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MedWorm: Toxicology News


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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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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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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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(19/06/2018 @ 10:02)
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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(16/06/2018 @ 20:00)
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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(14/06/2018 @ 23:04)
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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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)

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(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)
(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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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)
(11/06/2018 @ 13:02)
Herbal assault: liver toxicity of herbal and dietary supplements - The Lancet Gastroenterology Hepatology.  Voir?

[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(11/06/2018 @ 13:02)
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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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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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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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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(05/06/2018 @ 22:29)
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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(05/06/2018 @ 22:29)
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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(05/06/2018 @ 01:00)
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)
(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)
(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)

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(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)
(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)
(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)

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(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)
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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)
(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)

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(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)
(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)
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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)

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(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)
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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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(15/05/2018 @ 20:48)
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)
(15/05/2018 @ 20:00)
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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(15/05/2018 @ 11:55)
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)
(14/05/2018 @ 21:55)
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)
(14/05/2018 @ 15:42)
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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(14/05/2018 @ 12:28)
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)
(14/05/2018 @ 12:20)
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)
(14/05/2018 @ 08:19)
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)
(12/05/2018 @ 07:42)
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)
(11/05/2018 @ 22:37)
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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(11/05/2018 @ 20:05)
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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(10/05/2018 @ 18:02)
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)
(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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(09/05/2018 @ 01:44)
Africa:Toxic Masculinity and the Spread of HIV in Uganda  Voir?

[African Arguments] In Uganda, HIV prevalence is four times higher among young women than young men. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
(08/05/2018 @ 13:20)
Weedkiller products more toxic than their active ingredient, tests show  Voir?

After more than 40 years of widespread use, new scientific tests show formulated weedkillers have higher rates of toxicity to human cellsUS government researchers have uncovered evidence that some popular weedkilling products, like Monsanto 's widely-used Roundup, are potentially more toxic to human cells than their active ingredient is by itself.These “formulated” weedkillers are commonly used in agriculture, leaving residues in food and water, as well as public spaces such as golf courses, parks and children's playgrounds.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(08/05/2018 @ 06:00)
Halogen inhalation-induced lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome - Zhou T, Song WF, Shang Y, Yao SL, Matalon S.  Voir?

OBJECTIVE: Exposure to halogens, such as chlorine or bromine, results in environmental and occupational hazard to the lung and other organs. Chlorine is highly toxic by inhalation, leading to dyspnea, hypoxemia, airway obstruction, pneumonitis, pulmonary e... (Source: SafetyLit)
(07/05/2018 @ 16:42)
Evacuation risk assessment of regional evacuation for major accidents and its application in emergency planning: a case study - Gai W, Du Y, Deng Y.  Voir?

Major accidents, like toxic gas releases, fires and explosions, may influence a large area. And thus, evacuation is a necessary public protection measure to mitigate the health consequences of major accidents, but risk assessment is still required. This pa... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(07/05/2018 @ 16:42)
UCLA 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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(07/05/2018 @ 16:32)
' Financial Toxicity' of CVD Catastrophic for Low-Income Families'Financial Toxicity' of CVD Catastrophic for Low-Income Families  Voir?

Out-of-pocket costs for patients with atherosclerotic CVD seem to be driven by high insurance premiums, followed by drug costs, and can be a'catastrophic'burden in some low-income families.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(07/05/2018 @ 13:15)
Hawaii bans sunscreen chemicals that destroy coral reefs  Voir?

(Natural News) Just how toxic is your sunscreen? Many of the chemicals used to “protect” you from the sun are so hazardous that they actually threaten the well-being of some of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders, like coral reefs. In fact, the state of Hawaii just passed a bill banning the sale of sunscreens... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(07/05/2018 @ 12:15)
Romaine Riddle: Why the Toxic Outbreak Eludes Food Investigators  Voir?

A major overhaul to safeguard the country ' s produce is not yet in place, confounding attempts to shut down virulent strains or prevent them altogether. (Source: NYT Health)
(07/05/2018 @ 07:30)
Continuous consumption of pangasius exposes to dangerous mercury levels  Voir?

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) The pangasius, originally from Vietnam, is one of the most consumed fish in the world for its low cost, mild flavor and fillet presentation without skin or thorns. It is especially requested in school canteens and senior centers. But the toxicological evaluation carried out by a team of Spanish scientists now shows that the mercury content in some samples exceeds all limits, so the consumption of other fish in the child population is recommended. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(07/05/2018 @ 05:00)
Toxicity and other health risks of electronic tobacco heating system  Voir?

(Kazan Federal University) As the researchers concluded, ETHS use does not present new risks for adult smokers in comparison with smokers of standard cigarettes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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Medical News Today: New molecule may stop Alzheimer's from spreading  Voir?

Researchers have found a small molecule that can block the spread of the toxic protein tau, a hallmark of Alzheimer's progression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(05/05/2018 @ 08:00)
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Safe, Effective in Older Cancer Patients  Voir?

A retrospective study of ICIs by French investigators found manageable toxicity in patients over age 70, and survival outcomes comparable to younger patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(04/05/2018 @ 18:32)
FAO Releases Alarming Report on Soil Pollution  Voir?

Untreated urban waste is amongst those human activities that contaminate our soils. Credit: Hermes Rivera on UnsplashBy Maged SrourROME, May 4 2018 (IPS)Soil pollution is posing a serious threat to our environment, to our sources of food and ultimately to our health. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warns that there is still a lack of awareness about the scale and severity of this threat.  FAO released a report titled “Soil Pollution: A Hidden Reality” at the start of a global symposium which has been taking place 2-4 May, 2018 at FAO headquarters, participated by experts and policymakers to discuss the threat of soil pollution in order to build an effective framework for a cohesive international response. Background: What is soil pollution?“Soi...

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(04/05/2018 @ 14:09)
Management of Toxicities Associated With Bosutinib Management of Toxicities Associated With Bosutinib  Voir?

Review strategies for managing toxicities associated with bosutinib in patients with Ph+ chronic phase CML.Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(04/05/2018 @ 05:14)
How this Bay Area entrepreneur is building a company by fighting toxic stress in the workplace  Voir?

William Faidi, CEO and Co-founder of Encardia Wellness, said he founded the company because of "this one striking statistic that 78 percent of global Fortune 500 companies consider stress as the No. 1 lifestyle risk factor that they have to deal with, and that's over alcohol, substance abuse, obesity and smoking." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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(03/05/2018 @ 19:22)
Healthtap CEO ousted for 'toxicity' in the workplace  Voir?

The co-founder and CEO of a health-tech startup has been fired after the board said he mistreated employees at the California company. "The toxicity you introduced into the workplace ends now," the board of Healthtap Inc. said in a letter to Ron Gutman, according to Recode. The move came after Healthtap's board hired a law firm to investigate reports about Gutman's conduct. Recode reported that the board found Gutman "committed acts of intimidation, abuse, and mistrust, and that [he] repeatedly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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(03/05/2018 @ 17:57)
The dangers of poor oral health and why conventional products and dentists often make it worse  Voir?

(Natural News) There are estimations that eighty percent of disease begins in the mouth. This is not too hard to believe considering it is the most open orifice for various pollutants, most notably the highly processed and toxic food we ingest on a regular basis. This food not only can introduce dangerous pathogens into our oral cavity but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(03/05/2018 @ 11:45)
Mercury rising: Are the fish we eat toxic?  Voir?

(University of Montreal) Canadian researchers say industrial sea fishing may be exposing people in coastal and island nations to excessively high levels of mercury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(03/05/2018 @ 05:00)
Newly discovered anti-inflammatory substances may potentially treat variety of diseases  Voir?

(Bar-Ilan University) Researchers have discovered a new family of substances which has been found to display highly potent activity against the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and the toxicity induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS). The novel compounds synthesized and evaluated belong to a family of low molecular weight substances named indolines. In early experiments, these compounds have shown promising activity in the treatment of acute pancreatic inflammation, acute fatty liver damage, and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(03/05/2018 @ 05:00)
Study offers new approach to starve p53 deficient tumors  Voir?

(Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) Sanford Burnham Prebys (SBP) researchers recently discovered an alternative metabolic pathway that might be used by cancer cells to survive nutrient deprivation. Targeting these proteins to disrupt autophagy in cancer cells is an exciting therapeutic strategy that could minimize toxicity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(03/05/2018 @ 05:00)
How a small molecule halts the spread of a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer 's progression  Voir?

Alzheimer 's disease destroys brain cells in part by promoting the formation of insoluble clumps that contain a protein called tau. Not only are these “tau aggregates” toxic for the cells that harbor them, but they also invade and destroy neighboring brain cells, or neurons, which speeds the cognitive d ecline associated with the Alzheimer's.For those reasons, Alzheimer 's researchers have been intensely interested in therapies aimed at either preventing tau aggregation or blocking its spread.Now, researchers at theUCLA School of Nursing and the department of neurology at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have reported a promising drug strategy that blocks tau transmission.  Thestudy was published online in  the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communicatio...

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(03/05/2018 @ 01:30)
Palo Alto startup's CEO ousted for 'toxicity' in the workplace  Voir?

The co-founder and CEO of a health-tech startup has been fired after the board said he mistreated employees at the Palo Alto company. "The toxicity you introduced into the workplace ends now," the board of Healthtap Inc. said in a letter to Ron Gutman, according to Recode. The move came after Healthtap's board hired a law firm to investigate reports about Gutman's conduct. Recode reported that the board found Gutman "committed acts of intimidation, abuse, and mistrust, and that [he] repeatedly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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(02/05/2018 @ 15:26)
Samuel Epstein Leaves Legacy of Cancer Prevention  Voir?

Dr. Samuel Epstein spent his life advocating cancer prevention and fighting against industries that put workers and consumers at risk. For more than 50 years, Epstein raised awareness of preventable causes of cancer. Among his targets was asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral linked to mesothelioma, lung cancer and other deadly conditions. He's credited for saying the asbestos industry “successfully suppressed and manipulated information on the carcinogenicity and other hazards of asbestos.” In his 1998 book “The Politics of Cancer Revisited,” Epstein discussed the elaborate cover-up that Johns Manville and other asbestos companies used to hide the dangers of the toxic mineral. He also addressed how the asbestos industry later relocated operations to developing countries such a...

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(02/05/2018 @ 14:45)
FDA hid glyphosate findings from the public after finding weed killer contamination in nearly ALL food  Voir?

(Natural News) Shocking internal emails, uncovered via the Freedom of Information Act, have revealed yet another scandal: The FDA knew that the toxic weed killer, glyphosate, was contaminating the U.S. food supply — and ignored the dangerous threat posed to American consumers. Apparently, the finding of glyphosate in heavily consumed products like granola bars and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(02/05/2018 @ 12:01)
Flaw found in water treatment method  Voir?

(Johns Hopkins University) Some potentially toxic chemicals in water may be created, ironically, during the water treatment process itself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
(02/05/2018 @ 05:00)
How small molecule halts spread of toxic protein associated with Alzheimer's progression  Voir?

(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing and the department of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have reported a promising drug strategy that blocks tau transmission. The study was published online in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(02/05/2018 @ 05:00)
NIH award to fund research of light-based insect control alternative to pesticides  Voir?

(University of California - Irvine) UCI biophysicist Todd Holmes receives $2.1 million R35 award to examine how insect phototransduction can be used to design better light-based insect control strategies. Understanding how insects respond to short wavelength light may permit development of new, environmentally friendly alternatives to controlling harmful bugs, such as mosquitoes, reducing the need for toxic pesticides. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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(02/05/2018 @ 05:00)
Microbes living in a toxic volcanic lake could hold clues to life on Mars  Voir?

(University of Colorado at Boulder) Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered microbes living in one of the harshest environments on Earth. Their findings could guide scientists looking for signs of ancient life on Mars. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
(02/05/2018 @ 05:00)
High school scientist at NIEHS-funded program wins big  Voir?

Natalia Orlovsky won second place and $175,000 for research conducted at the Penn Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(02/05/2018 @ 04:44)
Advancing computer models that predict toxicity  Voir?

Computer model developers and regulators reviewed models to predict chemical and drug toxicity at a National Toxicology Program workshop. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(02/05/2018 @ 04:44)
Groups Plan To Sue, Say Levels Of Lead In Newark, N.J., Water 'Among The Highest'  Voir?

NEWARK, N.J. - Two citizens' advocacy groups on April 24 filed a notice of intent to sue the city of Newark under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 U.S.C. 300j8(b)(1)(a), for failure to comply with regulations for the control of lead in drinking water, alleging that the city's levels are "among the highest" in the country. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(02/05/2018 @ 01:11)
Judge Imposes Constructive Trust Against Lago Agrio Residents For Chevron  Voir?

NEW YORK - A judge in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on April 23 issued a default judgment against a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for injuries, only to have it reversed, and imposed a constructive trust against those residents for the benefit of Chevron (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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(02/05/2018 @ 01:11)
Roundup MDL Has 400 Cancer Cases Against Monsanto After Recent Transfer Order  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - The Judicial Panel on Multi District Litigation (JPMDL) on April 23 transferred four more cases to the MDL established for cancer claims against Monsanto Co. related to its herbicide Roundup, bringing to 400 the number of cases in the MDL (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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(02/05/2018 @ 01:11)
Panel: Monsanto's Appeal Of California's Glyphosate Listing As Carcinogenic Fails  Voir?

FRESNO, Calif. - A California appellate panel on April 19 ruled that Monsanto Co. and affiliated groups failed to state a claim that the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) improperly listed glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, as carcinogenic (Monsanto Company v. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, et al., No. F075362, Calif. App., 5th Dist.; 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 354). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(02/05/2018 @ 01:11)
Flint, Mich., Man Sues City, Others For Lead Injuries Due To Water Crisis  Voir?

DETROIT - A resident of the city of Flint, Mich., on April 12 joined the consolidated lawsuit against the city, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, state agencies and consulting firms, alleging that they are liable for injuries from the lead-contaminated water crisis in the city (Allen Bryant Jr. v Gov. Rick Snyder, et al., No. 18-11173, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(02/05/2018 @ 01:11)
6th Circuit: Flint Water Case Belongs In State Court; Federal Removal Improper  Voir?

CINCINNATI - A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 16 ruled that a lawsuit brought by residents of Flint, Mich., against the state water quality agency and other officials belongs in state court because federal officer removal is not proper (Tamara Nappier v. Richard Snyder, et al., No. 17-1401, 6th Cir.; 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 9421). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(02/05/2018 @ 01:11)
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Flint Water Crisis Appeal On Jurisdiction Issue  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on April 16 denied a petition for certiorari filed by an employee of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), who contended that the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals erred when it held that a lawsuit brought by residents of Flint, Mich., relating to the lead-contaminated drinking water crisis in the city belongs in state court (Patrick Cook v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-1144, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Jury Awards $67.5M To Miners For 'Defective' Dust Masks Made By 3M, Law Firm Says  Voir?

HINDMAN, Ky. - A Kentucky jury awarded two former coal miners $67.5 million for black-lung disease after the men alleged that the respirators they used, which were made by 3M Co., were defective, according to a news release issued by the plaintiffs' attorney on April 23. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Putative Class Sues 3M, Others For Water Contamination From Firefighting Chemicals  Voir?

BOSTON - Massachusetts residents on April 18 filed a putative class action against The 3M Co. and others in federal court, seeking more than $5 million for personal injuries they allege were caused by aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) the defendants manufactured and used at a training facility for firefighters, which has leaked into the local drinking water (Christine Civitarese, et al. v. The 3M Co., et al., No. 18-10747, D. Mass.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Judge Gives EPA More Time To Rule On Ohio's List Of Impaired Waters  Voir?

TOLEDO, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on April 11 denied environmental groups' request to compel the Environmental Protection Agency to comply with a deadline for conducting an evaluation of the water quality in Lake Erie related to its potability and gave the agency 30 days to approve or disapprove the state's list of impaired waters (Environmental Law and Policy Center, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al., No. 17-1514, N.D. Ohio; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61569). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Company To Pay Penalty, Complete Environmental Projects Over Emissions  Voir?

PITTSBURGH - MarkWest Liberty Midstream& Resources LLC and Ohio Gathering Co. LLC (collectively MarkWest) on April 23 agreed to pay a $691,000 civil penalty and complete three environmental projects to resolve allegations from the federal government, state of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for excessive emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from two of its facilities, according to a complaint and consent decree filed in Pennsylvania federal court (United States, et al. v. MarkWest Liberty Midstream& Resources LLC, et al., No. 18-cv-520, W.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Mobile Home Park Owners Cannot Seek Future Remediation Costs, Judge Rules  Voir?

SAN DIEGO - The owners of three mobile home parks cannot seek to recover future remediation costs to clean up contamination at their properties caused by the migration of hazardous substances from an adjoining property, a federal judge in California ruled April 12, finding that California law bars the recovery of the damages (Greenfield MHP Associates LP, et al. v. Ametek Inc., et al., No. 15-cv-01525-GPC-AGS, S.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62407). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Men Injured By Lithium Battery Explosion On Fracking Rig Seek Reversal, Dismissal  Voir?

DENVER - Two men who contend that they were injured when a lithium battery exploded while they were working on a hydraulic fracturing rig filed a brief on April 23 in the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, contending that the arguments asserted in a brief filed by the two defendants "represent a misunderstanding" of the claims and constitute "a continued misapplication of Oklahoma law." As a result, the men argue that a lower court's decision in favor of the fracking companies should be reversed (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Forest Oil Corp., et al., No. 17-6238, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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5th Circuit Certifies Questions About Voluntary Payment To Mississippi High Court  Voir?

NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 16 certified two questions to the Mississippi Supreme Court regarding whether Mississippi's voluntary payment doctrine bars an insurer from recovering a settlement payment made on behalf of an additional insured when the insurer disputes that the additional insured was actually covered for the settlement under the applicable policy (Colony Insurance Co. v. First Specialty Insurance Corp., No. 17-60094, 5th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 9444). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Postmortem blood alcohol content among late-middle aged and older suicide decedents: Associations with suicide precipitating/risk factors, means, and other drug toxicology - Choi NG, Dinitto DM, Sagna AO, Marti CN.  Voir?

This study examined blood alcohol content (BAC) among suicide decedents aged 50+ and its associations with suicide precipitating/risk factors, means, and other drug toxicology. METHODS: The National Violent Death Reporting System, 2005-... (Source: SafetyLit)
(01/05/2018 @ 16:39)
Toxic tales-recent histories of pollution, poisoning, and pesticides (ca.  1800-2010) - Kirchhelle C.  Voir?

The past two decades have seen a surge of publications on the histories of various toxic substances. Often fusing approaches from environmental history and the histories of science, medicine, and technology, historians have explored the manufacturing of... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(01/05/2018 @ 16:39)
Toxicology Rounds: The Answer to Digoxin Toxicity May Not Be (a Lot of) DS-Fab  Voir?

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
(01/05/2018 @ 06:00)
Plant toxins and acute medicinal plant poisoning in children: a systematic literature review - Ghorani-Azam A, Sepahi S, Riahi-Zanjani B, Alizadeh Ghamsari A, Mohajeri SA, Balali-Mood M.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: For many years, medicinal plants and herbal therapy have been widely used in different societies for the treatment of various diseases. Besides their therapeutic potency, some of the medicinal plants have strong toxicity in human, especially in... (Source: SafetyLit)
(30/04/2018 @ 07:03)
Poisonings with paracetamol, salicylates and dextromethorphan - problem evaluation based on data from Toxicological Laboratory and Poison Information Center in Krakow in 2010-2015 - Gom ółka E, Hydzik P, Szkolnicka B.  Voir?

The aim of the paper was to study frequency of laboratory determinations and toxicological information related to over-the-counter drugs (OTC): paracetamol (acetaminophen), salicylates and dextromethorphan. The research was based on data from Toxic... (Source: SafetyLit)
(30/04/2018 @ 07:03)
Effects of munitions in the seas only partially known  Voir?

(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) More than 70 years after the end of World War II, countless pieces of ammunition from this time are still lying in all oceans. Once the casings are damaged, the explosives can release toxic substances into the seawater. A new review study, published by scientists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of the Environment points to considerable knowledge gaps regarding the spread and effects of these chemicals on marine ecosystems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(30/04/2018 @ 05:00)
What Causes Flushing?  Voir?

Discussion Flushing is usually thought of as a benign condition such as blushing, but can be quite irritating if it is frequent or persistent (i.e. menopausal hot flashes) or even pathologic (i.e. malignancy). “Flushing is a subjective and sensation of warmth that is accompanied by reddening of the skin anywhere on the body but favors the face, neck, and upper torso…. Flushing can be broadly divided into episodic or persistent. Episodic flashing is mediated by the release of endogenous vasoactive mediators or medications, while persistent flushing result in a fixed facial erythema with telangiectasias and cyanosis due to slow-flowing deoxygenated blood in large cutaneous blood vessels.” The upper body has more superficial blood vessels with increased dilation capacitance...

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(30/04/2018 @ 01:09)
Londoners warned of health threat from toxic caterpillars  Voir?

British environment officials are warning Londoners about caterpillars that can cause rashes, vomiting and asthma attacks (Source: ABC News: Health)
(29/04/2018 @ 11:52)
Self-destructive species: from exploding ants to postnatal octopuses  Voir?

Animals that sacrifice their lives, for their homes or offspring – or just because they're in the wrong place at the wrong timeEarlier this month, a group of scientists described a newly discovered ant species,Colobopsis explodens,in the journalZooKeys. As the name suggests, the worker ants of the species, which is found in south-east Asia, are known to explode when attacked, releasing sticky, toxic fluid from their abdomens. The explosion kills the ant, which sacrifices itself to protect its nest mates.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(29/04/2018 @ 07:00)
Toxic Caterpillars Invading Parts of London, Officials Warn  Voir?

Officials are on the lookout for caterpillars of the oak processionary moth, larval creatures whose hairs can cause illness and even death in humans. (Source: NYT Health)
(28/04/2018 @ 22:44)
Q & A: Donald Warne, MD, MPH  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- American Indian physician, researcher seeks to mitigate effects of toxic stress in Indian Country (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
(27/04/2018 @ 22:15)
2018 Medical Design Excellence Awards Finalists  Voir?

The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition is the medical technology industry's premier awards program. Since 1998, the MDEAs have recognized achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility. Each year, a panel of jurors comprised of designers, engineers, and clinicians awards bronze, silver, gold, and best-in-show honors to the most innovative products on the market in nine categories. Take a look at this year's finalists and vote for your favorite at the end. We'll announce the winners June 12, 2018, in a special ceremony at MD&M East. 1.  Cardiovascular Devices—devices and equipment used to diagnose or treat conditions of the heart and circulatory system 2.  Drug-Delivery and Combination Products—i...

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(27/04/2018 @ 21:15)
Radioembolization Often Curative for Early-Stage HCC Radioembolization Often Curative for Early-Stage HCC  Voir?

Minimally invasive, targeted radioembolization with 90Y is potentially curative for early-stage liver cancer and has a low toxicity profile.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(27/04/2018 @ 18:13)
It's "open season" on vaccinating pregnant women with toxic, harmful substances confirmed present in many vaccines  Voir?

(Natural News) Everybody knows that when you're pregnant you don't drink coffee, smoke cigarettes or take pain medications, right? And no matter how tempting that glass of wine might look, as a conscientious mom-to-be you wouldn't think of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. For a mother, the responsibilities of parenting start from the second she finds out she's... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/04/2018 @ 11:41)
Health Tip: Heavy Alcohol Use Increases Cancer Risk  Voir?

-- Heavy drinking increases your risk of developing cancers of the mouth, throat, voice box, esophagus, liver, colon and breast, the American Cancer Society says. The society says alcohol abuse may: Damage body tissues. Help toxic chemicals, such... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(27/04/2018 @ 08:00)
Toxic caterpillar plague hits the UK  Voir?

Oak processionary moths (OPM), which are in their larval stage, have been spotted across vast regions of south-east England, with numbers steadily rising over the past two weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(26/04/2018 @ 17:52)
Training'Front-line' Staff to Manage CAR T Toxicity Is Critical Training'Front-line' Staff to Manage CAR T Toxicity Is Critical  Voir?

Experts outline strategies for managing CAR T-cell toxicity outside of clinical trials. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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(26/04/2018 @ 15:48)
Epidemiological findings of major chemical attacks in the Syrian war are consistent with civilian targeting: a short report - Rodriguez-Llanes JM, Guha-Sapir D, Schl ŕźter BS, Hicks MH.  Voir?

Evidence of use of toxic gas chemical weapons in the Syrian war has been reported by governmental and non-governmental international organizations since the war started in March 2011. To date, the profiles of victims of the largest chemical attacks in Syri... (Source: SafetyLit)
(26/04/2018 @ 13:03)
SMi presents the 13th Conference on ADMET  Voir?

9 - 10 July 2018, London, UK. Developments in ADMET and novel technologies determine the properties of a drug candidate in the preclinical stage of drug discovery. Poor ADMET properties are the principal cause for a candidate to fail at any stage of drug development. ADME-Toxicology and Pharmacokinetic studies are the key strategic check-points for pharmaceutical companies to reduce drug discovery cost, and minimise production times. (Source: World Pharma News)

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(26/04/2018 @ 11:00)
Teens, drugs, & Vegas: Toxicological surveillance of illicit prescription and illegal drug abuse in adolescents (12-17 years) using post-mortem data in Clark County, Nevada from 2005 to 2015 - Paul ABM, Simms L, Mahesan AA, Belanger EC.  Voir?

Illegal drug abuse, particularly prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the United States. Research on adolescent drug abuse is based on national self-reported data. Using local coroner data, quantitative prevalence of illegal substance toxicology... (Source: SafetyLit)
(26/04/2018 @ 01:42)
DIY antibacterial spray for your workout equipment  Voir?

(Natural News) No one likes working out on gross and smelly yoga mats, but most cleaning products contain toxic chemicals that can harm you and the environment. To keep your workout gear clean and fresh without resorting to harmful chemicals, try making a DIY antibacterial spray. (h/t to Blog.PaleoHacks.com) With this toxin-free spray, you won’t... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(25/04/2018 @ 22:50)
Woman warns of symptoms after misdiagnosis of Toxic Shock Syndrome  Voir?

Brooke Wilson, 23, from Michigan, nearly died after contracting toxic shock syndrome from a tampon  after doctors initially dismissed her flu-like symptoms as signs of strep throat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(25/04/2018 @ 15:39)
Pruitt Proposes EPA Science Restrictions  Voir?

The EPA says it wants to only use research in which all data are publicly available. Scientists say this would hurt policy making on everything from air pollution to toxic waste and pesticides. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
(25/04/2018 @ 09:54)
As tellurium demands rise, so do contamination concerns  Voir?

(American Chemical Society) As technology advances, demands for tellurium, a rare element, are on the rise. Some forms of tellurium are toxic, so as the element finds applications in solar panels, rubber production, electronics and more, researchers are becoming concerned about possible environmental contamination. Now, one group reports in ACS' Environmental Science& Technology that by studying lake sediments they can construct a history of tellurium as it was deposited in the environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(25/04/2018 @ 05:00)
The toxicity of bullying by teachers and other school staff - Datta P, Cornell D, Huang F.  Voir?

This study compared the prevalence and school adjustment of students bullied by teach... (Source: SafetyLit)
(25/04/2018 @ 03:42)
Common household chemicals: 13 toxins you should remove  Voir?

(Natural News) You might think of air pollution as an exclusively outdoor problem, but indoor air pollutants are now an even bigger threat to your health. There are 13 sources of toxic chemicals found in your house that account for much of this pollution, according to a GreenMedInfo article, so replacing them will go a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(24/04/2018 @ 23:54)
Do I Have to Lose Me to Love You?  Voir?

As codependents we lose ourselves in relationships, unaware that losing our Self is the greatest despair. When the relationship inevitably ends, it’s devastating because we are lost. We lack autonomy because that task wasn't completed by adulthood. Often there are power struggles, characterized by repeated, unresolved arguments, either about a single recurring issue or numerous trivial things. Many of them boil down to the question of who has control, whose needs will be met, or how intimate they will be. Intimacy problems are a common symptom of codependency. Avoidance of intimacy, and the vulnerability that occurs when we open up, is a way to maintain control and autonomy. We fear that closeness makes us more dependent on our partner and exposed to being judged and hurt. These ...

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(24/04/2018 @ 15:00)
New Tool Determines If Vermiculite Insulation Contains Asbestos  Voir?

Scientists with the United States Geology Survey (USGS) have created a hand-held spectrometer to determine if vermiculite insulation contains deadly amphibole asbestos. The recent innovation should provide a time-saving technique for commercial and home inspectors. Currently, inspectors must send samples to off-site laboratories before making that determination. “The emphasis was coming up with a method that was both reliable and easier to use,” Gregg Swayze, USGS scientist and lead researcher, told Asbestos.com. “We achieved that goal.” The findings were published in the April 2 edition of American Mineralogist. Vermiculite insulation is no longer used in new construction, but an estimated one million homes in the U.S. still have it, according to the USGS. Vermiculite is a natur...

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(24/04/2018 @ 14:06)
A Remarkable New Technology That Will Diminish A Global Cancer Threat  Voir?

A new technology could be used to sort grain like corn/maize at high speed and take out an important toxic and carcinogenic contaminant that is a particular issue for Africa - This is being advanced by a partnership between the Swiss company B ŕźhler and Microsoft (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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(24/04/2018 @ 05:05)
Chemical weapons are intentionally deployed against the most vulnerable groups of people - Gee P.  Voir?

The ongoing chemical attacks in the Syrian conflict are shocking. Chemical weapons are considered indiscriminate, affecting both military and civilian targets. From a toxicology point of view, this is untrue. In a gas attack poison … Langua... (Source: SafetyLit)
(23/04/2018 @ 18:42)
Systems toxicology approach to identifying paracetamol overdose - Mason CL, Leedale J, Tasoulis S, Jarman I, Antoine DJ, Webb SD.  Voir?

Paracetamol (acetaminophen (APAP)) is one of the most commonly used analgesics in the United Kingdom and the United States. However, exceeding the maximum recommended dose can cause serious liver injury and even death. Promising APAP toxicity biomarkers ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
(23/04/2018 @ 18:42)
Herb-induced liver injuries in developing nations: an update - Amadi CN, Orisakwe OE.  Voir?

The last few decades have seen a rise in the use of herbal supplements, natural products, and traditional medicines. However, there are growing concerns related to the safety and toxicities of these medicines. These herbal medicines are associated with com... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(23/04/2018 @ 18:42)
E-Cig Liquid Remains a Poisoning Danger to Young Kids  Voir?

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- Following an enormous jump in children's exposures to toxic liquid nicotine from electronic cigarettes, the rate dropped in just one year, new research reveals. But too many young kids are still being exposed to liquid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(23/04/2018 @ 10:00)
The New Health Care: California, Coffee and Cancer: One of These Doesn ' t Belong  Voir?

A judge ' s ruling on warning labels for coffee isn ' t backed by evidence and could do more harm than good. (Source: NYT Health)
(23/04/2018 @ 10:00)
Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study  Voir?

Title: Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
(23/04/2018 @ 08:00)
Abrus precatorius poisoning and central pontine myelinolysis - Sarkar S, Basu K, Das J, Datta S.  Voir?

Accidental poisoning with Abrus precatorius (AP) can rarely produce neurological complication due to its toxic principle "Abrin". The plant is best known for its red seeds, which are used as beads and in percussion instruments. Ingestion of a single seed c... (Source: SafetyLit)
(23/04/2018 @ 07:42)
Hydrogen-bromide flow batteries could soon power the renewable energy industry (but release a dangerous, toxic gas)  Voir?

(Natural News) An energy storage concept from the Radical ’60s could solve the biggest problem of the wind energy sector. In an article published in ScienceDaily, Kansas researchers have developed a viable hydrogen-bromine flow battery that could store excess electricity during the night. Anyone who has been in the Midwest is bound to run across a wind... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(21/04/2018 @ 20:34)
Scientists have developed new semiconductors that are more environmentally friendly  Voir?

(Natural News) Concerned with the prevalence of useful but toxic perovskites in photovoltaic cells, a group of Iowa-based researchers devised alternative materials. They reported creating cheaper and eco-friendly semiconductors with similar performance, according to a ScienceDaily article. Perovskites are light-gathering materials used as semiconductors in solar panels. While highly efficient – called “wonder materials” by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(21/04/2018 @ 20:23)
Cancer Care Becoming More Patient-Centric  Voir?

In this podcast, Dr. Debra Patt discusses trends in cancer care, including how treatments are becoming more personalized and less toxic. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(21/04/2018 @ 01:42)
Even organic tampons and menstrual cups can cause TSS  Voir?

It does not matter what your tampon is made of - it can still cause toxic shock, and so can menstrual cups. According to a new French study, the safest way to deal with period blood is still a pad. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(21/04/2018 @ 00:17)
Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock  Voir?

Toxic shock syndrome is caused by an immune system reaction to bacterial toxins such as S. aureus or the streptococcus bacteria.  Symptoms include fever, rash, low blood pressure and fatigue, and the condition can quickly progress to coma and even death through multiple organ failure. (Source: WebMD Health)

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(20/04/2018 @ 21:15)
Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study  Voir?

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Although still exceedingly rare, menstrual toxic shock syndrome can be dangerous and has been tied to the use of tampons. And new research finds that the type of fibers used in manufacturing tampons doesn't seem to matter... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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(20/04/2018 @ 15:04)
Mayo Clinic Minute: Why cleaning too often could be bad for your health  Voir?

For the obsessively clean, beware. Those cleaning chemicals you spray all over to get your house spick-and-span may be hurting your lungs. Dr. Clayton Cowl, a Mayo Clinic lung specialist and toxicologist says cleaning chemicals are a risk, but one that can be managed. https://youtu.be/qtXURaBVCt8 Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)

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(20/04/2018 @ 01:00)
Mother-of-two got toxic shock syndrome caused by a tampon  Voir?

Amy Haller Follis, of Pennsylvania, saw her mother, father, grandparents, uncle, and her cousin who committed suicide in the mid-1990s at 16. All this despite taking out her tampon in time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(19/04/2018 @ 22:33)
Malawi:Vendors Using Body Corpse-Embalming Chemicals to Preserve Fish  Voir?

[Nyasa Times] If you ever bought Chambo on the streets in Lilongwe, chances are that a toxic and dangerous chemical used in embalming dead bodies was used to preserve it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
(19/04/2018 @ 08:30)
Dr ŕƒ¤ger to Unveil New Safety Technologies for Firefighters at FDIC  Voir?

Houston – Today Drŕƒ¤ger announced it will unveil patented technology that for the first time can alarm when the combined smoke-borne gases HCN and CO, known as the ‘toxic twins' are present. The company will also demonstrate a new hands-free team commmunication system and live burns on demand at its mobile trainer. “Based on more than one hundred years of serving firefighters in North America and around the world, Drŕƒ¤ger continually creates new technologies to advance firefighter safety,” said Lothar Thielen, President and Regional CEO, Drŕƒ¤ger North America. “This year at FDIC, we are excited to present our latest innovations, including our patented ‘toxic twins' combined alarm technology and our most requested SCBA Packages, for which we will offer a free  upg...

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Could Banned PCB Chemicals Be Lurking in Your Kitchen?  Voir?

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Toxic chemicals that have been banned for nearly four decades may be hiding in kitchens across the United States, new research suggests. Polychlorinated biphenyls, more commonly known as PCBs, might be released when... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(18/04/2018 @ 10:04)
Psychosocial characteristics of alcohol dependence patients committed self-poisoning suicide attempt - Pashkovskiy VE, Antonova DV, Prokopovich GA, Egorov AY.  Voir?

AIM: To determine с psychosocial characteristics of alcohol-dependent patients committed self-poisoning suicide attempt. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Individuals, who were admitted to the toxicology department after the self-poisoning suicidal attempt, were stud... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(18/04/2018 @ 07:03)
Improved method of delivering anti-cancer drugs  Voir?

(Cardiff University) A new non-toxic method for delivering anti-cancer drugs to specific parts of the human body could mean the end of the severe and nasty side effects associated with many cancer therapies, according to researchers at Cardiff University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(18/04/2018 @ 05:00)
Active young adults with Type 1 diabetes have muscle complications: Study  Voir?

(York University) A new study from McMaster and York universities has found that poor muscle health may be a complication of Type 1 diabetes, even among active twenty-somethings. The researchers found structural and functional changes in the power generation parts of the cell, or mitochondria, of those with diabetes. Not only were the mitochondria less capable of producing energy for the muscle, they were also releasing high amounts of toxic reactive oxygen species, related to cell damage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(18/04/2018 @ 05:00)
When Strategies Go Awry: Part 6 In A Series On Cognitive Biases And Their Impact  Voir?

By Laura A. Frase Refining Our Thinking About Thinking: Battling the Sway of Cognitive Biases "They will get it straight one day at the Sorbonne. We shall return at twilight from the lecture pleased that the irrational is rational." - Wallace Stevens (1942)1 (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(18/04/2018 @ 04:23)
Claim That Benzene Caused Leukemia Falls With Dismissal Of Experts, Panel Rules  Voir?

DENVER - The 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 10 agreed with a trial court that opinions of two experts that long-ago exposure to benzene caused a woman's leukemia failed due in part to a lack of reliability in their methods and that without the expert's testimony, summary judgment on causation to defendant oil companies is appropriate (Samantha Hall v. Conoco Inc., et al., No. 17-6086, 10th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 8944). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(18/04/2018 @ 04:23)
Judge Tosses Couple's Suit Saying Demolition Caused PCB Contamination, Injuries  Voir?

MADISON, Wis. - A federal judge in Wisconsin on March 30 awarded summary judgment to defendants in a lawsuit brought by a couple alleging that demolition of an industrial facility on a nearby property caused their land to be contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), finding that the plaintiffs failed to produce any evidence to show that the contamination occurred as a result of the demolition (William Liebhart, et al. v. SPX Corp., et al, No. 16-cv-700-jdp, W.D. Wis., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54994). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Judge: Case Against Monsanto For Injuries From Water Tainted By PCBs Survives  Voir?

ANNISTON, Ala. - A federal judge in Alabama on April 5 denied Monsanto Co.'s motion to dismiss a chemical exposure case against it brought by a man who contends that he developed leukemia as a result of drinking water contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that were manufactured by Monsanto (Carl R. Arrington v. Monsanto Chemical, No. 17-1585, N.D. Ala.; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58092). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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8th Circuit Reverses; New Trial Needed On Damages In Chemical Exposure Case  Voir?

ST. LOUIS - A panel of the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 5 reversed a $13 million punitive damages ruling in a chemical exposure case and held that a new damages trial was appropriate because a lower court erroneously concluded that judicial estoppel applied based on an inconsistent position taken by the defendants in a separate case related to successor-in-interest liability (Jodelle L. Kirk v. Schaeffler Group USA Inc., et al., No. 16-3417, 8th Cir.; 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 9012). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Chemical Exposure Plaintiffs: Attempt To Exclude Discovery Infringes On Rights  Voir?

LANCASTER, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman who is also the executrix for the estate of a man who died following chemical exposure in his workplace filed a brief in state court on April 3, contending that the defendants' attempt to exclude discovery that is reasonably calculated to lead to admissible evidence "impermissibly infringes on" her due process right to discovery (Kimberly Williams, as Executrix of the Estate of Robert Whetts Jr., et al. v. Armstrong World Industries Inc., et al., No. CI-16-10715, Pa. Comm. Pls., Lancaster Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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6th Circuit Finds Corporate Successor Not Indirectly Liable For Cleanup Costs  Voir?

CINCINNATI - The corporate successor to two companies that operated a manufactured gas facility in Florida is not indirectly liable to contribute to a plaintiff company's response costs to clean up groundwater contamination under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled April 10 in affirming the defendant's award of summary judgment (Duke Energy Florida LLC v. FirstEnergy Corp., No. 17-3024, 6th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 8932). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Judge: Tainted Groundwater Claims Not Ripe; Plaintiffs Lack Standing  Voir?

DURHAM, N.C. - A federal judge in North Carolina on March 29 dismissed a coal ash groundwater contamination lawsuit against an energy company on grounds that the environmental group bringing the case failed to establish that it suffered a concrete injury that is "fairly traceable" to the company's alleged violation of law (Roanoke River Basin Association v. Duke Energy Progress, LLC, No. 17-561, M.D. N.C., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52991). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Split 4th Circuit: Groups Have Valid Claim For Water Tainted By Ruptured Pipeline  Voir?

RICHMOND, Va. - A divided panel of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 12 vacated and remanded a ruling by a district court, concluding 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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Town, Authorities Reach Deal To Make Drinking Water Comply With Federal Law  Voir?

ALBANY, N.Y. - The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on April 12 announced that it has entered into a consent decree with the Town of Ticonderoga, N.Y., under which the town will switch the source of some of the drinking water it provides to bring the town into compliance with federal law pertaining to safe drinking water, as well as state code (United States of America, et al. v. Town of Ticonderoga, N.Y., No. 18-442, N.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Judge: Third Party Had Proper Permits, Not Liable For Groundwater Contamination  Voir?

PITTSBURGH - A federal judge in Pennsylvania on April 13 dismissed charges against a third-party plaintiff in a lawsuit brought by an environmental group that contends that glass-polishing activities contributed to local groundwater contamination. The glass manufacturer sued the third party, contending that it shared liability, but the judge said the third party produced evidence that it possessed the proper permits to conduct its operations (PennEnvironment, et al. v. PPG Industries Inc., et al. v. AS America Inc., et al., No. 12-342, W.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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14 States, Others Sue EPA For Failure To Curb Methane Emissions From Fracking  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Fourteen states, the District of Columbia and the city of Chicago on April 5 sued the Environmental Protection Agency and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, seeking to compel Pruitt to comply with the nondiscretionary duty under federal law to establish guidelines for limiting methane emissions from existing sources in the oil and natural gas sector (New York, et al. v. E. Scott Pruitt, et al., No. 18-773, D. D.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Plaintiffs' Counsel: Motion To Exclude Lead Expert's Testimony 'In Error'  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - One of the attorneys representing residents who sued paint companies alleging injuries from exposure to lead-based paint on April 3 sent a letter to Wisconsin federal judge presiding over the case, contending that defendant Atlantic Richfield Co.'s (ARCO) motion to exclude the testimony of the plaintiffs' experts is "in error" (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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Motion To Replace Flint Co-Liaison Counsel Is 'Smear Campaign,' Attorney Says  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 April 9 filed a brief in Michigan federal court contending that a motion filed by interim co-lead class counsel, which represents the entire class of plaintiffs, seeking replacement of the co-liaison counsel is "nothing but a retaliatory smear campaign" against the co-liaison 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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Judge: Jurisdiction Exists For Engineering Firm In Flint Lead-Water Lawsuit  Voir?

DETROIT - A federal judge in Michigan on April 5 ruled that personal jurisdiction exists over an engineering consulting company named as a defendant in the lead-contaminated water lawsuit brought by the residents of Flint, Mich., because evidence indicates that the company has performed other work in Michigan, which means it has a presence in the state (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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$17M move: NMS Labs starts work on new Horsham HQ  Voir?

The demand for its forensic toxicology services is growing. The need by law enforcement to identify and detect the latest synthetic opioids products hitting the streets is a major reason. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
(17/04/2018 @ 17:17)
ALS: How 'toxic' proteins could protect neurons  Voir?

Researchers have found that large, fibrous aggregates thought to drive Lou Gehrig's disease might actually help to protect motor neurons. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
(17/04/2018 @ 17:00)
Medical News Today: ALS: How 'toxic' proteins could protect neurons  Voir?

Researchers have found that large, fibrous aggregates thought to drive Lou Gehrig's disease might actually help to protect motor neurons. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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(17/04/2018 @ 17:00)
With Antimalarials in Lupus, Watch for Retinal Toxicity  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Following guidelines will minimize risk, specialist says (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
(17/04/2018 @ 15:41)
EPA Takes Toxic Site Flooded By Harvey Off Special Cleanup List  Voir?

The EPA says the San Jacinto Waste Pits near Houston no longer needs Scott Pruitt's personal attention due to progress on a remediation plan. But the site is still years away from being cleaned up.(Image credit: Rebecca Hersher/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
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New Studies Show Immune Treatments Could Be Key in the Fight Against Lung Cancer  Voir?

Researchers report some of the most encouraging results yet for treating lung cancer with the latest immune-based treatments, most of which have been approved to treat other types of tumors. In three papers presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine, lung cancer experts found innovative ways to weaken lung tumors to improve people’s chances of surviving the disease. “There is definitely a high unmet need,” says Patrick Forde, assistant professor of oncology and associate member of the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Johns Hopkins, of the lack of effective treatments for lung cancer. Currently more than half of people who are treated even at early stage...

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(16/04/2018 @ 14:30)
Epidemiological study of carbon monoxide deaths in Scotland 2007-2016 - Lisbona CF, Hamnett HJ.  Voir?

Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxications are quite frequent in forensic toxicology. Using a sample of 209 CO-positive deaths in Scotland from 2007 to 2016, this study provides ranges of percentage CO saturations (%COHb) according to the CO source and examines an... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(16/04/2018 @ 10:39)
Poisoning due to tutin in honey-a report of an outbreak in New Zealand - Beasley M, Hood D, Anderson P, Reeve J, Slaughter RJ.  Voir?

AIM: In autumn 2008, an outbreak of toxic honey poisoning was identified. The outbreak was not recognised initially until three cases from one family group presented to hospital, with a common factor of recent consumption of locally produced honey. The aim... (Source: SafetyLit)
(16/04/2018 @ 10:39)
Clinical features and prognosis of paraquat poisoning in French Guiana: a review of 62 cases - Elenga N, Merlin C, Le Guern R, Kom-Tchameni R, Ducrot YM, Pradier M, Ntab B, Dinh-Van KA, Sobesky M, Mathieu D, Dueymes JM, Egmann G, Kallel H, Mathieu-Nolf M.  Voir?

Paraquat is a nonselective contact herbicide of great toxicological importance, being associated with high mortality rates. Because of its high toxicity, the European Union withdrew it from its market in 2007. The aim of this study is to analyze all cases ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(16/04/2018 @ 10:39)
How to curb production of chemical weapons - Sydnes LK.  Voir?

Incidents involving chemical weapons are on the rise. In the past week, reports from Syria allege that scores of people in the city of Douma were killed with a toxic gas, possibly chlorine, a tactic that experts say has been used in Syria at least a doz... (Source: SafetyLit)
(16/04/2018 @ 10:39)
New, safer hair dyes to be made from graphene  Voir?

(Natural News) Scientists found a new way to make safer hair dyes using graphene. The study, published in the journal Chem, suggested that the naturally black material graphene could be used for making hair dyes in various dark shades. Most hair dyes use toxic chemicals, damaging the hair in the process. Because the hair is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(15/04/2018 @ 23:49)
Medical News Today: How the brain's 'immune memory' may lead to Alzheimer's  Voir?

A new study shows that the brain's immune cells retain a memory of previous inflammation, which causes them to react differently to toxic brain proteins. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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(14/04/2018 @ 08:00)
CVD Winners and Losers; Stroke Reperfusion'Success'; Financial Toxicity  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
(13/04/2018 @ 17:15)
Temperature affects insecticide efficacy against malaria vectors  Voir?

(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Ambient temperature has a marked effect on the toxicity of the most commonly used insecticides for malaria control, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). The results underline the need to evaluate the efficacy of these chemicals under real field conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(13/04/2018 @ 05:00)
Alzheimer plaque affects different brain cells differently  Voir?

(Link ŕś ping University) Amyloid beta, a protein linked with Alzheimer's disease, has different properties in different cell types in the brains of fruit flies. This is the conclusion of a study led by researchers at Link ŕś ping University in Sweden. While amyloid beta is highly toxic for nerve cells, it seems that certain other types of cell are hardly damaged at all by aggregates of the protein. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(13/04/2018 @ 05:00)
Lead found in hundreds of Chicago homes' tap water, report says  Voir?

Toxic lead was found in tap water drawn from nearly 70% of 2,797 homes across Chicago within the past two years, according to a Chicago Tribune analysis of results from the tested water. The daily newspaper published a report on that analysis Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
(13/04/2018 @ 02:47)
Lead found in hundreds of Chicago homes' tap water  Voir?

Toxic lead was found in tap water drawn from nearly 70% of 2,797 homes across Chicago within the past two years, according to a Chicago Tribune analysis of results from the tested water. The daily newspaper published a report on that analysis Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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(13/04/2018 @ 02:37)
More than 80 dead from drinking bootleg alcohol in Indonesia  Voir?

Indonesian police have vowed to crackdown on the distribution of bootleg alcohol, as deaths this month connected to the consumption of illegally produced toxic liquor exceeded 86. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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WHO demands ‘unhindered access' to site of suspected chemical attack in Syria  Voir?

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said that it has received reports that an estimated  500 patients at Syrian health facilities have exhibited signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals, after the shelling of a Damascus suburb over the weekend. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)

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(12/04/2018 @ 00:23)
After testicular cancer is cured, remain alert in the future  Voir?

Because testicular cancer has a 95 percent cure rate, it is easier for men to move on and forget about it. But new research in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that it 's prudent for patients to stay in touch with their medical team as they age and to be aware of treatment toxicities. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)

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(11/04/2018 @ 20:36)
500 Syrians treated for symptoms of gas poisoning in Douma, WHO says  Voir?

The World Health Organization says some 500 people had been treated for "signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals" after a suspected poison gas attack in a Syrian rebel enclave just before it fell. (Source: CBC | Health)
(11/04/2018 @ 12:09)
Another reason to cut carbs and sugar: Cancer cells thrive on glucose  Voir?

(Natural News) What could be more amazing than accidentally discovering a non-toxic, truly effective treatment for cancer? That's exactly what happened when Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, was investigating the reason why navy seals sometimes suddenly experience seizures underwater when using... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(11/04/2018 @ 11:18)
WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria  Voir?

WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed. (Source: WHO news)

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(11/04/2018 @ 11:00)
Phosphine exposure among emergency responders - Amarillo, Texas, January 2017 - Hall EM, Patel K, Victory KR, Calvert GM, Nogueira LM, Bojes HK.  Voir?

Phosphine is a highly toxic gas that forms when aluminum phosphide, a restricted-use pesticide* typically used in agricultural settings, reacts with water. Acute exposure can lead to a wide range of respiratory, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal symptom... (Source: SafetyLit)
(11/04/2018 @ 09:24)
Technology to tackle the plastic pollution threat to water ecosystems  Voir?

Millions of tonnes of plastic waste enter the world's oceans each year, posing a threat to marine ecosystems and contaminating the food chain with toxic compounds. EU-funded researchers are deploying cutting-edge technologies to prevent and mitigate this growing environmental hazard. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)

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(11/04/2018 @ 01:00)
Strawberries Top the “Dirty Dozen” List of Fruits and Vegetables With the Most Pesticides  Voir?

In the latest report about pesticide residues, the Environmental Working Group says that 70% of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables contain up to 230 different pesticides or their breakdown products. The analysis, based on produce samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, found that strawberries and spinach contained the highest amounts of pesticide residues. One sample of strawberries, for example, tested positive for 20 different pesticides, and spinach contained nearly twice the pesticide residue by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. The two types of produce topped the EWG ranking of the 12 fruits and vegetables with the highest concentrations of pesticides—the so-called “Dirty Dozen.” After strawberries and spinach come nectarines, apples, g...

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(10/04/2018 @ 17:13)
Are e-cigarettes toxic? Citrus flavours may cause cancer, study finds  Voir?

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University found substances that give tobacco substitutes a citrus or floral scent significantly increase the production of free radicals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(10/04/2018 @ 14:38)
New Option in NSCLC With IL-15 Agonist Plus Immune Checkpoint Inhibition  Voir?

The combination of nivolumab with an interleukin-15 agonist was well tolerated with no dose-limiting toxicities in patients with metastatic non –small-cell lung cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(09/04/2018 @ 20:23)
Few Americans aware of cancer drug shortages  Voir?

(Reuters Health) - Most Americans aren't aware of cancer drug shortages that might lead some patients to receive less effective or more toxic treatments, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(09/04/2018 @ 20:22)
Varian Medical releases new Velocity cancer imaging software  Voir?

Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) said today it launched an FDA-cleared version of its Velocity cancer imaging software, including a new Rapidsphere module. The newly launched Velocity 4.0’s Rapidsphere module is designed for Y90 selective internal radiation therapy dosimetry analysis and provides improved information on tumor responses and normal-tissue toxicity for patients undergoing SIRT, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said. The Velocity 4.0 software includes the company’s Velocity M3i multi-modality motion imaging component, the Velocity Aria sync component and the Velocity tumor & dose tracking component. “At Varian, we are focused on providing clinicians with powerful and comprehensive solutions that enable them to provide personalized cancer therapy for patients...

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(09/04/2018 @ 20:05)
Now Detroit is dealing with toxic chemicals in the drinking water  Voir?

(Natural News) Toxic PFAS have been detected in the drinking water of two cities in Metropolitan Detroit. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has warned residents of New Baltimore and Mount Clemens about their contaminated water supplies, reported a Michigan Live article. PFAS is short for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a huge group of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(09/04/2018 @ 13:03)
Hand dryers in public bathrooms 'suck in' bacteria from flushing toilets  Voir?

Researchers from the University of Connecticut found that hot-air dryers can spread Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause life-threatening sepsis or toxic shock syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(09/04/2018 @ 11:27)
Graduate student awarded Lush prize for work to end animal research in toxicology  Voir?

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Carolina Motter Catarino, a graduate student in chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been awarded Ł 10,000 from the Lush Prize, which is a collaboration between cosmetics company Lush and research organization Ethical Consumer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(09/04/2018 @ 05:00)
Full atrioventricular block secondary to acute poisoning mercury: a case report - Peregrina-Ch ŕĄvez AG, Ramŕ­rez-Galindo MDR, ChŕĄvez-Martŕ­nez R, Delahanty-Delgado CA, VŕĄzquez-Alaniz F.  Voir?

Background: The biological behaviour and clinical significance of mercury toxicity vary according to its chemical structure. Mercury differs in its degree of toxicity and in its effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems as well as on org... (Source: SafetyLit)
(07/04/2018 @ 16:24)
Framework for Assessing Health Impacts of Multiple Chemicals and Other Stressors: 2018  Voir?

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 02/2018 This 154-page document, an update of the 2004 document, describes a recommended process to evaluate the potential public health impacts of exposures to multiple chemicals and other stressors, a frequent occurrence and concern for people living in the vicinity of sites with toxic substances. It provides background information that is important in understanding the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry approach to assessing health impacts of exposure to multiple stressors. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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(06/04/2018 @ 17:48)
One last attempt to save NHS bursaries, says UNISON  Voir?

Commenting on plans that would see a parliamentary debate after Easter recess on government plans to scrap postgraduate student nursing bursaries, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:  “The government needs to admit it got this one very wrong. “Official figures show that government penny-pinching is deterring a whole generation of nurses and other health professionals from their chosen career in the NHS. “The toxic combination of underfunded services, wage stagnation and increased pressure on services has created a whole new uncertainly into which graduates are understandably not willing to enter into knowing they will leave with such huge debts. “This is the government's last chance saloon. It's ministers' final opportunity to reverse a huge own goal and a ridiculously d...

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(06/04/2018 @ 16:46)
Kenya:Parents of Paralysed Children Yet to Get Sh40 Million Payout  Voir?

[Nation] Parents of the 28 children who were injected with a toxic jab at Akichelesit dispensary in Teso North in 2015 want the Busia County government to honour a High Court order that gave them Sh40 million compensation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
(06/04/2018 @ 07:27)
Dr ŕƒ¤ger Introduces New Technology to Protect Against Deadly Smoke-Borne Gases Known as ‘Toxic Twins'  Voir?

Houston – Drŕƒ¤ger announced a new patented ‘toxic twins' alarm function on its X-am 5000 multi-gas monitor that measures CO and HCN against a combined threshold. The company has also published a whitepaper detailing the effects of the ‘toxic twins.' In structural fires, smoke inhalation causes eight times as many deaths as burns because of toxic gases. Two of the most deadly are carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen cyanide (HCN) – known as ‘toxic twins.' Together, they create a lethal chemical asphyxiant that can put firefighters and victims into cardiac arrest at the time of the fire and cause cancer decades later. Today's fires burn hotter and faster than in decades past because of the prevalence of synthetics in building materials and furnishings, which speeds the relea...

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(05/04/2018 @ 23:45)
Arkansas court rules with Monsanto, grants farmers right to spray toxic Dicamba herbicide that causes horrific crop damage to nearby farms  Voir?

(Natural News) Millions of acres of U.S. crops were damaged in 2017 by a dicamba-based herbicide, manufactured by Monsanto and BASF SE. Dicamba herbicide is specifically designed to be sprayed on genetically modified, dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton. These GM crops have been genetically engineered to withstand dicamba; however, the herbicide is very volatile. Dicamba drifts in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(05/04/2018 @ 23:25)
Africa:New Malaria Drug Makes Human Blood Toxic to Mosquitoes  Voir?

[Premium Times] There is a new ray of hope in the fight against Africa's most endemic killer, Malaria, as a new research discovers a pill that can make human blood poisonous to mosquitoes and even kill the blood-sucking insect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
(05/04/2018 @ 06:05)
Modular radical cross-coupling with sulfones enables access to sp3-rich (fluoro)alkylated scaffolds  Voir?

Cross-coupling chemistry is widely applied to carbon-carbon bond formation in the synthesis of medicines, agrochemicals, and other functional materials. Recently, single-electron–induced variants of this reaction class have proven particularly useful in the formation of C(sp2)–C(sp3) linkages, although certain compound classes have remained a challenge. Here, we report the use of sulfones to activate the alkyl coupling partner in nickel-catalyzed radical cross-coupling with aryl zinc reagents. This method’s tolerance of fluoroalkyl substituents proved particularly advantageous for the streamlined preparation of pharmaceutically oriented fluorinated scaffolds that previously required multiple steps, toxic reagents, and nonmodular retrosynthetic blueprints. Five specific su...

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(05/04/2018 @ 01:00)
Common Genetic Driver Linked to Aggressive Meningiomas  Voir?

A USCF team has uncovered molecular insights into meningioma biology that could lead to new, less toxic treatment approaches. (Source: CancerNetwork)

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(04/04/2018 @ 17:22)
Levels of Toxic Fire Retardants Declining in Kids  Voir?

Blood levels of a flame retardant have fallen in American children since use of the chemicals was banned in consumer products, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
(04/04/2018 @ 15:15)
Bored with eating Tide pods, moronic youth are now snorting CONDOMS on YouTube to get attention  Voir?

(Natural News) What has become of the youth, their minds deteriorating, so easily influenced by the latest trend? One month they are placating their dull, miserable lives by eating toxic Tide Pods. Now a growing number of them are snorting condoms up their nose and posting it to YouTube. We all did stupid things in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(04/04/2018 @ 10:27)
170 million Americans may have toxic levels of radium in their tap water  Voir?

(Natural News) A dangerous radioactive element could be lurking in your tap water. It's odorless, invisible, and tasteless but it's affecting up to 170 million Americans every day. This naturally occurring carcinogen leeches into the water supply from deep rock aquifers and is not filtered out of the water before it heads to your tap. Radium-226 and Radium-228 are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(04/04/2018 @ 10:25)
Blood Levels of Toxic Fire Retardants Declining in Kids  Voir?

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- Blood levels of a flame retardant have fallen in American children since use of the chemicals was banned in consumer products, a new study finds. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were once widely used in household... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(04/04/2018 @ 10:00)
Africa:Novel Silver Compounds Offer a Potential Cancer Treatment Breakthrough  Voir?

[The Conversation Africa] The development of chemotherapeutic drugs to treat various cancers has been fraught with challenges. One of the toughest is the acute and long-term toxicity of drugs and its severe side-effects on almost all organs in the body. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Blood Levels of Toxic Fire Retardants Declining in Kids  Voir?

Title: Blood Levels of Toxic Fire Retardants Declining in KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/4/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
(04/04/2018 @ 08:00)
Kenya:Gold Mining Takes a Toxic Toll on Women  Voir?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nyatike -Scorching sun beats down on half a dozen women as they carry large sacks of crushed ore on their backs at the Osiri-Matanda gold mine near Kenya's border with Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Honors for Guilarte and Richards at Society of Toxicology meeting  Voir?

The Society of Toxicology honored NIEHS grantee Tomas Guilarte, Ph.D., from Florida International University, and grad student researcher Alicia Richards. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(04/04/2018 @ 00:45)
NTP cell phone studies — experts recommend elevated conclusions  Voir?

An expert panel recommended the National Toxicology Program indicate stronger evidence that cell phone radiofrequency radiation caused tumors in rats. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(04/04/2018 @ 00:45)
Many NIEHS and NTP advances shared at 2018 SOT  Voir?

NIEHS and NTP scientists shared new findings and methodological advances in approximately 100 presentations at the Society of Toxicology meeting. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)

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Agency: En Banc Review Needed Of 2nd Circuit Water Contamination Ruling  Voir?

NEW YORK - A municipal water district on March 7 filed a petition for rehearing en banc with the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, contending that an opinion issued by a Second Circuit panel is "rooted in a misinterpretation of the relevant water contamination-related precedents" that apply to the groundwater contamination case brought by the water district against Northrop Grumman Corp. (Bethpage Water District v. Northrop Grumman Corporation, et al., No. 16-2592, 2nd Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
Companies: Stay In Tainted Groundwater Case Should Not Be Reconsidered  Voir?

PHILADELPHIA - A group of chemical companies on March 16 filed a brief in Pennsylvania federal court arguing that it should not reconsider a stay it issued last month in a groundwater contamination lawsuit involving allegations that individuals were exposed to toxic chemicals from aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) (Hanah Bates, et al. v. 3M Company, et al., No. 16-4961, E.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
Multiple Defendants Say Flint Water Crisis Case Should Be Dismissed  Voir?

DETROIT - Multiple defendants who were sued by a class of residents of Flint, Mich., who seek punitive damages for injuries allegedly caused by the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city on March 20 filed several, largely similar briefs contending that the case should be dismissed because the plaintiffs fail to plead a valid cause of action for violation of their bodily integrity, among other claims (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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(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
Florida Residents Sue Town For Sludge Dump That Tainted Groundwater With Arsenic  Voir?

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A group of Florida residents on March 23 filed a putative class action against the city of Fort Myers in Florida federal court, contending that it is liable for the contamination of local groundwater with arsenic (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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(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
Residents: Apartment Complex, Others Liable For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning  Voir?

WILMINGTON, Del. - Two residents of an apartment complex in Delaware on March 23 sued the apartment management company, the company that provides air conditioning to the complex and others in state court, contending that they are liable for injuries causes by inhalation of carbon monoxide (Kiameisha Hall, et al. v. A-1 Air Conditioning, Heating& Refrigeration Service Inc., et al., No. N18C-03-223, New Castle Co., Del. Super.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
Man Sues Railroad Company For COPD From Chemical Exposure, Seeks More Than $75,000  Voir?

URBANA, Ill. - A former railroad worker on March 20 filed a lawsuit in Illinois federal court seeking damages in excess of $75,000 for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) he contends was caused by exposure to "harmful, hazardous and toxic chemicals" of various kinds while on the job (Scott Tague v. Illinois Central Railroad Company, No. 18-2089, C.D. Ill.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
Pennsylvania High Court: Water Law Not Violated By 'Mere Presence' Of Contaminant  Voir?

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court on March 28 affirmed a lower court's ruling in a groundwater contamination case and concluded that "the mere presence" of a (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
Residents Allege Conspiracy, Seek Damages Regarding Groundwater Contamination  Voir?

DENVER - A group of Colorado residents on March 26 sued 3M Co. and the manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) in Colorado federal court, contending that the companies are liable for contaminating drinking water and damaging the residents' properties with AFFF, which is used in firefighting operations (Claudia Adams, et al. v. The 3M Company f/k/a Minnesota Mining& Manufacturing Co., et al., No. 18-705, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
Order Compelling Discovery In Groundwater Case Should Be Reversed, Company Says  Voir?

GREENVILLE, Miss. - A company sued by residents who allege that it is liable for groundwater contamination on March 22 filed a brief in a Mississippi federal court contending that the court should reverse its order compelling the company's expert to provide discovery on grounds that it is based on a "mistaken factual premises" that renders its legal analysis "flawed" (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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(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
Judge: Lago Agrio Attorney Must Show Cause Why He Shouldn't Be Held In Contempt  Voir?

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on March 19 issued an order for the attorney representing a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for injuries, only to have it reversed, to show cause why he should not be held in contempt for failing to comply with a previous court order (Chevron Corporation v. Donziger, et al., Case No. 11 Civ. 691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
Plaintiffs: 3 Cases Against Former Makers Of Lead Paint Should Be Consolidated  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - Residents who sued paint companies alleging injuries from exposure to lead-based paint on March 14 filed a brief in Wisconsin federal court arguing that their three individual cases should be consolidated and the court should deny the defendants' motion for briefing on the issue (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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(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
Monsanto Liable For Fraud In Glyphosate Exposure That Caused Cancer, Woman Says  Voir?

ST. LOUIS - An Alabama woman on March 28 sued Monsanto Co. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, seeking damages for fraud and misrepresentation, contending that her exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, caused her to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) (Betty L. Bolyard v. Monsanto Company, No. 18-469, E.D. Mo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
EPA Administrator: Record For Advisory Council Directive Not Relevant; Case Fails  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on March 29 filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, arguing that an administrative record index is not necessary for the court to rule on his motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by physicians who seek review of an EPA directive that bars recipients of EPA grants from serving on that agency's federal advisory committees (Physicians for Social Responsibility, et al. v. Scott Pruitt, No. 17-2742, D. D.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
Company Seeks Sanctions Against Couple, Counsel In Chemical Exposure Case  Voir?

LANCASTER, Pa. - The chemical company sued by a Pennsylvania couple who contend that the husband developed cancer as a result of being exposed to trichloroethylene (TCE) and methylene chloride (MC) in his workplace on March 15 filed a brief in state court arguing that the state court should sustain the company's objections to the couple's third amended complaint and impose sanctions on the couple and their counsel (Paul Rogers, et al. v. Brenntag Northeast Inc., et al., No. 16-05583, Pa. Comm. Pls., Lancaster Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
Judge: Groups Have Standing To Bring RCRA Claim, Not Clean Water Act Claim  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on March 27 found that two environmental groups have standing under Article III of the U.S. Constitution to bring claims that NL Industries Inc. and others violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) by disposing of chemicals into Raritan River and that they failed to produce sufficient evidence to show that the defendants violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) by discharging pollutants in levels that exceeded those allowed by National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits (Raritan Baykeeper, et al. v. NL Industries Ind., et al, No. 09-4117, D. N.J., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52297). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Judge Denies Monsanto's Motion To Stay Remand Of PCB Suit Pending Appeal  Voir?

SEATTLE - A federal judge in Washington on March 23 denied Monsanto Co.'s request to stay the remand of a lawsuit brought by the state seeking damages for contamination caused by the company's manufacture and sale of products containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), finding that the company would not suffer any irreparable harm if the case were allowed to proceed in state court while it is appealing the ruling granting the motion (State of Washington v. Monsanto Co., et al., No. C17-53RSL, W.D. Wash., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48501). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
9th Circuit: CERCLA's Petroleum Exception Bars Woman's Contamination Suit  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on March 15 upheld a federal judge in California's dismissal with prejudice of a woman's lawsuit accusing Chevron Corp. of contaminating her property, finding that the suit was barred by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act's (CERCLA) petroleum exception (Hong Jacqueline Nguyen Gardner v. Chevron Capital Corp., No. 16-1691, 9th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 7081). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(03/04/2018 @ 21:20)
Chimpanzee feud turns toxic in Tanzania  Voir?

A once-unified group of chimpanzees disintegrated into two rival factions, and witnessing it all was British chimp expert Jane Goodall. Now with the help of new digitized data from her field notes, scientists have been able to take a closer look at the causes of the chimp split. (Source: CBC | Health)

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(03/04/2018 @ 19:17)
Taming an unruly target in diabetes  Voir?

Focusing on a simple hormone, a Yale researcher has found specific forms of it that poke toxic holes in cells, a discovery that could help treat diabetes. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
(03/04/2018 @ 14:46)
Natural toothpaste reduces risk of cavities: Herbal toothpaste found to raise mouth pH, reduce sugar in saliva  Voir?

(Natural News) Not all kinds of toothpaste are equal: Some of them have fluoride and other toxic ingredients, while others help your body manage its blood sugar. Herbal toothpaste, in particular, can reduce levels of salivary glucose and improve pH levels of saliva, according to researchers from Jawahar Medical Foundation’s Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Dental College (ACPM Dental College).... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(03/04/2018 @ 11:10)
Older Americans Are ‘ Hooked ' on Vitamins  Voir?

Sixty-eight percent of those 65 and older take vitamin supplements. Much of what we once believed about the benefits is wrong. (Source: NYT Health)
(03/04/2018 @ 11:05)
Non-toxic filamentous virus helps quickly dissipate heat generated by electronic devices  Voir?

(Tokyo Institute of Technology) The researcher team of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) discovered that the film constructed by assembling a nontoxic filamentous virus functions as a heat dissipation material, and that can be simply prepared by drying the virus aqueous solution at room temperature. This discovery is expected to elucidate the mechanism of new heat transport in electronics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(03/04/2018 @ 05:00)
Teen Survives 12 Hours in Los Angeles Sewer  Voir?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was miraculously rescued Monday after falling into a river of sewage in Los Angeles, getting swept away and spending more than 12 hours in the toxic environment of the city's mazelike underground pipeline system. Jesse Hernandez had been playing with other children on wooden planks over an access portal to the sewer system during a family outing Sunday at a Los Angeles park. When a plank broke, Jesse fell about 25 feet (8 meters) and landed in fast-moving sewage, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. The other children immediately notified adults, who called 911, initiating a frantic and exhaustive 12-hour search of labyrinthine underground pipes using cameras propped on flotation devices. Rescuers finally found Jesse a...

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(03/04/2018 @ 00:07)
Banning Asbestos Only One Step on a Long Road  Voir?

Banning all forms of asbestos won't end the problem of asbestos-related diseases. It is merely a good starting point. As more countries around the world move closer to an outright ban, Australia has become a reminder to guard against false hope. The Australian experience proves how unrelenting this problem is and how much more work must be done. Fifteen years after its much-celebrated ban of the toxic mineral, Australia has just reached its peak of asbestos-related diseases such as malignant mesothelioma cancer. “It took many years, and efforts from many organizations, for a complete ban to be put in place,” epidemiologist Dr. Matthew Soeberg of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) told Asbestos.com. “But Australia's asbestos legacy will continue for many decades to co...

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California Coffee Shops Will Warn Customers About This Possibly Cancer-Causing Chemical. Here 's What to Know About It  Voir?

A judge ruled on Thursday that coffee sellers in California should post warnings about a potentially cancer-causing chemical found in the beverage. The chemical, acrylamide, is produced during the coffee bean roasting process, as well as when sugars and amino acids found in other foods are cooked at high temperatures. It’s one of 65 chemicals included in a California law that requires businesses to warn consumers if they may be exposed to substances associated with cancer, birth defects or other reproductive issues. While the decision — which at this point is just a preliminary ruling, and may still be challenged in court — relates specifically to coffee, consumers are actually exposed to acrylamide from numerous sources. Here’s what to know about the chemical. Is ...

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(30/03/2018 @ 20:52)
Coffee Drinkers Need Cancer Warning, Judge Rules, Giving Sellers the Jitters  Voir?

A decision by a California judge could force Starbucks and other coffee companies to warn about acrylamide, a chemical that has been linked to cancer. (Source: NYT Health)

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(30/03/2018 @ 17:29)
Coffee Industry Mulls Options After Ruling Requires Cancer Warnings  Voir?

A decision by a California judge could force Starbucks and other coffee companies to warn about acrylamide, a chemical that has been linked to cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
(30/03/2018 @ 16:15)
Excellent IDEA: Shorter Adjuvant Chemo in Colon Cancer Excellent IDEA: Shorter Adjuvant Chemo in Colon Cancer  Voir?

For some patients with stage III colon cancer, 3 months of adjuvant chemotherapy was just as effective as 6 months, but with less toxicity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(30/03/2018 @ 16:13)
Low birthweight in newborns linked to high levels of protein that protects placenta from cell damage  Voir?

FINDINGSUCLA scientists have discovered higher levels of a protein called humanin in the placenta tissue of women who give birth to severely underweight infants. Humanin plays a role in breaking down carbohydrates and delivering nutrients to organs and muscle. The researchers suspect that levels of humanin rise to protect the fetus when the placenta fails, which is a common cause of babies being born at a below-normal weights.BACKGROUNDUp to 10 percent of pregnancies are affected by intrauterine growth restriction, which typically causes full-term newborns to weigh less than 5 1/2 pounds at delivery. The condition heightens the risk for a wide range of serious health problems. Physicians have not yet proven what causes intrauterine growth restriction, but most blame a malfunction in the pl...

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(30/03/2018 @ 04:02)
xCELLigence-based Cardiotoxicity Study Voted Paper of the Year  Voir?

AstraZeneca's in vitro analysis of kinase inhibitor-induced cardiotoxicity receives Drug Discovery Toxicology Paper of the Year Award(PRWeb March 30, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/03/prweb15375693.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
(30/03/2018 @ 01:00)
The American College of Medical Toxicology to Host 15th Annual...  Voir?

ACMT's Annual Scientific Meeting and Satellite Session, 'Toxic Threats, Chemical Security and Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals' will feature prominent speakers and discussions on current...(PRWeb March 30, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/03/prweb15375039.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

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(30/03/2018 @ 01:00)
Poisoned by bitter squash, two women lose their hair  Voir?

In two separate incidents, women who ate squash developed cucurbit poisoning, or "toxic squash syndrome" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(29/03/2018 @ 21:13)
Comparative Toxicities, Cost of 3 RTs for Prostate Cancer Comparative Toxicities, Cost of 3 RTs for Prostate Cancer  Voir?

Different radiation modalities differ significantly in toxicity and cost, according to a new comparative analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(29/03/2018 @ 19:56)
Eating out more toxic than cooking at home, study says  Voir?

People who dine out had higher levels of toxic chemicals called phthalates than those who ate home-cooked meals, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
(29/03/2018 @ 17:43)
Eating out more toxic than cooking at home: Study  Voir?

People who dine out had higher levels of toxic chemicals called phthalates than those who ate home-cooked meals, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
(29/03/2018 @ 17:43)
NIH study may help explain why iron can worsen malaria infection  Voir?

(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Researchers at NIH have a possible explanation for why iron can sometimes worsen malaria infection. By studying mice and samples from malaria patients, the researchers found that extra iron interferes with ferroportin, a protein that prevents a toxic buildup of iron in red blood cells and helps protect these cells against malaria infection. They also found that a mutant form of ferroportin that occurs in African populations appears to protect against malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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(29/03/2018 @ 05:00)
Topical solution may be less toxic option for patients with noncancerous skin growth  Voir?

(George Washington University) A team of researchers at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences compared the toxicological impact of cryosurgery with an FDA-approved topical 40 percent hydrogen peroxide solution (A-101) for the treatment of seborrheic keratosis, in human skin equivalents derived from darker skin types. The findings were recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(29/03/2018 @ 05:00)
Liquids in E - Cigarettes Are Heterogeneous, Frequently Toxic  Voir?

The more chemicals in e - liquid, the more toxic it is likely to be; vanillin tied to higher toxicity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
(29/03/2018 @ 01:00)
Batteries Are Charging Forward to Support Medtech Miniaturization, Connectivity  Voir?

Alternative energy sources, delivery, and storage solutions are needed to help bring about further advances in medical device miniaturization and connectivity. Two trends in particular are driving change in medtech—demand for smaller implantables as well as for connectivity, said Gary Johnson, director of medical battery solutions, Ilika. These trends are driving the need for smaller, more powerful battery solutions, he told MD+DI. “Traditional batteries are too large for next-generation implantables that will target specific nerves, for stimulation.” Denis Pasero, product commercialization manager for Ilika, agrees, adding that even next generations of existing devices are following this trend toward miniaturization and connectivity. “If patients can self-help and self-monitor, t...

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(28/03/2018 @ 21:40)
Liquids in E-Cigarettes Are Heterogeneous, Frequently Toxic  Voir?

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 -- The e-liquids used in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are a heterogeneous group, and there is a positive correlation between the number of chemicals contained in the liquid and the likelihood of its toxicity,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
(28/03/2018 @ 20:00)
E-cigarette flavors are TOXIC to human cells, study finds  Voir?

Many of the liquids contain various dangerous chemicals to get their flavor, including vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol, which are both damaging to human cells, UNC researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(28/03/2018 @ 16:16)
Radiosensitization With Veliparib Promising in Inflammatory Breast Cancer  Voir?

The rate of severe acute toxicity was relatively low in a study of radiosensitization with veliparib for patients with inflammatory or locally recurrent breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(28/03/2018 @ 10:00)
Global cancer trial sets new standard for post-surgery chemotherapy  Voir?

(SWOG) Some stage III colon cancer patients can cut in half the number of chemotherapy treatments they receive after surgery, significantly reducing the costs, treatment time, and long-term toxic effects of chemotherapy, according to results of a unique global clinical trial collaboration published for the first time in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(28/03/2018 @ 05:00)
Harmful compounds from GenX, PFOA found in vegetables grown near a Dutch facility, similar to North Carolina  Voir?

(Natural News) GenX contamination is not just an American problem. The potentially toxic chemical compound found in the groundwater around the Chemours plant in Bladen County, North Carolina has also been discovered in vegetables in the Netherlands, reported a Lafayette Observer article. In a video conference call with the North Carolina Science Advisory Board, a group of Dutch... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/03/2018 @ 22:40)
Prince died from sky-high levels of fentanyl, report shows  Voir?

AP obtained confidential toxicology report documenting what was in his system at time, including the super-potent synthetic opioid (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(27/03/2018 @ 20:34)
Teens Are ‘Juuling' At School. Here's What That Means  Voir?

The most popular product in the booming e-cigarette market doesn’t look like a cigarette at all. The Juul, a trendy vape that resembles a flash drive and can be charged in a laptop’s USB port, accounted for 33% of the e-cigarette market as of late 2017, according to Wells Fargo data. And while the product is made for and legally available only to adults older than 21, its “growth appears to be due to growth with the 18 to 24 year old age group,” according to a Wells Fargo report. In many cases, media reports suggest, these devices are being used by kids and teenagers even younger than that — which has some parents, educators and medical professionals concerned. Each Juul cartridge—which lasts about 200 puffs—has as much nicotine as an entire pack o...

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(27/03/2018 @ 19:18)
Insurance Exec to Oncologists: Take Financial Toxicity Vow Insurance Exec to Oncologists: Take Financial Toxicity Vow  Voir?

The runaway cost of cancer care could be partly addressed by oncologists'appreciating financial toxicity as much as actual treatment toxicity, said a presenter at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network annual meetingMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
(27/03/2018 @ 18:46)
Fish tank fumes land 10 in hospital  Voir?

The "potentially toxic" fumes were released by coral being cleared from a domestic aquarium. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
(27/03/2018 @ 18:03)
Prince had a 'exceedingly high' concentration of fentanyl in his body when he died  Voir?

A toxicology report from Prince's autopsy has provided a more detailed picture of the cause of the singer's death. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
(27/03/2018 @ 16:47)
With E-Cigs, Flavorings May Pose the Greatest Danger  Voir?

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- The flavorings used in e-cigarettes might potentially be the most toxic part of the vapor inhaled by users, a new study suggests. E-cigarette liquid contains dozens of different chemicals, and these vary widely from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(27/03/2018 @ 15:00)
Immunotherapy Drugs Causing Vision Issues  Voir?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the potential for three immunotherapy drugs to cause retinal detachment and vision loss. The FDA will consider adding eye toxicities to the warning labels for pembrolizumab (Keytruda), nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy), which have shown promise in clinical trials involving malignant mesothelioma. All three have already been approved by the FDA for use with metastatic melanoma. Keytruda and Opdivo also have approval for head and neck cancers, colorectal cancers and certain non-small cell lung cancers. The FDA used its Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) to announce its concerns over the eye toxicities some patients experienced. The three drugs were listed in the category for “Potential Signal of a Serious Risk/New Sa...

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Man almost dies after taking antibiotics: With blisters and burns all over his body, he had to learn to walk and eat again  Voir?

(Natural News) A two-week round of antibiotics nearly took a man's life. Thirty-eight year-old Josh Dennis from Colorado suffered severe blisters and burns over 90 percent of his body and was temporarily blinded after taking a two week round of antibiotics to treat a staph infection. The course of antibiotics afflicted his body with toxic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/03/2018 @ 11:47)
State of Ohio sues DuPont for dumping toxic chemicals in the Ohio River  Voir?

(Natural News) Ohio has had enough of the chemical companies who have been polluting local waterways for decades. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the state’s attorney general is suing chemical company DuPont for dumping perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) into the Ohio River. Also called C8, PFOA is one of the chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). They are used to make metal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/03/2018 @ 11:36)
Seattle Genetics wins FDA approval for cancer drug that could push U.S. sales past $1 billion  Voir?

“This marks the first time in four decades and 10 different attempts to replace one of most toxic drugs ... for late-stage classical Hodgkin while increasing long-term survival,” founder and CEO Clay Siegall said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
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Proton RT for Prostate Cancer Has Reduced Toxicity, Higher Cost vs Other RT Options  Voir?

Proton radiation therapy offers some reduced toxicity over IMRT in patients under the age of 65 with prostate cancer, but its cost is nearly double. (Source: CancerNetwork)

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Human and experimental toxicology of diquat poisoning: toxicokinetics, mechanisms of toxicity, clinical features, and treatment - Magalh ŕŁes N, Carvalho F, Dinis-Oliveira RJ.  Voir?

Diquat (1,1'-ethylene-2,2'-bipyridinium ion; DQ) is a nonselective quick-acting herbicide, which is used as contact and preharvest desiccant to control terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. Several cases of human poisoning were reported worldwide mainly due ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(26/03/2018 @ 14:42)
Acute toxic hepatitis induced by a herbal medicine : Anchusa Boraginaceae - Cagin YF, Seckin Y, Firat F, Samdanci E.  Voir?

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Herbal treatments are becoming increasingly popular in many countries. Anchusa Boraginaceae (also called Tort plant and beef tongue) is commonly used as a herbal medicine in Elaz Äąg region as diuretic and in the treatment of ulcers, and... (Source: SafetyLit)
(26/03/2018 @ 14:42)
How infighting turns toxic for chimpanzees  Voir?

(Duke University) How did a once-unified community of chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, end up at each other's throats? In a new study, researchers mapped the chimps' social networks at different periods leading up to the split to pinpoint when relations began to fray, and test ideas about what caused the rift. The most likely culprit was a power struggle among three top-ranking males, which was made worse by a shortage of fertile females, results show. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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Important development could reduce numbers of fish required in toxicology research  Voir?

(University of Plymouth) Scientists at the University of Plymouth, working in partnership with AstraZeneca, have developed a new method which could help assess the effects of chemicals on digestive systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(26/03/2018 @ 05:00)
New family of promising, selective silver-based anti-cancer drugs discovered  Voir?

(University of Johannesburg) A new family of potential silver-based anti-cancer drugs has been discovered by researchers in South Africa. The most promising complex among these has been successfully tested in rats and in several human cancer cell lines in laboratory studies. The complex is as effective against human esophageal cancer cells, as a widely-used chemotherapy drug, but at a ten times lower dose, and much lower toxicity against non-malignant cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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When TB Treatment is Toxic  Voir?

VideoWhen TB Treatment is ToxicMarch 23, 2018Khumbulani, 16, has multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). In 2017, he lost his hearing. In early 2018, his eyesight faded. The side effects were not from the disease, but from Khumbulani's treatment. Better drugs for resistant strains of TB exist, but too few people have access to them. It's time to #StepUpForTB (Source: MSF News)

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(23/03/2018 @ 17:20)
Must-read article: America 's Misguided War on Childhood Lead Exposures  Voir?

This article is essential reading for all pediatricians, emergency practitioners, and toxicologists. (Source: The Poison Review)
(23/03/2018 @ 05:58)
Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told  Voir?

More than 6 months after floodwaters swamped Houston, the extent of environmental damage is beginning to surface along with questions about long-term health impact (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(22/03/2018 @ 18:13)
The Toxic Impact of Hurricane Harvey  Voir?

HOUSTON (AP) — A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property. More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America's fourth-largest city, the extent of this environmental assault is beginning to surface, while questions about the long-term consequences for human health remain unanswered. County, state and federal records pieced together by The Associated Press and The Houston Chronicle reveal a far more widespread toxic impact than authorities publicly reported after the storm slammed into the Texas coast in late August and then stalled over the Houston area. Some 500 chemical plants, 10 refineries and more than 6,670 miles of inte...

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Fracking pollutes the water; chemicals contribute to breast cancer by causing uncontrolled cell division  Voir?

(Natural News) Laboratory mice are subject to many of the vulnerabilities that affect humans. So, when a recently-released study warns that female lab mice developed pre-cancerous growths in their mammary glands after they were exposed to high levels of chemicals used for fracking, it stands to reason there’s something toxic about those chemicals. The study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/03/2018 @ 11:24)
Hormone replacement therapy can boost brain and stop memory loss  Voir?

A seven-year US study has found women who take HRT experience fewer age-related changes to the brain and fewer of them had an accumulation of toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer's Disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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New flu forecasting system being rolled out; will aggressively push toxic vaccines with "science" propaganda  Voir?

(Natural News) Researchers from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City have come up with a new tracking system that they claim will be able to predict the geographic spread of seasonal influenza before it starts to run its course. Published in the journal PNAS, a paper outlining the new... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(21/03/2018 @ 22:49)
Fresh Off IPO, Quanterix Meets Its DestiNA  Voir?

Quanterix has formed a collaboration with DestiNA Genomics to explore the use of the single molecule array approach for the detection of microRNAs. The collaboration will combine Lexington, MA-based Quanterix's SR-X Ultra-Sensitive Biomarker Detection System with DestiNA's technology. Edinburgh UK-based DestiNA's ‘Stabiltech' technology allows the direct quantification of microRNAs without isolation from serum or plasma. “We think teaming up with DestiNA makes a lot of sense to build out some assays that will further increase the capability of our SR-X platform that we launched in December,” Kevin Hrusovsky, president and CEO of Quanterix, told MD+DI. The two companies will first focus on the development of a nucleic acid assay for direct detection and quantification of the l...

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(21/03/2018 @ 20:54)
HRT could protect middle-aged women against Alzheimer 's  Voir?

The Mayo Clinic team found women taking the treatment had lower accumulations of amyloid plaques - toxic proteins that are linked to Alzheimer 's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(21/03/2018 @ 20:44)
Childhood `toxic stress ' leads to parenting challenges later on  Voir?

Reuters Health - Parents who endured “toxic stress” during childhood may be more likely to have kids with developmental delays and have a harder time coping with their children's health issues, new research suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(21/03/2018 @ 15:11)
Nigeria:Varsity Don Identifies Herbal Treatment for Epilepsy, Mental Illness  Voir?

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -A Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kaduna State University (KASU), Ben A. Chindo has identified that a plant scientifically known as Ficus Platyphylla, could be used for the management of central nervous system (CNS) disorders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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(21/03/2018 @ 07:17)
When Strategies Go Awry: Part 5 In A Series On Cognitive Biases And Their Impact  Voir?

By Laura A. Frase I Gotta Be Me! Self-Enhancing Cognitive Biases "I hate to go on tryin' your patience like this - but well, I'm either dead right or I'm crazy." (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/03/2018 @ 20:35)
Judge Denies Injunction In Lead-Paint Claim Against Housing Authority  Voir?

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on March 9 denied plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction and the appointment of an independent monitor in a lead-paint poisoning lawsuit against the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), ruling that the plaintiffs failed to establish a likelihood of success on the merits of their disparate impact claim (Sherron Paige, et al. v. New York City Housing Authority, No. 17-7481, S.D. N.Y.; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39168). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/03/2018 @ 20:35)
Maryland Panel: Lead Case Properly Dismissed Based On Prior Release Of Claims  Voir?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on March 7 affirmed the dismissal of a lead-based paint lawsuit against a property owner on grounds that a release signed in a prior, related case between the same parties applies to the lawsuit at hand (William Harvey v. City Homes Inc., et al., No. 1232, Sept. Term 2013, Md. Spec. App.; 2018 Md. App. LEXIS 229). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Groundwater Plaintiffs: Stay Must Be Reconsidered To 'Prevent Manifest Injustice'  Voir?

PHILADELPHIA - A group of Pennsylvania residents on March 2 filed a brief in Pennsylvania federal court arguing that "in order to prevent manifest injustice," the district court should reconsider a previous ruling in the plaintiffs' groundwater contamination lawsuit against a group of chemical companies because "the Plaintiffs are the victims of an indefinite stay . . . for which there is no basis" (Hanah Bates, et al. v. 3M Company, et al., No. 16-4961, E.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Pennsylvania Couple: Company Liable For Cancer From Workplace Chemical Exposure  Voir?

LANCASTER, Pa. - A Pennsylvania couple filed a brief in state court on March 4 contending that their complaint against a chemical company asserts material facts that the husband was exposed to trichloroethylene (TCE) and methylene chloride (MC), which caused him to develop a form of cancer known as multiple myeloma (Paul Rogers, et al. v. Brenntag Northeast Inc., et al., No. 16-05583, Pa. Comm. Pls., Lancaster Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/03/2018 @ 20:35)
Delaware High Court: Class Action Tolling In Banana Plantation Case Ended In 2010  Voir?

DOVER, Del. - The Delaware Supreme Court on March 15 ruled that a longstanding class action over alleged injuries from chemical exposure on banana plantations was not still active because class action tolling was ended when the Texas state court denied class action certification in 2010 in a case related to the one at hand, which involved some of the same plaintiffs (Luis Antonio Aguilar Marquinez, et al. v. Dow Chemical Co., et al., No. 231, 2017, Del. Sup.; 2018 Del. LEXIS 108). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/03/2018 @ 20:35)
Texas Sues Chemical Company For Contamination During Hurricane Harvey  Voir?

LIBERTY, Texas - The state of Texas and the county in which a chemical plant that was damaged in Hurricane Harvey was located filed a lawsuit in state court on March 8, seeking more than $1 million in damages from the company that operated the plant due to chemical contamination of the air and local water supply (Liberty County, Texas, et al. v. Arkema Inc., No. CV1813081, Texas Dist., 253rd Jud. Dist., Liberty Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Inspector General: EPA Did Not Use Flawed Studies In Setting Methane Standards  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report on March 16 stating that its investigation concluded that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not use allegedly flawed studies to estimate methane emissions or set new source performance standards for oil and natural gas production. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/03/2018 @ 20:35)
3 Companies Pay $196.5M Combined To Settle MTBE Claims With State Of New Jersey  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal on March 12 announced that three petroleum companies that are defendants in a lawsuit brought by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will pay a combined $196.5 million to settle claims that they are liable for contaminating the state's groundwater with methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) (In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation, No. 00-1898, MDL 1358, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Atlantic Richfield Company, No. 08-0312, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Monsanto: Evidence Glyphosate Causes Cancer Is Not Reliable  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on March 13 filed nine answers to individual cases in the multidistrict litigation for the herbicide Roundup, arguing that claims that glyphosate, the herbicide's active ingredient, causes cancer are barred and that the plaintiffs cannot show "any scientifically reliable evidence" that Roundup is "defective or unreasonably dangerous" (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation [Gwendolyn Wilson, et al. v. Monsanto Co.], MDL No. 2741, No. 18-00992, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Monsanto: Directed Verdict 'Premature' In Case Transferred To Roundup MDL  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on March 9 filed a brief in the Roundup multidistrict litigation in California federal court, arguing that an individual plaintiff's motion for a directed verdict should be denied because it is "premature" at this stage of the litigation (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation [Ralph Applegate v Monsanto Co.], MDL 2741, No. 18-663, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/03/2018 @ 20:35)
Woman: Governor, Officials Caused 'Catastrophic' Health Crisis In Flint, Mich.  Voir?

DETROIT - A woman on March 2 sued Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his administration and a local hospital in Michigan federal court, seeking declaratory relief and monetary damages for causing "a catastrophic public health crisis" that led to the death of her mother, by exposing her and all of the residents of the city of Flint, Mich., to drinking water that was contaminated with Legionella bacteria (Cholyonda Brown v. Governor Rick Snyder, et al., No. 18-10726, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/03/2018 @ 20:35)
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Flint Water Crisis Cases Related To Federal Law  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on March 19 denied certiorari in three consolidated cases involving the Flint, Mich., lead-contaminated water crisis, in which the petitioners had contended that the claims brought by residents who said they had been injured were preempted by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 U.S.C. 300f (Daniel Wyant, et al. v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-901, Jeff Wright, et al. v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-666, and City of Flint, et al. v. Beatrice Boler, et al., No. 17-989, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/03/2018 @ 20:35)
Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto are moving forward  Voir?

(Natural News) Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto for personal injury and wrongful death are moving forward, after scientific analysis was heard in court, detailing Roundup's carcinogenicity. Expert opinion on Roundup’s glyphosate toxicity could be allowed at trial against Monsanto, pending the judge’s final decision. The first trial in the Roundup litigation is set for June 18, 2018, in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(19/03/2018 @ 22:40)
Pushing for Asbestos Bans in Southeast Asia  Voir?

Dr. Ken Takahashi is doing more than just talking about a global ban on asbestos products and the eventual end of asbestos-related diseases. He is traveling the world to help make it happen — one small step at a time. Takahashi, who is the director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) and consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO), met recently with government officials in Laos, currently one of the highest per capita consumers of asbestos. And he liked what he heard. “I am optimistic there, but with caution,” Takahashi told Asbestos.com. “Ultimately, it is a battle for the cause, whether to prioritize long-term health or short-term economic gains.” He was part of a second annual workshop sponsored by the Laos Ministry of Health (MOH), which is discussing a...

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(19/03/2018 @ 18:02)
Pre-offense alcohol intake in homicide offenders and victims: a forensic-toxicological case-control study - Hedlund J, Forsman J, Sturup J, Masterman T.  Voir?

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Alcohol is associated with violent behavior, although little is known regarding to what extent alcohol increases homicide risk. We aimed to estimate risks of homicide offending and victimization conferred by the presence of ethanol in b... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(19/03/2018 @ 07:13)
Ingestion of fireworks: rare cause of poisoning in children - Yuksekkaya H, Gumus M, Yucel A, Energin M, Demirci S.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Mistaken ingestion of all manner of toxic matter is common in childhood, but poisoning with fireworks and matchsticks is rare. Fireworks usually contain 10% yellow phosphorus and 50% potassium chlorate. Potassium chlorate is an extremely reacti... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Surveillance of carbon monoxide-related incidents - implications for prevention of related illnesses and injuries, 2005-2014 - Mukhopadhyay S, Hirsch A, Etienne S, Melnikova N, Wu J, Sircar K, Orr M.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide (CO) is an insidious gas responsible for approximately 21,000 emergency department visits, 2300 hospitalizations, and 500 deaths in the United States annually. We analyzed 10 combined years of data from two Agency for Toxic Subs... (Source: SafetyLit)
(19/03/2018 @ 07:13)
What do the chemical signatures of deadly nerve agents tell us about their origins? – Science Weekly podcast  Voir?

Ian Sample talks to two fellow Guardian reporters and a professor of environmental toxicology about the Salisbury spy poisoningSubscribe and review onAcast,Apple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom&Mixcloud. Join the discussion onFacebook andTwitter and email us at Scienceweekly@theguardian.comLast week, the city of Salisbury was thrust into the spotlight when two people were found in critical condition in a local park.Details began to emerge that the man, in his late sixties, was a former Russian spy. The woman found in a comatose state beside him, his daughter. Speculation mounted that they were poisoned, but by what? And by whom?Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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Morning Break: Skip the Finger Exam? Self C-Section; Toxic Toenail Fungus  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
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Asthma epidemic at Pittsburgh elementary school linked to pollution from nearby coke plant  Voir?

(Natural News) According to a report, the Clairton Coke Works Plant in Pennsylvania has been linked to an alarming “asthma epidemic” at an elementary school in Pittsburgh. Researchers revealed that constant toxic pollution, coming from a neighboring coke plant, is the major cause of the almost doubled asthma rates of children at an elementary school. Clairton Elementary... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(16/03/2018 @ 09:50)
The U.S. hasn't learned its lessons from the toxic mining of uranium  Voir?

(Natural News) As the U.S. moves closer towards increasing domestic mining operations of uranium, an EcoWatch article warned that bitter lessons about unreliable regulation and volatile economic patterns will be forgotten. Inevitably, the public will end up paying for the profits of the uranium industry. In the past, the U.S. mined and milled radioactive uranium within its borders.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(16/03/2018 @ 09:48)
GreenMedInfo blows the lid on SOYLENT, a cocktail of GMOs, chemical "vitamins" and questionable ingredients  Voir?

(Natural News) As a general rule, anything promoted by the status quo is probably toxic to your mental or physical health. At the same time, natural health solutions that really work — herbal medicine, Chinese Medicine, superfoods, etc. — are systematically attacked and smeared. That helps explain why the status quo is promoting Soylent, a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(15/03/2018 @ 21:05)
Is Genotype Screening Needed Before Fluoropyrimidines? Is Genotype Screening Needed Before Fluoropyrimidines?  Voir?

Dr David Kerr on how the recent case for DPYD screening may be on (and off) mark in addressing chemotherapy toxicity.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(15/03/2018 @ 18:30)
The FDA Just Moved to Limit the Amount of Nicotine in Cigarettes  Voir?

In a historic step, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving toward limiting the amount of nicotine in cigarettes, in an effort to make them less addictive. The agency on Thursday announced that it is proposing a rule that, if enacted, would “lower nicotine in cigarettes to minimally or non-addictive levels.” The proposal — which is still in preliminary stages and is likely to face a long legislative road — bolsters the FDA’s stated intent to step up regulations on cigarettes and nicotine addiction, and opens the process to public comment and information-gathering. “Given their combination of toxicity, addictiveness, prevalence and effect on non-users, it’s clear that to maximize the possible public health benefits of our regulation, we mu...

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(15/03/2018 @ 16:14)
Ethiopia:Hospital Implementing Advanced Toxicology Treatment  Voir?

[Ethiopian Herald] St. Peter's Specialized Hospital is implementing advanced toxicology treatment by opening Toxicology Research Center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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(15/03/2018 @ 12:45)
Living With Cancer: Black Cancer Matters  Voir?

A documentary shines a spotlight on the grim relationship between race and cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
(15/03/2018 @ 10:00)
Nanostructures created by UCLA scientists could make gene therapies safer, faster and more affordable  Voir?

UCLA scientists have developed a new method that utilizes microscopic splinter-like structures called “nanospears” for the targeted delivery of biomolecules such as genes straight to patient cells. These magnetically guided nanostructures could enable gene therapies that are safer, faster and more cost-effective.The research waspublished in the journal ACS Nano by senior author Paul Weiss, UC Presidential Chair and distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, materials science and engineering, and member of theEli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA.Gene therapy, the process of adding or replacing missing or defective genes in patient cells, has shown great promise as a treatment for a host of diseases, including hemophilia, muscula...

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(15/03/2018 @ 06:03)
Animal Model with “Humanized” Liver Predicts Drug Toxicity in Human Livers  Voir?

A special type of mouse with human cells in its liver helps to predict which experimental drugs can cause liver failure and should thus not be tested in humans. (Source: NIDDK News)
(15/03/2018 @ 03:19)
Gut Protein Punches Holes in Bacteria  Voir?

The body releases a protein, Regllla, that protects the intestinal lining from toxic bacteria by creating tubular structures in the cell wall to kill them. (Source: NIDDK News)
(15/03/2018 @ 03:19)
Cancer warning: Cooking with this type of oil releases toxic chemicals linked to disease  Voir?

CANCER is a disease where cells in the body grow out of control. Signs and symptoms differ depending on where in the body you have a growth. Certain things have been found to increase risk of the disease developing, including cooking your food in a certain oil. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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(14/03/2018 @ 13:17)
Corporate retaliation: Monsanto is trying to take down civic group that warned about health risks of glyphosate herbicide  Voir?

(Natural News) A group that dedicates itself to conjoining people with the pressing policy issues that affect them is being targeted by the world’s most evil corporation for daring to spread the truth about the toxicity of glyphosate, a highly pervasive crop chemical that’s commonly sprayed on genetically-modified (GM) crops. According to reports, Monsanto has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(14/03/2018 @ 10:05)
Rohingya Crisis May Be Genocide, UN Officials Say  Voir?

A Rohingya refugee woman carries relief supplies to her makeshift shelter. Credit: Umer Aiman Khan/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 14 2018 (IPS)In the wake of persistent violence against the Rohingya community, UN officials have expressed growing fears that genocide is being incited and committed in Myanmar. Since violence renewed in Myanmar's Rakhine state in August 2017, almost 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled to neighboring Bangladesh.Often arriving to limited food and shelter, refugees have brought with them stories of serious human rights abuses including extrajudicial killings, sexual violence, and the deliberate burning of entire villages.“I am becoming more convinced that the crimes committed following 9 October 2016 and 25 August 2017 bear the hallmark...

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(14/03/2018 @ 09:51)
Smoke-damaged airway tissue restored on switching to glo  Voir?

(R&D at British American Tobacco) Studies by British American Tobacco show that airway tissue damaged on exposure to smoke was restored when exposed to vapor from glo rather than smoke. These results add to evidence that glo has reduced risk potential compared to cigarettes. glo is a tobacco heating product designed to heat rather than burn tobacco. Tests show that glo heated tobacco vapor has around 90-95 percent less of certain toxicants than cigarette smoke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(14/03/2018 @ 04:00)
State bill would protect utility companies from liability for pesticide pollution: Federal wildlife officials raise alarm  Voir?

(Natural News) The Alaskan Senate is currently considering the passage of a bill that would exempt local power companies from being held accountable for the widespread contamination of the toxic pesticide called Penta in south-central Alaska, warned a KTOO article. Power lines throughout the state are supported by around 250,000 wooden poles. As protection against wood-boring... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(13/03/2018 @ 09:35)
Presidential Panel Says High-Priced Cancer Drugs Harm Patient Care  Voir?

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 -- " Financial toxicity " caused by high cancer drug prices is harming people's ability to fight the dreaded disease, a new report from the President's Cancer Panel warns. The report, released Tuesday, argues that urgent action... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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(13/03/2018 @ 09:00)
E-Cigarettes Exposing Teens To Cancer-Causing Toxins, Report Says  Voir?

CBS Local — A new report is shedding more light on what dangerous chemicals are inside e-cigarettes. According to scientists in California, vaping is exposing teens to “potentially cancer-causing chemicals also found in tobacco cigarettes.” A study done by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) has revealed that teens using e-cigarettes are inhaling at least eight different toxic compounds into their bodies while vaping. “Teenagers need to be warned that the vapor produced by e-cigarettes is not harmless water vapor, but actually contains some of the same toxic chemicals found in smoke from traditional cigarettes,” UCSF professor of pediatrics Dr. Mark Rubinstein said in a press release. The UCSF examined the urine samples of ove...

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(13/03/2018 @ 04:17)
Skp2-dependent reactivation of AKT drives resistance to PI3K inhibitors  Voir?

The PI3K-AKT kinase signaling pathway is frequently deregulated in human cancers, particularly breast cancer, where amplification and somatic mutations of PIK3CA occur with high frequency in patients. Numerous small-molecule inhibitors targeting both PI3K and AKT are under clinical evaluation, but dose-limiting toxicities and the emergence of resistance limit therapeutic efficacy. Various resistance mechanisms to PI3K inhibitors have been identified, including de novo mutations, feedback activation of AKT, or cross-talk pathways. We found a previously unknown resistance mechanism to PI3K pathway inhibition that results in AKT rebound activation. In a subset of triple-negative breast cancer cell lines, treatment with a PI3K inhibitor or depletion of PIK3CA expression ultimately promoted AKT...

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(13/03/2018 @ 00:00)
4 personal care products you can pitch in the trash (and replace with something much better)  Voir?

(Natural News) It can be a tough pill to swallow to discover that nearly everything we have been eating, drinking, breathing, and putting on our skin has been laced with toxic ingredients that have zero value for our bodies. However, it’s even tougher to deal with the fall-out of these poisons if we don’t adjust... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(12/03/2018 @ 10:48)
Personal Health: Ignoring Science at Our Peril  Voir?

History is filled with examples of scientifically sound guidance that was ignored by those in power. (Source: NYT Health)
(12/03/2018 @ 10:00)
Acute carbon monoxide toxicity in a paediatric cohort: analysis of 10 boys poisoned during a scuba diving lesson - McDermott JH, Reynard C, Perry J, Dear JW, Child F, Jenner R.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Recent public health strategies have contributed towards a significant reduction in the incidence of carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings. When events do occur, symptoms can vary dramatically depending on the carboxyhaemoglobin level and individual ... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(12/03/2018 @ 09:42)
Water troughs are key to E. coli contamination in cattle  Voir?

(Cornell University) A major study led by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers reveals for the first time that water troughs on farms are a conduit for the spread of toxic E. coli in cattle, which can then spread the pathogen to people through bacteria in feces. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(12/03/2018 @ 04:00)
SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting  Voir?

(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe (SETAC Europe) 28th Annual Meeting will be held 13-17 May in Rome, Italy. Over 2,500 scientists from more than 60 countries spanning six continents will gather to discuss the latest research in environmental science. Featuring about 2,546 presentations over 88 sessions, with 572 platform presentations and 1,974 poster presentations including special sessions with invited talks, this international annual meeting is the biggest of its kind in Europe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(12/03/2018 @ 04:00)
Study: Two drugs prevent heart problems in breast cancer patients  Voir?

(University of Kentucky) Data presented from a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session Data demonstrated the effectiveness of beta blockers or ACE inhibitors to reduce the risk of cardio toxicity for HER2-positive breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(11/03/2018 @ 05:00)
Toxic Particle Linked to Diesel Kills 6,000 a Year in Germany - Agency Toxic Particle Linked to Diesel Kills 6,000 a Year in Germany - Agency  Voir?

Some 6,000 early deaths linked to nitrogen oxides (NOx) are recorded each year in Germany, the Federal Environmental Agency said on Thursday, providing more evidence of the health hazards posed by the toxic particles mostly produced by diesel engines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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(09/03/2018 @ 20:15)
Microplastics found in 73 percent of fish in the Northwest Atlantic, according to latest research  Voir?

(Natural News) By now toxic microplastics are everywhere. Their victims include seabirds, aquatic mammals, and mega-fauna. Now, they’re also in three out of every four mesopelagic fish caught in the Northwest Atlantic, warned a Science Daily article. The 73 percent contamination rate is one of the highest levels in the world. The unique feeding behavior... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(09/03/2018 @ 11:27)
Severe methanol poisoning with neurological sequelae: implications for diagnosis and management - Holt NR, Nickson CP.  Voir?

A 22-year-old woman presented with methanol toxicity manifesting as headache, reduced conscious state and visual change after consuming home-made grappa. She progressed to a coma with fixed mydriasis and severe acidaemia (pH 6.55). She was treated with emp... (Source: SafetyLit)
(09/03/2018 @ 03:42)
Toxic particle linked to diesel kills 6,000 a year in Germany: Agency  Voir?

BERLIN (Reuters) - Some 6,000 early deaths linked to nitrogen oxides (NOx) are recorded each year in Germany, the Federal Environmental Agency said on Thursday, providing more evidence of the health hazards posed by the toxic particles mostly produced by diesel engines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(08/03/2018 @ 13:33)
What We Know About Russian Spies And Nerve Agents  Voir?

British authorities say that a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned by a nerve agent in England this week. Steve Inskeep speaks with Alastair Hay, a toxicologist at Leeds University. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
(08/03/2018 @ 10:11)
Thirdhand smoke found to increase lung cancer risk in mice  Voir?

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers at Berkeley Lab identified thirdhand smoke, the toxic residues that linger on indoor surfaces and in dust long after a cigarette has been extinguished, as a health hazard nearly 10 years ago. Now a new study has found that it also increases lung cancer risk in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(08/03/2018 @ 05:00)
Commercial pesticides: Not as safe as they seem  Voir?

(Frontiers) This is the first comprehensive review of gaps in risk assessments for adjuvants in pesticide formulations which are not currently subject to safety assessments. Ignoring the potential dangers of other ingredients in commonly used commercial pesticides leads to inaccuracies in the safety profile of the pesticide solution, as well as confusion in scientific literature on pesticide effects. The review suggests that new regulations are needed to protect people and the environment from toxic pesticide ingredients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(08/03/2018 @ 05:00)
A Brief Introduction to Medical Device Biocompatibility  Voir?

The phrase “First, do no harm” embodies the idea—with threads scattered back through the history of medicine—that when it comes to patient care, safety comes first. It is in defense of this idea that governments have founded regulatory bodies to protect public health in medical matters. Protecting patient safety by ensuring that new medical devices do no harm is also a calling applicable to manufacturers. Unintended harm inflicted by a medical device can originate from a variety of routes. Consider an implant immediately after implantation: If it is not clean and sterile, it can cause a life-threatening fever or infection. On a longer time scale, there are a variety of adverse effects that can happen, ranging from irritation of local tissues to cancer possibly arising from material...

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(07/03/2018 @ 18:06)
Hikers poisoned: Veratrum steroidal alkaloid toxicity following ingestion of foraged Veratrum parviflorum - Anwar M, Turner M, Farrell N, Zomlefer WB, McDougal OM, Morgan BW.  Voir?

INTRODUCTION: Steroidal alkaloids are found in plants of the genus Veratrum. Their toxicity manifests as gastrointestinal symptoms followed by a Bezold-Jarisch reflex: hypopnea, hypotension, and bradycardia. Some Veratrum steroidal alkaloids are also terat... (Source: SafetyLit)
(07/03/2018 @ 05:36)
Social factors, toxic exposures: Study to examine confluence of children's health risks  Voir?

(Colorado State University) At Colorado State University, a multidisciplinary research team is taking a deep dive on a multitude of environmental and social stressors, and how they affect health outcomes for young children. The researchers are supported by a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(07/03/2018 @ 05:00)
City Of Flint: High Court Should Hear Case 'Of National Importance'  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The city of Flint, Mich., on Feb. 16 filed a reply brief in the U.S. Supreme Court contending that the original claims brought by residents pertaining to the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city are preempted by Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the city's petition before the Supreme Court "raised questions of national importance warranting certiorari" (Daniel Wyant, et al. v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-901, Jeff Wright, et al. v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-666, and City of Flint, et al. v. Beatrice Boler, et al., No. 17-989, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
Cert Denied For Ruling On Causation Expert In Nuclear Facility Injury Case  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 20 denied a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by 137 residents of a Pennsylvania town who say that illegal releases of radioactive materials from a nearby plant caused their cancers and the deaths of their family members and that a federal appeals court erred in ruling on the admissibility of expert testimony in their case (Michelle McMunn, et al. v. Babcock& Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc., et al., No. 17-907, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
Jury Awards $58M To Lead Paint Plaintiffs Against New York Housing Authority  Voir?

BRONX, N.Y. - In a verdict that was released for publication Feb. 20, a jury in New York awarded a mother and her daughter $58 million for injuries stemming from lead-based paint injuries while living in a premises operated by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). The verdict was handed down Jan. 26 (Dakota Jade Taylor, by her mother and natural guardian Tiesha Jones, v. NYCHA, No. 350150/11, N.Y. Sup., Bronx Co., 2018 Jury Verdicts LEXIS 129). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
New Group Of Flint, Mich., Residents Joins Lead Case Against State, Local Officials  Voir?

DETROIT - A new group of residents from the city of Flint, Mich., on Feb. 27 joined the ongoing lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against state and local officials related to the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city by filing a complaint seeking an unspecified amount of punitive damages (In re Flint Water Cases [Helen Chapman, et al. v. Gov. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
North Carolina Residents Sue DuPont Alleging Discharge Of Toxins Into Groundwater  Voir?

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - A group of residents filed a lawsuit in North Carolina federal court on Feb. 21 against E.I. du Pont de Nemours& Co., alleging that the company is liable for discharging toxic substances into the community near DuPont's Fayetteville Works facility "with blatant disregard for the effects on the people living nearby" (James S. Dew, et al. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours& Company, et al., No. 18-30, E.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
Judge: California May List Glyphosate As Carcinogenic; Companies Not Required To  Voir?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Feb. 26 denied a motion filed by Monsanto Co. and farming entities that sought to enjoin the state of California from listing glyphosate as a chemical known to cause cancer, but the judge enjoined the state from requiring the companies to issue a warning regarding the chemical (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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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
States Ask Court To Lift Stay, Expedite Merits Briefing In Methane Rule Case  Voir?

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Four states filed a joint motion in Wyoming federal court on Feb. 26 asking the court to lift the stay in a case challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) methane flaring rule and requesting that the court expedite merits briefing (Wyoming, et al. v. United States Department of the Interior, et al., No. 16-285, D. Wyo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
EPA Administrator Signs Methane Rule Amendments  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Feb. 23 signed a final rule governing the emission standards for methane related to what are known as "fugitive emissions" from oil and gas operations, removing a requirement for completion of repairs in certain emergency situations and establishing a separate monitoring requirement for well sites on the Alaskan North Slope. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
Workers Tell 10th Circuit Fracking Company Owes Duty Of Care For Lithium Injury  Voir?

OKLAHOMA CITY - Two men who contend that they were injured when a lithium battery exploded while they were working on a hydraulic fracturing rig on Feb. 28 filed an appeal brief in the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, arguing that the lower court erred when it ruled that as a matter of law, the defendants owed no duty of care to plaintiffs (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Forest Oil Corp., et al., No. 17-6238, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
2nd Circuit: Water Agency's Contamination Claims Barred By Statute Of Limitations  Voir?

NEW YORK - A panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 2 affirmed a district court ruling that a municipal water district's claims of nuisance, trespass and negligence arising from water contamination caused by Northrop Grumman Corp. were barred by the statute of limitations (Bethpage Water District v. Northrop Grumman Corporation, et al., No. 16-2592, 2nd Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 5349). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
Power Company Wants EPA To Comment On Groundwater Contamination Lawsuit  Voir?

RICHMOND, Va. - A Virginia power company filed a supplemental authority in the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 27, contending that the Environmental Protection Agency should be permitted to comment in the Sierra Club's groundwater contamination lawsuit against the company with regard to allegations that penalties are warranted for violations of federal law (Sierra Club v. Virginia Electric& Power Company f/k/a Dominion Virginia Power, No. 17-1895, 4th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
Plaintiffs Showed Companies Owed A Duty Of Care For Tainted Aquifer, Judge Says  Voir?

ALBANY, N.Y. - A federal judge in New York on Feb. 20 partially granted and partially denied a motion to dismiss a groundwater contamination lawsuit, ruling that the plaintiffs showed that the chemical company defendants have a duty to businesses within the area of contamination that have suffered economic losses as a result of the tainted aquifer (R.M. Bacon LLC v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., et al., No. 17-0441, N.D. N.Y.; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26299). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
General Motors: Groundwater Claims In Michigan Barred By Bankruptcy Court Order  Voir?

NEW YORK - General Motors LLC on Feb. 27 moved in federal bankruptcy court in New York for an injunction to prevent a separate lawsuit from proceeding against the company pertaining to allegations that it is liable for groundwater contamination in Michigan (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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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
Texas High Court Reverses, Says Penalties For Tainted Water Are Constitutional  Voir?

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Supreme Court on Feb. 23 reversed an appellate court ruling and found that the civil penalties awarded against an owner and operator of a company that violated laws pertaining to groundwater contamination were constitutional and did not amount to a double recovery for the state (State of Texas v. Bernard Morello, No. 16-0457, Texas Sup.; 2018 Tex. LEXIS 169). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
Group: Restaurants' Claim Of Bad Counsel In $151M Water Settlement Lacks Support  Voir?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association Inc. (WVHTA) on Feb. 28 filed a brief in West Virginia federal court contending that two restaurants that seek inclusions in a $151 million class settlement regarding groundwater contamination make allegations that they were not properly represented by counsel without "any evidentiary support" (Crystal Good, et al. v. American Water Works Co. Inc., No. 14-1374, S.D. W.Va.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
Judge Vacates Agent Orange Case, Says She 'Cannot Understand' Evidence Ruling  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on Feb. 20 vacated and remanded a case in which a veteran argues that he was injured by exposure to Agent Orange, saying she "cannot understand" why the Board of Veterans Appeals determined that there was no credible evidence that the plaintiff was exposed to the herbicide (Marc Kessler v. David J. Shulkin, No. 16-3699, Vet. Clms.; 2018 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 181). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
Judge: Denial Of Benefits For Veteran's Pesticide Exposure Was 'Clearly Erroneous'  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on Feb. 16 set aside and remanded a ruling of the Board of Veterans Appeals that denied a veteran's claim for benefits related to Gulf War Syndrome (GWS), concluding that the board's conclusion was "clearly erroneous" (Tammy Chambers v. David J. Shulkin, No. 17-242. U.S. App., Vet. Clms.; 2018 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 174). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
Agencies' Responses To FOIA Requests About Toxins 'Insufficient,' Judge Says  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in the District of Columbia District Court on Feb. 13 partially granted and partially denied a motion for summary judgment filed by federal agencies as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit pertaining to chemical contamination at an Army base, ruling that some of the agencies did not provide sufficient information to satisfy the records request (Raymond C. Pulliam v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al., No. 15-1405. D. D.C.; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23505). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
Defendants Afforded Time To Conduct Discovery In Lead Paint Coverage Dispute  Voir?

BALTIMORE - A Maryland federal judge on Feb. 22 denied an insurer's motion for summary judgment in a lead paint injury coverage suit after determining that the defendants must first be afforded the opportunity to conduct discovery on the issue of whether the insured made a material misrepresentation in the policy application (CX Reinsurance Co. Ltd., et al. v. Homewood Realty Inc., et al., No. 15-3136, D. Md.; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28354). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/03/2018 @ 03:05)
Teens who use e-cigs exposed to toxic chemicals, study finds  Voir?

E-cigarettes are not a harmless alternative, according to researchers who found cancer-causing chemicals in vape products (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(06/03/2018 @ 00:13)
Teens using e-cigarettes show evidence of same toxic chemicals as smokers: Study  Voir?

A new report by researchers at UC San Francisco has found that teens using e-cigarettes showed evidence of same toxic chemicals as smokers. (Source: ABC News: Health)
(06/03/2018 @ 00:06)
Smoking Bans May Not Rid Casinos of Smoke  Voir?

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 -- Toxic residue from smoking remains on surfaces inside a casino for months after smoking has been banned there, a new study has found. " Casinos are unusual environments because of the amount of smoking that takes place 24/7... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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(05/03/2018 @ 17:03)
Kenya:Why Your Favourite 'Kuku Porno' May Take You to an Early Grave  Voir?

[Nairobi News] The chicken served at some popular fast food cafes in Nairobi could be laced with a toxic cocktail of bacteria and in some cases, chemicals that could cause cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
(05/03/2018 @ 06:59)
Magnetic nanoparticles will help stop internal bleeding 15 times more effectively  Voir?

(ITMO University) Scientists from ITMO University have found a way to effectively stop internal bleeding by magnetically-driven nanoparticles containing thrombin. A drug based on these nanoparticles can be injected intravenously and delivered straight to the site of a vascular injury. It can accelerate local clot formation and reduce overall blood loss by 15 times. The nanoparticles are not toxic to humans and can potentially be used for safe treatment. The results were published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(05/03/2018 @ 05:00)
What are Indications for Allergen-specific Immunotherapy?  Voir?

Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treating reactions to many allergens, including trees, grass, weeds, mold, house dust, dander, and insect stings.” SCIT is safe when used for selected individuals and giv...

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(05/03/2018 @ 00:02)
Kenya:Poor Food Handling Exposes Nairobi to Diseases  Voir?

[Nation] The chicken served at some popular fast food cafes in Nairobi could be laced with a toxic cocktail of bacteria and in some cases, chemicals that could cause cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
(04/03/2018 @ 22:15)
Toxic pollutants in Michigan driving people out of their homes  Voir?

(Natural News) Hundreds of long-time Michigan residents have been forced to abandon their residences, businesses, and schools due to the prevalence of pernicious air pollution in those areas, reported The Detroit News. Forced to stay in hotels and other temporary residences until the state and federal authorities finish cleaning up the source of toxic fumes, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(04/03/2018 @ 20:51)
Toxic substances from coal ash are leaking into the groundwater, yet utility companies keep petitioning for weaker monitoring rules  Voir?

(Natural News) The first power plant coal ash reports have now been made publicly available for the first time since they were required to be submitted a couple of years back, and the data doesn’t look pretty. Based on an analysis conducted by the environmental law organization Earthjustice, the data shows – rather conclusively –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(04/03/2018 @ 20:50)
The healing art of massage can be compromised by toxic chemicals in personal care products  Voir?

(Natural News) The healing effects of a massage could be compromised by the chemicals in the massage oils used, according to a report published on the website GreenMedInfo.com. Massage is considered as a great natural cure. It is an effective treatment for pain management as well as an effective, non-drug option for people suffering from psychological... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(03/03/2018 @ 10:05)
Scott Pruitt Just Gutted Rules To Fight The Nation 's ‘Second Biggest Toxic Pollution Threat'  Voir?

The EPA's announcement didn't even mention the risks coal ash poses to human health. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
(02/03/2018 @ 18:58)
A diagnosis you can 't afford to miss  Voir?

4 out of 5 stars Antibody-Mediated Encephalitis. Dalmau J, Graus F. N Engl J Med 2018 Mar 1;378:840-851. Reference TPR has posted before about anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a must-know, can’t-miss, humbling diagnosis that is distressingly easy to overlook. Although it is not a toxicologic condition, all toxicologists and emergency physicians should be thoroughly familiar with its presentation and clinical course. Let me explain why. NMDAR encephalitis often begins with behavioral changes, mood swings, and memory deficits in relatively young patients. According to this somewhat technical but excellent review, the median age is 21 years, with a 4:1 ratio of females to males. Because of the initial symptoms, patients are often diagnosed as having new-onset psychiatric disease. It is...

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(02/03/2018 @ 18:14)
Advisory Committee Meeting Notice: March 29-30, 2018 - Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee https://go.usa.gov/xnzaC   #MedicalDevice  Voir?

Advisory Committee Meeting Notice: March 29-30, 2018 - Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee https://go.usa.gov/xnzaC  #MedicalDevice (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)

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(02/03/2018 @ 17:01)
NTP releases first CLARITY-BPA report, more to come  Voir?

The National Toxicology Program released a draft report from part of a study on health effects in rats from exposure to bisphenol A, or BPA. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(02/03/2018 @ 02:29)
HUVECS in 3-D Action  Voir?

In this study, the authors developed a 3D functional human microvascular network in a microfluidic device. The established model enables NeuromicsGFP-labeled human umbilical vein endothelial cells to form vessel-like microtissues and have physiological functions which are closer to cells in human blood vessels. The perfusable microvasculature allows the delivery of nutrients, and oxygen, as well as flow-induced mechanical stimuli into the luminal space of the endothelium. The microflow effectively mimic the blood flow in human vessels.Thisin-vivo like model is then used for toxicity assays-Yan Li, Qing-Meng Pi, Peng-Cheng Wang, Lie-Ju Liu, Zheng-Gang Han,Yang Shao, Ying Zhai, Zheng-Yu Zuo, Zhi-Yong Gong, Xu Yang and Yang Wu.Functional human 3D microvascular networks on a chip to study the ...

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(02/03/2018 @ 00:09)
Cross-sectional cause of death comparisons for stimulant and opioid mortality in San Francisco, 2005-2015 - Turner C, Chandrakumar D, Rowe C, Santos GM, Riley ED, Coffin PO.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Opioids and stimulants (e.g., cocaine or methamphetamine/amphetamine [MAMP]) are major contributors to acute substance toxicity deaths. Causes of stimulant death have received little attention. We sought to characterize and compare causes of de... (Source: SafetyLit)
(01/03/2018 @ 13:43)
Court Reopens Case Linking Lawn Fertilizer to Mesothelioma  Voir?

A New Jersey appeals court has reopened a 2012 lawsuit alleging a man developed mesothelioma from using asbestos-contaminated Scotts lawn fertilizer. The decision comes after the discovery of new evidence the appeals court believes “would probably have changed the result” of the 2014 summary judgment in favor of Scotts. The original plaintiff, Lorenz Brandecker, filed the lawsuit in July 2012. The Wayne, New Jersey, resident claimed his twice-yearly use of Scotts Turf Builder fertilizer from 1967 to 1980 caused him to develop mesothelioma, a terminal cancer. According to a report from the National Asbestos Exposure Review (NAER), a project of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the Scotts Company used the mineral vermiculite in its consumer products as a carri...

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(01/03/2018 @ 13:31)
Toxicology Rounds: To Give or Not to Give Activated Charcoal, That's Not the Real Question  Voir?

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)

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(01/03/2018 @ 06:00)
A model determines the quantity of bisphenol A that reaches the fetus through the mother  Voir?

(Universitat Rovira i Virgili) This research may be extremely useful for predicting the risk of developing metabolic, immunological or reproductive disorders and neurological diseases caused by this chemical. The model has been created by researchers from the Centre for Environmental, Food and Toxicological Technology (Tecnatox), from Universitat Rovira i Virgili. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(01/03/2018 @ 05:00)
Selective targeting of engineered T cells using orthogonal IL-2 cytokine-receptor complexes  Voir?

Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a cytokine required for effector T cell expansion, survival, and function, especially for engineered T cells in adoptive cell immunotherapy, but its pleiotropy leads to simultaneous stimulation and suppression of immune responses as well as systemic toxicity, limiting its therapeutic use. We engineered IL-2 cytokine-receptor orthogonal (ortho) pairs that interact with one another, transmitting native IL-2 signals, but do not interact with their natural cytokine and receptor counterparts. Introduction of orthoIL-2Rβ into T cells enabled the selective cellular targeting of orthoIL-2 to engineered CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in vitro and in vivo, with limited off-target effects and negligible toxicity. OrthoIL-2 pairs were efficacious in a preclinical mouse cancer model...

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(01/03/2018 @ 00:00)
Ohio Invites Global Technology and Innovation Community to Advance Solutions to Curb Drug Abuse and Addiction  Voir?

Ohio is one step closer to finding new solutions in the battle against drug abuse and addiction. The second phase of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge will accelerate the development of technology in four innovation Challenges. The goal is that these technology-based discoveries will help prevent and treat addiction and overdoses. “We were thrilled by the outpouring of ideas we received in the first phase of the Technology Challenge,” said Director David Goodman, chair of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission.  “We're eager to move forward with this next step in developing new solutions and saving lives.” At the request of Ohio Governor John R. Kasich, the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge leverages $8 million of a $20 million commitment to advance new ideas in the battle aga...

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(28/02/2018 @ 21:00)
What Are Adaptogens and Why Are People Taking Them?  Voir?

Adaptogens are a buzzword in the wellness world, popping up everywhere from juice bars to lifestyle blogs. But what are adaptogenic herbs, exactly? Here’s what you need to know. What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that are marketed as helping the body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical or biological. These herbs and roots have been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic healing traditions, but they’re having a renaissance today. Some, like holy basil, can be eaten as part of a meal, and some are consumed as supplements or brewed into teas. Each one claims to do something a little different, but on the whole, “adaptogens help your body handle stress,” says Dr. Brenda Powell, co-medical director of the Center for Integrativ...

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(28/02/2018 @ 15:10)
Using Artificial Intelligence to Detect Asbestos  Voir?

Humans cannot see, smell or taste airborne asbestos fibers. Identifying them through a microscope requires the eye of a trained analyst — but perhaps not for long. Australian engineer Jordan Gruber is working on technology that can automatically detect asbestos from the air around a worksite. Exposure to airborne asbestos fibers is the primary cause of mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer. The past use of asbestos in building materials has led to great suffering among Americans and Australians alike. Gruber got into robotics so he could work on self-driving cars. But when his brother became an occupational hygienist specializing in asbestos removal and monitoring, Gruber realized the need for technology that can help prevent on-the-job asbestos exposure. At age 23, Gruber founded F...

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(28/02/2018 @ 13:09)
Manageable Toxicity for Avelumab Confirmed in Bladder, Other Cancers  Voir?

A large phase I trial offers further evidence that the anti –PD-L1 agent avelumab is generally well tolerated and results in relatively few serious adverse events. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(28/02/2018 @ 10:25)
Researchers create more complete picture of freshwater toxic algal blooms  Voir?

(North Carolina State University) Using two different measurement methods, researchers from North Carolina State University conducted a two-year study of North Carolina's Jordan Lake in which they monitored toxic algal blooms. The researchers found that multiple cyanotoxins from toxic algal blooms are present year-round, albeit in very low concentrations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(28/02/2018 @ 05:00)
Flubromazolam: a potent designer benzodiazepine  Voir?

Flubromazolam 3 out of 5 stars Flubromazolam — A new life-threatening designer benzodiazepine. Lukasik-Glebocka M et al. Clin Toxicol 2016;54:66-68. Abstract Last month, the Peoria (IL) Journal-Star reported that local police had seized samples of two rarely seen designer sedatives: flubromazolam (alleged street name “liquid Xanax“) and etizolam. This paper from Poland presents a case report of flubromazolam exposure. A 27-year-old male known to use psychotropic drugs was brought to hospital after being found unconscious at home. On arrival he was comatose with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 3. On exam, he was breathing at rate of 6-8/min and was intubated. He had multiple pressure sores over the right side of his body, as well as hypotonia, hypotension (80/40) and hyporeflexia. ...

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(28/02/2018 @ 03:20)
Exchanging one poison for another: It's costing the military millions to clean up chemicals from toxic firefighting foam, but the new formula isn't any safer  Voir?

(Natural News) When it comes to the issue of toxic firefighting foam, the U.S. military is always fighting a futile rearguard action. It used the same fluorine-heavy formula for decades and dumped tons of that same foam into the sea. Now it’s spending billions on clean-up efforts, and its supposedly new foam formula is just more of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/02/2018 @ 22:29)
Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Vapor  Voir?

Title: Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette VaporCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
(27/02/2018 @ 07:00)
New insights into treating a rare leukemia  Voir?

(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Patients with MPAL initially treated with ALL therapy -- a significantly less-toxic regimen -- were three to five times more likely to achieve a complete remission than AML-treated patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
(27/02/2018 @ 05:00)
Lead, Other Toxic Metals Found in E - Cigarette Vapors  Voir?

Study finds metals, including lead, leak from e - cigarette heating coils into inhaled aerosols (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

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(27/02/2018 @ 01:00)
Inequality and poverty: toxic issues that impact on children's health and opportunities - Carter B.  Voir?

Pretty much everywhere you care to look – academic papers, newspapers and social media – and across many different disciplines ranging from health to technology, economics to sociology and psychology to politics, inequality is an issue of increasing... (Source: SafetyLit)
(26/02/2018 @ 18:24)
Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Vapor  Voir?

The team found that e-liquid exposed to heating coils produced a vapor containing significant amounts of chromium, lead, manganese, nickel and zinc. (Source: WebMD Health)
(26/02/2018 @ 18:15)
Researchers raise concerns about teens and vaping  Voir?

A new study found e-cigarettes can potentially release significant amounts of toxic metals in its vapors, which users inhale. Anna Werner spoke to scientists and advocates who are concerned about vaping's growing popularity among teenagers. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(26/02/2018 @ 13:09)
Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Vapor  Voir?

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 -- If you think that " vaping " is a safe alternative to smoking, new research suggests you might be inadvertently inhaling unsafe levels of toxic metals. Scientists say the tiny metal coils that heat the liquid nitrogen in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(26/02/2018 @ 12:02)
Surgeon reveals the toxic effects loss has on human body  Voir?

In her new book, Australian surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp has shared how devastating heartbreak can be but is it possible to die from it? (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(26/02/2018 @ 06:44)
Medical News Today: E-cigarettes leak toxic metals, study finds  Voir?

E-cigarettes are seen as the 'more healthful' siblings of conventional ones. But a new study suggests that these devices may be a hidden source of harm. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(25/02/2018 @ 08:00)
Switching from smoking to glo significantly reduces exposure to toxicants  Voir?

(R&D at British American Tobacco) Clinical studies by scientists at British American Tobacco indicate that when smokers switched completely from conventional cigarettes to glo, their exposure to certain harmful chemicals was significantly reduced. In some cases, the reductions were the same as those in smokers who quit altogether. These data suggest the potential of glo as a reduced-risk product. glo is a tobacco heating product designed to heat rather than burn tobacco. Tests show that glo vapour has around 90-95 percent less toxicants than smoke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(24/02/2018 @ 05:00)
DigiFab  Voir?

Product approval information is indicated for Treatment of patients with life-threatening or potentially life-threatening digoxin toxicity or overdose. (Source: What's New at CBER)
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(23/02/2018 @ 19:42)
Kenneth Seddon obituary  Voir?

Pioneer of ‘green chemistry' through his groundbreaking research into ionic liquidsKenneth Seddon, who has died aged 67 after suffering from cancer, was apioneering chemistand acknowledged leader of “green chemistry”. He led the growth of research into a relatively new area of study,ionic liquids.Ken did not discover these substances, but in the 1980s he was the first to see that they were an unexplored form of matter with huge potential. Unlike everyday molecular solvents, such as water, acetone (nail varnish remover) or petrol, which are uncharged, these liquid salts consist of disparately shaped positive and negative ions. This gives the liquids high electric fields, and therefore high solubilities. It also means they mostly do not release fumes, evaporate or boil. Ken realised ...

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(23/02/2018 @ 18:40)
Toxic Stroke Necrosis; Multivessel CAD in Diabetes; Sudden Hearing Loss  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
(23/02/2018 @ 16:35)
As Stroke'Liquefies' Brain Tissue, Lasting Harm May Spread  Voir?

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 -- Brain tissue damaged by a stroke can liquefy, become toxic and then harm remaining healthy parts of the brain -- possibly causing dementia, new research in mice suggests. " Most people probably assume that the brain heals in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(23/02/2018 @ 14:00)
Potentially Toxic Levels Of Lead And Other Metals Found In E-Cigarette Vapor  Voir?

The next time you inhale the vapor of an e-cigarette, consider this: there may be toxic levels of metals-- including lead--that could be leaking from the heating coils of your device, based on a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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(23/02/2018 @ 11:30)
Cat launches handset that can detect toxic chemicals  Voir?

The S61, which comes equipped with an air quality sensor, will be launched at the  Mobile World Congress, taking place in Barcelona from February 26 to March 1. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(22/02/2018 @ 20:30)
E-cigarette vapors contain toxic chemicals, study finds  Voir?

E-cigarette vapors contain toxic metals, including lead, that leak from the heating coils, according to a new study at Johns Hopkins. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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(22/02/2018 @ 19:18)
Massive dog food recall after euthanasia drug found across multiple brands  Voir?

(Natural News) Toxic euthanasia drugs are the without a doubt, the very last ingredients you’d want to find in a bag of food for your favorite furry pal. And yet, dozens of dog foods have been recalled for that very reason. The J.M. Smucker company just announced a recall for several types of food, including... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/02/2018 @ 11:15)
New Technology Alone Won 't Halt Aflatoxin Menace, Experts Warn  Voir?

Laboratory Technician Herbert Mtopa collects biological samples at a clinic in Zimbabwe's Shamva District under a CultiAF project to assess exposure of women and children to aflatoxins. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 2018 (IPS)In the absence of concerted efforts to raise awareness on the dangers of aflatoxin to humans and domestic animals, advances in technology for early detection of aflatoxin in cereals and seeds such as maize will come to naught, experts warn.The first rapid aflatoxin testing kit is in the market for less than two dollars, even as some farmers unwittingly employ life-threatening tricks to earn a bit more from their harvests.John Cheruiyot, a maize farmer in Uasin Gishu County, Rift Valley region revealed to IPS that farmers pour water ...

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(22/02/2018 @ 06:30)
Molecular structure of human P-glycoprotein in the ATP-bound, outward-facing conformation  Voir?

The multidrug transporter permeability (P)–glycoprotein is an adenosine triphosphate (ATP)–binding cassette exporter responsible for clinical resistance to chemotherapy. P-glycoprotein extrudes toxic molecules and drugs from cells through ATP-powered conformational changes. Despite decades of effort, only the structures of the inward-facing conformation of P-glycoprotein are available. Here we present the structure of human P-glycoprotein in the outward-facing conformation, determined by cryo–electron microscopy at 3.4-angstrom resolution. The two nucleotide-binding domains form a closed dimer occluding two ATP molecules. The drug-binding cavity observed in the inward-facing structures is reorientated toward the extracellular space and compressed to preclude substrate bin...

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(22/02/2018 @ 00:00)