert–over a glass of wine at a barbecue at my house. She told me that the water [which was being piped from the local river to save money] wasn’t being treated properly. And once you proved that to be true, the city swung into action? No. I was attacked, the science was attacked and my credibility was attacked. Everybody talking about this was attacked: moms, activists, pastors, journalists. In your new book, What the Eyes Don’t See, you say the crisis in Flint was caused by both government policy and a lack of faith in government. How can it be both? It was policy that poisoned the city. It was the policy of austerity and emergenc...

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(28/06/2018 @ 12:15)
Cleaning products protect you from dangerous chemicals in your furniture, study finds    Voir?

Regular handwashing and dusting and vacuuming around the house can cut levels of toxic fire retardant chemicals in your system by half in a week, Columbia University research reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(28/06/2018 @ 08:07)
SAMHSA: Notice of Meetings  Voir?

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announce the following meeting schedules: 1) Tribal Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC) on July 22-23, 2018, 2) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) on July 23 and July 25, 2018, and 3) Joint Tribal Advisory Committee (JTAC) on July 24, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)

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(28/06/2018 @ 06:00)
New testing finds synergistic combination leads to toxicity in nanomaterials  Voir?

(University of Oregon) A new study finds reason for caution -- a clear emergence of toxicity -- in nanomaterial product formulations, but it also provides an early testing technique that could help the industry continue to move forward. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(28/06/2018 @ 05:00)
Researchers discover new mechanism to explain the spread of Alzheimer's disease  Voir?

(Springer) Scientists have pinpointed minute exosomes as the main vehicle that allow the spread of toxic proteins that trigger the onset of Alzheimer's Disease across a person's brain network. This finding could help to develop better diagnostic and treatment options for this debilitating brain disease that is characterized by dementia, memory loss, mood swings and being disorientated and is ultimately fatal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(28/06/2018 @ 05:00)
National Library of Medicine Functional Statement  Voir?

The National Library of Medicine (1) assists the advancement of medical and related sciences through the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information important to the progress of medicine and health; (2) serves as a national information resource for medical education, research, and service activities of Federal and private agencies, organizations, and institutions; (3) serves as a national information resource for the public, patients, and families by providing electronic access to reliable health information issued by the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources; (4) publishes in print and electronically guides to health sciences information in the form of catalogs, bibliographies, indexes, and online databases; (5) provides support for medical library development...

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(27/06/2018 @ 20:08)
Toxicities of the New Cancer Therapies  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Julie Brahmer, MD, on new guidelines for managing side effects (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
(27/06/2018 @ 19:35)
Space is full of dirty, toxic grease, scientists reveal  Voir?

Research to calculate amount of ‘space grease' in the Milky Way found enough for 40 trillion trillion trillion packs of butterIt looks cold, dark and empty, but astronomers have revealed that interstellar space is permeated with a fine mist of grease-like molecules.The study provides the most precise estimate yet of the amount of “space grease” in the Milky Way, by recreating the carbon-based compounds in the laboratory. The Australian-Turkish team discovered more than expected: 10 billion trillion trillion tonnes of gloop, or enough for 40 trillion trillion trillion packs of butter.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(27/06/2018 @ 16:33)
NIH Opening First Mesothelioma Clinical Trial for Lynparza  Voir?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, is opening the first mesothelioma clinical trial involving the immunotherapy drug Lynparza (olaparib), a protein inhibitor and targeted therapy already used effectively with breast and ovarian cancers. The phase II clinical trial, for patients previously treated with standard chemotherapy, is designed to gauge the response rate in pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma. Mesothelioma specialist Dr. Raffit Hassan of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the senior investigator for the single-center trial, which hopes to enroll at least 40 patients. Earlier research at University of Florida Health — published in October 2017 in Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology — showed an impressive ability of Lynparza and niraparib, a simil...

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(27/06/2018 @ 14:22)
Amalgam fillings may leak mercury after high-strength MRI  Voir?

When amalgam fillings are exposed to ultra-high-strength MRI, they can release toxic mercury, according to a study, though researchers say most should be safe. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
(27/06/2018 @ 14:12)
Toxic shock syndrome: B.C. teen's death revives an '80s anxiety  Voir?

For women living in the 21st century, toxic shock syndrome can feel like a bit of a bogeyman — an ominous warning on your tampon package about a threat that almost never materializes. (Source: CBC | Health)
(27/06/2018 @ 12:00)
Toxic shock syndrome: B.C. teen's death revives an 80s anxiety  Voir?

For women living in the 21st century, toxic shock syndrome can feel like a bit of a bogeyman — an ominous warning on your tampon package about a threat that almost never materializes. (Source: CBC | Health)
(27/06/2018 @ 12:00)
Role for PET Imaging in Reducing Tx Toxicity in Advanced Hodgkin Lymphoma?  Voir?

De-escalated treatment may be possible in patients with advanced HL who reach a metabolic response after only 2 cycles of escalated BEACOPP. (Source: CancerNetwork)

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(27/06/2018 @ 08:23)
Specieswatch: What's this beetle doing in my beer? He's under the table I fear  Voir?

Ambrosia beetles feed on the alcoholic fungus they cultivate on dead trees so finding a gratis pint in the garden is a bonusThose enjoying a cool beer in the garden this summer, at least in the southern half of England, may find an ambrosia beetle swimming about in it. These 6mm beetles, also known as oak pinhole borers, have a remarkable trick of cultivating ambrosia fungi, which produces alcohol, hence their liking for beer.The beetles,Platypus cylindrus, carry spores of the ambrosia fungi about with them so that when colonising dead or dying trees they can start growing the fungus on which they and their offspring feed. One of the benefits for them in farming this particular fungus is that alcohol is toxic to many competing beetles and fungi so they carve out a patch untroubled by compe...

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(26/06/2018 @ 21:30)
MRI scans may release toxic mercury from dental fillings  Voir?

Researchers from Akdeniz University in Turkey say high-strength MRI scanners which began to be used last year may be so powerful they corrode people's teeth fillings and release mercury. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(26/06/2018 @ 17:11)
Toxicity reduction in bamboo shoots: field survey and scientific validation of a traditional knowledge system - Singhal P, Singh RK, Satya S, Naik SN.  Voir?

Bamboo shoots form an integral part of the local diet of the Northeastern states of India. Fermented shoots have been eaten by tribal communities there since ancient times, but with increasing globalization, the trend of processing bamboo shoots at the hom... (Source: SafetyLit)
(26/06/2018 @ 15:42)
Understanding and promoting resilience in the context of adverse childhood experiences - Sciaraffa MA, Zeanah PD, Zeanah CH.  Voir?

Brain development in the early years is especially susceptible to toxic stress caused by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). According to epigenetics research, toxic stress has the capacity to physically change a child's brain and be hardwired into the c... (Source: SafetyLit)
(26/06/2018 @ 15:42)
Will California taxpayers have to take on cost of removing lead paint?  Voir?

Two paint makers are backing a California initiative which would undo a pricey court ruling holding them accountable for selling toxic paint (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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(26/06/2018 @ 15:14)
7T MRI may release mercury from amalgam dental fillings  Voir?

MR imaging at 7-tesla magnet strength may release toxic mercury from amalgam...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Glucose-MRI technique at 7T aids tumor evaluation Minimal side effects from 7T MRI subside in minutes Teeth: The feature radiologists need to know more about Study links frequent dental x-rays with brain tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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(26/06/2018 @ 15:00)
Will California taxpayers have to take on lead paint fixes?  Voir?

Two paint manufacturers, Sherwin Williams and Conagra, that want to wipe out potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in legal obligations could send the issue to voters. They could have enough signatures today to put their initiative on California's November ballot. The manufacturers want to dedicate taxpayer money to remove lead paint from homes and schools. The measure would undo a pricey court ruling that holds them accountable for selling toxic paint. John Blackstone reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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(26/06/2018 @ 13:12)
Giant Hogweed Can Burn Skin and Eyes, and It's Spreading  Voir?

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 -- Giant hogweed is much like a Dr. Seuss nightmare -- a towering, invasive plant with toxic sap that burns the skin and eyes upon contact. But the noxious weed is not imaginary, with a dozen states now on the lookout to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(26/06/2018 @ 13:06)
Founder of Virtual Reality warns we should all DELETE all social media accounts to avoid "mass human behavioral engineering"  Voir?

(Natural News) Does social media actually bring people closer together, or is it all an illusion with a much darker purpose? Jaron Lanier, one of the founding fathers of virtual reality, believes social media is a toxic space, serving only to leave people feeling sadder, angrier and more alone. In his new book, Ten Arguments for Deleting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(25/06/2018 @ 09:47)
Global Campaign Against Mercury Moves to an End Zone  Voir?

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2018 (IPS)A global campaign to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard– the use of mercury in dentistry—is steadily moving to a successful conclusion.Providing an update, Charlie Brown, head of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, one of the key campaigners, told IPS that “nation by nation, the world is on the threshold of ending amalgam for children in 2018.” Participants in the global workshop in Bangkok, co-sponsored by the UN Environment (UNE) and the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry. Credit: UNE“Europe takes that exciting step on July 1. Asian nations like Bangladesh and Vietnam are taking the same bold step this year. Several African nations may follow the lead of Mauritius (which ended amalgam for child...

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(25/06/2018 @ 07:20)
Nanomaterials could mean more algae outbreaks for wetlands, waterways  Voir?

(Duke University) The last 10 years have seen a surge in the use of tiny substances called nanomaterials in agrochemicals like pesticides and fungicides. The idea is to provide more disease protection and better yields for crops, while decreasing the amount of toxins sprayed on agricultural fields. But when combined with nutrient runoff from fertilized cropland and manure-filled pastures, these 'nanopesticides' could also mean more toxic algae outbreaks for nearby streams, lakes and wetlands, researchers report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(25/06/2018 @ 05:00)
How Clean is Clean Enough?  Voir?

ISO 19227 Implants for Surgery--Cleanliness of Orthopedic Implants--General Requirements is a long-awaited guidance document that was finalized and published early 2018. This guidance document is intended to assist orthopedic medical device manufacturers address the cleaning of their devices. One of the requirements of the good laboratory practices (GLPs) mandated by FDA is that medical devices be free from manufacturing residuals. Determination of what is needed to fulfill this requirement has largely been up to manufacturers and has been a topic hotly debated across the industry. Absent of specific guidance on setting acceptance criteria, and what classes of residuals to look for in a cleaning validation, individual manufacturers (and to a limited extent testing laboratories) have defi...

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(23/06/2018 @ 00:48)
Federal study: Chemicals toxic at levels EPA thought safe  Voir?

A previously blocked federal study says the chemicals used by a West Virginia factory to make non-stick products are dangerous at levels the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had thought were safe (Source: ABC News: Health)
(22/06/2018 @ 17:06)
Health Highlights: June 22, 2018  Voir?

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Industrial Chemicals in Drinking Water More Toxic Than Thought Industrial chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl found in public... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(22/06/2018 @ 10:06)
Chemical burns caused by crust anemone - Gaudchau A, Pfeiffer N, Gericke A.  Voir?

We present a  case of a toxic reaction in both eyes caused by secretions from an encrusting anemone of the genus Protopalythoa. The patient presented with chemosis and follicular reaction of the conjunctiva and whitish spots on the limbus. Under local trea... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(22/06/2018 @ 09:17)
Hydrangeas, the strange color-changing flowers (video)  Voir?

(American Chemical Society) Savvy gardeners know that they can adjust the color of hydrangea blossoms between pink and blue by altering the pH of the soil. But pH isn't the entire story. The chameleon-like nature of these flowers is a consequence of the plants' struggle to survive in toxic soils: https://youtu.be/tmCxU8XY_pE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(22/06/2018 @ 05:00)
Senseonics Wins Nod for Implantable Long-Term CGM  Voir?

Senseonics Holdings said it has received a PMA for the Eversense Continous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system. The Germantown, Md-based company said the system is the first and only CGM to feature an implantable glucose sensor and provide long-term continuous monitoring for up to three months. “We're very pleased to receive this FDA approval that allows us to make Eversense available in the U.S., as it is in many European markets,” Tim Goodnow President and CEO of Senseonics said in a release. “With the parallel trends of wearable personal devices and medical implantables for people to manage their health, this product exemplifies the natural evolution for diabetes devices, and Senseonics is excited to help lead the way. More importantly, we believe the unique features Eversense offer...

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(21/06/2018 @ 21:11)
As Loneliness Rises Among Americans, Experts Warn It ' s Making Many Sick  Voir?

(CBS Local)- Former Surgeon General Doctor Vivek Murthy brought mental health to the forefront last September when he wrote in the Harvard Business Review that loneliness is a “growing health epidemic.” Now a recent survey by health service company Cigna adds to that by showing many Americans say they sometimes or always feel alone. The survey of more than 20,000 U.S. adults ages 18 years and older revealed some alarming findings: Nearly half of Americans report sometimes or always feeling alone (46 percent) or left out (47 percent). One in four Americans (27 percent) rarely or never feel as though there are people who really understand them. Two in five Americans sometimes or always feel that their relationships are not meaningful (43 percent) and that they are isolated...

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(21/06/2018 @ 18:52)
Separating Kids From Parents Can Cause Psychological Harm. But Experts Say Detaining Them Together Isn 't Much Better  Voir?

With an executive order on Wednesday, President Donald Trump put an end to the controversial practice of separating migrant parents caught illegally crossing the border from their children. The practice had drawn widespread criticism, including from medical experts, who cautioned that forced family separation could cause irreparable psychological harm to children. But experts warn that the alternative — detaining families together — may also pose serious risks to kids’ mental health, potentially increasing the incidence of everything from PTSD to suicide. Steve Lee, a professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles and president of the Society of Clinical Childhood and Adolescent Psychology, says there’s little question that forced separation, p...

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(21/06/2018 @ 18:36)
Facebook bans Alzheimer's, Dementia prevention education videos  Voir?

(Natural News) In yet another example of tech giants protecting Big Pharma’s evil monopolies by censoring content that helps people heal, Facebook has banned advertising of an upcoming Alzheimer’s and Dementia summit. According to Facebook, offering educational videos for improved health is not a “business model” that Facebook tolerates. Of course, promoting toxic pharmaceuticals and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(21/06/2018 @ 14:57)
Race equality in the UK is going backwards, says conference  Voir?

UNISON is calling on the current and future governments to renew a commitment to race equality at work and in the wider society. The demand comes as the UK is gripped by “an increasingly toxic debate around migration and race, creating an even more hostile environment for migrant and Black workers”, national conference delegates heard. In a debate asking “How far have we come?” in the 50 years since the first Race Relations Act was amended in 1968, the resounding answer from delegates was negative. Said Jackie Wallace of Camden local government: “It looks like we have not come far at all – but have gone back.” Ms Wallace spoke of the disproportionate number of Black workers suffering from job cuts and disciplinary procedures. Janet Maiden of University College Hospital branch...

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(21/06/2018 @ 12:20)
Three nutrient dense superfoods that are easy on your digestion  Voir?

(Natural News) There are many reasons that people are suffering from so many illnesses today. From toxic onslaughts to poor food choices, the amount of trip wires on the road to good health can be nauseating and can paralyze people into doing nothing at all. After all, who has time to investigate how to become... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(21/06/2018 @ 11:47)
Health Highlights: June 21, 2018  Voir?

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Industrial Chemicals in Drinking Water More Toxic Than Thought Industrial chemicals called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl found in public... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(21/06/2018 @ 09:06)
Chemicals found in some U.S. water supplies more toxic than previously thought, report says  Voir?

Chemicals that were used to make non-stick pans and fire-suppressing foam are no longer part of U.S. manufacturing process, but water sampling has found contamination. (Source: CBC | Health)

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(21/06/2018 @ 00:42)
Report finds industrial chemicals more toxic than thought  Voir?

A government report shows that a family of industrial chemicals turning up in public water supplies around the country threatens human health at concentrations seven to 10 times lower than previously realized (Source: ABC News: Health)
(20/06/2018 @ 22:49)
Children separated from their parents suffer permanent damage to their physical and mental health  Voir?

There is a decades-long legacy of studies showing the adverse health affects that children suffer after separation from their parents - from toxic stress and depression to heart disease and cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(20/06/2018 @ 21:04)
Long-awaited report on water contaminants released by HHS  Voir?

A long-awaited government study on the toxicity levels chemicals commonly used in manufacturing was made public on Wednesday, months after a White House official warned that it could be a "potential public relations nightmare." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
(20/06/2018 @ 20:56)
Novel Nonchemo Combo (Len-R) Effective in Follicular Lymphoma Novel Nonchemo Combo (Len-R) Effective in Follicular Lymphoma  Voir?

A novel chemotherapy-free regimen containing lenalidomide and rituximab showed similar efficacy but less toxicity than the standard combination of rituximab and chemotherapy in the RELEVANCE trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(20/06/2018 @ 16:28)
Consequence modeling at the Eastman Kingsport site - James M, Skelton D.  Voir?

The intent of this paper will be to review the methods utilized at the Eastman Kingsport site in determining magnitude of consequences of toxic, thermal, and blast overpressure scenarios. This will include discussion on dispersion modeling, dose-response m... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(20/06/2018 @ 16:20)
A Giant Plant That Can Cause Blindness Was Spotted for the First Time in a New State  Voir?

The presence of a hazardous invasive plant that can cause burns and blindness has been confirmed for the first time in Virginia, authorities said. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed on Tuesday that giant hogweed, a toxic weed that can grow up to 15 feet tall and resembles the less dangerous cow parsnip, was identified at a private home in Clarke County. Earlier this month, Virginia Department of Transportation employees who remembered hearing about the species years earlier reported a bunch growing in Frederick County, the Washington Post reports. Exposure to sap produced by the giant hogweed plant can, in conjunction with sunlight and moisture, cause serious skin and eye irritation, blistering, scarring and even blindness, according to the New York Sta...

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(20/06/2018 @ 15:04)
South Africa:A New Revolution in TB Treatment as the Injection Falls  Voir?

[MSF] South Africa has just made history today as it becomes the first country in the world to take a bold step of replacing an injectable drug with toxic side effects, with a promising new oral medicine (bedaquiline) in the standard multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment regimens for adolescents and adults. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)

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(20/06/2018 @ 10:37)
An experimental evaluation of toxic gas emissions from vehicle fires - Truchot B, Fouillen F, Collet S.  Voir?

Improving fire modelling is a key issue to design efficient safety measures for a safe people evacuation in case of fire. Such an analysis should consider the different impacts of fire on people as temperature, visibility but also toxicity. Most of the sta... (Source: SafetyLit)
(20/06/2018 @ 05:42)
Hawaii Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Use Of Pesticide Chlorpyrifos  Voir?

HONOLULU - The governor of Hawaii on June 13 signed into law a bill that completely bans the use of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos starting in 2023, making it the first state to prohibit use of the chemical. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
(20/06/2018 @ 03:11)
Toxic Tort Law Firm Accused Of Breach Of Conduct Removes Case To Federal Court  Voir?

SCRANTON, Pa. - A law firm on June 4 removed to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania a putative class action brought against it by a man who contends that the firm breached its professional obligations that were part of a contingent fee agreement in an underlying toxic tort lawsuit to which he was party (Stanley Waleski v. Montgomery McCracken Walker& Rhoads, No. 18-1144, M.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/06/2018 @ 03:11)
Government Agency Issues New Standard For Workplace Exposure To Silica  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on June 11 issued a standard to limit the exposure of workers to respirable crystalline silica in general industry and maritime occupations. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
(20/06/2018 @ 03:11)
Putative Class: Tainted Water Claim Valid; Motion To Dismiss Should Be Denied  Voir?

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A group of Florida residents on June 6 filed a brief in Florida federal court contending that the district court should deny the city of Fort Myers' motion to dismiss the group's putative class action for the contamination of local groundwater with arsenic because they have stated a claim for relief, among other things, for violation of federal laws that prohibit open dumps (Deretha Miller, et al. v. Fort Myers, et al., No. 18-195, M.D. Fla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/06/2018 @ 03:11)
Colorado Mine Spill Cases Should Not Be Consolidated, Navajo Nation, Others Say  Voir?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Navajo Nation and the states of New Mexico and Utah on June 7 filed a brief in a New Mexico federal court arguing that their lawsuit should not be consolidated with others against the companies that spilled 3 million gallons of acid mine drainage and heavy metals into the Animas and San Juan rivers. The Navajo Nation and the states argue that the spill has tainted the groundwater supply (In re: Gold King Mine Release in San Juan County, Colorado on August 5, 2015, No. 18-2824, D. N.M.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/06/2018 @ 03:11)
EPA, 'Fixer Upper' Home Repair Show Reach Deal Regarding Lead-Based Paint  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Environmental Protection Agency announced June 5 that it has reached a settlement agreement with Magnolia Waco Properties LLC, which does business as Magnolia Homes, to resolve alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) related to home renovations conducted without adequate lead paint protection on the home renovation television show "Fixer Upper." (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/06/2018 @ 03:11)
New Jersey Mother Sues Property Owner, Realty Company For Lead Paint Injuries  Voir?

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - A mother in New Jersey on June 8 sued a property owner and management company in state court, arguing that they are liable for injuries she and her child suffered as a result of exposure to lead-based paint (Trenice Audain v. Clifridge Associates LLC, et al., No. ESX-L-004043-18, N.J. Super., Essex Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/06/2018 @ 03:11)
Government, New York City Authority Reach Lead Hazard Deal Worth At Least $1.4B  Voir?

NEW YORK - The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York on June 11 announced that he has reached a lead hazard settlement with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) that imposes a federal monitor, requires the city to provide $1.2 billion of additional capital funding to NYCHA over the next five years and requires the city to provide $200 million every year thereafter until the problems are fixed and the consent decree is no longer necessary (United States v. New York City Housing Authority, No. 18-5213, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/06/2018 @ 03:11)
Chevron: Court Should Deny Relief, Hold Lago Agrio Attorney In Contempt  Voir?

NEW YORK - Chevron Corp. filed a brief in a New York federal court on June 14 contending that the district court should deny a motion for declaratory relief filed by Steven Donziger, the attorney who represented a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company for injuries only to have it reversed (Chevron Corporation v. Donziger, et al., No. 11 Civ. 691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/06/2018 @ 03:11)
California Attorney General's Motion To Alter Glyphosate Warning Fails, Judge Says  Voir?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A federal judge in California on June 12 denied a motion by the California attorney general that sought to amend a ruling issued by the court in February that enjoined the state of California from requiring companies to issue a warning regarding glyphosate (National Association of Wheat Growers, et al. v. Lauren Zeise, et al., No. 17-2401, E.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/06/2018 @ 03:11)
Monsanto: Supplemental Ruling Supports Summary Judgment In Roundup MDL  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. filed a notice of supplemental authority in California federal court on June 12 that it contends supports its motion for summary judgment based on a failure of general causation proof in the multidistrict litigation for Roundup (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2741, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/06/2018 @ 03:11)
California School District, Water Company Sue Dow, Others For Water Contamination  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A California school district and a water company on June 4 filed two separate complaints against The Dow Chemical Co. in California state court, contending that it and other chemical companies are liable for contaminating the local groundwater with 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP) (Superior Mutual Water Company v. The Dow Chemical Company, et al., No. CGC-18-566968, Rio Bravo-Greeley Union School District v. The Dow Chemical Company, et al., No. CGC-18-566967, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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New version of TOXMAP now available  Voir?

A new version of TOXMAP is now available; it does not require browser plug-ins and provides improved usability on mobile devices. (Source: TOXMAP News)
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Novel recycling process turns discarded hard disk drive magnets into new material  Voir?

(Natural News) With the rise of technology also comes the rise of electronic waste across the globe. It may seem as if these unused materials are easier to discard than typical garbage, but the truth is, it’s really difficult to do so due to the high levels of toxic chemicals. To address this problem, the U.S.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Acute cyanide poisoning: are skin findings and odors helpful in making the diagnosis?  Voir?

2 out of 5 stars Challenges in the diagnosis of acute cyanide poisoning. Parker-Cote JL et al. Clin Toxicol 2018;56(7):609-617 Abstract The stated goal of this somewhat confusing and unfocused article was to “identify isolated acute cyanide poison cases and to identify reported signs, symptoms and laboratory findings.” The authors did a systematic literature review to retrieve cases reports and case series describing patients who were alive on presentation after acute exposure to a cyanide salt. Patients exposed to cyanide in association with smoke inhalation were excluded. They found 65 relevant studies (52 case reports and 13 case series) published between 1967 ad 2015, with a total of 102 individual cases. Common clinical characteristics reported included unresponsiveness (...

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Make an INFORMED decision: Everything you need to know about colloidal silver  Voir?

(Natural News) Not long ago, colloidal silver was commonly used in a variety of applications. From treating illnesses to healing wounds, colloidal silver was seen as an all-purpose remedy — at least in the days before the advent of antibiotics (and the rest of the toxic pharmaceutical industry). In spite of this rich history of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Medical News Today: Are e-cigarette flavorings toxic to the heart?  Voir?

A recently published study tests the safety of electronic cigarette flavorings on the cells that line the blood vessels and the inside of the heart. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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(19/06/2018 @ 15:00)
The sickening truth about disinfecting wipes: They are made from toxic ingredients that can cause cancer  Voir?

(Natural News) If you use disinfecting wipes, it's likely because you want to rid your home of germs. They might do a good job of accomplishing that task, but you could be introducing something that is potentially even more harmful when you use them. In fact, the EPA regulates disinfecting wipes as pesticides, which actually... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(19/06/2018 @ 12:03)
A groundbreaking study CONFIRMS that a common vaccine additive is linked to autism-like behavior  Voir?

(Natural News) It’s no secret that the aluminum adjuvants used to make vaccines more potent is toxic; so injecting metal into your body usually isn’t the best of ideas, now is it? But few have dared to go against the grain and take a deeper look at just how bad aluminum really is when its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Plant-based antimicrobial compounds offer a variety of alternatives to an over-dependence on toxic synthetic antibiotics that are increasingly less effective  Voir?

(Natural News) In the 20th century, synthetic antibiotics were considered to be the silver bullet for most medical conditions: It treated most diseases, reduced overall mortality, and extended a person’s lifespan. However, what was supposedly a gift has turned into one of the worst things to ever happen, with the rise of multidrug-resistant bacteria strains.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Hawaii bans toxic pesticide "chlorpyrifos" linked to neurological damage in children... but it's legal in the other 49 states (and you're eating it)  Voir?

(Natural News) New legislation was recently signed into law by Hawaii Governor David Ige that prohibits the use of pesticides containing a toxic chemical known as chlorpyrifos, which has been shown to lower IQ levels in children. Senate Bill 3095 is the first of its kind in all 50 states to take direct action against... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Garcinia kola and Allium sativum found to be effective alternative antimicrobials for respiratory pathogens  Voir?

(Natural News) Researchers have found that a combination of bitter kola (Garcinia kola) and garlic (Allium sativum) extracts may contain antimicrobial properties. The study, which was published in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology, was conducted to investigate the effects of the plants’ extracts on known respiratory pathogens when used separately and when... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Research shows how a moderate dose of alcohol protects the heart  Voir?

(Funda ç ࣠o de Amparo ŕ  Pesquisa do Estado de S ࣠o Paulo) Results published in Cardiovascular Research suggest the effect is associated with activation of the enzyme ALDH2, which helps rid the organism of an aldehyde which is a toxic byproduct of alcohol digestion as much as it is a byproduct of heart cells submitted to stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Preclinical study finds stevia is comparable to antibiotics in the treatment of Lyme disease  Voir?

(Natural News) Research published in the European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology revealed yet another sweet benefit of stevia. Known for its natural sweetening properties, stevia was discovered to be a safer and even more effective alternative to conventional, toxic antibiotics in treating Lyme disease. The researchers from the University of New Haven used an alcohol extract... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Minimize the unwanted side effects of alcohol with these nutritional supplements  Voir?

(Natural News) Drinking alcohol in small to moderate amounts can be beneficial to the heart, but it can also cause unwanted side effects. When you drink alcohol, the ethanol breaks down the toxic compound called acetaldehyde. This compound is the reason you get a hangover after excessive alcohol consumption. In addition to morning-after headaches and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Medical News Today: Toxic synovitis: Causes and symptoms  Voir?

Toxic synovitis causes joint pain and inflammation in the hip. It primarily affects children and usually occurs following a viral infection. Signs of toxic synovitis include limping, walking on the tips of the toes, complaining of leg or hip pain, and being reluctant to walk. Learn more about diagnosis and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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Lung cancer symptoms: Persistent cough could be a sign of the condition  Voir?

LUNG cancer symptoms and signs include a persistent cough. The single biggest risk factor for this type of cancer is smoking, as the toxic substances in tobacco damage cells in the lungs. Watch out for these five symptoms of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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(16/06/2018 @ 13:01)
Michigan Adopts Strictest Lead Water Rules in the United States Michigan Adopts Strictest Lead Water Rules in the United States  Voir?

Michigan on Thursday adopted the strictest U.S. rules to guard against lead in drinking water, a move sparked by the Flint water crisis that exposed thousands of city residents to the toxic chemical, officials said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(16/06/2018 @ 01:05)
Dozens of swimmers sickened by chemicals floating in toxic 'gas cloud' over California pool    Voir?

On Thursday, 35 people were exposed to a cloud of chlorine and muriatic acid fumes that formed above a San Jose, California pool, making it difficult to breath and even causing some to vomit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(15/06/2018 @ 19:00)
Vaping DANGER: Flavoured e-cigarettes can be ‘toxic' and ‘lead to heart attacks'  Voir?

VAPING e-cigarettes as an alternative to smoking normal cigarettes has been deemed a healthy way of quitting the habit. But now scientists have warned a flavoured vape can damage cells lining the heart and blood vessels, which can lead to cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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(15/06/2018 @ 15:13)
Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)  Voir?

The mission of the CounterACT program is to foster and support research and development of new and improved therapeutics for chemical threats. Chemical threats are toxic chemicals that could be used in a terrorist attack or accidentally released from industrial production, storage or shipping. They include traditional chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals, pharmaceutical-based agents, and pesticides. (Source: PHPartners.org)

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(15/06/2018 @ 12:42)
Two UCLA chemists selected as 2018 Pew scholars  Voir?

UCLA chemistry professors Hosea Nelson and Jose Rodriguez have been selected among 22  Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences for 2018. The honor provides funding to outstanding young researchers whose work is relevant to the advancement of human health. The scholars, who were selected from 184 nominations, will receive four-year, $300,000 grants to advance their explorations of biological mechanisms underpinning human h ealth and disease.UCLA and UC San Diego each has two 2018 Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences; no other university has more than one.“These scientists have shown the boldness and creativity that drives great discoveries, and Pew's unrestricted support will help them follow the facts wherever they lead,” said Rebecca Rimel, president and CEO of the Pew Charitab...

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Flavored E-Cigarettes Can Damage Blood Vessels, BU Report Says  Voir?

BOSTON (CBS) – There is a public perception that flavored e-cigarettes are harmless or at least less harmful than traditional cigarettes, but researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine say e-cigs may pose significant health risks. They looked specifically at the short-term effects of flavoring chemicals used in e-cigs and found that flavor additives are directly toxic to blood vessels. Scientists say, over time, they could lead to heart and blood vessel disease similar to that caused by traditional cigarettes. E-Cigarette. (Credit: iStockphoto) This research released Thursday provides more reason for adults who aren’t trying to quit smoking should avoid them and why parents need to strongly discourage their kids from using them. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, We...

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FDA absurdly claims that sun damage is a "disease" that can only be treated with prescription drugs and nothing else  Voir?

(Natural News) It’s well-known that antioxidants can provide a myriad of health benefits — including protection against sunburn and the damage it causes. But according to the FDA, only drugs and creams that have been made by their industry masters can offer health benefits. Is toxic sunscreen really the only option consumers have when it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(14/06/2018 @ 16:30)
Results of Novel Mesothelioma Drug Presented at ASCO Meeting  Voir?

A multicenter phase II clinical trial involving the latest orally administered protein inhibitor drug has shown considerable promise in helping control malignant mesothelioma. The effectiveness of tazemetostat was presented last week at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago. The trial study, which will conclude late 2018, involves 74 previously treated patients with recurring mesothelioma. “We've seen benefit for some patients with this treatment and patients who have benefited over a long period of time,” medical oncologist Dr. Marianna Koczywas, City of Hope Cancer Treatment & Cancer Research Center in California, told Asbestos.com. “I don't think you could say, at this point, it's a great breakthrough. But it's definitely a step in ...

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(14/06/2018 @ 14:24)
Synthetic Cannabinoid Intoxication With Toxicologic Analysis Synthetic Cannabinoid Intoxication With Toxicologic Analysis  Voir?

Synthetic cannabinoid intoxication is emerging as an important public health issue. What are the signs and symptoms that ED clinicians should be aware of?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(14/06/2018 @ 06:15)
Novel in vitro approaches for toxicity testing of inhaled substances  Voir?

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Integrated approaches that avoid the use of animals to assess the toxicity of inhaled materials may include a computational model to screen for chemical reactivity, a human tissue-based assay to predict the absorption of a chemical into the respiratory tract, and other types of advanced systems based on in vitro and in vivo respiratory biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(14/06/2018 @ 05:00)
Tylenol Toxicity  Voir?

Title: Tylenol ToxicityCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
(13/06/2018 @ 08:00)
Antarctic fungi found to be effective against citrus canker  Voir?

(Funda ç ࣠o de Amparo ŕ  Pesquisa do Estado de S ࣠o Paulo) Brazilian researchers have identified activity against Xanthomonas citri in 29 fungi isolated from samples collected in Antarctica. One of the compounds inhibited reproduction of the bacterium by up to 98 percent. The process of purifying and submitting bioactive compounds to toxicological tests is expected to be concluded no later than 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(13/06/2018 @ 05:00)
China's air pollution reaches dangerous levels as scientists discover a chemical reaction that turns these gases into a "toxic cocktail"  Voir?

(Natural News) With close to 1.4 billion inhabitants, China is the country with the single biggest population on the planet. It is also an incredibly industrialized and polluted country, and a recent study has found that the combination of pollutants being pumped into the air by factories, power plants, vehicles and apartment heating systems, is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(13/06/2018 @ 01:20)
Blueprint of Monsanto's "black ops" public relations machine REVEALED: See the names of fake front groups and science hacks who took part  Voir?

(Natural News) It’s no secret that companies like Monsanto do everything in their power to keep the true toxicity of their products under wraps. Big Food, Big Ag, Big Pharma and the like have all been accused of similar tactics across the board. But the lengths to which Monsanto has gone to keep the world... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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The Clean Label Project is engaged in SCIENCE FRAUD to mislead consumers and falsely accuse protein powders of being alarmingly contaminated with heavy metals (OPINION)  Voir?

(Natural News) (Opinion analysis) The Clean Label Project is engaged in dangerous scientific fraud that misleads consumers into thinking perfectly safe protein powders are wildly contaminated with toxic heavy metals. That’s my conclusion after reviewing the Clean Label Project’s wildly unscientific attack on protein products such as VEGA, where the Clean Label Project seems to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(12/06/2018 @ 10:09)
Dialogue toward a human-relevant paradigm for biomedical research echoed in South America  Voir?

(Humane Society International) South American scientists call for strategy and funding for human-specific approaches in biomedical research and toxicology, emphasizing mechanistic understanding and non-animal technology infrastructures such as iPSC and microphysiological systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(12/06/2018 @ 05:00)
David vs Goliath: How a small molecule can defeat asthma attacks  Voir?

(Baylor College of Medicine) Small molecule PM-43I prevented and reversed preexisting allergic airway disease in mice and cleared through the kidneys with no long-term toxicity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(12/06/2018 @ 05:00)
Nitrogen Is a Neglected Threat to Biodiversity  Voir?

Habitat destruction and the direct exploitation of species often occupy center stage in discussions of biodiversity perils. However, indirect harms, such as that posed by nitrogen pollution, remain underappreciated and poorly understood despite playing a key role in species declines. In an article for the journal BioScience, a team of environmental researchers led by Daniel HernŕĄndez of Carleton College, in Minnesota, outline the challenges associated with nitrogen. To better understand nitrogen-induced biodiversity imperilment, the authors surveyed 1400 species listed under the Endangered Species Act, finding a total of 78 that face known hazards from excess nitrogen. The mechanisms of nitrogen's impacts are diverse, encompassing direct toxicity, depleted oxygen resulting from excess f...

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(12/06/2018 @ 01:41)
Being a moffie with toxic parents - an autoethnography of bullying and coming out - Cilliers CP.  Voir?

This article uses autoethnography to impart the author's personal reflections of identity work, reconciling various identities, growing up as a gay boy, experiences of being bullied and subsequently coming out. Growing up in a conservative rural town expos... (Source: SafetyLit)
(12/06/2018 @ 00:06)
Ghana:Public Health Alert - Govt Warns Against Galamsey  Voir?

[Ghanaian Times] GOVERNMENT has raised the red flag warning that artisanal and small scale mining exposes mining communities across Ghana to high and potentially dangerous levels of toxic metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead and cadmium. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
(11/06/2018 @ 15:18)
Measurement of uncertainty for blood alcohol concentration by headspace gas chromatography - Hwang RJ, Beltran J, Rogers C, Barlow J, Razatos G.  Voir?

Measurement of uncertainty has recently become more relevant to the science of forensic toxicology for a variety of reasons. From accreditation to court testimony, measurement of uncertainty is being requested to accompany case results. The Toxicology Bure... (Source: SafetyLit)
(11/06/2018 @ 13:02)
New psychoactive substances: popular and dangerous - Soria ML.  Voir?

New psychoactive substances (NPS) have become increasingly popular, despite the potential harm associated with their use. Due to its unknown profile, it is of vital importance that any toxicological data collected is shared, in order to understand the effe... (Source: SafetyLit)

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The role of toxic substances in sudden cardiac death - Morentin B, Callado LF, Garc ŕ­a-HernŕĄndez S, Bodegas A, Lucena J.  Voir?

The use of toxic substances is a main risk factor for sudden cardiac death. The most relevant toxic substances are the illegal drugs (especially cocaine), ethanol, tobacco, and doping substances. Additionally, several therapeutic drugs are able to increase... (Source: SafetyLit)
(11/06/2018 @ 13:02)
Toxicant levels up to 99 percent less in myblu ™ aerosols compared to cigarette smoke  Voir?

(Fontem Ventures) A new aerosol chemistry study presented at the 1st Scientific Summit -- Tobacco Harm Reduction: Novel products, Research& Policy, has revealed toxicant levels in myblu pod-system e-cigarette aerosols are up to 99 percent lower than in cigarette smoke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(11/06/2018 @ 05:00)
EPA to Limit Assessments of Toxic Chemical Risks  Voir?

Reducing the evaluation to only direct contact, rather than including environmental exposures, could leave damaging substances on the market, critics say. (Source: The Scientist)
(08/06/2018 @ 15:50)
International agreement that human-relevant research is needed to enhance drug discovery  Voir?

The average pre-approval cost of research and development for a successful drug is estimated to be US$2.6 billion and the number of new drugs approved per billion US dollars spent has halved roughly every 9 years since 1950. More than 90% of drug candidates entering clinical trials fail to gain regulatory approval, mainly as a result of insufficient efficacy and/or unacceptable toxicity, because of the limited predictive value of preclinical, animal-based studies. (Source: World Pharma News)

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(08/06/2018 @ 09:00)
More Women With Breast Cancer May Soon Be Skipping Chemo. Here 's Why  Voir?

Phyllis Lacetti found her own breast cancer when she felt an abnormal lump in her right breast in 2007. A nurse at Montefiore Medical Center, she had a lumpectomy to remove it, but an MRI afterward revealed remaining cancer cells, so she opted to get a mastectomy. Her cancer doctor recommended she get chemotherapy to ensure that her cancer wouldn’t recur, since Lacetti’s family history put her at high risk. Her sister and father had died of leukemia, and her brother passed away from thyroid cancer. Chemotherapy, he said, was her best option for preventing the cancer from returning. But Lacetti was reticent about getting the toxic therapy. “I saw my sister suffer, I saw my brother suffer, and I didn’t know if that’s what I wanted to do,” she says. Her do...

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(07/06/2018 @ 19:06)
Alzheimer's may not be caused by toxic protein clumps killing brain cells  Voir?

Unlike previous findings, researchers from the University of Queensland did not find amyloid protein plaques lead to nerve cell death or the production of toxic tangles in the brain by another protein. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(07/06/2018 @ 18:15)
Alzheimer's may NOT be caused by toxic protein clumps killing brain cells: Study debunks the theory  Voir?

Unlike previous findings, researchers from the University of Queensland did not find amyloid protein plaques lead to nerve cell death or the production of toxic tangles in the brain by another protein. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(07/06/2018 @ 16:57)
Clearing the Smoke in the Operating Room  Voir?

Las Vegas aside, you'd be hard-pressed to find any employer in the United States that permits smoking in the workplace. The dangers of inhaling cigarette smoke have been well known for decades. But there is a place that harbors something even more hazardous in the air, and it is probably one you would have never expected—your local hospital's operating room. This harmful substance is known as surgical smoke, and it is made up of toxic vapors, bioaresols that contain dead and living cell material, blood fragments, and viruses. It is generated by any surgery that uses instruments such as electrocautery and ultrasonic devices, and bone saws and drills. Surgical smoke has been shown to be even more dangerous than tobacco smoke. This is according to a study in which researchers applied a ...

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(07/06/2018 @ 07:31)
Sponsored Collection | 90 Years of Scientific Advances at the Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS  Voir?

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(07/06/2018 @ 01:00)
A selfish genetic element confers non-Mendelian inheritance in rice  Voir?

Selfish genetic elements are pervasive in eukaryote genomes, but their role remains controversial. We show that qHMS7, a major quantitative genetic locus for hybrid male sterility between wild rice (Oryza meridionalis) and Asian cultivated rice (O. sativa), contains two tightly linked genes [Open Reading Frame 2 (ORF2) and ORF3]. ORF2 encodes a toxic genetic element that aborts pollen in a sporophytic manner, whereas ORF3 encodes an antidote that protects pollen in a gametophytic manner. Pollens lacking ORF3 are selectively eliminated, leading to segregation distortion in the progeny. Analysis of the genetic sequence suggests that ORF3 arose first, followed by gradual functionalization of ORF2. Furthermore, this toxin-antidote system may have promoted the differentiation and/or maintained ...

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(07/06/2018 @ 01:00)
Study: Nap mats in child-care centers in Seattle contain toxic chemicals  Voir?

(Natural News) Toddlers in child-care centers in Seattle may be at risk of exposure to toxic chemicals. This is because a study found toxic chemicals in some nap mats in child-care centers in Seattle. In a small pilot study published in the journal Environmental Pollution, seven child-care centers in neighborhoods from the University District and Wallingford,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(06/06/2018 @ 21:21)
Governor Vetoes Medical Monitoring Bill, Says Judicial Recourse Currently Exists  Voir?

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on May 22 vetoed a bill that would have held any person who released a toxic substance strictly, jointly and severally liable for any harm resulting from the release and would have established a private right of action for medical monitoring, saying there is nothing that currently keeps an individual from seeking judicial recourse for medical monitoring. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/06/2018 @ 22:29)
Judge: Veteran Did Not Show Ruling On Agent Orange Injury Was 'Clearly Erroneous'  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on May 25 denied a veteran's appeal for injuries from exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange on grounds that the veteran did not demonstrate that the Board of Veterans Appeals' findings were "clearly erroneous or otherwise inadequately explained" (Lee A. Knuckles v. Robert L. Wilkie, No.17-1628, Vet. Clms.; 2018 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 695). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/06/2018 @ 22:29)
2nd Circuit Upholds Ruling Finding Residents' State Law Claims Preempted By CERCLA  Voir?

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York did not err when dismissing a lawsuit brought by residents who live near a Superfund site after finding that their state law claims were preempted by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled May 25, holding that the plaintiffs' claims conflicted with the terms of a remediation plan entered into between Honeywell International Inc. and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Robert Bartlett, et al. v. Honeywell International Inc., No. 17-1907-cv, 2nd Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 13860). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/06/2018 @ 22:29)
With No Error On Expert Ruling, Summary Judgment Appropriate, 11th Circuit Holds  Voir?

ATLANTA - A Florida federal court did not abuse its discretion in excluding an expert's opinion that pollution from a fertilizer factory caused or worsened a woman's pulmonary diseases, and then awarding the factory judgment for lack of expert causation evidence, because the court correctly found that the expert's "methodology was undermined by multiple defects," the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said May 14 (Rhonda Williams v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, No. 17-10894, 11th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 12478). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/06/2018 @ 22:29)
Split 4th Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc Of Groundwater Ruling  Voir?

RICHMOND, Va. - A divided panel of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 30 denied a petition for rehearing en banc of its divided ruling which concluded that conservation groups have a valid claim against a company whose pipeline leaked 369,000 gallons of gasoline into local groundwater and other water sources (Upstate Forever, et al. v. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, et al., No. 17-1640, 4th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/06/2018 @ 22:29)
City Of Fort Myers: Statute Has Run On Claim For Tainted Groundwater  Voir?

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The city of Fort Myers and two of its employees on May 23 moved to dismiss a putative class action lawsuit that alleges they are liable for the contamination of local groundwater with arsenic on grounds that the statute of limitation has expired and medical monitoring cannot be certified as a class claim (Deretha Miller, et al. v. Fort Myers, et al., No. 18-195, M.D. Fla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/06/2018 @ 22:29)
Judge Allows Discovery At DuPont Chemical Plant In Tainted Groundwater Case  Voir?

WILMINGTON, N.C. - A federal judge in North Carolina on May 25 granted a motion by a group of plaintiffs seeking to conduct discovery on a premises of a chemical plant operated by a subsidiary of E.I. DuPont de Nemours& Co. as part of a lawsuit against the company and is affiliates alleging they are liable for groundwater contamination (Brunswick County, North Carolina v. DowDuPont Inc., et al., No. 17-209, E.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Municipal Water Agency Objects To Company's Bill Of Costs In Groundwater Case  Voir?

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - A municipal water district on May 31 filed a brief in a New York federal court contending that Northrop Grumman's bill of costs in the litigation between the parties concerning contaminated groundwater should be denied in its entirety (Bethpage Water District v. Northrop Grumman Corporation, et al., No. 13-6362, E.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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California Federal Jury Rules In Favor Of Chemical Company In Groundwater Case  Voir?

LOS ANGELES - A federal jury in California on May 17 issued a take-nothing judgment in favor of a chemical company that had been sued by the city of Pomona, Calif., which alleged that the company was liable for contaminating the city's drinking water with perchlorate (Pomona v. SQM North America Corporation, No. 11-167, C.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/06/2018 @ 22:29)
New York Appeals Court Affirms Summary Judgment Denial In Lead Case  Voir?

NEW YORK - A New York state appeals court on May 15 affirmed a trial court's denial of summary judgment in a lead exposure lawsuit, saying the record demonstrates that lead abatement did not begin until after the plaintiff was diagnosed with high blood-lead levels (Christopher Brown v. Wendy Webb-Weber, et al., Nos. 159252/14 and 595628/16, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 1st Dept., 2018 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 3446). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Judge Orders Lead-Paint Defendants' Affirmative Defenses Withdrawn  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - A federal judge in Wisconsin on May 16 ordered several affirmative defenses asserted by the former makers of lead-based paint withdrawn in a lawsuit brought by Wisconsin residents who argue that the companies are liable for injuries they sustained from exposure to leaded paint (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Residents Seek Class Status For Injury Claims Related To Refinery Explosion  Voir?

LOS ANGELES - A group of California residents on May 30 moved in California federal court seeking class certification for their injury lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. related to damages they allege they have suffered as a result of an explosion at the company's Torrance Refinery in 2015 (Arnold Goldstein, et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, et al., No. 17-2477, C.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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3rd Circuit Vacates Dismissal, Remands Banana Workers' Chemical Exposure Case  Voir?

PHILADELPHIA - A panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 29 vacated a dismissal order and remanded to Pennsylvania federal court a case brought by banana plantation workers who allege that they have been injured from chemical exposure on the job (Luis Antonio Aguilar Marquinez, et al. v. Dole Food Company Inc., et al., No. 14-4245, 3rd Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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City Says Groundwater Case Against 3M Is Not Barred By Statute Of Limitations  Voir?

BOSTON - The city of Westfield, Mass., on May 18 filed a brief in Massachusetts federal court contending that a motion to dismiss filed by 3M Co. and other companies related to groundwater contamination from the manufacture and use of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) should be rejected because the claim is not barred by the statute of limitations (City of Westfield, Massachusetts v. 3M, et al., No. 18-30027, D. Mass.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Colorado Residents Sue 3M, Others For Tainted Groundwater From Aqueous Film Foam  Voir?

DENVER - A group of Colorado residents on May 16 sued 3M Co. and other chemical manufacturers in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado contending that they are liable for groundwater contamination caused by aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), a chemical agent used for firefighting operations, which seeped into the water supply (Sarah Stacy, et al v. 3M Company, et al., No. 18-1193, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Judge: Some Claims Against Chemical Companies Valid In Groundwater Case  Voir?

PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge in Pennsylvania on May 21 ruled that a group of Pennsylvania residents had a valid negligence claim against the makers of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) related to groundwater contamination, but the judge said the plaintiffs did not sufficiently plead property damage (Larry Menkes, et al. v. 3M Company, et al., No. 17-0573, E.D. Pa.; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85113). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Colorado Residents: Companies Contaminated Water With Firefighting Chemicals  Voir?

DENVER - A group of Colorado residents on May 14 filed a lawsuit in Colorado federal court against the 3M Co. and affiliated companies, alleging that they are liable for personal injury and property damage as a result of contaminating the drinking water in the cities of Security, Widefield and Colorado Springs with aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) (Cody Ingemansen, et al. v. The 3m Company f/k/a Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co., et al., No. 18-1167, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Jury Can Decide Future Restoration Costs For MTBE Contamination, Judge Says  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on May 22 bifurcated a trial to determine the amount of restoration costs companies who sold gasoline containing methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) should pay to remediate groundwater, finding that a jury should determine the amount of future costs the companies should pay followed by a bench trial to determine past costs (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, et al. v. Amerada Hess Corp., et al., No. 15-6468, D. N.J., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85514). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Panel: Lago Agrio Parties May Not Pierce Chevron's Corporate Veil To Collect $9.5B  Voir?

TORONTO - The Ontario Court of Appeal on May 24 affirmed a lower court's ruling that refused to pierce the corporate veil of Chevron Corp. to enforce a $9.5 billion environmental damages ruling for Ecuadorian claimants who contend that they were injured by the company during its operation in the Lago Agrio region of Ecuador (Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation, No. 2018 ONCA 472, Ontario App.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Monsanto Denies Liability, Says Roundup Is Non-Toxic, Non-Carcinogenic  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on May 29 filed another answer to one of the more than 400 lawsuits in the multidistrict litigation for Roundup, denying any liability for injuries - including non-Hodgkin lymphoma - that plaintiffs say were caused by exposure to the herbicide's active ingredient glyphosate (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2741, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Trump Administration Violates Pesticide Law, Say Attorneys General For 3 States  Voir?

NEW YORK - Three attorneys general on May 30 filed a lawsuit against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt alleging that the EPA has made an "unlawful decision to delay a requirement for employers to provide enhanced training to protect farmworkers, pesticide handlers and their families from injury and other forms of harmful exposure to pesticides" (State of New York, et al. v. E. Scott Pruitt, et al., No. 18-4739, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/06/2018 @ 22:29)
NL Industries Agrees To $60M Settlement Of California Lead Paint Litigation  Voir?

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Former lead paint manufacturer NL Industries Inc. has agreed to pay $60.18 million to 11 California counties and municipalities for lead paint remediation, according to a May 16 press release from Santa Clara County (County of Santa Clara, et al. v. Atlantic Richfield Company, et al., No. 1-00-CV-788657, Calif. Super., Santa Clara Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/06/2018 @ 22:29)
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Tainted Groundwater Case Against U.S. Army  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on May 21 refused to hear an appeal of a groundwater contamination lawsuit brought by a group of residents who contended that a lower court erred when it held that the U.S. Army's waste disposal and remediation practices at Fort Detrick fall squarely within the discretionary function exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) (Angela Pieper v. United States, No. 17-1324, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/06/2018 @ 22:29)
EPA Releases New Rules for TSCA Asbestos Review  Voir?

As part of the latest updates to the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week proposed new rules for the risk evaluation of asbestos. The EPA released a significant new use rule (SNUR) proposal which would allow the agency to prevent new uses of asbestos, the naturally occurring mineral linked to deadly cancers such as mesothelioma. It is the first time the EPA has issued such an action. The SNUR would require the agency's approval before asbestos-containing goods can be manufactured, imported or processed. It would grant the EPA power to evaluate the intended use of asbestos and take action, when necessary, to prohibit or limit its use. “These actions provide the American people with transparency and an opportunity to comme...

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(05/06/2018 @ 21:37)
How To Tell If You 're In a Toxic Relationship — And What To Do About It  Voir?

It’s a common refrain: relationships are hard work. Fights are normal and rough patches are par for the course. True as that may be, however, these platitudes can distract from legitimate causes for concern in one’s social and romantic life — including signs that a relationship may have become, or always was, toxic. Here’s what you need to know about toxic relationships, and how to tell if you’re in one. What is a toxic relationship? Dr. Lillian Glass, a California-based communication and psychology expert who says she coined the term in her 1995 book Toxic People, defines a toxic relationship as “any relationship [between people who] don’t support each other, where there’s conflict and one seeks to undermine the other, where there’s co...

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(05/06/2018 @ 19:29)
PFS in mCRPC Improved with PARP Inhibitor  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- But more toxicity and no clear boost to overall survival in phase II trial (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
(05/06/2018 @ 18:15)
Umbilical Cord Toxicology Testing Umbilical Cord Toxicology Testing  Voir?

Every newborn has one, so umbilical cords are readily available for testing a newborn's exposure to drugs or alcohol.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(05/06/2018 @ 15:07)
Asymmetrex Establishes Partnership with Contract Research Organization...  Voir?

Stem cell biotechnology company Asymmetrex and preclinical toxicology CRO DRIK will begin to execute a new partnership that has the goal of addressing a significant unmet need in the pharmaceutical...(PRWeb June 05, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15535863.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

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Jackson Healthcare CEO Rick Jackson explains how he escaped 'the slums' (Video)  Voir?

Rick Jackson 's early family life was anything but healthy. He left a toxic home environment for the foster care system. “For me to get out of the slums, I [needed] to be around different people who had different ethics and morals, different objectives so that I could be lifted up,” said Jackson, chairma n and CEO of Jackson Healthcare. The lessons from those early years did help lift him up. Jackson now leads the nation's third largest health care staffing firm. He also encourages other… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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(04/06/2018 @ 19:32)
Large-scale study links cell phone radiation and brain cancer  Voir?

(Natural News) Your cell phone may increase your risk of brain cancer, according to a study. An expert review panel looked at a $25-million study carried out by the National Institutes of Health’s National Toxicology Program (NTP). The panel discovered that radio-frequency radiation emitted from cell phones was linked to heart and brain tumors, providing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(04/06/2018 @ 19:22)
Dutch defense ministry apologizes for chromium-6 exposure  Voir?

The Dutch government has apologized and agreed to compensate military personnel who contracted illnesses including cancer after working with paint containing the toxic element chromium-6 (Source: ABC News: Health)
(04/06/2018 @ 14:10)
World Environment Day 2018: a call to “Beat plastic pollution”  Voir?

4 June 2018 – On 5 June every year, the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations sister agencies and thousands of communities and organizations celebrate World Environment Day. This year, the theme of the Day is “Beat plastic pollution” – a call for action for the world to work together to address one of the great environmental challenges of our time and raise global awareness of the need to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on people's health and the threat it poses to the environment and wildlife.  While the world has derived great benefit from the use of plastics, which have transformed people's everyday lives, the negative ecological effects and adverse impact on health from their misuse and overuse cannot be overlooked. Plastic remains in the e...

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(04/06/2018 @ 09:45)
Mixed signals from poisonous moths  Voir?

(University of Exeter) Poisonous moths use bright red spots to warn predators to avoid them -- but natural variation in these wing markings doesn't provide clear indications of how toxic individual moths might be -- new research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(04/06/2018 @ 05:00)
A professor of toxicology explains how EMFs cause biological damage and even cancer  Voir?

(Natural News) There is something all around us that we cannot see, that can cause serious health problems like cancer, but that we might not even know about. You may never have heard of electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and even if you have, might be unaware of their damaging effects. Nonetheless, they are all around us,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(03/06/2018 @ 11:09)
Top 10 health HAZARDS commonly associated with eating conventional meats  Voir?

(Natural News) American corporations often take the clean language of true clean eating and make it “dirty” by selling us tainted, toxic, gene-altered food that causes disease and disorder, all while promoting it through the use of propaganda and lies. The latest example is the term “clean meat,” and it’s just the opposite of what you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(03/06/2018 @ 10:35)
Taselisib Hits, but Barely Slows, PI3KCA-Mutated Breast Cancer Taselisib Hits, but Barely Slows, PI3KCA-Mutated Breast Cancer  Voir?

The investigational targeted therapy is somewhat effective, but has the downside of significant additional toxicity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(02/06/2018 @ 23:14)
ASCO 2018 Highlights: GI and Hepatic Toxicities of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy  Voir?

Shilpa Grover, MD, MPHJun 2, 2018ASCO Educational Book contributor Shilpa Grover, from Brigham and Women 's Hospital, described GI and hepatic AEs encountered in patients on CI therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(02/06/2018 @ 21:47)
Taselisib Modestly Delays Progression in ER+ Breast Cancer  Voir?

Bryant FurlowJun 2, 2018The PI3K inhibitor taselisib offered less dramatic clinical benefits than anticipated, and with significant toxicities. (Source: CancerNetwork)

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(02/06/2018 @ 16:12)
Federal partners put Tox21 plan into action  Voir?

Federal partners gathered at NIEHS May 15-16 to discuss the implementation of the new Toxicology in the 21st Century strategic plan. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(01/06/2018 @ 19:44)
NTP promotes international use of nonanimal test methods  Voir?

The National Toxicology Program joined an international meeting to advance international acceptance of nonanimal chemical test methods. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(01/06/2018 @ 19:44)
FT Health: Cancer optimism tempered by ‘financial toxicity'  Voir?

Ilona Kickbusch, tobacco breaks hearts, smart toilets (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
(01/06/2018 @ 14:53)
Toxicology Rounds: The Mysteries of Novichok and Brodifacoum  Voir?

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
(01/06/2018 @ 06:00)
Wetlands reduce nitrate pollution in rivers and streams five times more efficiently than land-based mitigation strategies  Voir?

(Natural News) Nitrate pollution comes from the nitrate used in crop fertilizers that goes to rivers and streams through drainage systems and agricultural ditches. High concentrations of nitrate in rivers and streams can be toxic to ecosystems and human health, as they may contaminate drinking water. As a result, a team of researchers from the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(01/06/2018 @ 05:05)
How just drops of viper venom pack a deadly punch  Voir?

(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Researchers at Brazil's largest producer of antivenoms report a structural analysis of glycans modifying venom proteins in several species of lancehead viper. The snakes are among the most dangerous in South America. The report offers insight into the solubility and stability of toxic proteins from venom, and into how venoms from different species vary. Scientists are now working to map glycan structures back onto the proteins they modify. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(01/06/2018 @ 05:00)
FT Health: Combating Cancer  Voir?

Have blunt instrument drugs like chemotherapy had their day? Plus: genetic research makes personalised treatments a reality, the push to immunotherapy, apps that extend lives, the scourge of western lifestyles and the ‘toxicity' of cancer drugs' cost (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
(01/06/2018 @ 04:33)
Drug costs prompt fears of ‘financial toxicity' in cancer care  Voir?

High prices subject some patients to long-term collateral damage to incomes and health (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
(01/06/2018 @ 04:30)
"Super Size Me" liver damage claim crumbles as Morgan Spurlock revealed to have abused alcohol for decades  Voir?

(Natural News) It's not often that you'll find a Natural News writer defending McDonald's. After all, we've been calling them out for their toxic junk food for years now. Nonetheless, right is right and wrong is wrong, and we always endeavor to highlight the truth, even when that truth happens to vindicate McDonald's – albeit... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(31/05/2018 @ 23:41)
On Thanksgiving, partisan politics cost Americans nearly 74 million hours with family and friends  Voir?

The 2016 presidential election was so toxic that Americans spent nearly 74 million fewer hours with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day, new research suggests.More than 48 million hours were lost when Thanksgiving guests from precincts that voted for Republican Donald Trump cut short their... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)

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(31/05/2018 @ 21:25)
Novichok: a fourth-generation class of nerve agents  Voir?

Salisbury, U.K. April 25, 2018. Decontamination efforts where Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found poisoned. [shutterstock.com]2.5 out of 5 stars Novichok: a murderous nerve agent attack in the UK. Vale JA et al. Clin Toxicol 2018 May 14 [Epub ahead of print] Reference In an article in yesterday’s New York Times, medical workers who treated Sergei and Yulia Skripal after they were found poisoned and unconscious on March 4 describe how they feared both patients would die and that many more patients might ultimately be affected. Initially it was thought that the Skripals were suffering from opioid overdose. But after learning that Mr. Skripal had been a spy for Russia, attention turned to some form of organophosphate nerve agent. British authorities have identified the agent use to po...

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(31/05/2018 @ 17:55)
Six ways you suck the life out of your liver  Voir?

(Natural News) Let’s face it, without a properly functioning liver your health is going to suffer. Yet, we seem content with doing a wide variety of things — that are in our control — which have a negative impact on this humble and hard working organ. Perhaps we are unaware of the daily toxic assaults... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(31/05/2018 @ 11:44)
Hazardous chemicals from decades-old plastic pollution is still contaminating freshwater lakes in Europe  Voir?

(Natural News) The spread of plastic pollution and hazardous chemicals into the oceans is a well-known phenomenon that has been extensively studied. However, little is yet known about the impact these toxic chemicals have on bodies of freshwater. Now, the first-ever chemical analysis of one of western Europe’s largest bodies of freshwater revealed the presence of toxic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(31/05/2018 @ 10:48)
Penn-developed approach could limit toxicity of CAR T therapy in acute myeloid leukemia  Voir?

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A new approach pioneered at the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center may provide a new path towards treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with CAR T cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(31/05/2018 @ 05:00)
Can cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome be fatal?  Voir?

shutterstock.com/Stanimir G. Stoev 2.5 out of 5 stars Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Reports of Fatal Cases. Nourbakhsh M et al. J Forensic Sci 2018 May 15 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This paper reports on 2 fatal cases that the authors argue were attributable to the effects of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS). CASE #1: A 27-year-old woman is brought to hospital by ambulance after friend found her unresponsive with agonal respirations. On arrival she was apneic with bradycardia and decorticate posturing. Pupils were fixed and dilated. Serum glucose was 34 mg/dL. After presentation she deteriorated and could not be resuscitated. The patient had an 8-year history of cyclic nausea and vomiting for which no specific cause was found after extensive workup. She also had a long his...

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(30/05/2018 @ 19:22)
Facility Expertise Matters for Mesothelioma Surgery  Voir?

Patients having aggressive surgery for pleural mesothelioma at high-volume facilities experience fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and lower 30-day readmission rates than those treated at low-volume centers. Overall survival rates were higher and 90-day mortality rates were lower at the high-volume facilities, according to a study published in the June issue of Lung Cancer. The new study, based on data from the National Cancer Database (NCDB), is the largest to compare facility volume with post-surgery outcome for pleural mesothelioma. “In general, going to a high-volume center for oncology care makes sense, but particularly for a rare cancer such as mesothelioma,” Dr. Charles Simone, radiation oncologist at University of Maryland Medical Center and study co-author, told Asb...

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(30/05/2018 @ 13:57)
IQ-challenged "Hogg" activists protest Publix grocery stores over political donations, but not for selling toxic GMOs and glyphosate-contaminated foods  Voir?

(Natural News) Crisis actor David Hogg of gun control fame is back in the news, this time for staging a “die-in” at two Publix grocery stores in the Florida town of Parkland, where the alleged Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting took place back on Valentine’s Day. Hogg and his army of Hogg activists reportedly entered... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Suicide by fatal pentobarbital intoxication in Ontario, Canada, from 2012 to 2015 - Solbeck P, Snowdon V, Rajagopalan A, Jhirad R.  Voir?

A fatal concentration of pentobarbital found in a coroner's case where the history had not indicated use of this drug prompted a review of fatalities in Ontario from 2012 to 2015. Coroner's case files, including police and toxicology reports, were reviewed... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(30/05/2018 @ 12:42)
Lethal carbon monoxide toxicity in a concrete shower unit - Heath K, Byard RW.  Voir?

A 47-year-old previously-well woman was found dead on the floor of a shower cubicle on a property in rural South Australia. The impression of the attending doctor and police was of collapse due to natural disease. Although there was significant stenosing c... (Source: SafetyLit)
(30/05/2018 @ 12:42)
EPA and White House Sought to Obstruct Chemical Pollution Study  Voir?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House attempted to block the publication of a federal health study related to water-contamination in several states across the country. According to a report by Politico, EPA aides intervened after a White House official warned that the study would cause a “potential public relations nightmare.” The study in question was an assessment of a group of toxic chemicals that have contaminated water supplies near military bases, chemical plants, and other sites in several states, including New York, Michigan, and West Virginia. The assessment finds that the chemicals jeopardize public health at lower levels than the levels previously deemed safe by the EPA. The chemicals under focus in the study, called per- and polyfluoroalkyl...

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(30/05/2018 @ 03:23)
Carbon monoxide analysis method in human blood by Airtight Gas Syringe - Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (AGS-GC-MS): relevance for postmortem poisoning diagnosis - Oliverio S, Varlet V.  Voir?

Carbon monoxide is one of the most abundant toxic air pollutants. Symptoms of a CO intoxication are non-specific, leading to a high number of misdiagnosed CO poisoning cases that are missing in the disease statistics. The chemical nature of the molecule ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
(30/05/2018 @ 01:42)
BrainCool wins FDA nod for IQool Warm temp regulation system  Voir?

European medical device developer BrainCool said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its IQool Warm System with indications for thermal regulation to cool and rewarm adult patients. The Swedish company said the newly cleared next-gen temperature regulation system is designed for temperature management with a focus on the head and neck, thighs and torso. The system uses non-stick adhesive pads prefilled with a non-toxic and bacteriostatic cooling agent which are attached to an automated temperature control unit, which is intended to begin warming and cooling immediately, BrainCool said. “We are very pleased to be moving into new clinical applications of our IQool System in the US to combine cooling and warming of patients quickly and effectively. The implementation of the warming ...

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(29/05/2018 @ 20:33)
Blackcurrant dye could make hair coloring safer, more sustainable  Voir?

(American Chemical Society) Whether they're trying to hide some gray or embrace a new or quirky color, people adore hair dyes. But some of these dyes may be harmful to humans and the environment. Now in a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that they have developed a natural, non-toxic hair dye derived from blackcurrant skins that is as durable as conventional dyes and capable of sustaining hair color through multiple washings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(29/05/2018 @ 05:00)
Hawaii 's Erupting Volcano Looks Even Crazier From Space at Night  Voir?

A stunning image released by NASA shows what Kilauea, the volcano in Hawaii that has been erupting for three weeks, looks like from space. As the photo shows, Kilauea is not only visible from space — you can also see the lava spewing out of the volcano. Seven instruments aboard NASA ‘s International Space Station and partner satellites have been detecting active fissures, fires, ash and sulphur dioxide plume as well as the height and composition of volcanic plumes, a NASA release explains. “One of the first things emergency responders wanted to know was where the lava was coming out, where are all the fissures,” J. Carver Struve, emergency management co-lead at the NASA Headquarters in Washington, said in a statement. “”We’re [filling] any gaps the...

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(25/05/2018 @ 17:42)
The technology behind the largest battleship built by the Nazis still affects us today  Voir?

(Natural News) The biggest battleship ever built by Nazi Germany hid itself from Allied bombers by deploying an artificial fog made from toxic chemicals. Seventy years after World War II, the effects of this technology are still felt in Norway, where local trees took many years to recover from the deadly air pollution, according to a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(24/05/2018 @ 21:37)
A case of life-threatening loperamide toxicity  Voir?

3 out of 5 stars Severe loperamide toxicity associated with the use of cimetidine to potentiate the “high.” Hughes A et al. AM J Emerg Med 2018 May 15 [Epub ahead of print] Reference The potential adverse effects of loperamide (Imodium) are often underestimated since, even though it is an opioid, it is available over-the-counter and has been since 1988. Loperamide is used to treat diarrhea. It acts on the mu-opioid receptors in the gut, decreasing gastric motility. It is rather effective at this. However at therapeutic doses (2-16 mg per day) it does not cause central opioid effects such as euphoria or relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms. There are several reasons for this. Oral loperamide has limited bioavailability, estimated at less than 1%. It undergoes significant firs...

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(24/05/2018 @ 17:29)
Novel Mesothelioma Treatment Uses Electrical Fields  Voir?

Oncologists in 2019 may begin offering patients with pleural mesothelioma a novel, tumor-fighting tool involving electric currents that enhance standard-of-care treatment and extend survival, according to the device manufacturer. Tumor Treating Fields (TTF) is the name of the new technology. It is designed to disrupt cancer cell division through electric fields tuned to specific frequencies. In an ongoing multicenter phase II clinical trial in Europe, TTF has shown an ability in first-line treatment to improve the effectiveness of standard chemotherapy for mesothelioma patients. The trial success has led the manufacturer to accelerate the FDA approval application process, expecting to receive a Humanitarian Device Exception (HDE) that could start its use for mesothelioma in the United Stat...

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(24/05/2018 @ 14:24)
Tick bite protection: New CDC study adds to the promise of permethrin-treated clothing  Voir?

(Entomological Society of America) The case for permethrin-treated clothing to prevent tick bites keeps getting stronger. In new experiments conducted at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, clothing treated with an insecticide known as permethrin had strong toxic effects on three primary species of ticks known to spread disease-causing pathogens in the United States. Exposure to permethrin interfered with the ticks' ability to move properly, making them sluggish and likely interfering with their ability to bite. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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(24/05/2018 @ 05:00)
Cancer cells co-opt pain-sensing 'wasabi receptor' to survive oxidative stress  Voir?

(Harvard Medical School) Some cancers express unusually high levels of a neural calcium channel known as the 'wasabi receptor,' which plays a role in detecting pain, cold and other sensations. New research finds cancer cells co-opt this neural channel to increase their tolerance against toxic oxidative stress. Blocking the activity of this channel in mice curbs tumor growth and makes cancer cells more sensitive to chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(24/05/2018 @ 05:00)
PFAS chemicals are now in the drinking water of about 16 million Americans, new study concludes  Voir?

(Natural News) You might be one of the 16 million Americans who are drinking polluted water. A recent study found that the drinking water of numerous counties in 36 states tested positive for toxic chemicals called perfluorinated compounds (PFAS), an article in the Bucks County Courier Times stated. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) mapped out... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Clinical consequences of toxic envenomations by Hymenoptera - Schmidt JO.  Voir?

Many familiar Hymenoptera are brightly colored and can sting painfully-thus, their threat and clinical importance may be exaggerated. Most stinging insects only sting to defend themselves or their colonies from predators. The clinical nature of Hymenoptera... (Source: SafetyLit)
(23/05/2018 @ 13:42)
Singaporean authorities find 18 cosmetic products contain high levels of mercury and other dangerous ingredients  Voir?

(Natural News) The national health product regulator of Singapore has identified 18 cosmetics that failed to declare the dangerous ingredients they contained. The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) warned that these beauty products contain unsafe levels of mercury and other toxic ingredients, an article in The Straight Times stated. In a recent statement, the HSA revealed that some of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(23/05/2018 @ 12:46)
Do Teething Babies Need Medicine on Their Gums? No  Voir?

Teething is a normal part of childhood that doesn ' t need a'cure'with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. FDA warns parents that benzocaine products are not safe for treating teething in children. There are safer, non-toxic alternatives. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)

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(23/05/2018 @ 12:00)
Shining a light on toxic chemicals curbs industrial use  Voir?

(Georgia Institute of Technology) A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology wondered whether federal regulators can persuade companies to abandon toxic chemicals by simply highlighting that information. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(23/05/2018 @ 05:00)
Overdoses Of K2 Climb To 56 In Brooklyn: The Five Dollar High That Can Kill You  Voir?

Investigators now believe that a potent and highly toxic batch of K2 led to 56 overdoses and at least 15 arrests since Saturday throughout various areas in Brooklyn, New York. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
(23/05/2018 @ 04:38)
Ethanol Extraction Recalls Alcohol Product Because of Possible Health Risk  Voir?

Lake Michigan Distilling Company, LLC of La Porte, Indiana, doing business as Ethanol Extraction, is recalling its 95% Ethyl Alcohol product ( “Product”) because of possible contamination with methanol, a highly toxic type of alcohol that can cause serious and sometimes fatal damage if ingested by humans or animals. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)

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(23/05/2018 @ 04:26)
Finally! The “New England Journal of Medicine” discovers medical toxicology  Voir?

4 out of 5 stars Case 12-2018: A 30-Year-Old Woman with Cardiac Arrest. Goldstein JN, Dudzinski DM, Erickson TB et al. N Engl J Med 2018 Apr 19;378:1538-1549. Reference In the past, we’ve complained that the New England Journal of Medicine never seemed to include a toxicologist or emergency physician as a discussant in relevant cases in their series “Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital.” This resulted in some embarrassingly lame reviews, especially for a journal of such prestige. Well, it looks like the editors may finally have seen the light. In a recent issue, our friend Dr. Tim Erickson — formerly with the University of Illinois and the Toxikon Consortium in Chicago, now at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston — reviews the management of...

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(23/05/2018 @ 00:00)
Toxic Lava From Hawaii Volcano Eruption Could Threaten Nearby Power Plant  Voir?

(PAHOA, Hawaii) — The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island’s southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. The molten rock started pouring into the sea over the weekend. It’s been generating plumes of lava haze or “laze” as it interacts with seawater. It’s just the latest hazard from a weeks-old eruption that has so far generated earthquakes and featured gushing molten rock, giant ash plumes and sulfur dioxide. The eruption has destroyed more than 40 buildings forced more than 2,000 people to evacuate. There has been continuous low-level ash emission from Kilauea’s summit with larger explosions every few hours, said U.S. Geological Surv...

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(22/05/2018 @ 17:51)
Lava Creeps Onto Power Plant Site On Hawaii's Big Island  Voir?

Workers rushed to shut down the Puna Geothermal Venture plant to prevent the release of toxic gases. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
(22/05/2018 @ 13:04)
The survivalist's simple guide to poison ivy: What it is and what to do if you've touched it  Voir?

(Natural News) Hiking is usually an invigorating activity that lets you commune with nature. But what do you do if you accidentally touch poison ivy while you’re on a hike? Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a plant that can cause various painful side effects when it comes into contact with skin. (h/t BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com.) The dangers of poison ivy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(21/05/2018 @ 22:22)
Toxic mushrooms in Iran kill 11 people and poison more than 800  Voir?

Up to 10 provinces, mostly in west of country, affected by mass fungi poisoningAt least 11 people have reportedly died in Iran after eating toxic mushrooms.Emergency services in up to 10 provinces, mostly in the west of the country, reported that more than 800 people had become ill after mushroom poisoning and scores had been taken to hospital. It is unclear what kind of mushroom those affected had eaten.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(21/05/2018 @ 17:57)
To test or not to test? The value of toxicology in a delayed overdose death - Walsh EE, Shoff EN, Elizabeth Zaney M, Hime GW, Garavan F, Boland DM.  Voir?

A case demonstrating the necessity of thorough death investigation processes where toxicology plays an active role is presented. A 33-year-old white man presented to the emergency room in respiratory distress after an overdose episode where he was revived ... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(21/05/2018 @ 17:39)
Toxicological investigation in blood samples from suspected impaired driving cases in the Milan area: possible loss of evidence due to late blood sampling - Ferrari D, Manca M, Premaschi S, Banfi G, Locatelli M.  Voir?

Driving under the influence of illicit drugs (DUID) represents a significant menace to public safety and is therefore sanctioned with severe fines and penalties such as driving disqualification or even arrest in case the accident has caused serious injury ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(21/05/2018 @ 17:39)
Accidental or intentional exposure to potentially toxic medications, natural toxins and chemicals during pregnancy: analysis of data from Tox Info Suisse - Vogel T, L ŕźde S, Baumgartner R, Rauber-Lŕźthy C, Simŕľes-Wŕźst AP.  Voir?

OBJECTIVE: Affected women and health professionals are still often unsure about how to react to exposures to potentially harmful agents during pregnancy. We wanted to find out which agents worry both pregnant women and professionals, under what circumstanc... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Cuban epidemic neuropathy: insights into the toxic-nutritional hypothesis through international collaboration - Gonz ŕĄlez-Quevedo A, Santiesteban-Freixas R, Eells JT, Lima L, Sadun AA.  Voir?

From 1991 to 1993, an epidemic of optic and peripheral neuropathy-the largest of the century-broke out in Cuba, affecting more than 50,000 people. Initially the main clinical features were decreased visual acuity, central and cecocentral scotomas, impaired... (Source: SafetyLit)
(21/05/2018 @ 17:39)
Hawaii Volcano's Lava Spews 'Laze' Of Toxic Gas And Glass Into The Air  Voir?

Lava from the Kileaua volcano is pouring into the Pacific Ocean, generating a plume of "laze" — hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles — into the air.(Image credit: USGS/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)

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(21/05/2018 @ 17:18)
The FDA Is Continuing to Crack Down on Youth E-Cigarette Use  Voir?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is ramping up its efforts to curtail youth use of e-cigarettes — and demanding answers from some of the companies that make them. The FDA on Thursday announced that official requests for information were sent to five e-cigarette manufacturers: J Well, for Bo Starter Kit; YGT Investment LLC and 7 Daze LLC, for Zoor Kit; Liquid Filling Solutions LLC, for Myle Products; and SVR Inc., for SMPO Kit. The agency is requesting information about the companies’ marketing practices, product design and consumer complaints, in an effort to understand the youth appeal of their products, which are not legally available to minors. The requests come about a month after the FDA sent a similar letter to the makers of the wildly popular Juul e-cigarette. &ld...

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(19/05/2018 @ 15:44)
Vitamin C can neutralize chlorine in water  Voir?

(Natural News) While there are those who rely on chlorination for clean water, not many are aware that various studies have confirmed that chlorine is a toxic chemical. Exposure to chlorine can damage the arteries and weaken the immune system. Additionally, ingesting chlorine can cause oxidative stress in the cells and destroy fatty acids that are crucial... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(18/05/2018 @ 10:02)
Sparkling Pool Water May Hold Disease-Causing Parasites  Voir?

How soon would you swim after having diarrhea? 17 percent said one hour, but you ' re supposed to wait two weeks. (Source: NYT Health)
(18/05/2018 @ 10:00)
Environmental Health & Toxicology Resources for the Public and Professionals  Voir?

July 25, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
(17/05/2018 @ 13:11)
An appeals court says CA can list the herbicide glyphosate as a carcinogen  Voir?

(Natural News) After much fanfare, a state appeals court has ruled that California can list glyphosate as a carcinogen — and that the state’s ban on discharging the herbicide into public waterways stands, too. Despite Monsanto’s best efforts to keep the toxicity of their product under wraps, the ruling in California is undoubtedly a small... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(17/05/2018 @ 12:16)
At War: Veterans Go Back to Court Over Burn Pits. Do They Have a Chance?  Voir?

Last week, U.S. veterans asked a federal appeals court to reinstate their lawsuit against a military contractor for exposing them to toxic emissions from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Source: NYT Health)
(17/05/2018 @ 11:00)
Geriatric Assessment for Older Patients With Cancer Geriatric Assessment for Older Patients With Cancer  Voir?

Not only can a geriatric assessment evaluate medical, psychosocial, and functional problems in older patients with cancer, it can also predict toxicity and guide interventions.Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(17/05/2018 @ 06:14)
Old drug provides promising new avenue for treatment of MND  Voir?

(University of Liverpool) An international study led by biochemists at the University of Liverpool has shown that the drug-molecule ebselen can correct many of the toxic characteristics of a protein that causes some cases of hereditary motor neurone disease (MND). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(17/05/2018 @ 05:00)
Microglia are key defenders against prion diseases  Voir?

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Prion diseases are slow degenerative brain diseases that occur in people and various other mammals. No vaccines or treatments are available, and these diseases are almost always fatal. Scientists have found little evidence of a protective immune response to prion infections. Further, microglia -- brain cells usually involved in the first level of host defense against infections of the brain -- have been thought to worsen these diseases by secreting toxic molecules that can damage nerve cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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(17/05/2018 @ 05:00)
Prospects for harnessing biocide resistance for bioremediation and detoxification  Voir?

Prokaryotes in natural environments respond rapidly to high concentrations of chemicals and physical stresses. Exposure to anthropogenic toxic substances—such as oil, chlorinated solvents, or antibiotics—favors the evolution of resistant phenotypes, some of which can use contaminants as an exclusive carbon source or as electron donors and acceptors. Microorganisms similarly adapt to extreme pH, metal, or osmotic stress. The metabolic plasticity of prokaryotes can thus be harnessed for bioremediation and can be exploited in a variety of ways, ranging from stimulated natural attenuation to bioaugmentation and from wastewater treatment to habitat restoration. (Source: ScienceNOW)

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(17/05/2018 @ 01:00)
CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic level  Voir?

It's unlikely that anyone currently has edible romaine lettuce that's contaminated with the toxic strain of E. coli bacteria sickening people nationwide since March. That was the message Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and if not exactly a thundering signal of “all clear,” it's pretty close. Romaine lettuce has a shelf life of […]Related:Surrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop ‘exploitation' of women and babiesMore men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatmentEbola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO says (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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(17/05/2018 @ 00:04)
State-owned chemical company in China found to be illegally dumping toxic chemical waste  Voir?

(Natural News) If it is frustrating that many privately-owned chemical companies across the globe are damaging the environment and threatening our health, it’s even more distressing to find out there are state-owned businesses who are notoriously contributing to the aggravating case of pollution. Shanxi Sanwei Group Co. Ltd., is under hot waters for another environmental violation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(16/05/2018 @ 23:44)
Kim Kardashian And The Toxic Trend Of Bad Celebrity Health Advice  Voir?

Poor messaging can lead to terrible mental and physical consequences. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
(16/05/2018 @ 21:18)
Toxic Gases Add to Hazards Near Hawaii's Erupting Kilauea Volcano Toxic Gases Add to Hazards Near Hawaii's Erupting Kilauea Volcano  Voir?

Toxic gas emanating from steaming gashes on the flank of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano on Tuesday added to the danger facing residents, whose escape routes are threatened with closure because of lava flows, officials said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(16/05/2018 @ 21:07)
Did you know you breathe in highly toxic jet engine air every time you travel?  Voir?

(Natural News) During flights, every breath you take inside an airliner’s passenger cabin fills your lungs with air taken directly from the plane’s jet engines. An article in Green Med Info stated that this exposes you to tricresyl phosphates (TCPs) and other deadly chemicals used to ensure the smooth operation of the engines. This is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(16/05/2018 @ 12:57)
A step-by-step guide to making your own powdered milk  Voir?

(Natural News) Powdering milk is a convenient way to preserve the milk you get from your homestead. Not only does this save you money, you avoid commercially pasteurized and processed milk, which may or may not be filled with toxic chemicals. It is recommended to strain or home pasteurize milk before drying. The simplest way to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(16/05/2018 @ 10:09)
Texas doctor accused of giving fake diagnoses, faces $240 million health care fraud case  Voir?

A 70-year-old McAllen Texas resident, Maria Zapata, went to see Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada because one of her knees was bothering her. The rheumatologist told her she had arthritis and that he'd give her injections "to strengthen the cartilage" in her knee, she said. After years of treatment that didn't help, she went to another doctor who told her she didn't really have arthritis. Zapata was not the only patient to be misdiagnosed, according to a joint federal and local investigation. The task force investigating Zamora-Quezada announced Monday that he was being indicted in a $240 million medical fraud case. The Department of Justice said Monday he had given patients chemotherapy and toxic treatments they didn't need, all to fund his "lavish" and "opulent lifestyle." (Source: CNN.com - Heal...

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(16/05/2018 @ 08:45)
Attorneys Debate Flint Water Crisis Retaliation Claims At 6th Circuit  Voir?

CINCINNATI - Attorneys for the city of Flint, Mich., and those for the woman who was formerly the city administrator before she became a whistleblower presented arguments on May 4 before the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals debating the validity of the woman's claim for retaliation under the Michigan Whistleblowers Protection Act (WPA), and the U.S. Constitution (Natasha Henderson v. Flint, Mich., No. 17-2031, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(15/05/2018 @ 22:23)
Co-Liaison Counsel In Flint Water Case: Class Counsel Should Be Removed  Voir?

DETROIT - The co-liaison counsel that represents some of the individual plaintiffs in the lead-contaminated water crisis lawsuit brought against the city of Flint, Mich., on May 7 filed a reply brief in Michigan federal court contending that joint representation of the class and thousands of individuals constitutes a conflict of interest that supports removal of the co-lead class counsel (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(15/05/2018 @ 22:23)
Iowa Man's Glyphosate Cancer Case Against Monsanto Sent To Roundup MDL  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on May 10 transferred to the multidistrict litigation for Roundup products liability litigation a case in which an Iowa man contends that he developed T-cell lymphoma as a result of exposure to glyphosate and other chemicals in the herbicide Roundup (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2741, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(15/05/2018 @ 22:23)
Parties Dispute Amount Of Lead Paint Abatement Fund In California Lawsuit  Voir?

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The former makers of lead paint and the municipalities that sued those companies alleging that they are responsible for a public nuisance that was created by the presence of lead paint each filed briefs in California state court on April 17 making separate arguments for the recalculation of the abatement fund (California v. ConAgra Grocery Products Company, et al., No. 00-CV-788657, Calif. Super., Santa Clara Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(15/05/2018 @ 22:23)
Residents: EPA Reports Should Be Excluded From Evidence In Groundwater Case  Voir?

GREENVILLE, Miss. - Residents who allege that a group of companies are liable for groundwater contamination on May 10 filed a brief in Mississippi federal court contending that it should exclude all reports and opinions of the EPA Region 4 that are included in the companies' disclosure of expert witnesses (Joe E. Sledge, et al. v. Meritor Inc., et al., No. 16-CV-053, N.D. Miss.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(15/05/2018 @ 22:23)
Texas Panel Reverses $6.98M Benzene Ruling, Says Causation 'Legally Insufficient'  Voir?

DALLAS - A Texas appellate panel on May 8 reversed a trial court judgment of $6,985,535.25 and rendered a take-nothing judgment in favor of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. after the panel determined that the evidence of causation regarding the company's liability for a man's cancer diagnosis related to benzene exposure was "legally insufficient" (E.I. DuPont de Nemours& Company v. Virgil Hood, et al., No. 05-16-00609-CV, Texas. App., 5th Dist.; 2018 Tex. App. LEXIS 3228). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(15/05/2018 @ 22:23)
JPMDL Transfers Cases Against DuPont To C8 Injury MDL, For A Total Of 3,423  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on May 10 transferred seven cases to the multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (In re: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. C8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433, No. 13-2433, S.D. Ohio). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(15/05/2018 @ 22:23)
Company: Groundwater Ruling Should Not Be Reconsidered; Groups Lack Standing  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - NL Industries Inc. on May 7 filed a supplemental brief in New Jersey federal court arguing that the court should deny environmental groups' motion for reconsideration of its prior ruling that they failed to produce sufficient evidence to show that NL and other companies violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) when they discharged pollutants in levels that exceeded federal permits and contaminated local groundwater (Raritan Baykeeper, et al. v. NL Industries Ind., et al., No. 09-4117, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(15/05/2018 @ 22:23)
Residents Sue Remediation Company For Falsifying Soil Samples From Superfund Site  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - One hundred forty-nine residents who live near a Superfund site in San Francisco sued an environmental remediation company in California state court May 1, claiming that the company falsified soil samples during its alleged cleanup of the property and that its failure to fully complete the work it was paid $1.1 billion to do has led to higher rates of breast and cervical cancer and asthma (Bayview Hunters Point Residents, et al. v. Tetra Tech Inc., et al., No. CGC-18-566188, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(15/05/2018 @ 22:23)
Some Claims For Groundwater Contamination May Proceed Against New GM, Judge Says  Voir?

NEW YORK - A judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on May 4 partially granted an injunction sought by debtor General Motors LLC, known as New GM, and concluded that some groundwater contamination claims asserted by Michigan residents could proceed, but only with regard to assumed liability for compliance with statutory based environmental laws for violations that occurred after the bankruptcy asset sale (In re: Motors Liquidation Company, f/k/a General Motors Corp., et al., No. 09-50026, Chapter 11, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(15/05/2018 @ 22:23)
Firm: Attorney Fee Appeal For Work In Nuclear Waste Injury Case 'Frivolous'  Voir?

DENVER - A panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will consider a law firm's motion for damages, costs and sanctions for what the firm calls a frivolous appeal in an underlying lawsuit for injuries against Dow Chemical Co. related to injuries from exposure to nuclear waste, according to an order issued by the 10th Circuit clerk on May 10 (Louise M. Roselle, et al. v. Berger& Montague P.C., No. 17-1328, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(15/05/2018 @ 22:23)
Agency Amends Beryllium Exposure Rule, Adopts General Industry Standard  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on May 7 amended its final rule adopting a comprehensive general industry standard for exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
(15/05/2018 @ 22:23)
Magistrate Says Causation Opinions Of 3 Experts In Radiation Case All Flawed  Voir?

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal magistrate judge on May 7 recommended excluding the causation opinions of three experts for a couple seeking to hold General Electric Co. liable for the husband's dementia based on his exposure to radiation while working at nuclear power plants (Steven Lawson, et al. v. General Electric Company, No. 16-04299, N.D. Ill.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(15/05/2018 @ 22:23)
Baby bibs, blankets contain toxins Canada banned in other products: report  Voir?

Baby bibs, mats and blankets tested by scientists with NAFTA's environmental arm contain toxic chemicals linked to higher rates of cancer, infertility and suppressed immune systems — substances already banned from most other products in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
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Combination Controversies: Checkpoint Inhibition Alone or in Combination for the Treatment of Melanoma?  Voir?

In this review, we highlight prospective data on checkpoint inhibition alone and in combination, discuss data regarding the efficacy and toxicity of combination therapy, and identify clinical scenarios that may favor treatment with combination therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
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Scientists identify an aquatic moss capable of removing arsenic from contaminated water in just ONE HOUR  Voir?

(Natural News) Water pollution is a serious problem in many parts of the world. It’s particularly dangerous in places where toxic chemicals such as arsenic can be found as contaminants, thereby, putting the lives of people living in the area at great risk of arsenic poisoning. Now, a team of researchers has discovered a new... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Hair-straightening products contain potentially toxic mix  Voir?

When researchers looked for 66 different endocrine disrupters, each of the tested hair products contained at least four and as many as 30. (Source: CBC | Health)
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Acute lung injury after exposure to fumes of pickling paste in a fabrication worker - Purva SB, More KD.  Voir?

Pickling paste is used for cleaning stainless steel weld seam heat marks. It is a mixture of hydrofluoric acid (HF) and nitric acid (HNO3) with surfactants and inhibitors. The substance is corrosive, toxic, and irritant. Air respirator and half ... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Delayed complications and long-term management of sulfur mustard poisoning: recent advances by Iranian researchers (part I of II) - Darchini-Maragheh E, Balali-Mood M.  Voir?

Chemical warfare agents are the most brutal weapons among the weapons of mass destruction. Sulfur mustard (SM) is a potent toxic alkylating agent known as "the King of the Battle Gases". SM has been the most widely used chemical weapon during the wars. It ... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Even 'no smoking' areas aren't safe from third-hand smoke  Voir?

If you think avoiding direct contact with smokers keeps your family safe from hazardous substances in cigarette smoke, think again. New research shows that third-hand smoke is lurking in places you wouldn 't expect.  Thirdhand smoke is residual chemicals left on indoor surfaces by people smoking there in the past. People are exposed to third-hand smoke by touching contaminated surfaces or breathing in the gasses they produce when the residue reacts with common indoor pollutants, creating a toxic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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Strawberries are the most pesticide-ridden crop you can eat  Voir?

(Natural News) Eating fruits and vegetables is vital for overall health, but what if every juicy bite contains a cocktail of toxic pesticides? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzed samples of conventionally grown produce tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and found that nearly 70 percent were contaminated with pesticide residues. The USDA detected a total of 230 different... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Environmentalists take EPA to court to reverse its approval of Dow Chemical's toxic "Enlist Duo" pesticide  Voir?

(Natural News) The stated mission of the US. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect both human health and the environment, ensuring that Americans have access to clean land, air and water. They also promise to review all chemicals in the marketplace for safety. More often than not, though, they have failed to uphold these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(14/05/2018 @ 12:25)
Plague of toxic caterpillars will be removed from Norfolk cliffs  Voir?

Workers from North Norfolk District Council will move in this week to destroy the 7-to-38mm long insects. In the mean time, footpaths in the coastal town of Cromer have been taped off. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Norovirus: Avoid the vomiting bug using these simple tips  Voir?

NOROVIRUS symptoms include nausea, vomiting and watery or loose diarrhoea. Last week government scientists revealed that a whopping 70 per cent of UK oysters contain the toxic substance. Use these simple tips to avoid the virus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Investigating drug-facilitated sexual assault at a dedicated forensic centre in Cape Town, South Africa - Tiemensma M, Davies B.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) is a well-recognised public health concern. In South Africa however, epidemiological and toxicological data associated with suspected DFSA are not available. Toxicological screening is currently not routin... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Toxic Gas Alert for Hawaii Eruption; New Areas at Risk Toxic Gas Alert for Hawaii Eruption; New Areas at Risk  Voir?

Hawaii residents were alerted on Thursday to rising levels of toxic gas from volcanic fissures and geologists warned that new areas east of the erupting Kilauea volcano may be at risk to lava bursting from the ground.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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UCLA faculty voice: A hangover pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise  Voir?

UCLAYunfeng LuYunfeng Lu is a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineerg.  Thiscolumn appeared in the Conversation.“Civilization begins with distillation,” said William Faulkner, a writer and drinker. Although ourthirst for alcohol dates back to the Stone Age, nobody has figured out a good way to deal with the ensuing hangover after getting drunk.As a chemical engineering professor and wine enthusiast, I felt I needed to find a solution. As frivolous as this project may sound, it has serious implications. Between 8 and10 percent of emergency room visits in America are due to acute alcohol poisoning. Alcohol is theleading risk factor for premature deaths and disability among people aged 15-49 and its abuse leads to serious health problems...

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You know probiotics are essential to gut health, but did you know they DETOXIFY your system too?  Voir?

(Natural News) Probiotics do a lot of good things for your body. Among other things, they help you shed weight and fat, boost your immune system, and improve your digestion. And now, according to an article on GreenMedInfo.com, it turns out that probiotic bacteria can also cleanse toxic chemicals from your body. There are numerous... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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UCLA-led research finds vaccines against anthrax, plague and tularemia are effective in mice  Voir?

Anthrax, plague and tularemia are three potent agents terrorists would be likely to use in an attack, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each is highly and quickly lethal to humans. But there are no licensed vaccines for tularemia and plague, and although there is an anthrax vaccine, it requires a burdensome immunization schedule and has severe side effects.Now, a UCLA-led group of researchers may have found a solution that, if found to be safe and effective in humans, could protect people from all three bacteria. The team used molecular engineering to develop vaccines against each that use a common delivery method, or “single vector,” to carry protective antigens to the immune system.The findings were published May 3 in Scientific Reports.“Relying on curren...

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(10/05/2018 @ 22:32)
The suffragette spirit  Voir?

Helen Pankhurst grew up in Ethiopia, as a consequence of her famous grandmother, Sylvia Pankhurst, moving there after campaigning against Italy’s invasion. “After she campaigned on women’s rights, she became more and more of a socialist,” Helen says of her grandmother. “She became interested in a number of causes and she saw the rise of fascism. “Then Italy invaded Ethiopia and there wasn’t much of a ground swell of resistance to it, so she started a newspaper called the New Times and Ethiopia News.” Ethiopia was liberated from Italian rule in 1941, but Sylvia remained invested in the country’s fortunes. And in 1956 she moved to Ethiopia with her son, who later raised Helen there. The effect of growing up in a Pankhurst household in Africa is that Helen is...

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State Strategies to Improve Childhood Lead Screening and Treatment Services under Medicaid and CHIP (April 2018)  Voir?

This issue brief details the potential health impacts of lead toxicity in children and Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for screening and treatment under Medicaid and CHIP. It also explores several state approaches to improve both lead screening rates and treatment of lead toxicity in children. (Source: HSR Information Central)

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(10/05/2018 @ 12:00)
Roundup weedkiller more toxic than just glyphosate alone... alarming new findings reveal NON-active ingredients are poisons, too  Voir?

(Natural News) Just how toxic is Monsanto’s most prolific herbicide, Roundup? While the active ingredient, glyphosate, has long been scrutinized, new research shows that active ingredients in pesticides and herbicides aren’t the only things people should be worried about. As many people have suspected, the so-called “inactive” ingredients featured in weedkillers like Roundup are not so... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(10/05/2018 @ 11:54)
Germany to halt weed killer glyphosate use in household gardens, parks, and sports facilities  Voir?

(Natural News) Given what we know about the serious harms caused by the weed killer glyphosate to human health and the environment, it's baffling that such a toxic product is still allowed to be sold. Now Germany has found the courage to put its foot down, standing up to powerful, bullying companies like Roundup manufacturer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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The Kilauea Eruption Has People Worried About Volcanic Smog. Here 's How Dangerous ‘Vog' Really Is  Voir?

Thinking of Hawaii typically brings to mind pristine white-sand beaches and crystal-clear seas. In contrast to these picturesque scenes, however, is the Kilauea Volcano, situated on the state’s Big Island, which saw a major explosion this week and has some reports warning of a volcanic smog (or “vog”). Since it started continuously erupting in 1983, Kilauea has each day pumped out at least 300 metric tons of sulfur dioxide gas, a pollutant also produced by power plants and industrial manufacturing operations. Over the course of a year, Kilauea’s sulfur dioxide production is equivalent to somewhere between 5% and 10% of that emitted by all of China, according to a 2016 paper published in Environment International. And after a major eruption like the one that occurred...

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(09/05/2018 @ 17:06)
Managing Morbidity and Treatment-Related Toxicity in AS Managing Morbidity and Treatment-Related Toxicity in AS  Voir?

Find out more about the morbidities associated with ankylosing spondylitis and its treatment, and learn how to best manage them.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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(09/05/2018 @ 05:14)
Male fertility, an issue for many species  Voir?

(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) In the St. Lawrence River near Montreal's sewage discharge site, male spottail shiners show the effects of pollution with more than one third of the fish having oocytes in their testes. This is one of many examples of Professor Daniel Cyr's research at INRS, during which he has studied the effects of human activity on male fertility in various species, including man. He was recently awarded a Canada Research Chair in Reproductive Toxicology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(09/05/2018 @ 05:00)
Researchers discover cellular messengers communicate with bacteria in the mouth  Voir?

This study establishes that there is a clear channel of communication between RNA messengers and bacteria in our mouth,” said Wong, who holds the Felix and Mildred Yip Endowed Chair in Dentistry. “Furthermore, we have shown that these messengers may play an important role in mediating interac tions between bacteria and their host.”Another significant study finding was the majority of tRNA bacteria sequences that show high sequence similarity with salivary tsRNAs came from antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. This observation could lead to a better understanding of the mechanisms behind the growth of oral bacteria, resistance to antibiotics, and in-turn oral diseases, Wong said.“Our findings could lead to new therapies to treat diseases caused by harmful bacteria,” said Sh...

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