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MedWorm: Toxicology News


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In Battle Over Johnson ' s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front  Voir?

Johnson& Johnson says its product is safe. But asbestos, a carcinogen that can exist underground near talc, was a concern inside the company for decades. (Source: NYT Health)

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(15/12/2018 @ 02:28)
What Is Talc, Where Is It Used and Why Is Asbestos a Concern?  Voir?

Here's what you need to know about talc and the health-related claims surrounding it. (Source: NYT Health)
(15/12/2018 @ 01:44)
Vapers inhale MUCH lower levels of toxins than smokers, study finds    Voir?

Compared to nonsmokers, vapers had more biomarkers of toxic chemicals in their urine - but lower levels than smokers, said the study by Roswell Park Cancer Center. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(14/12/2018 @ 23:26)
Johnson & Johnson Knew of Asbestos in Talc for Decades  Voir?

Investors responded negatively to an extensive report Friday that Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that its iconic baby powder could be contaminated with asbestos fibers but failed to warn the public or inform regulators. Shares of Johnson & Johnson stock dropped by 10 percent Friday, its worst loss in almost two decades, dealing the company a serious financial setback. Reuters News Service detailed internal documents, company memos and extensive conversations that contradicted previous claims by Johnson & Johnson that its Shower to Shower and Baby Powder products were beyond reproach. Johnson & Johnson already is facing more than 11,000 plaintiffs contending its baby powder was causing cancer. Most of the cases involve ovarian cancer, but a small percentage relate to mes...

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(14/12/2018 @ 20:08)
E-cigarettes less toxic to users than cigarettes, study says  Voir?

A lot of important questions surround the safety and health effects of e-cigarettes, a relatively new technology, but a new study says e-cigarettes are less toxic than traditional ones. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
(14/12/2018 @ 17:00)
Vapers inhale lower levels of toxins than smokers  Voir?

(Reuters Health) - Vapers inhale significantly lower levels of toxic chemicals than smokers of traditional cigarettes, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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(14/12/2018 @ 16:25)
Life threatening toxicities of chemotherapies and immunomodulating medications  Voir?

Life threatening toxicities of chemotherapies and immunosuppressants can occur with varying frequency depending on the agent suspected and underlying patient risk factors. It is important for clinicians to remember that these medications can be the cause or contributor to many important complications that occur in the ICU.12/14/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)

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(14/12/2018 @ 14:03)
Actos, a commonly prescribed drug for diabetes, can give you bladder cancer  Voir?

(Natural News) The drug pioglitazone (brand name Actos) can allegedly help control and regulate blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. However, the results of a study have revealed that some patients with diabetes who used the toxic drug eventually developed bladder cancer. The study was published in The British Medical Journal (BMJ). The deadly side effects of Actos... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(14/12/2018 @ 12:09)
Evaluating the hip-flask defence in subjects with alcohol on board: an experimental study - Kronstrand C, Nilsson G, Cherm ŕ  MD, Ahlner J, Kugelberg FC, Kronstrand R.  Voir?

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a major problem for traffic-safety and a popular defence argument is alleged consumption after driving, commonly referred to as the hip-flask defence. Forensic toxicologists are often called as expert witnesses in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(14/12/2018 @ 11:17)
A review on ingested cyanide: risks, clinical presentation, diagnostics, and treatment challenges - Hendry-Hofer TB, Ng PC, Witeof AE, Mahon SB, Brenner M, Boss GR, Bebarta VS.  Voir?

Cyanide, a metabolic poison, is a rising chemial threat and ingestion is the most common route of exposure. Terrorist organizations have threatened to attack the USA and international food and water supplies. The toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics of oral c... (Source: SafetyLit)
(14/12/2018 @ 11:17)
A fatal case of acute renal failure from envenoming syndrome after massive bee attack: a case report and literature review - Hughes RL.  Voir?

Envenoming syndrome is a systemic toxic reaction to the inoculation of large volume of insect venom, typically after a swarm attack from bees. Africanized honey bees are notorious for their aggressive nature, and human deaths resulting from Africanized hon... (Source: SafetyLit)

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New Toxicity Tool: One Oncologist's Dream, Realized New Toxicity Tool: One Oncologist's Dream, Realized  Voir?

A recently deceased geriatric oncologist helped create a new tool for assessing toxicity risk in older breast cancer patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(12/12/2018 @ 16:13)
Alectinib-induced Reversible Grade IV Nephrotoxicity Alectinib-induced Reversible Grade IV Nephrotoxicity  Voir?

This case underscores the potential of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor alectinib to cause severe grade 4 renal toxicity, which was reversible in this patient with metastatic lung cancer.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(12/12/2018 @ 06:15)
Marshall University study finds differences in umbilical cord blood metal levels in newborns  Voir?

(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine) New findings from a team of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine researchers reveal urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic elements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(12/12/2018 @ 05:00)
NTP Update - December 2018 now available  Voir?

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
(11/12/2018 @ 17:00)
Request for public comment on the Draft NTP Monograph on the Systematic Review of Evidence of Long-Term Neurological Effects following Acute Exposure to the Organophosphorus Nerve Agent Sarin  Voir?

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)

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(11/12/2018 @ 17:00)
Bittersweet Ending to Asbestos Cleanup in Libby, Montana  Voir?

The asbestos cleanup of Libby, Montana, is coming to a celebrated close. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon end the largest, longest-running asbestos cleanup project in American history. It’s a bittersweet ending to what is left behind. The 19-year, $600 million EPA Superfund project aimed to right the wrongs created by the shuttered W.R. Grace and Co. vermiculite mine. Once the lifeblood of the community, it also became a cold-hearted killer. Although the mine was closed almost 30 years ago, health officials have since documented more than 400 deaths linked to asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer. Superfund Site a Massive Undertaking As part of the project, an estimated 8,100 properties throughout surrounding Lincoln County we...

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(11/12/2018 @ 15:13)
ToxicDocs: World's largest database exposing once-secret documents on industrial poisons  Voir?

(Columbia University) ToxicDocs consists of more than 20 million discovery documents from myriad lawsuits made public once they were introduced in court but were extremely hard for the public to access. The data includes internal memos, unpublished scientific studies, planning reports for public relations campaigns, meeting minutes and presentations--some dating back to the 1920s--related to the introduction of new products and chemicals into workplaces and commerce. The companies represented range from a small brake manufacturer to multinational giants like J&J and Monsanto. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(11/12/2018 @ 05:00)
The microRNA miR-7a-5p ameliorates ischemic brain damage by repressing {alpha}-synuclein  Voir?

Ischemic stroke, which is caused by a clot that blocks blood flow to the brain, can be severely disabling and sometimes fatal. We previously showed that transient focal ischemia in a rat model induces extensive temporal changes in the expression of cerebral microRNAs, with a sustained decrease in the abundance of miR-7a-5p (miR-7). Here, we evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of a miR-7 mimic oligonucleotide after cerebral ischemia in rodents according to the Stroke Treatment Academic Industry Roundtable (STAIR) criteria. Rodents were injected locally or systemically with miR-7 mimic before or after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion. Decreased miR-7 expression was observed in both young and aged rats of both sexes after cerebral ischemia. Pre- or postischemic treatment with miR-7 m...

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(11/12/2018 @ 00:00)
Sprayable gel developed by UCLA-led team could help the body fight off cancer after surgery  Voir?

Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease — almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it's often the first line of treatment for people with brain tumors, for example. But despite improvements in surgical techniques over the past decade, the cancer often comes back after the procedure.Now, a UCLA-led research team has developed a spray gel embedded with immune-boosting drugs that could help. In a peer-reviewed study, the substance was successful half of the time in awakening lab animals ' immune systems to stop the cancer from recurring and inhibit it from spreading to other parts of the body.Apaper describing the work was published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.The res...

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(10/12/2018 @ 21:02)
Cannabis contaminants: sources, distribution, human toxicity and pharmacologic effects - Dryburgh LM, Bolan NS, Grof CPL, Galettis P, Schneider J, Lucas CJ, Martin JH.  Voir?

There has been a resurgence in interest and use of the cannabis plant for medical purposes. However, an in-depth understanding of plant contaminants and toxin effects on stability of plant compounds and human bioavailability is needed. This systematic revi... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(10/12/2018 @ 13:11)
Parkinson's: Dietary compound moves toxic protein from gut to brain  Voir?

A new study describes how low levels of herbicide mixed with a common dietary compound can transport toxic proteins to the brain, causing Parkinsonism. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
(10/12/2018 @ 08:00)
Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Dietary compound moves toxic protein from gut to brain  Voir?

A new study describes how low levels of herbicide mixed with a common dietary compound can transport toxic proteins to the brain, causing Parkinsonism. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(10/12/2018 @ 08:00)
Medical News Today: How to identify baby acne vs. a rash  Voir?

Baby acne can look similar to other types of rash, such as those of an allergic reaction, erythema toxicum, or eczema. In this article, we look at the symptoms of common rashes, how to tell the difference, and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(07/12/2018 @ 19:00)
MIT engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug  Voir?

The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria. Unfortunately, many of these compounds are also toxic for humans, making it impossible to use them as antibiotic drugs. After performing a systematic study of the antimicrobial properties of a toxin normally found in a South American wasp, researchers at MIT have now created variants of the peptide that are potent against bacteria but nontoxic to human cells. (Source: World Pharma News)

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(07/12/2018 @ 09:00)
Biochemical characterization of the venom of Central American scorpion Didymocentrus krausi Francke, 1978 (Diplocentridae) and its toxic effects in vivo and in vitro - Rojas-Azofeifa D, Sasa M, Lomonte B, Diego-Garcia E, Ortiz N, Bonilla F, Murillo R, Tytgat J, D ŕ­az C.  Voir?

Venoms of medically important scorpions from Buthidae family have been intensively studied, in contrast to non-buthid venoms, for which knowledge is scarce. In this work, we characterized the venom of a Diplocentridae species, Didymocentrus krausi, a small... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(07/12/2018 @ 08:29)
Study: Lavender essential oil protects the liver and kidneys  Voir?

(Natural News) Volatile compounds give lavender its pleasant scent and healing properties. They can also protect the kidneys and liver from being harmed by oxidative stress from toxic chemicals. This led Tunisian researchers to test the essential oil of Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas) for its hepaprotective and nephroprotective activity against malathion. Malathion is a synthetic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(07/12/2018 @ 02:23)
Now intolerant Leftists claim "Little Mermaid" song promotes "toxic masculinity" and demands it stop being performed... is anything safe from liberal lunacy?  Voir?

(Natural News) Feckless feminists have once again destroyed an innocent American pastime and tradition as part of their relentless, malicious, and hate-filled agenda to abolish all semblances of patriarchy (a.k.a. men in any positions of leadership) and so-called “toxic masculinity” from American society. According to Princeton University student Noa Wollstein, who’s also employed by the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(06/12/2018 @ 20:29)
Can Low-Dose Tamoxifen Prevent Recurrences With Reduced Toxicity?  Voir?

The TAM01 trial looked at whether a 5-mg/day dose of tamoxifen was effective in patients with breast intraepithelial neoplasia, or if the 20-mg/day dose was still the best option. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(06/12/2018 @ 19:30)
India's polluted air claimed 1.24 million lives last year, study says  Voir?

India's toxic air claimed 1.24 million lives in 2017, or 12.5 per cent of total deaths recorded that year, according to a study published in Lancet Planetary Health on Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
(06/12/2018 @ 16:46)
Ongoing 'toxic' feud between NHS surgeons at a heart-unit is putting patients at risk, report warns    Voir?

Hospital inspectors found staff at St George's Hospital, south-west London , had 'strong' personalities which meant they were unable to work together effectively. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(06/12/2018 @ 09:51)
Sunflower seeds found to be frequently contaminated with toxic mold  Voir?

(Natural News) Sunflower seeds were found to be frequently contaminated with a hazardous toxin produced by molds, a recent study revealed. According to researchers at the Michigan State University, sunflower seeds showed high levels of aflatoxin, a toxic compounds produced by the fungi Aspergillus. Researchers said small farmers in Tanzania cultivate sunflowers for the seeds. These seeds were sold... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(06/12/2018 @ 00:08)
The benefits of acupressure on gallbladder health  Voir?

(Natural News) Underneath your liver is a small pouch called the gallbladder. It’s an organ that stores the bile produced by the liver. The gallbladder plays an important role in flushing out toxic byproducts from the muscular system. Without it, our muscular strength and vitality would wane and we would be left with chronic fatigue... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(06/12/2018 @ 00:05)
Bayer stops trial of drug it hopes will be a blockbuster  Voir?

Bayer has halted testing for vilaprisan, a new medication developed to treat uterine fibroids. The company said that it 's concerned about the risk of side effects uncovered in toxicology data. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
(05/12/2018 @ 21:48)
Fenfluramine Again Shows Efficacy in Dravet Syndrome  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- No signs of cardiac valve toxicity, though some children lost weight (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
(05/12/2018 @ 19:30)
Beware of the Dark Triad  Voir?

Think of the Dark Triad of narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism as the Bermuda Triangle — it's perilous to come near it! The traits of all three often overlap and create personality profiles that are damaging and toxic, especially when it comes to intimate relationships, where we let our guard down. One woman was the subject of identity fraud at a time when she was very in love with her boyfriend who lived with her in her apartment. Her bank accounts and credit cards had been compromised. She was speaking regularly with the FBI and suffered extreme anxiety and emotionally stress. The authorities were unsuccessful in finding the culprit. Her fiancé was very supportive in doing research to try to find him. He comforted her, occasionally bought her gifts, and paid her month...

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(05/12/2018 @ 15:00)
Medical News Today: What role do brain lipids play in Parkinson's disease?  Voir?

Researchers studying the connection between lipids and toxic protein levels have uncovered a new potential therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(05/12/2018 @ 15:00)
What role do brain lipids play in Parkinson's disease?  Voir?

Researchers studying the connection between lipids and toxic protein levels have uncovered a new potential therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
(05/12/2018 @ 15:00)
Bayer halts vilaprisan drug trials due to toxicology data  Voir?

Bayer said it halted trials testing its experimental uterine fibroids treatment vilaprisan, which it previously expected to generate peak annual sales of more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion), citing the risk of side effects. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(05/12/2018 @ 10:59)
Hydrogen Fluoride: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 12/3/2018. This web page provides three documents about hydrogen fluoride and hydrofluoric acid, for use in responding to chemical incidents: Hydrogen Fluoride and Hydrofluoric Acid: General Information; Hydrogen Fluoride and Hydrofluoric Acid: Toxicological Overview; and Hydrogen Fluoride and Hydrofluoric Acid: Incident Management. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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(05/12/2018 @ 05:00)
Arc welding fume is detrimental to human health  Voir?

(Far Eastern Federal University) Working as part of an international group of toxicologists scientists of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) have found that harmful nanoparticles are formed in the process of arc welding using the most common types of electrodes today. Suspending in the welding fume, these particles infiltrate the human body through the respiratory tract. An article about this is published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(05/12/2018 @ 05:00)
Toxic Amounts of Vitamin D Spur Dog Food Recall  Voir?

If your dog has eaten any of the recalled brands and show these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately, the FDA said. (Source: WebMD Health)
(04/12/2018 @ 18:15)
Dog food recalled over toxic levels of vitamin D, FDA says  Voir?

Eight brands of dry dog foods are being recalled after the FDA said the food could contain toxic levels of vitamin D (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(04/12/2018 @ 15:14)
Screening for volatile sulphur compounds in a fatal accident case - Xiang P, Qiang H, Shen B, Shen M.  Voir?

Acute fatal poisoning due to the inhalation of toxic gas frequently occurs in China. Volatile sulphur compounds (VSCs) are toxic to humans. In fatal poisoning investigations, such as those in industrial settings, a number of VSCs, including methanethiol (M... (Source: SafetyLit)
(04/12/2018 @ 14:29)
Early Screening Key to Reducing Lung Cancer Deaths  Voir?

Radiation oncologist Dr. Andrea McKee believes deaths from lung cancer — including those related to asbestos exposure — could be reduced significantly by increased utilization of early CT screening. McKee, chair of radiation oncology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Maine, has been a strong proponent of early screening for several years. “We could be saving tens of thousands of lives every year with this,” McKee told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “There is nothing else like it. The life-saving potential is the most important thing that has happened to cancer in my lifetime.” Unfortunately, fewer than 5 percent of the estimated 9 million Americans who meet the recommended criteria for annual screening actually undergo the procedure, according to the...

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(04/12/2018 @ 14:27)
Toxic Amounts of Vitamin D Spur Dog Food Recall  Voir?

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 -- Eight brands of dry dog food have been recalled because of potentially deadly amounts of vitamin D, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Vitamin D is an important nutrient for dogs. But too much can cause symptoms... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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(04/12/2018 @ 12:12)
A toxin that travels from stomach to brain may trigger Parkinsonism  Voir?

(Penn State) Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism -- symptoms typical of Parkinson's disease like body tremors and slowing of body motions -- after the toxin travels from the stomach to the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(04/12/2018 @ 05:00)
Realistic exposure study supports the use of zinc oxide nanoparticle sunscreens  Voir?

(Elsevier) An important new study provides the first direct evidence that intact zinc oxide nanoparticles neither penetrate the human skin barrier nor cause cellular toxicity after repeated application to human volunteers under in-use conditions. This confirms that the known benefits of using ZnO nanoparticles in sunscreens clearly outweigh the perceived risks, reports the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(04/12/2018 @ 05:00)
Mayo Clinic researchers identify new strategies that may improve CAR-T cell therapy  Voir?

SAN DIEGO ??Mayo Clinic researchers have developed two new strategies that may improve the performance of chimeric antigen receptor therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) in treating cancer. They are presenting results of their preclinical research at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in San Diego. Reducing toxicity in CAR-T cell therapy ?While [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)

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(04/12/2018 @ 00:00)
New study suggests that reformulated nail polishes are not necessarily safer  Voir?

(Natural News) Many people have turned to non-toxic nail polish as a safer way to get their nails done, but new research has shown that the replacement chemicals used in so-called “3-free” polishes aren’t actually any better for your health. As is so often the case, it turns out that the nail polish industry has simply... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(03/12/2018 @ 22:06)
Fatal poisoning involving cyclopropylfentanyl - investigation of time-dependent postmortem redistribution - Brockbals L, Staeheli SN, Gentile S, Schlaepfer M, Bissig C, Bolliger SA, Kraemer T, Steuer AE.  Voir?

A growing number of fatal overdoses involving opioid drugs, in particular involving fentanyl and its analogues, pose an immense threat to public health. Postmortem casework of forensic toxicologists in such cases is challenging, as data on pharmacodynamic ... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(03/12/2018 @ 10:20)
Ozone is a safer and greener alternative to toxic insecticides  Voir?

(Natural News) People who are looking for natural alternatives to synthetic insecticides need not look any further than a gas found in the atmosphere. In a recent study, researchers from the Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado in Venezuela suggest using ozone, a naturally occurring gas in the stratosphere, to get rid of insect pests. Their findings, which appeared... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(03/12/2018 @ 07:01)
Study finds toxic flame retardants in children's car seats  Voir?

(Indiana University) Indiana University scientists have found toxic flame retardants in newly manufactured children's car seats, sparking concerns about children's health. Of the 18 children's car seats tested, 15 contained new or traditional hazardous flame retardant chemicals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(03/12/2018 @ 05:00)
Does She Have SCID?  Voir?

Discussion Severe-combined immunodefiency (SCID) is actually a group of inherited disorders with an absence or dysfunction of T, B and NK cells that results in severe dysfunction of the immune system. SCID is a primary immunodeficiency. SCID was thought to be a rare disorder but with the advent of neonatal screening the incidence in the US general population is estimated at ~1 in 58,000 live births, but with numbers higher or lower depending on the specific population. Patients often have failure to thrive, oral candidiasis, and diarrhea as infants as well as a variety of infectious diseases. They can also have interstitial lung disease due to Pneumocystis jiroveci or graft-vs-host disease because of maternal lymphocyte engraphment. Without treatment to reconstitute the immune system, pa...

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(03/12/2018 @ 00:52)
Simple steps you can take to limit your exposure to bisphenol A and phthalates  Voir?

(Natural News) There’s a veritable laundry list of toxic chemicals you may be exposed to on a daily basis, there’s no doubt about that. Bisphenol A, or BPA, for example, can be detected in some 90 percent of the United States’ population. In 2009, data from the Environmental Working Group found that BPA was detected... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(02/12/2018 @ 22:54)
Saltier waterways are creating dangerous 'chemical cocktails'  Voir?

(University of Maryland) New research suggests that saltier, more alkaline freshwater can release toxic metals and harmful nitrogen-containing compounds from streambeds and soils in drainage basins. The results further suggest that many of these chemicals travel together throughout watersheds, forming 'chemical cocktails' that can have more devastating effects on drinking water supplies and ecosystems when compared with individual contaminants alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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EPA exposed as criminal pollution enterprise engaged in bioterrorism, food contamination and the destruction of ecosystems across North America  Voir?

(Natural News) The bombshell documentary has now dropped: Biosludged exposes the criminal pollution enterprise known as the “EPA,” which produced fake, fraudulent science in order to “legalize” the mass pollution of America’s soils and croplands with toxic sewage sludge. The film, available to view for free at this link on BrighteonFilms.com, features former EPA scientist... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(30/11/2018 @ 12:25)
Study: Immunotherapy better than chemotherapy for subtype of head and neck cancer  Voir?

(University of California - San Diego) A randomized clinical trial involving 97 medical centers in 20 countries, including Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, found that treating patients with head and neck cancer with the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab is more effective and less toxic than standard chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(30/11/2018 @ 05:00)
Teatoxing Is The Hottest Detox, And Toxic It Is  Voir?

Teatoxing, a form of detox cleanse involving laxative-containing teas, is a new trend in celebrity weight loss. Actress Jameela Jamil has raised awareness of the dangers of this by parodying the unseemly effects. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
(29/11/2018 @ 21:46)
Sewage sludge industry panics as Biosludged movie files posted for immediate downloading and sharing... get the files here  Voir?

(Natural News) The Biosludged movie that exposes “the greatest environmental crime you’ve never known” is now available for full downloading and sharing. The film documents the EPA’s outright crimes against the environment, along with industry collusion, science fraud and the mass pollution of the U.S. food supply with toxic sewage sludge. The sewage sludge industry,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(29/11/2018 @ 12:39)
7 of the best foods for detoxing the kidneys  Voir?

(Natural News) Not everything that the body produces is good for your health. Different metabolic processes also have by-products, such as free radicals, that are toxic if they stay in the body. Moreover, there are also many toxins from the environment that find their way inside the body. Fortunately, people have a trusty pair of kidneys that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/11/2018 @ 20:16)
New Report Calls for Health Monitoring and Research Program on Gulf War and Post-9/11 Veterans and Descendants  Voir?

To help determine if the descendants of Gulf War and post-9/11 veterans are at risk for health effects resulting from the service members' exposure to toxicants during deployment, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends the creation of a health monitoring and research program (HMRP). The committee that carried out the study and wrote the report assessed the available evidence on the reproductive, developmental, and generational health effects related to exposures that may have occurred during the Gulf War and post-9/11 conflicts. While there is a growing base of human and animal evidence on the reproductive and developmental effects of many toxicants of concern, there is a dearth of information on the specific effects of veterans' exposure...

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(28/11/2018 @ 15:00)
New report calls for health monitoring and research program on Gulf War and post-9/11 veterans  Voir?

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) To help determine if the descendants of Gulf War and post-9/11 veterans are at risk for health effects resulting from the service members' exposure to toxicants during deployment, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends the creation of a health monitoring and research program (HMRP). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(28/11/2018 @ 05:00)
Chemotherapy revealed as toxic poison for every living cell in the human body: Mitochondrial dysfunction warning from researchers  Voir?

(Natural News) Chemotherapy is not medicine; it is not a therapy at all. A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology lambastes chemotherapy for causing mitochondrial dysfunction in patients' muscles. This is not some simple side effect. This is a direct debilitating effect inflicted on patients, a condition that causes fatigue, weakness,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/11/2018 @ 20:26)
Supplementing with vitamin C protects you from lead toxicity  Voir?

(Natural News) Other toxins might be deadlier, but lead remains hugely concerning to many people given its prevalence in our surroundings and the fact that no amount of it is safe for humans. Despite being banned for more than two decades, people are still coming into contact with it regularly in older products and buildings.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/11/2018 @ 20:24)
Real-time fire monitoring and visualization for the post-ignition fire state in a building - Beata PA, Jeffers AE, Kamat VR.  Voir?

During a fire event, environmental threats to building occupants and first responders include extreme temperatures, toxic gases, disorientation due to poor visibility coupled with unfamiliar surroundings, and a changing indoor environment. In addition to t... (Source: SafetyLit)
(27/11/2018 @ 13:17)
Flu symptoms can be eliminated naturally without the need for toxic drugs  Voir?

(Natural News) Battling flu symptoms is never a good time, but conventional medicines often leave much to be desired. Even the “gold standard” of flu medicines, Tamiflu, is said to shorten the duration of illness by one day — at most — and that’s on top of the fact that some 99 percent of viral... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/11/2018 @ 10:58)
The New Health Care: How Pollution Can Hurt the Health of the Economy  Voir?

Many studies show a relationship between pollution and negative educational and earnings outcomes. (Source: NYT Health)
(27/11/2018 @ 10:00)
Two new nursing faculty members ' work inspired by their heritage  Voir?

This study was published in the journal Nursing Research.“Young adults who use hookah see it as a social activity,” Rezk-Hanna said. “Those who engage in it don't consider themselves to be ‘smokers' and perceive hookah as a healthier alternative to cigarettes.”Rezk-Hanna cautions that despite hookah smoke 's fruity, benign smell, hookah contains nicotine, one of the most addictive substances known, in addition to many toxins released from the burning charcoal used to heat the flavored tobacco. While cigarette smokers take about five to seven minutes to smoke a cigarette, hookah smokers often engage in smoking for hours at a time. Thus, they can be exposed to more smoke over a longer period than cigarette smokers.To test if the cardiovascular effects of hookah smoking outwe...

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(27/11/2018 @ 03:01)
Toxic sewage: is it on your dinner plate?  Voir?

(Natural News) One of the last places most people would expect to find human waste is in their food. But it’s a little-known fact that so-called “biosludge,” the treated sewage material collected from what’s flushed down people’s toilets, is routinely spread over America’s food crops as “fertilizer,” contaminating your dinner plate with God knows what.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(26/11/2018 @ 20:28)
Study Shows Cancer Patients Can Benefit from Opioid Switching  Voir?

Switching from one prescription opioid to another often solves the problem of debilitating side effects or inadequate pain relief, according to a recent study involving a wide range of cancer patients. Opioids are not all the same. And neither are those they are helping. Despite the increasing government restrictions and the frenzy over potential abuse, opioids can be a lifesaver for a mesothelioma patient finding the right fit. “I've been through both sides of that switching issue,” said Tim Crisler, a 16-year pleural mesothelioma survivor told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “It worked great for me once, but it didn't work very well for me the last time.” Supportive Care in Cancer published the multicenter study about opioid switching in October. It involved 498 canc...

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(26/11/2018 @ 19:38)
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's may soon be treated with HIV drugs  Voir?

For the first time, scientists show how the gene that produces brain toxicity in Alzheimer's is 'recombined' using the same enzyme found in HIV. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(26/11/2018 @ 15:00)
'Misinformation' picked as word of the year by Dictionary.com  Voir?

Online resource picked the word over ‘disinformation' where other dictionaries had opted for ‘toxic' and ‘single-use'“Misinformation”, as opposed to disinformation, isDictionary.com's word of the year. It followed “toxic”, picked for the same honor byOxford Dictionaries, and “single-use”,picked by Collins.Related:'Single-use' named 2018 word of the yearContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(26/11/2018 @ 14:21)
For Some Patients Financial Toxicity Is Real And Getting Worse  Voir?

Financial toxicity is a collective problem which has become politicized to a degree that eludes the ability of politicians, policymakers, and other key stakeholders from the health insurance, pharmacy benefit management, and drug industries to find common ground. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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(26/11/2018 @ 13:36)
Biosludged full movie launches Wednesday, Nov. 28th: See trailer 2 here, and prepare to be shocked  Voir?

(Natural News) Your world is being deliberately mass poisoned with toxic sewage sludge that’s dumped on forests, food crops, city parks and public school grounds. A massive, coordinated cover-up has been in place for years, making sure you never learn the truth about this deliberate environmental poisoning that’s spreading toxins everywhere. Two years in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(26/11/2018 @ 11:42)
Warning for humanity: The madness is spreading by design as the masses are deliberately poisoned with toxic pharmaceuticals, pesticides, 5G wireless, hormone disruptors and toxic vaccines  Voir?

(Natural News) “Walking along a street in any crumbling urban area in this country you see miserable faces staring blankly as they trudge through their lives on the road to nowhere or wasting time absorbed by trivialities and bullshit emanating from their iGadgets,” writes Jim Quinn in an especially prescient post on The Burning Platform... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(24/11/2018 @ 13:37)
3 healthy "switch-outs" of toxic household products that can help protect the health of you and your family  Voir?

(Natural News) When starting a journey to better health, it can be difficult to get everyone on board the new health train. After all, change can be scary and different, and upgrading habits can seem like a daunting task with all the other day-to-day challenges that life can present. If this is you and your family, take... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(24/11/2018 @ 12:30)
Are you COPPER poisoned? This trace mineral, often used in water pipes, becomes TOXIC at very low exposures  Voir?

(Natural News) Copper is without a doubt one of the most useful metals. However, like any other metal, copper exposure may lead to toxicity. In turn, this toxicity may usher in the onset of various diseases. A large number of research and literature have identified four of the most common causes of copper poisoning, including: Environmental... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(23/11/2018 @ 06:06)
One more reason to supplement: Probiotics reduce cadmium toxicity  Voir?

(Natural News) Taking probiotic supplements can help reduce cadmium toxicity, according to a study in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Researchers at the University of Belgrade in Belgrade, Serbia and the University of Al Jabal Al Gharbi in Libya found that probiotics can help eliminate cadmium in the body by binding to their bacterial cell... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/11/2018 @ 14:51)
The burden of intentional self-poisoning on a district-level public Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa - Van Hoving DJ, Hunter LD, Gerber REJ, Lategan HJ, Marks CJ.  Voir?

INTRODUCTION: Intentional self-poisoning is a significant part of the toxicological burden experienced by emergency centres. The aim of this study was to describe all adults presenting with intentional self-poisoning over a six-month period to the resuscit... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(22/11/2018 @ 09:38)
From industrial waste to renewable resource: Lignin, an organic polymer, may soon have new life in the chemical industry  Voir?

(Natural News) Lignin, a product that is commonly classified as industrial waste, may one day become an alternative to crude oil thanks largely to the Sun and photocatalysts. Lignin is a black, oily substance that emits a foul odor. Previous attempts at converting the toxic waste into a potentially important renewable source have been futile in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/11/2018 @ 00:30)
Corner Office: Gregg Renfrew of Beautycounter on Toxic Chemicals and Getting Fired by Messenger  Voir?

Before starting the all-natural personal care business, the New York native worked for Martha Stewart and Susie Hilfiger. (Source: NYT Health)
(21/11/2018 @ 15:59)
Toxicological findings in 1000 cases of suspected drug facilitated sexual assault in the United States - Fiorentin TR, Logan BK.  Voir?

The purpose of this study was to identify the extent and types of drugs found in alleged drug facilitated sexual assaults (DFSA) in 37 states and 1 territory of the United States. In total, 1000 cases were reviewed. Between the cases that gender was provid... (Source: SafetyLit)
(21/11/2018 @ 14:38)
Risperidone medication errors in children: an analysis of French poison centres data - Vial T, Patat AM, Paret N, Boels D, Torrents R, Nisse P, Villa A, Kassai B.  Voir?

OBJECTIVES: To describe clinical consequences of risperidone medication errors in children of less than 13 years and to estimate a clinically relevant toxic dose. METHODS: All cases of risperidone medication errors managed by French Poison Centres ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(21/11/2018 @ 14:38)
Medical News Today: What to know about cassava: Nutrition and toxicity  Voir?

Cassava is a root vegetable that people eat worldwide. Raw cassava can be toxic when people ingest it. Learn about the benefits, toxicity, and uses of cassava here, as well as how to prepare it safely. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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(21/11/2018 @ 12:00)
Myocardial injury after carbon monoxide intoxication in suicide attempt, with features of both toxic and tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy: case report - Van čata R, Lhotskŕ˝ J, BerŕĄnek V, KriĹĄtof J, Rokyta R.  Voir?

Severe carbon monoxide intoxication may cause tissue injury by hypoxemia and histotoxicity. The affection of the heart muscle often leads to transient global or regional systolic dysfunction of left ventricle or both ventricles and increased occurences of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(21/11/2018 @ 05:02)
Preventing chemical weapons as sciences converge - Crowley M, Shang L, Dando M.  Voir?

Stark illustrations of the dangers from chemical weapons can be seen in attacks using toxic industrial chemicals and sarin against civilians and combatants in Syria and toxic industrial chemicals in Iraq, as well as more targeted assassination operation... (Source: SafetyLit)
(21/11/2018 @ 05:02)
Keep slapping on that sunscreen and ignore toxic claims  Voir?

(University of South Australia) It's safe to slap on the sunscreen this summer -- in repeated doses -- despite what you have read about the potential toxicity of sunscreens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(21/11/2018 @ 05:00)
Removing toxic mercury from contaminated water  Voir?

(Chalmers University of Technology) Water which has been contaminated with mercury and other toxic heavy metals is a major cause of environmental damage and health problems worldwide. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a totally new way to clean contaminated water, through an electrochemical process. The results are published in the scientific journal Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(21/11/2018 @ 05:00)
RTI acquires Chicago-based credentialing organization  Voir?

RTI International is increasing its portfolio and forensic toxicology research with the acquisition of the Medical Review Officers Certification Council. The Chicago-based company, abbreviated MROCC, is a nonprofit that credentials qualified physicians who review and interpret drug test results as medical review officers. The financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. John Morgan, the senior director of RTI's Center for Forensic Sc iences, said RTI has not determined whether it will… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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(20/11/2018 @ 21:03)
WATCH: Toys have toxic chemicals, spying capabilities: WISPIRG survey  Voir?

The 33rd annual Trouble in Toyland study alerts the public to potential hazards in this year's most popular toys. (Source: ABC News: Health)
(20/11/2018 @ 16:52)
Dementia cure: New vaccine JAB could HALVE Alzheimer's cases  Voir?

A DNA vaccine tested in mice that cuts the accumulation of both types of toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease could halve cases of dementia, scientists believe. Scientists say that the new findings may pave the way to a clinical trial for a potential dementia jab. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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(20/11/2018 @ 16:00)
 Dementia cure: New vaccine JAB could HALVE Alzheimer's cases  Voir?

A DNA vaccine tested in mice that cuts the accumulation of both types of toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease could halve cases of dementia, scientists believe. Scientists say that the new findings may pave the way to a clinical trial for a potential dementia jab. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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(20/11/2018 @ 16:00)
Air pollution cuts two years off global average lifespan, says study  Voir?

Analysis finds toxic air trims lifespans by 1.8 years, making it main threat to human healthAir pollution cuts the average lifespan of people around the globe by almost two years,analysis shows, making it the single greatest threat to human health.The research looked at the particulate pollution produced by the burning of fossil fuels by vehicles and industry. It found that in many parts of the worst-affected nations – India and China – lifespans were being shortened by six years.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(20/11/2018 @ 15:32)
' Pretty Much a Failure '  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- HUD inspectors pass apartments filled with rats, roaches, and toxic mold (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
(20/11/2018 @ 14:35)
Understanding toxicological implications of accidents with caterpillars Megalopyge lanata and Podalia orsilochus (Lepidoptera: Megalopygidae) - S ŕĄnchez MN, Sciani JM, Quintana MA, Martŕ­nez MM, Tavares FL, Gritti MA, Fan HW, Teibler GP, Peichoto ME.  Voir?

Megalopygids Megalopyge lanata and Podalia orsilochus are common causative agents of accidents in agricultural workers. These accidents are provoked by dermal contact at their larval stage and are characterized by cutaneous reactions, such as burning pain,... (Source: SafetyLit)
(20/11/2018 @ 09:41)
Fish can detox too -- but not so well, when it comes to mercury  Voir?

(McGill University) By examining the tissues at a subcellular level, the researchers discovered yelloweye rockfish were able to immobilize several potentially toxic elements within their liver tissues (cadmium, lead, and arsenic) thus preventing them from interacting with sensitive parts of the cell. But mercury was found in concentrations known to be toxic - and most of it was in sensitive sites, such as mitochondria and enzymes, within liver cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(20/11/2018 @ 05:00)
A toxic bullet involved in bacterial competition found by researchers  Voir?

(Imperial College London) A bacterial toxin that allows an infectious strain of bacteria to defeat its competitors has been discovered by Imperial College London scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(20/11/2018 @ 05:00)
RTI acquires Chicago-based credentialing organization  Voir?

RTI International is increasing its portfolio and forensic toxicology research with the acquisition of the Medical Review Officers Certification Council. The Chicago-based company, abbreviated MROCC, is a nonprofit that credentials qualified physicians who review and interpret drug test results as medical review officers. The financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. John Morgan, the senior director of RTI's Center for Forensic Sc iences, said RTI has not determined whether it will… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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(19/11/2018 @ 22:34)
Appendix linked to toxic Parkinson 's protein  Voir?

A study suggests that the toxic protein buildup that 's linked to Parkinson's may begin in the appendix. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
(19/11/2018 @ 22:04)
British scientists develop a genetically modified virus that kills cancer cells  Voir?

The virus, developed by Oxford University, can kill tumours as well as healthy cells that have been 'tricked' into protecting cancers from the immune system, without causing any toxicities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(19/11/2018 @ 13:58)
Trimeresurus albolabris (white-lipped green pit viper) - bite report: case report - Nehaj F, Kuba ĹĄkovॠM, MokŕĄĹˆ M, KrivuĹĄ J, GomolovॠI, KovŕĄĹ™ F, Péč MJ, MokŕĄĹˆ M.  Voir?

Toxicology is a  specialized scientific discipline, focusing on microbiological, botanical and animal venoms, poisons and toxins. This discipline includes more than just the chemistry and mode of action of a toxin, but also with the biology of venom or po... (Source: SafetyLit)
(19/11/2018 @ 13:35)
Why burgers are bad for you: Study shows processed food and toxic ingredients cause cancer  Voir?

(Natural News) Are you overweight? Do you smoke a lot? Do you always eat fast food burgers and tons of sweets? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, it may be time to make some lifestyle changes. If you’re fond of processed food full of fat and sugar, you could be increasing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(19/11/2018 @ 11:29)
Getting things under control: New mouse model aids study of immunomodulation  Voir?

(Osaka University) Mice are resistant to immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs). As a result, studying the effects of IMiDs was not possible in existing types of mice. Here, an Osaka University-led research team, generated a new type of mouse that responds to IMiD treatment. This new mouse model allows assessment of the therapeutic effects of drugs that may be toxic to humans. If effective, such drugs could potentially provide sources of new immunomodulatory therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(19/11/2018 @ 05:00)
Tests Showed Children Were Exposed to Lead. The Official Response: Challenge the Tests  Voir?

For at least two decades, the New York City Housing Authority routinely disputed tests that revealed lead in its apartments. Private landlords almost never do this. (Source: NYT Health)
(18/11/2018 @ 22:37)
From gaslighting to gammon, 2018 's buzzwords reflect our toxic times | Emma Brockes  Voir?

Forget the neutral ‘glamping' and ‘vape' – Oxford Dictionaries' new words of the year are products of our heightened politicsIn the space of a single week I have, without overly noticing at the time, accused someone of“gaslighting” me for being excessively cheerful on the phone when I thought sobriety was required; described to someone else an intention to do a “hard reset on my boundaries” after I was kept waiting and didn't adequately protest; complained about the “toxic” atmosphere introduced after an argument; and outlined what I considered to be the problematic “centring”, within a conversation, of certain issues at the expense of other, more important issues.The takeaway from this, apart from the fact that I am a very fun person to be around, is that non...

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(18/11/2018 @ 13:04)
Air Quality in California: Devastating Fires Lead to a New Danger  Voir?

A week after the most destructive fire in state history ripped through this small town, the flames have been replaced by a new danger: the air. (Source: NYT Health)
(17/11/2018 @ 16:03)
Why we fear the wrong things? - Sch ŕśnberger A.  Voir?

Deadly shark attacks, cancer from meat, toxic beer: Our health seems to be threatened seriousely all the time. But do we fear the real dangers? And how can we identify the big risks? How to deal with numbers and statistics. Language: de... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(17/11/2018 @ 12:38)
Camphor poisoning: a rare cause of acute symptomatic seizures in children - Mathen PG, Sreekrishnan TP, Kumar KPG, Mohan N.  Voir?

Camphor is a toxic compound easily available over the counter, which can cause fatal seizures in children when ingested. It is available in several forms and is commonly used in Indian households, especially for religious rituals and for its cough-suppress... (Source: SafetyLit)
(17/11/2018 @ 12:38)
Safety of natural insecticides: toxic effects on experimental animals - Mossa AH, Mohafrash SMM, Chandrasekaran N.  Voir?

Long-term application and extensive use of synthetic insecticides have resulted in accumulating their residues in food, milk, water, and soil and cause adverse health effects to human and ecosystems. Therefore, application of natural insecticides in agricu... (Source: SafetyLit)
(17/11/2018 @ 03:20)
Air Quality in California: Devastating Fire Leads to a New Danger  Voir?

A week after the most destructive fire in state history ripped through this small town, the flames have been replaced by a new danger: the air. (Source: NYT Health)
(16/11/2018 @ 20:42)
Monthly opioid death toll falls, but fentanyl levels soar  Voir?

Opioid overdose deaths hit a nearly two-year low in the month of September, but deaths involving fentanyl are on the rise, new state data shows. According to a Department of Public Health report on Friday, there were 108 estimated or confirmed opioid-related deaths in September 2018. That is the lowest monthly total since January 2017, the earliest month for which data is available. Since January 207, there have been at least 145 deaths du e to opioids each month. Meanwhile, according to toxicology… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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(16/11/2018 @ 18:28)
E-Commerce Giants Under Fire for Retailing Hazardous Mercury-Based Cosmetics  Voir?

By Thalif DeenNEW YORK, Nov 16 2018 (IPS)A coalition of over 50 civil society organizations (CSOs), from more than 20 countries, have urged two of the world's largest multi-billion dollar E-commerce retailers – Amazon and eBay – to stop marketing “dangerous and illegal mercury-based skin lightening creams.” The protest is part of a coordinated global campaign against a growing health hazard in the field of cosmetics.So far, the groups have reached out to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and INTERPOL, the Lyon-based international law enforcement agency whose mandate includes investigating the sale of illegal health products online.Michael Bender, International Coordinator of the Zero Mercury Working Group, told IP...

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(16/11/2018 @ 11:18)
The greatest environmental crime you've never heard about: Biosludged film launches Nov. 28th - see the first trailer here  Voir?

(Natural News) The Biosludged film, in production since 2016, is finally here. It launches Nov. 28th on BrighteonFilms.com and documents the horrific mass pollution of North America’s soils with a toxic stew of human and industrial waste collected by municipal waste processing centers across America. The public will be able to view the full film... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(16/11/2018 @ 10:50)
Evidence of direct toxicological effects of scorpion venom on central nervous system in Tunisian children - Bahloul M, Souissi B, Turki O, Dlela M, Ben Mahfoudh K, Bouaziz M.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Severe scorpion envenomation can lead to severe neurological manifestations, which are an indicator of the severity of the scorpion sting. The direct action of scorpion venom on the central nervous system can explain partly these neurological d... (Source: SafetyLit)
(16/11/2018 @ 08:08)
Clonidine exposures in children under 6 (2004-2017): a retrospective study - Cairns R, Brown JA, Buckley NA.  Voir?

OBJECTIVE: To describe trends in clonidine exposures in children under 6. Clonidine has become increasingly popular for management of paediatric behavioural disorders. Clonidine has a narrow therapeutic index, and toxicity can occur with inadvertent double... (Source: SafetyLit)
(16/11/2018 @ 08:08)
Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 11 (2018)  Voir?

Source: National Academies Press (NAP). Published: 11/2018. This 714-page book examines peer-reviewed scientific reports concerning associations between various health outcomes and exposure to the dioxin TCDD and other chemicals in the herbicides used in Vietnam that were published between September 30, 2014, and December 31, 2017, and integrates this information with the previously established evidence database. TCDD, the most toxic form of dioxin, was an unintended contaminant generated during the production of the herbicide 2,4,5-T and was present in Agent Orange and some other formulations sprayed in Vietnam. The book discusses complaints from returning Vietnam veterans about their own health and that of their children, and emerging toxicologic evidence of adverse effects of phenoxy h...

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(16/11/2018 @ 05:00)
Hope for non-toxic treatment for child cancer  Voir?

Drug combination promising in treating neuroblastoma Related items fromOnMedica One in 10 children in phase I cancer trials respond to drugs Child cancer drug approved for NHS use Children need access to cancer drug ‘goldmine' Higher heart risk for survivors of childhood cancer Make greater effort to protect children from methadone (Source: OnMedica Latest News)

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(16/11/2018 @ 00:00)
Medical News Today: How to respond to chlorine poisoning  Voir?

Although chlorine is highly toxic, household products containing chlorine are safe when a person handles them correctly. However, swallowing or inhaling chlorine can be very dangerous. If an individual shows symptoms of chlorine poisoning, call the emergency services immediately. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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(15/11/2018 @ 17:00)
Downplaying Drug Toxicity in Oncology Clinical Trials Downplaying Drug Toxicity in Oncology Clinical Trials  Voir?

Incomplete reporting that downplayed drug-related adverse events was identified in 43% of reports of cancer drug trials published by top medical journals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(15/11/2018 @ 12:10)
'Edited' plant-based toxin possesses anti-tumor characteristics  Voir?

(Shinshu University) Researchers at Shinshu University in Japan have discovered that editing the chemical properties of fusicoccins, a kind of toxic organic compound produced by fungus to blight plants, can transform them into chemicals with anti-tumor properties in cells. " We are hoping to be able to develop a new clinically relevant anti-cancer agent based on fusicoccins, which selectively control protein-protein interactions that are critical for cell survival. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(15/11/2018 @ 05:00)
Health threats of California wildfires: How smoke, dust and toxic fungus pose long-term risks  Voir?

As devastating photos have shown, the fires ravaging California have decimated buildings, creating clouds of dust for miles. California also has dangerous fungus in the ground. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(14/11/2018 @ 22:47)
Parkinson's disease: Scientists find new target to destroy protein clumps  Voir?

In Parkinson's disease, toxic protein clumps accumulate in the brain's motor region. A study shows how targeting an enzyme could prevent this. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)

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Medical News Today: Parkinson's disease: Scientists find new target to destroy protein clumps  Voir?

In Parkinson's disease, toxic protein clumps accumulate in the brain's motor region. A study shows how targeting an enzyme could prevent this. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
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Hope for Parkinson's patients as scientists discover how to destroy toxic clumps in their brains  Voir?

Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC have discovered blocking a certain protein in the brain can clear away nerve damaging build-ups. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Researchers find inhibiting one protein destroys toxic clumps seen in Parkinson's disease  Voir?

(Georgetown University Medical Center) A team of neurologists at Georgetown University Medical Center has found that inhibiting the USP13 molecule may be a therapeutic target in Parkinson's disease and other similar forms of neurodegeneration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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E-cigarette Flavorings May Become Toxic, Trigger Inflammation  Voir?

Fanciful flavors added to e-cigarettes react with vaping solvents (eg, polypropylene glycol) to create compounds that may persist and harm. (Source: ConsultantLive)
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Botanists find natural farming methods effectively manage soil-borne fungus  Voir?

(Natural News) The pathogenic soil fungus Verticillium dahliae has caused significant economic losses to farmers who grow spinach and lettuce in California. Chemical means of combating the infection are either ineffective or too toxic for the environment. Researchers therefore detailed natural means of protecting valuable crops from the increasingly widespread fungal disease. Verticillium dahliae first... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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New ASCO/SITC Guidance Addresses Shortcomings of Immuno-Oncology Trial Reporting  Voir?

The recommendations on Trial Reporting in Immuno-Oncology aim to enchance understanding of efficacy and toxicity outcomes in immuno-oncology trials. (Source: CancerNetwork)
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Spectrum of cardiovascular toxicities with immune checkpoint inhibitors revealed  Voir?

(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) The study, published online Nov. 12 in The Lancet Oncology, augments previous work by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers who first reported in 2016 rare but fatal cardiac side effects from the most widely prescribed class of immunotherapies. The researchers used VigiBase, a global database of drug complications maintained by the World Health Organization, to track adverse cardiovascular reactions in the latest study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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Study finds you can relieve heartburn symptoms with a non-toxic, inexpensive orange-peel extract  Voir?

(Natural News) Heartburn, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a painful disease that affects 60 percent of the adult population in the U.S. within a year. Fortunately, a non-toxic, inexpensive orange peel extract can help relieve heartburn symptoms. A clinical study has shown that D-limonene, a component of orange peels, can effectively relieve... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Toxicological findings in suicides - frequency of antidepressant and antipsychotic substances - Methling M, Krumbiegel F, Hartwig S, Parr MK, Tsokos M.  Voir?

The role of psychoactive substances in the treatment of mental disorders and the risk of suicide are major public health issues. This cross-sectional study examined the prevalence of antidepressants and antipsychotics detected in toxicological screenings i... (Source: SafetyLit)
(09/11/2018 @ 14:02)
Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting - December 11-12, 2018  Voir?

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)

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NTP Update - November 2018 now available  Voir?

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
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Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting - December 11-12, 2018  Voir?

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
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Health Tip: Keep Toxins from Your Home  Voir?

-- The average home may be riddled with substances that are potentially toxic. These substances can lurk in building materials, cookware, cleaning products, shower curtains, furniture, carpet and other common items, the National Institutes of Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
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Toxic smog cloaks New Delhi morning after Diwali festivities  Voir?

Toxic smog shrouds New Delhi a day after residents set off a multitude of firecrackers to celebrate the major Hindu festival of Diwali (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Toxic smog cloaks Indian capital amid Diwali festivities  Voir?

Toxic smog has shrouded the Indian capital as air quality plummeted to hazardous levels after tens of thousands of people set off a multitude of firecrackers to celebrate the major Hindu festival of Diwali (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Vietnam, US complete cleanup of toxic chemical from airport  Voir?

Vietnam and the United States have finished cleaning up dioxin contamination at Danang airport caused by the transport and storage of the herbicide Agent Orange during the Vietnam War (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Molds in food supplies are thought to be responsible for thousands of cases of liver cancer, immune suppression in children  Voir?

(Natural News) Mycotoxins, the toxic substances produced by fungi, are one of the most serious food safety problems that affect staple crops. Aflatoxins, the focus of this research, has been extensively studied and it is responsible for a whopping 90,000 cases of liver cancer annually. For this study, researchers looked into aflatoxins to determine how agricultural research can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Federal Judge Denies Motion To Certify Allocation Question In Lead Suit  Voir?

BALTIMORE - A Maryland federal judge on Oct. 22 denied a motion to certify a question to the Maryland Court of Appeals regarding the proper allocation method for underlying lead-exposure and lead-poisoning claims because Maryland case law requires the application of a pro rata method of allocation (Allstate Insurance Co. v. N4 Inc., et al., No. 17-2980, D. Md., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180437). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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10th Circuit Says Air Exclusion Is Ambiguous, Coverage Owed To Insured  Voir?

DENVER - The 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 16 reversed and remanded a district court's ruling in favor of an insurer after determining that an indoor air exclusion is ambiguous and should be construed in favor of the insured hotel seeking coverage for underlying carbon monoxide poisoning claims (Siloam Springs Hotel LLC v. Century Surety Company, No. 17-6208, 10th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 29013). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Railroad Company Properly Joined To Clean Water Act Suit, Magistrate Rules  Voir?

PITTSBURGH - A federal magistrate judge in Pennsylvania on Oct. 26 denied Buffalo& Pittsburgh Railroad Inc.'s (BPRR) motion seeking dismissal of a Clean Water Act (CWA) lawsuit brought by two environmental groups, finding that it is a properly joined party because it has right of way access to land that may need to be remediated (PennEnvironment, et al. v. PPG Industries Inc., et al., No. 12-342, W.D. Pa., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 183752). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Illinois Couple: Lung Disease Caused By Working In Food Additives Industry  Voir?

CHICAGO - A couple on Oct. 22 filed a lawsuit against several food companies in Illinois state court, contending that they were injured by exposure to diacetyl and acetyl propionyl while working for a company that produced chemical food additives, which led to the development of lung disease (Lazaro Sanchez, Jr., et al. v. DSM Food Specialties USA Inc., et al., No. 2018L011469, Ill. Cir., Cook Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Benzene-Related Cancer Case Removed To Federal Court In Timely Manner, Judge Says  Voir?

NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge in Louisiana on Oct. 17 ruled that a lawsuit brought by a man who alleges that his cancer was caused by exposure to benzene while working on a ship was removed to federal court in a timely manner, and the plaintiff's motion to remand was denied (Kenneth Matte v. Mobil Exploration and Producing North America Inc., et al., No. 18-7446, E.D. La., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178388). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Amicus Brief On Petition For Rehearing Ruling Should Be Permitted, Groups Say  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A group of agricultural companies on Oct. 18 filed a supplemental brief in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, arguing that they should be granted leave to file an amicus curiae brief regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's petition for rehearing en banc of a Ninth Circuit split decision that found that there was no justification for the agency's decision to maintain a tolerance for the chemical chlorpyrifos in the face of scientific evidence that its residue on food causes neurodevelopmental damage to children. The divided panel also it ordered the agency to "revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations" for chlorpyrifos (League of United Latin American Citizens, et al. v. Andrew Wheeler, acting administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,...

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Shipyard Workers Seek To Bar Evidence Of Investigation In Lead Poisoning Case  Voir?

MADISON, Wis. - A group of shipyard workers on Oct. 31 filed a brief in Wisconsin federal court, arguing that the district court should grant their motions in limine and bar all evidence and references to a federal investigation related to allegations of lead poisoning at the shipyard where they contend they were injured (Donald Holden, et al. v. Fraser Shipyards Inc., et al., No. 17-636, W.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Armstrong Is Liable For Lead Injuries, Should Be Sanctioned Plaintiffs Argue  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - Residents who contend that they have been poisoned by exposure to lead-based paint on Oct. 23 filed a brief in Wisconsin federal court, arguing that Armstrong Containers Inc. is a success-in-interest to a previous maker of lead-based paint and that the asset sale agreement Armstrong made with a third entity involved an assumption of obligations related to any judgment involved in lead-poisoning litigation. The plaintiffs also seek sanctions against Armstrong related to its denial of successor-in-interest liability (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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Finding Of Successor Liability Should Be Denied In Lead Paint Case, Company Says  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - Armstrong Containers Inc., one of the companies sued by Wisconsin residents who contend that they have been injured by exposure to lead-based paint, on Oct. 10 filed a brief in Wisconsin federal court, contending that the plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment on successor liability should be denied because it relies on new materials and it makes new arguments (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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Judge: Chevron Motion For Sanctions 'Moot' In Light Of Notarized Transfer Document  Voir?

NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on Oct. 12 declared as "moot" a motion by Chevron Corp., which sought to impose sanctions and possible imprisonment on the attorney who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries, only to have it reversed. The judge ruled that the attorney satisfied the district court's orders, albeit belatedly (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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Chevron: Donziger Deposition Overseen By Special Master Needed Given Contempt Plan  Voir?

NEW YORK - Chevron Corp. on Oct. 26 filed a letter with a New York federal judge asking him to order Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who won an $18.5 billion judgment against the company in a court in Ecuador for injuries, only to have it reversed, to sit for a deposition presided over by a special master given Donziger's "stated intent to limit the scope of the deposition improperly" and risk contempt of court (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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Chevron's Contempt Motion Should Be Rejected, Sanctions Proper, Donziger Says  Voir?

NEW YORK - Steven R. Donziger, the attorney who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. in a court in Ecuador for injuries only to have it reversed, filed a brief in New York federal court on Oct. 31, contending that the court should reject the company's motion to hold him in contempt, impose costs and "warn Chevron's counsel that further efforts so explicitly aimed at unconstitutionally chilling corporate accountability advocates generally and Chevron critics specifically" will be met with sanctions (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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Former State Employee: Flint Water Crisis Plaintiffs May Not Amend Complaint  Voir?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A former employee of the state of Michigan on Oct. 26 filed a brief in Michigan federal court arguing that the residents of Flint, Mich., who have sued state and local authorities for the lead-contaminated drinking water in their city should not be permitted to file an amended complaint to add a claim for gross negligence because he has "absolute statutory immunity from Michigan tort claims" (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Flint Co-Liaison Counsel: Data Order Does Not Affect Absent Class Members  Voir?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The co-liaison counsel in the litigation pertaining to the Flint water crisis on Oct. 15 filed a brief in Michigan federal court, arguing that a data collection order issued by the special master does not affect absent putative class members but portions of it should be revised regarding how it governs information collected as part of the litigation (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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Group: EPA Should Follow Its Own Guidance And Reduce Glyphosate Tolerance Level  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A collection of advocacy groups concerned about the amount of glyphosate in food, led by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), on Sept. 27 filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency asking it to reduce the tolerance level of the chemical in oats and to "to require glyphosate-containing product labels to explicitly prohibit the use of glyphosate as a preharvest desiccant," in keeping with findings by one of the EPA's internal departments. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Juror: Glyphosate Verdict Not Due To 'Inflamed' Passions; Finding Should Stand  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - One of the members of the California jury that awarded a cancer victim $289,254,882.32 in damages for exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto Co.'s herbicide Roundup, on Oct. 19 said in a phone interview that the judge should deny the company's attempts to throw out the verdict because Monsanto's allegation that the jury was "inflamed with passion" following the plaintiff counsel's closing argument "is just not true" (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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Cancer Victim Accepts Reduced Punitive Damages Award In Monsanto Glyphosate Case  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A cancer victim who won $289,254,882.32 in damages for exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto Co.'s herbicide Roundup, on Oct. 26 filed a notice of acceptance of the reduced punitive damages verdict, which was cut by nearly $211 million (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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High Court Should Hear Chemical Case To Settle Class Status Issue, Companies Say  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A group of chemical companies on Oct. 12 filed a petition for writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court contending that it should hear a groundwater contamination class action to settle a conflict among federal appellate courts regarding the necessity of plaintiffs satisfying the predominance requirement to achieve class status (Behr Dayton Thermal Products LLC, et al. v. Terry Martin, et al., No. 18-472, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Does toxic air cause autism? Living in polluted areas 'boosts the risk of the disorder for children'  Voir?

The scientists, based at Monash University in Australia, said children are most at risk in their first three years of life because of their developing brains. The research featured in Environment International. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(07/11/2018 @ 17:21)
Non-Coding Micro RNAs and Hypoxia-Inducible Factors Are Selenium Targets for Development of a Mechanism-Based Combination Strategy in Clear-Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma-Bench-to-Bedside Therapy  Voir?

Durable response, inherent or acquired resistance, and dose-limiting toxicities continue to represent major barriers in the treatment of patients with advanced clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC).11/07/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
(07/11/2018 @ 16:42)
Young researcher wins PETA International Science Consortium Award  Voir?

(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)) The PETA International Science Consortium is excited to announce the winner of its second annual Early-Career Scientist Award, which sends a scientist to the prestigious Institute for In Vitro Sciences' Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(07/11/2018 @ 05:00)
Clinical and environmental factors impact absorption of common sunscreen ingredient  Voir?

(American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists) New research, Evaluation of Reapplication and Controlled Heat Exposure on Oxybenzone Permeation from Commercial Sunscreen Using Excised Human Abdominal Skin, presented today at the 2018 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) PharmSci 360 Meeting demonstrates that heat and reapplication influences different sunscreen products containing the same amount of a key ingredient, oxybenzone, potentially affecting safety and toxicity of the UV filters included in sunscreens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(07/11/2018 @ 05:00)
Same "mom" trying to take away gun rights also promoted toxic cancer-causing glyphosate herbicide in children's breakfast cereals  Voir?

(Natural News) It's a mother's instinct to protect her children, to nurture and care for them. Why would a self-ascribed “mom” go on a crusade to take away the right of mothers and fathers to protect their children? Why would this heroic mom want to restrict the family's ability to protect the ones they love?... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Learn and Earn! LactMed and LiverTox  Voir?

Join us Wednesday – November 28, 2018 from 1-2pm MST for NNLM Resource Picks. You will learn about the drug toxicity resources LactMed and LiverTox and earn 1 MLA CE. This live session will include an overview and search demonstrations for each database. LactMed contains information on drugs, dietary supplements, and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers might be exposed. It includes information on the levels of those substances in breast milk and infant blood, as well as possible adverse effects in a nursing infant. LiverTox provides information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbals and dietary supplements. Presenter: James Knoben, PharmD, MPH, Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine Presenter: Dr. P...

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(06/11/2018 @ 18:55)
Contact lenses contributing to the microplastic pollution of our waterways  Voir?

(Natural News) If you are getting rid of your old contact lenses, put them in the trash instead of flushing them out of sight. Discarded lenses in wastewater might be raising the amount of toxic microplastics that contaminate waterways and aquatic life, an article in Science Daily stated. Nothing lasts forever. This is especially true... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Epidemiology of alcohol-related unintentional drowning: is post-mortem ethanol production a real challenge? - Pajunen T, Vuori E, Lunetta P.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Post-mortem (PM) ethanol production may hamper the interpretation of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in victims of drowning. Different exclusion criteria (e.g. cases with low BAC or with protracted interval between death and toxicological ana... (Source: SafetyLit)
(06/11/2018 @ 09:08)
Beautiful AND powerful, the orchid tree has strong hepatoprotective properties  Voir?

(Natural News) The liver has a lot going on in a day, but one of the most important things it does is to clear toxins from the body. This makes it prone to many diseases, including liver toxicity, after repeated exposure to toxins such as medication and excessive amounts of alcohol. A study published in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(05/11/2018 @ 18:12)
Total blood carbon monoxide: alternative to carboxyhemoglobin as biological marker for carbon monoxide poisoning determination - Oliverio S, Varlet V.  Voir?

As one of the most abundant toxic contaminants in the atmosphere, carbon monoxide (CO) plays a significant role in toxicology and public health. Every year, around half of the accidental non-fire-related poisoning deaths are attributed to CO in the USA, UK... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(05/11/2018 @ 14:08)
Air pollution linked to autism: study  Voir?

(Monash University) Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to an increased risk of developing autism, according to a Monash University study of Chinese children during their first three-years of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
(05/11/2018 @ 05:00)
Cellphones And Cancer Risk: How To Use Your Cellphone More Safely  Voir?

A National Toxicology Program (NTP) study found that the radiofrequency radiation from cell phones can cause cancer in rats, but here are the caveats. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
(03/11/2018 @ 19:50)
Strep Throat Could Trigger Debilitating Mental Illness In Kids  Voir?

HOLLISTON (CBS) – Just about every kid comes down with strep throat at one time or another, but what many parents don't realize is that common ailment could trigger a debilitating mental illness. That's what happened to 18-year-old Patrick Dillon of Holliston. When he was in elementary school he suddenly developed severe obsessive-compulsive disorder and became paranoid. Patrick Dillon. (WBZ-TV) “He couldn't be in the same room with his sisters,” his mother, Heather recalled. “My sister Susie especially. I wouldn't go near her. I thought she was like, toxic,” Patrick told WBZ-TV. Patrick's behavior was devastating to his parents and five siblings and it seemed to come out of nowhere. “He completely changed. He was crying a lot, screaming a lot and I would ask him ...

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(03/11/2018 @ 03:00)
Cancer Fears Over Cell Phones, Again, but FDA Disagrees Cancer Fears Over Cell Phones, Again, but FDA Disagrees  Voir?

The FDA steps in after a National Toxicology Program claim of'clear evidence'of link between high exposure to radio frequency radiation used in cell phones and cancer sparks a flurry of media reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
(02/11/2018 @ 18:44)
Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Here 's What the Science Says  Voir?

In 1965, when Herbert Gilbert was granted the first patent on a smoke- and tobacco-­free cigarette, he wrote that the product would “provide a safe and harmless means for and method of smoking.” More than 60 years later, however, modern iterations of Gilbert’s invention have sparked debate in the public-health community. E-cigarettes, which have grown increasingly popular in the past five years, were designed as a tool to help people quit ­smoking—and by doing so they should drastically reduce rates of lung cancer and other diseases. But the question is, does that potential outweigh their possible risks to human health? No easy answer Traditional cigarettes work by simple combustion: when tobacco is lit, it combines with oxygen and creates an inhalable smok...

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(02/11/2018 @ 15:23)
Federal agencies at odds over cellphone cancer risk  Voir?

FDA, National Toxicology Program clashing over interpretation of recent study of impact on rats of sky-high amounts of cellphone-like radiation (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(02/11/2018 @ 14:14)
FT Health: Tackling toxic air  Voir?

Booze and drugs toll, paraplegic patients walk again, dog detectives (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
(02/11/2018 @ 13:50)
Radiation Could Make Mesothelioma Immunotherapy More Effective  Voir?

Doctors at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto are studying the use of hypofractionated radiation to increase the effectiveness of immunotherapy for patients with mesothelioma. They are expected to launch soon a clinical trial that will add an immunotherapy combination to the high-dose radiation and aggressive surgery mix that has been so successful in Toronto. “There are a lot of questions that still need to be answered, but if I was a betting man, I'd lay odds on it [working well],” Dr. John Cho of the cancer center's clinical research unit, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “It's all very promising.” Cho has been working closely with thoracic surgeon and mesothelioma specialist Dr. Marc de Perrot at Toronto General Hospital. Perrot was the lead autho...

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(02/11/2018 @ 12:43)
Palau Bans Many Kinds of Sunscreen, Citing Threat to Coral  Voir?

The Western Pacific nation joined Hawaii in banning products containing certain chemicals that scientists say are “ reef toxic. ” (Source: NYT Health)
(02/11/2018 @ 12:36)
Child fatalities due to heroin/fentanyl exposure: what the case history missed - DeRienz RT, Baker DD, Kelly NE, Mullins AM, Barnett RY, Hobbs JM, Daniels JA, Harshbarger KE, Ortiz AM.  Voir?

This case report presents three unrelated children found to have heroin and/or fentanyl in their systems after general unknown systematic toxicological analysis (STA). The first case involves an 11-month-old male found unresponsive at their residence. The ... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(02/11/2018 @ 09:41)
The family and peer origins of coercion within adult romantic relationships: a longitudinal multimethod study across relationships contexts - Ha T, Otten R, McGill S, Dishion TJ.  Voir?

Using coercive strategies to resolve conflicts with romantic partners has toxic effects on relationships. Coercion predicts relationship dissatisfaction, instability, and intimate partner violence. The early adult romantic relationships model hypothesizes ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(02/11/2018 @ 09:41)
Federal agencies at loggerheads over cellphone cancer risk  Voir?

FDA, National Toxicology Program clashing over interpretation of recent study of impact on rats of sky-high amounts of cellphone-like radiation (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(02/11/2018 @ 09:12)
New NTP leadership brings new direction  Voir?

The National Toxicology Program’s advisory board discussed new directions shared by Associate Director Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(02/11/2018 @ 01:05)
High exposure to radio frequency radiation associated with cancer in male rats  Voir?

The National Toxicology Program found clear evidence that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation developed cancerous heart tumors. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(02/11/2018 @ 01:05)
Susceptible populations highlighted at local tox meeting  Voir?

The fall meeting of the North Carolina Society of Toxicology highlighted populations that are especially sensitive to toxicants. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)

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Algal blooms ' toxic recipe uncovered  Voir?

NIEHS-funded researchers unmasked the genetic basis for how one form of harmful algal bloom becomes toxic. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(02/11/2018 @ 01:05)
Endocrine Society Experts Question FDA's Statement on BPA Endocrine Society Experts Question FDA's Statement on BPA  Voir?

Outdated toxicity testing strategies and other issues may explain why the regulatory agency remains convinced that the use of BPA is safe, experts said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(02/11/2018 @ 00:08)
Consumers urged to check Grecian Formula, other hair dyes for lead  Voir?

Only one product is legally allowed to contain the toxic chemical, though the FDA says there is "no safe exposure level" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(01/11/2018 @ 21:13)
Study of Cellphone Risks Finds ‘ Some Evidence ' of Link to Cancer, at Least in Male Rats  Voir?

Many caveats apply, and the results involve radio frequencies long out of routine use. (Source: NYT Health)
(01/11/2018 @ 20:50)
High Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation Associated With Cancer in Male Rats now available  Voir?

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)

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Statement from Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director of the FDA ' s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the National Toxicology Program ' s report on radiofrequency energy exposure  Voir?

Statement from Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of the FDA ' s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the recent National Toxicology Program report release on radiofrequency energy exposure (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
(01/11/2018 @ 14:30)
Statement from Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director of the FDA 's Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the National Toxicology Program's report on radiofrequency energy exposure  Voir?

Statement from Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of the FDA 's Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the recent National Toxicology Program report release on radiofrequency energy exposure (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
(01/11/2018 @ 14:30)
Major Study Finds ‘ Some Evidence ' of Link Between Cellphone Radiation and Brain Cancer  Voir?

But the results apply only to male rats and involve radio frequencies long out of routine use. (Source: NYT Health)
(01/11/2018 @ 14:11)
Low-fat diet increases cancer survival rate in mice, study finds  Voir?

Something as simple as a change in diet can potentially help to increase the cancer survival rate of obese children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer, according to a new study by UCLA scientists.The research team, led by Dr. Steven Mittelman, chief of pediatric endocrinology at  UCLA Mattel Children 's Hospital and member of the  UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, administered the chemotherapy drug vincristine to obese and non-obese mice with leukemia. Researchers discovered that if they switched the obese mice from a high-fat to a low-fat diet immediately before starting chemotherapy, the mice had a dramatically improved outcome. The mice on the low-fat diet had a five times higher survival rate than the mice in the high-fat diet group.The suc...

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First FDA-Approved Cannabis-Based Drug Now Available In The US  Voir?

(CNN) — Epidiolex, the first cannabis-based medication approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, is now available by prescription in all 50 states. The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in patients 2 and older to treat two types of epileptic syndromes: Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic dysfunction of the brain that begins in the first year of life, and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a form of epilepsy with multiple types of seizures that begins in early childhood, usually between ages 3 and 5. “Because these patients have historically not responded well to available seizure medications, there has been a dire need for new therapies that aim to reduce the frequency and impact of seizures,” said Justin Gover, CEO of GW Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Epidiolex, in a...

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(01/11/2018 @ 13:21)
Phase III data showed that Venclexta/Venclyxto plus Gazyva/Gazyvaro reduced the risk of disease worsening or death in people with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with co-morbidities  Voir?

Roche announced today that the randomised phase III CLL14 study, which evaluated fixed-duration Venclexta Ž/VenclyxtoŽ (venetoclax) in combination with GazyvaŽ/GazyvaroŽ (obinutuzumab) in people with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and co-existing medical conditions, met its primary endpoint and showed a statistically significant reduction in the risk of disease worsening or death (PFS; as assessed by investigator) compared to standard-of-care Gazyva/Gazyvaro plus chlorambucil. The results showed that no new safety signals or increase in known toxicities of Venclexta/Venclyxto or Gazyva/Gazyvaro were observed with the treatment combination. (Source: Roche Investor Update)

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Concurrent chemo-radiotherapy should be a treatment option for elderly patients with LS-S  Voir?

(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Elderly patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC) showed similar survival and toxicity compared to their younger counterparts when treated with concurrent chemo-radiotherapy. Concurrent chemo-radiotherapy should be a treatment option for fit patients aged 70 years or older. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(01/11/2018 @ 04:00)
High exposure to radio frequency radiation associated with cancer in male rats  Voir?

(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) The National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded there is clear evidence that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR) like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones developed cancerous heart tumors, according to final reports released today. There was also some evidence of tumors in the brain and adrenal gland of exposed male rats. For female rats, and male and female mice, the evidence was equivocal as to whether cancers observed were associated with exposure to RFR. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(01/11/2018 @ 04:00)
Financial toxicity increases risk of noncompliance  Voir?

(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
(01/11/2018 @ 00:00)
Families take step toward suing EPA for toxic paint stripper  Voir?

The mothers of two men killed by a toxic paint stripper have taken a step toward suing the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to take quick action to remove the product from the market (Source: ABC News: Health)
(31/10/2018 @ 21:01)
Identifying unreported opioid deaths through toxicology data and vital records linkage: case study in Marion County, Indiana, 2011-2016 - Lowder EM, Ray BR, Huynh P, Ballew A, Watson DP.  Voir?

OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate the severity of undercounting opioid-involved deaths in a local jurisdiction with a high proportion of unspecified accidental poisoning deaths. METHODS: We matched toxicology data to vital records for all accidental poiso... (Source: SafetyLit)
(31/10/2018 @ 10:17)
Poisoning deaths among late-middle aged and older adults: comparison between suicides and deaths of undetermined intent - Choi NG, Dinitto DM, Marti CN, Choi BY.  Voir?

Background:Given the rapid increase in prescription and illicit drug poisoning deaths in the 50+ age group, we examined precipitating/risk factors and toxicology results associated with poisoning deaths classified as suicides compared to intent-undetermine... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Heat sepsis precedes heat toxicity in the pathophysiology of heat stroke-a new paradigm on an ancient disease - Lim CL.  Voir?

Heat stroke (HS) is an ancient illness dating back more than 2000 years and continues to be a health threat and to cause fatality during physical exertion, especially in military personnel, fire-fighters, athletes, and outdoor laborers. The current paradig... (Source: SafetyLit)
(31/10/2018 @ 10:17)
Incidental aluminum phosphide poisoning: case report and current management - ŕ‡akÄąn ŕ–, Tazegul G, GŕźmŕźĹŸ A, Cengiz M, Ramazanoglu A.  Voir?

Aluminum phosphide (AlP) is a commonly used cheap rodenticide, insecticide, and fumigant. Most intoxications in the literature are suicidal ingestions, however, AlP may cause incidental inhalational toxicities as well. After ingestion or inhalation, nausea... (Source: SafetyLit)
(31/10/2018 @ 10:17)
Evaluation of health risk in industrial workers - Oleshchenko AM, Zakharenkov V, Surzhikov DV, Kislitsvna V, Korsakova TG.  Voir?

The article presents results of evaluating chronic intoxication risks, acute toxic effects risk, carcinogenic risk and risk of occupational diseases due to dust. FINDINGS are that the highest risk levels for chronic intoxication and carciongenic ri... (Source: SafetyLit)
(31/10/2018 @ 10:17)
Identification of causative ciguatoxins in red snappers lutjanus bohar implicated in ciguatera fish poisonings in Vietnam - Ha DV, Uesugi A, Uchida H, Ky PX, Minh DQ, Watanabe R, Matsushima R, Oikawa H, Nagai S, Iwataki M, Fukuyo Y, Suzuki T.  Voir?

Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is a type of food poisoning caused by the consumption of a variety of toxic ciguatera fish species in the tropical and subtropical waters. Although there have been a large number of suspected CFP cases in the Southeast Asian ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(31/10/2018 @ 10:17)
Nigeria:Air Pollution - Majority of Children Breathe Toxic Air - WHO  Voir?

[Premium Times] More than nine in 10 children around the world breathe air so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk and kills some of them, a new global health report has found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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(31/10/2018 @ 05:11)
Cocaine adulterant may cause brain damage  Voir?

(University of Zurich) People who regularly take cocaine cut with the animal anti-worming agent levamisole demonstrate impaired cognitive performance and a thinned prefrontal cortex. These findings from two recent studies at the University of Zurich indicate that levamisole could have a toxic effect on the brain. Drug-checking programs should therefore be expanded, argue the researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(31/10/2018 @ 04:00)
Muscle-building proteins hold clues to ALS, muscle degeneration  Voir?

(University of Colorado at Boulder) Amyloid-like protein assemblies, long believed to be toxic and fuel diseases like ALS, have been found to play a key role in healthy muscle regeneration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(31/10/2018 @ 04:00)
Accuray posts mixed bag FY2019 Q1 earnings  Voir?

Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) today released fiscal year first quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations for sales, but missed on loss-per-share consensus. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company posted losses of $9.2 million, or 11˘ per share, on sales of $95.8 million for the three months ended September 30, seeing losses shrink 1.9% while sales grew 5.4% when compared with the same period during the previous fiscal year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, losses per share were 11˘, just behind the 9˘ loss-per-share consensus on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $94.3 million, which it topped. “Our fiscal year is off to a good start with double digit gross order growth and revenue generation meeting our targets. We are also encouraged by the potential benefits t...

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(30/10/2018 @ 21:20)
New Radiation Technique Preserves Cognition During WBRT New Radiation Technique Preserves Cognition During WBRT  Voir?

Using a hippocampal sparing technique when delivering whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) to patients with brain metastases significantly reduced cognitive toxicity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(30/10/2018 @ 09:40)
Radiotherapy Gives Long-Term Disease Control in Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy Gives Long-Term Disease Control in Prostate Cancer  Voir?

Long-term outcomes in prostate cancer trials continue to support radiation therapy as a standard of care that provides excellent local control and minimal late toxicity over many years to come.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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(29/10/2018 @ 21:59)
Respiratory drug side effects ‘more widespread than thought'  Voir?

The toxic effects on the lung of drugs routinely prescribed to treat a range of common long-term conditions is much more widespread than thought, warn UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
(29/10/2018 @ 14:26)
More than 90% of world's children breathe toxic air  Voir?

Around 93% of the world's children under 15 years of age breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk, accounting for 1.8 billion children, according to a report published by the World Health Organization ahead of its first global conference on air pollution and health in Geneva. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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(29/10/2018 @ 12:47)
More than 90% of world's children breathe toxic air, affecting brain, lung and heart health  Voir?

Around 93% of the world's children under 15 years of age breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk, accounting for 1.8 billion children, according to a report published by the World Health Organization ahead of its first global conference on air pollution and health in Geneva. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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(29/10/2018 @ 12:39)
Toxic layering through three disciplinary lenses: childhood poisoning and street pesticide use in Cape Town, South Africa - Swartz A, Levine S, Rother HA, Langerman F.  Voir?

This article focuses on the devastating hidden perils of agricultural pesticides repurposed by informal sellers in urban South African townships to kill rats and other unwanted pests. Drawing on collaborative research techniques, we investigate the causal ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(29/10/2018 @ 10:20)
U-M researchers part of national effort to protect freshwater lakes from toxic algal blooms  Voir?

(University of Michigan) University of Michigan researchers are part of a new, federally funded effort to understand and prevent toxic algal blooms that plague portions of the Great Lakes and impact freshwater sources around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(29/10/2018 @ 04:00)
Drugs' side effects in lungs 'more widespread than thought'  Voir?

(University of Manchester) A systematic review of research has revealed that the toxic effects on the lung of drugs commonly taken to treat a range of common conditions is much more widespread than thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(29/10/2018 @ 04:00)
Smarter toxicity testing for novel nanomaterials  Voir?

EU-funded researchers are developing tools to analyse and predict the potential toxicity of nanomaterials, addressing scientific, environmental and public health concerns about exposure to these novel tiny particles found in cosmetics and other products. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)

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(29/10/2018 @ 00:00)
Are bioplastics really as eco-friendly as they're touted to be?  Voir?

(Natural News) Approximately 165 million tons of petroleum-based plastic now pollute the ocean. Another nine million tons of plastic are added to the seas each year. Only nine percent of plastic is recycled. It takes at least 500 years for traditional plastic to decompose, as toxic chemicals break down and leach into the environment. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/10/2018 @ 12:04)
Air pollution is the new tobacco and is killing seven million people a year  Voir?

More than 90 per cent of the world's population suffers toxic air pollution which is having a dangerous effect on the health of people, especially children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(28/10/2018 @ 02:14)
Toxic Masculinity And What We Can Do To Stop It  Voir?

Interview with Niobe Way Professor of Developmental Psychology at NYU about her research with young boys and what she finds they want and need most and how it ultimately effects our culture. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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(27/10/2018 @ 19:59)
Cardiomyocytes  Voir?

Pure, Potent and Research ReadyWe are recognized for our growing catalog of human primary and stem cells.These include hMSC DerivedCardiomyocytes.Human Cardiomyocytes stained with Cardiac Tryponin T (green) and counter stained with DAPI (blue).These cells are optimized to provide additional options for in-vitro testing of drug to drug candidate toxicities allowing researchers to rule out the ineffective and potentially toxic small molecules/compounds early in the process. (Source: Neuromics)

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(27/10/2018 @ 19:11)
Toxicology of marijuana, synthetic cannabinoids, and cannabidiol in dogs and cats - Brutlag A, Hommerding H.  Voir?

Pet exposure to marijuana-containing products-both recreational and medicinal-along with exposure to extracts such as cannabidiol is increasing in conjunction with greater accessibility. Cannabis products are even sold for use in pets. In addition, exposur... (Source: SafetyLit)
(27/10/2018 @ 11:02)
RTOG 1016: Cisplatin Still Standard for HPV-Related Oral Cancer RTOG 1016: Cisplatin Still Standard for HPV-Related Oral Cancer  Voir?

Cisplatin plus radiation therapy was superior to cetuximab/radiation therapy for all endpoints, but toxicity burden is much higherMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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(26/10/2018 @ 20:12)
Our Broken Healthcare System: How Scared Should We Be?  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Toxic political atmosphere, entrenched status quo discourage serious discussion (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
(26/10/2018 @ 20:00)
Fluoridated water or pus-laden, antibiotic-laced milk? Nanny State of California's new law limits kid's choices on all restaurant menus  Voir?

(Natural News) Just like Hitler said, it’s for the “greater good.” The Orwellian State of California is not done filling your children with hazardous chemicals, now that kids cannot attend school without getting injected with 50 toxic vaccines before age 7, because now your family cannot go out to eat at a restaurant without your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(26/10/2018 @ 11:33)
More than 2,000 GP practices in areas that ‘exceed safe pollution limits', study finds  Voir?

Hundreds of thousands of patients are breathing in toxic air when they visit hospitals and GP practices across the UK, according to a new study.  In total, one in three (2,164) GP practices in England and 54 GP practices in Wales are in areas that‘exceed safe pollution limits’ set by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)

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(26/10/2018 @ 11:20)
Woman, 29, who suffered burns to 90 PER CENT of her skin after an allergic reaction to penicillin  Voir?

Camille Lagier, from Avignon in the south of France, was left with the extreme burns because of a condition called toxic epidermal necrolysis, which is thought to only affect one in a million. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(26/10/2018 @ 10:44)
OU professors to lead global research on bluegreen algae in freshwaters  Voir?

(University of Oklahoma) University of Oklahoma professors, Karl D. Hambright and Lee R. Krumholz, will lead a global research team to study one of the most common environmental problems -- freshwater toxic cyanobacteria (bluegreen algae) blooms, which threaten freshwater lakes and pose substantial health risks to humans, pets, livestock and wildlife. The group will address the fundamental interactions between cyanobacteria and other bacteria co-occurring with the blooms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(26/10/2018 @ 05:00)
Glutathione is your body's premier antioxidant and detoxifier  Voir?

(Natural News) The combination of our modern nutrient-depleted diet, a lack of exercise, high levels of obesity and low levels of a vital enzyme known as glutathione have combined to create a toxic environment perfect for the development of the many lifestyle diseases plaguing humanity today. Over 125 million Americans have at least one chronic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(25/10/2018 @ 22:19)
' But I'm a Man'; Tiny Tactic for Toxicity; Sex after Mastectomy  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
(25/10/2018 @ 17:35)
Do neonicotinoids inhibit the development of anti-predatory behaviors in wood frogs?  Voir?

(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) Wood frogs are a bit more sluggish when exposed to neonicotinoids. This small behavioral change could have an impact on wood frog populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(25/10/2018 @ 05:00)
Garlic and bitter kola found to be effective at treating respiratory infections  Voir?

(Natural News) A combination of bitter kola (Garcinia kola) and garlic (Allium sativum) extracts may contain antimicrobial properties, according to researchers from the University of Nigeria. The study, which as published in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology, was conducted to investigate the effects of the plants’ extracts on known respiratory pathogens when... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(25/10/2018 @ 03:36)
U.S. Asbestos Imports Surge in August, Report Finds  Voir?

The amount of raw chrysotile asbestos imported into the United States increased significantly between July and August, according to a recent analysis from the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and the Environmental Working Group. The U.S. International Trade Commission and Department of Commerce provided the two advocacy organizations the data for their report. According to the investigation, the U.S. imported 272 metric tons (approximately 600,000 pounds) of asbestos in August — an increase of nearly 2,000 percent from the 13 metric tons in July. EWG and ADAO on Tuesday attributed the alarming spike to the government's recent actions regarding the import and use of asbestos, a toxic mineral linked to deadly diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. Each year, asbestos ex...

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(24/10/2018 @ 21:44)
Recent lawsuit says the chemical cocktail comprising Roundup is more toxic than just glyphosate on its own  Voir?

(Natural News) Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s leading herbicide, Roundup, has been heavily criticized for its toxic effects on humans and the environment. Now, it turns out that glyphosate isn’t the only thing that makes Roundup dangerous. While glyphosate can be a problem in and of itself, when combined with the “inactive” ingredients in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(24/10/2018 @ 21:42)
The Invisible, Hungry Hand  Voir?

A worker on a farm in Kiambu district, central Kenya, that produces tea for export. Nearly 80 percent of rural farmers in developing countries earn less than USD1.25 per day. Credit: Charles Wachira/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 2018 (IPS)The very people who help put food on our tables often face numerous human rights violations, forcing them go to bed hungry.In an annual report set to be presented to governments at the United Nations this week, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Hilal Elver found that agricultural workers worldwide continue to face barriers in their right to food including dangerous work conditions and the lack of employment protections.“[Agricultural workers] are a major element of our reaching available food but they are among the world's hu...

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Africa:Lead Exposure Is Poisoning the Future of Our Children  Voir?

[UNEP] As Miremba enters her classroom in the morning, little does she know that the walls of the one place that should help her secure a better future are, in fact, poisoning it. As she playfully chips the hallway paint before going into class, she exposes herself, and her fellow schoolmates, to the irreversible toxic effects of lead. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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(24/10/2018 @ 14:08)
Many deaths occur from the flu AFTER getting the flu shot – the untold vaccine truth revealed  Voir?

(Natural News) Vaccine hysteria is getting worse by the day. Even though flu vaccines contain known neurotoxins, including mercury and potassium chloride, millions of Americans are brainwashed by the television and think getting the toxic jab somehow keeps them safe from viruses. The craziest part is that many people die shortly after getting the flu... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(24/10/2018 @ 11:11)
Medical Bills'Toxic' for Some Breast Cancer Patients  Voir?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 -- Many women living with advanced breast cancer face significant financial strains -- from paying for their care to simply covering monthly bills, a new survey finds. Researchers found that of the more than 1,000 women... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(24/10/2018 @ 10:10)
Medical Bills 'Toxic' for Some Breast Cancer Patients  Voir?

Title: Medical Bills 'Toxic' for Some Breast Cancer PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/24/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
(24/10/2018 @ 08:00)
The leaves of the arrowleaf dock prove useful in treating liver fibrosis  Voir?

(Natural News) Confronted by the threat of liver fibrosis, Pakistani researchers looked for antioxidant treatments that could amend part of the damage to the liver. They reported that the leaves of the arrowleaf dock (Rumex hastatus) contain compounds that could prevent the onset of the serious condition. Liver fibrosis ensues when the organs sustain damage from toxic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(24/10/2018 @ 02:57)
Medical Bills 'Toxic' for Some Breast Cancer Patients  Voir?

(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
(24/10/2018 @ 01:00)
Medical News Today: How does gasoline exposure affect a person's health?  Voir?

Gasoline and gasoline vapors are toxic and can seriously damage a person's health. Learn about the health effects of gasoline inhalation, ingestion, and skin exposure here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(23/10/2018 @ 18:00)
Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?  Voir?

In a study, those who ate more organic produce, dairy, meat and other products had 25 percent fewer cancer diagnoses over all, especially lymphoma and breast cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
(23/10/2018 @ 14:55)
Did post-Soviet Russians drink themselves to death?  Voir?

By Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame SundaramMOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 2018 (IPS)Although initially obscured by The Economist, among others, the sudden and unprecedented increase in Russian adult male mortality during 1992-1994 is no longer denied. Instead, the debate is now over why?Having advocated ‘shock therapy', a ‘big bang', ‘sudden' or rapid post-Soviet transition, Jeffrey Sachs and others have claimed that the sudden collapse in Russian adult male life expectancy was due to a sudden increase in alcohol consumption, playing into popular foreign images of vodka-binging Russian men. In Russia, vodka is a killer. Credit: Pavol Stracansky/IPSIn fact, the transition to the market economy and democracy in Eastern Europe and former Soviet republics dramatically reduced life e...

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(23/10/2018 @ 14:42)
Africa:Cancer Causing Toxicants Found in a Tributary of South Africa's Second Largest River  Voir?

[The Conversation Africa] A new study has established that sharptooth catfish found in the Klip River which feeds into the Vaal River, South Africa's second largest river, contains banned pesticides which can cause cancer when consumed by humans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
(23/10/2018 @ 07:34)
Managing the Toxic Chemical Release that Occurs During a Crush Injury  Voir?

You're called to the scene of a large structure that collapsed from an accident during demolition. Upon arrival, you're informed there are multiple casualties in the house, and fire and rescue crews are extricating patients as safely and quickly as possible. You're notified of a patient trapped with a large metal beam resting on his left femur. Fire and rescue crews are carefully stabilizing the surrounding support structures and estimate extrication of the patient to be prolonged. The patient is alert, able to talk to rescue crew members, and reports no other complaints outside of his severe left leg pain. You prepare for his extraction by considering any potential orthopedic trauma to the patient's left leg, as well as how to manage his crush injury and the associated toxin relea...

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(22/10/2018 @ 23:27)
New computer models show that more than 100 million people in India are affected by excess fluoride in groundwater  Voir?

(Natural News) Good, clean, pure drinking water from deep within the Earth – that's what over 100 million people in India think they're getting from their underground wells. Instead, what they're drinking is toxic water contaminated with excessive amounts of fluoride. Computer model research conducted by scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/10/2018 @ 22:42)
Study finds that common verbena treats convulsions better than conventional drugs  Voir?

(Natural News) The sudden, unprovoked seizures experienced by epileptic patients can put them in situations that endanger their well-being. To prevent seizures, epileptic patients are prescribed with anticonvulsant drugs. Unfortunately, these drugs are associated with adverse side effects like toxicity and congenital mutations. Natural products are now being studied for their potential in treating convulsions.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/10/2018 @ 22:33)
Researchers discover drug that could combat brain cell death in those with Alzheimer 's disease  Voir?

This study was funded by the Turken Research Award and departmental recruitment funds to Jiang; as well as grants from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy and Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Eisenberg. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
(22/10/2018 @ 17:32)
Multi-organ system injury from inhalant abuse - Dingle HE, Williams SR.  Voir?

We present an illustrative case of a 24-year old male who developed cardiovascular and multi-organ system toxicity after inhaling a keyboard dust cleaner containing a halogenated hydrocarbon. In the field, the patient demonstrated neurotoxic effects in add... (Source: SafetyLit)
(22/10/2018 @ 17:05)
Tox Town Redesign  Voir?

Tox Town, which provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where toxic chemical exposure might occur, has some new design features and content organization. Due to low usage, the Website no longer contains Spanish language materials.  For more information, please see the NLM Technical Bulletin. (Source: MCR News)

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(22/10/2018 @ 16:26)
Canada Announces Asbestos Ban with Exemptions  Voir?

The Canadian government released the final draft last week of its much-anticipated ban on asbestos, making it illegal to import, manufacture, sell, trade or use products made with the toxic mineral. The ban, which goes into effect Dec. 30, 2018, contains exemptions that still allow its use in the chlor-alkali industry, the military, nuclear facilities and for magnesium extraction from asbestos mining residue. It will be known as The Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations. Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna touted the tough new regulations during the announcement, but critics still condemned the exemptions. They believe the ban is not strong enough and allows too many loopholes. “I would give them credit for finally moving to ban asbestos, but ...

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(22/10/2018 @ 15:09)
Canada Announces Ban of Asbestos, But with Exemptions  Voir?

The Canadian government released the final draft last week of its much-anticipated ban on asbestos, making it illegal to import, manufacture, sell, trade or use products made with the toxic mineral. The ban, which goes into effect Dec. 30, 2018, contains exemptions that still allow its use in the chlor-alkali industry, the military, nuclear facilities and for magnesium extraction from asbestos mining residue. It will be known as The Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations. Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna touted the tough new regulations during the announcement, but critics still condemned the exemptions. They believe the ban is not strong enough and allows too many loopholes. “I would give them credit for finally moving to ban asbestos, but ...

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Acute poisonings in Croatia: differences in epidemiology, associated comorbidities and final outcomes - a single-centre 15-year follow-up - Klobu čar I, Potočnjak I, Dumancic J, Stemberger K, Čupić M, Kokotović T, Kucijan Z, Degoricija V.  Voir?

PURPOSE: To determine the demographic and social characteristics of acutely intoxicated patients in the emergency department (ED), intention of drug/chemical intake, main toxic agents, outcomes and time trends for all variables. METHODS: This prosp... (Source: SafetyLit)
(22/10/2018 @ 07:38)
Switching From Tenofovir in HIV Patients With Renal Toxicity Switching From Tenofovir in HIV Patients With Renal Toxicity  Voir?

Might a treatment switch help reverse the nephrotoxic effects associated with tenofovir use?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(22/10/2018 @ 05:15)
Novel PI3K inhibitor for Breast Cancer: Success at Last? Novel PI3K inhibitor for Breast Cancer: Success at Last?  Voir?

A novel and highly selective PI3K inhibitor for breast cancer may succeed where two other similar but unselective drugs failed because of toxicity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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(21/10/2018 @ 17:08)
More toxic than fluorine, deadly MERCURY secretly invades and damages your body and brain  Voir?

(Natural News) Everybody knows, thanks to hundreds of reports, that there are tiny amounts of mercury in fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna. For every two pounds of fish, you’ll find about .04 milligrams, or 40 micrograms, of mercury. Doesn’t sound like much to worry about though, huh? Still, there are lots of warnings... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(21/10/2018 @ 10:35)
Ditch those toxic synthetic insecticides... Try citrus essential oil instead  Voir?

(Natural News) Time to ditch those toxic, cancer-causing chemical insecticides and use natural ones instead. Researchers continue to search for natural pesticides that won’t harm human and environmental health. In a study published in the journal Crop Protection, it was found that citrus essential oil can be used to control pests like vineyard mealybugs. Mealybugs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(21/10/2018 @ 07:01)
The toxic "victimology" of leftist "inclusiveness" and identity politics – watch at REAL.video  Voir?

(Natural News) One of the great ironies of leftist politics is the idea that by separating everyone into special groups based on their skin color, religion, ethnic background, or sexual orientation, “inclusiveness” and “equality” for everyone will somehow be the outcome. During a recent episode of his Health Ranger Report program, available at REAL.video, Mike... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(20/10/2018 @ 11:07)
How to fix the 'boys' club' in interventional radiology  Voir?

Is interventional radiology a "boys' club" dominated by men? That's the suggestion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Interventional radiology used for Melania Trump procedure SIR touts interventional radiology on Capitol Hill SIR studies show breadth of interventional radiology SIR appoints new president, names new council members SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment optionComments: 10/17/2018 7:11:53 PMHospital-Rad Again appears like exaggeration to me. Nobody denies that there may be bias against female physicians in some setting but statement like this are BS:    Almost half of female interventional radiologists experience workplace sexual harassment,   Half is a lot to me.  Anyway, in the last 20 years OB-Gyn has changed from a boys...

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(19/10/2018 @ 17:50)
NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2018, Tox Town Redesign  Voir?

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce a new design for the Tox Town Website (see Figure 1), which provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where toxic chemical exposure might occur. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)

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(19/10/2018 @ 15:17)
Gender Differences in Chemo Side Effects Gender Differences in Chemo Side Effects  Voir?

Although outcomes and rates overall toxicity of esophagogastric cancer chemotherapy are similar for men and women, rates of nausea, diarrhea, and hair loss are higher in women, warn UK scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(19/10/2018 @ 15:01)
Report: Crew of Iranian cargo ship poisoned, 3 seamen die  Voir?

Iran's state news agency: 3 seamen die of unspecified toxic substance that poisoned 11 crew of cargo ship (Source: ABC News: Health)
(19/10/2018 @ 13:02)
New drug could sustain oxygen-starved hearts  Voir?

(University of California - San Francisco) In new studies conducted at UC San Francisco, a novel oxygen-delivery therapeutic restored the function of oxygen-starved heart tissue in an animal model of global hypoxia. Unlike its experimental predecessors, the new drug does not appear to cause systemic side effects or overcorrect with excessive blood oxygenation, which can itself be toxic. Instead, the new drug delivers its precious oxygen cargo only to the tissues that need it most. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(19/10/2018 @ 05:00)
HER2+ early breast cancers where shorter-course trastuzumab could be an option  Voir?

(European Society for Medical Oncology) Women with HER2-positive early breast cancer with small tumours have similar disease-free survival and lower risk of cardiac toxicity with a nine-week course of adjuvant trastuzumab compared to those treated for one year, according to a subgroup analysis of the Short-HER trial reported at ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(19/10/2018 @ 05:00)
The Black Box in Cancer: Dealing With the Unthinkable  Voir?

In his latest blog, Craig Hildreth explores the terror of the black box warning and how the fear of toxicities affects his patients —and his staff. (Source: CancerNetwork)

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(19/10/2018 @ 00:04)
Early-career scientist wins PETA International Science Consortium Award  Voir?

(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)) The results are in for the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd.'s contest to fund an early-career scientist to attend the four-day in vitro toxicology conference, ESTIV2018. The winner, Kristin Bircsak, a toxicologist working for the organ-on-a-chip company, MIMETAS, stood out amongst a number of highly qualified applicants from around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(18/10/2018 @ 05:00)
Coal plants in Pennsylvania are dumping toxic pollution in rivers under expired permits  Voir?

(Natural News) Pennsylvania is defined by its winding rivers and lovely lakes. But the beauty and health of those vital waters are threatened by pollution discharge from local coal plants that haven’t renewed their permits in years, according to a Sierra Club article. There are 20 coal-fired power plants operating in the state. In addition... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(18/10/2018 @ 03:23)
Not Just For Cows Anymore: New Cottonseed Is Safe For People To Eat  Voir?

Cottonseed is full of protein but toxic to humans and most animals. The USDA has approved a genetically engineered cotton with edible seeds. They could eventually feed chickens, fish — or even people.(Image credit: Courtesy of Lacey Roberts/Texas A&M University) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
(17/10/2018 @ 21:38)
When cancer strikes the young, infertility can result; now states act to help  Voir?

Treatment for cancer and other serious conditions involves toxic chemotherapy drugs, radiation and surgery that can cause infertility in women and men. (Source: ABC News: Health)
(17/10/2018 @ 18:57)
National Library of Medicine Launches Redesigned Tox Town Website  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.   (Source: NLM General Announcements)

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(17/10/2018 @ 16:09)
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear $1.15B Lead Paint Appeal From Companies  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 15 refused to hear a consolidated appeal filed by two companies that contend that a $1.15 billion award to the state of California in its lawsuit contending that the presence of lead-based paint in buildings constitutes a public nuisance is a violation of due process (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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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
Source: Judge Has Not Ordered A New Trial In $289.25M Monsanto Glyphosate Case  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A spokeswoman for the California state court judge presiding over the case of a cancer victim who won $289,254,882.32 in damages against Monsanto Co. related to exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, on Oct. 11 said that contrary to published reports, the judge has not granted the company's motion for a new trial (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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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
Monsanto, Cancer Victim File Proposed Orders On Possible New Glyphosate Trial  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - The Monsanto Co. and the cancer victim who won $289,254,882.32 in damages against it related to exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, on Oct. 12 filed proposed orders in California state court arguing their respective positions regarding whether the judge in the case should order a new trial (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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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
Monsanto Not Entitled To New Trial, Says Man Who Won $289.25M Glyphosate Award  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - The man who won a $289,254,882.32 jury award against Monsanto Co. for damages from repeated exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, on Oct. 1 filed two briefs in California state court, arguing that there was sufficient evidence to support the verdict and that the trial court has already rejected Monsanto's arguments for a new trial with regard to 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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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
Parties Debate Expedited Trial In Couple's Glyphosate Cancer Case Against Monsanto  Voir?

OAKLAND, Calif. - A California state court judge, following arguments on Oct. 9, has set a hearing for November to consider more testimony regarding whether a couple who contends that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto Co.'s herbicide Roundup, has caused them both to develop cancer should be granted an expedited trial due to their deteriorating health, the couple's attorney said (Alva Pilliod v. Monsanto Company, No. RG17862702, Calif. Super., Alameda Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
City, Mayor Of Flint Seek Rehearing En Banc Of 6th Circuit's Whistleblower Ruling  Voir?

CINCINNATI - The city of Flint, Mich., and its mayor, Karen Weaver, on Oct. 4 filed a petition for rehearing en banc with the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, seeking review of the split decision handed down by a panel, which ruled that a woman who 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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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
Judge: Lago Agrio Attorney Has Until Oct. 31 To Refute Sanctions Motion Against Him  Voir?

NEW YORK - A federal judge on Oct. 9 ordered the attorney who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. in a court in Ecuador for injuries, only to have it reversed, to respond by the end of the month with regard to a motion for sanctions and possible imprisonment that was filed against him by Chevron. The attorney, who says he is responding to the motion pro se, had requested an extension to Nov. 21 (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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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
Flint Water Case Should Be Amended To Include Bodily Integrity Claim, Class Says  Voir?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The class of Flint, Mich., residents who sued numerous city and state agencies along with an engineering firm on Oct. 5 filed a brief in Michigan federal court, contending that it should be allowed to amend its complaint in light of a district court order that partially granted and partially denied the defendants' motion to dismiss the case, so that the class can assert a bodily integrity claim against the governor (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
City Of Dayton Sues Makers Of Firefighting Foam Alleging Groundwater Contamination  Voir?

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The city of Dayton, Ohio, on Oct. 3 sued the makers of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), a chemical used in firefighting operations, in Ohio federal court seeking damages pertaining to the contamination of its public drinking water with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and/or perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) (City of Dayton v. 3M Company, et al., No. 18-331, S.D. Ohio). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
Special Master Calls For 6 Percent Holdback For Some Attorneys  Voir?

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on Oct. 3 approved a recommendation and report in the multidistrict litigation against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. for alleged injuries connected to exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (known as C8), which calls for a 6 percent holdback for all work performed and yet to be performed by the common benefit attorneys in the case (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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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
Companies: Stay Of Aqueous Film Cases Needed Pending Ruling By JPMDL  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 Oct. 10 filed a brief in Massachusetts federal court contending that the consolidated proceeding against them should be stayed pending a decision by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) regarding the transfer of the cases to a multidistrict litigation court (Christine Civitarese, et al. v. The 3M Company, et al., No. 18-10747; Town of Barnstable v. The 3M Company, et al., No. 16-cv-12351; County of Barnstable, Massachusetts v. The 3M Company, et al., No. 17-cv-40002; City of Westfield, Massachusetts v. The 3M Company, et al., No. 18-cv-30027, D. Mass.). (Source: LexisNexisÂŽ Mealey's™...

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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
Panel: Private Monitoring In Groundwater Case Is Valid; Health Assessment Is Not  Voir?

PHILADELPHIA - A panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 2 partially affirmed and partially vacated a district court's dismissal of groundwater contamination complaints against the U.S. Department of the Navy, concluding that private party medical monitoring claims are valid, but that an order mandating a health assessment was a challenge to federal law (Kristen Giovanni, et al. v. United States Department of the Navy, No. 17-2473, 3rd Cir.; and Dorothy Palmer, et al. v. U.S. Department of the Navy, No. 17-3196, 3rd Cir. [consolidated], 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 27891). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
4th Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc Of Groundwater Case Against Electric Company  Voir?

RICHMOND, Va. - The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 10 denied an environmental group's petition for rehearing en banc in a groundwater contamination case where a Fourth Circuit panel previously determined that an electric utility company had not violated the conditions of its discharge permit (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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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
Judge Dismisses Inmate's Lead Exposure Case, Says No Evidence Was Presented  Voir?

GREENBELT, Md. - A federal judge in Maryland on Oct. 1 dismissed a lead-contamination lawsuit filed by an inmate against the correctional facility where he is incarcerated, ruling that the man provided no legitimate evidence to support his claim that the water there was tainted (Morteames James v. Thomas Wolfe, et al., No. GJH-17-3627, D. Md., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 168949). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
Judge: White Lead Carbonate Is Fungible; Plaintiffs' Parental Immunity Claim Fails  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - A federal judge in Wisconsin on Oct. 9 denied plaintiffs' motions for summary judgment on parental immunity and dismissal of the defendants' affirmative defenses in their consolidated lawsuits against the former makers of lead-based paint but ruled that white lead carbonate (WLC) is fungible (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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Carbon Monoxide Victims Say Wrongful Death, Injury Case Belongs In Delaware  Voir?

WILMINGTON, Del. - Tenants of an apartment complex who have filed lawsuits against the owner of their building in relation to deaths and injuries from exposure to carbon monoxide filed a brief in Delaware state court Oct. 5 contending that they have sufficiently stated their claims and established jurisdiction in Delaware (Samantha A. Dunfee, et al. v. KGL Holdings Riverfront LLC, No. N16C-04-108, Del. Super.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
Panel: Attorneys Not Entitled To Bonuses For Working On Nuclear Pollution Case  Voir?

DENVER - A panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 11 ruled that a group of attorneys who worked on a nuclear pollution lawsuit were not entitled to bonuses because they could not satisfy precedent that requires them to show that they had suffered an injury that would be described as "an invasion of a legally protected interest" (Louise M. Roselle, et al. v. Berger& Montague P.C., No. 17-1328, 10th Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 28627). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
Parties Debate Duty And Foreseeability Of Fracking Injury Before 10th Circuit  Voir?

DENVER - The attorney for two men who were injured by the explosion of a lithium battery related to a hydraulic fracturing operation and the attorney representing the companies that operated the well debated the issue of duty and foreseeability of the risk of harm before a panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 24 (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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(17/10/2018 @ 01:35)
Good for the lungs, too: Resveratrol found to reduce pulmonary toxicity  Voir?

(Natural News) A natural substance-turned-supplement can help protect your lungs from toxic nanoparticles generated by industrial air pollution. Taiwanese researchers reported that resveratrol can reduce the toxic effect of carbon black nanoparticles (CBNPs) on the lungs. Nanoparticles are tiny particles that are measured in terms of nanometers. Synthetic ones are used in all kinds of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(16/10/2018 @ 19:40)
Certain Sudanese medicinal plants can remove heavy metals from water  Voir?

(Natural News) Toxic heavy metals are growing more common in bodies of water, including those that serve as important sources of drinking water. To remedy this problem, Sudanese researchers investigated a trio of local medicinal plants used as water purifiers. They reported that the extracts of moringa (Moringa oleifera), bulrush (Typha latifolia) and Egyptian lemongrass... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(16/10/2018 @ 19:38)
CHF in Pregnancy Up for Cancer Survivors With Cardiac Toxicity  Voir?

Incidence of congestive heart failure 31 percent among women with a history of cardiotoxicity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
(16/10/2018 @ 18:00)
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)
(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)
(15/10/2018 @ 12:44)
Histopathological profile in fatal yellow phosphorous poisoning - Das S, Reddy UVUV, Hamide A, Badhe B, Ravichandran M, Murthy AS.  Voir?

This study is an autopsy-based observational study w... (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)

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(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)
(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)
(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)
(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)
(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)

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(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)
(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)
NTP Update - October 2018 now available  Voir?

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
(04/10/2018 @ 17:00)
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)
CLARITY-BPA Core Study and Grantee Data now available  Voir?

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
(28/09/2018 @ 17:00)
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)

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(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)
(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)
(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)
(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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(19/09/2018 @ 05:00)
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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(19/09/2018 @ 03:35)
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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(19/09/2018 @ 03:35)
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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(19/09/2018 @ 03:35)
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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(19/09/2018 @ 03:35)
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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(19/09/2018 @ 03:35)
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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(19/09/2018 @ 03:35)
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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(19/09/2018 @ 03:35)
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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(19/09/2018 @ 03:35)
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)
(19/09/2018 @ 03:35)
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)

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(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)
(18/09/2018 @ 08:36)
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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(17/09/2018 @ 18:35)
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)

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(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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(17/09/2018 @ 07:05)
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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(16/09/2018 @ 09:30)
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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(15/09/2018 @ 22:09)
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)

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(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)
(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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(12/09/2018 @ 17:54)
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)

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(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)
(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)

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(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)
(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)

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(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)
(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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(07/09/2018 @ 16:12)
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)
(07/09/2018 @ 07:38)
Telomere shortening associated with increased levels of oxidative stress in sulfur mustard-exposed Iranian veterans - Behravan E, Moallem SA, Kalalinia F, Ahmadimanesh M, Blain P, Jowsey P, Khateri S, Forghanifard MM, BalaliMood M.  Voir?

In this study, lym... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(07/09/2018 @ 07:38)
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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(06/09/2018 @ 01:23)
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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(06/09/2018 @ 01:23)
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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(06/09/2018 @ 01:23)
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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(06/09/2018 @ 01:23)
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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(06/09/2018 @ 01:23)
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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(06/09/2018 @ 01:23)
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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(06/09/2018 @ 01:23)
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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(06/09/2018 @ 01:23)
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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(06/09/2018 @ 01:23)
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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(06/09/2018 @ 01:23)
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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(06/09/2018 @ 01:23)
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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(05/09/2018 @ 20:59)
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)
(01/09/2018 @ 06:00)
Low-dose versus high-dose colistin: cost saving, less toxicity  Voir?

(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
(01/09/2018 @ 01:00)
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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(30/08/2018 @ 15:15)
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)

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(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)
(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)
(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: '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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)
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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)
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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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