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


Medical toxicology in the Old Testament. The poisonous pottage - Mazokopakis EE, Karagiannis CG.  Voir?

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

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U.S. now leads the industrialized world in infant mortality due to toxic vaccinations  Voir?

(Natural News) Out of the top thirty industrialized nations in the world, the United States tops the list when it comes to infant mortality on the first day of life. With so much modern medical technology available, it's hard to understand why there are so many sudden infant deaths, but it all becomes clear when one... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Lead: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

United Kingdom Department of Health. 10/23/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to lead, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Lead: General Information; Lead: Incident Management; and Lead: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Phosphine: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to phosphine, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Phosphine: General Information; Phosphine: Incident Management; and Phosphine: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Toluene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to toluene, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Toluene: General Information; Toluene: Incident Management; and Toluene: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Tetrachloroethylene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to tetrachloroethylene (also known as tetrachloroethene), the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Tetrachloroethylene: General Information; Tetrachloroethylene: Incident Management; and Tetrachloroethylene: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Trichloroethylene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to trichloroethylene (also known as trichloroethene), the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Trichloroethylene: General Information; Trichloroethylene: Incident Management; and Trichloroethylene: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Styrene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to styrene (also known as ethenylbenzene, styrolene, phenylethylene, vinylbenzene), the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Styrene: General Information; Styrene: Incident Management; and Styrene: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Drug trial shows promising results in Huntington's disease fight  Voir?

For the first time, an experimental drug has reduced levels of the toxic protein that causes Huntington's disease in humans. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Asbestos Remains at Illinois Plant Despite $1.8 Million Cleanup  Voir?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spent nine months and $1.8 million in an asbestos cleanup project that failed to end the long-running contamination dispute between a business owner and local authorities in Springfield, Illinois. Despite the recent EPA cleanup of the former Pillsbury Mills plant, a circuit court judge in Sangamon County refused to lift an injunction earlier this month blocking owners from the site. The judge cited earlier asbestos violations and continued unsafe conditions. The EPA removed 2,200 tons of asbestos-contaminated debris, 1,160 cubic yards of bulk asbestos and considerable waste oil and chemicals. Left behind was harder-to-reach asbestos within the buildings on the 18-acre site. This prompted local authorities to fence off the abandoned property to prev...

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A cure for Huntington's disease could be in the pipeline  Voir?

University College London scientists gave 46 patients an experimental drug. They discovered the pill  lowered their levels of toxic proteins in the brain - which is responsible for the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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First Data on Older Breast Cancer Pts on CDK4/6 Inhibitors First Data on Older Breast Cancer Pts on CDK4/6 Inhibitors  Voir?

Giving CDK4/6 inhibitors to breast cancer patients aged ≥ 70 years yields a similar progression-free survival to that seen in younger women, although the toxicity is more severe, say FDA researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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Substance use patterns associated with recent exposure to fentanyl among people who inject drugs in Vancouver, Canada: a cross-sectional urine toxicology screening study - Hayashi K, Milloy MJ, Lysyshyn M, Debeck K, Nosova E, Wood E, Kerr T.  Voir?

INTRODUCTION: Vancouver, Canada is experiencing an opioid overdose crisis where fentanyl, a potent, synthetic opioid contaminating the illicit drug supply, has been detected in the majority of fatal overdose cases. Despite its growing presence throughout N... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Vinyl Chloride: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to vinyl chloride (VC) (also known as chloroethylene), the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Vinyl Chloride: General Information, Vinyl Chloride: Incident Management, and Vinyl Chloride: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Formaldehyde: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to formaldehyde (also known as methanal and methylene glycol), the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Formaldehyde: General Information, Formaldehyde: Incident Management, and Formaldehyde: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Acrylonitrile: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to acrylonitrile (2-propenenitrile; cyanoethylene; vinyl cyanide), the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Acrylonitrile: General Information, Acrylonitrile: Incident Management, and Acrylonitrile: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Arsine and Stibine: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to arsine (also known as arsenic hydride) and stibine (also known as antimony hydride), the chemicals'toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Arsine and Stibine: General Information, Arsine and Stibine: Incident Management, and Arsine and Stibine: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Chloroform: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to chloroform, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Chloroform: General Information, Chloroform: Incident Management, and Chloroform: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Naphthalene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to naphthalene, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Naphthalene: General Information, Naphthalene: Incident Management, and Naphthalene: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Nitric Acid: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to nitric acid, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Nitric Acid: General Information, Nitric Acid: Incident Management, and Nitric Acid: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Nitrobenzene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to nitrobenzene, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Nitrobenzene: General Information, Nitrobenzene: Incident Management, and Nitrobenzene: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Chromium: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to chromium, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Chromium: General Information, Chromium: Incident Management, and Chromium: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Debate on Glyphosate Use Comes to a Head in Argentina  Voir?

Academics discuss the impacts on health and the environment of the use of glyphosate in Argentine agriculture, during a Dec. 6 conference at the University of Buenos Aires. Concern about this topic is now on the country's public agenda. Credit: Daniel Gutman / IPSBy Daniel GutmanBUENOS AIRES, Dec 8 2017 (IPS)In and around the city of Rosario, where most of Argentina’s soybean processing plants are concentrated, a local law banned the use of glyphosate, the most widely-used herbicide in Argentina. But two weeks later, producers managed to exert enough pressure to obtain a promise that the ban would be overturned.This episode, which took place in November, reflects the strong economic interests at stake and the growing controversy surrounding the use of agrochemicals and their impact...

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(08/12/2017 @ 20:20)
Montana Creates Special Court to Handle Asbestos Cases  Voir?

The Montana Supreme Court on Nov. 28 ordered the creation of an Asbestos Claims Court to oversee hundreds of pending asbestos-related personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. At least 540 asbestos cases are tied up in Montana courts, most filed on behalf of people who became sick or died following exposure to asbestos from the now-defunct W.R. Grace vermiculite mine in Libby. Justices ruled there was sufficient need to create a special court to resolve the claims, many of which date to the early 2000s. District Judge Amy Eddy will oversee pretrial proceedings. A schedule has not been set. “It's an enormous responsibility, but resolution needs to be brought to these cases,” Eddy told the Daily Inter Lake. “It would be devastating to the judicial resources, which are severely und...

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(08/12/2017 @ 15:00)
' Intriguing': 9 Weeks of Trastuzumab for Breast Cancer'Intriguing': 9 Weeks of Trastuzumab for Breast Cancer  Voir?

Nine weeks of therapy fell short of being noninferior to 12 months for the primary outcome, but overall survival was comparable, and the shorter course is less toxic and less expensive.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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From national TV to community outreach, Poison Center experts are in the spotlight  Voir?

Either giving expert testimony, spotting the new drug to hit the streets and answering questions from the public, Upstate New York Poison Center toxicologist are in demand. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)

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Study finds genetic mutation causes 'vicious cycle' in most common form of ALS  Voir?

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) University of Michigan-led research brings scientists one step closer to understanding the development of neurodegenerative disorders such as ALS. A study published today in Nature Communications details what the researchers describe as a vicious cycle of toxic protein production set in motion by cell stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(08/12/2017 @ 05:00)
Siphoning diesel: a fatal mistake - Leong WC, Cheong BM.  Voir?

Diesel is commonly used as fuel for engines and is distilled from petroleum. Diesel has toxic potential and can affect multiple organs. Exposure can occur after ingestion, inhalation or through the dermal route. The practice of siphoning diesel using a rub... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Pollution putting million of infants at risk of brain damage, UNICEF says  Voir?

Almost 17 million infants worldwide are breathing toxic air, potentially affecting their brain development, according to a UNICEF report published Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
(07/12/2017 @ 17:45)
NTP Update - December 2017 now available  Voir?

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)

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(07/12/2017 @ 17:00)
Report: Investors review hedge fund involvement in wake of harassment allegations against Orbimed founder Isaly  Voir?

Institutional investors with positions in OrbiMed are reportedly reviewing their involvement with the healthcare hedge fund after sexual harassment allegations surfaced against founder and managing partner Sam Isaly. Six former employees of biotech hedge fund accused Isaly, a 72-year-old investor long revered in the biotech community for his ability to pick stocks, of routinely demeaning and harassing women with hardcore pornography and sex toys, STAT reported Dec. 5. Isaly has denied the allegations. The sixth accuser contacted the outlet after that story, requesting anonymity for fear of reprisal by the hedge fund. The story roiled Wall Street, prompting investment firm Eaton Vance to review its arrangement with OrbiMed, which provides it with investment advice, according to STAT. ...

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Biocompatibility Testing: Are You Considering Interactions Between Packaging and Devices?  Voir?

The biocompatibility and toxicological attributes of medical device packaging materials and systems should be evaluated, according to the general requirements section of ISO 11607. But if this recommendation hasn't been enough of a reason to consider biocompatibility requirements in your evaluation plan, revisions to ISO 10993 just might be. At MD&M Minneapolis last month, Frank Bieganousky, director of package and medical device testing at Whitehouse Labs, a division of AMRI, told the audience that ISO 10993 revisions will speak about evaluating the biocompatibility of medical device packaging for the first time. He spoke November 9 in the Center Stage presentation, “How to Prepare Your Medical Device Packaging for a Regulatory Submission.” When it comes to biocompatibility tes...

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Insights for decision-makers when adopting scientific advances  Voir?

Gaining acceptance of new test methods, such as better ways for predicting toxicity, involves changes on the part of many stakeholders. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)

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(06/12/2017 @ 23:35)
17 million babies worldwide breathing toxic air, UN warns  Voir?

Toxic air pollution can have devastating health effects for young children, including putting their brain development at risk (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Report: OrbiMed founder Sam Isaly harassed women for years, according to former employees  Voir?

Several former employees of biotech hedge fund OrbiMed have alleged that Sam Isaly, the firm’s founder & managing partner, sexually harassed his female colleagues for years, according to an investigation by STAT. Isaly is a 72-year-old investor who has long been revered among the biotech community for his ability to pick stocks. But at OrbiMed, former employees told STAT he routinely demeaned women and harassed them. One woman told the news outlet that he repeatedly showed her hardcore pornography just to laugh as she reacted in disgust. “I'm scarred,” Isaly’s former assistant, Delilah Burke told STAT. “I still have anxiety from that job — now, years later.” Of the five people coming forward to accuse the investing giant of sexual harassment, ...

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Chemical warfare agents. Classes and targets - Schwenk M.  Voir?

Synthetic toxic chemicals (toxicants) and biological poisons (toxins) have been developed as chemical warfare agents in the last century. At the time of their initial consideration as chemical weapon, only restricted knowledge existed about their mechanism... (Source: SafetyLit)
(06/12/2017 @ 13:09)
Bronchial damage and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage following chlorine gas inhalation: a case report - Uemura K, Isono M, Kagohashi K, Hasegawa R, Satoh H.  Voir?

Chlorine is a toxic inhalant and sources of exposure for individuals include accidental releases of chlorine vapor due to industrial or chemical transportation accidents. Inhalation of a large quantity of gas may cause circulatory and respiratory disorders... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Babies' brains damaged by pollution, Unicef says  Voir?

Toxic air is putting the brain development of millions of infants under one at risk, Unicef says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

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Screening chemicals in everyday products for safety -- without animals  Voir?

(American Chemical Society) Thousands of substances in toys, electronics and other products have not yet been assessed for their potential risks to consumers. Last year's update to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) could make this task more manageable by setting a new path for prioritizing and evaluating these risks. And much of it will be done without animal testing, according to an article in Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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Millions of babies, mostly in South Asia, risk brain damage from breathing toxic air, UNICEF warns  Voir?

Almost 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a new paper released on Tuesday by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)

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(06/12/2017 @ 05:00)
Chicago Files Notice Of Intent To Sue U.S. Steel Over 2 Spills  Voir?

CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Manuel announced Nov. 20 that the city filed a notice of intent to sue U.S. Steel for contamination to drinking water as a result of two spills from the company's Portage, Ind., facility that reached Lake Michigan earlier this year. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(06/12/2017 @ 01:20)
Glass Maker: Trial Not Warranted On Groundwater Contamination Allegations  Voir?

PITTSBURGH - Glass manufacturer PPG Industries Inc. on Nov. 21 filed a pretrial statement in Pennsylvania federal court, arguing that a trial is not needed in a groundwater contamination lawsuit brought by environmental groups (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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Groundwater Class Action Should Stay In Federal Court, Magistrate Judge Says  Voir?

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - A magistrate judge in New York federal court on Nov. 20 issued a report and recommendation denying remand of a groundwater contamination class action to state court, determining that the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate that a sufficient number of class members are citizens of the state of New York (Isaac Green, et al. v. The 3M Company, et al., No. 17-2566, E.D. N.Y.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 192795). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Groups: Pipeline For Drinking Water 'Illegal'; Drinking Water Contains Carcinogens  Voir?

LOS ANGELES - Two environmental advocacy groups on Nov. 28 sued the Trump administration in California federal court, alleging that it has illegally enabled a private company to construct a pipeline through a national monument and other public land, which will deplete a desert aquifer and harm human health by providing water to urban areas that contains hexavalent chromium (Center for Biological Diversity, et al. v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management, et al., No. 17-08587, C.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Discovery In Benzene Case Should Be Reopened, Man Says; More Witnesses Exist  Voir?

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A North Carolina man who contends that a company is liable for contaminating his groundwater with benzene on Nov. 27 filed a brief in North Carolina federal court seeking to reopen discovery on grounds that there is evidence that was "in large part" available during discovery in the form of witness testimony the defendants failed to pursue (Kent Stahle v. CTS Corporation, No. 14-48, W.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Roundup MDL Plaintiffs: Monsanto's Experts Not Using 'Sound Science'  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - The plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation for the herbicide Roundup on Nov. 20 filed a brief in California federal court contending that "the methodology applied by Monsanto's experts turns not on sound science but rather on whether the evidence at issue is favorable or unfavorable to Monsanto's position" (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Flint Water Crisis Defendants Want Manslaughter Charges Stricken From Complaint  Voir?

DETROIT - Two employees of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on Nov. 21 filed a brief in Michigan federal court arguing that the district court should strike allegations of involuntary manslaughter and order sanctions against the class of residents suing them in connection with the lead-contaminated water crisis in the city of Flint, Mich. (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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Flint Water Crisis Defendant Says Case Against It Fails For Lack Of Jurisdiction  Voir?

DETROIT - One of the defendants sued in connection with the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., on Dec. 1 filed a brief in Michigan federal court arguing that it should be dismissed from the lawsuit brought by a class of residents for lack of personal jurisdiction and for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted (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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(06/12/2017 @ 01:20)
Michigan Residents Sue GM In State Court For Fraud Related To Tainted Groundwater  Voir?

HOWELL, Mich. - Michigan residents sued General Motors LLC in state court on Nov. 30, alleging that the company contaminated their drinking water by releasing hazardous materials into the groundwater at GM's Milford Proving Grounds (MPG) facility (Terry Moore, et al. v. General Motors LLC, No. N/A, Mich. Cir., Livingston Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Companies: Lead Paint Expert Should Be Excluded Due To Missing Discovery Deadline  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - Three of the companies being sued by plaintiffs who contend that they are liable for lead-paint poisoning on Nov. 15 moved to exclude one of the plaintiffs' experts, contending that his opinions were submitted past the deadline for expert disclosures and after the close of discovery (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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Companies Seek Rehearing Of Lead Paint Ruling, Say They Lacked Knowledge Of Harm  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Three companies that formerly made lead-based paint on Nov. 29 filed separate briefs in a California appeals court seeking rehearing of a ruling that reversed and remanded a $1.15 billion verdict against them but that also called for the trial court to recalculate the amount of the award. The companies contend that rehearing is needed because the court actually misstated or omitted material facts when it found that there was "substantial evidence" that the companies promoted paints containing white lead pigments for interior residential use (The People v. ConAgra Grocery Products Company, et al., No. H040880, Calif. App., 6th Dist.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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When Strategies Go Awry: Part 2 in a Series on Cognitive Biases and Their Impact  Voir?

By Laura A. Frase Anchoring Effect: "Draggin the Line"1 in Litigation and Negotiation One of the most well researched cognitive bias is the Anchoring Effect; "the human tendency to adjust judgments or assessments higher or lower based on previously disclosed external information - the anchor."2 This mental short-cut involves starting with an initial known number or information (explicitly or implicitly conveyed) and then adjusting to generate the final answer for which we are searching. Once we believe we have reached the realm of a plausible answer, we stop adjusting from the initial reference point. For example, we want to purchase a quart of cream. We know the price of a quart of milk so we adjust from that number to estimate the cost of the same amount of cream. If we want to buy a par...

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(06/12/2017 @ 01:20)
City Sufficiently States Public Nuisance Claim For PCB Contamination, Judge Says  Voir?

SAN DIEGO - The city of San Diego has standing to bring a nonrepresentative public nuisance claim against Monsanto Co. over polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination, a federal judge in California ruled Nov. 22, holding that the city sufficiently alleged that its municipal storm water system has been adversely affected by the presence of the chemical (City of San Diego, et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 15cv578, S.D. Calif., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 193570). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(06/12/2017 @ 01:20)
Toxic fumes on city streets 'cancel out exercise'  Voir?

The damage done by breathing in traffic fumes outweighs the benefits of physical activity, scientists from Imperial College London discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(06/12/2017 @ 00:11)
Case series: treating cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome with capsaicin cream  Voir?

3 out of 5 stars Resolution of cannabis hyperemesis syndrome with topical capsaicin in the emergency department: a case series. Dezieck L et al. Clin Toxicol 2017 Sep;55:908-913. Abstract  Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a form of cyclic vomiting characterized by: chronic marijuana use recurrent vomiting, and lack of alternate explanation for symptoms A striking feature is that although CHS-induced nausea and vomiting are frequently resistant to standard antiemetics such as ondansetron, patients often report that very hot showers or baths relieve their symptoms. Several years ago, Jeff Lapoint noticed that the transient receptor potential vanillin 1 (TRPV1) receptor was activated by exposure to temperatures above 109oF. In addition, he realized that capsaicin (the chemical tha...

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(05/12/2017 @ 22:27)
Link found between estrogens and changes in heart physiology  Voir?

(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Working at the UAB Zebrafish Research Facility, Daniel Gorelick, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, has created zebrafish mutants in four different receptors -- found inside or on the surface of cells -- that respond to estrogens, and he has used the mutants to help unravel a novel mechanism of estrogen action on heart physiology. Broader use of the mutants may have significant implications for studies of estrogenic environmental endocrine disruptors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(05/12/2017 @ 05:00)
Use of new < em > in vivo < /em > models showcased at regional tox meeting  Voir?

Development of new in vivo models for toxicology was showcased at the annual North Carolina Society of Toxicology meeting Oct. 30 at NIEHS. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(04/12/2017 @ 22:44)
Scientists invited to build computer models that predict toxicity  Voir?

Scientists from around the world are invited to help develop computer models to predict acute toxicity. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)

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(04/12/2017 @ 22:44)
Insights for decision-makers when adopting advanced test methods  Voir?

Better methods for predicting toxicity must be accompanied by updates in regulatory requirements, for new tests to gain acceptance. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(04/12/2017 @ 22:44)
Brazil 's Asbestos Ban Will Impact US Imports  Voir?

In a landmark decision, Brazil severed ties with asbestos. The world's third-largest producer of chrysotile asbestos, also known as white asbestos, ruled last week to ban the production, distribution and use of the toxic mineral. Brazil's Supreme Court on Nov. 29 voted 7 to 2 on the measure to ban the substance responsible for deadly mesothelioma and other diseases. According to the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS), the vote makes Brazil the most populous country to ban asbestos. China, India and the United States — countries with populations that surpass the South American nation — still use chrysotile in some capacity. Although the U.S. no longer mines the mineral, the nation imported an estimated 705 metric tons of raw asbestos last year, according to data from ...

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(04/12/2017 @ 21:08)
Sexual Harassment Toxic To Mental, Physical Health  Voir?

People who are sexually harassed often struggle with psychological problems caused by their workplace ordeal, which can lead to issues affecting physical health, according to the experts. (Source: WebMD Health)
(04/12/2017 @ 14:15)
Teens and spice: a review of adolescent fatalities associated with synthetic cannabinoid use - Paul ABM, Simms L, Amini S, Paul AE.  Voir?

Synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) are commonly abused by adolescents with reported past year (2013) use in high school students between 3 and 10%. Standard adolescent postmortem toxicology does not include routine SC analysis, and thus, the true burden of fatal... (Source: SafetyLit)
(04/12/2017 @ 12:09)
Recommendations for toxicological investigation of drug-impaired driving and motor vehicle fatalities-2017 update - Logan BK, D'Orazio AL, Mohr ALA, Limoges JF, Miles AK, Scarneo CE, Kerrigan S, Liddicoat LJ, Scott KS, Huestis MA.  Voir?

This report describes the outcomes of a process undertaken to review and update the National Safety Council's Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division's recommendations for the toxicological investigation of suspected alcohol and drug-impaired driving cases ... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(04/12/2017 @ 12:09)
Clinical and autopsy characteristics of fatal methamphetamine toxicity in Australia - Darke S, Duflou J, Lappin J, Kaye S.  Voir?

Characteristics of death attributed solely to methamphetamine toxicity (MT, n = 93) by forensic pathologists were examined and compared to cases of multiple drug toxicity (MDT, n = 634). The mean age of MT cases was 36.7 years, and 86.0% were male. Strenuo... (Source: SafetyLit)
(04/12/2017 @ 12:09)
Synthetic cannabinoid and mitragynine exposure of law enforcement agents during the raid of an illegal laboratory - Nevada, 2014 - Tapp L, Ramsey JG, Wen A, Gerona R.  Voir?

Synthetic cannabinoids (SCs), commonly known by the street name "Spice," are designer drugs of abuse that mimic the psychoactive effects of marijuana. Intentional SC use has resulted in multiple toxicities (1,2), but little is known about occupational SC e... (Source: SafetyLit)
(04/12/2017 @ 12:09)
New dental material resists plaque and kills microbes, Penn dental team finds  Voir?

(University of Pennsylvania) In a new study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania evaluated a new dental material tethered with an antimicrobial compound that can not only kill bacteria but can also resist biofilm growth. In addition, unlike some drug-infused materials, it is effective with minimal toxicity to the surrounding tissue, as it contains a low dose of the antimicrobial agent that kills only the bacteria that come in contact with it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(04/12/2017 @ 05:00)
Next generation solvent contributes to next generation biofuel production from biomass  Voir?

In this study, a novel carboxylate-type liquid zwitterion was developed as a solvent of biomass, which could dissolve cellulose with very low toxicity to microorganisms. Use of this novel solvent enables significant reduction of energy cost for ethanol production from non-food biomass. Thus, second-generation biofuel ethanol production is in sight of practical implementation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(04/12/2017 @ 05:00)
Tox Tunes #112: Chinese Rocks (Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers)  Voir?

In a recent article discussing his favorite songs, food/travel guru Anthony Bourdain comments: “My early honeymoon period with heroin; this song made an other ill considered lifestyle option seem like a good idea.” Bourdain probably wasn’t paying close attention to the lyrics, which describe something other than a wise personal choice: I’m living on a Chinese Rock All my best things are in hock I’m living on a Chinese Rock Everything is in the pawn shop “Chinese Rock” is heroin. According to a commenter on Genius.com, there was an alternate third verse that the Heartbreakers sometimes sang live: And when they set me on my toes At first they thought my pulse was gone I found that I was happy to die And Chinese Rock was the reason why “Chinese ...

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(04/12/2017 @ 04:34)
Chemo FAIL: Toxic chemotherapy found to impair memory, concentration, and brain function while having little or no long-term effect on cancer  Voir?

(Natural News) A study carried out by researchers at the Aarhus University has revealed that chemotherapy affects brain network and impairs cognitive function. As part of the study, a team of health experts enrolled a total of 64 men who underwent testicular cancer surgery. The researchers noted that 22 of these men had chemotherapy following their operation, while 42 patients had... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(03/12/2017 @ 21:50)
Helping Cancer Patients Through the Trauma of Hair Loss Helping Cancer Patients Through the Trauma of Hair Loss  Voir?

Hair loss has a significant and often underappreciated effect on cancer patients'quality of life. Experts provide tips for managing this common treatment toxicity.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(01/12/2017 @ 18:08)
Exposure to chemicals and other toxins found to be the cause of an increase in childhood neurological conditions  Voir?

(Natural News) A study has proven that the primary causes of pervasive developmental disorders are past toxic exposures. Exposure to toxic metals, dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) and organochlorine or organophosphate pesticides/solvents are very common, which may cause hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances. Majority of infants are exposed to mercury thimerosal preservative in vaccines at levels beyond government... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(01/12/2017 @ 12:19)
Immigrant Families in America Today: How Fear and Toxic Stress Are Affecting Daily Life, Well-Being, and Health  Voir?

December 13, 2017 9:30-11:30am ET; Washington, DC. (Source: HSR Information Central)
(01/12/2017 @ 11:28)
Many dental offices are filled with toxic mercury in the air, warns the Health Ranger  Voir?

(Natural News) As astonishing as it may sound, very few dentists are concerned about the amount of mercury they may have floating around in their offices, despite the fact that they often work with patients who have old mercury fillings, says Natural News founder Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. In a recent podcast, Adams said... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(01/12/2017 @ 11:03)
Mechanism of Rhinella icterica (Spix, 1824) toad poisoning using in vitro neurobiological preparations - Oliveira RS, Leal AP, Ogata B, Moreira de Almeida CG, Dos Santos DS, Lorentz LH, Moreira CM, de Castro Figueiredo Bordon K, Arantes EC, Dos Santos TG, Dal Belo CA, Vinad é L.  Voir?

The biological activity of Rhinella icterica toxic secretion (RITS) was evaluated on chick neuromuscular junctions, rat heart ́s tissue and mice hippocampal slices. At chick biventer cervicis preparation, RITS (5, 10 and 20Οg/mL) produced a concentration-... (Source: SafetyLit)
(01/12/2017 @ 07:18)
Toxicology Rounds: Four Facts You Need to Know about ‘Female Viagra'  Voir?

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
(01/12/2017 @ 06:00)
The Controversy and Science Behind Double Sequential Shocks for Refractory V Fib  Voir?

Do or die? Double defibrillation, harnessing two defibrillators to administer simultaneous or double sequential shocks (sometimes called the "one-two punch"), has seen increased use among various EMS agencies. Though well-intentioned and considered by some as an innovative approach to treating shock-resistant ventricular fibrillation (v fib), biphasic double defibrillation is also controversial, off-label and poorly studied. What Do We Actually Know? Double defibrillation is based on the belief that a very high energy shock (achieved by coupling two defibrillators) is needed when v fib is unresponsive to a series of standard shocks at maximum output. How often is this necessary? Studies have shown that while many patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest require multiple shoc...

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(01/12/2017 @ 06:00)
Study shows obesity epidemic in U.S. worsening as now more than HALF of all American kids will develop the condition  Voir?

(Natural News) Despite a renaissance in organic foods and more information available than ever before about how to eat clean and avoid toxic, prepackaged, GMO-laden menus, America's insatiable appetite for unhealthy fare grows — along with our waistlines. According to the most recent figures, more than half of all children in the country — 57... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(30/11/2017 @ 22:25)
Brewery makes algae beer to spotlight threat to Lake Erie  Voir?

A brewery in Ohio is making a batch of green-colored beer called "Algae Blooms" to draw attention to the toxic algae that's been fouling Lake Erie (Source: ABC News: Health)

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(30/11/2017 @ 15:54)
Skin care expert Hillary Peterson, founder of True Botanicals, urges women: Know what's in your face oil  Voir?

After cancer scare, Peterson shuns toxic ingredients. Her company buys organic whenever possible, she says. She warns customers off of lotions and creams. "It has an amazing effect on the skin." (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
(30/11/2017 @ 15:00)
Australian Group Leads Push for Global Ban of Asbestos  Voir?

The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) in Australia has intensified its campaign for a worldwide ban on the use of asbestos. ADRI is producing a special issue for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that includes the first scientific collaboration of so many global leaders aimed at banning asbestos. “This is a big step, something that's never been done before, the research examining the societal transition required for countries to phase out asbestos,” Dr. Ken Takahashi, ADRI director, told Asbestos.com. “It's not going to be an easy task, but we're moving in that direction.” The special issue, “Global Panorama of National Experiences in Public Health Actions to Ban Asbestos,” is aimed particularly at developing countries that ne...

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(30/11/2017 @ 13:59)
Ban on Teflon Chemical Tied to Fewer Low-Weight Babies  Voir?

Researchers estimate that 118,009 low-weight births were prevented from 2003 to 2014, resulting in $13.7 billion in savings. (Source: NYT Health)
(30/11/2017 @ 11:00)
Decontamination following deliberate mass-casualty exposures  Voir?

[wikipedia.org]4 out of 5 stars Decontamination. Houston M, Hendrickson RG. Crit Care Clin 2005:21:653-672. Abstract Looking to finish some Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) tests before the end of the year so I can re-certify in emergency medicine, I discovered that the subspecialty Medical Toxicology reading list modules can be used to comply with these requirements. At this time there are 3 active toxicology reading lists: 2017, 2015 and 2013. In the coming weeks, I will review selected articles from these lists. This  review comes from the October 2005 issue of Critical Care Clinics, which covered the general theme of: “Terrorism and Critical Care: Chemical, Biologic, Radiologic, and Nuclear Weapons.” It deals mainly with external decontamination following C...

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(29/11/2017 @ 23:00)
Uganda:Grains Carry Cancerous Substances, Scientists Warn  Voir?

[Monitor] Kampala -Makerere University researchers have warned that Ugandans are at risk of contracting liver cancer and hepatitis B after several food crops have been found to contain high levels of fungi-produced toxic chemicals called aflatoxins. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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(29/11/2017 @ 07:00)
Biologists taught infusoria to fight poisons  Voir?

(Lomonosov Moscow State University) A team of scientists from the Faculty of Biology of Lomonosov Moscow State University and Laboratory of Aerobic Metabolism in Microorganisms of Skryabin Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms of the Russian Academy of Sciences found a new substance with anti-oxidant properties able protect living organisms from various toxic compounds. The results of the study were published in Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology magazine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(29/11/2017 @ 05:00)
RURO Releases LimitLIS Ž Toxicology Edition  Voir?

RURO's newest solution is tailored toward the unique needs of toxicology testing laboratories. Cloud-based and fully featured, LimitLISÂŽ Toxicology Edition is the first ever laboratory...(PRWeb November 29, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14958401.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

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(29/11/2017 @ 00:00)
The Ancient Andean Tradition of Eating Clay May Have Helped To Protect Health  Voir?

Farmers in Peru's Andean highlands have been consuming clay for centuries. Scientists now think it may have allowed them to eat wild potatoes, which are rich in toxic chemicals.(Image credit: Tony Dunnell) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
(28/11/2017 @ 19:33)
New technique reduces side-effects, improves delivery of chemotherapy nanodrugs  Voir?

(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a new method for delivering chemotherapy nanodrugs that increases the drugs' bioavailability and reduces side-effects. Their study, published online in Scientific Reports, shows that administering an FDA-approved nutrition source prior to chemotherapy can reduce the amount of the toxic drugs that settle in the spleen, liver and kidneys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(28/11/2017 @ 05:00)
Nuclear accident cover-up in Russia: Toxic cloud spreads across Europe  Voir?

(Natural News) After the Russian government initially denied any knowledge there had been a nuclear accident in the country, Moscow is now backtracking with officials saying they've discovered “extremely high” concentrations of a radioactive isotope in parts of the country. The acknowledgment comes amid reports that there had been a nuclear accident in Russia during the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/11/2017 @ 11:13)
Maize pest exploits plant defense compounds to protect itself  Voir?

(Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology) The western corn rootworm continues to be on the rise in Europe. Why attempts to biologically target this crop pest by applying entomopathogenic nematodes have failed, can be explained by the amazing defense strategy of this insect. A new study shows that the rootworm larvae are able to sequester plant defense compounds from maize roots in a non-toxic form and can activate the toxins whenever they need them to protect themselves against their own enemies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(27/11/2017 @ 05:00)
Toxic algae problem becoming a risk to human health and the economy, experts warn  Voir?

(Natural News) What’s tiny but can probably kill you and everyone else around it? Toxic algae, that’s what. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines toxic algae, also known as harmful algal blooms (HABs), as occurrences when colonies of algae, simple plants that live in the sea and freshwater, grow out of control and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(26/11/2017 @ 10:26)
Exposures to automatic dishwashing rinse aids reported to the United Kingdom National Poisons Information Service 2008-2016 - Day RC, Bradberry SM, Sandilands EA, Thomas SHL, Thompson JP, Vale A.  Voir?

OBJECTIVE: To determine the toxicity of rinse aids which are used as drying aids to remove water from crockery. METHODS: Enquiries to the UK National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) were analysed retrospectively for the period January 2008 to De... (Source: SafetyLit)
(24/11/2017 @ 10:09)
Driving children to school exposes them to more pollution  Voir?

Parents who drive their children to school in the UK are unwittingly ‘poisoning' them as toxic fumes are three times higher inside cars than outside and increases the country's obesity problem. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(24/11/2017 @ 07:38)
Deaths Involving Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and U-47700 Deaths Involving Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and U-47700  Voir?

Using toxicologic evidence across multiple states, this report confirms that illicitly manufactured fentanyl and its analogs are key in driving the increase in opioid overdose deaths.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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(24/11/2017 @ 05:14)
Feds block herbal molecule that makes drinking alcohol less dangerous to your liver — Health Ranger  Voir?

(Natural News) In recent weeks Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, exposed yet another monumental fail on the part of the federal government: The Feds are actively blocking the public from learning about an herbal molecule from licorice root that can be added to alcoholic beverages to dramatically reduce the liver toxicity caused... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/11/2017 @ 22:25)
Are ibuprofen plus acetaminophen as good as opioids in treating acute extremity pain  Voir?

3.5 out of 5 stars Effect of a Single Dose of Oral Opioid and Nonopioid Analgesics on Acute Extremity Pain in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Chang AK et al. JAMA 2017;318:1661-1667. Abstract As Dr. Demetrios Kyriacou points out in a must-read editorial accompanying this paper, a growing body of evidence clearly indicates that even short-term opioid use for painful injuries or procedures carries a significant risk of leading to chronic use and potential abuse. We are now realizing the importance of avoiding even limited use of drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone in opioid-naive patients, if at all possible. The authors carried out randomized double-blind trial in adult patients in the emergency department for acute extremity pain who were scheduled to have the ...

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(22/11/2017 @ 20:19)
S.C. Officials Indicted for Exposing Firemen to Asbestos  Voir?

The Marion, South Carolina, city administrator and its fire chief have been indicted on charges of knowingly exposing staff, volunteer workers and community members to toxic asbestos. Both were granted a personal recognizance bond at their arraignment Nov. 17 in the Marion County Courthouse. City Administrator Alan Thomas Ammons and Fire Chief Ralph Walton Cooper III were charged with misconduct in office, conspiracy to violate the Pollution Control Act, and violation of the Pollution Control Act. All three indictments — signed by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson — were filed Nov. 2, 2017. The alleged violations were between Feb. 1 and May 1 of 2017 at the Marion Fire Station. The indictments contend Cooper and Ammons allowed continued use of the facility during that period...

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(22/11/2017 @ 19:46)
Chelation therapy for heavy metal toxicity, the pros and cons  Voir?

(Natural News) With the staggering 80,000 synthetic chemicals lurking in the environment – and over 700 contaminants present at detectable levels in the body of the average American adult – it is clear that modern life poses unprecedented challenges to the immune system. According to medical researcher Dr. Thomas Janossy plus many other integrative healthcare... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/11/2017 @ 10:33)
Alzheimer's Tau protein forms toxic complexes with cell membranes  Voir?

(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) Alzheimer's disease is caused by tangles in the brain made up of malfunctioning aggregated Tau proteins. Scientists at EPFL have discovered a new toxic form of Tau that forms as a result of its interaction with cell membranes. The research is published in Nature Communications and provides novel insights into possible mechanisms by which this protein moves in the brain and kills neurons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(22/11/2017 @ 05:00)
New York Investigation Reveals Housing Authority Falsified Lead-Hazard Reports  Voir?

NEW YORK - The New York Department of Investigation (DOI) on Nov. 15 issued a report indicating that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) failed to conduct mandatory safety inspections for lead paint during a four-year period beginning in 2013 but falsified reports to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development stating that the NYCHA was in compliance with federal laws pertaining to those inspections. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/11/2017 @ 22:23)
MTBE MDL Judge Recommends Remanding Water District's Suit To California Court  Voir?

NEW YORK - The federal judge in New York presiding over litigation stemming from groundwater contamination caused by the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) on Nov. 13 recommended remanding the Orange County Water District's (OCWD) lawsuit to California federal court, finding that all consolidated pretrial proceedings in the suit have been completed (In re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Products liability Litigation, MDL 1358, Orange County Water District v. Unocal, et al., No. 04 Civ. 4968, S.D. N.Y., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 187458). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/11/2017 @ 22:23)
Class Certification Not 'Ripe' For Decision In Drinking Water Case, Judge Says  Voir?

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - A federal judge in Indiana on Nov. 16 ruled that a group of plaintiffs asserting claims of personal injury from exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE), vinyl chloride, benzene and other chemicals is not entitled to class certification (Opal Millman v. United Technologies Corporation, et al., No. 16-312, N.D. Ind.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 189638). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/11/2017 @ 22:23)
Judge Remands Groundwater Case; Defendants Failed To Show Fraudulent Joinder  Voir?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A federal judge in Alabama on Nov. 7 remanded a groundwater contamination lawsuit to Alabama state court, ruling that it lacked jurisdiction over the case and finding that the defendants failed to demonstrate that the plaintiff fraudulently joined a local defendant (The Waters Works and Sewer Board of the Town of Centre v. 3M Company, et al., No. 17-1026, N.D. Ala.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 184161). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/11/2017 @ 22:23)
Parties Send Letters To Judge Arguing Standing In Tainted Groundwater Lawsuit  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - NL Industries Inc. on Nov. 14 sent a letter to the New Jersey federal judge presiding over a groundwater contamination lawsuit, contending that the plaintiffs' argument that a ruling from the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals is relevant to the case at hand is "clearly distinguishable from the present case and has little relevance" (Raritan Baykeeper Inc., et al. v. NL Industries Inc., et al., No. 09-4117, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/11/2017 @ 22:23)
Groups Seek Ruling That EPA Must Grant Or Deny Permit Petitions By March 1, 2018  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Environmental advocacy groups on Nov. 3 filed a brief in District of Columbia federal court seeking summary judgment and a declaration that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency has violated federal law by failing to perform his "nondiscretionary duty to grant or deny" the groups' petitions, which challenge approval of a permit for a petrochemical manufacturing facility operated by ExxonMobil (Environmental Integrity Project, et al. v. Scott Pruitt, No. 17-1439, D. D.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/11/2017 @ 22:23)
Panel Grants Company's Motion To Change Venue In Chemical Injury Case  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A California appellate panel on Nov. 6 vacated a trial court's decision and ruled that a lawsuit filed by an environmental advocacy organization against Dow Agrosciences LLC related to alleged exposure to chemicals that cause cancer should be moved to a different venue, as requested by the company (Dow Agrosciences LLC v. The Superior Court of Alameda County, No. A150854, Calif. App., 1st Dist., Div. 4). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/11/2017 @ 22:23)
Judge Orders Evidentiary Hearing In Groundwater Contamination Lawsuit  Voir?

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A federal judge in North Carolina on Nov. 6 ordered a hearing on evidentiary issues in a groundwater contamination lawsuit, as a North Carolina resident and the company he contends dumped toxic chemicals in his water supply continue to debate what evidence is admissible in the case (Kent Stahle v. CTS Corporation, No. 14-48, W.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/11/2017 @ 22:23)
Flint Water Defendants: Involuntary Manslaughter Charges Are Inaccurate  Voir?

DETROIT - Two employees of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on Nov. 10 moved in Michigan federal court to strike portions of an amended complaint filed by residents of the city of Flint, Mich., contending that the plaintiffs "inaccurately allege that Defendants have been charged with involuntary manslaughter" in connection with the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city (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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(21/11/2017 @ 22:23)
Monsanto: Glyphosate Cancer Evidence Is 'Unreliable,' Constitutes 'Junk Science'  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on Nov. 10 filed a brief in the multidistrict litigation for the herbicide Roundup in California federal court, arguing that the evidence offered by the plaintiffs' expert concerning the carcinogenic properties of Roundup's active ingredient glyphosate is "unreliable" and constitutes "junk science" (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/11/2017 @ 22:23)
Monsanto, Farm Groups Sue California Agency For Listing Glyphosate As Carcinogenic  Voir?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Monsanto Co. and numerous agricultural trade groups on Nov. 15 filed a lawsuit in California federal court against two state agencies and their directors, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent them from "mandating false, misleading, and highly controversial cancer warnings concerning the herbicide glyphosate" (National Association of Wheat Growers, et al. v. Lauren Zeise, et al., No. 17-at-1224, E.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/11/2017 @ 22:23)
Panel Reverses, Remands To Adjust $1.15B Verdict In California Lead Paint Case  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A California appeals panel on Nov. 14 reversed and remanded a $1.15 billion verdict against the former makers of lead paint in a public nuisance lawsuit brought by the state of California, concluding that "substantial evidences does not support causation as to residences built after 1950." Upon remand, the panel directed the trial court to recalculate the amount of the award to limit it to the amount necessary to cover the cost of remediating pre-1951 homes (The People v. ConAgra Grocery Products Company, et al., No. H040880, Calif. App., 6th Dist.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Detox heavy metals from your body with these 10 foods  Voir?

(Natural News) The scientific community has long established that the accumulation of heavy metals in the body may result in a plethora of adverse health conditions. In fact, a meta analysis published in Molecular, Clinical and Environmental Toxicology confirms that processing heavy metals not only contaminates the environment but also compromises the body’s overall well being.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(20/11/2017 @ 19:59)
French Oncologists Upgrade Mesothelioma Standard of Care  Voir?

Oncologists throughout France have joined the U.S.-based National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) in upgrading their recommended standard-of-care treatment regimen for unresectable pleural mesothelioma. Both groups have added bevacizumab (Avastin) to the traditional cisplatin and pemetrexed chemotherapy combination, expecting to see longer patient survival. “This is a major advancement for the care of mesothelioma patients,” Dr. Gerard Zalcman, head of thoracic oncology at Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital, told Asbestos.com. “Clearly, this drug can change the natural history of this tumor.” Bevacizumab is known as an angiogenesis drug. It works by inhibiting a specific protein that stimulates the formation of new blood vessels in tumors, effectively slowing the growth of cancer c...

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(20/11/2017 @ 13:25)
Young scientist wins PETA Science Consortium Award for Commitment to Animal-Free Research  Voir?

(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) The results are in for the PETA International Science Consortium's contest to send one early-career scientist to the annual four-day workshop at the prestigious Institute for In Vitro Sciences. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill toxicology doctoral student Brett Winters is the winner. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(20/11/2017 @ 05:00)
HKU Professor Kenneth Leung conferred as a Fellow SETAC  Voir?

(The University of Hong Kong) Professor Kenneth Leung Mei-yee of the Swire Institute of Marine Science and School of Biological Sciences of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has been conferred as a Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) which currently has about 6500 professional members from over 100 countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(20/11/2017 @ 05:00)
VTT develops disposable optical test substrate for detecting harmful microbes  Voir?

(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) Harmful microbes and toxic micromolecules in food and drinking water can cause serious health problems around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(20/11/2017 @ 05:00)
Girl with rare 'childhood Alzheimer's' turns 8  Voir?

Eliza O'Neill, eight, suffers from Sanfilippo syndrome, known as childhood Alzheimers, which results in toxic waste in the brain. Her family began a foundation in South Carolina to find a cure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(17/11/2017 @ 21:04)
7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 17, 2017  Voir?

[Image from unsplash.com]From Skyline Medical’s joint venture to Lensar receiving FDA clearance and CE Mark, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Skyline Medical launches JV deal with Helomics Skyline Medical announced in a Nov. 15 press release that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Helomics. The agreement comes after a strategic collaboration between the companies that allows Skyline to reach more markets. The joint venture leverages the Helomics D-Chip platform to develop and market new approaches for personalized cancer diagnostics and care. 2. iReliev launches wearable arthritis-treatment EMS/Tens patch iReliev recently introduced its PlayMakar Wireless EMS + TENS Unit that helps treat chronic pain from arthri...

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(17/11/2017 @ 17:50)
Health Ranger: How I beat type-2 diabetes using food, nutrition and exercise, avoiding a lifetime of insulin and toxic pharma drugs  Voir?

(Natural News) Two decades ago, I was on the path to a lifetime of type-2 diabetes. Living on processed foods and lacking exercise, I suffered from hypoglycemia, high cholesterol and numerous other health problems. Like millions of people have now achieved, however, I turned my health around with simple but powerful changes in food, nutrition... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(17/11/2017 @ 12:17)
Impact of clinical pharmacist intervention on antimicrobial use in a small 164-bed hospital  Voir?

This study concludes that Clinical Pharmacist Interventions on antimicrobial prescriptions may be effective in enhancing appropriate use of antimicrobials, reducing their toxicity, reducing the use of special-vigilance drugs and reducing overall antimicrobial cost (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))

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(17/11/2017 @ 10:52)
BfR supports EFSA and ECHA with the development of European guidelines for the health assessment of endocrine disruptors  Voir?

(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) On behalf of the European Food Safety Authority, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment hosted a hearing of experts on the practicability of hormone measurements in toxicological studies in Berlin on Oct. 18-19, 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(17/11/2017 @ 05:00)
Clinical characteristics and outcome of toxicity from Amanita mushroom poisoning - Trakulsrichai S, Sriapha C, Tongpoo A, Udomsubpayakul U, Wongvisavakorn S, Srisuma S, Wananukul W.  Voir?

OBJECTIVE: To describe and analyze the clinical characteristics and outcome of amatoxin poisoning cases. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of amatoxin poisoning cases from Ramathibodi Poison Center Toxic Exposure Surveillance Syste... (Source: SafetyLit)
(17/11/2017 @ 04:17)
Toxic algae becoming severe threat nationwide  Voir?

Outbreaks have been reported in every state, a trend likely to accelerate as climate change boosts warmer temperatures (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(16/11/2017 @ 22:13)
Metabolic recycling of ammonia via glutamate dehydrogenase supports breast cancer biomass  Voir?

Ammonia is a ubiquitous by-product of cellular metabolism; however, the biological consequences of ammonia production are not fully understood, especially in cancer. We found that ammonia is not merely a toxic waste product but is recycled into central amino acid metabolism to maximize nitrogen utilization. In our experiments, human breast cancer cells primarily assimilated ammonia through reductive amination catalyzed by glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH); secondary reactions enabled other amino acids, such as proline and aspartate, to directly acquire this nitrogen. Metabolic recycling of ammonia accelerated proliferation of breast cancer. In mice, ammonia accumulated in the tumor microenvironment and was used directly to generate amino acids through GDH activity. These data show that ammonia...

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(16/11/2017 @ 00:00)
After attacking coconut oil as "dangerous" and pushing blood pressure drugs as the solution, American Heart Association president suffers a heart attack  Voir?

(Natural News) In what appears to be a clear case of irony, the president of the American Heart Association, John Warner, suffered what doctors say was a minor heart attack earlier this week after his organization advised Americans earlier this year to stop using butter in their foods and replace it with toxic, artery-clogging vegetable... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(15/11/2017 @ 21:01)
Bacterial infection WARNING: A simple scratch could cause THIS rare and deadly condition  Voir?

TOXIC shock syndrome symptoms includes shedding skin, blood pressure dropping, and even heart failure. It 's a rare, but potentially lethal, bacterial condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
(15/11/2017 @ 15:09)
Toxic shock syndrome: How a simple scratch could cause a rare and DEADLY condition  Voir?

TOXIC shock syndrome symptoms includes shedding skin, blood pressure dropping, and even heart failure. It 's a rare, but potentially lethal, bacterial condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
(15/11/2017 @ 13:02)
Toxic algal blooms can be easily eliminated by adding hydrogen peroxide to ocean water  Voir?

(Natural News) A series of trials conducted at the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads National Park in the U.K. proved to be successful in eliminating golden algae (Prymnesium parvum) using only the common hair-bleaching agent, hydrogen peroxide. This is incredibly exciting news, especially for wildlife experts in Texas who have been battling the proliferation of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(15/11/2017 @ 11:11)
Financial Toxicity Financial Distress  Voir?

Financial Toxicity (Predicting Financial Distress) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)

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(15/11/2017 @ 07:00)
Humanity is a "suicide cult" that deliberately poisons the food supply feeding its own children  Voir?

(Natural News) It’s interesting that 15,000 scientists have just signed a new warning letter that explains humanity is committing suicide by destroying planet Earth with toxic chemicals, resource depletion, deforestation, ocean life depletion and more. This follows my own designation of humanity as a “suicide cult” that seems sure to destroy itself through the mass... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(14/11/2017 @ 11:00)
Low dose, constant drip: Pharmaceutical and personal care pollution impacts aquatic life  Voir?

(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) Traditional toxicity testing underestimates the risk that pharmaceutical and personal care product pollution poses to freshwater ecosystems. Criteria that account for ecological disruption -- not just organism death -- are needed to protect surface waters, which are under pressure from a growing population and escalating synthetic chemical use. So reports a new study published this week in Elementa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(14/11/2017 @ 05:00)
The only detox you'll ever need (video)  Voir?

(American Chemical Society) People talk all the time about how they need to 'detox.' And there's a line of companies a mile long waiting to sell you juices and smoothies that claim to cleanse your body of harmful toxins. But the good news is your body is working hard to clear out toxins before you spend a dime on expensive products. Toxicology expert Raychelle Burks explains how in this kale-free episode of Reactions: https://youtu.be/zv0chkuT7cQ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(14/11/2017 @ 05:00)
Low dose, constant drip: Pharmaceutical & personal care pollution impacts aquatic life  Voir?

(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) Traditional toxicity testing underestimates the risk that pharmaceutical and personal care product pollution poses to freshwater ecosystems. Criteria that account for ecological disruption -- not just organism death -- are needed to protect surface waters, which are under pressure from a growing population and escalating synthetic chemical use. So reports a new study published this week in Elementa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(14/11/2017 @ 05:00)
United Airlines resumes service to New Delhi after flights grounded by pollution  Voir?

United Airlines announced Monday that it has resumed service between Newark, New Jersey and New Delhi after toxic smog grounded the air carrier earlier in the day.    The Indian capital's air quality, notoriously poor, was especially bad this week — 10 times worse than Beijing, which holds the distinction of having the world's most polluted air, per the Washington Post. Some areas of New Delhi were polluted up to 40 times the level the World Health Or ganization deems safe. United compared… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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(13/11/2017 @ 22:12)
Insane feminist goes on national TV to claim "women can do no wrong" and all men are "toxic"  Voir?

(Natural News) Men who embody their God-given roles as leaders, protectors, and warriors in society are doing it all wrong, according to Fox News “insider” and political columnist Cathy Areu. During a recent segment on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” this feminist magazine publisher tried really hard to make that case that masculinity is “toxic,” insisting that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(13/11/2017 @ 19:18)
NYPD Honors Flores for Work with Asbestos-Related Diseases  Voir?

New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill recently appointed mesothelioma specialist Dr. Raja Flores to the Society of Honorary Police Surgeons. The prestigious appointment stems from Flores' continued, long-running service to so many first responders — particularly policemen and firemen from the 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attack in 2001. Although Flores has received many honors throughout his medical career, this one might be his most appreciated. “This is a huge honor for me,” Flores told Asbsetos.com. “I come from a family of cops. Police work is in my blood. My grandfather and grandmother were cops. My uncles were cops, too. It truly is a privilege to serve these men and women who put their lives on the line for us every day.” Flores, a thoracic surgeon...

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(13/11/2017 @ 15:01)
Rethinking mercury: the role of selenium in the pathophysiology of mercury toxicity - Spiller HA.  Voir?

INTRODUCTION: There is increasing evidence that the pathophysiological target of mercury is in fact selenium, rather than the covalent binding of mercury to sulfur in the body's ubiquitous sulfhydryl groups. The role of selenium in mercury poisoning is mul... (Source: SafetyLit)
(13/11/2017 @ 13:18)
Smog chokes Indian capital as emergency measures fail to bring relief  Voir?

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A thick cloud of toxic smog 10 times the recommended limit enveloped India's capital, New Delhi, on Monday, as government officials struggled to tackle a public health crisis that is well into its second week. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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(13/11/2017 @ 10:15)
Elimination organs hit the hardest by air pollution: Toxic particles cause cancer in the kidneys, bladder, bowel and lungs  Voir?

(Natural News) Air pollution causes a myriad of illnesses, most notably diseases concerning the heart and lungs. Now a groundbreaking study has revealed that the toxins we are inhaling daily may also cause kidney and bladder cancer. According to Dr. Michelle Turner, first author of the study: “This research suggests that air pollution was not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(13/11/2017 @ 10:14)
TRICS-3 Disputes'Liberal' RBC Transfusions at Cardiac Surgery TRICS-3 Disputes'Liberal' RBC Transfusions at Cardiac Surgery  Voir?

"Blood is expensive and blood is toxic," points out an observer of the largest-yet trial looking at the issue: good reasons to avoid transfusions in cardiac surgery only to keep hemoglobin levels high.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
(12/11/2017 @ 23:45)
Toxic proteins that cause Alzheimer's can develop in your liver and kidneys, then migrate to the brain like cancer, shocking new study finds  Voir?

(Natural News) No one really knows what causes Alzheimer’s, but recent studies on the disease are promising. Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada have discovered that Alzheimer’s-causing proteins can be formed in the liver and the kidneys, and then transported to the brain through the blood. These toxic proteins, known as beta-amyloids,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(12/11/2017 @ 10:52)
Military service members face unique and sustained threats to optimal brain health  Voir?

(Society for Neuroscience) Military service exposes soldiers to a unique set of physical challenges, including toxic chemicals and traumatic brain injury, which can have profound effects on their health and well-being. New research examines the effects of military-related brain disorders and possible paths toward treatment, as well as a potential way to harness our brain's learning capabilities to better train pilots. The studies were presented today at Neuroscience 2017, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(12/11/2017 @ 05:00)
Passengers in planes filled with toxic fumes to be sent to specialist NHS clinic  Voir?

FLIGHT passengers and crews showing signs of cabin fume poisoning are to be sent to a specialist NHS clinic in what is seen as the first official acknowledgement of aerotoxic syndrome. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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(12/11/2017 @ 00:01)
Fire trucks to spray Indian capital amid deepening smog emergency  Voir?

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to use fire trucks to spray water over parts of its capital to combat toxic smog and dust that has triggered a pollution emergency, with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(10/11/2017 @ 17:27)
Let Men Have Feelings  Voir?

We need to address toxic masculinity without taking away from the stories being shared or those who are bravely coming forward. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
(10/11/2017 @ 17:13)
India to spray water over New Delhi to combat toxic smog  Voir?

India plans to spray water over its capital, New Delhi, to combat toxic smog that has triggered a pollution emergency, officials said on Friday, with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend. (Source: CBC | Health)
(10/11/2017 @ 14:39)
Ask Well: Do Pesticides Get Into the Flesh of Fruits and Vegetables?  Voir?

Some pesticides are actually designed to be absorbed into the tissue of the fruit or vegetable to protect it from pests (Source: NYT Health)
(10/11/2017 @ 11:00)
India to spray capital from on high amid deepening smog emergency  Voir?

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to spray water over its capital, New Delhi, to try to combat toxic smog that has triggered a pollution emergency, officials said on Friday, with conditions expected to get worse over the weekend. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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(10/11/2017 @ 08:30)
Sleep apnea is linked to Alzheimer's disease, study finds  Voir?

A study from New York found that those with sleep apnea are at a higher risk of  developing Alzheimer's disease due to build up of a toxic protein in the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(10/11/2017 @ 08:12)
Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting - December 7-8, 2017  Voir?

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
(09/11/2017 @ 17:00)
Peer Review of RoC Monograph - January 24, 2018  Voir?

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
(09/11/2017 @ 17:00)
Zimbabwe:Beware of Mushroom Poisoning  Voir?

[The Herald] The rainy season beckons, and once again we feel duty-bound to raise the red flag, true to the dictum a stitch in time saves nine. Wild mushrooms account for a large number of food poisoning fatalities the world over, a development related to the morphology of fungi that makes it almost impossible to distinguish between edible and toxic species. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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(09/11/2017 @ 07:39)
New Delhi declares emergency as toxic smog thickens by the hour  Voir?

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian capital declared a pollution emergency and banned the entry of trucks and construction activity as a toxic smog hung over the city for a third day on Thursday and air quality worsened by the hour. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Perovskites in catalysis and electrocatalysis  Voir?

Catalysts for chemical and electrochemical reactions underpin many aspects of modern technology and industry, from energy storage and conversion to toxic emissions abatement to chemical and materials synthesis. This role necessitates the design of highly active, stable, yet earth-abundant heterogeneous catalysts. In this Review, we present the perovskite oxide family as a basis for developing such catalysts for (electro)chemical conversions spanning carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen chemistries. A framework for rationalizing activity trends and guiding perovskite oxide catalyst design is described, followed by illustrations of how a robust understanding of perovskite electronic structure provides fundamental insights into activity, stability, and mechanism in oxygen electrocatalysis. We conclud...

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(09/11/2017 @ 00:00)
Skyline Medical to explore CRO biz, nixes CytoBiosciences merger deal  Voir?

Skyline Medical today revealed plans for joint ventures with Helomics and CytoBiosciences looking to to explore services in the contract research organization industry, adding that it canceled its pending merger with CytoBiosciences to focus on the JVs. The Minneapolis, Minn.-based company said that the expansion into the CRO field “represents a major opportunity for Skyline.” “Personalized medicine, fueled by genomic testing and tailored treatment, is changing the world of healthcare. Both Helomics and CytoBioscience are established, revenue-producing businesses that provide services at the cutting edge of these compelling markets and we are excited to leverage these partnerships to position Skyline for long term growth,” Skyline Medical CEO Dr. Carl Schwartz said...

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(08/11/2017 @ 15:47)
Senate Introduces Latest Attempt to Ban Asbestos  Voir?

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., introduced legislation in Congress this week that would effectively ban all use of asbestos. The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2017 is the sixth legislative attempt to ban the toxic substance in the last 20 years. All previous bills failed to gain enough support. While the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) already includes asbestos on its top ten chemicals for risk review by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Merkley's legislation could speed the process considerably. What Would the Bill to Ban Asbestos Do? According to Merkley's congressional office, the legislation would: Disallow, within a year, the manufacturing, processing, use or distribution of commercial asbestos other than described in the EPA's standing rule. Impose r...

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(08/11/2017 @ 14:19)
AE Risks With Combined Tx for Advanced Breast CA AE Risks With Combined Tx for Advanced Breast CA  Voir?

Individual targeted agents carry different degrees of risk for severe toxicities, but early management may prevent or reduce negative effect on quality of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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(08/11/2017 @ 13:12)
Plaintiffs In Groundwater Case Say Expert's Deposition Changes Should Be Permitted  Voir?

GREENVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi residents who sued a company alleging that it is liable for groundwater contamination filed a brief in Mississippi federal court on Oct. 18, arguing that their expert's errata sheet testimony changes should be permitted. However, if they are not permitted, the plaintiffs' expert has offered to withdraw his changes and file a supplemental report instead (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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(08/11/2017 @ 05:41)
Company: Allowing Plaintiff's Evidence At This Stage Would Be 'Highly Prejudicial'  Voir?

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A company sued for allegedly contaminating a man's groundwater supply filed a brief on Oct. 13 in North Carolina federal court, arguing that the plaintiff's "newly disclosed evidence and expert opinion" should be excluded because it would be "highly prejudicial" to allow that evidence to be admitted at this stage of the litigation (Kent Stahle v. CTS Corporation, No. 14-48, W.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/11/2017 @ 05:41)
Judge: Alternative Burden For Remediation Of MTBE-Tainted Water 'Not Supported'  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on Nov. 1 denied ExxonMobil Corp.'s and ExxonMobil Oil Corp.'s motion for partial summary judgment regarding damages associated with remediation costs pertaining to groundwater contamination caused by methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), concluding that the defendants' proposed alternative burden for determining proper remediation was "not supported by good cause" (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Amerada Hess Corporation, No. 15-6468, D. N.J.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180986). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/11/2017 @ 05:41)
Judge Rejects Chevron's Request That Ecuadorian Claimants Post Security Costs  Voir?

TORONTO - The Ontario Court of Appeals on Oct. 31 found that in the interests of justice, a group of Ecuadorian claimants, who are attempting to enforce a $9.5 billion environmental damage ruling in their favor, should not be required to post security costs and denied a request by Chevron Corp. and its subsidiary seeking costs (Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation, No. 2017 ONCA 827, Ontario App.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/11/2017 @ 05:41)
Argentine Judge Refuses To Recognize Ecuadorian Award In Lago Agrio Case  Voir?

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A judge in Argentina on Oct. 31 rejected and refused to recognize a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for remediation damages, which was handed down in an Ecuadorian court in a case brought by an attorney representing a group of residents who contend that the company injured them while conducting oil operations in the Lago Agrio region of Ecuador (Aguinda Salazar Maria, et al. v. Chevron Corporation, No. 97260/2012, Nat. Civ. Ct. No. 61, Buenos Aires, Argentina). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/11/2017 @ 05:41)
Glyphosate Exposure Causes Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Plaintiffs Say  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - The plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation for the herbicide Roundup on Oct. 27 filed a brief in California federal court, contending that there is "overwhelming evidence - whether it be the epidemiology, toxicology, or mechanistic data - that exposure to glyphosate-based formulations (GBFs) causes" non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/11/2017 @ 05:41)
Amended Complaint In Flint Water Crisis Seeks Unnamed Amount Of Punitive Damages  Voir?

DETROIT - A class of plaintiffs who sued Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, members of his administration, state environmental workers, and other parties associated with the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., on Oct. 27 filed an amended complaint in Michigan federal court seeking an unspecified amount of punitive damages for allegedly exacerbating the crisis (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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(08/11/2017 @ 05:41)
North Carolina County Sues DowDuPont For Contaminating Groundwater, Seeks Damages  Voir?

WILMINGTON, N.C. - A county in North Carolina on Oct. 31 sued DowDuPont Inc., seeking an unspecified amount of punitive damages for allegedly contaminating the local groundwater supply by dumping toxic substances into the Cape Fear River while "assuring the EPA and state agencies that they were doing no such thing" (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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(08/11/2017 @ 05:41)
Men Injured By Lithium Battery On Fracking Rig May Appeal Dismissal, Judge Says  Voir?

OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal judge in Oklahoma on Oct. 24 ruled that two men who were injured by a lithium battery that exploded during a hydraulic fracturing operation could appeal a ruling dismissing negligence claims against the fracking companies because the order was final according to federal rules of procedure (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, et al. and Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation v. Engineered Power LP, et al., No. 15-145, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/11/2017 @ 05:41)
Glass Manufacturer: Claims Of Tainted Groundwater 'Inadmissible Speculation'  Voir?

PITTSBURGH - Glass manufacturer PPG Industries Inc. on Oct. 16 filed a brief in a Pennsylvania federal court, contending that "several of the Plaintiffs' purported material facts consist of inadmissible speculation" in relation to groundwater contamination claims that environmental groups have brought against the company (PennEnvironment, et al. v. PPG Industries Inc., et al., No. 12-342, W.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/11/2017 @ 05:41)
4th Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Groundwater Case Against U.S. Government  Voir?

RICHMOND, Va. - A panel of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 20, in an unpublished opinion, affirmed a ruling that a group of residents lacked standing to sue the U.S. Army for allegedly contaminating their groundwater supply with waste that was dumped from a military installation (Angela Pieper v. United States of America, No. 16-2035, 4th Cir.; 2017 U.S. App, LEXIS 20796). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Power Company To Pay $22.2M To Reduce Volatile Organic Compound Emissions  Voir?

DENVER - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Oct. 31 announced that the federal government, state of Colorado and PDC Energy Inc. reached an agreement in Colorado federal court, wherein the company would spend $22.2 million to resolve allegations that its emissions contained excessive levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that violated the Clean Air Act (United States of America, et al. v. PDC Energy, Inc., No. 17-1552, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Maryland Appeals Panel Affirms Man's Damages For Lead-Paint Injuries  Voir?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A Maryland appeals panel on Nov. 1 affirmed a trial court's ruling that awarded damages to a man who contended that he was poisoned by lead paint while living in an apartment, concluding that the evidence indicated a causal relationship between lead exposure and the injuries the plaintiff demonstrated (Stanley Sugarman, et al. v. Chauncey Liles, Jr., No. 1460, Md. Spec. App., Sept. Term 2016; 2017 Md. App. LEXIS 1091). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Company: Lead Injury Case Should Be Dismissed; Plaintiff Did Not Mitigate Damages  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - American Cyanamid Co., which is one of the companies being sued by plaintiffs who contend that they are liable for lead-paint poisoning, on Nov. 3 filed a brief in Wisconsin federal court responding to one of the plaintiffs' statement of facts and arguing that the claims "are barred in whole or in part due to a failure to mitigate his damages" (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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North Dakota: EPA Documents Call For Change In Cases Pertaining To Waste Disposal  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The state of North Dakota on Oct. 26 filed a notice of supplemental authority in District of Columbia federal court contending that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has issued documents that "represent a significant change" regarding litigation pertaining to the nondiscretionary duty under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to review and, if necessary, revise regulations for wastes associated with the exploration, development or production of crude oil, natural gas or geothermal energy (Environmental Integrity Project, et al. v. Scott Pruitt, No. 17-5010, D.C. Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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6th Circuit Revives Residents' Class Action Over Oil Company's Emissions  Voir?

DETROIT - A class action brought by residents who claim a nearby oil company's emissions are contaminating their properties was revived by a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Oct. 26 after it found that the plaintiffs' claims are timely because the allegedly harmful emissions have continued to occur within the last three years (Gregory Cole, et al. v. Marathon Oil Corporation, et al., No. 16-2660, 6th Cir.) (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Agent Orange Injury Class Action May Proceed, Judge Says  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A judge in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Oct. 25 denied a motion filed by the U.S. government seeking to dismiss a class action brought by the surviving spouses of servicemen who died from injuries allegedly caused by exposure to Agent Orange (Patricia Haddock, et al. v. The United States, No. 16-1423, Fed. Clms.; 2017 U.S. Claims LEXIS 1333). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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When Strategies Go Awry: Part I In A Series On Cognitive Biases And Their Impact  Voir?

By Laura A. Frase We make decisions every day. With simple questions, we normally rely upon intuition, feelings, instincts or automatic reactions to make a decision (ex: do I turn left or right?). Our brains make thousands, if not millions, of these types of decisions, with seemingly little effort or analysis. "Judgment pervades human experience."1 These intellectual shortcuts save time, take less effort and allow us to choose quickly. We do not take the time, for example, to decide which foot to put forward when we walk; we decide automatically or on "gut instinct". If we fully analyzed every simple decision, we would be paralyzed and unable to function in our daily lives. We traditionally believe that we make rational and logical decisions; we "absorb information, process it, and come up...

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New model may provide insights on neurocognitive disorders caused by HIV  Voir?

(Wiley) HIV infects certain cells in the brain called microglia, and infected microglia release toxic and inflammatory molecules that can impair or kill surrounding neurons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(08/11/2017 @ 05:00)
Delhi, Blanketed in Toxic Haze, ‘ Has Become a Gas Chamber '  Voir?

Prolonged exposure to the air in the Indian capital is equivalent to smoking more than two packs of cigarettes a day, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)

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(07/11/2017 @ 15:41)
Toenails, saliva and urine could answer questions about Giant Mine's toxic legacy  Voir?

About 200 people in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilo have given toenail clippings, urine and saliva samples to researchers for a new study, which will measure how much arsenic is in their body. (Source: CBC | Health)
(07/11/2017 @ 12:00)
Nigeria:Toxic Towns - Testing Toxicity in Kaduna Villages  Voir?

[Daily Trust] Rido village is a settlement located behind Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC), 16km away from Kaduna, capital of Kaduna State in North-west Nigeria. It is a sparsely populated multilingual community. Juji Barde village, too, is situated behind the company not far from Rido. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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(07/11/2017 @ 09:48)
Breaking new ground in toxicogenomics  Voir?

Experts reviewed an approach proposed by National Toxicology Program scientists for analyzing and interpreting chemical potency. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(07/11/2017 @ 03:17)
Tox Challenge — stage two winners announced  Voir?

Toxicity Testing Challenge named five winners for their innovative approaches to including metabolites in high-throughput screenings. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(07/11/2017 @ 03:17)
A stinging suspicion something was just not right: methamphetamine toxicity in infant mimics scorpion envenomation - Pariury HE, Steiniger AM, Lowe MC.  Voir?

The sting from Centuroides sculpturatus, commonly known as the bark scorpion, is a serious medical problem and can be potentially fatal to young children. Centuroides sculpturatus envenomation can cause a wide spectrum of symptoms, often including autonomi... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Electronic cigarette exposure: calls to Wisconsin poison control centers, 2010-2015 - Weiss D, Tomasallo CD, Meiman JG, Creswell PD, Melstrom PC, Gummin DD, Patel DJ, Michaud NT, Sebero HA, Anderson HA.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine and flavorings by aerosol and have been marketed in the United States since 2007. Because e-cigarettes have increased in popularity, toxicity potential from device misuse and malfun... (Source: SafetyLit)
(07/11/2017 @ 02:21)
Toxic for generations: Kids born to chemo survivors are increasingly infertile, having 72% fewer children  Voir?

(Natural News) What are the generational health effects caused by chemotherapy? Precisely, which genes are turned on and off when a cancer patient is inundated with these toxic chemical agents? Do the chemotherapy-inflicted epigenetic changes pass on to the offspring of the patient and how do these changes impact fertility for future generations? Chemotherapy has lasting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(06/11/2017 @ 23:12)
New Limits Threaten EPA 's Asbestos Review  Voir?

After pushback from the chemical industry, President Donald Trump's administration is scaling back a congressionally mandated review of asbestos and other deadly chemicals. Toxic minerals in widespread use will be excluded from the revamped Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which last December included asbestos among the top 10 dangerous chemicals the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must review. Reducing the scope of the review will potentially leave millions of tons of asbestos and other toxic substances in homes and businesses. The Trump administration reportedly wants to limit risk evaluations of the top 10 toxic threats to new products being imported, sold or manufactured in the U.S. For asbestos, this means only a few hundred tons of the toxic mineral imported each year wil...

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(06/11/2017 @ 14:43)
Trained T-cells to target toxic viruses in pediatric patients  Voir?

(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Michael Pulsipher, MD, of the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, along with Michael Keller, MD from Children's National Health System in Washington, DC, have been awarded $4.8 million by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to study the use of a new T-cell therapy to help fight active viral infections in children with severe immune deficiencies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(06/11/2017 @ 05:00)
Fish with a side of plastic?  Voir?

Our ancestors thrived on eating fish fresh from the ocean. After all, fish is a pure source of protein and healthy omega-3 fats. But our modern fish supply is vastly different than anything our ancestors ate. As our oceans have become more and more polluted, so has our seafood. In fact, the fish on your dinner plate today is likely loaded with plastic trash. Let me explain… Every year, billions of pounds of plastic waste pour into our oceans and rivers. I’m talking about things like grocery bags, drinking straws, water bottles and more. It’s now estimated that up to 51 trillion pieces of plastic contaminate our oceans. In addition, millions of tiny microbeads flow into your local sewer system every day. Manufacturers add these gritty specks to face and body scrubs, s...

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(03/11/2017 @ 19:23)
Hindu tradition of throwing ‘Holi' colors may carry health risks  Voir?

(Reuters Health) – An ancient Hindu tradition may carry new health risks, researchers warn, because modern versions of colored powder and liquids thrown during the Holi festival contain toxic agents and may damage eyes, skin and lungs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(03/11/2017 @ 16:10)
NTP Update - November 2017 now available  Voir?

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
(03/11/2017 @ 16:00)
Cleaner water with nanoparticles: Toxic metals such as cadmium can be removed from freshwater safely with this innovative application  Voir?

(Natural News) Nanotechnology has a multitude of environmental uses, and researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara have discovered another one. They found that sulfurized nano-zero-valent iron (FeSSi) could be used to remove cadmium toxicity from freshwater. According to ScienceDaily.com, the researchers came to this conclusion after simulating a rain event that washed toxic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(03/11/2017 @ 09:24)
Slowing Breast Cancer Progression May Improve Quality of Life, Study Finds  Voir?

BOSTON (CBS) – Certain patients with advanced breast cancer can extend their quality of life by delaying disease progression. German scientists found that women who received a drug cocktail to slow down the cancer enjoyed a better quality of life for a longer period of time compared to those who did not receive the treatment. It’s becoming increasingly important to strike a balance between quantity of life and quality of life when it comes to cancer care.  For many patients, the goal is not just to extend life but to make sure that that additional life is worth living. Sometimes cancer treatments can be so toxic and continuing may not always be desirable, but for these study patients, the combination of drugs not only slowed the disease but helped patients maintain good health-rel...

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(02/11/2017 @ 22:36)
In The Wake Of Chemical Fires, Texans Worry About Toxic Effects  Voir?

(Source: NPR Health and Science)

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Hydrogen peroxide ingestion with injury to upper gastrointestinal tract - Martin JV, Sugawa C.  Voir?

Hydrogen peroxide is a common over-the-counter solution that has developed a growing body of literature regarding toxic ingestion. Intentional ingestion of high concentration hydrogen peroxide for health purposes has gained popularity in certain patient po... (Source: SafetyLit)
(02/11/2017 @ 17:09)
Repurposed antifungal exhibits promising results  Voir?

A novel oral formulation of itraconazole designed to improve bioavailability is leveraging its activity as a Hedgehog pathway inhibitor to provide a low toxicity, effective treatment for patients with BCC Nevus Syndrome. Data show potential for rapid therapeutic benefit. (Source: Dermatology Times)
(02/11/2017 @ 04:00)
How toxic air clouds mental health  Voir?

(University of Washington) University of Washington researchers have found a link between air pollution and psychological distress. The higher the level of particulates in the air, the UW-led study showed, the greater the impact on mental health.The study is believed to be the first to use a nationally representative survey pool, cross-referenced with pollution data at the census block level, to evaluate the connection between toxic air and mental health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(02/11/2017 @ 04:00)
New system for treating colorectal cancer can lead to complete cure  Voir?

In this study with a mouse model, researchers achieved a 100-percent cure rate -- without any treatment-related toxic effects. The study is reported in the November featured article in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(02/11/2017 @ 04:00)
Scientists of SibFU have found a way to determine the toxicity of nanomaterials  Voir?

(Siberian Federal University) Official website of the Russian Science Foundation reports that a group of scientists from Siberian Federal University and Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the SB RAS has developed a bioluminescent enzymatic test system for assessing the toxicity of carbon nanomaterials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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A second chance  Voir?

(Source: ScienceNOW)
(02/11/2017 @ 00:00)
Gut microbes shape response to cancer immunotherapy  Voir?

(Source: ScienceNOW)

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(02/11/2017 @ 00:00)
Breaking new ground in toxicogenomics  Voir?

Experts reviewed an approach proposed by National Toxicology Program scientists for analyzing and interpreting chemical potency. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(01/11/2017 @ 22:11)
Tox Challenge — stage two winners announced  Voir?

Toxicity Testing Challenge named five winners for their innovative approaches to including metabolites in high-throughput screenings. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(01/11/2017 @ 22:11)
Preclinical Evaluation of the Stability, Safety and Efficacy of CD101, a Novel Echinocandin  Voir?

Fungal infections pose a significant public health burden with high morbidity and mortality. CD101 is a novel echinocandin under development for the treatment and prevention of systemic Candida infections. Preclinical studies were conducted to evaluate the metabolic stability, plasma protein binding, pharmacokinetics, toxicity, and efficacy of CD101 at various dose levels. CD101 was stable to biotransformation in rat/monkey/human liver microsomes and rat/monkey/dog/human hepatocytes. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)

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(01/11/2017 @ 14:33)
Gut Microbiome May Make Chemo Drug Toxic to Patients  Voir?

November 1, 2017—(Bronx, NY)—Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that the composition of people’s gut bacteria may explain why some of them suffer life-threatening reactions after taking a key drug for treating metastaticcolorectal cancer. The findings, described online today in npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, a Nature research journal, could help predict which patients will suffer side effects and prevent complications in susceptible patients. (Source: Einstein News)

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(01/11/2017 @ 14:14)
Toxicology Rounds: What You May Not Know About APAP Poisoning  Voir?

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
(01/11/2017 @ 05:00)
Nicotine's hold: What the gut and gender have to do with it  Voir?

(American Chemical Society) Many people who smoke or chew tobacco can't seem to escape nicotine's addictive properties. Studies show that women in particular seem to have a harder time quitting, even with assistance, when compared to men. Now, scientists report in a mouse study published in ACS' journal Chemical Research in Toxicology that the difference in gender smoking patterns and smoking's effects could be due to how nicotine impacts the brain-gut relationship. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(01/11/2017 @ 04:00)
Gut microbiome may make chemo drug toxic to patients  Voir?

(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that the composition of people's gut bacteria may explain why some of them suffer life-threatening reactions after taking a key drug for treating metastatic colorectal cancer. The findings, described online today in npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, a Nature research journal, could help predict which patients will suffer side effects and prevent complications in susceptible patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(01/11/2017 @ 04:00)
Plastic nanoparticles inspired by nature could improve cancer drug delivery  Voir?

(University of New South Wales) UNSW Sydney scientists have developed a way to control the shape of polymer molecules so they self-assemble into non-spherical nanoparticles -- an advance that could improve the delivery of toxic drugs to tumors. Very little in nature is perfectly spherical, but it has proved very difficult for scientists to synthesize particles that are not round until now. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(01/11/2017 @ 04:00)
Alzheimer's disease 'may be a full-body problem'  Voir?

The toxic proteins behind the devastating illness can develop in the kidneys and liver and travel - cancer-like - to grey matter, according to new research by the University of British Columbia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(31/10/2017 @ 09:12)
Toxic air kills 40,000 a year  Voir?

London, Glasgow, Leeds and Birmingham were rated as heavily polluted in the study backed by 26 groups including the Royal College of Physicians. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(31/10/2017 @ 00:08)
Toxic. Sour. Atomic. Why We Love To Hate Gross Candy  Voir?

Candy is supposed to be sweet and delicious. So why are we tempted by candy that pretends to be made of hazardous chemicals, that threatens to nuke our tastebuds, or that dares us to be disgusted?(Image credit: Photo illustration by /Josh Loock / NPR ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
(30/10/2017 @ 19:35)
Lead poisoning due to herbal medications - Sakharkar P.  Voir?

Many herbal products are harmless or possess minimal toxicity, whereas, some contain toxic ingredients that may not be identified due to lack of quality control or not listed on the label. Over the years, several case reports and studies have documented th... (Source: SafetyLit)
(30/10/2017 @ 10:42)
Freak doctor designs multi-million-dollar vaccine containing deadly virus that causes SEVERE diarrhea for treating mild diarrhea – huh?  Voir?

(Natural News) The most sinister way for a doctor to make millions of dollars in America is to create toxic medicine for children that causes serious health problems for which the parents come directly to them to obtain more toxic chemical treatments, having no clue that was the whole M.O. (method of operation) in the first... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(30/10/2017 @ 08:48)
Check out the "poison papers" website that has collected thousands of documents on U.S. government collusion with the toxic chemical industry  Voir?

(Natural News) A treasure trove of documents exposing the dirty deeds of the chemical industry has now been posted online thanks to the efforts of the Center for Media and Democracy and the Bioscience Resource Project. The documents, which date back to the 1920s, illustrate the lengths to which the chemical industry has gone to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/10/2017 @ 10:15)
Do you wash your produce? Old fashioned baking soda found to be the most effective at removing pesticide residue  Voir?

(Natural News) Fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables may require more than the traditional under-the-faucet rinsing as toxic pesticides may linger. However, a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has revealed that the humble baking soda might just be the perfect solution to rid the produce of harmful pesticides. A team of researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(26/10/2017 @ 11:24)
Toxic pesticides on YOUR supermarket apples may NOT be removed with water  Voir?

VOMIT-INDUCING pesticides can be accidentally eaten when munching on apples, unless they 've been soaked in baking soda for at least 15 minutes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
(26/10/2017 @ 11:14)
Toxic pesticides on YOUR supermarket apples NOT be removed with water  Voir?

VOMIT-INDUCING pesticides can be accidentally eaten when munching on apples, unless they 've been soaked in baking soda for at least 15 minutes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
(26/10/2017 @ 11:14)
Discovery of a potential therapeutic target to combat trypanosomes  Voir?

(CNRS) Using cryo-electron microscopy, French researchers at the Institut de Biologie Mol é culaire et Cellulaire (CNRS/Universit é de Strasbourg) have analyzed the structure of trypanosomes parasites in details and revealed one of their potential weak points, which has remained undetected until now. This discovery opens the path to the development of new safer therapies that are less toxic and more specific against trypanosomes, the parasites causing the Chagas disease and the African sleeping sickness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(26/10/2017 @ 05:00)
How harmful are nano-copper and anti-fungal combinations in the waterways?  Voir?

(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) A recently published article in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 'Effects of Micronized and Nano-Copper Azole on Marine Benthic Communities' explores the risks to the smallest creatures in aquatic communities posed by increased use of the anti-fouling wood treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(26/10/2017 @ 05:00)
Underwater defense: New ways to protect divers in the deep  Voir?

(Office of Naval Research) The Office of Naval Research is sponsoring new research that may protect Navy divers from the underwater threat of oxygen toxicity -- the result of breathing lethal levels of oxygen that occur at depth and pressure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(26/10/2017 @ 05:00)
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TOXIC FOOD is killing humanity: One-fifth of global deaths now linked to processed junk food and toxic ingredients  Voir?

(Natural News) A new study conducted at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington (HealthData.org) and published in The Lancet medical journal finds that a shocking 20 percent of global deaths are caused by toxic foods, junk foods, processed foods and harmful food ingredients. In essence, the study reveals that the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(25/10/2017 @ 13:39)
Class actions over GenX pile up  Voir?

Concern over GenX and its presence in Wilmington's main drinking water source, the Cape Fear River, has given way to another pair of class actions. Earlier this month, The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, based in Durham, along with The Hannon Law Firm of Denver, filed a first class action against DuPont and its spinout, Chemours, over the release of toxic chemical GenX into the Cape Fear River. While the first class action was filed on be half of class members who are serviced by the Cape Fear… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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(25/10/2017 @ 13:38)
Health Highlights: Oct. 25, 2017  Voir?

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Trump Administration Wants to Limit Review of Toxic Chemicals Firefighter, construction workers and others are condemning a Trump... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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(25/10/2017 @ 10:10)
Toxic warning: Cleaning CAN kill you, eventually, unless you use natural solutions  Voir?

(Natural News) A recent report has revealed that toxic chemicals commonly found in cleaning products have detrimental effects on human health. The researchers have pointed out that exposure to toxic fumes from cleaning products — such as bleach, floor cleaners, fabric softeners, and detergents — may increase the risk of developing respiratory issues and adverse... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(25/10/2017 @ 09:28)
Japanese researchers find why Alzheimer's drugs work in the lab but not in patients  Voir?

(Osaka University) Osaka University scientists found that some potentialγ-secretase inhibitors such as semagacestat, which have been used in large clinical trials that ended in failure, do not function as true inhibitors as originally expected, but rather cause accumulation of toxic intraneuronal Aβ. They proved this by introducing an original method to measure direct intracellular products ofγ-secretase. They commented that the application of their evaluation method may help develop truly effective drugs for Alzheimer's disease (AD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(25/10/2017 @ 05:00)
Pesky pollutants that persist, courtesy of nature  Voir?

(American Chemical Society) In the late 1970s, the United States banned the production of an assortment of synthetic pesticides, insulators, coolants and flame retardants due to their toxicity and the fact that they stick around for a long time. But according to an article in Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, nature makes compounds similar to these toxic human-made substances - and that could be a concern. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(25/10/2017 @ 05:00)
New 'smokeless' tobacco device has 90% less toxicants  Voir?

The Glo device was tested by its manufacturer  British American Tobacco. It found an e-cigarette and other new generation products had similar lowered levels of toxicants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(25/10/2017 @ 01:06)
New hydrogel developed to combat rheumatoid arthritis  Voir?

A new gel-based material has been developed that could help to treat rheumatoidarthritis through a number of modes of action. Researchers from South Korea's Institute for Basic Science have created the gel to detect nitric oxide, a core mechanism that allows the substance to be used to absorb additional fluid from swollen joints, or to release medication to affected areas. How the gel works A report published in the journal Advanced Materials has shown how the gel is able to respond to the overproduction of nitric oxide, which often occurs when immune cells become overactive in inflamed joints. Research leader Kim Won Jong said:"Nitric oxide is like a double-edged sword. It regulates inflammation and protects our body by killing external pathogens; however, when in excess, it is t...

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(25/10/2017 @ 00:00)
SC begins debate on government plea to uphold ban on 344 fixed-dose combination drugs  Voir?

The govt claimed the ban was imposed on the basis of recommendations of a committee that blamed such drugs for toxicity and antibiotic resistance among the people. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
(24/10/2017 @ 19:16)
Lead in L.A.: Toxic fumes from chemical leaks making thousands of families sick, state can't afford cleanup  Voir?

(Natural News) More than 10,000 families who live near an old battery plant near Los Angeles, California have been exposed to toxic fumes due to chemical leaks, according to a Daily Mail report. Exide Technologies, an old battery-recycling plant in Vernon, closed down in 2015 after reports stated that dozens of residents living near the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(24/10/2017 @ 10:45)
Dementia: THIS toxic plant killer could give you Parkinson's disease  Voir?

Dementia could be caused by a chemical used to kill unwanted plants and weeds, according to Parkinson 's disease researchers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
(24/10/2017 @ 10:01)
Organic material matters  Voir?

(University of California - Santa Barbara) Researchers test the capability of a novel nanoparticle to remove cadmium toxicity from a freshwater system (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(24/10/2017 @ 05:00)
Over-prescription of antidepressants polluting oceans and threatening sea life  Voir?

(Natural News) Our actions can affect the environment in many ways, and some are more obvious than others. Throwing garbage into the ocean, cutting down trees, and pumping toxic chemicals into the air out of factory smokestacks are clearly harmful to our planet, but other actions are destroying the earth much more quietly. For example,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(23/10/2017 @ 23:41)
An air filter for pushchairs cuts toxic gases by 80%  Voir?

Called the Brizi ecosystem, the air filter it has been endorsed in tests as effective by Surrey University professor Prashant Kumar and created by Yosi Romano. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(23/10/2017 @ 18:05)
North Carolina Toxic Substance Incidents Program 2010-2015: identifying areas for injury prevention efforts - Eiffert S, Etienne S, Hirsch A, Langley R.  Voir?

The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) is a surveillance system designed to capture acute toxic substance releases, factors contributing to the release, and any associated injuries. North Carolina has participated since 2010, when NTSIP was... (Source: SafetyLit)
(23/10/2017 @ 15:21)
Eat More Fiber, Not Less, During Pelvic Radiotherapy? Eat More Fiber, Not Less, During Pelvic Radiotherapy?  Voir?

Contrary to current thinking, increased fiber intake during radical pelvic radiotherapy had clear benefits on radiation-induced GI toxicity in a randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
(23/10/2017 @ 14:20)
Monsanto's RoundUp is more dangerous than we realized: Even the inert ingredients have proven to be dangerous  Voir?

(Natural News) “Inert ingredient” is a fickle, deceptive term used on pesticide and herbicide labels to shield severely toxic ingredients from safety testing and consumer scrutiny. “Inert” sounds harmless, but these ingredients fly under the radar untested by U.S. regulatory agencies, and as intended, these inert ingredients make “active” ingredients more potent. The “active” ingredient of Roundup... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(23/10/2017 @ 10:34)
Digging In The Mud To See What Toxic Substances Were Spread By Hurricane Harvey  Voir?

Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on parts of Houston. Scientists are now trying to identify contaminants spread by the storm, including those in mud at the bottom of the Houston Ship Channel.(Image credit: Thomas B. Shea/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)

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(23/10/2017 @ 09:53)
Electricity from shale gas vs. coal: Lifetime toxic releases from coal much higher  Voir?

(University of Michigan) Despite widespread concern about potential human health impacts from hydraulic fracturing, the lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times greater than those from electricity generated with natural gas obtained via fracking, according to a new University of Michigan study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(23/10/2017 @ 05:00)
Flu jab 2017: Is Calvin Harris correct that the vaccine contains TOXIC metal?  Voir?

FLU jab is being promoted this year as the best protection against the influenza virus. Last week Calvin Harris claimed that the vaccine contains toxic metal - is he right? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
(23/10/2017 @ 04:01)
InfoWars products heavy metals warning a SMEAR campaign: Here's the real science the fake news media won't report  Voir?

(Natural News) It’s been all over the mainstream media for days: InfoWars nutritional products have been found to contain high lead, a toxic heavy metal, media stories claim. But is the story really true, or is this just a politically motivated smear campaign to try to destroy InfoWars’ primary revenue source? Without exception, every piece... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/10/2017 @ 12:41)
Trump Rules: Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots  Voir?

A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now shapes policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk. (At right, a signing ceremony for new rules on toxic chemicals.) (Source: NYT Health)
(21/10/2017 @ 15:06)
The E.P.A. ' s Top 10 Toxic Threats, and Industry ' s Pushback  Voir?

The Environmental Protection Agency published a list of potential threats it would evaluate first under a new law. Interest groups are lining up in opposition. (Source: NYT Health)

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(21/10/2017 @ 13:16)
TRUMP RULES: Why Is the E.P.A. Soft on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Gets Her Way  Voir?

A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now dictates policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk. (Source: NYT Health)
(21/10/2017 @ 13:09)
Toxic tensions in the heart of 'Cancer Alley'  Voir?

The EPA says this Louisiana town has the nation's highest risk of developing cancer from air toxins. The plant emitting the toxins says otherwise. Locals are outraged. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
(20/10/2017 @ 21:33)
Toxic firecracker haze darkens Indian capital after festival of lights  Voir?

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Air pollution in New Delhi hit 18 times the healthy limit on Friday under a thick, toxic haze after a night of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali - despite a court-ordered ban on their sales. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(20/10/2017 @ 07:53)
EPA toxicologists classified glyphosate as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" as far back as the 80s; employed Dr. Martin Kuschner to undermine findings in the now infamous "mouse study" they've been manipulating "science" for decades  Voir?

(Natural News) A 1983 Monsanto study analyzing glyphosate's effects on rodents could serve as crucial evidence in a lawsuit filed against Monsanto on behalf of plaintiffs who allege exposure to its Roundup herbicide led them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Environmental Health News reports that attorneys have enlisted the help of an expert pathologist to take... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(19/10/2017 @ 09:28)
Tanzania:Incinerator Shut Over Pollution  Voir?

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has temporarily suspended operations at the country's largest incinerator for hospital waste in Mkuranga, Coast Region, following complaints that it exposes Dundani villagers to toxic emissions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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(19/10/2017 @ 08:43)
Early data shows nearly 2x prolonged median survival for inoperable pancreatic cancer  Voir?

(ViewRay) A retrospective review of 42 inoperable, locally-advanced pancreatic cancer patients treated at four institutions found that higher delivered radiation doses enabled via ViewRay's MRIdian adaptive MR-guided radiation therapy showed a near doubling of median overall survival (27.8 months compared to 14.8 months) and resulted in favorably lower toxicities (0 percent compared to 15.8 percent grade 3 or higher toxicity). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(19/10/2017 @ 05:00)
California wildfires could leave behind toxic mess  Voir?

Officials are urging people to stay inside, especially children and those with lung problems (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(18/10/2017 @ 23:14)
5 reasons why crying is good for your health  Voir?

Experts found that crying can be good for the health. When someone cries, they release built up emotions that can cause stress. Crying also releases toxic hormones out of the body through the tear ducts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(18/10/2017 @ 22:45)
Use of Off-Road Vehicles Tied to Asbestos Exposure  Voir?

This study did not detail the number of ORV users who have experienced negative health outcomes. It did call for further study to determine prevalence of asbestos-related disease among ORV users. “Off-roading in areas with NOA (naturally occurring asbestos) or NOE (naturally occurring erionite) presents a nontraditional route of exposure that has not been sufficiently explored,” Wolfe wrote. “Public health initiatives should concentrate on increasing awareness of these risks.” Many Miles of Dangerous Trails Most asbestos exposure in the U.S. is work related. Occupational exposure is the primary cause of mesothelioma cancer and other asbestos diseases. There are documented cases, though, of secondary and environmental exposure. Libby, Montana, for example, is the best-known case of ...

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(18/10/2017 @ 21:28)
We Were There: Toxic Shock Syndrome: A Lasting Legacy  Voir?

October 19, 2017 1:00-2:30pm ET. Atlanta, GA or viawebcast. (Source: PHPartners.org)

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(18/10/2017 @ 19:45)
Bowel cancer BREAKTHROUGH: New treatment is first non-toxic therapy  Voir?

BOWEL cancer could be treated with a new drug that 's less toxic than any current therapy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
(18/10/2017 @ 17:21)
Cancer: TOXIC arsenic treatment could triple life expectancy of brain tumour patients  Voir?

TOXIC arsenic could be used as cheap treatment for a rare brain cancer, in a bid to triple life expectancy after diagnosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
(18/10/2017 @ 12:11)
Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer: New, less toxic drug target uncovered  Voir?

New research uncovers a novel, less toxic drug target for treating colorectal cancer, which currently affects approximately 135,000 people in the U.S. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(18/10/2017 @ 08:00)
Researchers take to tech to study toxic cyanobacteria with $1.47M NASA grant  Voir?

(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) With support from a $1.47 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Dartmouth, and the University of New Hampshire are developing high-tech tools to monitor cyanobacteria in lakes, predict impending blooms, and identify factors that are degrading water quality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(18/10/2017 @ 05:00)
In Memory of Mike Guttenberg  Voir?

  Photo Courtesy Craig Smith/Northwell Health   It is with great sadness that I share news of the loss of Dr. Michael Guttenberg, Northwell Health's medical director of clinical preparedness and our Center for Emergency Medical Services (CEMS), who died this morning after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mike spent more than 30 years delivering emergency medical services in the City of New York as an EMT, paramedic field provider and physician.  He first joined Northwell Health as chair of emergency medicine at LIJ Forest Hills, and had served as medical director of CEMS since 2016. While with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) as an EMS fellow, Mike responded to the World Trade Center terror attacks on September 11, 2001 and worked "on the pile” -- the po...

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(17/10/2017 @ 23:54)
Parties In Flint Water Case Debate Jurisdiction Before 6th Circuit  Voir?

CINCINNATI - An attorney representing employees of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on Oct. 6 argued before a panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that a lawsuit pertaining to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., brought against the employees belongs in federal court (Tamara Nappier v. Richard Snyder, et al., No. 17-1401, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
6th Circuit Mediation Office Dropped From Flint Lead Crisis Whistleblower Case  Voir?

CINCINNATI - The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on Oct. 5 announced that its Mediation Office is no longer involved in an appeal brought by a former administrator for the city of Flint, Mich., who sought damages for defamation and sought protection under the state's whistleblower act in relation to actions she took during the Flint lead-contaminated water crisis, which she contended resulted in the termination of her employment (Natasha Henderson v. City of Flint, Mich., No. 17-2031, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
Monsanto: Roundup MDL Cases Fail For Lack Of Causation Between Cancer, Glyphosate  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on Oct. 6 moved in California federal court for dismissal of the multidistrict litigation related to the herbicide Roundup on grounds that the plaintiffs have not satisfied their burden to present expert testimony that is "scientifically reliable and relevant" and that is sufficient to prove general causation concerning whether glyphosate - the active ingredient in Roundup - is capable of causing cancer (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
Putative Class Of 100,000 Files Flint Water Complaint In Michigan Federal Court  Voir?

DETROIT - A putative class of residents and other individuals affected by the lead-contaminated water crisis in the city of Flint, Mich., on Sept. 29 filed a consolidated class action in Michigan federal court, contending that multiple state and local authorities caused a public health crisis by exposing the plaintiffs to contaminated water and exacerbated the crisis by concealing and misrepresenting its scope (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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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
Groundwater Plaintiffs Lack 'Sufficient Evidence' To Show Standing, Company Says  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - NL Industries Inc. on Sept. 29 filed a brief in New Jersey federal court arguing that the environmental groups that sued it for allegedly contaminating groundwater "still have not produced sufficient evidence to establish that they have standing" after more than eight years of litigation (Raritan Baykeeper Inc., et al. v. NL Industries Inc., et al., No. 09-4117, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
Judge: Motion Redacted To Protect 'Vulnerabilities' In Tainted Groundwater Case  Voir?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A federal judge in West Virginia on Sept. 26 ruled that portions of a motion to exclude expert testimony in a groundwater contamination lawsuit should be redacted because the document contains information that "substantially risks exposing vulnerabilities" in the water supply system and the means by which the water company which is the defendant in the lawsuit would respond to an attack on the system (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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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
Plaintiff: Protective Order Needed In Water Lawsuit; Depositions 'Thwart' Rights  Voir?

SANTA ANA, Calif. - One of the plaintiffs in a chemical injury and groundwater contamination lawsuit against Pacific Gas& Electric (PGE) on Oct. 2 filed a memorandum of points and authorities supporting a request for a protective order, arguing that the company and its attorney are liable for "unjustifiable acts" because their attempt to take oral depositions is designed to "thwart" the plaintiffs' rights to "justice, due process of law and constitutional protection" (Barbara A. Vinson v. Pacific Gas& Electric Company, No. 16-514, C.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
Company: Battery Maker Has Duty To Indemnify In Fracking Injury Lawsuit  Voir?

OKLAHOMA CITY - A hydraulic fracturing company on Oct. 9 filed a brief in an Oklahoma federal court arguing that the company that made a lithium battery pack that exploded on a fracking rig and injured a worker has a direct duty under Oklahoma law to indemnify the fracking operator because the explosion was caused by an allegedly defective design (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, et al. and Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation v. Engineered Power LP, et al., No. 15-145, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
Court Should Deny Company's Attempt To Exclude Evidence In Benzene Case, Man Says  Voir?

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A North Carolina man who sued a company for allegedly contaminating his groundwater with benzene filed a brief Oct. 6 in North Carolina federal court opposing the company's motion in limine to exclude newly discovered evidence. The man argues that the disclosure of the allegedly "new" evidence is not new and it is "substantially justified" (Kent Stahle v. CTS Corporation, No. 14-48, W.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
Judge OKs $1.09M Deal For Remediation, Future Costs Due To Tainted Groundwater  Voir?

FRESNO, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Oct. 13 ruled that a $1.09 million settlement in a lawsuit involving the release of perchloroethylene (PCE) into the groundwater supply was "fair and equitable" because it will provide remediation and future oversight costs for an area that was contaminated by a dry-cleaning business (Viola Coppola, et al. v. Gregory Smith, et al., No. 11-cv-01257, E.D. Calif.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170002). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
Company May Not Avoid Risk-Contribution In Lead Paint Case, Plaintiffs Say  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - The plaintiffs suing the former makers of lead-based paint on Oct. 6 filed a brief in Wisconsin federal court contending that it should not permit one of the defendants, American Cyanamid Co., "to end run around the established law of risk-contribution by repackaging arguments that have already been rejected by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit" (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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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
At Risk: Our Nation's Drinking Water Supply  Voir?

By Susan E. Smith and George H. Buermann The fragile state of the United States drinking water system is making waves (and headlines) across the country. The public drinking water systems in Flint, Michigan; Fresno, California; Corpus Christie, Texas; St. Joseph, Louisiana; East Chicago, Indiana; and Hoosick Falls, New York-to name a few-have experienced disruptions in the past several years due to combinations of infrastructure problems and intrusion of potentially toxic contaminants. The events in Flint, Michigan put a spotlight on the issue, and it has since become clear that the problems go far beyond just that one community. How our water authorities obtain, treat, and distribute drinking water, and what is in the water before and after treatment, is capturing national attention. The ...

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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
Justice Rules Lead-Paint Case Against Landlord Is Viable  Voir?

NEW YORK - A New York justice on Oct. 2 ruled that a man who alleges that his former landlord is liable for injuries caused by his exposure to lead-based paint has a viable case, but the justice dismissed a third-party action filed by the landlord, who contended that the plaintiff's elevated blood-lead levels were caused by lead hazards at a separate premises (Christopher Brown v. Wendy Webb-Weber, No. 159252/2014, and Wendy Webb-Weber v. Steven Thau, No. 595628/2016, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.; 2017 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 3754). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
Plaintiffs: Alter-Ego Theory Of Liability Applies To Lead Injury Lawsuit  Voir?

ST. LOUIS - A group of plaintiffs who contend that a lead-smelting company is liable for personal injuries and groundwater contamination from lead at a mining facility in Peru on Oct. 2 filed a brief in Missouri federal court opposing a motion to dismiss that was filed by companies that are non-Missouri defendants. The plaintiffs contend that an alter-ego theory of liability imposes jurisdiction over the non-Missouri defendants (J.Y.C.C., et al. v. Doe Run Resources Corporation, et al., No. 15-1704 [consolidated], E.D. Mo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
New bowel cancer drug target discovered  Voir?

(The Francis Crick Institute) Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have discovered a new drug target for bowel cancer that is specific to tumour cells and therefore less toxic than conventional therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(17/10/2017 @ 05:00)
Absolute must-watch: 60 Minutes on how pharmaceutical distributors fueled the opioid crisis  Voir?

In a blockbuster investigation carried out along with the Washington Post, 60 Minutes’ Bill Whitaker looks into allegations that powerful pharmaceutical distributors helped advance the current opioid crisis by fulfilling patently suspicious orders for prescription opioids. The piece cites one example where a pharmacy in a West Virginia town with a population of several hundred ordered and received millions of opioid pills. The main source for the piece is Joe Rannazzisi, former head of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Office of Diversion Control. Rannazzisi charges that as his office was planning to prosecute some of these distributors, a bill passed by congress — and signed by President Obama — neutered any power the DEA had to pursue these cases. He notes that many of the le...

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(17/10/2017 @ 00:02)
Asthma sufferers warned about toxic air caused by Ophelia  Voir?

Asthma UK said it is 'deeply concerned' about the Saharan dust the fearsome storm has collected as it begins to strike to the UK. There are 5.4 million asthma sufferers in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(16/10/2017 @ 18:00)
South Africa:New Tuberculosis Drugs Are More Effective and May Be Less Toxic. Why Are They Still Unavailable?  Voir?

[Daily Maverick] The start of 2017 saw concern over a sharp increase in the rise of drug- resistant TB in South Africa. TB is killing millions each year. Last week, M édecins Sans Frontičres published promising early data on the use of two new TB drugs, delamanid and bedaquiline, among patients living with drug-resistant TB in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. But availability remains the biggest concern. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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(16/10/2017 @ 08:59)
Cocktail tests on toxic waste called for  Voir?

(University of Portsmouth) Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemicals -- from fungicides to antidepressants -- can change the way some aquatic creatures swim and feed, according to new research. In addition, depending on the cocktail of toxins they can produce unexpected results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(16/10/2017 @ 05:00)
Asenapine, iloperidone and lurasidone exposures in young children reported to U.S. poison centers - Stassinos G, Klein-Schwartz W.  Voir?

The objective of this study was to compare toxicity associated with asenapine, iloper... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(14/10/2017 @ 09:17)
2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) and bromoxynil herbicide ingestion - Chiew AL, Page CB, Clancy D, Mostafa A, Roberts MS, Isbister GK.  Voir?

CONTEXT: Ingestion of bromoxynil and 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) in combination is associated with high mortality. Toxicity is characterised by hyperthermia and metabolic acidosis. Dialysis is a proposed treatment, but little data exist rega... (Source: SafetyLit)
(14/10/2017 @ 09:17)
Death from ingestion of e-liquid - Morley S, Slaughter J, Smith PR.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: The use of e-liquids is becoming more prevalent. There is a risk that such liquids may be ingested by mouth rather than being vaped/ inhaled. Due to the high concentration of drugs such as nicotine in these liquids, there may be toxic, and poss... (Source: SafetyLit)
(14/10/2017 @ 09:17)
U.S. Warns Puerto Rico Against Tapping Water at Toxic Waste Sites U.S. Warns Puerto Rico Against Tapping Water at Toxic Waste Sites  Voir?

The U.S. environmental regulator warned residents of Puerto Rico on Wednesday not to break into wells at industrial waste sites as parts of the island still struggle with drinking water shortages three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(13/10/2017 @ 21:09)
UK raids uncover suspected suppliers of deadly diet drug  Voir?

Exclusive: US bodybuilding star and an ex-conman are linked to UK sales of the toxic diet drug DNP following searches on premises in CumbriaA series of raids in northern England has uncovered an operation suspected of selling a deadly fat-burning chemical used by bodybuilders that has killed eight young people in Britain in the last two years.Around 11 kilos of the chemical 2,4-dinitrophenol, known as DNP, was found last month at premises in Wigton, Cumbria, alongside other legal supplements and equipment that could be used for making tablets.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(13/10/2017 @ 18:10)
The mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son says she would ‘ do it all over again '  Voir?

Days after a Michigan mother was put in jail for ignoring a court order to vaccinate her 9-year-old son, she said that given the choice, she would “do it all again.” Rebecca Bredow, who lives in the Detroit area, was sentenced last week to nearly a week in jail for contempt of court almost a year after an Oakland County […]Related:A doctor shouted at a sick mother to ‘get the hell out.’ Now he’s under criminal investigation.Steps the U.S. government should take right now against the opioid epidemicCancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new treatments (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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(13/10/2017 @ 18:10)
Medical News Today: How a green tea compound could prevent Alzheimer's  Voir?

Researchers reveal how a compound in green tea called EGCG prevents the formation of toxic beta-amyloid plaques, which are a hallmark of Alzheimer's. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(13/10/2017 @ 18:00)
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Katie Faragher, CPNPFrom the desk of  Katie Faragher, CPNPHalloween is approaching and children are excitedly talking about their costumes and trick-or-treating plans.  Below are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics that will help keep your child safe this Halloween.All Dressed Up:Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.Consider adding reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.Masks can limit or block eyesight.  Consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives to masks.  Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes. Makeup should be tested ahead of time on a smal...

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(13/10/2017 @ 17:07)
Things Get Ugly Between NuVasive and Alphatec  Voir?

The gloves are off between spine device rivals NuVasive and Alphatec. NuVasive filed a lawsuit this week against its ex-vice chairman, Patrick Miles, who is now executive chairman at Alphatec. The lawsuit claims that Miles schemed for more than a year to take business from NuVasive, but Alphatec denounced the complaint as a "frivolous PR stunt" and an attempt to damage the reputations of both it and Miles. According to NuVasive, the company was contacted in January 2016 by UBS Financial Services to explore a potential acquisition of Alphatec. Miles was NuVasive's president and COO at the time, and he advised the company that pursuing the acquisition was "a waste of time," and that Alphatec had an "aged, undifferentiated portfolio." The company decided to pass on the opportunity. Then, on M...

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(13/10/2017 @ 12:11)
Ghostwriting and editing "independent" studies: Monsanto has conjured the "science" necessary for their bottom line all along  Voir?

(Natural News) Monsanto is regarded by many as the “most evil” corporation in the world — and there’s no shortage of reasons why. But their phony “independent” studies on glyphosate sure do take the cake. Countless reports of Monsanto stepping in and editing research on their cash-cow, the ever-toxic Roundup, have begun to surface. Additionally,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(13/10/2017 @ 09:28)
The EU is watching the Monsanto lawsuits closely; re-licensing of glyphosate sparking bitter debate  Voir?

(Natural News) It looks like the European Union could be on its way to saying goodbye to Monsanto’s most popular (and toxic) herbicide. Glyphosate, the star ingredient in Monsanto’s infamous Roundup, has been heavily scrutinized for its potential hazards and now, a bitter debate over re-licensing the noxious herbicide is brewing across the pond. Over... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(13/10/2017 @ 09:26)
Atrazine alters the sex ration in Blanchard's cricket frogs  Voir?

(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) A study published recently in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry found that Blanchard's cricket frogs are highly sensitive to atrazine. When exposed, there were up to 55 percent fewer males than females compared with the control group, indicating that atrazine can affect the sex ratio. However, cricket frog populations do persist in areas with widespread atrazine application, despite reports of range contractions for enigmatic reasons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(13/10/2017 @ 05:00)
Spearheading Advancements in Surgical Sealants  Voir?

Surgeons and clinicians have used surgical sealants for closing or reconnecting ruptured tissues, or as an adjunct to sutures and staples, for years. However, advancements in technology have led general surgeons and specialists to consider sealants for a wider range of applications and with increased frequency. Increasing Ease of Use Surgical sealants aren't as easy to use as a tube of Crazy Glue. Surgeons must mix and use some agents precisely and promptly to be effective. Delivery systems vary from a syringe, proprietary applicator, or through an endoscope. Most require special training. SylysŽ, an elastic, resorbable, synthetic sealant developed by Cohera Medical, requires no mixing. The single-part sealant uses a chemistry that produces rapid curing initiated by contact with tissue mo...

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(13/10/2017 @ 02:29)
A doctor shouted at a sick mother to ‘ get the hell out. ' Now he ' s under criminal investigation.  Voir?

A doctor in northern Florida is under criminal investigation after he was seen on video shouting at a patient to “get the hell out” of an urgent care clinic, then apparently grabbing her daughter's cellphone, which was recording the incident. Peter Gallogly, a physician at Gainesville After-Hours Clinic, was captured on video Monday arguing with a […]Related:Steps the U.S. government should take right now against the opioid epidemicA mother was jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son. Now she’s outraged he’s been immunized.Cancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new treatments (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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(12/10/2017 @ 21:58)
Steps the U.S. government should take right now against the opioid epidemic  Voir?

About 33,000 people died from overdoses to prescription narcotics, heroin or fentanyl in 2015.Related:Cancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new treatmentsHospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disasterNew maps show big divide between the world’s overweight and underweight children (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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(12/10/2017 @ 16:00)
A mother was jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son. Now she ' s outraged he ' s been immunized.  Voir?

A Michigan mother said she's had a “rough few days” after serving nearly a week in jail for defying a court order to have her 9-year-old son vaccinated and then learning that he received several immunizations after she was locked up behind bars. Rebecca Bredow, from the Detroit area, was sentenced last week for contempt of court nearly a year after an Oakland County judge ordered her to […]Related:Cancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new treatmentsHospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disasterNew maps show big divide between the world’s overweight and underweight children (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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(12/10/2017 @ 14:50)
Cancer researchers learn more about toxic side effects of new treatments  Voir?

One of the most promising new cancer treatments involves altering patients' own immune cells to attack blood cancers. But it comes with a big downside: It can cause serious side effects, including high fevers and sharp drops in blood pressure as well as potentially fatal brain swelling. Now researchers at two major cancer centers — […]Related:Hospitals scramble to avert saline shortage in wake of Puerto Rico disasterNew maps show big divide between the world’s overweight and underweight childrenThe Trump administration’s new birth control rule has a big problem, this chart shows (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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(12/10/2017 @ 05:05)
Johns Hopkins scientists develop experimental 'nano-chemo' particle to treat bladder cancer  Voir?

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Working with mice and rats, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a way to successfully deliver nano-sized, platinum-based chemotherapy drugs to treat a form of bladder cancer called nonmuscle-invasive that is found in the lining of the organ and has not invaded deeper into bladder tissue. The tiny drug-infused particles, they say, potentially offer a less toxic clinical alternative to standard chemotherapy delivered intravenously or through a catheter inserted into the bladder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(12/10/2017 @ 05:00)
Fred Hutch studies advance methods to avert toxicity that can accompany immunotherapy  Voir?

(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) Two new papers from researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center provide the most comprehensive data yet reported on side effects of the emerging cancer immunotherapy strategy known as CAR T-cell therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(12/10/2017 @ 05:00)
EPA announces $115 million cleanup for Houston site  Voir?

The Environmental Protection Agency says it approved a plan to remove sediments laced with highly toxic dioxin from a partially submerged Superfund site near Houston damaged during Hurricane Harvey. (Source: ABC News: Health)
(12/10/2017 @ 01:58)
Sponsored Collection | Accelerating the path from structure to function through integrated structural biology solutions  Voir?

(Source: ScienceNOW)

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(12/10/2017 @ 01:00)
NuVasive sues former COO Miles for jumping ship to Alphatec  Voir?

UPDATED Oct. 11, 2017, with comment from Alphatec. NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) yesterday leveled a lawsuit against former CEO Patrick Miles, who jumped ship for Alphatec (NSDQ:ATEC) earlier this month, alleging that he enacted a year-long scheme to secretly back Alphatec while discouraging NuVasive from acquiring the smaller company. The lawsuit, filed in the Delaware Chancery Court, claimed that after NuVasive was approached in January 2016 about a possible acquisition of Alphatec, Miles advised NuVasive that the deal was â€œa waste of time” due to Alphatec’s “aged, undifferentiated portfolio.” But by March 2017, the suit alleged, Miles had secretly bought up a stake in Alphatec and negotiated a deal to become that company’s chairman. NuVasive also acc...

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(11/10/2017 @ 17:39)
Big pharma doesn't want you to know about this potent healing food  Voir?

(Natural News) When evaluating your health, it really comes down to two things — nutrient levels and toxic burden. For years the focus has been on removing toxins from the body, which is why the words “detox” and “cleanse” are seen in nearly every health program created. Of course, cleansing is a very important part... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(11/10/2017 @ 11:45)
Identification of a New Class of Antifungals Targeting the Synthesis of Fungal Sphingolipids  Voir?

Recent estimates suggest that>300 million people are afflicted by serious fungal infections worldwide. Currentantifungal drugs are static and toxic and/or have a narrow spectrum of activity. Thus, there is an urgent need for the development of newantifungal drugs. The fungal sphingolipid glucosylceramide (GlcCer) is critical in promoting virulence of a variety of human-pathogenic fungi. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)

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(11/10/2017 @ 11:29)
EPA announces new reporting rules on nano-sized particles manufactured in the United States  Voir?

(Natural News) As of Aug. 14, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put into effect a working guidance for the eighth section of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) about the Nanotechnology Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Rule. According to Nanowerk.com, this rule necessitates manufacturers and importers to provide a one-time reporting and record-keeping of certain chemicals.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(11/10/2017 @ 10:35)
EPA Vows To Speed Cleanup Of Toxic Superfund Sites Despite Funding Drop  Voir?

Superfund was initially paid for by taxes on crude oil, chemicals and the companies that created the toxic waste sites. But those taxes expired in 1995, leaving states strapped to find the money.(Image credit: Joe Wertz/Stateimpact Oklahoma) (Source: NPR Health and Science)

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(11/10/2017 @ 10:00)
Drugs in Clinical Development for Fungal Infections (includes MAT023, encochleated amphotericin B))  Voir?

Despite increasing rates of invasive fungal infections being reported globally, only a single antifungal drug has been approved during the last decade. Resistance, toxicity, drug interactions and restricted routes of administration remain unresolved issues. This review focuses on new antifungal compounds which are currently in various clinical phases of development. We discuss two azoles with a tetrazole moiety that allows selective activity against the fungal CYP: VT-1161 for Candida infections and VT-1129 for cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)

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(10/10/2017 @ 16:53)
IIVS and Colgate-Palmolive team up to provide training on non-animal methods in Brazil  Voir?

(Institute for In Vitro Sciences) IIVS, supported by a grant from Colgate-Palmolive, held a training course this month in Goiania, Brazil focused on two in vitro methods with international regulatory acceptance status. The course, Alternative Methods for Evaluation of Toxicity, was attended by over 30 participants from industry and government who participated in both lectures and hands-on exercises. The training course was organized as a satellite workshop to the Congress of Brazilian Toxicology, CBTox, in Goias, Brazil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(10/10/2017 @ 05:00)
Steve McQueen Film, PSA Brings Awareness to Mesothelioma  Voir?

During the 90-minute feature documentary “Steve McQueen: American Icon,” audiences will reflect on the career of the “King of Cool” and discover the untold true story of the star's late-in-life spiritual quest. They will also learn about mesothelioma — the rare cancer that killed McQueen at age 50 — and the dangers of asbestos. A public service announcement featuring Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) president and co-founder Linda Reinstein and Barbara McQueen, Steve's widow, will air before encore screenings of the documentary on Oct. 10 and Oct. 19. Tickets and participating theaters for the encore showings are available at SteveMcQueenMovie.com. The PSA and documentary premiered Sept. 28 in nearly 800 theaters nationwide to an estimated 100,000 viewers. I...

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(09/10/2017 @ 21:25)
Tox Tunes #111: Girl on LSD (Tom Petty)  Voir?

Although this Tom Petty song is somewhat obscure, I’m embarrassed to say I hadn’t know about it until an article in The Cannabist after the singer’s death last week brought it to my attention. The song appeared as the B-side to “You Don’t Know How It Feels” and was scheduled to be on Petty’s 1994 album Wildflowers, but the record company (Warners) objected because of its content. The New York Times has posted a guide with links to 14 essential Petty tracks. By the way, in a brilliant cold open to “Saturday Night Live” yesterday following the mass shooting tragedy in Las Vegas, Jason Aldean covered Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” — a song that for some unfathomable reason was left off the Times‘ list: &n...

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(09/10/2017 @ 05:26)
Bone Broth Protein products lab tested: Full press conference video released, detailing the toxic chemicals that were found  Voir?

(Natural News) As the executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center, I led the research team that conducted the mass spectrometry molecular analysis of popular bone broth protein products that have become extremely popular as part of the “Paleo” diet craze. Some of those bone broth brands include Ancient Nutrition, Sports Research and Left... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(07/10/2017 @ 11:30)
Report: U.S. Imported 705 Metric Tons of Raw Asbestos in 2016  Voir?

New data from the Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission show the amount of raw asbestos imported to the U.S. nearly doubled from 2015 to 2016. The federal organizations estimate 705 metric tons of raw asbestos was imported last year — a significant and alarming increase from the reported 343 metric tons imported in 2015. Asbestos, a known carcinogen, is highly regulated but still used in the U.S., mainly by the chloralkali industry, which uses asbestos diaphragms in its chlorine manufacturing process. It is also found in imported clutches and brake linings, gaskets, cement corrugated sheets and other products. Mining asbestos in the U.S. is illegal, and the last domestic production of asbestos products ceased in 2002. But despite more than 60 countries aro...

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(06/10/2017 @ 15:42)
Clinical laboratory tests in some acute exogenous poisonings - Tufkova SG, Yankov IV, Paskaleva DA.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: There is no specific toxicological screening of clinical laboratory parameters in clinical toxicology when it comes to acute exogenous poisoning. AIM: To determine routine clinical laboratory parameters and indicators for assessment of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(06/10/2017 @ 13:38)
Descriptive study of hospital care on toxicological events in a municipality of S ŕŁo Paulo State, Brazil, 2012 - Germano LC, Alonzo HGA.  Voir?

OBJECTIVE: to describe the epidemiological profile of hospital care on chemical exposure cases and accidents with venomous animals performed in a municipal hospital in S ŕŁo Paulo State, Brazil. METHODS: case series descriptive study with data of me... (Source: SafetyLit)
(06/10/2017 @ 13:38)
Differential toxicity and venom gland gene expression in Centruroides vittatus - McElroy T, McReynolds CN, Gulledge A, Knight KR, Smith WE, Albrecht EA.  Voir?

In this study, venom potency and venom gland gene expression was evaluated in Centruroides vittatus, size class I-II (immature) and size class IV (adults/penultimate instars) size classes.... (Source: SafetyLit)
(06/10/2017 @ 13:38)
Eye injuries following ocular exposure to euphorbia plant sap: an Australian and New Zealand case series - Shields M, Andrew N, LaHood B, Saha N.  Voir?

Euphorbia is a diverse genus of flowering plants that produce a corrosive latex sap which is toxic to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes. The genus is widely distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand (both native and naturalised), and there are ove... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(06/10/2017 @ 13:38)
This weekend  Voir?

Americans love to celebrate weekends at the beach or by the pool. If that’s your plan, I hope your day includes a dose of sunshine. However, I have an important message before you cover yourself in sunscreen. Don’t do it! If you’re shaking your head in disbelief, I get it… What I just said goes against everything you’ve heard for the last 40 years or so from doctors, dermatologists and the mainstream media. But I’ve been telling my patients for decades that covering themselves in commercial sunscreen is bad advice.   In fact, since the start of the media campaign to push sunscreen started, the rate of deadly melanoma cases has risen dramatically. If the numbers continue to increase at the current pace, over 100,000 new cases will be diagnosed by 20...

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(05/10/2017 @ 20:51)
Worse than liquor for your liver  Voir?

Most people think liver disease only happens to alcoholics. But the truth is that being overweight or obese actually puts you at a much higher risk for liver damage than alcohol. In fact, alcohol contributes to only 6% of liver damage. But obesity contributes to 52% of liver disease. And if you’re obese, you’re 400% more likely to develop liver damage than a normal-weight individual.1 That’s why about 30% of people in America have some form of chronic fatty liver disease. It’s called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD causes painful swelling and scarring of the liver.  And I blame modern food companies. Our food supply is now drenched in Big Agra’s high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Just like alcohol, HFCS is toxic to the liver. Unlike other sugar...

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(05/10/2017 @ 20:19)
5 pounds of THIS in your body?  Voir?

Did you know that by the time you’re 50, you could have almost five pounds of toxins trapped inside your cells, tissue and organs? For millions of years, we had clean air and pure water. But in the past hundred years, our environment has changed faster than we can evolve with it. We weren’t designed to live in a modern world of manmade chemicals, toxins and pollutants. That’s why purging your body of pollutants is more important today than ever. Environmental toxins have become a major health threat. These toxins have linked with many of today’s chronic diseases including: • Cancer • Diabetes • Alzheimer’s • Asthma • Liver disease • Chronic fatigue syndrome • Kidney disease • ADHD • Parkinson’s • Thyroid disease In fact,...

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(05/10/2017 @ 19:38)
Researchers create molecule that could ‘kick and kill' HIV  Voir?

Current anti-AIDS drugs are highly effective at making HIV undetectable and allowing people with the virus to live longer, healthier lives. The treatments, a class of medications called antiretroviral therapy, also greatly reduce the chance of transmission from person to person.But the medications do not actually rid the body of the virus, which has the ability to elude medications by lying dormant in cells called CD4+ T cells, which signal another type of T cell, the CD8, to destroy HIV-infected cells. When a person with HIV stops treatment, the virus emerges and replicates in the body, weakening the immune system and raising the likelihood of opportunistic infections or cancers that can sicken or kill the patient.Researchers have been looking for ways to eliminate the “reservoirs” wh...

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(05/10/2017 @ 18:03)
NTP Update - October 2017 now available  Voir?

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)

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(05/10/2017 @ 17:00)
Drugs in Clinical Development for Fungal Infections (review includes CD101)  Voir?

Despite increasing rates of invasive fungal infections being reported globally, only a single antifungal drug has been approved during the last decade. Resistance, toxicity, drug interactions and restricted routes of administration remain unresolved issues. This review focuses on new antifungal compounds which are currently in various clinical phases of development. We discuss two azoles with a tetrazole moiety that allows selective activity against the fungal CYP: VT-1161 for Candida infections and VT-1129 for cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)

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(05/10/2017 @ 13:51)
HPV blood test: Throat cancer treatment can cause THESE toxic side-effects  Voir?

A TEST for throat cancer patients with the human papillomavirus could find whether chemotherapy treatment will be effective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
(05/10/2017 @ 12:04)
HPV blood test: Throat CANCER chemotherapy treatment can cause THESE toxic side-effects  Voir?

A TEST for throat cancer patients with the human papillomavirus could find whether chemotherapy treatment will be effective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
(05/10/2017 @ 12:04)
Proteome profile of different rat brain regions after sarin intoxication - Chaubey K, Alam SI, Nagar DP, Waghmare CK, Pant SC, Singh L, Srivastava N, Bhattacharya BK.  Voir?

Sarin is an organophosphorus chemical warfare agent which irreversibly inhibits acetylcholinesterase. Acute toxicity after sarin exposure is due to hyper activation of the nicotinic and muscarinic receptor. Survivors of sarin exposure often develop long te... (Source: SafetyLit)
(05/10/2017 @ 09:05)
Guns and violent media-a toxic mix with an available antidote - Christakis DA, Rivara FP.  Voir?

There are few proverbial “third rails” in academic medicine. In this issue of JAMA Pediatrics, we published an article that touches 2 of them: media violence and guns. Given the stakes, we accepted the article only after multiple iterative reviews a... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(05/10/2017 @ 09:05)
Scorpion-related cardiomyopathy and acute pulmonary edema in a child who is stung by Leiurus abdullahbayrami - Dokur M, Do ğan M, Yagmur EA.  Voir?

Venom of Leiurus abdullahbayrami (Scorpiones: Buthidae) is an extremely toxic one and it stimulates voltage-gated sodium and potassium channels. In case of a stung by this scorpion; excessive catecholamine release occur and it impairs left ventricle contra... (Source: SafetyLit)
(05/10/2017 @ 09:05)
Randomized trial to determine most effective, least toxic treatment for babies with SCID  Voir?

(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Investigators plan to determine the lowest dose of chemotherapy needed for babies with severe combined immunodeficiency undergoing bone marrow transplant. The goal is to restore the immune system safely and effectively with less toxicity than the higher dose regimens currently in use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(05/10/2017 @ 05:00)
Two weeks to bowel cancer?  Voir?

There’s no doubt antibiotics have saved a lot of lives. But because they’ve been overprescribed for so many years we’ve ended up with a slew of health problems. For one thing, overuse of antibiotics wreaks havoc on your microbiome… That’s your body’s ecosystem. Your microbiome has 100 trillion or so bacteria, viruses and fungi. It affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. But other good bacteria are called “probiotics.” They boost your immune system. They help you digest your food and turn it into vitamins. But in your gut, antibiotics kill off good bacteria along with the bad. When that happens, your immune system gets weak. Your risk of obesity and heart disease goes up. So do ra...

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(05/10/2017 @ 04:50)
These foods fight deadly lung disease  Voir?

Your lungs are under constant assault. That's why COPD is the third leading cause of death according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 15 million Americans have it. COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It's a group of lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. They constrict your airways. They make breathing difficult and can cause wheezing or coughing. Most doctors will tell you that smoking is the major culprit. But even if you never smoked you are still at risk of COPD. You see, our modern world is a big factor. Our air is full of chemicals. Bad air is linked to a long list of health problems including COPD. And it's not just the air outside… Even in the comfort of your own home, toxins are swarming in the air. In fact, t...

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(04/10/2017 @ 20:09)
Everyone in London now breathes toxic air particles  Voir?

Research shows that every area of London exceeds the World Health Organisation's air quality guidelines for microscopic particles known as PM2.5. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Medical findings and toxicological analysis in infant death by balloon gas asphyxia: a case report - Cuypers E, Rosier E, Loix S, Develter W, Van Den Bogaert W, Wuestenbergs J, Van de Voorde W, Tytgat J.  Voir?

In recent years, the increasing number of asphyxiation cases due to helium inhalation is remarkable. All described cases in the literature where diagnosed as suicide. In this article, however, we describe a triple infant homicide in which helium, as balloo... (Source: SafetyLit)
(04/10/2017 @ 14:12)
Toxic cocktail: Okinawan pit viper genome reveals evolution of snake venom  Voir?

(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) For the first time, researchers have sequenced a habu genome, that of the Taiwan habu, and compared it to that of its sister species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
(04/10/2017 @ 05:00)
Soil amendments for healthier spinach  Voir?

(American Society of Agronomy) Soils keep plants healthy by providing plants with water, helpful minerals, and microbes, among other benefits. But what if the soil also contains toxic elements, such as cadmium? The solution goes back to the soil. Researchers are investigating which soil additives work best. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(04/10/2017 @ 05:00)
Analysis of the impact of harmful factors in the workplace on functioning of the respiratory system of firefighters - Witt M, Goniewicz M, Paw łowski W, Goniewicz K, Biczysko W.  Voir?

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Firefighters are considered a healthy and fit group of individuals, well-prepared for taking action in disaster situations. While working, they suffer from exposure to certain toxic agents, especially combustion products generat... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(04/10/2017 @ 04:38)
Judge Adopts Ruling Allowing Portland's Public Nuisance Claim Against Monsanto  Voir?

PORTLAND, Ore. - A federal judge in Oregon on Sept. 22 adopted a magistrate judge's April 18 ruling allowing the city of Portland to pursue a public nuisance claim against Monsanto Co. over polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination, holding that the city is not required to own property to allege that it has suffered a special injury (City of Portland v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 16-cv-01418-PK, D. Ore., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156370). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
Statute-Of-Limitations Claim Viable In Lead Paint Case, Judge Rules  Voir?

HAMMOND, Ind. - A federal judge in Indiana on Sept. 29 partially dismissed a lead-paint injury lawsuit, ruling that a city housing authority and some paint industry defendants were not liable, but that some claims remained against E.I. du Pont de Nemours& Co. (Lashawnda Walker v. City of East Chicago, Ind., et al., No. 16-367, N.D. Ind.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160729). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
Lack Of Expert Evidence Dooms Man's Injury Suit Over Oil Dispersant Exposure  Voir?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A federal judge in Alabama on Sept. 25 awarded summary judgment to BP Exploration& Production Inc. after finding that a man's failure to produce expert evidence linking his exposure to chemical dispersants used during cleanup activities following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that occurred after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon was fatal to his suit (Robert James Townsend v. BP Exploration& Production, Inc., et al., No. 16-CV-301, N.D. Ala., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156252). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
Chemical Injury Plaintiff Must Testify, Company Says; Motion To Compel Filed  Voir?

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Pacific Gas& Electric Co. (PGE) on Sept. 27 moved to compel one of the plaintiffs in a chemical injury and groundwater contamination lawsuit against company to appear for an oral deposition, contending that the woman is obligated to be present and faces sanctions for having failed to attend at her initial deposition without first obtaining a protective order (Barbara A. Vinson v. Pacific Gas& Electric Company, No. 16-514, C.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
Court Should Not Allow Late Evidence, Expert Report In Benzene Case, Company Says  Voir?

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A company sued for allegedly contaminating a North Carolina man's groundwater on Sept. 22 filed a brief in North Carolina federal court arguing that the court should not allow the plaintiff to introduce evidence and witness testimony that has been filed months after deadlines established by the court and procedural rules (Kent Stahle v. CTS Corporation, No. 14-48, W.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
Judge Approves $10.32M Deal Between EPA, Smelter Operators To Pay Cleanup Costs  Voir?

TULSA, Okla. - A federal judge in Oklahoma on Sept. 26 approved a consent decree in which two companies will pay a combined $10,323,727 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Oklahoma for remediation costs associated with lead and zinc contamination of soil and groundwater (United States of America, et al. v. Doe Run Resources Corporation, et al., No. 15-CV-0663-CVE-TLW, N.D. Okla.; 2017 U.S. LEXIS 157505). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
Judge Remands Groundwater Case To Alabama State Court; Joinder Not Fraudulent  Voir?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A federal judge in Alabama on Sept. 25 remanded a groundwater contamination lawsuit to state court on grounds that the defendants failed to meet their burden establishing federal jurisdiction and did not establish that a local party was fraudulently joined to the case (Waters Works and Sewer Board of Gadsden v. 3M Company, et al., No. 16-1755, N.D. Ala.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156272). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
Judge Dismisses 248 Plaintiffs In Groundwater Case For Missing Deadlines  Voir?

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A federal judge in Mississippi on Sept. 25 adopted a report from a magistrate judge in a groundwater contamination lawsuit and dismissed 248 plaintiffs who had not complied with a case management order (CMO) despite the deadline being extended multiple times (Dorothy Abner, et al. v. Hercules Inc., et al., No. 14-63, S.D. Miss.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156208). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
Limitations Period Has Expired On Claim Of Tainted Groundwater, Company Says  Voir?

NEW YORK - Northrop Grumman Corp. on Sept. 18 filed a brief in the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals arguing that an amicus brief filed by parties interested in a groundwater contamination lawsuit is premised on "a fundamental misconception" regarding the limitations period for tort claims (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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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
Preliminary Approval Of $151M Groundwater Contamination Settlement Granted By Judge  Voir?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Sept. 21 granted preliminary approval to a $151 million class settlement between a water company and residents who contended that it had contaminated their groundwater with 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) (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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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
Monsanto Denies More Claims In Roundup MDL, Says Glyphosate Injury Lawsuit Fails  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co., which is being sued in the multidistrict litigation in California federal court related to the herbicide Roundup, on Sept. 26 filed an answer to one of the individual cases, denying all liability (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation [Frederick Johnson v. Monsanto Co., No. 17-5160], No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Man, Companies Reach $5M Deal On Claims He Suffered From 'Popcorn Lung'  Voir?

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - A Missouri man and two companies that make artificial butter flavoring for microwave popcorn reached a $5 million settlement in a lawsuit the man brought alleging that he suffered from a bronchial disease commonly referred to as "popcorn lung," a source told Mealey Publications on Sept. 21 (George W. Giles v Carmi Flavor& Fragrance Corp., et al., No. 13-BU-CV05632-01, Mo. Cir., Buchanan Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Flint Defendants: Discovery Request 'Procedurally Deficient'; Should Be Quashed  Voir?

DETROIT - A group of defendants in the consolidated litigation involving the lead-contaminated water crisis in the city of Flint, Mich., on Sept. 28 moved to quash the plaintiffs' requests for production of documents, contending that the plaintiffs' requests are "procedurally deficient" (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
City Of Flint Fertility Rates 'Decreased Substantially' After Water Source Change  Voir?

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Two researchers released a study on Aug. 7 in which they conclude that general fertility rates in the city of Flint, Mich., "decreased substantially" following the decision to switch the city's source of drinking water, which allowed the supply to become contaminated with lead. At the same time, the researchers say their data indicated that "health outcomes displayed mixed results." (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
6th Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc Requested By City In Flint Water Crisis Case  Voir?

CINCINNATI - A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 21 denied a petition filed by the city of Flint, Mich., seeking a rehearing en banc of the Circuit Court's decision reversing and remanding two lawsuits brought in relation to the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city (Beatrice Boler, et al. v. Darnell Earley, et al., No. 16-1684 and Melissa Mays, et al. v. Rick Snyder, et al., No. 17-1144, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
Sap from garden plants can burn eyes  Voir?

(Reuters Health) - Gardeners caring for plants in the Euphorbia genus should be careful about handling the toxic sap, according to a new report. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(03/10/2017 @ 22:12)
Johnson & Johnson Facing Asbestos Talcum Powder Lawsuits  Voir?

Recently unsealed documents from a lawsuit against consumer goods and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson revealed the company knew for decades its talc products may have contained deadly asbestos fibers. The files show Johnson & Johnson was alerted of asbestos contamination risks in the early 1970s and trained employees to reassure the public its iconic baby powder products were never contaminated with the carcinogenic mineral. It is the latest chapter in the ongoing controversy over the alleged link between talcum powder and cancer. The lawsuit — filed on behalf of more than 50 women in St. Louis — is among more than 5,000 talc-related claims against J&J. Most of the lawsuits blame the company's talc products for causing women to develop ovarian cancer, but previou...

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(03/10/2017 @ 19:41)
Will All the Abbott-Alere Fuss Be Worth It?  Voir?

For better or for worse, Abbott and Alere are expected to officially tie the knot today. Alere tied up several loose ends late last week to close the $5.3 billion deal that once seemed doomed. The company settled a Department of Justice investigation related to its triage cardiac and toxicology products, and the FTC said it would OK the transaction, provided that Alere sells its blood gas and cardiac marker testing systems, along with related facility divestitures. Earlier this year the companies were going toe-to-toe over the initial $5.8 billion merger agreement. Abbott got cold feet after a series of revelations that included the DOJ investigation and the delayed filing of Alere's annual financial statements. Alere said the total combined payment to the DOJ and the participating state...

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(03/10/2017 @ 17:11)
Scientists reveal 7 alternative natural cleaning hacks  Voir?

Toxic cleaning chemicals bring risks of breathing problems and allergies, experts, commissioned by Norwegian biochemists have warned. But there are healthy alternatives to get your home spotless. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(03/10/2017 @ 16:56)
3 nutrients for a sharp, ageless brain  Voir?

For decades mainstream medicine told us that dying neurons are the problem with an aging brain. But the difference between an old brain and a sharp, young brain isn’t just neurons… You see, mental function depends on two kinds of brain cells. Neurons are just half the story. In fact, when scientists studied Albert Einstein’s brain they found he had a wealth of “other” brain cells that accounted for his genius.  I’m talking about “glia,” or “glial” brain cells. Scientists have known about glial cells for a long time. But they thought they were just support for the neurons that did the real work of “thinking.”  Research now shows that glial cells do a lot more. These brain cells stimulate and fine tune the actions of yo...

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(03/10/2017 @ 15:07)
How Air Pollution Can Lead To Weight Gain  Voir?

I just read a study that stunned me. It suggested that the air we breathe is making us fat.   A researcher from Duke University placed two groups of rats in separate chambers. One group was exposed to Beijing’s super toxic air. That city has some of the worst air pollution in the world. The second group breathed filtered air. The two groups ate exactly the same diet. After 19 days, the rats exposed to the air pollution were 18% fatter. Their LDL levels were 50% higher and their triglycerides were 46% higher. This indicates high levels of fat in their blood. To make matters worse, their lungs were 25% heavier and their livers weighed 16% more — a clear sign of inflammation.1 I wanted to know more, so I looked into other studies linking air pollutants to obesity. An Ohio State r...

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(03/10/2017 @ 14:28)
Too little is known about wildfire smoke  Voir?

(University of California - Davis Health System) How do fire-suppression chemicals and pesticides affect wildfire smoke and the health of those who breathe it? UC Davis graduate students discovered that this question cannot be answered based on current scientific evidence and, in a review published in 'Current Topics in Toxicology,' they recommend studies on the compounds in wildfire smoke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(03/10/2017 @ 05:00)
New targeted alpha therapy protocol for advanced prostate cancer  Voir?

(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Therapy options are limited for men with advanced-stage, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, but a new treatment protocol offers hope. In the featured article of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine's October issue, German researchers report on their novel dosing regimen for actinium-225-labeled targeted alpha therapy of patients with prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-positive tumors. The protocol balances treatment response with toxicity concerns to provide the most effective therapy with the least side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(03/10/2017 @ 05:00)
EPA to Close Research Labs  Voir?

Some regional environmental labs will be closed or merged as part of a new plan by the Environmental Protection Agency. Details are scant, but according to union officials and lab workers, at least five regional labs will be relocated or consolidated. One of the locations under consideration for closure or relocation is Houston, Texas; that facility oversees testing of Superfund toxic waste sites. The leases for several facilities, including in California, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Nevada, will not be renewed. In those instances, the agency will relocate the programs to other locations and has offered buyouts to some employees.       (Source: Public Policy Reports)

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(03/10/2017 @ 01:17)
King-Herbert elected to ACLAM board  Voir?

The National Toxicology Program’s Angela King-Herbert was elected to the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board of directors. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)

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(03/10/2017 @ 00:38)
Speeding the adoption of alternative safety tests  Voir?

At a public meeting, National Toxicology Program scientists and others heard praise for a plan to speed adoption of nonanimal safety tests. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(03/10/2017 @ 00:38)
Toxicology Rounds: Opioids Not the Only Pain Meds that Lead to Abuse  Voir?

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
(01/10/2017 @ 06:00)
Kymriah approved despite $475  000 price and toxicities  Voir?

(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
(01/10/2017 @ 01:00)
Adjuvant Nivolumab: New Standard of Care for Melanoma? Adjuvant Nivolumab: New Standard of Care for Melanoma?  Voir?

In resected melanoma, nivolumab improves recurrence-free survival with less toxicity. Dr Jeffrey Weber discusses results of the CheckMate 238 study presented at ESMO 2017Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(29/09/2017 @ 21:38)
"Bunanje": XX century abuse of  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Atropa belladonna (Engl. deadly nightshade, Cro. velebilje, bunika) is a plant containing pharmacologically active, potentially toxic alkaloids: atropine, hyocyamine and scopolamine. The risk of poisoning in children is important because of pos... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(29/09/2017 @ 08:20)
Consumer group warns against common flame retardant  Voir?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission published guidance in the Federal Registry Thursday that serves as a warning for consumers not to buy products containing a commonly-used class of toxic flame retardants, called organohalogen chemicals. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
(29/09/2017 @ 01:23)
Groundbreaking study reveals 20% of all deaths now caused by junk food and toxic food ingredients  Voir?

(Natural News) Here I was, strolling up to a cancer fundraising event for a relative I hardly knew. I heard the sounds of drunken chatter and eyed the Budweiser banner sponsoring the event. A crowd of faces overflowed out of the banquet hall like fizz bubbling over the brim of a red solo cup. I... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/09/2017 @ 22:53)
Consumers being poisoned to death from "cumulative risk" of pesticide and chemical exposure, warns legal expert  Voir?

(Natural News) With more information constantly coming to light about the toxic chemicals we use in our daily lives, it can be enough to make you want to live inside a bubble. You can grow your own food and make natural cleaning supplies, but what about the flame retardants in your clothes or the pesticides... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/09/2017 @ 22:45)
"What the Health" documentary film draws heavy criticism from quacks that shill for the meat, dairy and pharmaceutical industries  Voir?

(Natural News) In today’s health world, conflicts of interest abound, such as the meat and dairy industries trying to show that animal fat consumption doesn’t matter – even paying for and performing their own biased and skewed research as “proof.” The “toxic” food industries literally pay for shill scientists and medical doctors — like “Dr.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/09/2017 @ 21:33)
Sustainable Pacemaker Research Accelerates  Voir?

One of the great "meta" areas of investigation for the scientific community is how to attain greater efficiency in sustainable energy creation and storage, from solar power arrays to car batteries to batteries for mobile phones and laptops. To the quest for greater sustainability in these industries one can add cardiac pacemakers, and one pioneer of the technology says it could be ready for trials sooner rather than later. "It's not far," M. Amin Karami, PhD, director of the Intelligent Dynamic Energy and Sensing Systems Lab at the State University of New York at Buffalo, said. "We can have the technology ready for animal tests and maybe even for human trials, in two years." Karami supervised work by UB doctoral student Hooman Ansari, in which Ansari and colleagues recently created a piezo...

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(28/09/2017 @ 20:38)
Wristbands track toxic exposure after Harvey  Voir?

Flood victims in the Houston area will help scientists track their exposure to dangerous substances as they rebuild from Hurricane Harvey by wearing a porous silicone wristband that absorbs organic chemicals. Baylor College of Medicine is funding the study and is working with the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas A&M University and Oregon State University on the effort. The wristbands can detect volatile and semi-volatile chemicals directly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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(28/09/2017 @ 19:46)
Charlie Sykes: Roy Moore Signals the End of the Republican Party  Voir?

The best lack all conviction While the worst are full of passionate intensity —W.B. Yeats For the GOP, especially its Trumpist wing, the moment is piled high with irony. The primary victory of Roy Moore in Alabama over the candidate for the U.S. Senate seat backed by President Trump suggests that that not even Trump himself can control the forces that he unleashed. Moore’s win is an acid flashback to 2010, when GOP voters in Senate primaries nominated Christine “I am not a witch” O’Donnell in Delaware and the unelectable Sharron Angle in Nevada, who announced a 2018 campaign in March. Republicans had hoped that they had exorcised those characters after that debacle. But years of stoking a sense of perpetual outrage has created a new political dynamic that has ...

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(28/09/2017 @ 17:17)
Wristbands track toxic exposure after Harvey  Voir?

Flood victims in the Houston area will help scientists track their exposure to dangerous substances as they rebuild from Hurricane Harvey by wearing a porous silicone wristband that absorbs organic chemicals. About 150 people have signed up to wear the bracelets, which are similar to the ubiquitous branded advertising giveaways but can absorb more than 1,500 organic chemicals in a process that mimics the human cell, the Houston Chronicle reported. Participants will wear the bracelets for seven… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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Acutis Diagnostics Partners with Shatterproof to Rise Up Against...  Voir?

Acutis Diagnostics, New York's premier toxicology lab, is a proud corporate sponsor of anti-addiction non-profit Shatterproof's NYC 5K Run/Walk. Acutis Diagnostics' Acu-Citizens program...(PRWeb September 28, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14749074.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

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(28/09/2017 @ 01:00)
Pelvic RT Tops Chemoradiation in High-Risk Endometrial Ca (CME/CE)  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Similar survival with both strategies, but less acute toxicity with radiation alone (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
(27/09/2017 @ 23:35)
Tattoos Leave A Potentially Toxic Mark Deep Under The Skin  Voir?

Scientists found metals and other chemicals in the lymph nodes of tattooed people, but we need more research to know if they're doing any harm. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
(27/09/2017 @ 21:25)
How I Eliminated Chronic Stress from My Life  Voir?

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James I wasn't always filled with chronic stress, although some might say (as my psychotherapist informed me) that my childhood was particularly stressful, if not quite approaching toxic stress. What I've learned in the years since undergoing therapy is that my mother likely suffered from depression as she carried me in her womb, thus, potentially setting the stage for what later became my own depression, heightened fear and anxiety, hypersensitivity and feelings of inadequacy, hopelessness, even despair. The death of my grandmother, aunt and then my father when I was a young girl only added to the inordinate amount of stress I tried to bury. How did I overcome chronic stress? In sho...

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(27/09/2017 @ 14:00)
Whole Foods pushes TOXIC blood-clotting canola oil in more than 50% of their packaged products and at the prepared food bar  Voir?

(Natural News) The slogan on the Whole Foods website says, “Eat real food.” Sure. Then at the top of the home page they claim, “We’re growing something good.” Really? Since when is rapeseed good? Most of the signature Whole Foods brand “365” products contain rapeseed oil (also known as Canadian Low Acid Oil or “canola”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/09/2017 @ 10:22)
Where Do 50 Million Tonnes a Year of Toxic E-Waste Go?  Voir?

Disassembling of electronic waste in Bengaluru, India. Credit: Victorgrigas. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.By Baher KamalROME, Sep 27 2017 (IPS)Each year, the electronics industry generates up to 41 million tonnes of e-waste, but as the number of consumers rises, and the lifespan of devices shrinks in response to demand for the newest and best, that figure could reach 50 million tonnes this year, according to specialised studies. Of all these tonnes of noxious waste, a staggering 60-90 per cent of e-waste –worth nearly 19 billion dollars– is illegally traded or dumped, often with the involvement of transnational criminal gangs, a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) research had already warned a couple of years ago.West Africa has been reported by the...

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(27/09/2017 @ 07:18)
ACMT Position Statement: Toxicology Issues in Determining Brain Death  Voir?

4 out of 5 stars ACMT Position Statement: Determining Brain Death in Adults After Drug Overdose. Neavyn MJ et al. J Med Toxicol 2017;13:271-273. Full Text The American Academy of Neurology guidelines on determining brain death in adults states that the clinician can not make such a determination unless he or she can  â€œ[e]xclude the presence of a CNS-depressant drug effect by history, drug screen, calculation of clearance using 5 times the drug’s half-life (assuming normal hepatic and renal function), or, if available, drug plasma levels below the therapeutic range.” Excluding drug effect in these cases is not at all straightforward, and this position statement — developed by the American College of Medical Toxicology and endorsed by both the American Academy of Clini...

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(27/09/2017 @ 03:11)
Mercury Mining Awaits International Control in Mexico  Voir?

Artisanal gold mining in Latin America uses mercury, a practice that should be modified in countries that have ratified the international Minamata Convention for the control of this toxic metal. Credit: Thelma Mejŕ­a/IPSBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Sep 26 2017 (IPS)For environmentalist Patricia Ruiz the only word that comes to mind is “devastating,” when describing the situation of mercury mining in her home state of Querétaro in central Mexico.“There are a large number of pits (from which the mercury is extracted), and there are the tailing ponds containing mining waste, all of which drains into the rivers. These are people who don't have other options, they risk their health, their family genetics. There are many people involved, who have no alternative employment,” said Ruiz, ...

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(26/09/2017 @ 20:30)
High-precision radiotherapy for prostate cancer 'shows promise'  Voir?

Conclusion This study shows some promising results for targeted pelvic lymph node radiotherapy for men with advanced localised prostate cancer. However, these results can only be treated as preliminary findings for now. This was an early-stage trial that aimed to investigate whether the treatment approach is safe and to get an idea of what doses may be suitable for assessment in further trials. Although it can give an indication of effectiveness, this was not the main aim of the study. Men were not randomised to a treatment group, which means there may have been some differences in the cancers or patient characteristics of men who received the different radiation dosages. This could, in turn, have impacted how effective the treatment was and makes it hard to know at this stage what the opt...

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(26/09/2017 @ 18:00)
Reduced-Dose RT Controls HPV+ Oropharynx Cancer (CME/CE)  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Dramatic decline in toxicity (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
(26/09/2017 @ 17:35)
A Supplement That May Block The Toxic Effects of Alcohol A Supplement That May Block The Toxic Effects of Alcohol  Voir?

Dr Lundberg shares a possible aid for metabolizing alcohol.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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(26/09/2017 @ 17:23)
Organic psychosis and nystagmus? consider dextromethorphan toxicity  Voir?

2 out of 5 stars Dextromethorphan in Cough Syrup: The Poor Man’s Psychosis. Martinak B et al. Psychopharmacol Bull 2017 Sep 15:47:59-63. Full Text Dextromethorphan (DXM) is found in many over-the-counter cough and cold medications. At recommended therapeutic dosage (up to 120 mg per day in divided doses) DXM is safe and has no psychiatric effects. However, DXM and its major metabolite â€”dextrorphan — act as NMDA receptor antagonists, producing effects similar to those of phencyclidine (PCP) or ketamine when taken in large amounts. The intensity of psychiatric symptoms seen after DXM overdose is dose-dependent. ranging from alterations in perception as well as motor and cognitive function to agitation, violent behavior, and hyperthermia. Management of these patients focuses on s...

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(26/09/2017 @ 03:46)
Opinion: Toxic Time Bombs  Voir?

Decades of evidence point to the untoward health effects of endocrine disruptor exposures, yet little is being done to regulate the chemicals. (Source: The Scientist)
(25/09/2017 @ 17:45)
Adverse Events of Raltegravir and Dolutegravir Adverse Events of Raltegravir and Dolutegravir  Voir?

Do commonly reported toxic adverse events associated with these drugs factor into the decision to discontinue ART?AIDS (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
(25/09/2017 @ 05:18)
If blueberries were pharmaceuticals, they would be hailed as the greatest "miracle" health breakthrough in the history of medicine  Voir?

(Natural News) Blueberries are miraculous natural medicine. If they were prescription medications, they would be called a “miracle” health breakthrough and an unprecedented milestone in medical science. Yet you can get them without a prescription, without a visit to the doctor and without “permission” from your health insurance provider. And unlike toxic prescription medications, blueberries... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(23/09/2017 @ 23:15)
EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won't say from where  Voir?

The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey (Source: ABC News: Health)
(23/09/2017 @ 20:06)
Managing Acute Toxicity in CAR T-Cell Therapy (CME/CE)  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Treatment algorithms detail easy-to-follow'ground rules for patient safety'(Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
(23/09/2017 @ 15:35)
Hurricane season public health preparedness, response, and recovery guidance for health care providers, response and recovery workers, and affected communities - CDC, 2017 -  Voir?

CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) have guidance and technical materials available in both English and Spanish to help communities prepare for hurricanes and floods (Table 1). To help protect the health and safety of the p... (Source: SafetyLit)
(22/09/2017 @ 22:18)
' Off-Roading' Threat May Lurk in The Air  Voir?

Riders should think about toxic exposures, not just injuries: study Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asbestos, Child Safety, Motor Vehicle Safety (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
(22/09/2017 @ 21:00)
' Off-Roading' Threat May Lurk in the Air  Voir?

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Falls aren't the only danger for kids who ride an off-road vehicle. In many parts of the United States, riders may also inhale hazardous mineral fibers and toxic dust, researchers warn. Four-wheel-drive and all-terrain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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(22/09/2017 @ 17:09)
The FDA Is Coming Around to the Idea That Cheese, Microbes, and Mold Can Work Just Fine  Voir?

Fuzzy ashen mold billows around wheels of cheese stacked on wooden planks at La Ferme de L’Abérieux. Inside its cheese cave nestled in the hills of Cordon, southeastern France, proprietor Albert Bottollier Depois removes one wheel and lowers it to the wide eyes of two children. “Mushrooms,” he says threading his fingers through the cloudy wreath of fungus forming the cheese’s distinctive crust. For a stronger cheese, he’ll even pierce the rind so it seeps in and blooms in the eyes. This is a Tomme de Savoie, one of France’s most distinguished and sought-after cheeses. And yet it has seesawed on America’s Import Ban list since 2014—alongside Roquefort, Morbier, and St. Nectaire. Some American artisan cheeses have been kept off market sh...

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(22/09/2017 @ 09:38)
Potentiation of hydrogen peroxide toxicity: from catalase inhibition to stable DNA-iron complexes - Mahaseth T, Kuzminov A.  Voir?

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is unique among general toxins, because it is stable in abiotic environments at ambient temperature and neutral pH, yet rapidly kills any type of cells by producing highly-reactive hydroxyl radicals. This life-specific reactivity f... (Source: SafetyLit)
(22/09/2017 @ 03:17)
Accidental severe poisoning with methemoglobinogenic substance: a case report - Ro śniak-Bąk K, Bak M, Winnicka R, Krakowiak A.  Voir?

A 45-year-old male patient was admitted to the Regional Poison Center because of poisoning with dimethyloaniline contained in a toxic resin-curing dimethyl aniline-based formulation ingested inadvertently. Intoxication happened at workplace. The patient wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
(22/09/2017 @ 03:17)
Vaccine cultists try to explain away newly discovered link between flu shots and spontaneous abortions  Voir?

(Natural News) A recent study published in the journal Vaccine showed that there was a “strong association” between repeated seasonal flu shots and miscarriages. For anyone skeptical of vaccines, this finding, while saddening, is not exactly surprising. Why wouldn’t injecting a pregnant woman with a toxic cocktail of viruses, adjuvants and mercury cause a miscarriage? The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(21/09/2017 @ 22:59)
Arianna Huffington: 10 Ways to Actually, Finally Improve Company Culture  Voir?

There are endless truisms about the importance of company culture — so many that the idea of a strong culture has become a cliché. We often just nod our heads and move on. But it matters. So how can we put flesh and blood on the idea to make it more than just a nice saying? How can companies embody the connection between culture and the bottom line? Here are ten ways. 1) End the burnout delusion. Burnout is not the price we must pay for success. Leaders need to realize that taking care of their human capital is just as important as PnL, Ebitda and quarterly earnings. Living a sustainable life, and making sure their employees do too, is the best way for a leader to sustain growth. 2) Embrace openness. The more transparent a company’s culture, the more likely it is that t...

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(21/09/2017 @ 20:54)
Chlorine & plus; Pee = Breathing Trouble for Waterpark Workers  Voir?

CDC report finds unventilated air around pools can become toxic (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
(21/09/2017 @ 20:00)
Chlorine + Pee = Breathing Trouble for Waterpark Workers  Voir?

CDC report finds unventilated air around pools can become toxic Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Occupational Health, Water Safety (Recreational) (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
(21/09/2017 @ 19:00)
Converting 30 Million Tons of Asbestos into Usable Chemicals  Voir?

New details have emerged of a plan to remove 30 million tons of asbestos waste from the inactive 1,550-acre Eden-Lowell mine in Vermont. Solution: Move it to a proposed processing plant in Groveton, New Hampshire. The proposal is part of long-term cleanup plan that began in 2013, when officials with the Vermont Asbestos Group reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Vermont state officials. Under the agreement, Vermont Asbestos Group (VAG) will pay past and future cleanup costs and maintain the site, including protecting the public from potential environmental asbestos exposure. The most recent chapter of the plan is to construct a processing plant in an area of a former Groveton paper mill, which city officials say has the natural gas pipeline neces...

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(21/09/2017 @ 14:02)
New Guidelines for Managing CAR T-Cell Acute Toxicities New Guidelines for Managing CAR T-Cell Acute Toxicities  Voir?

Researchers at MD Anderson have developed a framework to help recognize and manage unique acute toxicities associated with CAR T-cell therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
(21/09/2017 @ 13:42)
Future plastics could be made out of sugar and carbon dioxide, making them harmless to the environment  Voir?

(Natural News) The future looks brighter as researchers have discovered a way to create plastic that’s not harmful to nature. Scientists from the Centre of Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath has successfully created a plastic material that doesn’t use highly toxic substances that could pose problems not only to the environment... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(21/09/2017 @ 10:03)
Health Tip: Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning  Voir?

-- Carbon monoxide (CO) is routinely called a " silent killer, " since the toxic gas is odorless and tasteless. More than 400 people die each year in the United States from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, and more than 50,000 people visit the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Dopamine oxidation mediates mitochondrial and lysosomal dysfunction in Parkinsons disease  Voir?

Mitochondrial and lysosomal dysfunction have been implicated in substantia nigra dopaminergic neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease (PD), but how these pathways are linked in human neurons remains unclear. Here we studied dopaminergic neurons derived from patients with idiopathic and familial PD. We identified a time-dependent pathological cascade beginning with mitochondrial oxidant stress leading to oxidized dopamine accumulation and ultimately resulting in reduced glucocerebrosidase enzymatic activity, lysosomal dysfunction, and α-synuclein accumulation. This toxic cascade was observed in human, but not in mouse, PD neurons at least in part because of species-specific differences in dopamine metabolism. Increasing dopamine synthesis or α-synuclein amounts in mouse m...

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(21/09/2017 @ 01:00)
New Grant Will Examine Link Between ‘Dirty' Brains and Alzheimer's  Voir?

A new $3.2 million grant will bring together biomedical scientists and mechanical engineers in an effort to develop a detailed understanding of the brain 's waste removal system. The research could have significant implications for diseases like Alzheimer's that arise when this system breaks down and toxic proteins accumulate in the brain. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)

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(20/09/2017 @ 22:29)
Barrier put in mine that sent toxic water into 3 states  Voir?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and valve inside an inactive Colorado mine to prevent another surge of toxic wastewater like a 2015 blowout that contaminated rivers in three states (Source: ABC News: Health)

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(20/09/2017 @ 19:09)
Toxic brain injury with nitrobenzene poisoning - Kumar A, Bhavsar C, Aggarwal P, Jamshed N.  Voir?

Acute methemoglobinemia secondary to nitrobenzene ingestion is a rare but well-known clinical entity. It is extremely important to identify such patients as rapid and effective management with methylene blue and other supportive measures will often save th... (Source: SafetyLit)
(20/09/2017 @ 13:05)
Physician beware: severe cyanide toxicity from amygdalin tablets ingestion - Dang T, Nguyen C, Tran PN.  Voir?

Despite the risk of cyanide toxicity and lack of efficacy, amygdalin is still used as alternative cancer treatment. Due to the highly lethal nature of cyanide toxicity, many patients die before getting medical care. Herein, we describe the case of a 73-yea... (Source: SafetyLit)
(20/09/2017 @ 13:05)
Sudan: Sudan, Tunisia Discuss Health Cooperation  Voir?

[SNA] Khartoum -The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Issam El-Deen Mohamed Abdulla discussed with the visiting Tunisian delegation led by the head of the majority bloc in the Tunisian Parliament, Dr. Rieda Sharaf El-Deen in the presence of the Secretary-General of the National Council for Drugs and Toxicology Dr. Al-Zein Al-Fahal, aspects of health cooperation especially in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing, training of health personnel in both countries and investment in medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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(20/09/2017 @ 10:14)
Nora Volkow to receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences  Voir?

(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University will award the fifth annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences to Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Volkow pioneered the use of brain imaging to investigate the toxic effects and addictive properties of abusable drugs, and her work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(20/09/2017 @ 05:00)
Battery Company: Design Changes Caused Chemical Injury Explosion On Fracking Rig  Voir?

OKLAHOMA CITY - A company that is the third-party defendant in a lawsuit brought by a man who alleges that he suffered chemical injuries from a lithium battery pack that exploded on a hydraulic fracturing rig filed a brief in Oklahoma federal court on Sept. 13, contending that the fracking company's motion for summary judgment should be denied because "at the very least" an issue of fact remains regarding whether the fracking company's design changes to the battery pack were a proximate cause of the explosion at issue (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, et al. and Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation v. Engineered Power LP, et al., No. 15-145, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/09/2017 @ 01:35)
Researchers Had Duty Of Care In Lead Abatement Study, Split Maryland Panel Rules  Voir?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A split panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Sept. 6 reversed a trial court ruling and concluded that the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) and parties affiliated with Johns Hopkins University had a special relationship with the sibling of a girl who was a participant in a lead-paint abatement study in the 1990s and that they owed the sibling a duty of care (Ashley Partlow v. Kennedy Krieger Institute, Nos. 44 and 530, Sept. Term, Md. Spec. App.; 2017 Md. App. LEXIS 906). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/09/2017 @ 01:35)
Sherwin-Williams: Lead Paint Evidence On Risk-Contribution Theory Lacking  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - The Sherwin-Williams Co. on Sept. 13 filed a statement of proposed material facts in Wisconsin federal court supporting its motion for dismissal of a lead-paint poisoning lawsuit against it and other former manufacturers of lead-based paint on grounds that the plaintiffs have not demonstrated a prerequisite need in order for the risk-contribution theory of liability to apply (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/09/2017 @ 01:35)
Evidence Would 'Inflame' Jury In Cancer Case, Company Says, Should Be Excluded  Voir?

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A company being sued for allegedly contaminating a North Carolina man's groundwater on Sept. 11 filed a brief in North Carolina federal court contending that the district court should exclude evidence regarding contamination on the east side of the company's former facility, evidence of the presence of chemicals other than benzene and evidence of alleged negligence because it would "inflame" the jury (Kent Stahle v. CTS Corporation, No. 14-48, W.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/09/2017 @ 01:35)
Judge Denies Injunction In Groundwater Contamination Case Against GE  Voir?

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on Sept. 7 denied a motion for a mandatory permanent injunction sought by a company suing General Electric Co. for contaminating its groundwater (LAJIM LLC, et al. v. General Electric Co., No. 13-50348, N.D. Ill.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144704). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/09/2017 @ 01:35)
Utility Company: Sierra Club's Costs Should Be Denied In Tainted Groundwater Case  Voir?

RICHMOND, Va. - An electric utility company that has been found guilty of violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) by dumping arsenic into the groundwater filed a brief in Virginia federal court on Aug. 21 opposing the plaintiffs' bill of costs and contending that what is known as the CWA's fee shifting provision does not apply to the case at hand (Sierra Club v. Virginia Electric and Power Company, d/b/a Dominion Virginia Power, No. 15-112, E.D. Va.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/09/2017 @ 01:35)
Judge Says Chemical Injury Plaintiff Did Not Allege His Water Was Tainted  Voir?

ALBANY, N.Y. - A federal judge in New York on Sept. 5 dismissed a chemical injury lawsuit on grounds that the plaintiff failed to allege that his injuries were caused by contamination to his personal water supply (James Donavan v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., No. 16-294, N.D. N.Y.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143198). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/09/2017 @ 01:35)
Residents: C8 Injury Claims 'Cognizable'; Case Against Plastics Company Valid  Voir?

CONCORD, N.H. - A group of New Hampshire residents who sued a plastics manufacturer alleging that it was liable for contaminating their drinking water with perfluorooctanoic acid (also known as C8), on Aug. 31 filed a brief contending that they "assert cognizable claims for injury"; therefore, the case should not be dismissed (Kevin Brown, et al. v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation, et al., No. 16-242, D. N.H.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/09/2017 @ 01:35)
Judge Consolidates Cases Regarding EPA Permits For Alleged Environmental Polluter  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Sept. 13 consolidated five cases brought by environmental groups against Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt contending that he is in violation of federal law regarding the approval of a permit for ExxonMobil's petrochemical manufacturing facility in Harris County, Texas (Environmental Integrity Project, et al. v. Scott Pruitt, No. 17-1439, D. D.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/09/2017 @ 01:35)
Former EPA Employee: Motion To Compel Deposition 'Baseless' In Roundup MDL  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A former employee of the Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 5 filed a brief in the multidistrict litigation in California federal court related to the herbicide Roundup, arguing that he should be awarded money because he incurred "substantial financial fees" when he responded to a "baseless" motion to compel filed by counsel for the plaintiffs (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/09/2017 @ 01:35)
Attorney: Chevron Offers 'No Credible Argument' For Cost Tax In Lago Agrio Case  Voir?

NEW YORK - 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, on Sept. 12 filed a letter with the presiding judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, arguing that the company offers "no credible argument" for its contention that the company is entitled to the taxation of costs in the litigation (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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(20/09/2017 @ 01:35)
Split 6th Circuit Panel: Flint Water Crisis Lawsuit Belongs In State Court  Voir?

CINCINNATI - A split panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 11 affirmed a district court's ruling and held that a lawsuit brought by residents of Flint, Mich., against the city and state environmental quality employees relating to the lead-contaminated drinking water crisis in the city belongs in state court (Melissa Mays, et al. v. City of Flint, Mich., et al., No. 16-2484, 6th Cir.; 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 17502). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/09/2017 @ 01:35)
LA exposed toxic fumes due to chemical leaks in soil  Voir?

Exide Technologies near LA released harmful chemicals such as lead and benzene. More than 10,000 homes have been affected but city says it can only decontaminate 2,500 in the next two years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(19/09/2017 @ 21:41)
Republican Senator Endorses Carbon Tax to Fight Climate Change  Voir?

Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed a carbon tax to fight climate change, breaking with much of the Republican Establishment. Speaking at a climate change conference held by former Secretary of State John Kerry at Yale University, the South Carolina Republican called for a “price on carbon,” saying he would take the idea to the White House for consideration. “I’m a Republican. I believe that the greenhouse effect is real, that CO2 emissions generated by man is creating our greenhouse gas effect that traps heat, and the planet is warming,” said Graham, according to a transcript of the video. “A price on carbon—that’s the way to go in my view.” Graham said he is working Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, on legislation. Despite t...

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(19/09/2017 @ 21:29)
Toxic tattoo ink accumulates in lymph nodes, causing life-long cancer risk  Voir?

(Natural News) Scientists now warn that colored tattoos can increase the risk of cancer. The pigmented dyes used by most tattoo parlors contain a controversial chemical known as titanium dioxide. This compound is added to tattoo ink to give certain colors. But while the chemical is efficient in exacting the correct shade desired, it is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(19/09/2017 @ 19:15)
Fentanyl, carfentanil and the opioid crisis: where do we stand now?  Voir?

3.5 out of 5 stars Controversies and carfentanil: We have much to learn about the present state of opioid poisoning. Cole JB, Nelson LS. Am J Emerg Med 2017 Aug 24 [Epub ahead of print] Reference I have argued — both in a post on this blog and a column in Emergency Medicine News — that the idea of a “heroin overdose” is a completely outdated concept that is never coming back. The fact is, when a patient comes in today with a history of shooting or snorting heroin, none of us have any firm idea about exactly what drug or drugs were involved. The chance that such a patient was exposed only to heroin is virtually zero. More likely, the exposure was to some undefinable hodgepodge of fentanyl, carfentanil, U-47700, and Lord knows what else, perhaps with a pinch of heroin thrown ...

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(19/09/2017 @ 15:50)
Study finds toxic levels of mercury in women  Voir?

Dangerous levels of the neurotoxic metal are blamed on fish-rich diets, gold mining and industrial pollution, Swedish safety group Ipen has found. Exposed foetuses can suffer brain damage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(19/09/2017 @ 11:52)
Describing the holistic toxicokinetics of hepatotoxic Chinese herbal medicines by a novel integrated strategy: Dioscorea bulbifera rhizome as a case study - Wang LL, Zhao DS, Shi W, Li ZQ, Wu ZT, Li P, Li HJ.  Voir?

It is vital to monitor the holistic toxicokinetics of toxic Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) for safety. Although an integrated strategy based on the area under the curve (AUC) has been proposed to characterize the pharmacokinetic/toxicokinetic properties o... (Source: SafetyLit)
(19/09/2017 @ 08:05)
Unbudgeted: How the Opioid Crisis Is Blowing a Hole in Small-town America's Finances  Voir?

Discusses the financial impact of the opioid epidemic in small and rural towns. Includes costs associated with increased use of the foster care system, law enforcement, the justice system, emergency medical services, and coroner and toxicology services. It's leading some counties to consider cutting money from economic development and youth programs. Also includes the impact on small businesses struggling to find drug-free employees. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)

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(19/09/2017 @ 06:00)
UTHealth discovers how to train damaging inflammatory cells to promote repair after stroke  Voir?

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Researchers at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth have discovered a way to turn neutrophils from toxic to helpful after a hemorrhagic stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(19/09/2017 @ 05:00)
Researchers compose guidelines for handling CAR T cell side effects  Voir?

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Immune-cell based therapies opening a new frontier for cancer treatment carry unique, potentially lethal side effects that provide a new challenge for oncologists, one addressed by a team led by clinicians at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with proposed guidelines for systematically dealing with the toxicities of these drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(19/09/2017 @ 05:00)
10 Toxic skincare product ingredients to watch out for  Voir?

(Natural News) The beauty industry is as diverse as it is massive. Hundreds of brands from all over the world have flooded the market with tens of thousands of beauty and skincare products. Some of these products were made with your beauty and health in mind, but many were created just to make a quick... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(19/09/2017 @ 00:17)
In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes  Voir?

Concerned about the health impacts of textile chemicals, traditional artisans are producing vivid colors from crushed insects and forest plants. (Source: NYT Health)
(18/09/2017 @ 19:09)
Women of childbearing age around world suffering toxic levels of mercury  Voir?

Study finds excessive levels of the metal, which can seriously harm unborn children, in women from Alaska to Indonesia, due to gold mining, industrial pollution and fish-rich dietsWomen of childbearing age from around the world have been found to have high levels of mercury, a potent neurotoxin which can seriously harm unborn children.Thenew study, the largest to date, covered 25 of the countries with the highest risk and found excessive levels of the toxic metal in women from Alaska to Chile and Indonesia to Kenya. Women in the Pacific islands were the most pervasively contaminated. This results from their reliance on eating fish, which concentrate themercury pollution found across the world 's oceans and much of which originates from coal burning.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian U...

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(18/09/2017 @ 11:53)
Health Tip: Design a Non-Toxic Nursery  Voir?

-- After spending nine months making sure everything you eat is good for your growing baby, you'll want to create a nursery that's soothing and safe. Your baby typically will sleep for up to 16 hours a day for the first two years of life. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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(18/09/2017 @ 08:00)
Membrane vesicles released by bacteria may play different roles during infection  Voir?

(Umea University) Bacteria release membrane-derived vesicles (MVs), which are small particles that can transport virulence factors to neighbouring bacteria or to the cells of a mammalian host. This special MV-based system for delivering toxic proteins and nucleic acids in a protected manner to the target cells may have different specific functions depending on whether the bacterium acts as an extracellular or intracellular pathogen. This is according to research from Ume ༠University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(18/09/2017 @ 05:00)
7 Reasons nearly everyone has gluten "intolerance" to some degree  Voir?

(Natural News) If you were to flush a handful of paper towels down your toilet every day for a couple of weeks, you can imagine the immense clogging that would occur eventually, and you would probably need to call in a plumber, after you experience a back up of the toxic toilet water in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(16/09/2017 @ 22:32)
Police Release Surveillance Footage of Woman Found Dead in Hotel Freezer  Voir?

Police released surveillance footage of Kenneka Jenkins, the 19-year-old whose body was found in a walk-in freezer at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. The video appears to show Jenkins walking into the hotel with a group of friends. According to the Associated Press, the group went into the hotel to grab some of their belongings. Shortly after, the video showed Jenkins walking alone. She can be seen walking into walls and then entering the hotel’s kitchen. CBS reported that police believe she entered the freezer on her own after walking into the kitchen. However, she walks out of the camera’s frame while in the kitchen. An attorney said the freezer opens with the push of a button, according to CBS. Jenkins’ friends called her family early Saturday morning after th...

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(16/09/2017 @ 21:50)
An Exhaustive List of All the References We Could Find in Mother!  Voir?

Warning: spoilers for the movie mother! follow. Eliza: So the movie mother! was…something else. Eliana: I am shook. Eliza: I am…confused? Infuriated? Discombobulated? Eliana: I’m coping by Googling as many references as possible: there’s the Genesis story, and I kept thinking about The Giving Tree, which is already depressing for a kids’ book. But this movie takes things to a whole new, bloody level. Eliza: Yeah, and it was nearly impossible to avoid chatter in the ether that the whole thing is a warning about our present path to destroying the environment. Eliana: Yes, the director, Darren Aronofsky, has been very clear that our big takeaway should be “We are all doomed — unless we stop effing up the Earth.” Eliza: After two viewings, thoug...

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(15/09/2017 @ 21:06)
Coroner: LSU Student Had ‘Highly Elevated' Blood Alcohol Level  Voir?

(BATON ROUGE, La.) — A coroner says hospital blood and urine tests found a “highly elevated” blood alcohol level and marijuana in the body of a Louisiana State University student whose death police are investigating as a possible fraternity hazing incident. East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark’s office said in a statement that Friday’s preliminary autopsy results didn’t show any internal or external trauma on 18-year-old Maxwell Raymond Gruver’s body. The statement also says the autopsy found “marked cerebral and pulmonary edema,” or swelling in Gruver’s brain and lungs. Hospital tests also found marijuana in his system. Clark’s office said final autopsy results are pending toxicology testing that could take up to four...

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(15/09/2017 @ 18:07)
The idea that climate scientists are in it for the cash has deep ideological roots  Voir?

Author and academic Nancy MacLean says cynicism about the motives of public servants, including government-backed climate scientists, can be traced to a group of neoliberals and their ‘toxic' ideasYou 'll have heard that line of argument about cancer scientists, right?The one where they 're just in it for the government grant money and that they don't really want to find a cure, because if they did they'd be out of a job?Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(15/09/2017 @ 09:43)
300,000 families living in US-Mexico border towns face exposure to toxic stress  Voir?

(American Academy of Pediatrics) Roughly 300,000 Texans living in impoverished border communities known as 'colonias' are facing substandard housing, lack of resources and exposure to toxic stress. New research finds these communities are also ill-equipped to face a natural disaster. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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(15/09/2017 @ 05:00)
After Natural Disasters, Risk of Death and Injury Rises  Voir?

ATLANTA (AP) — Irma's deadly rampage is over but authorities say the risk of deaths and injuries rises significantly after natural disasters. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says all kinds of hazards can endanger storm survivors, returning evacuees, emergency responders and cleanup crews. "The aftermath of disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can be just as dangerous as the storms themselves," notes CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald. And Orlando Fire Department Lt. Aaron Rhodes, notes stress and fatigue can lead to trouble after a disaster: "For one, people get tired, people get frustrated and start cutting corners." Here's a look at some of the dangers: — Heat and humidity. Eight patients at a sweltering Hollywood, Florida, nursing home die...

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(14/09/2017 @ 15:56)
Epidemiologic features and outcomes of caustic ingestions; a 10-year cross-sectional study - Alipour Faz A, Arsan F, Peyvandi H, Oroei M, Shafagh O, Peyvandi M, Yousefi M.  Voir?

INTRODUCTION: Caustic ingestions are among the most prevalent causes of toxic exposure. The present 10-year survey aimed to evaluate the epidemiologic features and outcomes of caustic ingestion cases presenting to emergency department. METHODS: Thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
(14/09/2017 @ 14:35)
Tattoo ink particles can spread into lymph nodes  Voir?

Conclusion If you already have a tattoo, there's nothing in this study that should alarm you. It doesn't show that people with tattoos are more likely to get cancer, despite the scaremongering headlines. The researchers explain how tattoo pigments are picked up as "foreign bodies" by the body's immune system and are then stored in the skin and lymph nodes. But they can't tell us what effects this process has on our health. The researchers weren't told any medical information about the donor samples, such as any diseases they had (including cancer) or the cause of donors' deaths. The study also has other limitations. It looked at samples from a small number of people, and an even smaller number of controls. And some of the findings might not be linked to tattoos – for example, h...

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Comment on "The complex effects of ocean acidification on the prominent N2-fixing cyanobacterium Trichodesmium"  Voir?

We present and discuss results of multiple published studies refuting this toxicity hypothesis. (Source: ScienceNOW)
(14/09/2017 @ 01:00)
CDC Issues Hurricane Preparedness and Response Guidance for Clinicians, Recovery Workers (FREE)  Voir?

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD The CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry have issued … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

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(14/09/2017 @ 01:00)
Hurricane Harvey Emergency Response Highlights TMA Conference  Voir?

Medicine 's response to Hurricane Harvey's devastation in Texas (including a new fund to help Harvey-destroyed physician practices rebuild); a 2017 legislative recap from physician-lawmakers; and an examination of how adversity and toxic stress affect patients all highlight 2017 Texas Medical Association (TMA) Fall Conference. Experts also will detail changes to the practice of telemedicine after the Texas Legislature passed a law this year governing this method of care delivery. (Source: TMA News Room)

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(13/09/2017 @ 20:41)
Moisturizers Labeled'Hypoallergenic' May Still Have Toxic Chemicals Moisturizers Labeled'Hypoallergenic' May Still Have Toxic Chemicals  Voir?

Many moisturizers promoted as remedies for skin problems like eczema and labeled as `fragrance-free ' or `hypoallergenic ' may still contain chemicals that can cause irritation, a recent U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(13/09/2017 @ 20:14)
This Might Make You Rethink Getting a Tattoo  Voir?

This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories)
(13/09/2017 @ 19:50)
Looking for Answers, Times Reporters Tested the Water in Houston  Voir?

The tests were made possible with the help of scientists — and the results were worrisome. (Source: NYT Health)
(13/09/2017 @ 13:50)
In vitro metabolism of the synthetic cannabinoids CUMYL-PINACA, 5F-CUMYL-PINACA, CUMYL-4CN-BINACA, 5F-CUMYL-P7AICA and CUMYL-4CN-B7AICA - Staeheli SN, Poetzsch M, Veloso VP, Bovens M, Bissig C, Steuer AE, Kraemer T.  Voir?

Synthetic cannabinoid consumption trends underlie fast changes and provide several challenges to clinical and forensic toxicologists. Due to extensive metabolism parent compounds are hardly detectable in urine. Therefore, knowledge on the metabolism of syn... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(13/09/2017 @ 10:05)
Watch out for these nine TOXIC ingredients in your toothpaste  Voir?

(Natural News) Everyone wants to have a clean and healthy smile, and achieving one involves the practice of good oral hygiene. But accomplishing that can be difficult when a good number of commercial toothpastes are made with questionable ingredients. These ingredients can range from endocrine disruptors to carcinogens — all of them have no business... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(12/09/2017 @ 22:42)
Moisturizers labeled ‘hypoallergenic' may still have toxic chemicals  Voir?

(Reuters Health) - Many moisturizers promoted as remedies for skin problems like eczema and labeled as `fragrance-free ' or `hypoallergenic' may still contain chemicals that can cause irritation, a recent U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(12/09/2017 @ 21:58)
Acute monkshood intoxication requiring acute resuscitation in suicidal intent - Stetzenbach M, Schnorbus B, Sagoschen I, Bleser W, Legner D, St ŕźrer A.  Voir?

We report about an acute monkshood intoxication requiring acute resuscitation in suicidal intent in a 56-year-old patient. The Blue Monkshood (Aconitum napellus) is considered to be the most toxic plant in Europe. All plant parts contain the highly toxic a... (Source: SafetyLit)
(12/09/2017 @ 14:06)
Clear Benefit With Adjuvant Nivolumab in Resected Melanoma Clear Benefit With Adjuvant Nivolumab in Resected Melanoma  Voir?

Adjuvant nivolumab significant improves relapse-free survival and reduces toxicity in comparison with ipilimumab in stage III/IV resected melanoma for patients at risk for relapse, trial results reveal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(12/09/2017 @ 12:21)
"Chris Beat Cancer" Chris Wark interviewed by the Health Ranger  Voir?

(Natural News) If you’ve never heard the story of Chris Wark of “Chris Beat Cancer” fame, you’re in for an eye-opening journey. Diagnosed with stage-3 colon cancer, Chris Wark rejected the toxic cancer industry and turned to raw foods juicing to completely eliminate colon cancer. This decision earned him insults, attacks and fear-based intimidation attempts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(12/09/2017 @ 12:04)
Here's why America's chicken meats have to be washed with toxic chlorine  Voir?

(Natural News) “Never trust a Fox in your hen coop,” Barry Gardiner, Labour's shadow trade secretary sallied after British trade secretary Liam Fox accused the country's media of being “obsessed” with chlorine-washed chicken being imported from U.S. farms. Fox was addressing the rampant fears that Britain would enter into a potential trade deal with America... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(12/09/2017 @ 09:10)
Scientists find that nanoparticles from tattoos travel inside the body  Voir?

(European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) The elements that make up the ink in tattoos travel inside the body in micro and nanoparticle forms and reach the lymph nodes according to a study published in Scientific Reports by scientists from Germany and the ESRF. It is the first time that there is analytical evidence of the transport of various organic, inorganic pigments and toxic element impurities as well as in depth characterization of the pigments ex vivo in tattooed tissues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(12/09/2017 @ 05:00)
Air quality in 'green' housing affected by toxic chemicals in building materials  Voir?

(Silent Spring Institute) Indoor air pollution can be a problem in many homes, even in eco-friendly buildings. Thanks to a new innovative study led by Silent Spring Institute, researchers have a better idea of where these pollutants come from -- which ones come from chemicals leaching out of building materials and which ones from the personal items people bring into their homes. The findings could inform the development of new green building standards and lead to healthier housing, especially for low-income communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(12/09/2017 @ 05:00)
Houston ' s Floodwaters Are Tainted, Testing Shows  Voir?

Water samples contained unsafe levels of fecal bacteria and other contaminants, both inside and outside homes, The Times found. (Source: NYT Health)
(12/09/2017 @ 04:52)
Houston ' s Floodwaters Are Tainted With Toxins, Testing Shows  Voir?

Water samples contained unsafe levels of fecal bacteria and other contaminants, both inside and outside homes, The Times found. (Source: NYT Health)

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(12/09/2017 @ 00:21)
Early signs of heart disease risk found in children exposed to 9/11 dust  Voir?

Sixteen years after the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, a study finds children exposed to toxic chemicals are at early risk of heart disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
(11/09/2017 @ 15:53)
"Healing Cancer Coaching Program" begins tomorrow; first 10 modules released to the public for open viewing  Voir?

(Natural News) Chris Wark is a phenomenal individual who beat cancer by rejecting the toxic cancer industry and turning to nutrition, patient empowerment and health education to beat cancer. Chris literally saved his own life by finding the courage — and knowledge — to say “No!” to the deadly poisons and toxic treatments of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(11/09/2017 @ 14:18)
Aluminum salts in deodorants caused CANCER, and Switzerland may be the first nation in the world to BAN them  Voir?

(Natural News) Switzerland is slated to become the first country to ban deodorants that contain aluminum salts. This, following results of a 2016 study indicating that the toxic chemicals may play a role in breast cancer onset. The country’s National Council voted 126 to 58 in favor of approving a bill instructing the Federal Council to consider... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(11/09/2017 @ 09:46)
For Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health, Disasters Mean Business  Voir?

Founded in 1997, CTEH of North Little Rock got its start dealing with chemical spills from train derailments, but now includes services such as risk assessment, crisis management and training. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
(11/09/2017 @ 06:00)
Toxicologists recommend human cell-based methods to identify asthma-causing chemicals  Voir?

(Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) Chemicals that could potentially cause asthma through an immune reaction could be better identified with human cell- and computer-based test methods, according to a new research paper co-authored by the Physicians Committee's Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H., in Applied In Vitro Toxicology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(11/09/2017 @ 05:00)
AP Exclusive: Toxic sites in likely path of Irma  Voir?

EPA works to secure toxic waste sites in Irma's likely path (Source: ABC News: Health)
(09/09/2017 @ 16:17)
AP Exclusive: Flooding threatens toxic sites as Irma nears  Voir?

As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, the Environmental Protection Agency is emphasizing its efforts to evaluate and prepare some of the nation's most contaminated toxic waste sites from the risks posed by howling winds and surging water (Source: ABC News: Health)
(09/09/2017 @ 05:16)
5 Ways Climate Change May Be Making Hurricanes Worse  Voir?

Natural disasters were once entirely natural — and most still are. Hurricanes, however, may be a different matter. As Hurricane Irma roars toward Florida, Hurricanes Jose and Katia churn in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and Houston picks up after Hurricane Harvey, the familiar question is being raised: what role does climate change play in all this volatility? Climate scientists say that while a definitive answer is impossible, because the climate is unfathomably complex, there is a vast and growing body of evidence that points toward global warming having an impact on the formation and severity of hurricanes. Heidi Cullen, the chief scientist at the environmental advocacy group Climate Central, compares the cause and effect between climate change and hurricanes to the o...

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(08/09/2017 @ 23:43)
Deadly Asbestos Still Widely Used Around the World  Voir?

Asbestos is a toxic material that is known to cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer. The material is still used across the globe exposing people to the resulting mesothelioma.By Brook SpencerWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 8 2017 (IPS)The worldwide impact cancer has is well known. It is the second leading cause of death globally, and according to the World Health Organization, was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer and of those deaths approximately 70 percent occur in low and middle-income countries.Asbestos is a global problem that leads to real health risks – namely a rare form of cancer, mesothelioma. September 26 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day, the one day a year mesothelioma is in the spotlight.The only known cause of mesothelioma...

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(08/09/2017 @ 19:15)
Is Conor McGregor at risk of DEMENTIA?  Voir?

Cleveland Clinic scientists claim repeated blows to the head, which McGregor has sustained during his glittering UFC career, cause build-ups of toxic proteins in the brain - a hallmark of dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(08/09/2017 @ 13:21)
World Trade Center responders might face greater risk of HPV throat and tongue cancer  Voir?

(Rutgers University) Researchers at Rutgers University -- investigating the causes of head and neck cancers in World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers -- will take the lead in a study to determine whether the responders are at a greater risk for human papillomavirus (HPV)-related throat and tongue cancer because of their exposure to toxic dust and debris. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(08/09/2017 @ 05:00)
No Difference in Toxicity for 6 - , 2 - Fraction HDR in Prostate Cancer  Voir?

Urinary, sexual toxicity similar with 6 - , 2 - fraction high - dose - rate brachytherapy regimen (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
(07/09/2017 @ 18:00)
Toxic shock syndrome in paediatric thermal injuries: a case series and systematic literature review - Gutzler L, Schiestl C, Meuli M, Oliveira C.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare, but potentially life-threatening complication of thermal injuries in children. The study objective was to systematically review the literature on paediatric TSS after burns or scalds, and describe our exper... (Source: SafetyLit)
(07/09/2017 @ 12:05)
Children exposed to chemicals in 9/11 'dust' show early signs of risk of heart disease  Voir?

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Sixteen years after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers sent a 'cloud' of toxic debris across Lower Manhattan, children living nearby who likely breathed in the ash and fumes are showing early signs of risk for future heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(07/09/2017 @ 05:00)
3rd Circuit Denies Damages For Paulsboro Train Derailment Plaintiffs  Voir?

PHILADELPHIA - A panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 28 ruled that New Jersey residents who alleged that they were poisoned by vinyl chloride as a result of a train derailment, as well as first responders who came to their aid, were not entitled to punitive damages and compensatory damages did not pass the jurisdictional threshold (In Re: Paulsboro Derailment Cases, Nos. 15-4039, 16-1654, 16-1655, 3rd Cir.; 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 16393). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
3rd Circuit: Evidence Lacking In Injury Case Tied To Nuclear Plant Decommissioning  Voir?

PHILADELPHIA - A panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 23 ruled that a group of plaintiffs failed to provide sufficient evidence to show that a power company was liable for cancer and other injuries in connection with the decommissioning of a nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania (Michelle McMunn, et al. v. Babcock& Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc., et al., No. 15-3506 [consolidated], 3rd Cir.; 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 16103). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
157 Navy Sailors: Power Plant Liable For Deaths, Injuries Resulting From Meltdown  Voir?

SAN DIEGO - A group of 157 U.S. Navy sailors on Aug. 18 filed a lawsuit in California federal court against the Tokyo Electric Power Co., alleging that they have suffered injuries from radiation exposure related to their relief efforts in response to the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP). The plaintiffs argue that their claims should be joined with an existing case that asserts the same causes of action (Dustin Bartel, et al. v. Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc., et al., No. 17CV1671DMSKSC, S.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
Federal Judge Refuses To Reconsider Consolidation Of Flint, Mich., Water Cases  Voir?

DETROIT - A federal judge in Michigan on Aug. 15 issued a second order consolidating all of the lawsuits pertaining to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., into one action in response to a motion to reconsider filed by a group of state employee defendants. The one-page order did not elaborate on the ruling (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
Lago Agrio Attorney Objects To Defense Costs, Seeks Reassignment Of Case  Voir?

NEW YORK - 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, on Aug. 16 filed a letter with the judge presiding over the matter in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York objecting to "exorbitant and unprecedented" defense costs, and seeking reassignment of the case to another federal court (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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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
Release Of Documents By Plaintiffs' Counsel Is 'Misconduct,' Monsanto Says  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on Aug. 29 filed a brief in a California federal court arguing that plaintiffs' counsel in a multidistrict litigation regarding the herbicide Roundup improperly released to the public confidential company documents about the carcinogenicity of glyphosate, Roundup's active ingredient and that plaintiffs' counsel now wants to expunge the record of documents related to that "misconduct" (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
Monsanto: Town, School Failed To Meet Burden Of Proof; PCB Case Properly Dismissed  Voir?

BOSTON - Monsanto Co. on Aug. 22 filed a brief in the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals contending that a district court properly ruled that a town and school district failed to meet their burden of proof regarding alleged contamination from polychlorinatedbiphenyls (PCBs) that were manufactured by the company and are present in plasticizers that were used in the construction of a school building (Town of Westport, et al. v. Monsanto Company, No. 17-1461, 1st Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
$151M Deal In Groundwater Case Should Be Approved With Amendments, Class Says  Voir?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A class of plaintiffs who sued a water company alleging that it contaminated groundwater on Aug. 25 filed a brief in West Virginia federal court renewing support for preliminary approval of a $151 million class settlement with modifications from the original deal (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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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
Plaintiff Says His Experts Should Be Permitted To Testify In Groundwater Case  Voir?

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A North Carolina man who sued a company he contends contaminated his groundwater, causing him to develop cancer, on Aug. 25 filed a brief contending that a North Carolina federal court should deny the defendant's motions in limine seeking to exclude the man's experts (Kent Stahle v. CTS Corporation, No. 14-48, W.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
Pennsylvania Agency, Company Reach Deal On Fracking Leak That Tainted Groundwater  Voir?

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and hydraulic fracturing company Range Resources - Appalachia LLC on Aug. 28 reached a settlement in a lawsuit the agency brought pertaining to a methane leak at one of the company's sites in 2011 that contaminated local water wells. Details of the agreement were not disclosed (Range Resources - Appalachia LLC v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, No. 2015-077-R, Pa. EHB). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
Judge Limits Experts' Testimony On Migration Of Metals To River  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on Aug. 16 granted in part NL Industries Inc.'s motion to exclude testimony from two experts for an environmental group accusing the company of violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), finding that portions of each expert's testimony was unreliable (Raritan Baykeeper Inc., et al. v. NL Industries Inc., et al., No. 09-4117, D. N.J., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131754). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
EPA Argues That Subpoenas Related To Groundwater Case Should Be Quashed  Voir?

GREENVILLE, Miss. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 11 filed a brief in Mississippi federal court arguing that three subpoenas issued for employees of the EPA related to a groundwater contamination lawsuit should be quashed (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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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
Groups Seek Summary Judgment Ruling That Company Violated Law In Groundwater Case  Voir?

PITTSBURGH - Two environmental groups on Aug. 15 filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania seeking a summary judgment ruling against PPG Industries Inc., arguing that it is liable under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for groundwater contamination from PPG's glass-manufacturing operation (PennEnvironment, et al. v. PPG Industries Inc., et al., No. 12-342, W.D. Pa.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8683). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
North Dakota Says It Has Right To Intervene In Case Against EPA About Waste Rule  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The state of North Dakota on Aug. 18 filed a reply brief in the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, arguing that it should be granted leave to intervene in a case brought against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by environmental groups that argue that the agency has failed to meet the nondiscretionary duty under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to review and, if necessary, revise regulations for wastes associated with the exploration, development or production of crude oil, natural gas or geothermal energy (Environmental Integrity Project, et al. v. Scott Pruitt, No. 17-5010, D.C. Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
New York Housing Authority Had Notice of Lead Paint Hazards, Panel Says  Voir?

NEW YORK - A New York appellate panel on Aug. 30 affirmed a ruling that denied summary judgment dismissal to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) in a lead-paint poisoning case, concluding that the evidence shows that the housing authority had actual notice of a lead hazard and did not remedy it (Yesenia Matute, an infant by her mother, Juana Bsison v. New York City Housing Authority, No. 2015-09223, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 2nd Dept.; 2017 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 6348). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
Antidepressants could delay Parkinson's progression  Voir?

Nortriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant - can prevent the formation of toxic brain clusters associated with Parkinson's disease, a new study finds. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)

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(06/09/2017 @ 17:00)
NTP Update - September 2017 now available  Voir?

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
(06/09/2017 @ 17:00)
Antidepressants could delay Parkinson's progression  Voir?

Nortriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant - can prevent the formation of toxic brain clusters associated with Parkinson's disease, a new study finds. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
(06/09/2017 @ 17:00)
Medical News Today: Antidepressants could delay Parkinson's progression  Voir?

Nortriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant - can prevent the formation of toxic brain clusters associated with Parkinson's disease, a new study finds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(06/09/2017 @ 17:00)
High Levels of Carcinogen Found in Houston Area After Harvey  Voir?

Air sampling near a Valero Energy refinery in the Manchester district showed elevated levels of benzene, which has been linked to health problems. (Source: NYT Health)
(06/09/2017 @ 12:43)
Protect your brain from toxic metals with silicon-enhanced water, especially after vaccination  Voir?

(Natural News) Could silicon-enhanced mineral water be the key to protecting your brain from the neurotoxic effects of aluminum? Professor Chris Exley, from Keele University, believes that may just be the case. Professor Exley and his team have been investigating how effective silicon-fortified water is at removing aluminum from the body for the last decade,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(06/09/2017 @ 12:01)
The Roman Empire was poisoning its citizens with toxic lead at least two centuries earlier than believed  Voir?

(Natural News) The ancient Roman plumbing system was a remarkable feat in civil engineering, which paved the way for the provision of fresh water to the urbanites who lived hundreds of kilometers away. Rich members of the society had hot and cold running water, as well as a functioning sewage system to ensure the proper... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(06/09/2017 @ 11:00)
Amazon Echo devices now being given to UK retirees to remind them to take toxic medication  Voir?

(Natural News) Amazon's “Echo,” the handsfree, voice-controlled speaker for the uber-lazy, plays music, harnesses the abilities of the virtual assistant “Alexa” to phone or message on your behalf, can recognize voice commands from across a room, answers questions, delivers the latest traffic report, can give you the latest sports scores and reads to you, among... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(06/09/2017 @ 10:37)
New NTP website getting rave reviews  Voir?

The newly redesigned site will help the National Toxicology Program better communicate with scientists and the public. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(05/09/2017 @ 23:05)
At 10 years, Tox 21 continues driving toxicity testing forward  Voir?

The Tox 21 program marks a 10-year track record of developing cutting-edge technology to better assess chemical toxicity in humans. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(05/09/2017 @ 23:05)
Helping in the fight against illegal gold mining in Colombia  Voir?

(University of Portsmouth) A University of Portsmouth disaster specialist is helping with the fight in Colombia against illegal gold mining and its impacts, from deforestation and toxic pollution, to socioeconomic pressures on nearby communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(05/09/2017 @ 05:00)
Relationship Problems? Try Getting More Sleep  Voir?

Sleep problems not only create relationship problems, they can also make fighting with your partner particularly toxic to your health. (Source: NYT Health)
(05/09/2017 @ 02:00)
Concerns over flooding in area that's been called America's "Chemical Coast"  Voir?

More than a week after Harvey raked across southeast Texas, drone footage shows the floodwaters still surrounding the San Jacinto Superfund site, where toxic contaminants from an old paper plant could be at risk of leaking. One woman who lives near the site is concerned. Omar Villafranca reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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(05/09/2017 @ 00:15)
In Texas, Concerns About Damage To Flooded Toxic Waste Sites  Voir?

Environmental officials are inspecting toxic waste sites in southeast Texas that were flooded and potentially damaged last week.(Image credit: Jason Dearen/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
(04/09/2017 @ 22:23)
Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way  Voir?

Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy 's centreAn enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around near the heart of the Milky Way.If the discovery is confirmed, the invisible behemoth will rank as the second largest black hole ever seen in the Milky Way after the supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A* that is anchored at the very centre of the galaxy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(04/09/2017 @ 19:17)
Manner of death in fatal prescription drug poisonings (Safety-2016 abstract #373) - Kriikku P, Ojanper ठI.  Voir?

BACKGROUND In Finland, post-mortem toxicology is performed in 13% of all deceased as part of medico-legal cause-of-death investigation. Of all toxicology cases, approximately every 6th case is determined by a forensic pathologist to be a fatal poisoning. M... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(04/09/2017 @ 09:02)
Toxic fluoride gas emissions from lithium-ion battery fires - Larsson F, Andersson P, Blomqvist P, Mellander BE.  Voir?

Lithium-ion battery fires generate intense heat and considerable amounts of gas and smoke. Although the emission of toxic gases can be a larger threat than the heat, the knowledge of such emissions is limited. This paper presents quantitative measurements ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(04/09/2017 @ 09:02)
AP EXCLUSIVE: Toxic waste sites flooded in Houston area  Voir?

The Associated Press has visited several highly toxic waste sites in and around Houston _ and most of them are still only accessible by boat after Harvey (Source: ABC News: Health)
(02/09/2017 @ 23:47)
The Latest: AP EXCLUSIVE: EPA surveys toxic waste sites  Voir?

The Latest: AP EXCLUSIVE: Hours after AP reports toxic waste sites in Houston area hit by flood waters, EPA says its review of aerial images confirms toxic site flooding (Source: ABC News: Health)
(02/09/2017 @ 23:02)
AUTONOMOUS PLANES now weaponized as pesticide delivery platforms to inundate farmland with toxic chemicals  Voir?

(Natural News) A Silicon Valley startup company called Pyka is developing an autonomous (self-driving) plane to meet the burgeoning demand for planes that rely on artificial intelligence and sensor technology to replace co-pilots and possibly even pilots with remote operators or robots on commercial flights. The company has already produced a 400-pound plane that can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(02/09/2017 @ 23:00)
AP EXCLUSIVE: Toxic waste sites flooded; EPA not on scene  Voir?

Federal environmental experts will wait for floodwaters to recede before assessing damage to Houston-area Superfund sites (Source: ABC News: Health)

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(02/09/2017 @ 18:23)
Spain: Air warning lifted for toxic cloud from Madrid fire  Voir?

Emergency officials in Madrid have lifted their warning to residents living near an industrial fire to remain in their homes to avoid a toxic cloud (Source: ABC News: Health)
(02/09/2017 @ 16:44)
International meeting highlights NTP efforts to replace animal tests  Voir?

National Toxicology Program staff highlighted progress at the 10th World Congress on Alternatives to Animal Use in the Life Sciences. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(02/09/2017 @ 01:08)
New NTP web site getting rave reviews  Voir?

The newly redesigned site will help the National Toxicology Program better communicate with scientists and the public. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(02/09/2017 @ 01:08)
At 10 years, Tox 21 continues driving toxicology testing forward  Voir?

The Tox 21 program marks a 10-year track record of developing cutting-edge technology to better assess chemical toxicity in humans. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(02/09/2017 @ 01:08)
Behavioral intoxication following voluntary oral ingestion of tetramethylenedisulfotetramine: dose-dependent onset, severity, survival, and recovery - Rice NC, Rauscher NA, Langston JL, Myers TM.  Voir?

Tetramethylenedisulfotetramine (tetramine, or TETS) is a highly toxic rodenticide that has been responsible for over 14,000 accidental and intentional poisonings worldwide. Although the vast majority of TETS poisonings involved tainted food or drink, the l... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(02/09/2017 @ 00:17)
A parent 's guide to clinical trials  Voir?

Children with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer, are often candidates for clinical trials. What are they? Which factors should parents weigh in determining whether enrolling in one is a good option for their child? Dr. Steven DuBois, director of the Advancing Childhood Cancer Therapies Clinic at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, answers questions about clinical trials. What are clinical trials? Why are they important? Clinical trials are systematic, scientific investigations of new drugs or therapies for a specific disease. Through clinical trials, we have taken many fatal pediatric cancers and turned them into diseases that now have cure rates of over 90 percent. Although we still want to improve those cure rates, research is now increasingly foc...

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(01/09/2017 @ 14:00)
Orkney man in coma gestures 'I love you' to wife  Voir?

Roy Norquoy, from Orkney, was struck down by toxic shock syndrome, which quickly developed into sepsis. Doctors were forced to place him in an induced coma to keep him alive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Toxicology Rounds: Ketamine Not Ideal for ExDS, but Beats Alternatives  Voir?

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Monsanto knowingly sold dangerous, illegal chemicals for YEARS, uncovered documents reveal  Voir?

(Natural News) Monsanto's reputation has been taking a lot of hits lately, and the news just keeps getting worse for the agrochemical company. As unsealed court documents continue to show how they acted to cover up the dangers of their toxic Roundup herbicide, other documents have come to light showing that deceit has been the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(31/08/2017 @ 12:18)
Neglected role of hydrogen sulfide in sulfur mustard poisoning: Keap1 S-sulfhydration and subsequent Nrf2 pathway activation - Meng W, Pei Z, Feng Y, Zhao J, Chen Y, Shi W, Xu Q, Lin F, Sun M, Xiao K.  Voir?

Sulfur mustard (SM) is a chemical warfare agent and a terrorism choice that targets various organs and tissues, especially lung tissues. Its toxic effects are tightly associated with oxidative stress. The signaling molecule hydrogen sulfide (H2S) protects ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(31/08/2017 @ 01:02)
The case of the macho crocs  Voir?

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Third World farmers are committing suicide by consuming toxic pesticides  Voir?

(Natural News) Neither using a secured storage nor implementing stricter pesticide access were effective in stemming chemical-related self-poisoning and suicide in rural Asia, two studies revealed. The use of pesticides as an act of self-poisoning remains to be one of the three leading means of suicide worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported. According to the WHO,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(30/08/2017 @ 11:50)
Flooded Texas Chemical Plants Raise Concerns About Toxic Emissions  Voir?

Houston is home to hundreds of petrochemical plants and some of them are damaged by flooding. Environmental groups worry about toxic emissions, and one plant is at risk of a possible explosion. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
(30/08/2017 @ 10:02)
Before Volcano Buried Pompeii, Toxic Water May Have Plagued Residents  Voir?

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 -- Before a nearby volcano blew and buried the ancient Roman town of Pompeii centuries ago, residents were drinking toxic water that probably caused a host of ills, a new study suggests. Based on an analysis of pipes that ran... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(29/08/2017 @ 18:08)
Extended AI Use Linked to CV Events and Bone Fractures Extended AI Use Linked to CV Events and Bone Fractures  Voir?

There is growing interest in extending the use of adjuvant endocrine therapy in breast cancer, but the benefit vs risk for toxicity is not yet defined.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(29/08/2017 @ 13:10)
Penn Medicine pharmacologist given Founders' Award from ACS  Voir?

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Ian A. Blair, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert on applying mass spectrometry, has won the 2017 Founders' Award from the Division of Chemical Toxicology of the American Chemical Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(29/08/2017 @ 05:00)
A milestone in aquatic toxicology  Voir?

(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) The public release of first generation annotations for the fathead minnow genome was published today in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(29/08/2017 @ 05:00)
California Baby 's Jessica Iclisoy To Be Presented Mom First Award at...  Voir?

Starting as a mom in her kitchen to create a non-toxic environment for her family, Jessica launched California Baby which is now the industry standard for natural skincare, and today offers more than...(PRWeb August 29, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14643238.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

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(29/08/2017 @ 01:00)
REUTERS now in bed with Monsanto, committing journalistic fraud to cover up evidence of harm from toxic agricultural poisons  Voir?

(Natural News) House Republicans are going to bat for Monsanto, the world’s most evil corporation, which is having a very difficult time maintaining any semblance of a positive reputation in the public eye after it was revealed that its most famous weed killer causes cancer in humans. In an effort to steer the narrative back... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/08/2017 @ 23:23)
Half of farmed salmon found to be DEAF due to toxic effects of confined aquaculture  Voir?

(Natural News) With a new wave of health consciousness sweeping the nation, an increasing number of people are incorporating more fish into their daily diets. After all, fish are purported to be some of the healthiest sources of protein on the planet, high in the feel-good hormone vitamin D, and packed with omega-3 essential fatty... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/08/2017 @ 15:00)
WATCH: Harvey forces hospitals, nursing homes to evacuate  Voir?

ABC News' senior medical contributor Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what Houston hospitals are doing now amid flooding and evacuations and the health issues Texans may face from the toxic flood waters. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Hospital HORRORS: Cancer patient poisoned with chemo, then left HALF-NAKED on gurney for 13 hours after blood became infected  Voir?

(Natural News) Chemotherapy is no joke. This toxic chemical treatment has debilitating side effects, including anemia, bleeding, infections, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, constipation, hair loss, mouth sores and extreme fatigue, to name just a few. Imagine trying to deal with all that and then being left lying “half-naked” on a hospital gurney in the corridor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/08/2017 @ 11:16)
Clinical trial uses nicotine patches to treat chronic lung disease  Voir?

(MediaSource) Nicotine patches were created to help smokers quit, but researchers are conducting a study to see if they can also help patients who suffer from a chronic lung disease. Sarcoidosis is a growth of inflammatory cells, most likely triggered by inhaling pesticides or other toxic materials. If the condition doesn't go away on its own, it can cause severe lung damage and even death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(28/08/2017 @ 05:00)
Mainstream media trying to discourage women from using licorice root extract, saying it "interferes" with all the toxic medications they're supposed to swallow  Voir?

(Natural News) As people become increasingly drawn to natural remedies, pharmaceutical companies are doing all they can to draw them back over to the dark side of conventional medication, and one common tactic is scaring them away from popular herbal remedies. Women who are hoping to find some relief from menopause have long turned to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/08/2017 @ 09:41)
New low-tech method developed for instantly testing tap water for toxic contaminants  Voir?

(Natural News) People in the United States have been questioning the composition of their water, especially with the recent spate of contaminations of major water sources in the country. Researchers who presented their work on Tuesday, August 22 at the 254th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society said they are utilizing the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(25/08/2017 @ 22:57)
‘ Body-on-a-chip ' device screens human heart cells for drug toxicity  Voir?

Researchers at Kyoto University‘s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences have developed a ‘body-on-a-chip' device that can evaluate the side-effects of drugs on human cells, according to a study published today in the Royal Society of Chemistry Advances. The device was used to test the toxicity of doxorubicin, a cancer-killing drug, on human heart cells. The researchers found that although the drug wasn't toxic to the cells, a metabolite of the drug was. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post ‘Body-on-a-chip’ device screens human heart cells for drug toxicity appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

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(25/08/2017 @ 20:00)
China says will check egg producers for use of fipronil insecticide  Voir?

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities said on Friday they will launch spot checks of egg producers to make sure a toxic chemical known as fipronil is not being used as a cleaning product, in animal drugs or feed after higher than acceptable levels of the insecticide were detected in farms in Europe. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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(25/08/2017 @ 05:38)
Inhaled carbon monoxide: from toxin to therapy - Hess DR.  Voir?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is usually recognized as a toxic gas that can be used to assess lung function in the pulmonary function laboratory. The toxicity of CO relates to its high affinity for hemoglobin and other heme molecules, producing carboxyhemoglobin (H... (Source: SafetyLit)
(25/08/2017 @ 01:38)
Recognizing and responding to the "toxic" work environment: worker safety, patient safety, and abuse/neglect in nursing homes - Pickering CEZ, Nurenberg K, Schiamberg L.  Voir?

This grounded theory study examined how the certified nursing assistant (CNA) understands and responds to bullying in the workplace. Constant comparative analysis was used to analyze data from in-depth telephone interviews with CNAs ( N = 22) who experienc... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Prehospital management of acute childhood poisoning in Spain - Salazar J, Zubiaur O, Azkunaga B, Carlos Molina J, Mintegi S, Intoxicaciones Sociedad Espa ŕąola de Urgencias de Pediatrŕ­a G.  Voir?

OBJECTIVES: This objective was to analyze prehospital management of acute childhood poisonings. Poisonings treated in 59 pediatric emergency departments participating in the Toxicology Observation Project of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Emergency Medic... (Source: SafetyLit)
(24/08/2017 @ 16:17)
Trump ' s Halt on Coal Mining Study Has Asbestos Implications  Voir?

The U.S. Department of the Interior has ordered a halt to a study on the public health risks of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia — an area ripe with natural asbestos deposits. A letter from the Interior Department on Monday directed the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to “cease all work” on the study, citing responsible spending of taxpayer dollars as the reason for the decision. The $1 million National Academies study began in 2016 and was expected to take two years to complete. It aimed to evaluate health risks of a common mining technique for people living near surface coal mine sites in Central Appalachia. National Academies, a nongovernmental institution, had assembled a 12-member expert committee to assess “new approaches to safeguard the h...

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(24/08/2017 @ 13:50)
Toxic metals in hip replacements found to cause Alzheimer's  Voir?

(Natural News) New advice from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) may mean that approximately 56,000 Britons need to undergo a series of medical tests to determine if they are suffering from muscle or bone damage caused by metal toxicity. The health regulatory group has warned that metal-on-metal hip replacement surgery is more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(24/08/2017 @ 10:35)
Manganese in underground drinking water is cause for concern  Voir?

(University of California - Riverside) Underground drinking water sources in parts of the US and three Asian countries may not be as safe as previously thought due to high levels of manganese, especially at shallow depths, according to a study led by a researcher at the University of California, Riverside. Manganese, a metal that is required by the body in tiny amounts, can be toxic at elevated levels, particularly in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(24/08/2017 @ 05:00)
Illegal dumping during road construction in Ethiopia affects child mortality  Voir?

(Queen Mary University of London) Researchers have shown that living near newly built roads in Ethiopia is associated with higher rates of infant mortality. Proximity to new roads has negative health effects because of toxic waste dumped illegally during the construction phase. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(24/08/2017 @ 05:00)
The organoid architect  Voir?

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Contaminated eggs cost Dutch chicken farmers 33 million euros  Voir?

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch chicken farmers have suffered around 33 million euros ($39 million) in damages as a direct result of culls and other measures carried out after their eggs were found this month to be tainted with a toxic chemical. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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