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Adjuvants found in vaccines have led to an increase of autoimmune disease  Voir?

(Natural News) Despite Big Pharma’s attempts at slandering science that sheds light on the toxic reality of vaccine ingredients and their potential to cause harm, scientists around the world have continued to study vaccine adjuvants and their relationship to autoimmune disease. Immunologists from Israel have recently confirmed what past research has long suggested: Vaccine-induced disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(16/10/2018 @ 11:29)
Fatal Toxicities Vary by Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Type  Voir?

A study inJAMA Oncology found that a wide range of fatal toxic events can occur with immune checkpoint inhibitors, and the type of event varies by agent. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(16/10/2018 @ 05:03)
What's in the man box? Increased violence & suicidal thoughts  Voir?

(Queensland University of Technology) An Australian study has revealed the dangers of 'toxic masculinity' for men aged 18 to 30 and those around them. The survey of 1000 men found around 30 percent were boxed into the traditional stereotype, 'The Man Box', which made them twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts and seven times more likely to be violent towards others. The study was conducted by Jesuit Social Services' The Men's Project and QUT Associate Professor Michael Flood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(16/10/2018 @ 05:00)
New RET Inhibitors Show Reduced Toxicities in Thyroid Cancer New RET Inhibitors Show Reduced Toxicities in Thyroid Cancer  Voir?

The precision-targeted therapies show early, encouraging signs of reduced toxicities for medullary, thyroid cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(15/10/2018 @ 20:30)
Medical News Today: Antidepressants could stave off dementia  Voir?

The findings of a new study suggest that some antidepressants may block the growth of toxic plaques in the brain, thus helping to treat dementia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(15/10/2018 @ 15:00)
Salicylate toxicity after undetectable serum salicylate concentration: a retrospective cohort study - Moss MJ, Fisher JA, Kenny TA, Palmer AC, Thompson JA, Wolfer H, Hendrickson RG.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Salicylates are usually rapidly absorbed and quickly measurable in serum. An undetectable serum salicylate concentration ([ASA]) may occur early after ingestion and may be interpreted as evidence of non-exposure and not repeated. Although cases... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(15/10/2018 @ 12:44)
An epidemiologic and clinical description of e-cigarette toxicity - Hughes A, Hendrickson RG.  Voir?

INTRODUCTION: E-cigarettes are battery-powered electronic nicotine delivery systems that simulate smoking by vaporizing nicotine-containing solutions. Systematic published data on e-liquid toxicity and exposures are limited to case reports and retrospectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Milk thistle is not only good for your liver – it can protect you from the toxic effects of chemotherapy, too  Voir?

(Natural News) You've probably heard of milk thistle, even if you're not quite sure exactly what it is or what it can do for your health. In fact, there's a chance you see it growing wild all the time and don't even realize the power this humble weed possesses. Milk thistle has many great qualities,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(15/10/2018 @ 11:19)
Congo-Kinshasa:'Toxic Mix of Factors' Driving Ebola Outbreak  Voir?

[Deutsche Welle] Community fear, attacks on health workers and armed groups are hampering a response to DRC's Ebola outbreak. A second wave of the outbreak has now developed in the eastern town of Beni near the border with Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
(15/10/2018 @ 05:41)
There's no fire without smoke  Voir?

(Springer) Every day, every human on the planet is exposed to one of the most toxic substances we know. However, it's largely invisible and most people don't know whether they need to worry. In new book Particles in the Air, Doug Brugge aims to raise awareness of serious consequences for public health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(15/10/2018 @ 05:00)
Quercetin, a plant pigment, helps neutralize damage from toxic pesticides  Voir?

(Natural News) At this point, there is no longer any doubt that the pesticides used on a massive scale in conventional farming are harmful to humans, animals and the environment. Exposure to pesticides has been linked to Parkinson's disease, cancer, reproductive issues, diabetes, autism, asthma and Alzheimer's disease in humans. Millions of birds and fish... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(14/10/2018 @ 23:29)
You CAN get vitamins from chewing gum - but it might be bad for you  Voir?

A small Pennsylvania State University study found that chewing vitamin-enriched gum does boost your blood levels of the nutrients by up to 1,000%, but a nutritionist says that could be toxic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(12/10/2018 @ 19:43)
'Huge concentrations' of toxins found in Grenfell soil, study finds  Voir?

Exclusive: Public Health England has not acted on early findings of report warning of potential carcinogensToxins that could have long-term health implications for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and thousands of people who live nearby have been identified by one of the world 's leading toxicology experts, the Guardian can reveal.Early results of the study byProf Anna Stec prompted her to privately urge Public Health England (PHE), the Department of Health, the police and Kensington and Chelsea council to organise a range of tests to ensure any potential health risks can be properly assessed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(12/10/2018 @ 18:00)
Weekly Postings  Voir?

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner talks about opportunities to incorporate genetics into health programming in her article, “Your Family, Your History, Your Health: Genetics Resources.” New Funding Opportunity: NNLM MAR is pleased to announce the availability of funding through NLM's partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program. We are now accepting applications for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award, for projects that broaden access to, and awareness of health information resources, aim to increase health literacy for the general public...

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(12/10/2018 @ 15:55)
MHRA Drug Safety Update: Life-threatening and fatal opioid toxicity from accidental exposure to transdermal fentanyl patches, particularly in children  Voir?

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a drug safety update regarding transdermal fentanyl patches: life-threatening and fatal opioid toxicity from accidental exposu (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)

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(12/10/2018 @ 11:44)
Is the next big step in cancer therapy personalized vaccines?  Voir?

(University of California - San Diego) Tamara Strauss has been living with high-grade, stage IV pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer for more than three years. Current treatments, although effective for her, are highly toxic. Tamara enrolled in a first-of-its-kind, pilot study at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health to test a personalized vaccine using her unique cancer mutations to boost an anti-tumor immune response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(12/10/2018 @ 05:00)
Groups Endorse Shorter RT for Prostate Cancer  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Similar cancer outcomes, overall toxicity with hypofractionated, standard RT (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
(12/10/2018 @ 03:35)
Dual Neoadjuvant Checkpoint Blockade Feasible in Melanoma  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Good survival outcomes, but high rates of toxicities, with ipilimumab-nivolumab combo (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
(12/10/2018 @ 03:35)
Are your dental fillings making you sick? The mercury in them could be destroying your gut  Voir?

(Natural News) Mercury-based dental amalgams may be presented as “safe” by mainstream dentistry, but health advocates beg to differ. Mercury is one of the most toxic heavy metals a person could come across, and the notion that implanting a hunk of mercury-containing amalgam into a person’s mouth presents no risk to health is nothing short... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(11/10/2018 @ 21:34)
Jewelry containing metal with cancer risk sold at Ross, Nordstrom Rack  Voir?

Jewelry containing the cancer-causing metal cadmium is being sold by national retailers like Ross and Nordstrom Rack. Lab trials for the Center for Environmental Health found most pieces tested contained more than 90 percent cadmium. Currently, no laws regulate the toxic metal in adult jewelry. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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(11/10/2018 @ 20:20)
New Website Design for Tox Town  Voir?

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce a new design for the Tox Town website, which provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where toxic chemical exposure might occur. The new design, informed by extensive user research has: Enhanced search optimization Improved readability New Tox Town features reflecting consumers’ frequently asked questions include: New Community Action Tools Page with guidance for community engagement and resources for finding local data Newly added Reduce Your Risk information with practical steps to avoid and address exposure New content organization into Sources of Exposure and Chemicals and Contaminants rather than previously used neighborhood scenes Due to low usage, the website no longer contains Spanish ...

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(11/10/2018 @ 18:46)
Toxic metal cadmium found in chain stores' jewelry for adults  Voir?

AP: It showed up in items sold by Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya; cadmium is all but gone from kids' jewelry after years-old ban (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(11/10/2018 @ 12:59)
Construction of multifunctional boron nitride nanosheet towards reducing toxic volatiles (CO and HCN) generation and fire hazard of thermoplastic polyurethane - Wang J, Zhang D, Zhang Y, Cai W, Yao C, Hu Y, Hu W.  Voir?

Considerable toxic volatiles (CO and HCN) generation and high fire hazard has definitely compromised the application of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Here, a novel functionalization strategy for bulky h-BN is adopted to obtain the multifunctional CPBN,... (Source: SafetyLit)
(11/10/2018 @ 12:38)
Health Highlights: Oct. 11, 2018  Voir?

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Toxic Metal Cadmium Found in Chain-Store Jewelry The toxic metal cadmium has been found in adult jewelry sold at a number of U.S. national... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(11/10/2018 @ 09:33)
Toxic Metal Cadmium Found in Chain-Store Jewelry  Voir?

Title: Toxic Metal Cadmium Found in Chain-Store JewelryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)

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(11/10/2018 @ 08:00)
How a common drug causes liver failure  Voir?

(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) A study of liver cells exposed to the common painkiller acetaminophen found a novel mechanism for the drug's toxicity at high doses. Researchers say a protein modification called glutathionylation, kicked off by acetaminophen treatment, impairs liver cell mitochondria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(11/10/2018 @ 05:00)
Nail polishes often claim falsely to be toxin-free  Voir?

(Reuters Health) - Although nail polish manufacturers have begun removing some toxic ingredients, their labels are not always accurate and the reformulated products aren't necessarily safer, suggests a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(10/10/2018 @ 22:31)
'Chemical-free' nail varnishes contain toxins linked to infertility and even cancer  Voir?

Researchers from Harvard found that '3-Free' polishes that claim to be free of the 'toxic trio' - DnBP, toluene and formaldehyde - often still contain toxins linked to brain toxicity and even foetal abnormalities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(10/10/2018 @ 18:19)
Even ‘Non-Toxic' Nail Polish May Contain Harmful Chemicals, Study Says  Voir?

Cosmetics are subject to very few regulations in the U.S. While they fall under Food and Drug Administration (FDA) purview, current laws do not require beauty products and their ingredients to be FDA-approved before hitting shelves. Even laws that pertain to cosmetic labeling are somewhat loose; many buzzwords that show up on product packaging mean, effectively, nothing. That’s also the case for many nail polishes. And even brands that tout safe formulations may be substituting some toxic chemicals for equally dangerous alternatives, suggests a new study published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. “It’s sort of like playing a game of chemical Whac-A-Mole, where one toxic chemical is removed and you end up chasing down the next potentially h...

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(10/10/2018 @ 16:02)
'Chemical-free' nail varnishes contain toxins linked to infertility and even cancer  Voir?

Researchers from Harvard found that '3-Free' polishes that claim to be free of the 'toxic trio' - DnBP, toluene and formaldehyde - often still contain toxins linked to brain toxicity and even foetal abnormalities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(10/10/2018 @ 13:49)
This can save your life: Seven medicinal plants that Native Americans use for a variety of remedies  Voir?

(Natural News) There are several excellent reasons for taking the time and effort to learn about natural remedies. Two of the most important of these reasons are: 1) You never know when a natural or other disaster might leave you stranded without access to medication, and 2) Chemical medicines are toxic and bad for you,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(09/10/2018 @ 21:10)
Top 4 FAKE NEWS science websites are run by biotech clowns who promote chemical-laden food and toxic medicine as "safe and effective"  Voir?

(Natural News) Every major “science” website found in a Google search yields front page results featuring corporations and companies that refuse to do any research whatsoever regarding natural medicine and organic food curing diseases and disorders. That’s because in America, if you don’t mix toxic chemicals in beakers and alter or mutate plant and animal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(09/10/2018 @ 21:09)
Overall workforce drug use down in Hawaii during third quarter  Voir?

There was a 37 percent decline in amphetamines in third quarter workforce drug tests in Hawaii compared to the same period last year, according to results released by Diagnostic Laboratory Services last week. "We're particularly happy to see a decrease in positive results for amphetamines, which includes methamphetamines,” Steven Brimmer, scientific director of toxicology at Diagnostic Laboratory Services, said in a statement. “Nationally, positive results are up significantly in the Midwest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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(09/10/2018 @ 01:58)
Brooklyn Opens Its Mesothelioma Specialty Center  Voir?

Mesothelioma patients from Brooklyn won't need to travel far from home anymore to receive specialized care for this rare and aggressive cancer. The Brooklyn Mesothelioma Center has opened. Maimonides Medical Center is the top cancer facility in Brooklyn. It has been treating mesothelioma patients for many years, but the arrival of thoracic surgeon Dr. Ory Wiesel has taken its program to another level. “We can provide the care now that these patients, before, maybe went elsewhere to find,” Wiesel told Asbestos.com. “We're creating a dedicated mesothelioma program, with the expertise necessary, right close to home.” In the past, patients in Brooklyn seeking a mesothelioma specialty center traveled to Manhattan. It was a difficult commute away from home. “Now we can keep these p...

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(08/10/2018 @ 15:51)
Modern wheat, sprayed with toxic chemicals, may be one of the worst foods to eat for gut health  Voir?

(Natural News) Many of us grew up believing that wheat was the epitome of a healthy food. In recent years, however, the gluten-free sections in most grocery stores have gone from bare to bulging, as more and more people have decided to eliminate gluten – or even all grains – in a bid to improve... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(08/10/2018 @ 11:17)
A salamander's toxic arsenal: review of skin poison diversity and function in true salamanders, genus Salamandra - L ŕźddecke T, Schulz S, Steinfartz S, Vences M.  Voir?

Terrestrial salamanders of the genus Salamandra represent one of the most prominent groups of amphibians. They are mainly distributed across Europe but also reach Northern Africa and the Near East. Members of the six currently accepted species have long be... (Source: SafetyLit)
(08/10/2018 @ 08:38)
Yummy superfoods that even beginner gardeners can plant today  Voir?

(Natural News) Fruits and vegetables are known for being rich in beneficial substances, such as antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. To ensure that food being consumed is safe, these crops can easily be planted in your backyard without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and other toxic chemicals. While organic and pesticide-free fruits and vegetables may... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(08/10/2018 @ 07:08)
Guided by CRISPR, prenatal gene editing shows proof-of-concept in treating disease before birth  Voir?

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) For the first time, scientists have performed prenatal gene editing to prevent a lethal metabolic disorder in laboratory animals, offering the potential to treat human congenital diseases before birth. Published today in Nature Medicine, research from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offers proof-of-concept for prenatal use of a sophisticated, low-toxicity tool that efficiently edits DNA building blocks in disease-causing genes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(08/10/2018 @ 05:00)
Biomarker Selects TNBC Patients for Targeted Therapy  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Higher response rates in marker-positive patients, but agent's toxicity a concern (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)

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(05/10/2018 @ 19:35)
Silicone Materials for Long-term Medical Implants: Innovate for the Future  Voir?

By Feifei Lin, Ph.D., Business Development Manager, Healthcare, Elkem Silicones USA Corp. With the growth of the aging population, the number of age-related diseases has increased. Every year millions of patients sustained or improved their lives through surgical procedures involving implanted medical devices. Implants such as orthopedics, pacemakers, cardiovascular stents, defibrillators, neural prosthetics or combinational devices like drug-eluting stents have become an indispensable part of modern medicine. Long-term implantable devices used to improve and sustain life are highly regulated by regulatory bodies around the world to ensure safety and efficacy. Raw materials supplied to medical implants are subjected to the qualification of the devices makers. Silicone elastomer advantages ...

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(05/10/2018 @ 15:16)
Health beliefs as a key determinant of intent to use anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) among high-school football players: implications for prevention - Halliburton AE, Fritz MS.  Voir?

The use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) is problematic for youth because of negative effects such as reduced fertility, increased aggression and exposure to toxic chemicals. An effective programme for addressing this problem is Adolescents Training a... (Source: SafetyLit)
(05/10/2018 @ 13:23)
Artificial sweeteners damage gut bacteria potentially worsening blood sugar control  Voir?

Artificial sweeteners may be toxic to gut bacteria, potentially affecting blood sugar control and increasing the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
(05/10/2018 @ 13:00)
Federal Prison In California Faces Multiple Investigations Over Dangerous Conditions  Voir?

At the Mendota prison, whistleblowers say no air conditioning during record heat and toxic mold imperiled inmates and staff. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
(05/10/2018 @ 10:45)
Kenya:Cancer Warrior - Three-Time Survivor and Still Going Strong  Voir?

[Nation] Sally Kwenda's life has been riddled with a series of misfortunes. The 46-year-old has been living with HIV for 19 years now, and is a survivor of three types of cancer: cervical, colon and rectal. She has gone through depression, a suicide attempt, a toxic marriage and lost her two children, as well as her husband. But Sally is as strong as ever and chooses to share her story with Nation Lifestyle in order to inspire others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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(05/10/2018 @ 07:36)
PAH cleanup may worsen toxicity  Voir?

Research by Staci Simonich, Ph.D., suggests bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons may increase toxicity of contaminated soils. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(05/10/2018 @ 04:35)
Regulators play key roles in replacing animals in tox testing  Voir?

To help reduce animal use in toxicity testing, regulators should clarify what information they need and which new approaches they accept. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(05/10/2018 @ 04:35)
The development of a database for herbal and dietary supplement induced liver toxicity - Zhu J, Seo JE, Wang S, Ashby K, Ballard R, Yu D, Ning B, Agarwal R, Borlak J, Tong W, Chen M.  Voir?

The growing use of herbal dietary supplements (HDS) in the United States provides compelling evidence for risk of herbal-induced liver injury (HILI). Information on HDS products was retrieved from MedlinePlus of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and th... (Source: SafetyLit)
(05/10/2018 @ 03:44)
Workplace health and safety hazards faced by informally employed domestic workers in the United States - Theodore N, Gutelius B, Burnham Ma L.  Voir?

Informally employed domestic workers encounter a range of workplace hazards, though these have been poorly documented and are typically left unacknowledged. Safety concerns include exposure to toxic cleaning products, a high prevalence of ergonomic injurie... (Source: SafetyLit)
(05/10/2018 @ 03:44)
Pollution in the ground water: Well water in Maine is contaminated with PFAs, and it's compounding  Voir?

(Natural News) Investigators have finally found out the horrific origin of the toxic chemicals in groundwater discovered in southwest Maine last spring. Seacoast Online reported that the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) in the West Kennebunk well came from a small farm that served as a dumping ground for biosludge and corporate wastewater decades ago.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(05/10/2018 @ 03:43)
Split 6th Circuit: Woman's Retaliation Claim Against City Of Flint Is Valid  Voir?

CINCINNATI - A split panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 20 ruled that the woman who was formerly the city administrator for Flint, Mich., before she became a whistleblower in the aftermath of the Flint water crisis has a valid claim for retaliation under the Michigan Whistleblowers Protection Act (WPA) (Natasha Henderson v. Flint, Mich., No. 17-2031, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/10/2018 @ 01:44)
Chevron: Sanctions, Possible Jail Time Proper For Lago Agrio Attorney's 'Defiance'  Voir?

NEW YORK - Chevron Corp. on Sept. 17 filed a brief in New York federal court arguing that the attorney who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed should be held in contempt, sanctioned - and if necessary, imprisoned - for failing to comply with the district court's orders (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/10/2018 @ 01:44)
$289M Glyphosate Verdict Is Against The Evidence; New Trial Needed, Monsanto Says  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on Sept. 18 filed a motion for a new trial and a separate motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict in the trial that led to an award of $289,254,882.32 in damages to a man who said his repeated exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, caused his cancer. Monsanto argues that the weight of the evidence does not support causation (DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, No. CGC 16550128, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/10/2018 @ 01:44)
Flint Engineering Firm: Stay Should Not Be Granted As Parties Appeal Water Ruling  Voir?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The engineering firm that provided consulting services to Flint, Mich., with regard to its decision to get its drinking water supply from the Flint River, which led to the lead-contaminated water crisis, on Sept. 18 filed a brief in Michigan federal court arguing that the court should deny a motion to stay the case pending an interlocutory appeal filed by various defendants (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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(05/10/2018 @ 01:44)
DuPont: At Least 25 Cases In C8 MDL Appear To Have Issues With Viability  Voir?

COLUMBUS, Ohio - E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. on Sept. 20 filed a brief in the Ohio federal court that is home to the multidistrict litigation for alleged injuries connected to exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (known as C8), contending that "at least 25 cases" filed after a global settlement was reached "appear to have foundational issues with viability" (In re: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. C8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433, No. 13-2433, S.D. Ohio). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/10/2018 @ 01:44)
Federal Judge Finds Colorado Permits Medical Monitoring Claims  Voir?

DENVER - Colorado would likely recognize medical monitoring claims, but plaintiffs have not adequately alleged that such relief is warranted or could detect the latent diseases to which they claim to be at a higher risk, a federal judge in Colorado said Sept. 25 (Gregory Bell, et al. v. The 3M Co., et al., Nos. 16-02351, 16-02394, 16-02352, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/10/2018 @ 01:44)
6th Circuit: No Liability For Groundwater Contamination Under Clean Water Act  Voir?

CINCINNATI - A split panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 24 affirmed the dismissal of a groundwater contamination lawsuit pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA), ruling that the CWA does not impose liability on surface water pollution that comes via groundwater. The panel, however, reversed and remanded the case with regard to the claim asserted by environmental groups under the Resource Recovery and Conservation Act (RCRA) (Kentucky Waterways Alliance, et al. v. Kentucky Utilities Co., No. 17-cv-292-DCR, 6th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 27238). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/10/2018 @ 01:44)
California Water Company: Dow Chemical, Others Liable For Tainted Groundwater  Voir?

LOS ANGELES - A water company filed a lawsuit in California federal court on Sept. 21, contending that Dow Chemical Co. and others are liable for contaminating local groundwater supplies with 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP) (Golden State Water Company v. The Dow Chemical Company, et al., No. 18-8199, C.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/10/2018 @ 01:44)
Judge Denies Injunction In Groundwater Dispute, Says Evidence 'Merely Speculative'  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on Sept. 21 denied a motion for preliminary injunction filed by two environmental groups that have brought claims against a manufacturer for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), concluding that the groups' evidence that a proposed marina would cause "irreparable injury" was "merely speculative" (Raritan Baykeeper, et al. v. NL Industries Inc., et al., No. 09-4117, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/10/2018 @ 01:44)
Judge Refuses To Sever Port District's PCB Claims From San Diego's  Voir?

SAN DIEGO - A federal judge in California on Sept. 21 refused to sever the San Diego Unified Port District's public nuisance claims against Monsanto Co. over polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination from those brought by the city of San Diego, finding that "fundamental fairness and judicial economy weigh against severance" (San Diego Unified Port District, et al. v. Monsanto Co., et al., No. 15cv598-WQH-AGS, S.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162122). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/10/2018 @ 01:44)
New York Appeals Court Finds No Liability In In Utero Take-Home Lead Case  Voir?

NEW YORK - A premises owner is not liable for a man's in utero and childhood household lead exposures, a New York appeals court held Sept. 26 (Michael Campanelli v. Long Island Lighting Co., et al., No. 2016-01809, 2016-12565, N.Y. Sup., App. Div., 2nd Dept., 2018 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 6244). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/10/2018 @ 01:44)
Judge: Attorney Disqualified From Chemical Cases For 'Dilatory Pleading Practices'  Voir?

LANCASTER, Pa. - A Pennsylvania state court judge on Sept. 4 removed an attorney from several lawsuits he had filed that alleged injuries from chemical exposure in the workplace, ruling that the attorney was disqualified for "dilatory pleading practices" (Kimberly Williams, et al. v. Armstrong World Industries Inc., et al., No. CI-16-10715, Pa. Comm. Pls., Lancaster Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(05/10/2018 @ 01:44)
Why kids need to play: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute  Voir?

In a recent report, the American Academy of Pediatrics stresses the importance of letting children play. They say unstructured play allows for proper development and relieves toxic stress.? In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,??Dr. Angela Mattke, agrees that this type of playtime is important for good health. To listen, click the link below. Why [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)

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(05/10/2018 @ 01:00)
Applying Nanotechnologies for Immunotherapy  Voir?

Nanotechnological strategies are making preclinical strides toward more effective, less toxic, immunotherapies. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(05/10/2018 @ 00:18)
Is BPA Dangerous? Scientists, FDA Divided  Voir?

Because of safety concerns, France has banned BPA in food packaging. California lists BPA as being toxic to the female reproductive and requires manufacturers to warn consumers if certain chemicals are in their products. (Source: WebMD Health)

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(04/10/2018 @ 23:31)
Concept Clearance ť Understanding the Mechanisms of Neuropsychiatric Side Effects and Neurological Toxicities of HIV Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART)  Voir?

The goal of this initiative is to encourage innovative research to identify risk-factors and understand mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric side effects and neurological toxicities associated with HIV treatment, and to identify modifiable targets or individuals at high risk for timely interventions. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)

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(04/10/2018 @ 23:13)
Illinois EPA seeks temporary shutdown of Sotera Health ' s Sterigenics plant  Voir?

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is seeking an order to shut down operations at Sotera Health‘s Sterigenics‘ Willowbrook, Ill.-based facilities that result in the emission of ethylene oxide, a highly carcinogenic chemical compound, according to a government release posted on Tuesday. The agency is seeking an order that would prohibit operations resulting in such emissions until “a complete review of additional modeling and risk assessment is completed by US EPA or until US EPA otherwise assures the community that resumed operations would not present an elevated health risk,” according to the release. In August, the US Dept. of Health and Human Services released a consultation letter suggesting that residents of Willowbrook and workers are at an increase...

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(04/10/2018 @ 15:29)
' Unexpected': Age 35 Key to Ovarian Function After Chemo for HL'Unexpected': Age 35 Key to Ovarian Function After Chemo for HL  Voir?

Age impacts recovery of ovarian function after chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma, even when regimens considered less toxic are used.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(04/10/2018 @ 15:13)
Artificial sweeteners found in popular diet fizzy drinks are ‘toxic' to your gut bacteria  Voir?

ARTIFICIAL sweeteners found in many popular foods and drinks have a “toxic” effect on digestive gut microbes, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
(04/10/2018 @ 11:23)
Eating Processed Meats Tied to Breast Cancer Risk  Voir?

Women who ate the most processed meats, like hot dogs, bacon and ham, had a 9 percent increased risk of breast cancer compared to those who infrequently ate such foods. (Source: NYT Health)

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(03/10/2018 @ 16:37)
Prioritizing Patients in Push Toward Value-Based Care  Voir?

Previously, we discussed how medtech companies can prepare for the transition to value-based care. Specifically, these organizations need to start going beyond just providing medical devices and products to their customers and focus more on providing comprehensive and connected systems that help deliver integrated care. This, however, needs common collaboration between vendors, which are too often direct competitors and therefor pushing for their own more expensive complete solutions.   Interoperability and health data exchange have become a top priority for providers. Along with EMRs, all machines being utilized at a hospital or health system need to be able to talk to one another. With increasing complexity of care, collecting complete information around the same patients bec...

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(03/10/2018 @ 14:52)
3 Evolutionary Scientists Win Nobel Chemistry Prize  Voir?

(STOCKHOLM) — Three researchers who “harnessed the power of evolution” to produce enzymes and antibodies that have led to a new best-selling drug and biofuels won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday. Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology was awarded half of the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize, while the other half will be shared by George Smith of the University of Missouri and Gregory Winter of the MRC molecular biology lab in Cambridge, England. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which chose the winners, said Arnold, 62, conducted the first directed evolution of enzymes, whose uses include “more environmentally friendly manufacturing of chemical substances such as pharmaceuticals and the production of renewable fuels.” ...

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(03/10/2018 @ 11:51)
Recurrent Hypoglycemia Secondary to Metformin Toxicity Recurrent Hypoglycemia Secondary to Metformin Toxicity  Voir?

This case demonstrates that significant hypoglycemia and severe lactic acidosis can develop after metformin ingestion, even without co-ingestion of other anti-diabetic drugs.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(03/10/2018 @ 06:15)
Military probe turns up no trace of suspected Agent Orange barrels at New Brunswick base  Voir?

An investigation into a report that barrels of the toxic defoliant Agent Orange may have been surreptitiously buried at a New Brunswick military base has apparently come up empty. (Source: CBC | Health)
(02/10/2018 @ 23:36)
What is ricin?  Voir?

Ricin is a natural, highly toxic compound that is a byproduct of processing castor beans. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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(02/10/2018 @ 18:36)
Hate Preachers Like Anjem Choudary Remain A Threat After Prison: Here's Why  Voir?

The risk posed by high level extremists, and their continued celebrity appeal both online and offline, cannot be overemphasized. By strengthening the toolkit available to our security services, we can ensure that people do not fall for the same toxic ideology again. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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(02/10/2018 @ 14:12)
Ditch the diet Coke? Sweeteners are toxic to the gut  Voir?

Researchers from Israel and Singapore warned the findings offer 'further evidence' that artificial sweeteners can damage health. The findings were published in the journal Molecules. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(02/10/2018 @ 11:14)
New research finds that the air in national parks is just as toxic as the air in cities  Voir?

(Natural News) When people are looking to get away from the bustle of city life, they often head to one of our country's stunning national parks for some fresh air, soothing scenery, and open spaces. There's no doubt that it can be invigorating to get away from the city and its endless concrete to spend... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(01/10/2018 @ 22:55)
Paramedics and Cop Charged in Death of Man at Detroit-area Jail  Voir?

DETROIT (AP) — A police officer and two paramedics failed to help a man who was convulsing for more than an hour and eventually died from cocaine toxicity at a Detroit-area jail, a prosecutor said Monday as she filed involuntary manslaughter charges against the trio. William Marshall was in custody for drug possession when he died in the Westland police lock-up in December. Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy said a state police investigation showed an "inexcusable and criminal disregard for human life from those who have a duty to serve him, protect him and render aid." She said video of the incident was a "critical part of the evidence." Involuntary manslaughter charges were filed against police Sgt. Ronald Buckley and paramedics Matt Dicosola and Leah Maynard. The t...

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(01/10/2018 @ 19:38)
Mercury Can Cause Brain Damage In Kids. The EPA Wants To Weaken Rules On Its Emissions.  Voir?

The Trump administration is reportedly taking steps to significantly weaken the 2011 Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
(01/10/2018 @ 16:54)
Thousands of asthma patients are left battling side effects from 'toxic' drugs  Voir?

Most of the 200,000 severe asthma patients in Britain are given oral steroid tablets to reduce their severe flare-ups. But a poll by Asthma UK more than half of patients experience side-effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(01/10/2018 @ 09:29)
Toxicology Rounds: What to Do with the QT Interval? No One's Sure  Voir?

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
(01/10/2018 @ 06:00)
What is the Blood Culture Recovery Rate After Antibiotic Pretreatment?  Voir?

Discussion Sepsis is an inflammatory response syndrome in the presence of an infection, it can be caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. Bacteremia is the presence of bacteria in the blood. Studies from the US show an increased incidence of sepsis (0.56 to 0.89 cases/1000 children in all age groups) but a decreased fatality rate from 10.3% to 8.9%. The prevalence of severe sepsis in pediatric intensive care settings is reported in as many as 7.7% of admissions. Severe sepsis is more common when patients have co-morbities. Primary prevention includes immunization and appropriate precautions and procedures (i.e. catheter access) in hospitalized children or those with chronic medical needs. Prophylactic antibiotics for patients with neutropenia are also a secondary intervention. Sepsis can be...

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(01/10/2018 @ 01:35)
Ibuprofen's Effects Found in Offspring of Exposed Mosquitoes  Voir?

Results of a study suggest that toxicologists should look further than exposed individuals for contaminant effects. (Source: The Scientist)

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(01/10/2018 @ 01:15)
Natural insecticides are proven yet again to be more effective than toxic synthetics  Voir?

(Natural News) Why use commercial pesticides that are harmful to human health and the environment when there are safe and more effective natural ones are available? A study published in the journal Industrial Crops and Products discovered that plants native in Chile, such as canelo (Drimys winteri), tabaco del diablo (Lobelia tupa), huevil (Vestia foetida),... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(30/09/2018 @ 17:03)
Flying on commercial airlines subjects you to "secret" toxic air events that even the FAA refuses to admit  Voir?

(Natural News) A shocking new study has shown that “toxic air events” are happening on planes more often than the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is willing to acknowledge. The federal government’s refusal to admit that these catastrophic events are happening — largely due to a common flaw found in almost all  airplanes — is putting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(30/09/2018 @ 11:09)
Scientists develop new way to turn chicken waste into bio-fuel by mixing it with a toxic weed  Voir?

(Natural News) The meat and poultry industry processes about 9 billion chickens per year, the bulk of which contain hormones, antibiotics and dangerous bacteria that’s bred and spread in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Besides all the meat winding up in fast food sandwiches, chicken nuggets, and clear-wrapped packages at butcher stations in supermarkets, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(29/09/2018 @ 17:02)
Scientists discover genetic basis for how harmful algae blooms become toxic  Voir?

Scientists have uncovered the genetic basis for the production of domoic acid, a potent neurotoxin produced by certain harmful algae blooms. In a new study appearing in this week's issue of the journal Science, researchers identified a cluster of genes related to the production of domoic acid in microscopic plants, or phytoplankton, called Pseudo-nitzschia. The researchers, whose work is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), found that the genes ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296536&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)

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(27/09/2018 @ 19:00)
Michigan residents angry that their drinking water has been contaminated with chemicals and flame-retardants  Voir?

(Natural News) Residents of Oscoda, Michigan are furious about the toxic PFAS and that have contaminated the picturesque Van Etten Lake. In a Circle of Blue report, the pollutants came from an old U.S. military base that made heavy use of firefighting foam. Nicknamed Paddletown U.S.A., Oscoda is closely linked with the bodies of water in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/09/2018 @ 18:43)
RAF, MEK, and EGFR Inhibitor Dosing in Colorectal Cancer RAF, MEK, and EGFR Inhibitor Dosing in Colorectal Cancer  Voir?

This case describes toxicities associated with different dose levels of dabrafenib, trametinib, and panitumumab in a patient with BRAF V600E colorectal cancer.JCO Precision Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(27/09/2018 @ 05:15)
Why the US military is the world's largest polluter  Voir?

(Natural News) The U.S. Department of Defense remains to be the nation’s and the world’s biggest polluter, producing 750,000 tons of toxic waste annually. This rate was higher than the toxic waste generated by five of the largest chemical companies combined. According to experts, the Pentagon’s hazardous pollution trail came in forms of depleted uranium, oil, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/09/2018 @ 01:08)
Bayer wants EPA to issue "updated label" on Dicamba - claiming their growers now spread the toxic herbicide in the "right way"  Voir?

(Natural News) If crinkled leaves and lower yield are all farmers are worried about while spreading cancerous pesticides on millions of acres of farms, we’re all in big trouble. After all, killing weeds is big business, but killing bees, butterflies and humans, well, that’s nothing to consider at all, according to biotechnology monster corporations like... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(26/09/2018 @ 11:09)
Dump expensive store bought cleaners for this magical miracle soap  Voir?

(Natural News) Your cleaning ritual should not be an excuse to pollute the environment. For a fair amount of years, consumers were faced with an either-or situation; choosing to either get rid of the germs that surround their body or protecting the earth from toxic runoffs. Strangely, emphasis on natural alternatives was never given —... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(26/09/2018 @ 01:11)
Drinking sugary drinks increases cancer risk NO MATTER what you weigh  Voir?

(Natural News) Stop drinking sugary drinks. This is the easiest and arguably the most profound thing you can do now to improve your health. New research from Cancer Council Victoria's Cancer Epidemiology and Intelligence Division and University of Melbourne's Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics concluded that the frequent and long-term consumption of these toxic beverages... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(25/09/2018 @ 16:19)
Killing grass instead of cutting it: America's toxic laziness – Watch at REAL.video  Voir?

(Natural News) Modern American society is a disgrace from the standpoint of how most people treat the environment. All politics aside, the pervasive lack of cognizance across the spectrum concerning the prolifically damaging effects of environmental pollution is creating a world in which it’s no longer safe to live. As part of a series entitled... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(25/09/2018 @ 12:31)
80% of non-organic apples are sprayed with a toxic chemical to make them look fresh  Voir?

(Natural News) The next time you reach for that fresh-looking apple on the shelf of your grocer, you should reconsider taking a bite out of it lest you poison yourself. An article in Natural Health 365 warned that a nasty chemical covers four out of every five apples that were grown through conventional, non-organic means.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(24/09/2018 @ 23:17)
Financial Toxicity Prevalent in Older Cancer Patients Financial Toxicity Prevalent in Older Cancer Patients  Voir?

About one in five older patients with advanced cancer report financial difficulties, which in turn, take a toll on their mental well-beingMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(24/09/2018 @ 22:11)
Alzheimer's 'world first' as scientists discover how to destroy toxic particles  Voir?

Cambridge University scientists along with a team in Sweden identified abnormal deposits called protein oligomers as the most likely cause of dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(24/09/2018 @ 21:18)
NSF awards $15 million to understand how people can better interact with the environment  Voir?

A toxic red tide, or harmful algae bloom, is killing swaths of marine life and affecting the health of people living along Florida's southwest coast. Nationwide, harmful algae blooms cost an estimated $50 million each year. Excess nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus flowing downstream act as fertilizer, sparking these blooms in waterbodies such as the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Erie and Chesapeake Bay. Paul Leisnham of the University of Maryland, College Park, is working to find out ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296562&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)

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(24/09/2018 @ 14:27)
Comparing HIFU and Radioiodine for Toxic Thyroid Nodules Comparing HIFU and Radioiodine for Toxic Thyroid Nodules  Voir?

This study compares the results between HIFU and radioiodine treatments for toxic thyroid nodules. How do they measure up?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(24/09/2018 @ 05:12)
Research shows shocking levels of toxic air inside homes  Voir?

It may seem smart to draught-proof our homes as much as possible, but airtight dwellings seal in toxic fumes. These include volatile organic compounds (VOCs) blamed for major illness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(23/09/2018 @ 08:36)
Evidence proves the EPA downplayed the toxic threat of PFAs  Voir?

(Natural News) When we find out that something we once believed was safe is actually toxic, we'd like to think that the makers of these products didn't know it was dangerous and withdrew it as soon as they found out. That's what would happen in an ideal world. However, not only did the makers of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/09/2018 @ 23:00)
Daisies found to protect the brain against neurotoxicity caused by MSG  Voir?

(Natural News) Researchers in Africa have discovered that a plant belonging to the daisy family can inhibit monosodium glutamate-induced toxicity in the brain and the nervous system. The results of their study, which appeared in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines (ATHMSI), detailed the antioxidant properties of Dichrocephala integrifolia, a member of the Asteraceae... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/09/2018 @ 17:05)
Post-mortem distribution of the synthetic cannabinoid MDMB-CHMICA and its metabolites in a case of combined drug intoxication - Gaunitz F, Lehmann S, Thomas A, Thevis M, Rothschild MA, Mercer-Chalmers-Bender K.  Voir?

This case report centres on the post-mortem distribution of the synthetic cannabinoid MDMB-CHMICA and its metabolites in the case of a 27-year-old man found dead after falling from the 24th floor of a high-rise building. Toxicological analysis of post-mort... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(22/09/2018 @ 00:35)
Over-the-counter drugs and other  substances used in attempted suicide presented to emergency departments in Montreal, Canada - Mikhail A, Tanoli O, Légaré G, Dubé PA, Habel Y, Lesage A, Low NCP, Lamarre S, Singh S, Rahme E.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics are frequently used in suicide attempts. Accessibility, toxicity, and unsupervised acquisition of large amounts may be facilitators. AIMS: To identify patient characteristics associated with OTC drug use as a s... (Source: SafetyLit)
(22/09/2018 @ 00:35)
Government Report: EPA Failed to Properly Monitor Asbestos in Schools  Voir?

A recent report from the Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog shows the agency isn't doing enough to minimize asbestos risks in U.S. schools. From 2011 through 2015, the EPA conducted only 13 percent of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) inspections it was responsible for nationwide, according to a report released Monday by the EPA's Office of Inspector General. States with jurisdiction over their own inspections performed 87 percent, more than six times that of federal implementation jurisdictions. “Our objective was to determine whether the EPA was performing sufficient compliance inspections of schools to reduce asbestos exposure,” the Office of Inspector General report reads. “Even though the EPA was responsible for conducting AHERA compliance...

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(21/09/2018 @ 17:15)
FT Health: D-Day for tuberculosis  Voir?

Mariam Claeson, Coke and cannabis, the toxic school run (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
(21/09/2018 @ 14:49)
Extreme biohacking: the tech guru who spent $250,000 trying to live for ever  Voir?

Silicon Valley millionaire Serge Faguet thinks pills, injections and implants will turn him into a superhuman. Could they?In September last year, the young Silicon Valley entrepreneur Serge Faguetposted an article on the tech website Hacker Noon. It was headlined: “I'm 32 and spent $200k on biohacking. Became calmer, thinner, extroverted, healthier& happier. ” Significantly more intelligent, too, he added, with an increased sex drive that dovetailed nicely with his newfound ease at “picking up girls”.These last two points especially grabbed the attention of the site 's hundreds of thousands of mainly male readers. The comments section under Faguet's story is full of admiration for his data-driven, problem-solving approach. though a handful of others dismiss Faguet as a ps...

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(21/09/2018 @ 13:00)
Associations between bystanders and perpetrators of online hate: the moderating role of toxic online disinhibition - Wachs S, Wright MF.  Voir?

Hatred directed at members of groups due to their origin, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation is not new, but it has taken on a new dimension in the online world. To date, very little is known about online hate among adolescents. It is also unkno... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(21/09/2018 @ 05:20)
Are your clothes toxic? Avoid these synthetic fabrics at all costs  Voir?

(Natural News) It’s alarming how toxins can easily be picked up from basically anywhere. In fact, these health hazards are so prevalent that they’re even found in the clothes you wear. It’s really nothing new, since clothes are manufactured in factories and go through different processes before hitting the markets. Moreover, the type of fabric used... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(21/09/2018 @ 03:39)
At-a-glance - The role of opioid toxicity in suicide deaths in Alberta, 2000 to 2016 - Chan EYL, McDonald BM, Brooks-Lim E, Jones GR, Klein KB, Svenson LW.  Voir?

Given the current opioid crisis in Canada, there is interest in the role of opioid toxicity in suicide deaths, particularly in whether any observed patterns are similar to those of unintentional deaths. The present analysis examined characteristics of opio... (Source: SafetyLit)
(20/09/2018 @ 10:29)
E-Cigarette Warnings Coming To High School Bathrooms Nationwide  Voir?

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration will stage a massive education campaign aimed at the nearly 10.7 million teens at risk for e-cigarette use and potential addiction, the agency said Tuesday. For the first time, the agency will take the message that vaping is dangerous into high school bathrooms and social media feeds of those at-risk youth to stop what the FDA calls an epidemic of e-cigarette use by minors. The trend was flagged in a 2016 report from the US surgeon general, which cited a 900% increase in e-cigarette use by high school students between 2011 to 2015. More than 2 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2017, the FDA said. “We’re in possession of data that shows a disturbingly sharp rise in the number of t...

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(19/09/2018 @ 13:52)
Yes, even ORGANIC cereals may be poisoning you with toxic chemicals if you buy them from a regular grocery store  Voir?

(Natural News) You may not be aware of this, but even organic breakfast cereals may be heavily saturated with toxic chemicals if you purchase them from regular grocery stores. As I cover in detail in my Health Ranger Report podcast, below, conventional grocery stores stock a huge assortment of toxic laundry products that emit volatile... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(19/09/2018 @ 13:09)
Hyperthyroidism in pet cats may be linked to chemical exposure  Voir?

Research, published inEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry, links increased levels of exposure to chemical additives, PFAS, found in the environment to an increased risk of hyperthyroidism in pet cats. Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)

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(19/09/2018 @ 12:21)
Papaya reduces cadmium-induced brain damage  Voir?

(Natural News) A study published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants recently concluded that papayas may be a delicious and natural way to prevent brain damage caused by cadmium toxicity. Cadmium is a known carcinogen and neurotoxin. In point of fact, this specific heavy metal is notorious for intensifying oxidative damage in the nervous... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(19/09/2018 @ 11:08)
Agarwood essential oil demonstrates promising anti-cancer properties, researchers find  Voir?

(Natural News) Agarwood (Aquilaria crassna) – a plant used in traditional medicine to treat vomiting, rheumatism, coughing, and asthma – could be used in treating colorectal cancer, according to researchers from the Universiti Sains Malaysia. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at both the toxicity profile of agarwood essential oil and its anti-tumor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(19/09/2018 @ 11:07)
Air pollution may be responsible for 60,000 dementia cases in the UK  Voir?

Scientists are concerned by nitrogen dioxide and sooty smog belched out by old diesel cars in the UK. The findings provide the strongest evidence so far that toxic fumes are linked to Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(19/09/2018 @ 10:58)
Chemicals linked to endocrine disorder in older pet cats  Voir?

(Wiley) New research suggests that there may be a link between higher levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment and higher levels of hyperthyroidism in pet cats as they age. The findings are published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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High Court Must Hear Lead Case To Prevent 'Constitutional Damage,' Companies Say  Voir?

WASHINGTON. D.C. - The Sherwin-Williams Co. and ConAgra Grocery Products Co. filed reply briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 4, contending that it should grant certiorari and hear their appeal of a $1.15 billion award won by the state of California for a public nuisance caused by the presence of lead-based paint in buildings. Sherwin-Williams argues that the Supreme Court needs "to prevent further constitutional damage by California's public nuisance theory," and ConAgra says that the lower court's decision "cannot be reconciled" with the Supreme Court's due process cases (ConAgra Grocery Products Company v. California, No. 18-84, Sherwin-Williams v. California, No. 18-86, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Judge Seals Unused Documents Following Glyphosate Verdict Against Monsanto  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A California state court judge on Aug. 29 granted a motion by Monsanto Co. to extend time or seal documents that were not used in the trial that led to an award of $289,254,882.32 in damages to a man who said his repeated exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, caused his cancer (DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, No. CGC 16550128, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Attorneys: More Evidence Against Monsanto Related To Glyphosate Is Coming  Voir?

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who was part of the legal team that won a $289,254,882.32 award against Monsanto Co. in the bellwether case of a man who said his repeated exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, caused his cancer, on Sept. 5 told a group in the European Parliament that in future cases, the plaintiffs will be able to admit into evidence more documents damaging to Monsanto that were not permitted in the initial case. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Miami Beach City Commission Bans Glyphosate Use By All City Contractors  Voir?

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - The Miami Beach City Commission on Sept. 12 unanimously voted to ban the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, by all city employees and contractors for use in landscaping and maintenance work in the city. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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PCA Holds Ecuadorian Ruling 'Grossly Violated' Chevron's Procedural Rights  Voir?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - After determining that a $9.5 billion judgment issued in an environmental lawsuit in Ecuador was contrary to international public policy and violated the procedural rights of Chevron Corp. and Texaco Petroleum Corp., a tribunal for the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on Aug. 30 issued an award in their favor and against the Republic of Ecuador, holding that the award should not be enforced anywhere (Chevron Corporation, et al. v. The Republic of Ecuador, No. 2009-23, PCA). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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3M Co., Others Seek Dismissal Of Groundwater Class Action Related To Aqueous Foam  Voir?

BOSTON - The 3M Co. and other companies that are facing a putative class action for more than $5 million in personal injuries allegedly caused by Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) on Sept. 10 filed a brief in Massachusetts federal court contending that the claims against the non-Massachusetts defendants should be dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction (Christine Civitarese, et al. v. The 3M Co., et al., No. 18-10747, D. Mass.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Panel: Power Company Not Liable For Tainted Groundwater  Voir?

RICHMOND, Va. - A panel of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 12 partially reversed and partially affirmed a lower court's ruling that a power company did not violate the conditions of its discharge permit and was not liable for groundwater contamination (Sierra Club v. Virginia Electric& Power Company f/k/a Dominion Virginia Power, No. 17-1895, 4th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Company: Groundwater Case Schedule Should Be Changed Due To Discovery Delays  Voir?

CONCORD, N.H. - A company that was sued for allegedly contaminating the drinking water in a New Hampshire community on Aug. 28 filed a brief in federal court arguing that the scheduling order in the case should be modified because the plaintiffs have objected to producing their medical records in discovery (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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Groups' Request For Reconsideration On CWA Standing Denied By Judge  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on Aug. 29 refused to reconsider an earlier ruling that two environmental groups lack standing to bring claims under the Clean Water Act, finding that they could have raised the issue earlier in the litigation (Raritan Baykeeper, et al. v. NL Industries Inc., et al., No. 09-4117, D. N.J., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147469). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Water Test Results Not Privileged, Magistrate Rules; Protective Order Denied  Voir?

GREENVILLE, Miss. - A magistrate judge on Aug. 28 denied a motion for a protective order sought by a company sued for groundwater contamination, ruling that test data gathered by the University of Oklahoma was not privileged and, therefore, the plaintiffs' counsel was entitled to see it (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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Panel Reverses, Remands Lead Paint Case, Says Parties Have Valid Claim For Costs  Voir?

CHICAGO - An Illinois appellate panel on Sept. 7 reversed and remanded a lower court's ruling in a lead-based paint poisoning lawsuit, concluding that the plaintiffs have a valid cause of action for the reasonable value of testing services related to the injury from the paint, without regard to the fact that Medicaid paid the entire cost (Mary Lewis, et al. v. Lead Industries Association, et al., No. 1-17-2894, Ill. App., 1st Dist., 5th Div., 2018 IL App. LEXIS 647). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Maryland Panel Affirms Lead Paint Award; Evidence, Experts Support Ruling  Voir?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Aug. 31 affirmed a trial court's lead-paint poisoning award to a Baltimore resident, concluding that the evidence demonstrated that the property in question was "a reasonably probable source" of the plaintiff's lead exposure (Elliot Dackman, et al. v. Daquantay Robinson, No. 2035, Sept. Term 2014, 2018 Md. App. LEXIS 852). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Judge: Lead Plaintiffs' Duty Of Care Claim Fails, But Negligence Issues Remain  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - A federal judge in Wisconsin on Sept. 12 partially granted and partially denied summary judgment motions by paint manufacturers that are defendants in a lead-paint poisoning lawsuit, ruling that the defendants did not owe a duty of care to warn the plaintiffs directly of the risks associated with residential lead paint, but also concluding that the plaintiffs could pursue negligence claims (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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San Diego's Request To Dismiss Monsanto's Defenses Premature, Judge Rules  Voir?

SAN DIEGO - A federal judge in California on Sept. 6 denied a motion for judgment on the pleadings filed by the San Diego Unified Port District and city of San Diego, finding that their requests to dismiss Monsanto Co.'s affirmative defenses to claims that the company is liable for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination cannot be decided at this stage of the proceedings (San Diego Unified Port District, et al. v. Monsanto, et al., No. 15cv578-WQH-AGS, S.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152221). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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EPA's Proposed Methane Regulations Would Decrease Frequency Of Monitoring  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 11 proposed revised regulations for methane emissions in hydraulic fracturing operations that, if adopted, would decrease the frequency of monitoring. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Do you use Kleenex tissues? Top seller now guilty of adding skin-corrosive detergent Sodium Lauryl Sulfate  Voir?

(Natural News) In America, there is always some toxic medicine for every ailment that can “help” things get worse. The flu shot can assist you in getting a worse case of the flu the following year. Children’s cough syrup often contains toxic food coloring and aspartame – one of the world’s most dangerous food additives... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(18/09/2018 @ 20:51)
The deadly air you breathe when you fly  Voir?

(Natural News) By now, most people know better than to smoke inside a plane – not just because the law explicitly prohibits it, but because science has proven that being exposed to the toxic chemicals from tobacco smoke is nothing short of dangerous. Oddly enough, the same couldn’t be said for jet engine oil fumes â€“ a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(18/09/2018 @ 14:31)
$50-Billion mega-corporation Monsanto LOSES in court while millions of activists and organic consumers win big  Voir?

(Natural News) Interested in feeding the world and helping farmers become more prosperous with sustainable crops? Boycott evil Monsanto. Searching for the cure for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease? Boycott Monsanto. Are you in favor of protecting the free-speech voices and the privacy of organic consumers who know GMOs and Roundup are extremely toxic to humans,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(18/09/2018 @ 11:07)
Children exposed to pollution on `toxic´ school run  Voir?

A report by Unicef UK today warns that children in British cities are at risk from 'black carbon' - the sooty particles that are particularly linked to emissions of diesel cars. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(18/09/2018 @ 08:36)
Children exposed to pollution on `toxic ´ school run  Voir?

A report by Unicef UK today warns that children in British cities are at risk from 'black carbon' - the sooty particles that are particularly linked to emissions of diesel cars. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Silver nanoparticles are toxic for aquatic organisms  Voir?

(University of the Basque Country) Silver nanoparticles are increasingly being used in consumer products, such as clothing and personal care products, in the medical and pharmaceutical industry, and in the food industry. That is why their presence is expected to increase in the environment where they can exert harmful effects on organisms. The UPV/EHU's 'Cell Biology in Environmental Toxicology' research group has analysed adult zebrafish to find out the effects that in the long term can be caused by these silver particles present in fresh water. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(18/09/2018 @ 05:00)
Deadly DNP  Voir?

Simon Thomas, PHE, shines a spotlight on this toxic chemical used by many for body building and weight reduction. Despite the warnings, the number of deaths is rising. Related items fromOnMedica RCGP warns on website prescribers Insecure adults may be drawn to Facebook to ease their anxieties Drug misuse deaths fall but still remain too high GPs must act carefully if patients are selling on prescription medications Not so ‘smart' drugs (Source: OnMedica Views)

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(18/09/2018 @ 01:00)
Novel Mesothelioma Treatment Closer to FDA Approval  Voir?

Standard-of-care treatment for patients with pleural mesothelioma may soon include Tumor Treating Fields (TTF), a novel therapy involving electric currents that disrupt cancer cell division and inhibit tumor growth. In the wake of recently released results from Novocure's STELLAR phase II clinical trial, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to approve the treatment within the next six months, giving mesothelioma patients another much-needed option. “At this point, it should be a relatively rapid approval process,” Dr. Eilon Kirson, chief science officer at Novocure, the oncology company designing the therapy, told Asbestos.com. “We've been working with the FDA to make it happen. The data is approvable, from a clinical trial design point of view, a statistical p...

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Personal Health: The Risks to Children From Adults Who Smoke  Voir?

Even if smokers don ' t light up in the presence of children, residue on objects can cause harm. (Source: NYT Health)
(17/09/2018 @ 10:00)
Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) found in nearly half of all fast food wrappers from McDonald's, Burger King, Starbucks and other food retailers  Voir?

(Natural News) High cholesterol and rising blood sugar levels are not the only trade-offs people get from eating their favorite fast food fixes. A new study has found that highly-toxic chemicals are present in some of the wrappers used for fast food packaging, and these chemicals may contaminate the food and make their way into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Natural flea and tick remedies that avoid exposure to toxic chemicals  Voir?

(Natural News) When it comes to pet care, fleas and ticks are some of the most annoying problems that you may have to deal with. These parasites spell bad news for your pets – particularly dogs and cats – because they cause diseases, itching, and skin damage and infections. There are different pet care products... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(17/09/2018 @ 07:00)
Scientists find toxic soot particles inside the placenta  Voir?

Tiny particles of soot breathed in by pregnant women have been found in the womb, where they can harm the growing baby, research shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(17/09/2018 @ 01:43)
Air pollution particles found in mothers' placentas  Voir?

New research shows direct evidence that toxic air – already strongly linked to harm in unborn babies – travels through mothers' bodiesScientists have found the first evidence that particles of air pollution travel through pregnant women 's lungs and lodge in their placentas.Toxic air is already strongly linked to harm in foetuses but how the damage is done is unknown. The new study, involving mothers living in London, UK, revealed sooty particles in the placentas of each of their babies and researchers say it is quite possible the particles entered the foetuses too.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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More toxic to humans than high fructose corn syrup, this dirty little secret ingredient is COMMON in U.S. foods (and beverages)  Voir?

(Natural News) Ever wonder why one third of all Americans get cancer at some point in their lifetime, even though hardly anyone got it a century ago? How about leukemia, do you think it’s hereditary? You would be dead wrong. A common ingredient in soft drinks and most jarred peppers and pickles causes leukemia, but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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The danger that is sugar: How this food item increases your risk for depression and anxiety  Voir?

(Natural News) You probably crave sweets once in a while and for good reason – a preference for sweets is a survival mechanism that protects humans from ingesting toxic foods. Sweet foods are also a common comfort food that instantly makes you feel better when they're stressed or lonely. However, your sweet tooth is exposing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(15/09/2018 @ 05:23)
Limited space? Here are five dual purpose livestock for your farm  Voir?

(Natural News) We live in unstable and toxic times where nutrient-rich, non-GMO, and chemical-free foods are becoming scarce. This is why so many people have decided to step away from the globalized, industrialized agricultural system. Concerned about their family's health and the impact modern farming methods are having on the environment, a growing number of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(14/09/2018 @ 16:00)
Worldwide Effects of Asbestos Use  Voir?

By Emily WalshWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 14 2018 (IPS)Earlier this summer, the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States (EPA) issued a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) on asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral that is also a known carcinogen. Asbestos is the only definitive cause of mesothelioma, a cancer which affects the linings of internal organs.What is a Significant New Use Rule?A SNUR can be required when chemical substances or mixtures are under review for new uses that may cause changes to current policy, or create concerns around environmental health. There are four criteria to determine whether a SNUR is in order. They are volume, type of human or environmental exposure, extent of human or environmental exposure, and method or manner of processing and distribution of th...

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(14/09/2018 @ 15:53)
Fatal Toxicity With Immunotherapy: Rare, but Increasing Fatal Toxicity With Immunotherapy: Rare, but Increasing  Voir?

A large meta-analysis reveals that reports of fatal toxic events with immune checkpoint inhibitors are still rare but are increasing as the use of these drug increases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(14/09/2018 @ 12:47)
How cells handle a sticky, toxic, but absolutely essential molecule  Voir?

(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) A team of researchers at the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic has solved a long-standing puzzle by identifying the protein that 'chaperones' free heme in cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(14/09/2018 @ 05:00)
AngioDynamics to acquire radiation dose tech dev RadiaDyne  Voir?

AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) said today that it inked a deal to acquire dose monitoring tech developer RadiaDyne for an undisclosed amount. The deal will add RadiaDyne’s early-stage OARtrac real-time radiation dose monitoring platform and its IsoLoc, ImmobiLoc and Alatus balloon stabilizing technologies to Latham, N.Y.-based AngioDynamic’s oncology portfolio, the company said. “The acquisition of RadiaDyne, combined with our recent BioSentry asset purchase, delivers on our commitment to build a world-class oncology portfolio. We believe that together, these disruptive, patient-focused technologies will deliver safer, clinically-relevant, economically-favorable solutions for patients. This combination will significantly expand our value proposition and meaningfully change ho...

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(13/09/2018 @ 15:14)
STOP eating poison: Chicken eggs exposed to pesticides found to make you SICK  Voir?

(Natural News) Toxic pesticides don’t just contaminate the fruits and vegetables that you eat: Their residues also affect farm animals such as chickens, as well as the eggs produced by the animals. A Pakistani study discovered two particular pesticides in chicken eggs, the concentrations of which were high enough to pose health risks to humans who consume... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(13/09/2018 @ 10:18)
Study shows toxic effects of oil dispersant on oysters following deepwater horizon spill  Voir?

(Morris Animal Foundation) Oysters likely suffered toxic effects from the oil dispersant Corexit Ž 9500 when it was used to clean up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, said Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Connecticut. The team determined this by comparing the low levels of toxicity of oil, the dispersant and a mixture of the two on Eastern oysters. The team published their findings in the journal Aquatic Toxicology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(13/09/2018 @ 05:00)
Point-of-care sensors to detect manganese from single drop of blood  Voir?

(University of Illinois at Chicago) A three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago to develop portable, easy-to-use sensors that can detect toxic metals in a single drop of blood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(13/09/2018 @ 05:00)
Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Shines Spotlight on Cancer in the Fire Service  Voir?

The deadly truth about cancer in the fire service will be front and center September 15 as fire fighters and paramedics from across the United States and Canada join grieving families at the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.   The names of 271 fire fighters who have died in the line of duty from trauma or occupational illness will be etched on to the granite Wall of Honor. The risk of traumatic death in the fire scene has declined over the years – in large part due to the International Association of Fire Fighters' work to improve fire fighter safety – but the risk of death from cancer and other occupational diseases remains high, much greater than the general population. Of the 271 name...

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Compounds found in green tea and red wine may be able to treat congenital metabolic diseases  Voir?

(Natural News) Every cup of green tea and glass of red wine you imbibe protects your body from toxic substances. Some of those harmful metabolites trigger inborn congenital metabolic diseases. An Israeli study suggests that green tea and red wine contain natural compounds that might be able to treat these particular disorders by blocking metabolite formation,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(12/09/2018 @ 11:59)
Sensors that are literally 'music to one's ears' (video)  Voir?

(American Chemical Society) Researchers have found a new use for a 3,000-year-old African musical instrument: detecting toxic substances and counterfeit medications. The sensor, based on the mbira (pronounced 'em-bir'-uh') is inexpensive and easy to operate, allowing its use in developing regions, the researchers say.They report their results in ACS Omega. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(12/09/2018 @ 05:00)
Toxicology of explosives and fireworks in small animals - Gahagan P, Wismer T.  Voir?

Exposure to explosives and fireworks in dogs can result in variable severity of clinical signs depending on the presence of different chemicals and the amount. The risk can be lessened by proper education of dog handlers and owners about the seriousness of... (Source: SafetyLit)
(12/09/2018 @ 01:35)
Why smokers are more likely to get the flu  Voir?

New research by Yale University has identified the clink in smokers' armor: while their noses can fight of the toxicity of tobacco, and the aggression of a cold, it cannot do both. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(11/09/2018 @ 20:04)
Close to 75% of conventionally grown spinach found to contain residue from toxic insecticides  Voir?

(Natural News) Everyone knows spinach is good for you – or is it? According to the most recent tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), about three-fourths of all non-organically grown spinach is contaminated with traces of toxic chemicals, one of which is banned in Europe. The USDA analyzed 642 samples of conventionally grown... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(11/09/2018 @ 15:17)
Review Article Effects of blue-light irradiation during dental treatment  Voir?

Japanese Dental Science ReviewAvailable online 31 August 2018SummaryIn dentistry, blue light is widely used for tooth bleaching and restoration procedures involvingcomposite resin. In addition, many dentists use magnificationloupes to enable them to provide more accurate dental treatment. Therefore, the use of light is indispensable in dental treatment. However, light can cause various toxicities, and thermal injuries caused by light irradiation are regarded as particularly important. In recent years, the eye damage and non-thermal injuries caused by blue light, the so-called “blue light hazard”, have gained attention. Unfortunately, much of the research in this field has just begun, but our recent findings demonstrated that blue-light irradiation generatesreactive oxygen species (ROS)...

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Toxic Red Tide Kills Countless Fish as It Moves Up Florida's Coast  Voir?

Officials in one county are running operations to clean up the rotting fish. (Source: The Scientist)
(10/09/2018 @ 17:30)
Toxic Red Tide Kills Countless Fish as It Moves Up Florida & rsquo;s Coast  Voir?

Officials in one county are running operations to clean up the rotting fish. (Source: The Scientist)

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(10/09/2018 @ 17:30)
Philippines government conducts armed raid of natural health clinic; hundred of patients thrown to the streets... Dr. Farrah forced to flee after entire family death threated  Voir?

(Natural News) Dr. Farrah Agustin-Bunch of the DFAB Natural Medical Center in the Philippines has been subject to an armed government raid that effectively shut down her facility, sending hundreds of patients to the streets. Widely known for helping cancer patients heal and beat cancer without resorting to toxic chemotherapy or radiotherapy, Dr. Farrah has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(10/09/2018 @ 14:53)
The suppressed truth about Tylenol: It's toxic to children  Voir?

(Natural News) If you were to ask your average mainstream doctor, or investigate the issue in official scientific journals, chances are you’d discover that acetaminophen (Tylenol) is generally classified as being safe for pregnant women and developing children. But a closer look at actual science tells a much different story. While the internet is saturated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(10/09/2018 @ 11:10)
Vitamin B12 warning: The one way to boost your B12 you should avoid - Dr Ranj reveals  Voir?

VITAMIN B12 deficiency can be treated by taking supplements, according to This Morning 's Dr Ranj Singh. But, you should avoid taking this type of B12 supplement, or risk toxic side-effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
(10/09/2018 @ 10:50)
Cocaine toxicological findings in cases of violent death in Sao Paulo city - Brazil - Fonseca Pego AM, Franco de Oliveira SCWSE, Franco de Oliveira T, Leyton V, Miziara I, Yonamine M.  Voir?

Violence is a dreadful phenomenon spread throughout the world, resulting in unfortunate events that can ultimately cause death. It is known that some countries play a much worrying role in this scenario than others. Brazil is one of them. The present work ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(08/09/2018 @ 12:11)
Inhalation injury and toxic industrial chemical exposure - Saeed O, Boyer NL, Pamplin JC, Driscoll IR, DellaVolpe J, Cannon J, Cancio LC.  Voir?

Toxic industrial chemicals include chlorine, phosgene, hydrogen sulfide, and ammonia have variable effects on the respiratory tract, and maybe seen alone or in combination, secondary to inhalation injury. Other considerations include the effects of cyanide... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(08/09/2018 @ 12:11)
Exposure to Toxic Metals May Up Cardiovascular Disease Risk  Voir?

FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 -- Exposure to arsenic, lead, cadmium, and copper is associated with elevated risk of clinical cardiovascular disease outcomes, according to a review and meta-analysis published online Aug. 29 in The BMJ. Rajiv Chowdhury,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
(07/09/2018 @ 20:00)
Boston Scientific & #039;s Aggressive M & amp;A Strategy Continues with Augmenix Deal  Voir?

Tuck-in acquisitions continue to play a key role in Boston Scientific's strategy this year, as evidenced by the company's latest deal, which also happens to be its largest so far in 2018.  The Marlborough, MA-based company has agreed to pay $500 million upfront and up to $100 million for sales-based milestones to acquire Augmenix. This private company is based in Bedford, MA and has developed a product called SpaceOAR, which intended to reduce common and debilitating side effects for men who undergo prostate cancer radiotherapy. Not only is Augmenix the eighth acquisition Boston Scientific has reported this year, it is the company's third acquisition in the urology and pelvic health space. The company aims to be category leaders in each space it participates in, says Dave Pierc...

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Lithium - pharmacological and toxicological aspects: the current state of the art - Medi ć B, Stojanović M, Ĺ timec B, Divac N, Vujović KS, Stojanović R, Čolović M, Krstić DZ, Prostran M.  Voir?

Lithium is the smallest monovalent cation with many different biological effects. Although lithium is present in pharmacotherapy of psychiatric illnesses for decades, its precise mechanism of action is still not clarified. Today lithium represents first-li... (Source: SafetyLit)
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American College of Medical Toxicology Collaborates on'Fentanyl:...  Voir?

A new video offers precautions and key messages for first responders who may come in contact with Fentanyl.(PRWeb September 07, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/american_college_of_medical_toxicology_collaborates_on_fentanyl_the_real_deal_a_training_video_for_first_responders/prweb15740327.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

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(07/09/2018 @ 01:00)
Common pesticide inhibits brain development in frogs  Voir?

(Wiley) New research published in Environmental Toxicology& Chemistry reveals that low doses of a commonly used pesticide potentially harm the Northern Leopard frog by inhibiting their brain development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(06/09/2018 @ 05:00)
Panel Remands Lead Paint Case, Says Plaintiffs' Expert Was Wrongly Excluded  Voir?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A Maryland appellate panel on Aug. 15 ruled that a trial court erred when it precluded a man's expert witness from testifying about the source of his lead exposure and remanded the case (Kevin Carter v. TAL Associates, No. 00308, Sept. Term 2015, Md. Spec. App.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Monsanto Lacks Standing To Bring Counterclaims Over PCB Contamination, Judge Says  Voir?

SAN DIEGO - A federal judge in California on Aug. 10 dismissed counterclaims for unjust enrichment and violation of the Clean Water Act brought by Monsanto Co., Pharmacia LLP and Solutia Inc. (collectively, Monsanto) against the city of San Diego, which claims that the company is liable for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination, finding that the defendant company lacks standing to bring its claims (City of San Diego v. Monsanto Co., et al., No. 15cv578, S.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135588). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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California City Sues Monsanto, Says PCB Products Contaminated Stormwater  Voir?

SAN DIEGO - The city of Chula Vista, Calif., on Aug. 21 sued Monsanto Co., Solutia Inc. and Pharmacia Corp. in California federal court, claiming that their manufacturing of products containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) has resulted in contamination to stormwater that is discharged into the San Diego Bay (Chula Vista v. Monsanto Co., et al., No. 18cv1942, S.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Group: DuPont, Subsidiary Liable For Tainted Groundwater In North Carolina  Voir?

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - An environmental group on Aug. 29 sued Chemours Co. FC LLC, a subsidiary of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., in North Carolina federal court, contending that the company is liable for groundwater contamination as a result of releasing "hundreds of thousands of pounds" of toxic perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including GenX, into the Cape Fear River (Cape Fear River Watch v. Chemours Company FC LLC, No. N/A, E.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Panel Denies Groups' Attempt To Close Fracking Wells Injecting Fluid Into Aquifer  Voir?

OAKLAND, Calif. - A panel in California on Aug. 14 said an environmental group is not entitled to a writ of mandate forcing a state agency to close immediately underground injection control wells used in hydraulic fracturing, which are injecting waste fluids into aquifers (Center for Biological Diversity v. Department of Conservation, No. A149896, Calif. App., 1st Dist., Div. 5; 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 715). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Panel: EPA Disposal Rule 'Arbitrary' Given Potential Groundwater Contamination  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A panel of the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 21 ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency's rule regulating the disposal of coal residuals was "arbitrary and capricious" in that it failed to require the closure of unlined surface impoundments that can contaminate groundwater. The panel also ruled that, contrary to arguments made by industry groups, the EPA has statutory authority to regulate inactive impoundments (Utility Solid Waste Activities Group, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 15-1219, D.C. Cir.; 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 23547). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Groundwater Class Action Fails As 'Individual Issues Pervade' The Case, Judge Says  Voir?

CAMDEN, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on Aug. 21 dismissed a class action filed by residents who contended that Sherwin-Williams was liable for contaminating groundwater and soil with various toxic chemicals, ruling that "significant individual issues pervade this entire action" and defeat the lawsuit (Brad Lafferty, et al. v. The Sherwin-Williams Co., No. 17-06321, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(06/09/2018 @ 01:23)
Expert Properly Excluded In Paulsboro Train Wreck Case, 3rd Circuit Says  Voir?

PHILADELPHIA - A trial court acted within its discretion in tossing medical-monitoring and fear-of-cancer claims filed by a man who drove through a toxic chemical cloud after the 2012 Paulsboro, N.J., train derailment, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decided Aug. 15 in affirming exclusion of expert testimony (In re: Paulsboro Derailment Cases, Nos. 16-3172 and 16-3263, 3rd Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 22615). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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South Carolina Man Says Son's Exposure To Paint Remover Fumes Caused Death  Voir?

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A man sued W.M. Barr& Co. Inc. and Lowe's Home Centers LLC on Aug. 10 in South Carolina federal court, alleging that his son's exposure to the fumes of Goof-Off SS caused his death (Hal G. Wynne Jr. v. W.M. Barr& Co. Inc., et al., No. 18-cv-2203, D. S.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Lago Agrio Plaintiffs' Counsel In Contempt, Should Be Sanctioned, Chevron Says  Voir?

NEW YORK - Chevron Corp. on Aug. 21 filed a supplemental brief in New York federal court arguing that the court should hold Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who represented a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed, in contempt of the district court's 2016 racketeering judgment and enter coercive sanctions to prevent further contempt of that judgment (Chevron Corporation v. Steven Donziger, No. 11-691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Michigan Employee Appeals To 6th Circuit, Seeks Dismissal From Flint Water Case  Voir?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - An employee of the state of Michigan who was named as a defendant in the litigation stemming from the lead-contaminated water crisis in the city of Flint on Aug. 21 filed a notice of appeal with the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, contending that the district court wrongly denied his motion to dismiss (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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Groups' Challenge To Herbicide Containing Glyphosate Fails, Dow Agrosciences Says  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Dow Agrosciences LLC filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 27, arguing that challenges to the registration of the company's herbicide called Enlist Duo, which contains glyphosate, posed by farming and environmental groups fail because the plaintiffs lack standing and have failed to prove that the herbicide "threatens them with any imminent injury" (National Family Farm Coalition v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, No. 17-70810, and National Resources Defense Council v. Scott Pruitt, No. 17-70817, 9th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Cases Transferred To Roundup MDL Bring Total Glyphosate Actions To More Than 500  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on Aug. 27 issued a conditional transfer order sending another 27 cases to the Roundup multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, bring the total number of cases in the MDL in which the plaintiffs allege that their exposure to the Roundup herbicide caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) to more than 500 (In Re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741, JPMDL). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Monsanto: Exhibit Not Used In Glyphosate Trial Is 'Irrelevant,' Should Be Sealed  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. filed a brief on Aug. 22 in California state court supporting its post-trial motion to extend time or seal documents that were not used in the trial that led to an award of $289,254,882.32 in damages to a man who said his repeated exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, caused his cancer (DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, No. CGC 16550128, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Bayer: Company Faces 8,000 Plaintiffs, Not Separate Cases, Related To Glyphosate  Voir?

LEVERKUSEN, Germany - A spokesman for Bayer AG, which recently completed its acquisition of Monsanto Co., on Aug. 24 said that the company faces federal and state lawsuits over the chemical glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, in which the total number of plaintiffs equals 8,000. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(06/09/2018 @ 01:23)
California Tells Supreme Court $1.15B Lead Ruling Does Not Warrant Review  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The state of California on Aug. 22 filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court contending that a California appellate court ruling that awarded the state $1.15 billion for a public nuisance caused by lead-based paint does not warrant review because the case "presents no significant free speech issues" (ConAgra Grocery Products Company v. California, No. 18-84, Sherwin-Williams v. California, No. 18-86, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Experimental Vaccine Could Help Prevent Acne  Voir?

BOSTON (CBS) — Eighty-five percent of American teens are plagued by acne but researchers believe that one a day a vaccine could spare millions of people from pimples. For many acne is just an occasional nuisance but for others, it can lead to scars, both physical and emotional. It’s not ready for prime time yet, but scientists at UC San Diego have created a vaccine that uses antibodies to target a toxin produced by the bacteria on the skin that leads to acne. The vaccine has been shown to reduce bacterial counts and inflammation in mice and human skin samples. Current acne treatments can cause unwanted side effects. This approach would presumably be less toxic because it specifically targets the bacteria that leads to acne. The vaccine still needs to be tested on humans but cou...

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(05/09/2018 @ 22:57)
Toxic metals tied to increased heart disease risk  Voir?

(Reuters Health) - People with heavy exposure to arsenic, lead, cadmium or copper may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, a review of existing studies suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Short Takes  Voir?

Senate lawmakers have introduced a pair of bipartisan bills to address the harmful environmental impacts of a class of toxic compounds, known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS, that have polluted water supplies across the country. Both the bills are sponsored by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and co-sponsored by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Thom Tillis (R-NC). One of the bills, S. 3382, requiring the U.S. Geological Survey to perform a nationwide survey of PFAS contamination has also been co-sponsored by Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) and the second bill, S. 3381, directing federal agencies to work with states on cleaning up PFAS pollution has been co-sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).       (Source: Public Policy Reports)

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(05/09/2018 @ 00:08)
How to identify the Giant Hogweed and protect yourself from its poisonous sap  Voir?

(Natural News) Plants are a prime example that just because something can't move doesn't mean it can't harm you. Take the giant hogweed, for example. This large, invasive plant now terrorizes several states with its highly toxic sap that can cause serious injuries, including burns and complete blindness. Unfortunately, the giant hogweed shares its looks... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(04/09/2018 @ 11:08)
Orchid tree seeds found to have antioxidant properties that protect against liver damage  Voir?

(Natural News) A study revealed that the seeds from the orchid tree contain antioxidant properties that protect the liver from damage. Iron is important for the body because of its redox properties. However, too much of it can lead to toxicity. Tight systemic and cellular controls are essential to sustain physiological levels of iron in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(02/09/2018 @ 17:00)
Pesticide residues found in eggs contribute to worsened health in humans  Voir?

(Natural News) A Pakistani study evaluated chicken eggs for residual signs of pesticides used in other parts of the farm. It reported coming across significant levels of the toxic chemicals in the eggs, more than enough to pose serious health risks for humans who consumed the contaminated products. Punjab University supported the study. Its findings were... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(02/09/2018 @ 12:11)
Interstellar space is filled with "toxic grease" that would make future space travel very difficult, say researchers  Voir?

(Natural News) Manned spacecraft better pack windshield wipers when they venture out of the solar system and into interstellar space. An article in The Daily Mail Online reported that the void between the stars are filled with greasy carbon dust that is toxic to life despite being made of the same element as organic life.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(01/09/2018 @ 10:16)
Toxicology Rounds: Pong-Pong Seeds in Your ED, Thanks to the Internet  Voir?

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)

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Low-dose versus high-dose colistin: cost saving, less toxicity  Voir?

(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
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Postmortem tissue distribution of morphine and its metabolites in a series of heroin related deaths - Maskell PD, Wilson NE, Seetohul LN, Crichton ML, Beer LJ, Drummond G, De Paoli G.  Voir?

The abuse of heroin (diamorphine) and heroin deaths are growing around the world. The interpretation of the toxicological results from suspected heroin deaths is notoriously difficult especially in cases where there may be limited samples. In order to help... (Source: SafetyLit)
(31/08/2018 @ 22:20)
Florida Developer Sentenced on Negligent Asbestos Removal  Voir?

A Florida real estate developer has been sentenced on a single misdemeanor count of negligent removal of asbestos and putting workers in imminent danger from the cancer-causing mineral. In addition to 48 months of probation, Philip J. Farley III was ordered to pay $250,000 to fund a treatment and medical monitoring program for 90 workers who may have been exposed to asbestos during a renovation project in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, in 2010. The sentencing comes three years after Farley was indicted on several federal charges. Farley reportedly hired cheap labor to start a massive renovation of a 480-unit complex now called Urban Style Flats. Workers illegally removed about 120,000 square feet of asbestos popcorn ceiling from the property before filing a complaint. “None of the wor...

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(31/08/2018 @ 13:36)
Even Low Levels of Toxic Metals Put Heart at Risk  Voir?

Their analysis of 37 studies that included nearly 350,000 people linked arsenic exposure to a 23 percent increased risk of coronary heart disease and a 30 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
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Even at Low Levels, Toxic Metals Put Heart at Serious Risk: Study  Voir?

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 -- Exposure to toxic metals such as arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and heart disease, researchers report. Their analysis of 37 studies that included nearly 350,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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This summer I treated children choking on air pollution. We have to act – now | Guddi Singh  Voir?

This is a public health crisis. We doctors want to see diesel cars phased out, investment in clean air zones, and moreA study published this week shows that air pollution has an alarming effecton our cognitive abilities. Shocking as this conclusion 1is in itself, the report joins a long list of research linking toxic air to serious health problems, and demonstrates the devastating consequences air pollution has on people living in towns and cities across the UK.As a doctor working in A&E, I was shocked by the number of children I treated this summer whose health was harmed by air pollution. I saw children choking with asthma and struggling to breathe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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The toxic truth about counterfeit cosmetics  Voir?

BUYING the latest trendy make-up can be detrimental to your wealth, with a celebrity-branded lipstick costing as much as Ł30. But buying a cheaper version on the internet or at a market stall for as little as Ł8 can have serious consequences for your health, experts have warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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(29/08/2018 @ 06:00)
Toxic drug interactions on the rise as pharmaceutical use among U.S. children skyrockets  Voir?

(Natural News) There’s still a contingent of hardline prohibitionists in this country that worry about how ending state and federal bans on plants like cannabis (marijuana) will impact our nation’s youth. But a new study has revealed that the most prolific threat to children’s health may, in fact, be legally-sanctioned pharmaceutical drugs that are peddled... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/08/2018 @ 23:44)
U.S. Army Forms Plan to Test 40,000 Homes for Lead Following Reuters Report U.S. Army Forms Plan to Test 40,000 Homes for Lead Following Reuters Report  Voir?

The U.S. Army has drafted a plan to test for toxic lead hazards in 40,000 homes on its bases, military documents show, in a sweeping response to a Reuters report that found children at risk of lead poisoning in military housing.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(28/08/2018 @ 22:27)
Improving soy farming with organic fertilizers  Voir?

(Natural News) A Brazilian study investigated the possibility of using turkey manure as an organic fertilizer to replace chemical fertilizer. It reported that the manure was able to improve the soil quality and increased the yield of soybean crops, allowing for the reduction or outright replacement of chemical fertilizers that have toxic side effects. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/08/2018 @ 22:10)
Toxic pesticides found at most illegal California pot farms  Voir?

Researchers and federal authorities are finding powerful and potentially lethal pesticides at nine of every 10 illegal marijuana farms in California this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
(28/08/2018 @ 18:49)
Appealing to the dumbed-down masses, Procter Gamble will use Millennial grunts like "LOL" and "WTF" on its toxic detergent products  Voir?

(Natural News) It would seem that in addition to living in their parents' basements, Millennials don't do their own laundry. Convinced that it is possible to move this generation of consumers to action simply by including Millennial grunts like “LOL” and “WTF” on its product packaging, Procter & Gamble (P&G) is trying to get these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/08/2018 @ 12:28)
From ditching toxic friends to becoming more vain: 100 ways to think yourself younger  Voir?

People who age well often have an eternally-youthful outlook without being naive or ignorant, seeing life for what it is — a big adventure. Here's how you can replicate their approach. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(28/08/2018 @ 08:58)
IIVS, BASF & Givaudan collaborate to validate a non-animal test for regulatory submissions  Voir?

(Institute for In Vitro Sciences) The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), with an established track record in the validation of alternatives to animal testing, is teaming up with BASF and Givaudan to validate an improved skin sensitization reactivity method to address the needs of toxicologists and regulators. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(28/08/2018 @ 05:00)
Why Getting Back Together With Your Ex May Be Bad for Your Health  Voir?

If you’re caught in an on-again, off-again relationship, a new study says it may be time to break the cycle for good. “A pattern of breaking up and getting back together with the same partner — what we refer to as ‘relationship cycling’ — was associated with increased symptoms of depression and anxiety,” says study co-author Kale Monk, an assistant professor of human development and family science at the University of Missouri, in an email to TIME. “We know that breakups are upsetting in-and-of themselves, but this distress is considered normal and is often temporary. However, a tumultuous pattern of stressful transitions in and out of the same relationship might have more pervasive implications for our well-being.” For the study, whic...

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(27/08/2018 @ 18:54)
SHOCKING study reveals that tap water contains a class of harmful, toxic insecticides  Voir?

(Natural News) Anyone living near the Iowa River should be wary of their supposedly “safe” tap water. A study released by local researchers warned that some sources of treated water in the area have been contaminated with dangerous insecticides, an article in Natural Health 365 stated. The pesticides in question are three types of neonicotinoids,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/08/2018 @ 18:20)
How to solve your medical problems using herbal remedies instead of toxic OTC medicines  Voir?

(Natural News) You might not know it, but you are locked in a vicious cycle where the over-the-counter (OTC) prescription drugs you take are keeping you from achieving true health. An article on Survivopedia recommends completely dropping the harmful medicine for natural, safer, and actually effective herbal means of healing. OTC drugs are much more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/08/2018 @ 12:30)
Pfizer Drug Reduces Death Rate In Patients With Hearts Damaged By Protein Clumps  Voir?

An experimental Pfizer drug extended the lives of patients who had a disease in which clumps of protein break apart into toxic substances that damage the heart. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
(27/08/2018 @ 10:02)
INTERNETTING WITH AMANDA HESS: The Dark Side of the Male Fitness Internet  Voir?

One of the internet ' s most popular fitness personalities is a dead bodybuilder named Zyzz. Is he the key to unlocking the links between toxic masculinity, objectification and fringe politics? Episode 5 of our video series. (Source: NYT Health)
(27/08/2018 @ 10:00)
Spearmint's antibacterial properties prove useful against food-borne pathogens  Voir?

(Natural News) A study published in the Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology found that spearmint (Mentha spicata) leaves and infusion contained antibacterial activity, as well as its essential oil, which was noted to be especially potent against food-borne pathogenic bacteria associated with outbreaks. The plant genus Mentha, which comprises of 25 to 30 different species, is known... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(26/08/2018 @ 17:02)
Cellular pumps protect the gut from toxins  Voir?

(Duke-NUS Medical School) If you've ever wondered why spicy chilies and strong medicines don't end up wiping out your gut's stem cell population, it's because the intestinal stromal cells that support and maintain them are intrinsically resistant to drugs, toxins and other compounds not naturally produced by the body. These master regulators of gut stem cells have pumps that protect them, and thus the gut, from the toxic effects of a wide range of compounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(26/08/2018 @ 05:00)
Toxic homes: The invisible threat after Hurricane Harvey  Voir?

One year after Hurricane Harvey ​ slammed the Gulf Coast, health risks may linger for flood victims returning to waterlogged homes (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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(24/08/2018 @ 20:12)
Fentanyl-laced cocaine, not heroin, is now the biggest overdose threat in Mass.  Voir?

Overdoses in the state from fentanyl-laced heroin may be on the decline, but the state is increasingly facing a new problem: fentanyl-laced cocaine. According to a report issued Friday by the Department of Public Health, the first three months of 2018 was the second quarter in a row that cocaine surpassed heroin in the toxicology for opioid-related deaths. Meanwhile, the rate of overdoses related to heroin has decreased from 2014 to 2018. Alo ngside both of those trends has been an alarming increase… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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(24/08/2018 @ 20:07)
A Leader in the War on Poverty Opens a New Front: Pollution  Voir?

A pastor is resurrecting the Poor People ' s Campaign, a movement started by Martin Luther King Jr. He sees the climate and environment as issues on par with poverty and racism. (Source: NYT Health)
(24/08/2018 @ 19:59)
What 's Included in the EPA's New Asbestos Use Rule?  Voir?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with a proposed rule critics fear will expand the commercial use of asbestos — a toxic mineral known to cause mesothelioma and other diseases. The EPA received nearly 6,000 comments about its significant new use rule (SNUR) as of Aug. 10, the last day for public commenting. In June, the agency proposed SNUR under the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). It would allow companies to manufacture, import and process more than a dozen asbestos-containing products no longer in use as long as the EPA approves them first. The EPA's summary of SNUR reads: “The Agency has found no information indicating that the following uses are ongoing, and therefore, the following uses are subject to this proposed SNUR: Adhe...

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(24/08/2018 @ 18:43)
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's tied to brain's 'waste removal system'  Voir?

A new study links Alzheimer's toxic waste buildup in the brain to the functioning of the 'cellular waste removal' system: the endolysosomal system. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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(23/08/2018 @ 16:00)
Dr. Gabriel Cousens warns the world about the toxic effects of 5G wireless (coming soon to your neighborhood)  Voir?

(Natural News) Dr. Gabriel Cousens calls 5G “a complete, unmitigated health disaster.”  But, what exactly is 5G, what dangers does it present and what must each one of us be aware of? PC Mag explains that the “G” in 3G, 4G etc. refers to a different generation of wireless technology. Each generation is differentiated by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(23/08/2018 @ 11:09)
Algal blooms a threat to small lakes and ponds, too  Voir?

(Ohio State University) Harmful algae isn't just a problem for high-profile bodies of water -- it poses serious, toxic threats in small ponds and lakes as well, new research has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
(23/08/2018 @ 05:00)
On-again, off-again relationships might be toxic for mental health  Voir?

(University of Missouri-Columbia) A researcher from the University of Missouri says that the pattern of breaking up and getting back together can impact an individual's mental health and not for the better. He suggests people in these kinds of relationships should make informed decisions about stabilizing or safely terminating their relationships. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(23/08/2018 @ 05:00)
Large-scale ocean deoxygenation during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum  Voir?

The consequences of global warming for fisheries are not well understood, but the geological record demonstrates that carbon cycle perturbations are frequently associated with ocean deoxygenation. Of particular interest is the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), where the carbon dioxide input into the atmosphere was similar to the IPCC RCP8.5 emission scenario. Here we present sulfur-isotope data that record a positive 1 per mil excursion during the PETM. Modeling suggests that large parts of the ocean must have become sulfidic. The toxicity of hydrogen sulfide will render two of the largest and least explored ecosystems on Earth, the mesopelagic and bathypelagic zones, uninhabitable by multicellular organisms. This will affect many marine species whose ecozones stretch into the deep ...

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(23/08/2018 @ 01:00)
Dr. Russell Blaylock explains why the masses are becoming cognitively retarded and incapable of rational thought  Voir?

(Natural News) Is society getting dumber by the day? It may not just be your imagination: As Dr. Russell Blaylock, a retired neurosurgeron, posits, the stupidity of the masses may be by design. Through a barrage of toxic chemicals and compounds, Blaylock says the government is purposely trying to dumb-down the masses. A dumber society... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/08/2018 @ 12:56)
Monsanto facing lawsuits over kidney disease deaths in Sri Lanka  Voir?

(Natural News) Monsanto has made enemies all around the world with its toxic products and dirty business tactics, and now they're finally having to answer for their misdeeds in courts of law across the planet. The firm has been facing a slew of high-profile lawsuits here in the U.S. filed on behalf of cancer patients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(21/08/2018 @ 22:31)
Jury Awards $289M To Cancer Victim In Bellwether Trial Against Monsanto, Roundup  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A California jury on Aug. 10 found that Monsanto Co. acted with malice regarding its failure to warn of the damages associated with glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, and awarded $289,254,882.32 in damages in the bellwether case of a man who said his repeated exposure to the herbicide caused his cancer (DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, No. CGC 16550128, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
U.S. Chamber Tells Supreme Court California Lead Paint Ruling Violates Due Process  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 17 filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court contending that the California Supreme Court's decision to deny review of a $1.15 billion ruling holding three companies that formerly made lead-based paint liable for public nuisance allows an appellate court ruling to stand, which is a violation of due process. Nine other organizations filed amicus briefs making the same argument (ConAgra Grocery Products Company v. The People of California, No. 18-84, Sherwin-Williams v. California, No. 18-86, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Judge Says Monsanto Verdict Was Unanimous, Company's Claim She Voted On Ruling Untrue  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - The California judge who presided over the trial in which a jury awarded $289 million to a man who said Monsanto Co. was liable for causing his cancer as a result of exposure to glyphosate confirmed Aug. 17 that the verdict was unanimous and that she was not expressing a vote when she polled the jury, as has been claimed by a Monsanto executive in an interview with the British Broadcasting Co. (BBC). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Attorney Seeks $412.25M From Monsanto In Bellwether Trial Over Glyphosate  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - The attorney representing a California man who contends that he developed cancer as a result of exposure to glyphosate on Aug. 7 presented closing arguments in the first trial related to the herbicide Roundup and asked a jury to "change the world" by holding Monsanto Co. accountable for its "reckless disregard for human health," which he said warranted an award of more than $412.25 million in combined damages (DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, No. CGC 16550128, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
California High Court Denies Review Of Ruling On Cancer Listing For Glyphosate  Voir?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Supreme Court on Aug. 15 denied a petition for review filed by Monsanto Co., which contended that an appellate panel erred when it ruled in favor of the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), which listed glyphosate as a carcinogen (Monsanto Company v. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, et al., No. S249056, Calif. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Putative Class Sues General Mills, Says Cereals Contain Carcinogen Glyphosate  Voir?

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A putative class on Aug. 16 sued General Mills Inc. in Florida federal court contending that the company failed to warn customers that its cereal contains glyphosate, which the class says is a carcinogen (Mounira Doss v. General Mills Inc., No. 18-61924, S.D. Fla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Engineering Firm In Flint Case Says Claim Against It Barred By Contributory Fault  Voir?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The engineering firm that provided consulting services to the city of Flint, Mich., with regard to its decision to get its drinking water supply from the Flint River, which led to the lead-contaminated water crisis, on Aug. 14 filed an answer in Michigan federal court denying all allegations against it and asserting 18 affirmative defenses that the claims against it are barred by contributory fault (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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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
New York City Housing Agency Must Face Some Lead Paint Claims, Judge Rules  Voir?

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on Aug. 14 partially granted and partially denied a motion to dismiss a lead-based paint poisoning lawsuit against the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), holding that the plaintiffs' procedural due process, substantive due process and First Amendment claims failed, but ruling that their claims under federal law could proceed (Sherron Paige, et al. v. New York City Housing Authority, No. 17-7481, S.D. N.Y., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137238). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Panel: Woman May Have New Trial In Lead Paint Case; Expert Disallowed  Voir?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Aug. 8 ruled that a woman who sued her landlord for injuries from exposure to lead-based paint could seek a new trial; however, her expert, who should not have been admitted in the initial trial, is still not permitted to testify (Brittany Hazelwood v. City Homes Inc., No. 923, Sept. Term 2017; 2018 Md. App. LEXIS 777). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Split Maryland High Court: Researcher Owed Duty To Girl Poisoned In Lead Study  Voir?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A divided Maryland Court of Appeals on Aug. 13 ruled 4-3 that the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) owed a duty of care to a woman who was poisoned by lead-based paint while she was a child living in a premises that was used for a lead-poisoning research program run by KKI (Kennedy Krieger Institute v. Ashley Partlow, No. 82, Sept. Term 2017, Md. App.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Judge Partially Grants, Denies Lead Defendants' Motions To Exclude Evidence  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - A federal judge in Wisconsin on Aug. 9 partially granted and partially denied defense motions to exclude evidence in a lawsuit brought by residents who contend that they were poisoned by lead-based paint, holding that some evidence pertaining to the health effects that are attributable to lead poisoning was appropriate (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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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Gas Station Sues Former Owner For Groundwater Contamination From Underground Tanks  Voir?

PASSAIC, N.J. - A New Jersey company that owns a gas station on July 27 filed a lawsuit in state court, contending that a company should be held liable because its predecessor-in-interest abandoned underground storage tanks (USTs) containing a combined 6,000 gallons of gasoline, which rotted and leaked toxins into local groundwater (J. M. Bal Realty LLC v. OXY USA Inc., No. PAS-L-002524, N.J. Super., Passaic Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Companies: Rehearing En Banc Needed On Class Certification Of Groundwater Case  Voir?

CINCINNATI - A group of chemical companies on July 30 filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals asking it to reconsider its decision that affirmed the certification of some issues for class treatment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(c)(4) for a lawsuit in which residents contend that they have been harmed by the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in their groundwater. The companies insist that the panel chose "the wrong side" of a circuit split on the issues relevant to class certification (Terry Martin, et al. v. Behr Dayton Thermal Products LLC, et al., No. 17-3663, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Monsanto Lacks Standing To Bring Counterclaims Over PCB Contamination, Judge Says  Voir?

SAN DIEGO - A federal judge in California on Aug. 10 dismissed counterclaims for unjust enrichment and violation of the Clean Water Act brought by Monsanto Co., Pharmacia LLP and Solutia Inc. (collectively, Monsanto) against the city of San Diego, which claims that the company is liable for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination, finding that the defendant company lacks standing to bring its claims (City of San Diego v. Monsanto Co., et al., No. 15cv578, S.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135588). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Panel Denies Groups' Attempt To Close Fracking Wells Injecting Fluid Into Aquifer  Voir?

OAKLAND, Calif. - A panel in California on Aug. 14 said an environmental group is not entitled to a writ of mandate forcing a state agency to close immediately underground injection control wells used in hydraulic fracturing, which are injecting waste fluids into aquifers (Center for Biological Diversity v. Department of Conservation, No. A149896, Calif. App., 1st Dist., Div. 5; 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 715). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Panel: 'No Justification' For Decision, EPA Must Take Chlorpyrifos Off The Market  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A divided panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 9 ruled that there was no justification for the Environmental Protection Agency's decision in 2017 to maintain a tolerance for the chemical chlorpyrifos in the face of scientific evidence that its residue on food causes neurodevelopmental damage to children, and it ordered the agency to "revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations" for chlorpyrifos within 60 days (League of United Latin American Citizens, et al. v. Andrew Wheeler, acting administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al., No. 17-71636, 9th Cir.; 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 22152). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Judge Partially Dismisses Asbestos Wrongful Death Case; Negligence Claim Stands  Voir?

GREENSBORO, N.C. - A federal judge in North Carolina on Aug. 16 partially granted and partially denied a motion for summary judgment dismissal of a woman's wrongful death lawsuit, finding that her claims for negligence and failure to warn with regard to her husband's death from exposure to asbestos were valid, but dismissing her claims for certain types of liability and punitive damages (Ann Finch, individually and as Executrix of the Estate of Frankling Delenor Finch v. BASF Catalysts LLC, et al., No. 16-1077, M.D. N.C.; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138711). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Jurisdictional Issue In Injury Case Needs Clarification, 10th Circuit Says  Voir?

DENVER - A panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 16 ordered a limited remand to a district court to clarify why the appeals court has jurisdiction over an appeal in which two men contend that they were injured when a lithium battery exploded on a hydraulic fracturing rig. The panel said a footnote in the district court's ruling is "confusing" (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Forest Oil Corp., et al., No. 17-6238, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
State, Company Reach $119.5M Deal To Settle California Methane Leak Cases  Voir?

LOS ANGELES - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with other agencies and the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCal Gas), on Aug. 9 announced that the parties had reached a $119.5 million settlement in litigation stemming from the methane gas leak from a ruptured well at the company's Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility (Southern California Gas Leak Cases, Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 4861, Nos. BC602973 and BC628120, Calif. Super., Los Angeles Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Ford Motor Co.'s Products May Be A Factor In Asbestos Injury, Magistrate Says  Voir?

WILMINGTON, Del. - A federal magistrate judge in Delaware on Aug. 15 recommended denying a motion for summary judgment by Ford Motor Co. in a lawsuit brought by a man who contends that he was injured from exposure to asbestos in products he used to restore old cars because there was evidence that could lead a fact finder to determine that Ford's products were a substantial cause of his injuries (In re: Asbestos Litigation, John DeCastro, et al. v. Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc., et al., No. 16-951, D. Del.; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137659). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/08/2018 @ 21:44)
Southern California coast emerges as a toxic algae hot spot  Voir?

(University of Southern California) The Southern California coast harbors some of the world's highest concentrations of an algal toxin perilous to wildlife and people. The most thoroughgoing assessment of the problem shows it's getting worse due to manmade and natural conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(21/08/2018 @ 05:00)
Phosphoproteomic analysis of chimeric antigen receptor signaling reveals kinetic and quantitative differences that affect cell function  Voir?

Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) link an antigen recognition domain to intracellular signaling domains to redirect T cell specificity and function. T cells expressing CARs with CD28/CD3 or 4-1BB/CD3 signaling domains are effective at treating refractory B cell malignancies but exhibit differences in effector function, clinical efficacy, and toxicity that are assumed to result from the activation of divergent signaling cascades. We analyzed stimulation-induced phosphorylation events in primary human CD8+ CD28/CD3 and 4-1BB/CD3 CAR T cells by mass spectrometry and found that both CAR constructs activated similar signaling intermediates. Stimulation of CD28/CD3 CARs activated faster and larger-magnitude changes in protein phosphorylation, which correlated with an effector T cell–like p...

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(21/08/2018 @ 01:00)
President Signs Defense Reauthorization Bill with Climate, Species Provisions  Voir?

President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2019 into law on August 1, 2018. The legislation, which passed Congress with bipartisan support, authorizes $716 billion for national defense through FY (YEAR). The new law also includes several environmental provisions. Under a climate and resilience provision, the NDAA requires military construction projects to disclose if it is within a 100-year floodplain and develop mitigation plans to prepare for impacts from climate change such as sea-level rise. “This bill reflects the fact that Congress has accepted the consensus that climate change affects national security,” said John Conger, Director of the non-partisan Center for Climate and Security. The bill also includes provisions on che...

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(20/08/2018 @ 20:41)
Are omega-3 foods the key to protecting yourself against toxic air pollution?  Voir?

(Natural News) Researchers at Harvard Medical School have found that taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements may mitigate the negative effects of air pollution. Researchers examined the correlation between air pollution and omega-3 intake in mice models. It was found that the supplement helped reduce the risk of adverse health effects in the animals. Lead researcher Dr. Jing Kang said... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(20/08/2018 @ 17:28)
Be informed: Comprehensive list of dangerous chemicals you must avoid  Voir?

(Natural News) Manufacturers of food and body products deliberately add toxic chemicals to their merchandise, putting the general public at risk of certain adverse health conditions. Organic food and skin care product manufacturer PureZing! has listed some of the most commonly used toxic chemicals in commercial goods, which include hormone disruptors, carcinogens, and contaminates. People... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(20/08/2018 @ 17:28)
K2/Spice Contamination: What MDs Need to Know K2/Spice Contamination: What MDs Need to Know  Voir?

As more patients overdose on synthetic cannabinoids laced with contaminants, toxicologists review what is critical in treatment and what hospitals need to do to be prepared.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(20/08/2018 @ 17:27)
Tainted heart drug from second Chinese firm pulled off EU market  Voir?

Heart drugs containing an active ingredient from a second Chinese company are being recalled from the European market after detection of a toxic impurity that may cause cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(20/08/2018 @ 14:49)
Biosensor allows real-time oxygen monitoring for 'organs-on-a-chip'  Voir?

(North Carolina State University) A new biosensor allows researchers to track oxygen levels in real time in " organ-on-a-chip " systems, making it possible to ensure that such systems more closely mimic the function of real organs. This is essential if organs-on-a-chip hope to achieve their potential in applications such as drug and toxicity testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(20/08/2018 @ 05:00)
Frequency of prenatal marijuana use for nausea, vomiting in pregnancy  Voir?

(JAMA Network) Is prenatal marijuana use higher among women diagnosed with nausea and vomiting in pregnancy? A new research letter used data from Kaiser Permanente Northern California, which screens pregnant women for marijuana use through self-report and urine toxicology tests, to examine more than 220,000 pregnancies from 2009 through 2016. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(20/08/2018 @ 05:00)
The link between glyphosate exposure and autism  Voir?

(Natural News) The damning evidence against glyphosate continues to pile up, coming closer and closer to achieving a critical mass that might finally see the end of the toxic chemical. In an article on Green Med Info, exposure to the active ingredient of the Roundup herbicide was linked to gut dysbiosis in the digestive system... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(19/08/2018 @ 23:45)
Dangerous, toxic, potentially catastrophic: Tailing ponds for copper mine quietly being planned upstream from the St. Louis River, Lake Superior  Voir?

(Natural News) A Global Research article drew attention to the quiet plans of a foreign corporation to set up insufficiently secure toxic tailing ponds for its copper mine sited upstream of the vital St. Louis River in Minnesota. According to the article, PolyMet Mining is planning to set up an “enormously dangerous [and] potentially catastrophic” lagoon that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(18/08/2018 @ 04:45)
Development of a simple HPLC-DAD multi-analyte procedure and its application in cases evaluated by the Poison Control Center of S ŕŁo Paulo, Brazil - Franco de Oliveira SCWSE, Zucoloto AD, de Oliveira CDR, Hernandez EMM, Fruchtengarten LVG, de Oliveira TF, Yonamine M.  Voir?

This work describes a simple approach to overcome challenges in emergency toxicological analysis, using liquid-liquid extraction and high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with a diode-array detector (HPLC-DAD). A rapid procedure has been developed... (Source: SafetyLit)
(17/08/2018 @ 15:38)
Bee sting to the cornea: toxic effects and management - Olivo Payne A, Chong E.  Voir?

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

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 -- Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) vapor condensate (ECVC) is significantly more toxic to alveolar macrophages than e-cigarette liquid (ECL), according to a study published online Aug. 13 in Thorax. Aaron Scott, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)

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(17/08/2018 @ 13:00)
Take Charge of Your Food: Your Health is Your Business  Voir?

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

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

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

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

In its last-issued guidance in October 2016, the WHO had restricted usage to the breakthrough drug owing to concerns around its effect on the heart (cardio-toxicity). (Source: The Economic Times)
(17/08/2018 @ 01:00)
Magnetic Drug Targeting May Help Reach CNS Tumors  Voir?

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

Florida is dealing with a toxic algae problem on multiple fronts. Here's what that means for your health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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(16/08/2018 @ 09:26)
US EPA's Chemical Assessment Guide Creates Contention  Voir?

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

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

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

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

Red tide is killing off marine life and posing a toxic threat to humans as well. (Source: ABC News: Health)

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(15/08/2018 @ 23:50)
Fracking Water Use Skyrockets, Creating 1,440 Percent More Toxic Wastewater  Voir?

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

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

BACKGROUND: Snakebites in pregnancy can be life-threatening to both the mother and fetus as a result of inflammatory and toxic properties of the venom. Prompt medical treatment is critical to prevent adverse consequences. CASE: A 26-year-old woman at 37 6/... (Source: SafetyLit)
(15/08/2018 @ 06:20)
A dual functional cardiomyocyte-based hybrid-biosensor for the detection of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning and paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins - Li H, Wei X, Gu C, Su K, Wan H, Hu N, Wang P.  Voir?

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

A toxic algae bloom is killing fish, turtles and dolphins and scaring tourists away from Florida's Gulf Coast.(Image credit: Greg Allen/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)

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(14/08/2018 @ 22:04)
Officials warn public over use of toxic DNP drug  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent testing shows toxic airborne contaminants in homes near former industrial site; state has previously said cases do not comprise a cancer cluster (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(13/08/2018 @ 13:13)
Toxics from manufacturing turn up in public water systems  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A new study from the University of Toledo has found that blue light absorbed by molecules in our eyes can create toxic chemicals that kill cells and can lead to disorders that cause blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(09/08/2018 @ 23:04)
Court Orders E.P.A. to Ban Chlorpyrifos, Pesticide Tied to Children ' s Health Problems  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 12, 2018 8:45am-4:15pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)

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(08/08/2018 @ 14:31)
The under-recognized epidemic: Millions of people are suffering from mercury poisoning  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internal mammary chain radiation therapy for breast cancer is associated with increased cardiac toxicity, in particular when paired with anthracyclines. (Source: CancerNetwork)

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(06/08/2018 @ 16:45)
Here we go again: Michigan declares state of emergency after cancer-causing chemical confirmed in the public water supply  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PURPOSE: Adults aged>65 years are susceptible to intentional and unintentional poisoning, with contributing factors that include polypharmacy, comorbidity, susceptibility to medication error, and gaps in research. Although toxicologists are often tasked w... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Doxorubicin disrupts the immune system to cause heart toxicity  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ingestion of wild and potentially toxic mushrooms is common in the United States and many other parts of the world. US poison centers have been logging cases of mushroom exposure in The National Poison Data System (NPDS) annual publications for over 30 yea... (Source: SafetyLit)
(03/08/2018 @ 06:23)
Online now: Expert webinar series on animal-free inhalation toxicity testing  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Based on human toxicity studies, by appropriate regulatory decisions, the number of organophosphates (OP) on Serbian market has reduced significantly over the last two decades, followed by a gradual decrease in the number of poisonings by organophoshates, ... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(01/08/2018 @ 16:02)
Toxicology Rounds: Powdered Caffeine Can Pack a Poisonous Punch  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chemicals that are found in solid, liquid or gas form and harm the living creatures due to its chemical properties are called chemical warfare agents. Chemical warfare agents are the chemicals with high toxicity potential that are used for the purposes of ... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(31/07/2018 @ 11:17)
Mushroom poisoning - Kara BA, Dedeo ğlu AE.  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is urban honey tainted by pollution? (Source: NYT Health)
(27/07/2018 @ 19:17)
Many cleaning products, especially those billed as "antibacterial," contain toxic chemicals that cause physical damage  Voir?

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

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

(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Ursula M. H ठndel Prize to be awarded to toxicologist Ellen Fritsche and mathematician, physicist and medical scientist Hamid R. Noori / Award ceremony on Nov. 23, 2018 in Berlin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(27/07/2018 @ 05:00)
Farming for healthier cucumbers? Using potassium phosphite as part of your organic fertilizer helps them grow stronger  Voir?

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

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

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

RATIONALE: Paraquat, an agent highly toxic to humans and animals, is a widely used herbicide and also commonly used for suicide attempts in Taiwan. The most common route of intoxication is oral ingestion, and parenteral poisoning is respectively rare. PATI... (Source: SafetyLit)
(27/07/2018 @ 02:23)
Nothing Good for Older Lung Cancer Patients From Add-On Cisplatin  Voir?

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

Amanda Stanley, 37, of Massachusetts, was left fighting for her life after a small piece of tampon left inside her caused the potentially deadly bacterial infection, toxic shock syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(26/07/2018 @ 12:15)
Mother-of-two left 24 hours from death after contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome  Voir?

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

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

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

A promising new drug appears to be especially good at sopping up toxic pieces of beta amyloid protein that stick together in the brain and form the clumps that are a key characteristic of Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
(26/07/2018 @ 02:12)
New'Double Hit' Strategy May Provide New, Minimally Toxic Therapies For Breast Cancer  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(MedPage Today) -- Patients report unmet needs in discussing financial toxicity of treatment (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)

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(24/07/2018 @ 23:35)
Natural, non-toxic hair dyes now being made from blackcurrant skins  Voir?

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

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

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

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Epidemiological study on accidental poisonings in children from northeast Romania - Nistor N, Frasinariu OE, Rugin ă A, Ciomaga IM, Jitareanu C, Streanga V.  Voir?

Accidental poisonongs are an important cause of morbidity and even mortality, especially in young children.We performed a retrospective observational study on a group of children admitted at the Regional Center of Toxicology at the Children's Emergency Hos... (Source: SafetyLit)
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An investigation into the rate and mechanism of incident of work-related confined space fatalities - Selman J, Spickett J, Jansz J, Mullins B.  Voir?

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

An assessment framework for an evacuation warning based on regional evacuation modeling for toxic-cloud releases is provided in this paper, which considers the impact of evacuation-warning dissemination and the calculation of health consequences. The model... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Financial Toxicity: Still Not Discussed With Cancer Patients Financial Toxicity: Still Not Discussed With Cancer Patients  Voir?

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

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

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Averting toxic chats: Computer model predicts when online conversations turn sour  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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Doctors don't always recognize ‘financial toxicity' of cancer  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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Study: Children are being taught in classrooms where the air is so polluted, it breaches WHO guidelines  Voir?

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

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Toxic food causes Alzheimer's and Dementia: Groundbreaking docu-series launches Monday, featuring food scientist Mike Adams  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Get rid of your "cigarette hangover" for good the natural way  Voir?

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

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

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

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Remember the ZIKA virus mass hysteria pushed by the media? Where are all the shrunken-headed babies we were warned would sweep across America?  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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Carcinogenicity Of Glyphosate Debated At Opening Of Trial Against Monsanto  Voir?

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

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New York Panel Suspends Attorney's License In Lago Agrio Case Against Chevron  Voir?

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

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Additional C8 Case Alleging DuPont Is Liable For Kidney Cancer Sent To MDL  Voir?

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

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Colorado Residents: 3M Co.'s Attempt To Exclude Expert In Tainted Water Case Fails  Voir?

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

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Judge: Sherwin-Williams Co. Not Entitled To Dismissal In Lead-Paint Injury Cases  Voir?

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

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Lead Case Properly Dismissed, Panel Says; Tenant Was Notified Of Hazard  Voir?

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

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Groups: Injunction Proper In Groundwater Case Involving Marina On Raritan River  Voir?

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

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Judge Officially Closes Vinyl Chloride Case Related To Paulsboro Train Derailment  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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(19/07/2018 @ 11:09)
The dangerous pattern of concurrent use of alcohol and cocaine among drunk-drivers of northeast Italy - Snenghi R, Pelletti G, Frigo AC, Forza G, Nalesso A, Montisci M, Favretto D.  Voir?

AIM: To estimate the prevalence of drug and polydrug use among drunk-drivers during the driving license regranting program, in order to assess the inclusion of toxicological tests on hair and urine samples in the systematic methodology in this category of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(19/07/2018 @ 02:41)
Poisoning and poisoning advice: availability, toxico-vigilance and research - Isbister GK.  Voir?

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

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(19/07/2018 @ 02:41)
Multi-objective evacuation routing optimization for toxic cloud releases - Gai W, Deng Y, Jiang Z, Li J, Du Y.  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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(18/07/2018 @ 13:19)
UC Davis Researchers Develop Microscope That Uses Ultraviolet Light for Diagnosis, Eliminates Need for Traditional Histology Slide Preparation  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Building Standard Law of Japan estimates fire toxicity of building material in case of fire by gas toxicity test using mice. Because it is an animal test, some problems are identified such as the impossibility of quantitative analysis, and from eth... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(16/07/2018 @ 17:24)
Genesis of Toxic Tau in Alzheimer's Disease Revealed Genesis of Toxic Tau in Alzheimer's Disease Revealed  Voir?

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

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

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

(TechLink) California Filtration Specialists has signed a patent license agreement with a US Navy laboratory for water treatment technologies that remove toxic metals from stormwater runoff before reaching waterways and the oceans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(16/07/2018 @ 05:00)
How Common is Recurrent Kawasaki Disease?  Voir?

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

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

Blooms have flourished during the warm spell but they pose a health risk to humans and animals. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

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(16/07/2018 @ 00:00)
Cal Poly University celebrates tactics to reduce number of white students on campus... all in the name of "inclusiveness"  Voir?

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

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(15/07/2018 @ 15:32)
Study: Industrial sea fishing is exposing more people to excessively high levels of mercury  Voir?

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

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

Alex Childress went to his parents for help with what he thought was a severe sunburn after working outside at his summer landscaping job. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
(14/07/2018 @ 12:55)
Top symptoms of aluminum poisoning and toxicity  Voir?

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

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(14/07/2018 @ 07:05)
Virginia teen suffers third-degree burns after touching toxic plant  Voir?

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

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(13/07/2018 @ 23:26)
Jury Awards $4.7 Billion To Women In Talcum Powder Lawsuit  Voir?

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

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

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- New research supports expanded restrictions on opioid-containing cough and cold medications (CCMs) for children, according to a short communication published recently in Clinical Toxicology. Ian M. Paul, M.D., from the Penn... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
(13/07/2018 @ 20:00)
Virginia teen suffers third-degree burns after touching toxic plant  Voir?

Alex Childress, who is gardening for his summer job in Virginia, saw a weed on Tuesday that looked like it should be pulled out. It turned out to be hogweed, which can cause blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(13/07/2018 @ 17:42)
Occupational Mercury Exposure at a Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Facility - Wisconsin, 2017  Voir?

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

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

Researchers develop a machine-learning tool for toxicity analyses that is more consistent in predicting chemical hazards than assays on animals. (Source: The Scientist)

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(13/07/2018 @ 14:05)
Novichok agents: a historical, current, and toxicological perspective - Chai PR, Hayes BD, Erickson TB, Boyer EW.  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain goat, red deer, cereal grains and a toxic fern: What our ancestors ate 5,000 years ago. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

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(13/07/2018 @ 00:39)
Fatty Fare a Fave for 'Otzi the Iceman'  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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(12/07/2018 @ 01:00)
Russian Company Brands Asbestos with Trump ' s Face  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The release of toxic airborne contaminants resulting from terrorist attacks on buildings can lead to disastrous consequences. To evaluate and reduce the effects of these emergencies, various methods and models have been developed in the past few years. Suc... (Source: SafetyLit)
(11/07/2018 @ 10:08)
Vitamin D Toxicity: A 16-Year Retrospective Study Vitamin D Toxicity: A 16-Year Retrospective Study  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When a fire occurs, there is little time to escape. In less than 30 seconds, a fire can rage out of control, filling the area with heat and toxic thick smoke (Purdue University Fire Department, 2017; http://www.purdue.edu/ehps/fire/fire-101.html.) In 2010,... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(05/07/2018 @ 13:23)
Public Health Concerns After Couple Poisoned in UK  Voir?

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

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

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

We report a case of a young man who allegedly consumed poisonous wild tuber with suicidal intention.... (Source: SafetyLit)
(05/07/2018 @ 03:24)
Dump your TOXIC facewash for this healthy alternative: HONEY  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Report: Perfluoroalkyls 'Ubiquitous,' Linked To A Range Of Health Issues Including Cancer  Voir?

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

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Study: Methane From Oil, Gas Activities Causes 'Radiative Forcing' In Atmosphere  Voir?

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

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EPA Proposes Lead Dust Rule, New Levels Would Be Less Than Half Existing Amounts  Voir?

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

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Judge: Couple's Injury Case Against DuPont, 3M Stands  Voir?

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

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City Says Groundwater Class Action Should Be Dismissed; Open Dumping Claim Fails  Voir?

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

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Michigan Inmates Claim County Officials Forced Lead-Tainted Water On Them  Voir?

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

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Attorneys Debate Epidemiology, Causation In Lead Case Before Maryland High Court  Voir?

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

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Teachers Sue City Of Newark For Lead In Water That Is 'Dangerously High'  Voir?

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

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Judge: Lead Pigment Suppliers Not Precluded From Liability For Poisoning Injury  Voir?

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

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Attorneys Debate Research Facility's Duty In Lead Study Before Maryland High Court  Voir?

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

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Panel: Research Group Not Liable For Lead Injuries, Owed No Duty To Relatives  Voir?

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

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Judge Denies 3 Motions By Lago Attorney Seeking Protective Order, Emergency Stay  Voir?

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

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New York Sues 3M Co., Others For Injuries Caused By Aqueous Film-Forming Foam  Voir?

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

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Flint Water Crisis Judge Refuses To Remove Counsel, May Appoint Special Master  Voir?

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

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NTP framework for innovation rolled out at board meeting  Voir?

NTP Associate Director Brian Berridge introduced the Translational Toxicology Pipeline Plan to the Board of Scientific Counselors. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)

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