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The ocean's filter feeders threatened by microplastics: Whales, sharks and rays are dying from obstructions, toxins  Voir?

(Natural News) Plastics have long been known to pose a threat to sea life. But now tiny bits of toxic microplastics are threatening to choke and poison many of the ocean’s gentlest giants, warned articles in EcoWatch and The Guardian. Published in the Trends in Ecology and Evolution journal, a new study took a look at the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Cracking the connection between pediatric obesity and cancer  Voir?

Obesity and cancer risk have a mysterious relationship, with obesity increasing the risk for 13 types of cancer. For some cancers — including pediatric cancers — obesity affects survival rates, which are lower for people who are obese.With an increasing population of overweight and obese children in the United States, researchers and physicians are racing to understand this connection – and what to do about it.Dr.Steven Mittelman, chief of pediatric endocrinology atUCLA Mattel Children 's Hospital, is among those looking for clues to improve children 's survival and recovery from cancer. But unlike most other researchers, Mittelman explores the connection from the perspective of the fat cell, not the cancer cell; he's trying to understand the environment in the body that fat it...

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(21/02/2018 @ 01:08)
Judge Affirms Denial Of Resident's Intervention Request In Contamination Suit  Voir?

HAMMOND, Ind. - A federal judge in Indiana on Feb. 9 upheld a magistrate judge's ruling denying a motion to intervene filed by nearby residents of a Superfund site, holding that the request, which came two years after a settlement was reached between companies and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was untimely (United States of America v. Atlantic Richfield Co., et al., No. 14-cv-312, N.D. Ind., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21524). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Groups: Review Of EPA Permit For Dumping Fracking Waste In Gulf Of Mexico Needed  Voir?

NEW ORLEANS - The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and two other environmental advocacy groups on Feb. 13 filed a petition in the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals contending that the Circuit Court should review an Environmental Protection Agency permit that allows oil companies to discharge toxins into the Gulf of Mexico, which the CBD argues puts coastal communities at risk (Center for Biological Diversity, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al., No. N/A, 5th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Plaintiffs' Attempt To Lift Discovery Stay 'Improper,' Company Argues  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Pacific Gas& Electric Co. (PGE) filed a brief in California federal court on Jan. 25 arguing that the plaintiffs, who allege that the company's manufactured gas plant (MGP) has contaminated local groundwater, made an "improper" motion for an order confirming the lack of any stay of discovery in the action or, alternatively, an order lifting the stay (San Francisco Herring Association, et al. v. Pacific Gas& Electric Company, No. 14-04393, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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City Sues Chemical Companies For Damages To Groundwater From Fire-Fighting Foam  Voir?

BOSTON - The city of Westfield, Mass., on Feb. 14 filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts federal court against 3M Co. and other chemical companies, seeking to recover costs associated with soil and groundwater cleanup due to contamination from the defendants' manufacture and use of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) (City of Westfield, Massachusetts v. 3M, et al., No. 18-30027, D. Mass.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Winemaker Agrees To Pay $330,000 For Deadly Ammonia Leak  Voir?

FRESNO, Calif. - Gibson Wine Co. on Jan. 29 entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in which it said it would pay a $330,000 civil penalty and spend $300,000 to make improvements to its facility following a deadly leak of anhydrous ammonia at its Sanger, Calif., site (United States of America v. Gibson Wine Co., No. 15-cv-1900, E.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Chemical Injury Case Barred By Workers' Compensation Law, Companies Say  Voir?

LANCASTER, Pa. - Armstrong World Industries Inc. and a German chemical company on Feb. 8 filed a joint brief in Pennsylvania state court contending that the third amended complaint filed by a former employee who says he was injured from exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE) and methylene chloride (MC) should be dismissed because the claims are barred by the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act (WCA) (Jose Rivera v. Armstrong World Industries Inc., et al., No. CI-15-06542, Pa. Comm. Pls., Lancaster Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Judge: MDL Court Applied 'Incorrect' Legal Standard; MTBE Negligence Claim Valid  Voir?

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Feb. 8 granted a motion for reconsideration filed by the Orange County Water District (OCWD) in its methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) groundwater contamination lawsuit against various gasoline companies, ruling that the multidistrict litigation court wrongly dismissed the OCWD's negligence causes of action by relying on "an incorrect legal standard" (Orange County Water District v. Unocal Corporation, et al., No. 03-1742, C.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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DuPont C8 Trial Judge Approves Payment Of More Than $1.78M To Claims Administrator  Voir?

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal judge in Ohio on Feb. 9 granted a motion by plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation brought against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. for alleged injuries connected to exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (known as C8), approving the interim disbursement of $1,787,500 to the claims administrator for services rendered (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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Plaintiffs In Lead Case Seek Sanctions, Say Defense Counsel Withheld Evidence  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - Three residents filed a brief in a Wisconsin federal court on Feb. 8 asking it to consider sanctions against the attorney of a company they sued for allegedly causing their injuries from exposure to lead-based paint, on grounds that the attorney withheld evidence concerning the successor-in-interest status of his client (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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California High Court Denies Review Of $1.15B Award In Lead Paint Lawsuit  Voir?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Supreme Court on Feb. 14 denied a petition for review filed by the former makers of lead-based paint who contended that the high court should hear their appeal because an appellate court "misstated and omitted material facts" when it found that there was "substantial evidence" that the companies promoted paints containing white lead pigments for interior residential use (The People v. ConAgra Grocery Products Company, et al., No. S246102, Calif. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Agency Seeks To Rescind Most Of 2016 Methane Waste Prevention Rule  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Feb. 13 announced its proposed changes to the 2016 Waste Prevention Rule, calling for the rescission of the majority of regulations on oil and gas operators who had been required to control the venting and flaring of methane produced by drilling activities. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Class, Defendants Debate Jurisdiction And Discovery In Flint Lead Water Case  Voir?

DETROIT - Engineering consultants named as defendants in the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., and the class of plaintiffs alleging that they have been injured by that water on Feb. 9 filed briefs debating whether the federal district court has jurisdiction to order certain discovery at the current stage 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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Whistleblower: Issues Remain About Protected Speech In Flint Water Crisis Case  Voir?

CINCINNATI - A woman who was formerly the administrator for the city of Flint, Mich., and then became a whistleblower after the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city on Feb. 14 filed a brief in the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals contending that a district court erred when it granted the city's motion for summary judgment because there are genuine disputes of material facts regarding her claims under state law, as well as the First Amendment (Natasha Henderson v. City of Flint, Mich., No. 17-2031, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Class Of Oil Platform, Processing Facility Workers Certified In Oil Spill Suit  Voir?

LOS ANGELES - A California federal judge on Feb. 9 certified one of two proposed subclasses, comprising oil platform and processing facility workers, in a lawsuit against the operators of a Santa Barbara, Calif., pipeline that leaked into the Pacific Ocean in May 2015, finding that common questions predominate (Keith Andrews, et al. v. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., et al., No. 15-4113, C.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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When Strategies Go Awry: Part 4 In A Series On Cognitive Biases And Their Impact  Voir?

By Laura A. Frase But Wait - I Remember It Differently: Cognitive Biases That Mess with Our Memories "'It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards' the Queen remarked." (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Study: Fracking Fluids Alter Mice At 'Environmentally Relevant' Exposure Levels  Voir?

AMHERST, Mass. - Researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of Missouri-Columbia on Feb. 7 released a hydraulic fracturing study that suggests that the mammary gland in female mice is sensitive to mixtures of chemicals used in fracking at exposure levels that are "environmentally relevant." The researchers conclude that "the impact of these findings on the long-term health of the mammary gland, including its lactational capacity and its risk of cancer, should be evaluated in future studies." (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Shell To Pay $10M To Reduce Excessive Emissions From Industrial Flares  Voir?

NEW ORLEANS - Shell Chemical LP on Feb. 12 entered into a consent decree in Louisiana federal court with the government and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) in which the company agreed to spend $10 million to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the use of four industrial flares at its Norco, La., facility (United States of America, et al. v. Shell Chemical LP, No. 18-cv-104, E.D. La.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Newly Emerging Drugs of Abuse and Their Detection Methods Newly Emerging Drugs of Abuse and Their Detection Methods  Voir?

The emergence of new illicit drugs poses a challenge for the toxicology lab. Review current methods for detection and identification of these recreational drugs in this article.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(20/02/2018 @ 06:14)
UA study: Brain liquefaction after stroke is toxic to surviving brain  Voir?

(University of Arizona Health Sciences) Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson suggest liquefied brain fluid may be one cause of dementia after stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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New safety data for the most commonly used drug to treat Chagas disease  Voir?

(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) The frequency of adverse reactions to benznidazole is high when treating chronic Chagas patients, although they were mostly mild effects, according to a study led by ISGlobal, in collaboration with the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. The results point to the need of finding drug combinations or dosages in order to maintain efficacy but decrease its toxicity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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Comparison of concentrations of drugs between blood samples with and without fluoride additive —important findings for Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol and amphetamine - Wiedfeld C, Krueger J, Skopp G, Musshoff F.  Voir?

Fluoride is a common stabilizing agent in forensic toxicology to avoid the frequent problem of degradation of drugs in blood samples especially described for cocaine. In cases only samples with addition of fluoride are available, it is a crucial questio... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Relative toxicity of benzodiazepines and hypnotics commonly used for self-poisoning: an epidemiological study of fatal toxicity and case fatality - Geulayov G, Ferrey A, Casey D, Wells C, Fuller A, Bankhead C, Gunnell D, Clements C, Kapur N, Ness J, Waters K, Hawton K.  Voir?

The relative toxicity of anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs commonly used for self-poisoning was assessed using data on suicides, prescriptions and non-fatal self-poisonings in England, 2005-2012. Data on suicide by self-poisoning were obtained from the Office ... (Source: SafetyLit)
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The psychohistory of child maltreatment among antebellum slaveholders: part II - Adams KA.  Voir?

In the psychohistory of the antebellum South, the extent of child abuse in slaveholder families is important for understanding how members of the southern elite were reared and the extent to which they were infected with the toxic residue of their elders' ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(19/02/2018 @ 18:03)
Toxic stress and protective factors in multi-ethnic school age children: a research protocol - Condon EM, Sadler LS, Mayes LC.  Voir?

Exposure to stressful environments in early childhood can cause a toxic stress response and lead to poor health outcomes, including obesity, cardiac disease, diabetes, and mental illness. In animals and maltreated children, the presence of a nurturing care... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Psychological risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder in workers after toxic chemical spill in Gumi, South Korea - Song JY, Jeong KS, Choi KS, Kim MG, Ahn YS.  Voir?

The extent and severity of the psychological effects following chemical release disasters have not been widely reported. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of hydrogen fluoride (HF)-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to ident... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Calcium may play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease  Voir?

Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson's disease. The international team, led by the University of Cambridge, found that calcium can mediate the interaction between small membranous structures inside nerve endings, which are important for neuronal signalling in the brain, and alpha-synuclein, the protein associated with Parkinson's disease. (Source: World Pharma News)

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Amazon charged with 4,000 counts of selling illegal pesticides  Voir?

(Natural News) Amazon.com, founded by Jeff Bezos — the current owner of the Washington Post — has been caught committing nearly 4,000 counts of selling illegal pesticides. The EPA spearheaded the investigation that revealed Amazon to be profiting from the sales of toxic, deadly substances that directly threaten the health of children. No criminal charges... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg clearly showing toxic effects of "chemo brain" ... unable to think clearly, takes LONG pauses during conversations  Voir?

(Natural News) No decent human being should get their kicks from taking pot shots at someone who has had to battle cancer, especially when the person in question is 84 years old. Nonetheless, when that person is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and is clearly exhibiting signs of cognitive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(17/02/2018 @ 23:29)
Preventing Alzheimer's: Scientists develop blood test capable of detecting toxic protein build up related to Alzheimer's disease  Voir?

(Natural News) Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a condition that typically occurs later in life. It has no known cure, so treating it is highly problematic. To make matters worse, detecting it is often difficult until it gets to the point of no return of sorts, where patients — as well as anyone related or affiliated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(17/02/2018 @ 22:21)
A 29-year analysis of acute peak salicylate concentrations in fatalities reported to United States poison centers - Warrick BJ, King A, Smolinske S, Thomas R, Aaron C.  Voir?

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The threshold salicylate concentration commonly recommended to initiate extracorporeal elimination, in the absence of significant end-organ toxicity, is 100  mg/dL. Unfortunately, the grade of evidence to support this decision is lo... (Source: SafetyLit)
(17/02/2018 @ 10:36)
Paraquat poisoning: case report of a survivor - Janeela MA, Oommen A, Misra AK, Ramya I.  Voir?

N, N'-dimethyl-4, 4'-bipyridinium dichloride (paraquat) is a widely used synthetic, nonselective contact herbicide. Ingestion of toxic doses of paraquat can be fatal with life-threatening effects on the lungs, gastrointestinal (GI) tract, kidney, liver, he... (Source: SafetyLit)
(17/02/2018 @ 10:36)
Pazopanib Improves PFS in Extensive-Disease SCLC, But Adds Toxicity  Voir?

Maintenance therapy with pazopanib significantly prolonged progression-free survival in patients with extensive-disease small-cell lung cancer, but with toxicity. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(16/02/2018 @ 19:07)
RT and Targeted Therapy or Checkpoint Blockade in Brain Mets RT and Targeted Therapy or Checkpoint Blockade in Brain Mets  Voir?

While more research is needed, most available studies find no relevant toxicity associated with the combination of radiotherapy and targeted therapy or immune checkpoint blockade for management of brain metastases.Annals of Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Walls, toxicity and explosions: How plant cells protect themselves from salinity in soil  Voir?

(Carnegie Institution for Science) Roots face many challenges in the soil in order to supply the plant with the necessary water and nutrients. New work shows that one of these challenges, salinity, can cause root cells to explode if the risk is not properly sensed. Salinity has deleterious effects on plant health and limits crop yields, because salt inhibits water uptake and can be toxic for plants. But plant biologists discovered a never-before-described effect that salt has on the plant cell wall. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(16/02/2018 @ 05:00)
Computers outperform lab rats in detecting toxic chemicals  Voir?

(SciCom - Making Sense of Science) UL, the science safety company, and Johns Hopkins University have embarked on joint research that has resulted in findings that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is superior in finding toxic substances to traditional animal testing. Beyond being more effective, UL's Cheminformatics REACHAcross ™ software computer processing can be performed in a matter of seconds and at a fraction of the cost to traditional testing methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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How integrative medicine eliminates the threat of cancer, without resorting to toxic treatments  Voir?

(Natural News) According to the National Cancer Institute, one out of two men and one out of three women in the United States will develop cancer in their lifetime. (In other words, about 40 percent of the adult population will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point). This statistic (alone) should serve as a wake-up... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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How to tell which plastics are safe to use for food and drinks (food grade)  Voir?

(Natural News) Are you sure your plastic container isn’t made out of toxic materials? A Modern Survival Blog article tackles how to identify food-safe types of plastics that can store your food and water without risk of leaching. First things first: Check the container for a Recycle symbol. A good place to start looking is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(15/02/2018 @ 21:10)
Inside One Couple 's Experimental Treatment to Battle Alzheimer's Disease  Voir?

JoAnn Wooding is staring intently at the clear liquid dripping from a dark brown IV bag into her husband Peter’s arm. “Please be the drug, please be the drug,” she says. Married for more than 50 years, the Woodings are among the more than 5 million Americans who are facing Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most devastating diagnoses today. But instead of accepting the slow descent into memory loss, confusion and dementia, Peter–who has the disease–could be among the first to successfully stop that decline from happening. Peter, 77, is one of the 2,700 people around the world who are expected to volunteer to test what researchers believe could be the first drug to halt Alzheimer’s. Two-thirds of the volunteers will receive the drug, and one-third will...

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Volatile chemical products emerging as largest petrochemical source of urban organic emissions  Voir?

A gap in emission inventories of urban volatile organic compound (VOC) sources, which contribute to regional ozone and aerosol burdens, has increased as transportation emissions in the United States and Europe have declined rapidly. A detailed mass balance demonstrates that the use of volatile chemical products (VCPs)—including pesticides, coatings, printing inks, adhesives, cleaning agents, and personal care products—now constitutes half of fossil fuel VOC emissions in industrialized cities. The high fraction of VCP emissions is consistent with observed urban outdoor and indoor air measurements. We show that human exposure to carbonaceous aerosols of fossil origin is transitioning away from transportation-related sources and toward VCPs. Existing U.S. regulations on VCPs empha...

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(15/02/2018 @ 00:00)
Top EPA Science Adviser Has History Of Questioning Pollution Research  Voir?

Michael Honeycutt, the top toxicologist for Texas, is the latest chair of the EPA's science advisory board. But some scientists warn his views align more with industry than with scientific consensus.(Image credit: David J. Phillip/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
(14/02/2018 @ 18:55)
' Unprecedented' 73% Response Rate With Combo in Untreated RCC'Unprecedented' 73% Response Rate With Combo in Untreated RCC  Voir?

The combination of an immunotherapy and a VEGF inhibitor for the initial treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma yielded groundbreaking results. And it is not intolerably toxic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(14/02/2018 @ 16:39)
New Guidelines for Treating Checkpoint Inhibitor Toxicities New Guidelines for Treating Checkpoint Inhibitor Toxicities  Voir?

ASCO and the NCCN have issued joint guidelines for treating toxicities associated with checkpoint inhibitor treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(14/02/2018 @ 15:58)
Only U.S. Cryotherapy Trial for Mesothelioma Finds Success  Voir?

Thoracic surgeon Dr. Shanda Blackmon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, believes there is a place for cryotherapy in the future multidisciplinary treatment of pleural mesothelioma. She wants to show it with this groundbreaking clinical trial. “We think [cryotherapy] could play an important role in treatment,” Blackmon told Asbestos.com. “So far, things look promising, but you can't say anything specific without more numbers. Right now, it's a little like telling a story.” Cryotherapy involves destroying cancer cells, or any abnormal tissues, by freezing them with controlled nitrogen vapors. It is often used for external tumors and applied directly with a spraying device. It also is used internally with a tube called a cryoprobe for several types of cancers and precance...

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(14/02/2018 @ 13:48)
Adolescence: How to Talk With Teenagers About Vaping  Voir?

It ' s often useful for parents to articulate high expectations in one breath and acknowledge the limits of their power in the next. (Source: NYT Health)
(14/02/2018 @ 11:00)
Medical News Today: Huntington's 'super assassin' molecule could kill cancer  Voir?

The gene that causes Huntington's disease is highly toxic to cancer cells, as revealed in tests on laboratory cells and mice with ovarian cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(13/02/2018 @ 15:00)
Light-activated cancer drugs without toxic side effects: fresh insight  Voir?

Future cancer drugs that are activated by light and don't cause the toxic side-effects of current chemotherapy treatments are closer to becoming a reality, thanks to new research made possible by the Monash Warwick Alliance, an intercontinental collaboration between the University of Warwick (UK) and Monash University (Australia). (Source: World Pharma News)

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(13/02/2018 @ 09:00)
Improved prediction of pesticide residues  Voir?

(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ) The use of pesticides can lead to a build-up of toxic and ecologically harmful residues in the soil. Until recently, it was not possible to ascertain in detail to which pesticides this applies and to what extent. Now, researchers from the UFZ and the Technical University of Denmark, have developed a model which allows the formation of potentially toxic residues to be more accurately predicted. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(13/02/2018 @ 05:00)
Light-activated cancer drugs without toxic side effects: Fresh insight  Voir?

(University of Warwick) Future cancer drugs that are activated by light and don't cause the toxic side-effects of current chemotherapy treatments are closer to becoming a reality, thanks to new research made possible by the Monash Warwick Alliance, an intercontinental collaboration between the University of Warwick (UK) and Monash University (Australia). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Scientific analysis of the health benefits of digestive pills made from black nightshade  Voir?

(Natural News) Research that was recently published in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) studied the production of a digestive pill that contains Solanum nigrum â€” commonly known as the black nightshade — as its primary ingredient. The paper, authored by Bimal Bibhuti from the Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology, and Sciences (SHUATS) in India, noted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(13/02/2018 @ 00:37)
Huntington's disease provides new cancer weapon  Voir?

(Northwestern University) Patients with Huntington's disease, a fatal genetic illness that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, have up to 80 percent less cancer than the general population. Scientists have discovered why Huntington's is so toxic to cancer cells and harnessed it for a novel approach to treat cancer, a new study reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(12/02/2018 @ 05:00)
Green leafy vegetables irrigated with wastewater may contain high levels of toxic heavy metals  Voir?

(Natural News) A study published in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology showed that irrigating agricultural fields and green leafy vegetables  with wastewater may result in potentially hazardous buildup of heavy metals including copper (Cu), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn), as well as nickel (Ni), chromium (Cr) and cadmium (Cd). “On the survey... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was on a "sedative-hypnotic" mind-altering psychiatric medication - autopsy report  Voir?

(Natural News) Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was taking mind-altering psychiatric medications at the time he carried out the Mandalay Bay mass shooting, reveal autopsy records obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Amounts of nordiazepam, oxazepam and temazepam, which are consistent with the anti-anxiety drug Valium, were found in his urine, a toxicology report shows,”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(10/02/2018 @ 22:29)
Can Microbubbles Deliver Gene Therapy?  Voir?

An Italian diagnostic imaging company is teaming with a Chicago startup to study whether microbubbles can deliver personalized gene therapy to treat high LDL cholesterol. Microbubble technology, combined with contrast-enhanced ultrasound, has been used diagnostically for years and more recently has inspired research for treatment of disease. Milan-based Bracco Imaging, S.p.A. is working with Steven Feinstein, a professor of medicine at Rush University Medical Center and president of SonoGene, LLC to pursue the treatment possibilities further. A CEUS researcher, Feinstein is also co-president of the  International Contrast Ultrasound Society. “The experience Bracco has developed during the past decade allows us to understand and control the production of microbubbles as well as the inter...

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(09/02/2018 @ 23:20)
Can we improve prognostic indications in acetaminophen-induced hepatic failure?  Voir?

The objective was to compare the markers of hypoglycemia (glucose < 50 mg/dL,) coagulopathy, and lactic acidosis (lactate above hospital’s “normal” range) in predicting a composite endpoint of death or liver transplantation. The authors identified 334 unique cases. 19 of these were listed for transplant, and 13 actually received liver transplant. (2 transplanted patients subsequently died.) Although 96 patients (29%) met the King’s College Criteria, it is not clear how many of these who were not transplanted died. There were 40 deaths in all. After some statistical manipulation  which was not at all nearly described, the authors conclude that: The combination of hypoglycemia, coagulopathy, and lactic acidosis performed better than the King’s College crite...

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(09/02/2018 @ 21:13)
New Bill Aims to Keep Children ' s Makeup Asbestos-Free  Voir?

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell introduced legislation this week that would mandate a warning label on cosmetics marketed to children unless stricter testing can show they are free of asbestos fibers. The legislation was sparked by reports in 2017 that trace amounts of tremolite asbestos were found in cosmetics marketed to girls by national retail chains Claire's and Justice. Although both companies quickly pulled products off store shelves, they also disputed the findings and later produced lab results showing their merchandise was safe and free of asbestos. “Parents across the country should have the peace of mind in knowing that the cosmetics they buy for their children are safe,” Dingell said in a congressional press release. “No child should be exposed to asbestos through the use of ...

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(09/02/2018 @ 14:57)
Toxic Threats, Chemical Security and Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals  Voir?

April 5, 2018; Washington, DC.(American College of Medical Toxicology) (Source: PHPartners.org)
(09/02/2018 @ 11:32)
Considerations for Statin Use, Toxicity, and Interactions Considerations for Statin Use, Toxicity, and Interactions  Voir?

This brief primer gives an overview of the specific pharmacology for the various statin drugs, their adverse effects, and potential for drug interactions.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(09/02/2018 @ 05:14)
Soft chemotherapy is very effective in older patients when added to targeted treatment in an aggressive breast cancer subtype  Voir?

(European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) A trial published todayin The Lancet Oncology, shows that, in older patients with HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer (an aggressive breast cancer subtype where the cancer has spread to other parts of the body), a combination of a 'soft' chemotherapy with antiHER2 therapy is highly active and has low toxicity, important in a frail population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(09/02/2018 @ 05:00)
Natural, homemade alternatives to toxic dryer sheets  Voir?

(Natural News) Did you know that something as ordinary as a dryer sheet can contain toxic chemicals? The dryer sheets that you regularly include in your laundry can have negative side effects. Dryer sheets are full of toxic chemicals, and here are some of the dangers associated with them: Carcinogenic chemicals — The use of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(08/02/2018 @ 21:50)
BRAINWASHED: The goal of the media is to poison the minds of the masses with toxic hatred and engineered "thought loops"  Voir?

(Natural News) Without your knowledge or consent, you have been programmed with a media virus that tells your brain to reject any evidence or information that contradicts the false “worldview” that’s been implanted in your consciousness by the corporate controllers. In effect, you are living in a giant Truman Show, and the world you think... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(08/02/2018 @ 15:18)
Pillsbury Plant Owner Sentenced for Asbestos Violations  Voir?

Federal judge Sue Myerscough sentenced a part owner of the shuttered Pillsbury Mills complex in Springfield, Illinois, Monday to three years in prison for violating clear air standards with the illegal removal of asbestos products. Joseph Chernis IV pleaded guilty to illegal removal, demolition and disposal of asbestos after using untrained workers to remove dry pipe insulation and store it in open containers, trash bags and cardboard boxes. He is still facing an ongoing civil case brought by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “I have grave concerns about the damage to the community in this case,” Myerscough said during sentencing, according to The State Journal-Register. The Pillsbury Mills plant, which closed in 2001, is not far from a local high school, a park and ...

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(08/02/2018 @ 13:54)
Evidence the corrupt EPA colluded with Monsanto to delay toxicology review of their controversial herbicide glyphosate  Voir?

(Natural News) A new release of emails between Monsanto and senior officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reveal deep collusion and a forceful effort by Monsanto to halt a safety review for their top-selling herbicide, Roundup. The email communications, uncovered by a Freedom of Information Act request, revealed Monsanto's forceful influence over the EPA... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(08/02/2018 @ 13:32)
Thirdhand smoke lingers in casino months after smoking ban  Voir?

(San Diego State University) Decades of smoking in casinos causes the massive buildup of toxic residue on walls, furniture, and in carpets, according to a new study led by scientists at San Diego State University. The researchers found that the residue, known as thirdhand smoke, declined significantly after smoking was banned in a Northern California casino. But even six months later, toxic tobacco smoke residue remained above levels found in hotels or private homes with smoking bans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(08/02/2018 @ 05:00)
Residents: Supreme Court Should Not Hear Appeal Of Flint Water Crisis Ruling  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A group of Michigan residents on Feb. 5 filed a consolidated brief in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that three separate petitions for writ of certiorari filed by various Michigan entities should be denied because a federal appellate panel "faithfully applied this Court's precedents" when it ruled that the residents' claims related to the lead-contaminated drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., are not preempted by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) (Daniel Wyant, et al. v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-901, Jeff Wright, et al. v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-666, and City of Flint, et al. v. Beatrice Boler, et al., No. 17-989, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Split Michigan Appeals Court: Genuine Issues Of Fact Remain In Flint Water Case  Voir?

LANSING, Mich. - A divided panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals on Jan. 25 ruled that a lower court did not err when it determined that genuine issues of material fact exist in a lawsuit brought by residents who sued the state and local defendants alleging liability for lead contamination related to the Flint water crisis (Melissa Mays, et al. v. Governor Rick Snyder, et al., No. 335555, Melissa Mays, et al. v. Governor Rick Snyder, et al., No. 335725, Melissa Mays, et al. v. Governor Rick Snyder, et al., No. 335726, Mich. App., 2018 Mich. App. LEXIS 201). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
City Of Flint, Mayor Argue Whistleblower's Water Crisis Appeal Is 'Without Merit'  Voir?

CINCINNATI - The city of Flint, Mich., and its mayor on Jan. 17 filed a brief in the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals arguing that the appeal of a woman who was formerly the city administrator and then became a whistleblower after the lead-contaminated water crisis in the city is "without merit" and that oral argument is "unnecessary" (Natasha Henderson v. City of Flint, Mich., No. 17-2031, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Chicago Sues U.S. Steel For Discharging Toxic Chemicals Into Lake Michigan  Voir?

HAMMOND, Ind. - The city of Chicago on Jan. 24 sued U.S. Steel Corp. in an Indiana federal court, contending that it is liable for "multiple excessive discharges of toxic chemicals" into Lake Michigan, which is the source of drinking water for more than 5 million people and arguing that U.S. Steel has committed "repeated and significant" violations of its permits under the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. 1251-1387 (City of Chicago v. United States Steel Corporation, No. 18-33, N.D. Ind.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
NRDC Sues EPA Over Directive Barring Some Scientists From Advisory Committees  Voir?

NEW YORK - The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on Jan. 24 sued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in a New York federal court, alleging that he violated federal law when he issued a directive barring qualified scientists from serving on the agency's advisory committees that provide recommendation on safe drinking water and other environmental issues (Natural Resources Defense Council Inc. v. Scott Pruitt, No. 18-613, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Monsanto Lacks Standing To Assert Counterclaims Over PCB Contamination, Judge Says  Voir?

SAN DIEGO - Monsanto Co. and its subsidiaries lack standing to assert counterclaims for response costs, defense costs and contingent liability, a federal judge in California ruled Jan. 30, finding that costs incurred in defending a lawsuit over polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination do not constitute an injury-in-fact (San Diego Unified Port District v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 15cv578, S.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14996). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
California Methane Rule Case Should Not Be Moved To Different Venue, Groups Say  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Environmental advocacy groups on Jan. 23 filed a brief in California federal court arguing that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke's decision to amend the Methane Waste Prevention Rule, which pertains to methane contamination by hydraulic fracturing companies, is "the second illegal step" in his "three step plan to ensure that oil and gas companies never have to comply with the duly promulgated" rule (Sierra Club, et al. v. Ryan Zinke, et al., No. 17-7187, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Glass Manufacturer Seeking Permits To Remediate Groundwater Contamination  Voir?

PITTSBURGH - Glass manufacturer PPG Industries Inc. on Jan. 22 filed a status report in a Pennsylvania federal court regarding its ongoing permitting activities pertaining to remedies for areas that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has determined are contaminated by PPG's manufacturing activities (PennEnvironment, et al. v. PPG Industries Inc., et al. v. AS America Inc., et al., No. 12-342, W.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Camp Lejeune MDL Judge Warns Attorney About 'Borderline Frivolous' Motion  Voir?

ATLANTA - A federal judge in Georgia presiding over consolidated suits concerning contaminated drinking water at two military bases in North Carolina on Jan. 29 denied a second motion to reconsider filed by a plaintiff seeking review of a ruling and warned the attorney about the filing of "borderline frivolous" motions (In re: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina Water Contamination Litigation, MDL 1845, Case No. 11-md-2218-TWT, N.D. Ga., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14462). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Water District's Suit Over Hexavalent Chromium Levels Untimely, Judge Says  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge on Jan. 31 dismissed the Sacramento Suburban Water District's inverse condemnation suit against the federal government over levels of hexavalent chromium in drinking water caused by the operation of the McClellan Air Force Base, finding that the suit was premature (Sacramento Suburban Water District v. United States of America, No. 17-860 C, Fed. Clms., 2018 U.S. Claims 44). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Restaurants Seek Inclusion In $151M West Virginia Water Settlement Class  Voir?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two restaurants affected by drinking water contamination litigation in West Virginia filed a brief in West Virginia federal court on Jan. 25, arguing that the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association (WVHTA) made no effort to determine if the restaurants were properly represented by counsel in decision to opt out of a $151 million class settlement, and now they want to be included (Crystal Good, et al. v. American Water Works Co. Inc., No. 14-1374, S.D. W.Va.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Judge: Groundwater Lawsuit Filed Prematurely; California Regulation Not In Effect  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A judge in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Jan. 31 dismissed an inverse condemnation lawsuit against the federal government concerning drinking water that was contaminated with hexavalent chromium from McClellan Air Force Base on grounds that the case was filed prematurely (Rio Linda Elverta Community Water District v. United States of America, No. 17-859 C, Fed. Clms.; 2018 U.S. Claims LEXIS 47). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Judge: Tainted Groundwater Case Not Precluded By Fracking Services Contract  Voir?

PITTSBURGH - A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Feb. 1 denied a well services company's motion to dismiss a breach of contract lawsuit against it related to groundwater contamination that the company allegedly caused by failing to perform services properly on a hydraulic fracturing well site (EQT Production Company v. Terra Services LLC, No. 14-01053, W.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Panel Affirms Damages For Louisiana Residents Exposed To Multiple Toxic Chemicals  Voir?

LAKE CHARLES, La. - A Louisiana appellate panel on Jan. 10 affirmed a lower court's decision that a group of plaintiffs were entitled to a combined total of $225,500 in damages from CITGO Petroleum Corp. and others for exposure to multiple toxic chemicals that were released during a flash flood in 2006 (Emma Bradford, et al. v. CITGO Petroleum Corp., et al., No. 17-296, La. App., 3rd Cir.; 2018 La. App. LEXIS 71). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Toxicologist's Opinions On Contaminated Site Upheld By Kentucky Federal Judge  Voir?

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Even though a toxicology expert's opinion on what level of pollutants causes health problems is contrary to federal and Kentucky law, it is still reliable enough to help a jury determine common-law liability, a Kentucky federal judge held Jan. 25 in declining to exclude the expert's testimony (Modern Holdings, LLC, et al. v. Corning, Inc., et al., No. 5:13-cv-00405, E.D. Ky., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11891). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Judge: Settlement Cannot Be Enforced Until City Resolves Insurance Dispute  Voir?

FRESNO, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Feb. 2 denied a landowner's motion to enforce a settlement agreement with a city accused of contributing to perchloroethylene (PCE) contamination, finding that the city must first resolve a dispute with its insurance carriers to obtain coverage (Gary Coppola, et al. v. Gregory Smith, et al., No. 11-CV-1257 AWI BAM, E.D. Calif., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17769). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Maryland Appeals Court Finds Evidence Showed Lead Paint Caused Injury  Voir?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A trial court judge did not err when denying a landlord's motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict (JNOV) after finding that a man provided sufficient evidence to show that the presence of lead paint in a home his mother rented when he was a child significantly contributed to his injuries, a Maryland Special Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 30 (Benjamin L. Kirson v. Devon Johnson, No. 1861 September Term, 2016, Md. Spec. App., 2018 Md. App. LEXIS 79). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Panel: Lead Paint Case Properly Dismissed; Sanctions Against Tenant Reversed  Voir?

LANSING, Mich. - A Michigan appellate panel on Jan. 18 affirmed a trial court ruling dismissing lead-based paint allegations brought by a tenant against his landlord but reversed an award of $54,378.56 in sanctions that had been levied against the tenant for litigation costs in a consolidated appeal of six individual lawsuits (Nathaniel E. Chapman v. Zaki Jamil Alawi, et al., Nos. 331750, 334164 and 334948, Michigan Rental, et al. v. Nathaniel E. Chapman, No. 332711, Nathaniel E. Chapman v. Zaki Jamil Alawi, No. 333259 and Michigan Rental, et al. v. Nathaniel E. Chapman, No. 334165, Mich. App.; 2018 Mich. App. LEXIS 141). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Judge Says CERLCA Commencement Date Applicable In Injury Suit  Voir?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- A federal judge in Georgia on Jan. 23 denied motions for summary judgment filed by two companies arguing that 14 lawsuits for personal injuries and property damage caused by the operation of a pipe-making facility are time-barred, holding that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) commencement date could be applied to the plaintiffs' claims (William Abner v. United States Pipe& Foundry Co., No. 15-cv-02040-KOB, N.D. Ala., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10146). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(08/02/2018 @ 02:35)
Tobacco giant's research largesse ignites controversy  Voir?

(Source: ScienceNOW)

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(08/02/2018 @ 00:00)
Plastic pollution is devastating ocean ecosystems, turning them into “toxic repositories;” documentary spurs action  Voir?

(Natural News) Sir David Attenborough, an English veteran broadcaster and naturalist who recently made a documentary on plastic and its harmful effects on the environment, said that the Earth’s oceans are slowly becoming a toxic depository due to the evil deeds of the planet’s dwellers. Describing one scene from the documentary, Attenborough said, “In it,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(07/02/2018 @ 22:35)
Reasons Not To Freak Out About Risk Of Heart Disease After Breast Cancer  Voir?

Concern about treatment toxicity is all-the-more reason to find breast cancer early. To live to be 65 years old.. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
(07/02/2018 @ 18:18)
FDA Declares Kratom an Opioid. Were Here to Explain What It Does.  Voir?

The Scientist speaks with a clinical toxicologist to discuss how the supplement acts in the brian and what the agency's declaration means for research. (Source: The Scientist)
(07/02/2018 @ 16:30)
Why A Gene Therapy Pioneer Is Raising Concerns About Treatments He Championed  Voir?

" I recognize the fact that these are limited numbers [of animals], and in fact that studies were not designed to evaluate safety, " Wilson says. " But the fact is, we observed the toxicity with that limited number, which is, from my point of view, even more worrisome. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

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(07/02/2018 @ 15:47)
Could an existing drug halt Parkinson's disease?  Voir?

A new Parkinson's study suggests that drugs for treating a rare genetic disorder may be effective in targeting toxic alpha-synuclein clusters in neurons. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)

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(07/02/2018 @ 15:00)
Medical News Today: Could an existing drug halt Parkinson's disease?  Voir?

A new Parkinson's study suggests that drugs for treating a rare genetic disorder may be effective in targeting toxic alpha-synuclein clusters in neurons. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(07/02/2018 @ 15:00)
How Toxic is the Worlds Most Popular Herbicide Roundup?  Voir?

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is designed to be toxic to plants, but scientists observe some untoward effects on animals in the lab. (Source: The Scientist)
(07/02/2018 @ 08:30)
Many epilepsy patients take drug combinations that interact  Voir?

(Wiley) In an Epilepsia analysis of 2008-2010 Medicare claims data, one in four older Americans with new-onset epilepsy and more than one-third with prevalent epilepsy received a combination of antiepileptic drugs and non-epilepsy drugs that could interact to alter the effectiveness of the non-epilepsy drugs. Also, more than 1 in 5 patients received a drug combination that could alter the effect of the antiepileptic drugs and potentially cause toxicity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(07/02/2018 @ 05:00)
Scientists capture exploding beetles' amazing escapes from toads' stomachs  Voir?

Bombardier beetles observed causing audible toxic explosions inside toads stomachs causing them to vomit their lunch to freedomThe toad 's reaction to the explosion deep in its stomach is not instantaneous. But in time the body shakes, the mouth opens, and the culprit is expelled: a mucus-covered beetle that will live to fight another day.Japanese scientists captured footage of the great escape during lab tests that pitted thewalking powder kegs that are bombardier beetles against hungry toads of different species and sizes. So effective were the beetle 's defences against being eaten alive that even the researchers were taken aback.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(07/02/2018 @ 00:01)
Vitamin D toxicity: What if you get too much?  Voir?

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(07/02/2018 @ 00:00)
Study: Early Identification Needed for Mesothelioma Advances  Voir?

Professor John Cherrie at Heriot-Watt University in the United Kingdom believes future treatment advances and improved patient outcomes for mesothelioma rests with a formula to better identify and screen high-risk patients. It could make an early diagnosis of the asbestos-related cancer much more common. Cherrie said the current standard — which typically results in a late-stage diagnosis and a poor prognosis — prevents novel treatment studies and the development of any pre-emergent strategy to combat the aggressive cancer. “We don't pretend to have a medical cure that will help immediately, but until we can start identifying patients earlier, we can't even try out what might work,” Cherrie, an occupational medicine specialist in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences...

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(06/02/2018 @ 21:14)
Gluten-Free Diets: Healthy or Potentially Toxic? Gluten-Free Diets: Healthy or Potentially Toxic?  Voir?

Dr David Johnson on new data suggesting that these popular diets may lead to an accumulation of heavy metals.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(06/02/2018 @ 19:12)
Largest Animal Study of Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer Risk Largest Animal Study of Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer Risk  Voir?

Data from the long-awaited federal toxicology study found that male rats were the most susceptible to the effects of high doses of radiofrequency radiation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(06/02/2018 @ 19:10)
Harmless strains of Aspergillus prevent maize crop loss, by competing out toxic strains  Voir?

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:53News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
(06/02/2018 @ 11:53)
A cyanine dye acid test that won't drown in water  Voir?

(Michigan Technological University) Near-infrared cyanine dyes are go-to tools for studying the inner workings of cells and investigating the biochemistry of disease, including cancer. But even though they have low toxicity and plenty of applications, these fluorescent dyes have a weakness: Put them in water and they quit working. A new dye overcomes this problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(06/02/2018 @ 05:00)
New open source drug discovery project aims to develop mycetoma treatment  Voir?

(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) The MycetOS (Mycetoma Open Source) project was launched today by the University of Sydney, Erasmus MC, and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) to use an Open Pharma approach to discover compounds that could lead to new treatments for patients suffering from fungal mycetoma (eumycetoma), a devastating disease for which current treatments are ineffective, expensive, and toxic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(06/02/2018 @ 05:00)
7-year-old Indiana Girl Dies After Being Diagnosed With Flu, Scarlet Fever and Strep Throat  Voir?

A first-grader from Columbus, Indiana, has died after being diagnosed with a combination of the flu, scarlet fever and step throat, according to local media reports. Savanna Jessie, a 7-year-old first grader at Columbus Signature Academy’s Lincoln Elementary School, died at Columbus Regional Hospital after being found unresponsive in her bed at home Thursday morning. She died about 6:30 a.m. The Bartholomew County coroner’s office told the Columbus Republic that she had a high fever and tested positive for the flu, strep throat and scarlet fever before she died. The coroner is awaiting the results of a toxicology report to make a ruling on Savanna’s cause of death. Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation also issued a statement confirming the first-grader’s dea...

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(05/02/2018 @ 19:07)
Study: ‘Some Evidence' Cellphones Cause Tumors  Voir?

Scientists with the National Toxicology Program say there is some evidence that the radiation emitted by cellphones can increase the risk of a rare type of nerve tumor at least in male rats, but what this means for people is still up for debate. (Source: WebMD Health)
(05/02/2018 @ 18:13)
FDA ' s Shuren says cell phone RF exposure is safe in light of NTP animal study  Voir?

The FDA today reiterated its view that radiofrequency energy exposure associated with cell phone use is safe in light of a new study from the National Toxicology Program, which indicated a carcinogenic effect in rats. The study, conducted by the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, aimed to evaluate the the effects of high exposure radiofrequency at levels “considerably above the current safety limits for cell phones” to learn more about the effects of radiofrequency energy on animal tissue, according to FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health Director Jeffrey Shuren. Shuren said that the topic of research had been nominated in 1999, at a time where there was a lack of epidemiological and long-term animal studies explo...

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(05/02/2018 @ 18:12)
Study: ‘Some Evidence' Cell Phones Cause Tumors  Voir?

Scientists with the National Toxicology Program say there is some evidence that the radiation emitted by cell phones can increase the risk of a rare type of nerve tumor at least in male rats, but what this means for people is still up for debate. (Source: WebMD Health)

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(05/02/2018 @ 17:54)
Cellphones Pose Little Cancer Risk, Studies Suggest  Voir?

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 -- Your odds for getting cancer from your cellphone are slim -- but U.S. government researchers report that they can't completely rule out the possibility. Two new studies conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(05/02/2018 @ 12:02)
The effect of lowering the legal drink-drive limit on the toxicological findings in driver fatalities: a comparison of two jurisdictions - Hamnett HJ, Poulsen H.  Voir?

In December 2014, the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers in both Scotland and New Zealand was reduced from 80 to 50 mg/100 mL. This paper reports a retrospective study comparing changes in the toxicological findings in deceased drivers and motorcyclists... (Source: SafetyLit)
(05/02/2018 @ 09:42)
Medical News Today: E-cigarette flavors found to be toxic  Voir?

Vaping is not as safe as we would want to think, according to a new study, as the flavors used are found to be toxic and can damage white blood cells. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(05/02/2018 @ 08:00)
Substances used in household goods affect the immune system of a coastal mussel  Voir?

(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) In a study published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, researchers from National University of Singapore have determined how perfluoalkyl substances (PFAS) affect the immune system of green mussels. Mussels, and other invertebrates, play an essential role in their ecosystem, and the ocean is the final sink for many pollutants like PFAS, so it is important to monitor regions that may have higher environmental concentrations due to unregulated discharges of these substances. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(05/02/2018 @ 05:00)
Half of all dementias start with damaged 'gatekeeper cells'  Voir?

(University of Southern California) USC research sheds new light on how a breakdown in the brain's vascular system predates the accumulation of toxic plaques and tangles in the brain that bring about Alzheimer's disease. The research suggests an earlier target for preventing dementia and Alzheimer's. Nearly 50 percent of all dementias, including Alzheimer's, begins with the breakdown of the smallest blood vessels in the brain and their protective " gatekeeper cells. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(05/02/2018 @ 05:00)
No Reduced Toxicity for Proton Tx vs IMRT in NSCLC (CME/CE)  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Study challenges assumptions about supposed superiority of proton therapy (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
(04/02/2018 @ 18:35)
Alarming study finds 90% of store receipts contain toxic chemicals that promote diseases such as autism, cancer, diabetes and obesity  Voir?

(Natural News) You might want to skip the receipt the next time you buy something. According to a recent study, over “90 percent of receipts contain chemicals linked to infertility, autism and type-2 diabetes.” Dubbed the “gender-bending” chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA) and the “healthier alternative” called Bisphenol S (BPS) are used on 93 percent of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(04/02/2018 @ 12:47)
Mercury pollution in the Great Lakes: A look at how it impacts fish and what must be done to make them safe to eat  Voir?

(Natural News) With ongoing advisories about toxic fish and warnings to limit consumption, there is no doubt that mercury pollution is a serious problem in the Great Lakes. For many years, the levels of mercury in the fish there dropped as regulations on area factories tightened, but levels have started to rise to concerning heights... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(04/02/2018 @ 12:29)
Understanding health claims on cosmetics labels  Voir?

(Natural News) If you're already making a conscious effort to avoid dangerous ingredients in food, it's time to focus on other potential avenues of toxin exposure in your daily routine. For women in particular, cosmetics and beauty products can be a huge source of toxic ingredients. Here's how you can make smarter choices when shopping... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(04/02/2018 @ 12:09)
Bananas for oranges: Pectin from banana peels can stabilize and preserve orange juice naturally  Voir?

(Natural News) Certain fruits go well together and can be combined to create a delicious fruit bowl, but researchers from the Benue State University in Nigeria had something different in mind with the combining process that they have developed. The study, which appeared in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT), looked at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(04/02/2018 @ 12:07)
Old plastic toys could be dangerous: Study finds many contain toxic chemicals that have since been banned  Voir?

(Natural News) Secondhand plastic toys may save you some money, but you may be putting your children’s health at risk if you let them play with it. This is because a study found that old plastic toys contained high levels of toxic chemicals. In conducting the study, a group of scientists from the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(03/02/2018 @ 12:12)
Algal toxin accumulates in brain and other tissues  Voir?

The algal toxin L-BMAA leaves traces in tissues of rodents after oral consumption, according to a new National Toxicology Program study. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(03/02/2018 @ 03:41)
Cancer Risk From Cellphone Radiation Is Small, Studies Show  Voir?

Extensive research on rats and mice suggest that there is a minimal chance of getting cancer. But the case isn ' t closed yet. (Source: NYT Health)
(03/02/2018 @ 02:34)
Cellphones Are Still Safe for Humans, Researchers Say  Voir?

New studies on rats and mice suggest that if there is any cancer risk from cellphones, it is small. But the case isn ' t closed yet. (Source: NYT Health)
(02/02/2018 @ 23:44)
Radiation from cellphones is not hazardous to your health, government scientists say  Voir?

If you spend a lot of time on your mobile phone, you 'll be happy to learn that your habit isn't hazardous to your health, according to a new government safety report.The findings, released Friday by theNational Toxicology Program, reaffirm the agency 's previous research.“The reports don't go... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)

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(02/02/2018 @ 23:35)
Cell phone radiation linked to cancer in rats  Voir?

The National Toxicology Program of the NIH published two reports on its first large-scale study on cell phone radiation and cancer on Friday. Six percent of male rats exposed got cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(02/02/2018 @ 22:41)
Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis?  Voir?

Cryptococcus neoformans (wikipedia.org) 2.5 out of 5 stars Cryptococcal meningitis in a daily cannabis smoker without evidence of immunodeficiency. Shapiro BB et al. BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 26 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Can smoking marijuana cause meningitis? The question is not unreasonable. A wide range of pathogenic fungi — including Aspergillus and various Cryptococcus species — have been isolated from dispensary-grade medical marijuana samples. Concern that these pathogens could cause pneumonia or central nervous system infections has focussed on those with immunodeficiency, such as HIV and organ transplant patients. This case report describes at 48-year-old California woman who presented to hospital with a “2-month history of progressive fatigue, dizziness, memory im...

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(02/02/2018 @ 19:30)
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 draft report on radiofrequency energy exposure  Voir?

One part of the Food and Drug Administration ' s mission is to ensure the safety of electronic products that emit radiation, like televisions and cell phones. These types of products are part of Americans ' daily life and we take our duty to protect consumers with the utmost gravity. With cell phones, we have relied extensively on a myriad scientific evidence developed over many years to help inform our regulatory thinking. Although the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sets the standard for radiofrequency energy exposure limits from cell phones, the FCC relies on the FDA and other health agencies for scientific expertise and input regarding those standards. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)

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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 recent National Toxicology Program draft report on radiofrequency energy exposure  Voir?

One part of the Food and Drug Administration 's mission is to ensure the safety of electronic products that emit radiation, like televisions and cell phones. These types of products are part of Americans' daily life and we take our duty to protect consumers with the utmost gravity. With cell phones, we have relied extensively on a myriad s cientific evidence developed over many years to help inform our regulatory thinking. Although the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sets the standard for radiofrequency energy exposure limits from cell phones, the FCC relies on the FDA and other health agencies for scientific expertise and inp ut regarding those standards. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)

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(02/02/2018 @ 18:11)
High exposure to radiofrequency radiation linked to tumor activity in male rats  Voir?

National Toxicology Program 's draft conclusions were released today. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)

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(02/02/2018 @ 17:32)
Iraq 's Toxic Conflict  Voir?

By Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Feb 2 2018 (IPS)In Iraq, thirty years of armed conflict has killed hundreds of thousands of people, wounded countless more, displaced millions and laid cities and towns to waste. Amongst all of this death and destruction, there is an often-overlooked victim whose harm has far reaching consequences: The environment.Whilst Iraq's environment has suffered from degradation due to conflict for decades, in recent years it has been exacerbated due to the so-called Islamic State (ISIS).“Wherever ISIS has been there has been huge environmental destruction and with that have come potentially major health threats to the public,” says Wim Zwijnenburg, a lead researcher at the dutch not-for profit, PAX.Over the past two years, PAX has used public satellite imag...

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(02/02/2018 @ 08:33)
E-Cigarette Toxicity? E-Cigarette Toxicity?  Voir?

Should physicians be encouraging the use of e-cigarettes? This brief report outlines the potential toxicities and adverse effects of these popular but controversial devices.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(02/02/2018 @ 05:14)
High exposure to radiofrequency radiation linked to tumor activity in male rats  Voir?

(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) High exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in rodents resulted in tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to draft studies from the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The exposure levels used in the studies were equal to and higher than the highest level permitted for local tissue exposure in cell phone emissions today. Cell phones typically emit lower levels of RFR than the maximum level allowed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(02/02/2018 @ 05:00)
Case series of novel illicit opioid-related deaths - Papsun D, Hawes A, Mohr ALA, Friscia M, Logan BK.  Voir?

Novel illicit opioids,such as furanyl fentanyl and U-47700, are being encountered with increasing frequency in street heroin samples and have been confirmed in a series of overdose deaths in Tennessee. In this paper, we report the pathology and toxicology ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(02/02/2018 @ 04:42)
Opioid-associated deaths in South Carolina, 2013-2016: a retrospective review - Butler DC, Batalis NI.  Voir?

INTRODUCTION: Rising rates of opioid abuse in the United States have generated an overdose epidemic. Particularly in the last few years, many offices across the country have seen a shift from prescription opioid toxicity to heroin, illicitly produced fenta... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(02/02/2018 @ 04:42)
Opioid toxicity - Dolinak D.  Voir?

In recent years, there has been a substantial increase in opioid use and abuse, and in opioid-related fatal overdoses. The increase in opioid use has resulted at least in part from individuals transitioning from prescribed opioids to heroin and fentanyl, w... (Source: SafetyLit)
(02/02/2018 @ 04:42)
California May Slap Cancer Warning on Coffee  Voir?

But cancer and toxicology experts say that's no reason to avoid your morning cup of Joe. (Source: WebMD Health)
(01/02/2018 @ 18:15)
Already Failed at Your New Year 's Resolution? 5 Ways to Restart It  Voir?

If your New Year’s resolution is already in the rearview mirror, you’re not alone: Research has shown that about 30% of resolution-makers give up on their goal before they even reach the two-week mark. But just because you’ve already slacked on your new diet, exercise plan or organization scheme doesn’t mean you’ll never succeed, says John Norcross, a professor of psychology at the University of Scranton and an expert in behavior change and resolutions. “Early slips do not predict failure,” says Norcross, who also authored the study about resolutions. “In fact, many ultimately successful resolvers report—even as they experience them—that the early slips strengthen their resolutions.” The key to success is coming back from t...

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(01/02/2018 @ 13:00)
California May Slap Cancer Warning on Coffee, But Should Java Lovers Panic?  Voir?

THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 -- A lawsuit working its way through California's courts could mean that the Golden State's coffee shops might have to post cancer warnings for the beloved beverage. But cancer and toxicology experts say that's no reason to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(01/02/2018 @ 12:02)
Facebook just banned all ads for Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and ICOs... but ads for toxic pharma drugs are perfectly okay  Voir?

(Natural News) As part of an ongoing effort to rid the platform of what it sees as questionable content, social media giant Facebook recently announced that it will no longer allow any advertising related to financial products and services, including anything associated with initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency. The new policy states that its purpose... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(01/02/2018 @ 10:07)
Researchers develop blood test to gauge Alzheimer's risk  Voir?

TOKYO/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Researchers in Japan and Australia have developed a blood test that detects the toxic protein amyloid beta which has been linked to Alzheimer's brain disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(01/02/2018 @ 08:13)
Toxicology Rounds: Beware the Snake (Head) in the Grass  Voir?

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
(01/02/2018 @ 06:00)
5 things you can do to improve your liver  Voir?

As many people are attempting new diets in the new year, some are turning to detox diets to “cleanse their liver.” Maybe it's the idea we're poisoning ourselves with toxic foods that drive some to seek out a liver detox diet. But there are far easier steps you can take to prevent liver disease. A liver detox diet is not one of them. That's because we don't have any scientific evidence that you can clean your liver or that the liver can be cleaned by taking detox supplements or drinking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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(01/02/2018 @ 05:19)
NRTI-Reducing Strategies in HIV Treatment NRTI-Reducing Strategies in HIV Treatment  Voir?

NRTI-reducing antiretroviral regimens may help reduce toxicity and costs, but how effective are they?HIV Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(01/02/2018 @ 05:14)
5 things you can do to improve your liver  Voir?

As many people are attempting new diets in the new year, some are turning to detox diets to “cleanse their liver.” Maybe it's the idea we're poisoning ourselves with toxic foods that drive some to seek out a liver detox diet. But there are far easier steps you can take to prevent liver disease. A liver detox diet is not one of them. That's because we don't have any scientific evidence that you can clean your liver or that the liver can be cleaned by taking detox supplements or drinking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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(01/02/2018 @ 05:00)
German Carmakers Paid For Studies That Tested Toxic Fumes On Humans And Monkeys  Voir?

BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have distanced themselves from the studies or apologized. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
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Health Ranger lab analysis exposes 700+ chemicals in Tide laundry pods... many are extremely TOXIC to human health and aquatic life  Voir?

(Natural News) Over the last few months, I’ve promised that we would be testing off-the-shelf products in our lab, revealing their chemical constituents to the public. Today, in conjunction with the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (which conducted the research) and Science.news (which exclusively published the first findings), we are releasing these scientific results to the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(31/01/2018 @ 21:47)
Anterograde amnesia and hippocampal lesions: is fentanyl the culprit?  Voir?

Hippocampus (wikipedia.org) 3 out of 5 stars An Unusual Amnesic Syndrome Associated With Combined Fentanyl and Cocaine Use. Duru LB et al. Ann Intern Med 30 Jan 2018 [Epub ahead of print] Reference Last year we reviewed an MMWR report describing 14 cases of anterograde amnesia associated with substance abuse and bilateral ischemia of the hippocampi, as well as an additional paper giving somewhat more detailed clinical information on the initial four cases. This letter describes an additional case that occurred in West Virginia. A 30-year-old man with a history of heroin use was found at home to be difficult to arouse. When he came to his mental status was abnormal and he seemed to be asking the same questions repeatedly. At hospital, serum and urine drug screens were positive for cocaine...

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(31/01/2018 @ 18:23)
Blood test finds toxic Alzheimer's proteins  Voir?

The development is an early step towards a blood test for Alzheimer's disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
(31/01/2018 @ 18:06)
Coffee in California May Soon Come with a Cancer Warning  Voir?

Despite its long list of health benefits, coffee in California may soon come with a consumer warning about cancer. A lawsuit first filed by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics in 2010 seeks to require coffee sellers, including Starbucks, BP, Gloria Jean’s and 7-Eleven, to warn customers about the ingestion of acrylamide, a possibly cancer-causing chemical that’s produced when coffee beans are roasted. Under California’s Proposition 65, businesses are required to notify customers if their products contain any of 65 chemicals, including acrylamide, that are linked with cancer, birth defects or other reproductive issues. In failing to post carcinogen warnings, the lawsuit alleges, the coffee shops are in violation of this policy. So far, 13 defendants, includin...

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(31/01/2018 @ 17:09)
Vaping FLAVORS are toxic to immune cells, warn scientists  Voir?

Researchers at the University of Rochester found flavoring chemicals and liquids in e-cigarettes can increase the risk of developing life-threatening diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(31/01/2018 @ 16:20)
Medical News Today: Second-hand toys contain 'surprising' levels of toxic chemicals  Voir?

A study that examined 200 old toys from homes, nurseries, and thrift stores found worrying levels of toxic elements, such as bromine, cadmium, and lead. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(31/01/2018 @ 10:00)
Botanist says vegan blogger put poisonous flowers on food  Voir?

James Wong spotted a blogger using toxic flowers to decorate food in a photo and used it to warn his followers on Twitter not to eat them. The flowers are toxic Paperwhite Narcissus blooms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(31/01/2018 @ 09:08)
Medical News Today: The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer  Voir?

New drug candidate may change chemotherapy as we know it; this compound stops cancer cells from spreading and has no toxic side effects, a new study shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(31/01/2018 @ 08:00)
These bacteria produce gold by digesting toxic metals  Voir?

(Martin-Luther-Universit ठt Halle-Wittenberg) High concentrations of heavy metals, like copper and gold, are toxic for most living creatures. This is not the case for the bacterium C. metallidurans, which has found a way to extract valuable trace elements from a compound of heavy metals without poisoning itself. One interesting side-effect: the formation of tiny gold nuggets. A team of researchers led by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) has discovered the molecular processes that take place inside the bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(31/01/2018 @ 05:00)
VW Faces Inquiry Call Over Diesel Fumes Test on Monkeys VW Faces Inquiry Call Over Diesel Fumes Test on Monkeys  Voir?

Volkswagen's supervisory board called for an immediate inquiry into who commissioned tests in which monkeys were exposed to toxic diesel fumes, while the German government said such studies were unjustifiable.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(30/01/2018 @ 20:12)
Johnson & Johnson Back on Trial in Mesothelioma Case  Voir?

The second trial involving Johnson & Johnson's iconic baby powder and its possible link to mesothelioma began this week in a Middlesex County, New Jersey, superior court. A jury in California two months ago — in a highly anticipated first trial — found the pharmaceutical giant was not responsible for a plaintiff's mesothelioma, the rare asbestos-related cancer. Superior Court Judge Ana Viscomi opened the latest trial Monday in New Brunswick, New Jersey, just a few blocks from the world headquarters of Johnson & Johnson. The trial is estimated to last two months. Plaintiff Stephen Lanzo III, 46, of Verona, New Jersey, claims Johnson & Johnson knew its product contained traces of asbestos and failed to warn consumers, leading to his diagnosis two years ago. The company ha...

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(30/01/2018 @ 17:06)
Roadmap to guide progress toward replacing animal use in toxicity testing  Voir?

Framework aims to provide more human relevant toxicology data. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)

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(30/01/2018 @ 14:45)
Sudan:Pharmacies On Strike in Sudan Capital  Voir?

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -More than 200 pharmacies in Khartoum closed their doors on Sunday in protest against new measures taken by the Medicines and Toxics Council. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
(30/01/2018 @ 08:23)
Comprehensive up-to-date review of toxic alcohol poisoning  Voir?

3.5 out of 5 stars Toxic Alcohols. Kraut JA, Mullins ME. N Engl J Med 2018 Jan 18;378:270-280. Reference This is a good general review and update of clinical issues regarding the major toxic alcohols: methanol, ethylene glycol, isopropanol, diethylene glycol, and propylene glycol. The article is chockablock with information, and would I think be somewhat difficult to follow if one was not already familiar with these agents. For those wishing to learn the subject de novo, a good introductory book chapter in a toxicology or emergency medicine text would be better. But this is a very good refresher for those already comfortable with osmolal and anion gaps, alcohol dehydrogenase inhibitors, and indications for hemodialysis in these poisonings. 80 up-to-date references. Related posts: Hemodia...

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(30/01/2018 @ 06:05)
Roadmap to guide progress toward replacing animal use in toxicity testing  Voir?

(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) Sixteen federal agencies partnered to develop a strategic roadmap that offers a new framework for the safety testing of drugs and chemicals, which aims to provide more human relevant toxicology data while reducing the use of animals. The roadmap was published Jan. 30 by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), a federal interagency program headquartered at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in North Carolina. NIEHS is part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(30/01/2018 @ 05:00)
New study shows severe toxicity with high-dose AAV9-based gene therapy in animal models  Voir?

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers have described severe, life-threatening toxicity in monkeys and piglets given high doses of gene therapy delivered using an adeno-associated virus (AAV9) vector capable of accessing spinal cord neurons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(30/01/2018 @ 05:00)
E-cigarette flavors are toxic to white blood cells, warn scientists  Voir?

(Frontiers) A new study adds to growing evidence on the harmful health effects of e-cigarettes. The study finds that exposure to commonly used e-cigarette flavoring chemicals and liquids can cause significant inflammation to monocytes, a type of white blood cell. Moreover, many flavoring compounds are toxic, with cinnamon, vanilla and buttery flavors among the worst. It also finds that mixing e-cigarette flavors has a much worse effect than exposure to just one. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(30/01/2018 @ 05:00)
The newest cathinone derivatives as designer drugs: an analytical and toxicological review - Majchrzak M, Celi ński R, Kuś P, Kowalska T, Sajewicz M.  Voir?

PURPOSE: Currently, among new psychoactive substances, cathinone derivatives constitute the biggest group, which are mainly classified into N-alkylated, 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-alkylated, N-pyrrolidinyl, and 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-pyrrolidinyl derivatives. Thes... (Source: SafetyLit)
(29/01/2018 @ 23:42)
A review of the clinical toxicology of yew poisoning - Labossiere AW, Thompson DF.  Voir?

OBJECTIVES: Yew plant materials contain highly toxic taxine alkaloids. Serious ingestions can result in life-threatening toxicity. The purpose of this article is to summarize the literature on the treatment of acute yew poisoning. DATA SOURCES: PubMed (Jan... (Source: SafetyLit)
(29/01/2018 @ 23:42)
Exposing the junk science behind the mental health racket: A look at the hoax behind the toxic medicines used to treat “mental disorders”  Voir?

(Natural News) Psychiatry might sound like a science, but it's not quite as cut and dried as other areas of medicine, and that's something you might want to think about before blindly accepting any psychiatric diagnoses a doctor gives you – and especially before you start taking any psychiatric medications. Mental disorders can be quite... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(29/01/2018 @ 22:40)
Most furniture is full of toxins which pollute your indoor air; here are 5 ways to eliminate the poison  Voir?

(Natural News) Your home is supposed to be a place where you can relax and unwind, but did you know that your furniture can contain various toxins? Even brand new furniture can be full of toxic chemicals used in various “harmless” features. These compounds that make furniture comfy to lounge around in belong to volatile organic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(29/01/2018 @ 22:33)
Moringa seeds found to prevent the spread of breast cancer cells to surrounding tissue  Voir?

(Natural News) Moringa oleifera, which belongs to the plant family Moringaceae, is also known as the “wonderful tree.” In Africa and Asia, the moringa tree is used in traditional medicine to cure diseases such as cancer. However, not much is known about the cytotoxic (pertains to “the quality of being toxic to cells”) impact of M. oleifera seeds on MCF7 or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(29/01/2018 @ 12:45)
Tox Tunes #114: Mr. Pharmacist (The Fall)  Voir?

Although The Fall had been making music since the late 1970s and is considered one of the most durable and long-lasting groups to emerge from the British post-punk scene, they had really never been on my radar. When the group’s vocalist and founder Mark E. Smith died this week, his obituary in the New York Times noted: At various points in the band's four-decade career, the Fall might sound like punk, hard rock, psychedelia, funk, blues-rock, jazz-rock, electropop or sheer noise. “If it's me and your granny on bongos, it's the Fall,” Mr. Smith once declared. The BBC disc jockey John Peel, an early and steadfast supporter, said of the Fall that “they are always different, they are always the same.” “Mr. Pharmacist” is a cover of the 1966 original by the Cal...

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(29/01/2018 @ 03:28)
Millions of documents about chemical toxicity have been compiled into database, ToxicDocs, now available online  Voir?

(Natural News) There is no doubt that toxic products are everywhere you look these days. For every headline about a product recall, there are countless other items that are either ignored or given a free pass, slowly poisoning us and our planet. Public health historians David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz have been documenting the history... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(26/01/2018 @ 10:53)
Man-made meteor: New estimates put China's doomed space station, with toxic chemicals on board, crash landing back to Earth in about 3 months with many toxins surviving re-entry  Voir?

(Natural News) In 2016, the Chinese Space Agency conceded that it had lost contact and control of the Tiagong-1, China’s first prototype space station. Officials hypothesized that reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere would occur sometime in 2017. Now, it has been estimated that the Tiagong-1 — which means “Heavenly Place — will finally crash into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(25/01/2018 @ 21:21)
A new strategy induces the regression of advanced lung tumors in mice  Voir?

(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol ó gicas (CNIO)) A study conducted by researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) shows how the elimination of the c-Raf kinase by genetic manipulation causes the regression of Kras oncogene-driven advanced lung tumors in a genetically designed mouse model. It has also been shown that the elimination of the c-Raf protein produces very tolerable toxic effects. This opens a new possibility for the development of new therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(25/01/2018 @ 05:00)
Critics see only risks, no benefits in horsepox paper  Voir?

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(25/01/2018 @ 00:00)
URMC Professor Emeritus and Pioneer of Neurotoxicology Dies at 92  Voir?

Bernard “Bernie” Weiss, '53 (Ph.D.) was a monumental and beloved figure in the scientific community. He helped found the field of behavioral toxicology and was a defining presence in the URMC Department of Environmental Medicine for 50 years. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)

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(24/01/2018 @ 23:03)
HealthWatch: E-Cigarettes Are Less Harmful Than Regular Cigarettes, Still May Pose Risks  Voir?

BOSTON (CBS) — Many smokers turn to e-cigarettes to help them quit but just how safe are they? A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes that e-cigarettes are less toxic than regular cigarettes and could be a useful tool to help smokers kick the habit. That said, e-cigarettes do emit some toxins and release nicotine which is addictive and has long-term effects, so you if you don’t smoke, certainly don’t start using e-cigarettes because you think they’re harmless. They’re not. And we know that once kids and teens start using e-cigarettes or start vaping, they’re more like to start smoking regular cigarettes. A warning to parents, some of these vaping or e-cigarettes devices are made to look like thumb drives...

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(24/01/2018 @ 22:44)
Southern Research takes steps to prevent future flu outbreaks  Voir?

A Birmingham organization is taking a lead in flu research. Southern Research has been conducting tests on emerging pandemic strains and is participating in strategic government vaccine programs that are focusing on highly pathogenic avian influence, or HPAI, strains that pose serious public health risks.  Southern Research has performed toxicology studi es for flu vaccine platforms and provided preclinical studies on vaccines candidates, along with clinical trial support for vaccine makers. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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(24/01/2018 @ 17:11)
Questions arise over the risks of smoke-free tobacco device  Voir?

Philip Morris says the pen-like product creates an aerosol that's less toxic than cigarette smoke and poses less risk of disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(24/01/2018 @ 13:13)
Is IQOS, a smoke-free cigarette alternative, safe?  Voir?

Regulators from the FDA will consider a potentially safer alternative to cigarettes. Philip Morris International, the maker of Marlboro and other top brands, wants the FDA to approve IQOS, a pen-like product that warms tobacco and creates an aerosol that's less toxic than cigarette smoke. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Tony Dokoupil reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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(24/01/2018 @ 13:10)
Vaccine science analyst Suzanne Humphries receives death threat for daring to oppose the vaccine establishment's toxic lies  Voir?

(Natural News) Having devoted many years of her life to selflessly spreading the truth that vaccines maim and kill, Dr. Suzanne Humphries is no stranger to criticism and bullying from the rabid vaccine mafia. But a recent death threat she received has crossed the line in a major way – and what’s perhaps more chilling... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(24/01/2018 @ 12:02)
Rare traces of a volatile gas  Voir?

(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) Nitrogen monoxide (NO) belongs to the group of nitrogen oxides which are infamous as toxic emissions in urban agglomerations. But NO is also produced in nature and plays a role in the nitrogen cycle. However, from earth's largest ecosystem, the ocean, we have hardly any NO measurements. Marine Scientists from Kiel (Germany) now have published new marine NO concentration data in the journal Deep-Sea Research Part II, for which a newly developed measuring method was used for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(24/01/2018 @ 05:00)
Flushing out 'zombie cells' could help stave off Parkinson's, study suggests  Voir?

Possible approach to treating effects of neurodegenerative diseases – and even ageing – revealed by trialIn work that could open a new front in the war on Parkinson 's disease, and even ageing itself, scientists have shown that they can stave off some of the effects of the neurodegenerative disease by flushing “zombie cells” from the brain.The research in mice raises hopes for a fresh approach to treating the most common forms of Parkinson 's disease, which typically arise through a complex interplay of genetics, lifestyle andpotentially toxic substances in the environment.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(24/01/2018 @ 01:59)
California Ballot Initiative Would Raise $2B To Address Lead, Other Hazards  Voir?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Proponents are seeking to have a referendum put on the November ballot in California that would authorize $2 billion in bonds to fund a competitive grant program for the remediation of structural and environmental hazards such as lead-paint poisoning in homes, schools and other facilities on grounds that if the remediation is ignored, it "could impact schools and cost the State of California thousands of available housing units for low and middle income families." (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(23/01/2018 @ 22:20)
Guardian Ad Litem: $151M Water Contamination Agreement 'Fair And Adequate'  Voir?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The guardian ad litem in a class action lawsuit brought by West Virginia residents against a supplier of drinking water on Jan. 19 issued a report in which he said the $151 million settlement in the case is "fair and adequate" (Crystal Good, et al. v. American Water Works Co. Inc., No. 14-1374, S.D. W.Va.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(23/01/2018 @ 22:20)
EPA Seeks Protective Order To Limit Review In Case Over 'Fluoridation Chemicals'  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - The Environmental Protection Agency on Jan. 15 filed a brief in California federal court seeking a protective order limiting review to the administrative record in a lawsuit brought by environmental advocacy groups that seeks to compel the agency to initiate a rule-making procedure to ban the introduction of "fluoridation chemicals" into drinking water on grounds that they cause brain damage (Food& Water Watch Inc., et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al., No. 17-2162, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(23/01/2018 @ 22:20)
Residents: Company Should Be Compelled To Produce Expert's Documents In Water Case  Voir?

GREENVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi residents who sued a company alleging that it is liable for groundwater contamination filed a brief in Mississippi federal court on Jan. 16 seeking to compel the production of documents related to expert testimony (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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(23/01/2018 @ 22:20)
Special Master Fees In Lago Agrio Case Pose 'Ethical Problems,' Attorney Says  Voir?

NEW YORK - The attorney representing a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for injuries, only to have it reversed, on Jan. 16 filed a letter with the presiding judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, arguing that the special masters in the case "have chosen to utterly ignore" the issues the attorney raised concerning fees. Moreover, he contends that there are "ethical problems" with the billing process the special masters used (Chevron Corporation v. Donziger, et al., Case No. 11 Civ. 691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(23/01/2018 @ 22:20)
Lead-Poisoning Plaintiffs Fail To Assert Claims Sufficiently, Judge Rules  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on Jan. 8 dismissed a lead-poisoning lawsuit against the School District of Newark, N.J., and Gov. Chris Christie related to contaminated drinking water in schools, contending that the plaintiffs failed to allege the personal involvement of any specific defendants in a manner sufficient to survive a motion to dismiss (Veronica Branch, et al v. Chris Christie, et al., No. 16-2467, D. N.J.; 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3381). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(23/01/2018 @ 22:20)
Glyphosate Warning Under Prop 65 Not 'False,' California Agencies Argue  Voir?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California attorney general and another state official filed an answer in California federal court on Jan. 9 denying the claim that a warning for products that contain glyphosate under the state measure known as Proposition 65 is "false, misleading and highly controversial" (National Association of Wheat Growers, et al. v. Lauren Zeise, et al., No. 17-2401, E.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(23/01/2018 @ 22:20)
Tennessee Couple: Monsanto Knew Glyphosate Could Cause Cancer; Damages Sought  Voir?

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A couple on Dec. 11 filed a complaint in Tennessee federal court seeking damages against Monsanto Co., alleging that it knew that the chemical glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, could pose "significant risks to human health, including a risk of cancer" yet misrepresented it as safe (Warren Ahrent, et al. v. Monsanto Company, No. 18-65, E.D. Tenn.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(23/01/2018 @ 22:20)
Monsanto: Roundup Claims Fail For Lack Of Evidence About Glyphosate's Toxicity  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. filed an answer in the multidistrict litigation for Roundup in California federal court on Jan. 16 denying that exposure to the herbicide "did or could have caused" non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) as alleged by a specific plaintiff (In Re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation [Kevin McNew v. Monsanto Co.], MDL No. 2741, No. 17-6858, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(23/01/2018 @ 22:20)
Fracking Groups: BLM Decision To Suspend Methane Rule Valid  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Hydraulic fracturing trade groups filed a brief in California federal court on Jan. 16 arguing that decision by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to amend the compliance deadlines for what is known as the methane waste prevention rule was valid. The groups oppose the motion for preliminary injunction sought by environmental advocacy groups on grounds that it is "an extraordinary remedy" (Sierra Club, et al. v. Ryan Zinke, et al., No. 17-7187, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(23/01/2018 @ 22:20)
Company: Chemical Injury Claims Barred By Statute Of Limitations  Voir?

NEW YORK - A chemical company filed a brief in New York federal court on Jan. 16 arguing that the district court should reconsider its ruling that determined that personal injury claims related to chemical exposure allegedly suffered on banana plantations were not barred by the statute of limitations (Tobias Bermudez Chavez, et al. v. Occidental Chemical Corporation, No. 17-3459, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(23/01/2018 @ 22:20)
Parties Debate Class Action Status At Delaware High Court In Chemical Injury Case  Voir?

DOVER, Del. - Attorneys for two chemical companies and those representing a class of plaintiffs on Jan. 17 debated before the Delaware Supreme Court the question of whether a long-standing class action related to alleged injuries from chemical exposure on banana plantations was still active (Luis Antonio Aguilar Marquinez, et al., v. Dow Chemical Co., et al., No. 231, 2017, Del. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(23/01/2018 @ 22:20)
Proposed law would turn Florida into a vaccine police state: "Women's Cancer Prevention Act" would mandate mass injections with toxic HPV vaccines  Voir?

(Natural News) Following in the eugenics footsteps of California’s SB 277, Florida lawmakers are now pushing a totalitarian medical police state law that would deny an education to children who aren’t injected with the extremely toxic and risky HPV vaccine. SB 1551, being deceptively called the “Women’s Cancer Prevention Act,” mandates HPV vaccines in school-aged... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(23/01/2018 @ 21:21)
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Protecting 'powerhouse' of cells may fuel new treatment  Voir?

A new study provides further evidence that exposure to a highly toxic form of amyloid beta injures mitochondria and triggers early events in Alzheimer's. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(23/01/2018 @ 18:00)
One of the Most Comprehensive Studies on Health Effects of E-Cigarettes Finds That Using E-Cigarettes May Lead Youth to Start Smoking, Adults to Stop Smoking  Voir?

Evidence suggests that while e-cigarettes are not without health risks, they are likely to be far less harmful than conventional cigarettes, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. They contain fewer numbers and lower levels of toxic substances than conventional cigarettes, and using e-cigarettes may help adults who smoke conventional cigarettes quit smoking. However, their long-term health effects are not yet clear. Among youth -- who use e-cigarettes at higher rates than adults do -- there is substantial evidence that e-cigarette use increases the risk of transitioning to smoking conventional cigarettes. Although the research base is limited given the relatively short time e-cigarettes have been used, the committee th...

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(23/01/2018 @ 16:00)
South Africa:Stay Away From Toxic Noordhoek Vlei, City of Cape Town Warns  Voir?

[News24Wire] Residents and visitors to Cape Town must avoid contact with the Wildevoelvlei in the Noordhoek Valley because of elevated toxin levels due to algae, the City of Cape Town's environmental health department said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
(23/01/2018 @ 06:42)
Flavonoids in wild ephedra plant extracts have been found to be potent antioxidants; may replace toxic ingredients in food and cosmetics  Voir?

(Natural News) Ephedra alata, a plant widely used in traditional folk medicine in Palestine, takes center stage as researchers explore its potential medical uses. The paper, which was published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, analyzed the antioxidant and antibacterial activity of the wild E. alata plant. Ephedra alata in traditional medicine A member... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/01/2018 @ 22:35)
In Esophageal Cancer, Lung Radiation Dose Affects Survival In Esophageal Cancer, Lung Radiation Dose Affects Survival  Voir?

Is decreased survival from radiation therapy to adjacent lung tissue caused by toxicity, or is it due to'unintended consequences'?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(22/01/2018 @ 17:12)
Your NEJM Group Today: Toxic Alcohols Review / How Many Antiplatelets to Prevent Recurrent Stroke? / California Primary Care Opportunity  Voir?

Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Section: Review article: Poisonings by the toxic alcohols (methanol, ethylene glycol... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
(22/01/2018 @ 13:41)
Toxic Black-Market Cigarettes Fuel Mesothelioma Concerns  Voir?

The Australian government's plan to see around 300,000 people quit smoking by 2020 has backfired. A tobacco tax hike of a 12.5 percent over a four-year span has driven the price of cigarettes to $40 a pack and rising. As a result, avid smokers are turning to illegally imported cigarettes to fuel their habit. The trend has resulted in the emergence of a flourishing black-market industry linked to organized crime. Up to 14.3 percent of tobacco consumed in Australia comes through the black market, with a wide range of brands and counterfeit imitations sold “under the counter” by shop owners and other individuals across the country. The trend has financially impacted small business owners selling legitimate tobacco products. For consumers of the illegal cigarettes, it has caused a far mo...

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(22/01/2018 @ 13:41)
Can I Love You and Hate You at the Same Time?  Voir?

Are pain and anger in themselves toxic forces or violent acts, that negate the love we feel for those who are close to us? Does this uneasy sense of contradiction cause us to hold those 'negative' emotions inside ourselves? Tags: in practice, relationships (Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features)

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(22/01/2018 @ 11:37)
Bitcoin warning from billionaire Warren Buffett: Cryptocurrencies are a toxic bubble that will most likely ”come to a bad ending”  Voir?

(Natural News) Billionaire investor and all-around financial genius Warren Buffett has once again shared his thoughts on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. To no one’s surprise, he still doesn’t care for them, not one bit. In a recent interview with CNBC, Buffett does his best to make it absolutely clear that he doesn’t see a good... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(22/01/2018 @ 11:32)
For refugee children, war zone trauma proves lasting and toxic  Voir?

High, prolonged levels of stress can cause serious physical and behavioural problems (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
(22/01/2018 @ 04:00)
The European Food Safety Authority has more than doubled the “safe level” a toxic chemical that causes infertility  Voir?

(Natural News) The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently updated its recommendations for the tolerable daily intake (TDI) for 3-MCPD, a contaminant commonly found in refined vegetable oils and fats. The updated guidelines raised the TDI for the oil contaminant from only 0.8 micrograms per kilogram of body weight to 2.0 ľg/kg bw. The current TDI is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(21/01/2018 @ 22:46)
Medical News Today: Toxic substance may yield male birth control pill  Voir?

Researchers reveal how a modified form of a plant-derived compound once used as a poison could be a viable candidate for a male birth control pill. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(21/01/2018 @ 08:00)
Dietary Supplements Marketed for Weight Loss, Bodybuilding, and Sexual Enhancement  Voir?

Your patients may ask you about dietary supplements for losing weight, bodybuilding, or sexual enhancement. Although patients may be tempted by the “quick fix” claims of these products, which are available in supermarkets, pharmacies, health food stores, and on the Internet, most of these products haven't been proven safe or effective. Safety concerns about natural products include the possibility of drug interactions, direct toxicities, and contamination of supplements with active pharmaceutical agents. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)

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(20/01/2018 @ 00:42)
Defunct Wisconsin Foundry Fined in Asbestos Exposure Case  Voir?

A Wisconsin court ordered the corporate owner of a shuttered foundry to pay more than $500,000 in fines and medical expenses for exposing workers to toxic asbestos. Grede Holdings LLC, which was indicted last March, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 in the U.S. District Court in Eastern Wisconsin to violating a provision of the Clean Air Act. As part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Grede acknowledged supervisors at its plant in Berlin, Wisconsin, negligently ordered numerous employees in January 2012 to remove asbestos-containing insulation material from the roof of an inactive industrial oven. “The company failed to provide the workers with adequate personal protective equipment, or follow standard asbestos abatement procedures, placing the workers in imminent danger of serious bo...

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(19/01/2018 @ 16:13)
WISER 5.1 Released  Voir?

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email discussion listserv: WISER 5.1 is now available on all platforms! Take a quick look at what’s included in this release. Tutorial Videos Check out WISER's new series of YouTube videos. These videos introduce WISER's functionality, walk through a known substance scenario, and explore WISER's protective distance mapping feature in detail. Take a look! Coming Soon : WebWISER enhancements and WISER 5.2, which adds three toxic syndromes (toxidromes) and related content to CHEMM's Intelligent Syndromes Tool (CHEMM-IST) to all WISER platforms.   [jh]   (Source: MCR News)

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(19/01/2018 @ 15:43)
10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018  Voir?

January 19, 2018It 's notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that 's often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there 's boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health workers and other humanitarians ready to do what's right.Now here are ten of the global health issues that will be most on our minds atIntraHealth International in 2018:10. Sparks of innov...

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(19/01/2018 @ 14:03)
Ligand to develop contrast with low renal toxicity  Voir?

Pharmaceutical developer Ligand Pharmaceuticals announced that it intends to...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
(19/01/2018 @ 07:00)
Free online access to millions of documents on chemical toxicity made possible through ToxicDocs  Voir?

(Springer) Millions of pages of internal corporate and trade association documents relating to the introduction of new products and chemicals into the workplace and commerce have been compiled into a free searchable online database called ToxicDocs. The history and future outlook for this database is now the subject of a free to view special section in the Journal of Public Health Policy which is a Palgrave Macmillan journal and is published by Springer Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(19/01/2018 @ 05:00)
Alternatives to toxic phenol compounds are being developed  Voir?

(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) Finnish softwood bark contains large amounts of water-soluble tannin-polyphenols, which can be used as renewable alternatives to the fossil and toxic phenol compounds widely used in glues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(19/01/2018 @ 05:00)
Total stupidity of online herd mentality on display as teens challenge each other to eat Tide laundry detergent "pods"  Voir?

(Natural News) Doctors and parents are concerned about a dangerous new trend that is sweeping the internet. Teenagers across the country are daring one another to eat poisonous laundry detergent pods, part of a so-called “Tide Pod Challenge.” In 2017, poison control centers reported more than 12,299 toxic exposures to the liquid detergent. In a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(18/01/2018 @ 21:45)
A Birth Control Pill For Men?  Voir?

BOSTON (CBS) – Could we be closer to a birth control pill for men? Scientists have been trying to develop one for decades but now they may have a new unusual lead: a plant extract, called ouabain, that was used by African warriors and hunters as a heart-stopping poison on their arrows. In high enough quantities ouabain can damage the heart, not really what you want in a birth control pill for men, but it can also disrupt a protein in sperm thought to be important for male fertility. So researchers manipulated the extract so it wouldn’t be toxic and tested it in rats, and found that it interfered with the sperm’s ability to swim.  If sperm can't swim, they can't fertilize an egg. The extract is not yet ready for prime time, but this could be encouraging news for men ...

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(18/01/2018 @ 16:39)
Proton Therapy Not Better Than IMRT in Lung Cancer Proton Therapy Not Better Than IMRT in Lung Cancer  Voir?

In a randomized trial comparing the two modalities, proton therapy was not superior in reducing the rate of serious lung toxicityMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
(18/01/2018 @ 15:59)
FDA to expedite release of recall information  Voir?

Douglas Stern, FDA's Director, Office of Enforcement and Import Operations, Office of Regulatory Affairs By: Douglas Stearn, J.D. When FDA identifies that a product it regulates violates the law, it protects the public by working with the manufacturer and distributors to facilitate the product's recall (i.e., removal from the marketplace or product correction). Among other actions, FDA assures that the public is warned when products present the most significant public hazards, including those recalls associated with an outbreak. Now, as part of a larger effort to increase transparency, empower consumers, and enhance public health, the FDA is working to alert the public sooner whenever a product has been recalled. The public's primary source for recall information is FDA's weekly, ...

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(18/01/2018 @ 15:41)
What Medical Device Manufacturers Need to Know about FDA 's Predictive Toxicology Roadmap  Voir?

FDA recently published its Predictive Toxicology Roadmap to enable the adoption of advances in toxicity testing. While this announcement from FDA may not have any immediate effects on the toxicology testing for medical device manufacturers (MDMs), it anticipates the future evolution of toxicology testing. With the unprecedented advancements in technologies, globalization, and ever-changing challenges, FDA and other stakeholders must have a unified, comprehensive strategy. FDA's Toxicology Working Group recommended a six-part roadmap to achieve the goal of upgrading toxicology tools and their regulatory acceptance for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and food. The roadmap is anticipated to help move low-risk products to market faster while preventing products with objectionable toxicolo...

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(18/01/2018 @ 14:17)
Toxic firefighting foam contaminated the water at a Colorado Air Force base, now veterans and residents are coming down with cancer  Voir?

(Natural News) A Colorado air force base recently came under fire as water contaminated with perfluorinated compounds (PFC) was associated with the onset of various forms of cancer among people living in close proximity to the base. A Daily Mail report noted that former soldiers, firefighters and residents near the Peterson Air Force base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, were... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(17/01/2018 @ 22:31)
Skinny pigs? Low-fat craze gone too far  Voir?

Let's face it. You and I both know most Americans are struggling with their weight. I see it in my practice every day. There's not one study that will tell you otherwise. What's more, there's been an explosion of not only obesity, but of related diseases like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. But did you realize that the rates of obesity and disease in America began rising at the exact same time the health authorities told us to eat a low-fat diet? It started in 1977 when George McGovern led a Senate Committee that released its “Dietary Goals for the United States.” According to this report, fat was the cause of illnesses sweeping the nation. Then the National Institutes of Health jumped on the “low-fat” bandwagon and announced that Americans must cut their fat inta...

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(17/01/2018 @ 19:19)
Low testosterone linked to this deficiency …  Voir?

Without the sun, none of us would be here. After all, we evolved to live under the sun. But many of us are trained to believe the sun is your deadly enemy. Every day doctors warn you to stay out of the sun. And if you do go out, they want you to slather your skin with toxic sunscreen. Their 30-year-old campaign has been very successful. So successful, that people today are extremely deficient in vitamin D. In fact, a new clinical review shows that nearly a billion people across the globe are vitamin D deficient.1 And low vitamin D is a surefire path to chronic disease, early death — and low testosterone. Almost every week I hear the same complaints from my male patients… No energy, trouble sleeping, a sagging sex drive, weight gain and the dreaded “man boobs.” Many have tried the l...

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(17/01/2018 @ 19:15)
Vitamin deficiency we are all born with  Voir?

I've admired Linus Pauling for years. In 1976, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist gave mega doses of vitamin C to 100 “untreatable” cancer patients. He then compared these so-called terminal patients to patients with the same kind of cancer who didn't get vitamin C. The patients who received the traditional cancer treatment lived for an average of six months. Pauling's patients lived — on average — for six years. You'd think that the medical community would have heralded Pauling's research as a huge breakthrough in cancer treatment. But they didn't. And they still don't. Despite groundbreaking research like this, traditional doctors still dismiss vitamin C as “unnecessary” and “a waste of money.” And that's a big mistake because we were all born with a severe...

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Worried about your liver after taking Tylenol? Take Moringa peregrina – it has been found to help mitigate the effects of liver toxicity caused by the drug  Voir?

(Natural News) The Moringa peregrina plant is an Egyptian flower that has been scientifically proven to have a wide score of beneficial pharmacologic effects. These range from acting as an anti-inflammatory agent to serving as an analgesic. However, its impact on the liver has remained unknown until recently. A team of investigators discovered that Moringa... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Concise history of toxicology - from empiric knowledge to science - Tompa A, Bal ŕĄzs P.  Voir?

Toxicology is a science of poisonings by xenobiotics and endogenous physiological changes. Its empiric roots may be traced back to the emerging of the human race because the most important pledge of our predecessors' survival was the differentiation betwee... (Source: SafetyLit)
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No adverse health impacts from long term vaping -- Study  Voir?

(Aspect Consulting) A new peer-reviewed clinical trial to be published in the February edition of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology shows that regular use of e-cigarettes does not have any negative health impact on smokers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
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New research to help reduce number of algae blooms that form annually  Voir?

(Brigham Young University) The study shows that sampling headwaters where streams form can identify which landscapes are resilient enough to handle the rigors of farming and which are vulnerable to leaching toxic residue into waterways. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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Model loses second leg to toxic shock syndrome  Voir?

Los Angeles-based model Lauren Wasser, 29, lost her right leg in 2012 and had the other one amputated last week. 'Life is about to be so different, again!' she said in a post before the surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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The Biomarker Disruptor  Voir?

Would you rather get a biopsy or a blood test to check for prostate cancer? Quanterix chairman/CEO Kevin Hrusovsky said with the help of his company's latest product, the SR-X Ultra-Sensitive Biomarker Detection System, a simple blood test could replace, or complement, invasive diagnostic procedures. Using digital technology, the SR-X can detect cancer, neurological disorders, inflammatory and infectious diseases, and heart events months or even years earlier, and less invasively, than existing technology.   Using Quanterix's single molecule array (Simoa) science, which is similar to a digital enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), the SR-X measures six biomarkers simultaneously with a roughly 1,000-fold improvement in sensitivity. This precision allows researchers to see proteins at ...

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Why the 'Tide pod challenge' is dangerous, potentially deadly  Voir?

The laundry detergent pod challenge can lead to ingesting toxic chemicals. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Canada Introduces New Asbestos Regulations  Voir?

Two Canadian government agencies are sponsoring legislation that will prohibit the import, use and sale of asbestos and products containing the cancer-causing mineral. The proposed Prohibition of Asbestos and Asbestos Products Regulations, sponsored by Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada, comes more than a year after the Canadian government promised a comprehensive ban on asbestos by 2018. Additional amendments to the existing Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations (ESECLR) would restrict the export of all forms of asbestos, going beyond Canada's commitment under the Rotterdam Convention. Together, the proposals aim to eliminate the market for asbestos products in Canada and protect Canadian workers from the dangers of asbestos exposure. Once a wo...

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Flame retardants in UK furniture increase smoke toxicity more than they reduce fire growth rate - McKenna ST, Birtles R, Dickens K, Walker RG, Spearpoint MJ, Stec AA, Hull TR.  Voir?

This paper uses fire statistics to show the importance of fire toxicity on fire deaths and injuries, and the importance of upholstered furniture and bedding on fatalities from unwanted fires. The aim was to compare the fire hazards (fire growth and smoke t... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Astragalus found to protect against drug-induced liver injury: Study  Voir?

(Natural News) The liver is a very important organ that is, unfortunately, vulnerable to various toxic agents and harmful elements. Among these are drugs like paracetamol that, when taken in doses that exceed what’s recommended, can stress out or even damage the liver. Fortunately, an investigative team comprising of researchers from Saudi Arabia, Cairo, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Tox Tunes #113: Legend of a Mind (Moody Blues)  Voir?

“Legend of a Mind” is about Timothy Leary, the one-time Harvard professor of psychology and 1960s LSD-mountebank Timothy Leary, whom Richard Nixon once called the “most dangerous man in America.” Timothy Leary’s Dead No, no, he’s outside looking in He’ll fly his astral plane Takes you trips around the bay Brings you back the same day Timothy Leary, Timothy Leary Despite this funereal first verse, the song long pre-dated Leary’s death in 1996, and appeared on The Moody Blues 1968 progressive rock album In Search of the Lost Chord. “Legend of a Mind” was written by the band’s flautist Ray Thomas, who also performs the lead vocals. Thomas died last week in England at the age of 76. The Moody Blues will be inducted into the Roc...

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What Treatment is Recommended for Common Headaches?  Voir?

Discussion Headache is pain in the scalp, forehead, orbits and temple. Facial and neck pain are usually excluded from this definition. It is a common problem with more than 6 million pediatric patients having migraine. Headaches can also have co-morbidities and more than 1 primary headache type can co-exist. The costs are high both economically and in the quality of life for the patients and families. A review of common headache types and indications for neuroimaging can be found here. Treatment is necessarily multi-pronged. Patients should understand their diagnosis so they can understand what reasonably can be expected from treatment, how they can prevent headaches and how they can help to treat themselves once the headache occurs. When patients and families think about treatment for h...

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Military lessons for preppers: How to “improvise, adapt, and overcome” challenges  Voir?

(Natural News) Murphy’s Law states, “If anything can go wrong, it will.” Today’s world is unpredictable – there are threats of nuclear war, an impending zombie apocalypse from radiation and toxic chemicals, and the risk of being overrun by machines and artificial intelligence (AI). How in the world do we prepare for these extinction-level disasters?... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Uganda:Meat Contaminated By Toxic Chemicals  Voir?

[Deutsche Welle] Some butchers are using dangerous chemicals to preserve meat and keep away flies. Formaldehyde, a chemical used to preserve dead bodies in hospitals, is one of the chemicals being used. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Brian Berridge tapped to manage National Toxicology Program  Voir?

NTP coordinates toxicology research and testing across nine different federal agencies. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)

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Molecular medication "mirror images" have extremely toxic effects in humans, turning "safe" drugs into deadly killers  Voir?

(Natural News) One risk in the pharmaceutical industry that tends to get glossed over quite a bit is racemization, which occurs when a drug essentially turns into a mirror image of itself, which in some cases might make it inert and in others could cause it to become extremely dangerous. The chemical conditions in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(12/01/2018 @ 11:52)
PETA International Science Consortium, Chemical Watch to offer free toxicology webinars  Voir?

(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd., an organisation that promotes reliable and relevant regulatory testing approaches that protect human health and the environment while eliminating the use of animals, and Chemical Watch, the leading global regulatory news and information service for the chemical industry, have teamed up again to present a free webinar series focusing on non-animal methods and testing strategies that can be used to meet Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation requirements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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PET HEALTH WARNING: Veterinarians are wildly overdosing small dogs with toxic vaccines, causing devastating side effects  Voir?

(Natural News) Vets around the world are seeing horrific reactions from over-vaccinating, yet many pet owners remain unaware of the problem and continue to bring their pets in for yearly shots without questioning the risks. All pets are given the same vaccine dose regardless of their size, which means a cat that weighs five pounds... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Antagonism toward the intestinal microbiota and its effect on Vibrio cholerae virulence  Voir?

The bacterial type VI secretion system (T6SS) is a nanomachine that delivers toxic effector proteins into target cells, killing them. In mice, we found that the Vibrio cholerae T6SS attacks members of the host commensal microbiota in vivo, facilitating the pathogen’s colonization of the gut. This microbial antagonistic interaction drives measurable changes in the pathogenicity of V. cholerae through enhanced intestinal colonization, expression of bacterial virulence genes, and activation of host innate immune genes. Because ablation of mouse commensals by this enteric pathogen correlated with more severe diarrheal symptoms, we conclude that antagonism toward the gut microbiota could improve the fitness of V. cholerae as a pathogen by elevating its transmission to new susceptible host...

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Asbestos found in 17 makeup products thanks to one woman's persistent concerns about child safety  Voir?

(Natural News) Parents have a seemingly never-ending list of things to worry about, particularly when it comes to their children's health. Even if you've done your best to ensure your kids eat healthy foods and you go out of your way to avoid toxic vaccines and medications, there are still ways that your children could... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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The world's insatiable demand for chocolate has Colombia gearing up production – but heavy metals remain a huge concern for importers  Voir?

(Natural News) The accumulation of heavy metals such as cadmium in food is a major issue in scientific communities and international food organizations, due to the high toxicological risks to consumers, and because there is no detailed record of such contaminants’ actual content. This is why researchers at Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia felt... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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BioProtect wins FDA IDE nod for ProSpace trial  Voir?

Oncology device developer BioProtect said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to launch a pivotal clinical study of its ProSpace balloon system designed to prevent rectal toxicity following prostate cancer radiotherapy. The ProSpace balloon system is a novel balloon spacer designed to temporarily separate the rectum from the prostate during prostate cancer radiation therapy to reduce rectal radiation exposure. The Israel-based company said it plans to launch a prospective, randomized study to explore the safety and effectiveness of the ProSpace spacer to protect the rectum and lower GI tract during radiation therapy for patients with prostate cancer as compared to patients being treated without spacers. “We are addressing a major downside of prostate cancer r...

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What Risks for Radiation in Scleroderma Patients with Breast Cancer? (CME/CE)  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Acute toxicity and disease flares were rare (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
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Radiation OK for Breast Ca Patients with Scleroderma (CME/CE)  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Acute toxicity and disease flares were rare (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
(10/01/2018 @ 17:00)
New Dental Material Can Resist Biofilm Growth And Kills Bacteria  Voir?

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed an antibacterial resin for dental procedures such as cavity fillings. They hope that the material can provide improved fillings that resist tooth decay and last longer. Conventional materials for dental fillings are prone to being covered in plaque, a sticky biofilm that can lead to tooth decay and filling failure. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are working on developing something better. “Dental biomaterials such as these,” said Geelsu Hwang, a researcher involved in the study, “need to achieve two goals: first, they should kill pathogenic microbes effectively, and, second, they need to withstand severe mechanical stress, as happens when we bite and chew.” Hwang and his colleagues have developed a new dent...

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When Strategies Go Awry: Part 3 In A Series On Cognitive Biases And Their Impact  Voir?

By Laura A. Frase Loss Aversion and its Collaborators or (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge Remands Agent Orange Benefits Case To Consider Evidence Regarding Dementia  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on Dec. 28 partially affirmed and partially reversed a ruling on a veteran's entitlement to benefits related to exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange, concluding that he was not eligible to benefits for Parkinson's disease but that further proceedings are needed to determine his right to coverage for Lewy body dementia disorder (Shirley A. Kast v. David J. Shulkin, No. 16-3224, U.S. App., Vet. Clms.; 2017 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 1840). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Veterans Board's Reasons For Denying Agent Orange Benefits Lacking, Judge Says  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on Dec. 28 vacated a ruling that denied a veteran's request for benefits in connection with alleged exposure to Agent Orange on grounds that the Board of Veterans Appeals "provided an inadequate statement of reasons or bases for its conclusion" (William Anglin v. David J. Shulkin, No. 16-3883, Vet. Clms.; 2017 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 1850). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Split 9th Circuit: EPA Is Compelled To Develop Lead Paint Standards  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A divided panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 27 granted a petition for writ of mandamus sought by advocacy groups seeking to compel the Environmental Protection Agency to act on a rule-making petition concerning lead-dust hazards and lead-paint standards (In re: A Community Voice, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 16-72816, 9th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Lawsuit Seeking To Compel EPA To Ban Fluoride In Drinking Water Stands, Judge Says  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in California on Dec. 21 refused to dismiss a complaint against the Environmental Protection Agency brought by environmental advocacy groups seeking to compel the agency to initiate a rulemaking procedure to ban the introduction of "fluoridation chemicals" into drinking water on grounds that they cause brain damage (Food& Water Watch Inc., et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al., No. 17-2162, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Men Injured By Lithium Battery Explosion Appeal Dismissal To 10th Circuit  Voir?

OKLAHOMA CITY - Two men who contend that they were injured when a lithium battery exploded while they were working on a hydraulic fracturing rig on Dec. 29 filed a notice of appeal in the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, et al., and Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation v. Engineered Power LP, et al., No. 15-145, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(09/01/2018 @ 23:44)
Montana High Court Finds CERCLA Does Not Preempt Restoration Damages Claim  Voir?

HELENA, Mont. - A 6-1 Montana Supreme Court on Dec. 29 found that property owners who live near the Anaconda Smelter Superfund site can seek restoration damages for arsenic contamination on their properties after finding that the cause of action is not preempted by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Montana Second Judicial District Court, Silver Bow County, et al., No. 16-0555, Mont. Sup., 2017 Mont. LEXIS 730). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Oregon Sues Monsanto, Seeks Over $100M For PCB Cleanup  Voir?

PORTLAND, Ore. - The state of Oregon on Jan. 4 filed suit in state court against Monsanto Co., Pharmacia Corp. and Solutia Inc., seeking more than $100 million in damages to clean up contamination in the state's groundwater and soil resulting from the companies' manufacturing of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) (State of Oregon v. Monsanto Co., et al., No. 18CV00540, Ore. Cir., Multnomah Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Panel: Silica Rule 'Arbitrary And Capricious'; Further Consideration Needed  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A panel of the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 22 remanded for further consideration the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's rule regulating workplace exposure to silica because the initial rule was "arbitrary and capricious" (North America's Building Trades Unions v. Occupational Safety& Health Administration, et al., No. 16-1105, D.C. Cir.; 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 26315). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Panel Says Agency Violated Code In The Way It Set 'Specific Criteria' For Water  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - A New Jersey appellate panel on Dec. 19 reversed and remanded a ruling by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regarding specific groundwater quality criteria for perfluorononanoic acid (PFOA), concluding that the state administrative code expressly limits the DEP's authority to establish "specific criteria" with the expectation that they "shall be replaced with specific criteria as soon as reasonably possible by rule" (Chemistry Council of New Jersey v. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, No. A-1439-15T4 and Solvay Specialty Polymers USA LLC v. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, No. A-1442-15T1 and Arkema Inc. v. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, No. A-1917-15T1, N.J. Super., App. Div.). (Source: LexisN...

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Groups Sue Federal Agency Over Amendment To Methane Rule For Energy Companies  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A collection of environmental advocacy groups on Dec. 19 filed a lawsuit in California federal court against Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and two federal agencies contending that they are violating federal law with regard to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) final decision to amend the compliance deadlines for what is known as the methane waste prevention rule (Sierra Club, et al. v. Ryan Zinke, et al., No. 17-7187, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(09/01/2018 @ 23:44)
EPA Report: Glyphosate Not Likely To Be Carcinogenic To Humans  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Dec. 18 released a draft risk assessment for glyphosate, which is the primary chemical ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, concluding that "glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans." (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(09/01/2018 @ 23:44)
50 Californians Sue Monsanto, Allege Injuries From Glyphosate Exposure  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A group of California residents comprising 50 plaintiffs on Dec. 13 filed five separate lawsuits against Monsanto Co. in California state court, seeking damages allegedly caused by exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup (John Aiton, et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. CGC-17- 563100, Calif. Super., San Francisco Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(09/01/2018 @ 23:44)
Defendants In Flint Water Case Say They Are Entitled To A Stay Of Discovery  Voir?

DETROIT - A group of defendants in the lawsuit brought by residents of Flint, Mich., alleging injuries from exposure to lead-contaminated drinking water on Dec. 15 filed a brief arguing that if the district court grants a stay to other defendants in the case, it should "properly" stay discovery as to all of the defendants to avoid unfair prejudice to the private corporate defendants that would be forced to provide discovery at a time when they cannot obtain critical discovery (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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(09/01/2018 @ 23:44)
Flint Lead Crisis Whisteblower Says Her Case Is Valid And Her Speech Was Protected  Voir?

CINCINNATI - A former administrator for the city of Flint, Mich., who sought damages for defamation and sought protection under the state's whistleblower act in relation to actions she took during the Flint lead-contaminated water crisis filed a brief in the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 19, arguing that a lower court erred when it dismissed her case because she engaged in protected speech made as a private citizen and not pursuant to her official duties (Natasha Henderson v. City of Flint, Mich., No. 17-2031, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Ruling On Causation Expert In Nuclear Facility Injury Case Disputed In High Court  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal appeals court used the wrong standard in ruling on a trial court's admission of expert testimony, 137 residents of a Pennsylvania town say in their Dec. 20 U.S. Supreme Court petition seeking review of their claims that illegal releases from a nuclear materials processing plant caused their cancers and the deaths of their family members (Michelle McMunn, et al. v. Babcock& Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc., et al., No. 17-907, U.S. Sup., 2017 U.S. S. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 5119). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(09/01/2018 @ 23:44)
Flint Water Defendant: U.S. Supreme Court Review Of Drinking Water Law Needed  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A defendant in one of the lead-contaminated water crisis lawsuits regarding Flint, Mich., on Nov. 7 filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision that federal drinking water law did not preclude the initial lawsuit (Jeff Wright v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-666, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(09/01/2018 @ 23:44)
City, State Defendants Seek Supreme Court Review Of Flint Water Crisis Rulings  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A group of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) employees on Dec. 22 filed a petition for writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, contending that it should reinstate the ruling of a Michigan federal judge who dismissed the complaint brought against the MDEQ by residents of Flint, Mich., who contended that the MDEQ employees were liable for the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city (Daniel Wyant, et al. v. Melissa Mays, et al., No. 17-901, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(09/01/2018 @ 23:44)
Medical News Today: Mercury poisoning: Symptoms and treatment  Voir?

Learn about the signs and symptoms of mercury poisoning in children and adults. Mercury is highly toxic, so it is crucial to know when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(09/01/2018 @ 19:00)
Machine Learning in Toxicology: Fundamentals of Application and Interpretation  Voir?

January 23, 2018 1:00-2:30pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)

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(09/01/2018 @ 15:07)
Cancer cells can be destroyed more effectively and selectively with a unique new reusable treatment  Voir?

Led by Professor Peter J. Sadler from Warwick's Department of Chemistry, researchers have developed a new line of attack against cancer: an organic-osmium compound, which is triggered using a non-toxic dose of sodium formate, a natural product found in many organisms, including nettles and ants. (Source: World Pharma News)

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(09/01/2018 @ 08:00)
Fatal ingestion of e-cigarette nicotine liquid  Voir?

lucadp/shutterstock.com 2.5 out of 5 stars Death from Ingestion of E-Liquid. Morley S et al. J Emerg Med 2017 Dec;53:862-864. Abstract This short case report is presented in a somewhat confusing fashion but nevertheless brings up interesting points. A 32-year-old man was brought to hospital after having a cardiac arrest in the field 1 hour after ingesting approximately 20 ml of e-cigarette nicotine liquid containing 72 mg/ml of nicotine (total dose approximately 1440 mg.) He was resuscitated but had developed anoxic encephalopathy and died 3 days later. A plasma nicotine level drawn 24 hours after admission was 1600 ng/ml. His plasma ethanol level on admission was 246 mg/dL. The authors note that severe nicotine toxicity can present in a biphasic pattern, with initial stimulation (nausea ...

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(09/01/2018 @ 06:55)
Promise of new antibiotics lies with shackling tiny toxic tetherballs to bacteria  Voir?

(University of Texas at Austin) Biologists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a method for rapidly screening hundreds of thousands of potential drugs for fighting infections, an innovation that holds promise for combating the growing scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The method involves engineering bacteria to produce and test molecules that are potentially toxic to themselves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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(09/01/2018 @ 05:00)
Study finds source of toxic green algal blooms and the results stink  Voir?

(Florida Atlantic University) Florida's St. Lucie Estuary received national attention in 2016 as toxic green algal blooms wreaked havoc on this vital ecosystem. A new study contradicts the widespread misconception that periodic discharges from Lake Okeechobee were responsible. Water samples gathered and tested in the year-long study provide multiple lines of evidence that human wastewater nitrogen from septic systems was a major contributor to the high nitrogen concentrations in the estuary and downstream coastal reefs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(09/01/2018 @ 05:00)
Pet vaccines are costly, toxic and dangerous – no WONDER pets die earlier now  Voir?

(Natural News) Could it be that most of your pet’s health problems are due to vaccines? Let’s examine the consequences of over-vaccinating your pet, and the pragmatics of this type of healthcare as it affects the pet and your bank account in ways you never imagined possible. Little did you know that pet vaccines create... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(08/01/2018 @ 23:17)
ICCVAM Communities of Practice Webinar - January 23  Voir?

Machine Learning in Toxicology: Fundamentals of Application and Interpretation (Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
(08/01/2018 @ 17:00)
New long-acting, less-toxic HIV drug suppresses virus in humanized mice  Voir?

The new compound may be a promising new candidate to enhance current HIV treatment regimens without toxic side-effects, according to Yale research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
(08/01/2018 @ 14:15)
Audit Reveals Most Australian Schools Contain Asbestos  Voir?

For millions of Australian parents, the biggest concern when sending their children off to school is what to pack in their lunchbox. This is hardly surprising, given their perception that schools are a safe place for children. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth. Many children are at risk of exposure to asbestos in aging school buildings. A recent audit of Australian schools revealed most contain some form of asbestos. In the southeastern state of Victoria alone, only 39 of the 1,440 state schools audited — or 3 percent — passed the test. Hundreds of schools in North South Wales contain asbestos, found mainly in fibrous asbestos roofing sheets, roof tiles, boiler flues and external window panels. All schools containing asbestos are ticking time bombs. Any damage cau...

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(08/01/2018 @ 13:30)
Are toxic chemicals at Air Force bases leading to cancer?  Voir?

People living near some Air Force bases are expressing concerns after the EPA detected toxic chemicals that may have seeped into local drinking water (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
(08/01/2018 @ 13:13)
New long-acting, less-toxic HIV drug suppresses virus in humanized mice  Voir?

(Yale University) A team of Yale researchers tested a new chemical compound that suppresses HIV, protects immune cells, and remains effective for weeks with a single dose. In animal experiments, the compound proved to be a promising new candidate to enhance current HIV treatment regimens -- without increasing toxic side effects, the researchers said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(08/01/2018 @ 05:00)
Diagnosis of heroin overdose in an 8-year-old boy: reliable contribution of toxicological investigations - Soichot M, Julliand S, Filatriau J, Hurbain A, Bourgogne E, Mihoubi A, Gourlain H, Delhotal-Landes B.  Voir?

Toxicological investigations are often required by clinicians in comatose patients with suspected poisoning. However, the usefulness of toxicological analyses to support a diagnosis of acute poisoning is debated among clinicians and the interpretation of l... (Source: SafetyLit)
(06/01/2018 @ 16:39)
Center for Domestic Preparedness to Resume Live-Agent Training  Voir?

ANNISTON, Ala. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) announced today that the Center will resume using nerve agents and biologicals in some of its hazardous materials training courses on Jan. 11.  In late 2016, the CDP suspended the use of the nerve agents GB and VX, and biologicals ricin and anthrax after it was discovered the Center's Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological training facility (COBRATF) had received, via third party vendor, and had been using a more toxic version of ricin in training than what CDP had ordered.  Since then, the CDP has continued to conduct hazardous material training at its COBRA facility, but without those agents and biologicals. To resume training with the materials, the CDP will purcha...

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(06/01/2018 @ 03:11)
Record-Breaking Winter Weather Exposes Asbestos Threats  Voir?

The brutal winter storms affecting most of the U.S. bring more dangers than just freezing temperatures and icy roads. Snow, freezing rain and weather forecasts in the single digits can also affect building materials containing deadly asbestos. For example, a Massachusetts elementary school remains closed after a pipe burst over the holiday break and damaged asbestos ceiling tiles. Fitchburg Public Schools Superintendent Andre Ravenelle said Crocker Elementary School will be closed until at least Friday as the building undergoes remedial work. “We are working with the appropriate agencies and licensed experts to remediate the damage and ensure Crocker continues to be a safe, healthy environment for students, parents, educators and staff,” Ravenelle said in a statement. Winter weather an...

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(05/01/2018 @ 15:22)
TOO TOXIC to swallow: Up to a third of diabetics don't take their pills because of the debilitating side effects  Voir?

(Natural News) According to a group of researchers, at least a third of diabetics do not take their medication due to fear of possible side effects. Diabetics in the U.K. are often prescribed metformin, the most commonly prescribed drug for type 2 diabetes. While there is no definite data on how many of the 3.4 million... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(05/01/2018 @ 11:50)
Noise could be key to helping beat dementia  Voir?

Researchers from the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology found low-pitched noises appear to break down toxic clumps in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(05/01/2018 @ 09:14)
Society of Toxicology 2018 awards recognize Birnbaum, Ramaiahgari  Voir?

SOT awardees for 2018 include NIEHS and National Toxicology Program Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., and NTP postdoc Sreenivasa Ramaiahgari, Ph.D. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(05/01/2018 @ 03:08)
NTP board meeting highlights new tools, technologies, and methods  Voir?

New tools, technologies, and approaches in toxicology were key topics for the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(05/01/2018 @ 03:08)
Brian Berridge takes the helm at the National Toxicology Program  Voir?

Brian Berridge, the new head of NTP, seeks to integrate cutting-edge methods, including animal studies, cell-based toxicity testing, and computer modeling. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(05/01/2018 @ 03:08)
Alzheimer's breakthrough? Scientists show how toxic protein rips through the brain  Voir?

BRITISH scientists have shown for the first time how a toxic protein rips through the brain in Alzheimer 's, raising hope the destructive process can be stopped. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
(05/01/2018 @ 00:02)
Dinking raw water trend is potentially deadly  Voir?

Demand for untreated, unsterilized spring water has rocketed in parts of the US among those who say fluoride is toxic. But experts say untreated, it can contain disease-causing agents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(04/01/2018 @ 22:59)
Shellfish Industry, Scientists Wrestle With Potentially Deadly Toxic Algae Bloom  Voir?

After decades with no sign of a lethal neurotoxin, the algae that produces it is now plaguing the warming waters of the Gulf of Maine, forcing unprecedented closures in shellfish harvesting.(Image credit: Fred Bever/Maine Public Radio) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
(04/01/2018 @ 19:36)
ACS Publications reaches new heights with 100 million article downloads by researchers worldwide in 2017  Voir?

The American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) Publications Division achieved a major milestone in 2017, surpassing 100 million full-text journal article downloads during the calendar year. This marks a new global usage record for the 51 peer-reviewed ACS journals, which publish research in chemistry and allied fields. Along with citations and other metrics, full-text usage provides insights on a journal’s influence across the research landscape and reflects the importance of the science encompassed by its editorial scope. The 100-millionth article download took place on Dec. 14, when a reader accessed a 2015 peer-reviewed article published in the journal ACS Nano. The novel interdisciplinary research, titled “Trans-Blood Brain Barrier Delivery of Dopamine-Loaded Nanopartic...

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(04/01/2018 @ 15:12)
Stage-3 myeloma cancer completely ELIMINATED with a turmeric supplement - British Medical Journal  Voir?

(Natural News) For decades, the medical establishment has colluded with the for-profit cancer industry to smear anyone who talked about herbs, spices or superfoods fighting cancer. Food doesn’t contain “medicine,” we were told by the dishonest establishment. Only FDA-approved toxic medications can “treat” cancer, the propagandists insisted. Yet millions of people across the globe continued... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(04/01/2018 @ 12:25)
Rice U.'s one-step catalyst turns nitrates into water and air  Voir?

(Rice University) Engineers at Rice University's Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst the cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
(04/01/2018 @ 05:00)
Newly published report outlines roadmap for modernizing inhalation toxicity testing  Voir?

(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) A report outlining the findings from an international expert workshop have been published in the journal Toxicology in Vitro. This comprehensive report recommends specific steps toward achieving global regulatory acceptance of non-animal testing approaches to acute inhalation toxicity. As a result of these recommendations, working groups have been formed to gather reference data, develop a state-of-the-science review article on existing in silico and in vitro approaches, and conduct testing to show the value of these approaches (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(04/01/2018 @ 05:00)
Immunotherapy Toxicity: Pharmacy Practice News Report  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Also, overcoming self-injection obstacles (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
(04/01/2018 @ 00:35)
FGFR Inhibitor Chemo Linked With Ocular Toxicity FGFR Inhibitor Chemo Linked With Ocular Toxicity  Voir?

Patients with metastatic cancer undergoing chemotherapy with fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors may experience a novel ocular toxicity, a new case series from Spain suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(03/01/2018 @ 20:08)
Piano cords could be key to helping beat dementia  Voir?

Researchers from the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology found low-pitched noises appear to break down toxic clumps in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(03/01/2018 @ 17:46)
Europe Implements New Anatomic Pathology Guidelines to Reduce Nurse Exposure to Formaldehyde and Other Toxic Histology Chemicals  Voir?

University of Turin study in Italy shows under-vacuum sealing systems reduce exposure to formaldehyde by 75% among nurses handling tissue biopsy specimens during surgery Histology technicians and anatomic pathology (AP) laboratories regularly handle dangerous chemicals such as formaldehyde. They understand the risks exposure brings and take precautions to minimize those risks. However, in operating suites […] (Source: Dark Daily)

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(03/01/2018 @ 11:00)
Monsanto secret documents show massive attack on Seralini study  Voir?

(Natural News) In secret internal Monsanto documents released on Tuesday 1st August 2017 by legal firms in the U.S. it was made clear how Monsanto successfully pressured Wallace Hayes, Editor of Food and Chemical Toxicology Journal to retract the famous Séralini study which discovered the damage caused by GM maize NK603 and low doses of Roundup herbicide. Article by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(03/01/2018 @ 10:42)
The top ten really big SCIENCE LIES of 2018, all spelled out in advance to save you a whole year's worth of reading the fake news media  Voir?

(Natural News) This year is going to be a banner year for status quo science lies that attempt to push toxic drugs, chemical pesticides, vaccine poisons and other damaging chemicals, all while claiming they’re good for you (and “government approved,” for those who are obedient followers of false authority). The science “establishment,” as you might... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(02/01/2018 @ 23:11)
The most popular TOXIC food ingredient in the United States – CANOLA OIL  Voir?

(Natural News) You’ve heard the saying “The devil’s in the details,” well… the devil is actually in the ingredients list. It’s called Canola oil and it’s quite easy to find in almost all of the prepped and processed food products at two of the top “healthy” food grocers in the country. No, Canola oil didn’t... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(02/01/2018 @ 23:09)
The 8th Annual Alexander Awards: The Best Tox Reading of 2017  Voir?

Alexander Gettler Once again, last year’s outstanding examples of long-form journalism dealing with topics related to medical toxicology were dominated by coverage of the opioid crisis, its origins and the resulting carnage. The must-read article of the year was “The Family That Built a Empire of Pain,” Patrick Radden Keefe’s massive history of the Sacklers, one of America’s richest clans, much of whose wealth comes from their ownership of Purdue Pharma and the marketing and distribution of Oxycontin. The article, which appeared in the New Yorker, notes that the clan’s patriarch, Arthur Sackler, worked his way through medical school in the 1940s by serving as a copywriter for a New York ad agency that targeted targeted physicians and medical workers. He...

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(02/01/2018 @ 21:17)
Imaging technique could be ‘new ballgame' in drug development  Voir?

Biochemistry and structural biology are surprisingly — at least to the uninitiated — visual fields. This is especially true in the study of proteins. Scientists like to see the structure of proteins within cells to help them truly understand how they work, how they don't work or how they can be modified to work as they should. That is, how the y can be targeted with drugs to cure disease.Current methods, however, have their downsides. Many widely used techniques require large amounts of protein for analysis, even though many diseases are caused by proteins that are far from abundant or that are difficult to amass in large quantities. A new method pioneered by a professor who recently joined UCLA overcomes this challenge, offering untold potential in the exploration of disease and t...

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(02/01/2018 @ 18:00)
5 Early Warning Signs that You Are Dealing with a Narcissist  Voir?

1. Love Bombing/Mirroring Oh my god. This is it! This is what you've been waiting for! So much in common it's uncanny. Amazing sexual chemistry. Lots of attention, interaction, and an immediate connection. The stuff dreams are made of, right? Wrong. The narcissist is an expert at this part. They know that anyone likes to feel special, and their tendency to seek out and court those who are possibly somewhat emotionally vulnerable or overly forgiving or insecure makes this even easier for them. The affection is laid on thick… they want the target to feel there is an intense connection so that they will let their guard down. It also will create confusion later on when the affection is withheld randomly. Mirroring the likes, dislikes, dreams, passions, etc., of the target intensifies ...

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(02/01/2018 @ 15:00)
Jury Awards $22M in Asbestos-Contaminated Paint Case  Voir?

A California jury recently awarded $22 million to the estate of a man exposed to asbestos-containing talc that was used in paint manufacturing, expanding the liability of those supplying the toxic ingredient. Plaintiff Richard Booker, who worked as a paint maker throughout his career, died of mesothelioma in 2016. The lawsuit claimed Booker was exposed to asbestos while working for Dexter Midland Chemical Co. and Walter N. Boysen Paint Co. The lucrative award includes $4.6 million in punitive damages, along with the initial judgement of $17.57 million for malice on the part of Vanderbilt Minerals and Imerys Talc America Inc. The jury ruled the two companies shared responsibility for marketing, selling and distributing the talc product. Talc is a clay mineral composed of hydrated magnesium ...

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(02/01/2018 @ 14:30)
Japanese government urges patients to be held PRISONER in their own rooms after taking antiviral prescription meds... homicidal and suicidal behavior now linked to toxic pharma drugs  Voir?

(Natural News) It is well-known that taking certain medications can cause certain side effects to occur in humans. In the case of antiviral medications for flu, patients in Japan have reportedly been experiencing “abnormal behaviors” that has led the government itself to issue a warning to Japanese citizens. Lock patients inside of their rooms while... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(02/01/2018 @ 12:10)
Toxicology Rounds: Books Closed, Pencils Ready Our Fifth Annual Tox Quiz  Voir?

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
(01/01/2018 @ 06:00)
The evidence keeps piling up: e-cigarettes are definitely safer than smoking  Voir?

Although not harmless, the evidence is unequivocal that vaping is much safer than smoking. But misinformation and scaremongering could still be putting people off switchingSearch for the term ‘vaping' online and you'd be forgiven for thinking that it is an activity fraught with risks. The top stories relate to health problems, explosions and that vaping leads to smoking in teenagers. For the average smoker seeking information on vaping, a quick internet search offers little reassur ance. Might as well continue smoking, the headlines imply, if these products are so dangerous.But the reality is that they are not. In the past year, more than any other, the evidence that using an e-cigarette is far safer than smoking has continued to accumulate. 2017 saw the publication of the first long...

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(29/12/2017 @ 12:00)
Food preserving chemicals linked to hormone disruption and obesity, according to new study  Voir?

(Natural News) Most people are aware that the chemicals found in food preservatives are rather unhealthy. Even those who continue to eat such foods generally realize on some level that they are not doing their bodies any favors. However, a new study shows that such chemicals are not just toxic; they could also be the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(29/12/2017 @ 11:46)
Imidacloprid poisoning: an emerging cause of potentially fatal poisoning - Mundhe SA, Birajdar SV, Chavan SS, Pawar NR.  Voir?

There are a variety of pesticides that are used to control the pests in agricultural lands and other places. Newer pesticides, developed as an alternative to highly toxic organophosphates such as imidacloprid including other neonicotinoid compounds, are be... (Source: SafetyLit)
(29/12/2017 @ 07:38)
Hard-hitting new advert urges smokers to quit  Voir?

Graphic advertisement from Public Health England shows toxic chemicals spreading through the bodySmokers are being urged to quit in the new year by a government advertising campaign highlighting how toxic chemicals from cigarettes spread rapidly through the body.The 20 second advert features a lone man lighting up outside a building, with the blood vessels in his arms, face and hands quickly turning black as chemicals from the cigarette tar enter his body.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(29/12/2017 @ 07:01)
8 Types Of Toxic People To Leave Behind In 2018  Voir?

Good riddance. 👋 (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
(29/12/2017 @ 00:40)
Help mitigate the toxic effects of traditional cancer treatments with diet: Soy, cruciferous vegetables associated with fewer side effects  Voir?

(Natural News) Conventional breast cancer treatment is certainly no walk in the park – although taking a walk in the park certainly can help take the edge off the symptoms, if you're feeling up to it. If you're not, however, you can help to mitigate the effects by making some smart dietary choices, according to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/12/2017 @ 11:16)
Carfilzomib can lead to cardiovascular toxicity in multiple myeloma patients  Voir?

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib has taken on an increasing role in the treatment of multiple myeloma, but new research from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania shows the therapy comes with the risk of cardiovascular problems in a higher than expected percentage of patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(28/12/2017 @ 05:00)
RT Without Chemo for Dysphagia in Advanced Esophageal Cancer RT Without Chemo for Dysphagia in Advanced Esophageal Cancer  Voir?

Palliative radiotherapy is slightly less effective but much less toxic than palliative chemoradiotherapy for dysphagia in patients with advanced esophageal cancer, according to results from a randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
(27/12/2017 @ 13:20)
Bacteria acquire resistance from competitors  Voir?

(University of Basel) Bacteria not only develop resistance to antibiotics, they also can pick it up from their rivals. In a recent publication in Cell Reports, Researchers from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have demonstrated that some bacteria inject a toxic cocktail into their competitors causing cell lysis and death. Then, by integrating the released genetic material, which may also carry drug resistance genes, the predator cell can acquire antibiotic resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(27/12/2017 @ 05:00)
More Pregnant Women Are Using Pot, Study Finds  Voir?

(CNN) — More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age. The prevalence of marijuana use among a sample of moms-to-be in California climbed from 4.2% to 7.1% from 2009 through 2016, according to a research letter published in the journal JAMA on Tuesday. Among pregnant teens younger than 18, marijuana use climbed from 12.5% to 21.8%, and among women 18 to 24, marijuana use climbed from 9.8% to 19%, the researchers found. That research involved only certain women in California, but a separate study of pregnant women across the United States, published in JAMA in January, found that those who report...

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(26/12/2017 @ 18:10)
Chemotherapy sends John McCain to the hospital ... Will he suffer "chemo brain" from toxic chemo drugs?  Voir?

(Natural News) For many years, conservatives across the country have strongly disagreed with Arizona Senator John McCain over a number of issues in which he has sided more with the Left than the Right. Politics aside, however, McCain's recent announcement that he has been diagnosed with brain cancer is something that the entire country can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(26/12/2017 @ 11:42)
We know air pollution contributes to disease; now a new study finds air toxicity also causes psychological stress  Voir?

(Natural News) Studies have shown that air pollution can negatively impact our respiratory health, and researchers from the University of Washington (UW) have recently discovered another adverse side effect of air pollution. Toxic air seems to affect mental health, especially if there is a high level of particulates in the air. Anjum Hajat, an assistant professor of epidemiology... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(25/12/2017 @ 11:25)
Safety evaluation of Sophora tonkinensis and risk control - Chen D, Gao XM, Zhang L, Fu L, Yao JK, Wang LL, Sun XB, Wang JX.  Voir?

The aim is to systemically review and evaluate the safety of Sophora tonkinensis from the literature on the herbal origin, toxicity record in modern literature and toxicological studies and publications in recent years. By systematic review and analysis, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
(25/12/2017 @ 08:44)
Tectus niloticus (Tegulidae, Gastropod) as a novel vector of ciguatera poisoning: detection of Pacific ciguatoxins in toxic samples from Nuku Hiva Island (French Polynesia) - Darius HT, Rou é M, Sibat M, Viallon J, Gatti CMI, Vandersea MW, Tester PA, Litaker RW, Amzil Z, Hess P, Chinain M.  Voir?

Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is a foodborne disease caused by the consumption of seafood (fish and marine invertebrates) contaminated with ciguatoxins (CTXs) produced by dinoflagellates in the genus Gambierdiscus. The report of a CFP-like mass-poisoning ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(25/12/2017 @ 08:44)
The guilty mother - George PE.  Voir?

The December 2017 issue of Pediatrics featured the first and second place articles from the First Annual SOPT Advocacy Essay Competition, which focused on the effects and management of toxic stress. The Editorial Board of the SOPT Monthly Feature is ple... (Source: SafetyLit)
(25/12/2017 @ 08:44)
Top 10 Mesothelioma News Stories of 2017  Voir?

Every year, mesothelioma specialists and researchers make strides to advance the standard of care, improve treatment strategies and develop new diagnostic practices. Mesothelioma remains a rare cancer, with an estimated 3,000 people diagnosed each year in the U.S., but the fight to find a cure only grows stronger. And while researchers are busy finding breakthroughs in care, advocates are hard at work campaigning for a ban on asbestos, the main cause of mesothelioma. This was a memorable year on both fronts. Immunotherapy continues to be the hot topic among emerging treatments. Drugs such as pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and nivolumab (Opdivo) gained a lot of ground in clinical trials. On the advocacy side, the U.S. remains one of the few industrialized countries to not have a full ban on asbes...

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(22/12/2017 @ 15:30)
Someone stole a child ' s parcel off his porch. It contained his kidney transplant medication.  Voir?

When Austin Taylor turned 4, his father reminisced about the young life doctors said the boy would likely never have. “1,461. It may seem like an odd number to post on Facebook. But this number holds more meaning to our family then you realize. This is the number of days Austin has gone beyond the doctor's life expectancy,” […]Related:ACA enrollment for 2018 nearly matches last year’s, despite Trump administration efforts to undermine itSenate Democrats and more than 300 public-health groups call on Trump officials to reverse HHS language restrictionsThis model lost her leg because of toxic shock syndrome. Here’s what she wants you to know. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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(22/12/2017 @ 14:37)
Delhi tests water cannons to combat deadly air pollution  Voir?

As it grapples with toxic smog, the Delhi government has turned to an unusual solution to tackle its air pollution problem. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
(22/12/2017 @ 14:15)
Use tampons? Don't panic about toxic shock syndrome  Voir?

Model Lauren Wasser's story is the worst nightmare of anyone with a vagina -- in 2015, she woke up in a hospital to discover she was scheduled for a leg amputation after her tampon caused toxic shock syndrome. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
(22/12/2017 @ 09:56)
ACA enrollment for 2018 nearly matches last year ' s, despite Trump administration efforts to undermine it  Voir?

Nearly 9 million Americans signed up for Affordable Care Act health plans for 2018 in the 39 states relying on the federal HealthCare.gov website, approaching the 2017 total despite an enrollment season cut by half and other tactics by the Trump administration to undermine the law's insurance marketplaces. The figure of approximately 8.8 million sign-ups […]Related:Senate Democrats and more than 300 public-health groups call on Trump officials to reverse HHS language restrictionsThis model lost her leg because of toxic shock syndrome. Here’s what she wants you to know.She finally had a baby naturally — with a 24-year-old frozen embryo. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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(21/12/2017 @ 20:36)
Resist the puppy eyes – chocolate Christmas treats can be deadly for dogs  Voir?

Chocolate poisoning peaks during the festive period, say researchers, with even modest quantities able to cause vomiting, agitation, seizures and even deathDog owners need to be vigilant in keeping chocolate away from hopeful muzzles over Christmas, vets have warned, with research suggesting that the risk of canine poisoning from the confectionery peaks during the festive period.Chocolate can be toxic to dogs since canines break down a substance known as theobromine more slowly than humans, meaning that even seemingly modest quantities can result in vomiting, agitation, seizures and – albeit rarely – death.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(20/12/2017 @ 23:30)
Areal location of hazardous atmospheres simulation on toxic chemical release: a scenario-based case study from Ray, Iran - Fatemi F, Ardalan A, Aguirre B, Mansouri N, Mohammadfam I.  Voir?

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Chemical accidents cause significant danger for residents living close to chemical facilities. For this reason, this study assessed the impacts of a simulated chemical accident on surrounding residents in the city of Ray, Iran. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(20/12/2017 @ 14:20)
This model lost her leg because of toxic shock syndrome. Here ' s what she wants you to know.  Voir?

Lauren Wasser woke up in a hospital bed 80 pounds heavier than she was supposed to be — filled with fluids to try to flush the toxins from her body. She struggled to move, and her feet felt like they were being lit with a lighter again and again. But the American model did not know how […]Related:She finally had a baby naturally — with a 24-year-old frozen embryo.FDA approves first gene therapy for an inherited diseaseDebate erupts within HHS about ‘words to avoid’ such as ‘vulnerable,’ ‘diversity’ and ‘entitlement’ (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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(20/12/2017 @ 11:39)
Integrating Immunotherapy Into Chemoradiation for NSCLC Integrating Immunotherapy Into Chemoradiation for NSCLC  Voir?

Clinicians should consider timing and toxicities when adding a checkpoint inhibitor to chemoradiotherapy for NSCLC.Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(20/12/2017 @ 06:14)
Defendant In Flint Water Case: Safe Drinking Water Is Not A Right, Claims Fail  Voir?

DETROIT - One of the defendants in the lawsuit brought by residents of Flint, Mich., alleging injuries from exposure to lead-contaminated drinking water on Dec. 8 filed a brief opposing the plaintiffs' amended complaint on grounds that there is no constitutional right to safe drinking water and she is entitled to immunity (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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(20/12/2017 @ 02:41)
Flint Water Crisis Defendants: 'Preservation Subpoenas' Should Be Denied  Voir?

DETROIT - Engineering consultants who have been named as defendants in the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., on Dec. 12 filed a brief in Michigan federal court, arguing that the plaintiffs' request for "preservation subpoenas" to preserve evidence should be denied (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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(20/12/2017 @ 02:41)
Glyphosate Warning 'Factually Controversial'; Injunction Needed, Monsanto Says  Voir?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Monsanto Co. and numerous agricultural trade groups on Dec. 6 moved in California federal court for a preliminary injunction to prevent the state of California from compelling them to publish a warning on products containing glyphosate on grounds that under the First Amendment, the state cannot force them to "broadcast a warning that is - at best - factually controversial, and is also literally false on its face" (National Association of Wheat Growers, et al. v. Lauren Zeise, et al., No. 17-at-1224, E.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Panel Denies Rehearing Sought By Companies In California Lead-Based Paint Lawsuit  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A California appellate panel on Dec. 6 denied a petition for rehearing filed by former makers of lead-based paint that contended that the panel previously "misstated and omitted material facts" when it found that there was "substantial evidence" that the companies promoted paints containing white lead pigments for interior residential use (The People v. ConAgra Grocery Products Company, et al., No. H040880, Calif. App., 6th Dist.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Man Dismisses Benzene Case Despite Recent Attempt To Reopen Discovery  Voir?

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A North Carolina man who had recently sought to reopen discovery in his lawsuit against a company that he said was liable for contaminating his groundwater with benzene on Dec. 4 voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit with prejudice in a one-paragraph document filed in federal court. The stipulation of dismissal did not provide a reason for the man's decision to drop the case (Kent Stahle v. CTS Corporation, No. 14-48, W.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Parties In Groundwater Case Jointly Move For Appointment Of Guardian Ad Litem  Voir?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The settlement class and the defendants in a lawsuit over contaminated groundwater on Dec. 4 filed a brief in support of a joint motion to appoint a guardian ad litem because the settlement reached in the lawsuit will "affect the interests of minors and incompetents" (Crystal Good, et al. v. American Water Works Co. Inc., No. 14-1374, S.D. W.Va.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Halliburton Must Provide Information In Groundwater Case, Plaintiffs Say  Voir?

OKLAHOMA CITY - Residents who argue that Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (HESI) is liable for contaminating their drinking water supply with perchlorate on Dec. 6 filed a brief in an Oklahoma federal court contending that HESI should be compelled to produce documents and other information (Albin Family Revocable Living Trust, et al. v. Halliburton Energy Services Inc., No. 16-910, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Sierra Club, Company Briefs Dispute Liability For Groundwater Contamination  Voir?

RICHMOND, Va. - The Sierra Club and a Virginia power company filed competing briefs on Dec. 7 in the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, arguing that a lower court erred in its ruling on the environmental group's groundwater contamination claim. The Sierra Club contends that the company should pay penalties and is liable for violations of federal law, while the company says it is not liable for any pollution (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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1st Circuit: Company Could Not Foresee Risk Of PCB-Containing Caulk  Voir?

BOSTON - Pharmacia Corp. could not have foreseen that an additive it manufactured containing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) that was used in caulk would have posed a risk to human health at the time the product was used in a Massachusetts middle school in 1969, a First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Dec. 8 in affirming a federal judge's dismissal of a town's claims for breach of warranty and negligent marketing (Town of Westport, et al. v. Monsanto Co., et al., No. 17-1461, 1st Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 24827). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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EPA Seeks Input On Revisions To Drinking Water Rule Regarding Lead And Copper  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Environmental Protection Agency on Dec. 14 sent a letter to local and state officials seeking input as the agency looks to make revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR)m which applies to all community public water systems. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Proximity To Fracking Sites Linked To Damage To Fetuses, Researchers Find  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A study published in the journal "Science Advances" on Dec. 13 concludes that there is evidence that there are negative effects of in utero exposure to hydraulic fracturing sites when they are located within 1.86 miles of a mother's residence based on the detection of nonmethane hydrocarbons, which cause personal injury - especially to fetuses. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Third Party In Injury Case: Questions Should Be Certified To Oklahoma High Court  Voir?

OKLAHOMA CITY - A third-party defendant in a lawsuit brought by two men who were injured by a lithium battery that exploded during a hydraulic fracturing operation on Dec. 11 filed a brief in Oklahoma federal court, arguing that the court should certify its questions of procedure to the Oklahoma Supreme Court (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, et al., and Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation v. Engineered Power LP, et al., No. 15-145, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/12/2017 @ 02:41)
Judge Reverses Agent Orange Benefits Denial; Board Erred In Treatment Of Evidence  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Dec. 15 reversed and remanded a decision by the Board of Veterans Appeals that denied coverage to a veteran who alleged that he was exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange, concluding that the board erred in its treatment of the evidence (Mark Young v. David J. Shulkin, No. 16-2196, Vet. Clms.; 2017 U.S. App. Vet. Claims LEXIS 1800). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Insurer's Failure To Exclude Parties Was A Mistake, 3rd Circuit Says In Affirming  Voir?

PHILADELPHIA - The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 14 affirmed a New Jersey federal judge's ruling in favor of an insurer in an environmental contamination dispute after determining that the insurer's failure to exclude coverage to certain parties involved in the contamination dispute clearly was a mistake or scrivener's error (Indian Harbor Insurance Co. v. NL Environmental Management Services Inc., et al., Nos. 16-3262, 16-3293, 3rd Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 25277). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/12/2017 @ 02:41)
E.P.A. Delays Bans on Uses of Hazardous Chemicals  Voir?

Despite earlier warnings about the dangers, the agency will indefinitely postpone bans on three chemicals used in paint strippers, and in dry-cleaning and degreasing agents. (Source: NYT Health)
(19/12/2017 @ 23:38)
Techy Christmas gifts could raise children's CANCER risks  Voir?

Popular holiday gifts like cell phones and smart toys emit radio energy that may increase brain cancer risks, according to today's warnings from experts including a former NIH toxicologist. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(19/12/2017 @ 23:04)
Opioid deaths in Canada expected to hit 4,000 by end of 2017  Voir?

Fentanyl, a drug so toxic that there is often "no second chance," is fuelling overdose deaths in a "national public health crisis," Canada's top doctor says. (Source: CBC | Health)

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(19/12/2017 @ 02:37)
Decorating for Christmas Could Bring Asbestos Exposure in UK  Voir?

The organization representing education worker unions in the United Kingdom has cautioned its members to avoid disturbing asbestos and endangering children when displaying Christmas decorations in school classrooms. The Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) — through the Department of Education — issued a directive to staffs throughout the U.K., reminding them nearly 90 percent of schools still contain some toxic asbestos products. JUAC said putting staples and pins into walls or ceilings to help display holiday decorations often releases microscopic asbestos fibers that can cause serious health issues for those nearby. “This activity should not be taking place in schools where asbestos is known to be present,” the Department of Education insisted. JUAC advised school staffs to: D...

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(18/12/2017 @ 15:44)
Parkinson's disease: How toxic proteins damage healthy brain cells  Voir?

Scientists have gained insights into how toxic proteins disrupt healthy cell membranes in a process that leads to brain cell death in Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
(18/12/2017 @ 15:00)
Medical News Today: Parkinson's disease: How toxic proteins damage healthy brain cells  Voir?

Scientists have gained insights into how toxic proteins disrupt healthy cell membranes in a process that leads to brain cell death in Parkinson's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(18/12/2017 @ 15:00)
A new health risk from imported candy: Lead poisoning  Voir?

(Natural News) The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued more alerts for lead, a toxic heavy metal found in candy, than for the other three sources of food-borne contamination – Salmonella, Escherichia coli, and Clostridium botulinum – combined. This followed a 2006 state law that mandated food testing, after an analysis of outcomes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(18/12/2017 @ 11:13)
Another danger from fracking: Benzene exposure during pregnancy found to affect maternal health  Voir?

(Natural News) A study published in the journal Environment International has revealed that living near fracking sites, which are often polluted with highly toxic chemicals such as volatile compounds, may pose adverse health effects especially in pregnant women. A team of Canadian researchers at the Université de Montréal Public Health Research Institute have examined 29 pregnant women living... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(18/12/2017 @ 11:13)
Regulating toxic chemicals for public and environmental health: A PLOS Biology collection  Voir?

(PLOS) Over the past several decades thousands of new chemicals have been approved for commerce, even as evidence of their ability to cause serious harm has emerged. A new collection 'Challenges in Environmental Health: Closing the Gap between Evidence and Regulations' publishing Dec. 18-21 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology examines the divide between evidence and policy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(18/12/2017 @ 05:00)
Tracking effects of a food preservative on the gut microbiome  Voir?

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Antimicrobial compounds added to preserve food during storage are believed to be benign and non-toxic to the consumer, but there is 'a critical scientific gap in understanding the potential interactions' they may have with the hundreds of species of microbes in our intestines, say David Sela, a nutritional microbiologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(18/12/2017 @ 05:00)
NHS to fund new specialised treatments  Voir?

Some 3,000 patients with HIV, genetic conditions and skin disorders will benefit Related items fromOnMedica Work needed to boost GPs ' knowledge of cancer drug Ovarian cancer drug may help stall breast cancer NHS launches mass HIV prevention trials World AIDS Day: The fight against HIV Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)

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(18/12/2017 @ 00:00)
Is Autism a side effect of metal toxicity? High aluminum concentrations discovered in brain tissue of autistic children  Voir?

(Natural News) It’s a well-known fact that even the smallest amount of aluminum, if found in a person’s brain tissue, can become a huge problem. There have also been many studies that look into how having high-levels of aluminum in brain tissue is correlated with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Now a new study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(17/12/2017 @ 12:21)
California Wildfires Spur Asbestos Concerns  Voir?

Six major wildfires are torching Southern California, covering an area larger than New York City and Boston combined. The Thomas Fire — the largest of the six and the fifth-largest blaze in modern California history — covers 238,500 acres. The other fires have destroyed nearly 260,000 acres, officials said. At least 18,000 homes and other structures are threatened by the fires and more than 1,000 structures have been wiped out, according to the fire protection agency Cal Fire. Cal Fire officials said the Thomas Fire was 30 percent contained as of late Wednesday. Some residents have been allowed back in their homes following mandatory evacuations, but thousands of other families remain displaced. Aside from the dangers of the blaze itself, Cal Fire and other government agencies are warn...

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(15/12/2017 @ 14:47)
Nanodiscs catch misfolding proteins red-handed  Voir?

(University of Michigan) When proteins misfold, accumulate and clump around insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, they kill cells. Now, researchers, including University of Michigan biophysicists, have obtained a structural snapshot of these proteins when they are most toxic, detailing them down to the atomic level. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(15/12/2017 @ 05:00)
Is there a better way to administer IV N-acetylcysteine?  Voir?

3 out of 5 stars Fewer adverse effects with a modified two-bag acetylcysteine protocol in paracetamol overdose. McNulty R et al. Clin Toxicol 2017 Dec 8 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Current recommendations for dosing intravenous N-acetylcysteine (Acetadote) for treating acute acetaminophen (paracetamol) poisoning involves a somewhat complex three-bag protocol, using 3 direct concentrations of the antidote given over a 21-hour period. Unfortunately, this protocol results in a high incidence of (usually mild) adverse events, including cutaneous effects, nausea and vomiting, and anaphylactoid reactions. Severe reactions such as hypotension and bronchospasm occur but are unusual. In addition, the three-bag protocol has been shown to result in medication errors in up to one-third of patient...

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(14/12/2017 @ 15:26)
As California fires rage, this device clears toxic smoke in any room in seconds, removing hazardous chemicals from the air  Voir?

(Natural News) As wildfires continue to rage in California, toxic smoke is filling homes, apartments and businesses with airborne carcinogens that promote cancer, heart disease and respiratory problems like asthma. According to the UK Daily Mail, 1.6 million people have now been exposed to dangerous levels of smoke, adding that exposure “could be lethal for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(14/12/2017 @ 14:31)
Mechanisms involving myocardial injury in tropical stings and bites - Kumanan T, Guruparan M, Vithiya R, Gawarammana I.  Voir?

It is known that a number of toxic substances produce myocardial injury by several mechanisms involving interruption of coronary blood flow due to stimulation of clotting mechanism and coronary vasospasm. Number of toxic substances may cause direct myocard... (Source: SafetyLit)
(14/12/2017 @ 14:12)
Outbreak of puffer fish poisoning in Dhaka City - Islam MR, Chowdhury FR, Das SK, Rahman SMM, Amin MR.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Puffer fish poisoning is quite uncommon but not rare in Bangladesh. This is not a very common fish in Bangladesh and consumed predominantly by poor class of people as it is cheap. Puffer fishes are considered toxic because they possess a potent... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(14/12/2017 @ 14:12)
Your body's ability to self-heal nerves in the brain can be compromised by a toxic internal environment – will researchers look for the diet connection?  Voir?

(Natural News) Nobody can explain the processes of the brain fully, but there are some things we do know about it, such as the brain’s ability to repair itself called neuroregeneration. When the nerve fibers of the brain lose its protective coating, called myelin, the brain sends adult stem cells to regenerate a new myelin sheet.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(14/12/2017 @ 10:35)
Toxic chemicals in salons, lack of education lead to adverse health effects  Voir?

(Rutgers University) Clients who frequent hair and nail salons exhibit more skin and fungal diseases than those who visit less often and nail salon technicians are receiving inadequate training in the use of chemicals, suggest two Rutgers School of Public Health studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(14/12/2017 @ 05:00)
HKBU scholars develop new generation of tumor-specific aptamer-drug conjugate  Voir?

(Hong Kong Baptist University) The toxic nature of chemotherapy poses a great challenge to clinical treatment of cancer. A team of scholars from the School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University devoted their efforts to the development of a new generation of smart anti-cancer drug molecules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(14/12/2017 @ 05:00)
Poisoning by psychopharmacological drugs in Azerbaijan: the results of 8-year prospective observation - Afandiyev I, Azizov V.  Voir?

Acute poisoning of chemical etiology is a significant global public health problem. The aim of this study was the analysis of the toxicoepidemiological structure of psychopharmacological drugs poisoning in Azerbaijan. We collected and analyzed the data on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(14/12/2017 @ 04:20)
Pediatric poisoning by ingestion: developmental overview and synopsis of national trends - Lee VR, Connolly M, Calello DP.  Voir?

The American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data Surveillance System provides real-time toxico-surveillance and epidemiologic trends, and pediatric ingestions comprise most of those reports. The sequences in social and physical deve... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(14/12/2017 @ 04:20)
Structural basis of membrane disruption and cellular toxicity by {alpha}-synuclein oligomers  Voir?

Oligomeric species populated during the aggregation process of α-synuclein have been linked to neuronal impairment in Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. By using solution and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance techniques in conjunction with other structural methods, we identified the fundamental characteristics that enable toxic α-synuclein oligomers to perturb biological membranes and disrupt cellular function; these include a highly lipophilic element that promotes strong membrane interactions and a structured region that inserts into lipid bilayers and disrupts their integrity. In support of these conclusions, mutations that target the region that promotes strong membrane interactions by α-synuclein oligomers suppressed their toxicit...

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(14/12/2017 @ 00:00)
CytoSorbents wins German gov ' t funding for CytoSorb endocarditis trial  Voir?

CytoSorbents (OTC:CTSO) said this week it won funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for a randomized controlled trial exploring the use of its CytoSorb blood purification technology for treating infective endocarditis. The newly funded randomized, controlled, multi-center Remove trial aims to enroll 250 patients to explore the safety and efficacy of intraoperative CytoSorb in patients with dangerous bacterial heart valve infections during valve replacement surgeries and cardiopulmonary bypass procedures, the Monmouth, N.J.-based company said. The study’s goal is to demonstrate improved hemodynamic stability and reduced organ injury, primarily measured by change in the sequential organ failure assessment score, with secondary endpoints of 30-day mortality...

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(13/12/2017 @ 19:08)
Fracking Linked to Negative Health Effects in Infants, Study Says  Voir?

Babies born to mothers who lived near fracking wells during pregnancy are more likely to experience negative health effects than babies born elsewhere, according to new research. Researchers behind the study, published in the journal Science Advances, found that living within 1 km (0.6 miles) of a fracking well during pregnancy increased odds of low birth weight by 25%. Low birth rates are associated with a slew of different health effects later in life, including various illnesses and developmental problems. The effect was lower but still significant in babies whose mother lived between 1 and 3 km (1.9 miles) from a well during pregnancy, according to the study. Researchers found little effect beyond 3 km. Fracking, which is short for hydraulic fracturing, has transformed the U.S. energy...

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(13/12/2017 @ 19:00)
'Heat-not-burn' tobacco is still a health risk  Voir?

The London-based Committee of Toxicology reports that despite smokeless tobacco exposing users to up to 90 percent fewer chemicals than cigarettes, their safety information is unclear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(13/12/2017 @ 09:48)
Living in an Immigrant Family in America: How Fear and Toxic Stress are Affecting Daily Life, Well-Being, & Health  Voir?

Study summarizes results from focus groups of 100 parents from 15 countries and interviews with pediatricians to gain insight into how the current environment is affecting the daily lives, well-being, and health of immigrant families, including their children. (Source: HSR Information Central)

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(13/12/2017 @ 09:44)
The toxic sugar tree: Mapping the evolutionary history of a cancerous sugar gene  Voir?

(University of Nevada, Reno) The gene CMAH, that allows for the synthesis of a sugar called Neu5Gc, is missing from humans. This sugar is present in red meats, some fish and dairy products. When humans consume an animal with that gene, the body has an immune reaction to the foreign sugar, which can cause inflammation, arthritis, and cancer. University of Nevada, Reno researchers, have analyzed 322 animal genome sequences looking for animals with the presence of active CMAH genes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(13/12/2017 @ 05:00)
Monsanto now offering CASH to farmers if they will use its toxic "dicamba" agricultural chemical  Voir?

(Natural News) The agri giant Monsanto, commonly known as the world's most evil corporation, is now offering farmers cash in a desperate bid to distribute its XtendiMax with VaporGrip dicamba-based weed killer product. Reuters is reporting that Monsanto will be offering farmers refunds of over half the cost of the product in 2018, if they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(12/12/2017 @ 21:52)
When to Stop Immunotherapy: First Response? Max Response? Toxicity? When to Stop Immunotherapy: First Response? Max Response? Toxicity?  Voir?

There is an ongoing debate within the oncology community about when to stop immunotherapies, with treatment response, toxicity, and cost all playing important roles.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
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(12/12/2017 @ 13:23)
TOXMAP now includes TRI 2016 data  Voir?

TOXMAP now includes the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) 2016 complete dataset. TOXMAP maps the TRI chemicals reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA). A complete list of TRI chemicals required to be reported to the EPA can be found on their website. (Source: TOXMAP News)

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(12/12/2017 @ 00:00)
U.S. now leads the industrialized world in infant mortality due to toxic vaccinations  Voir?

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

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(11/12/2017 @ 22:53)
Lead: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

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

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(11/12/2017 @ 18:11)
Phosphine: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

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

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(11/12/2017 @ 18:11)
Toluene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

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

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(11/12/2017 @ 18:11)
Tetrachloroethylene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

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

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(11/12/2017 @ 18:11)
Trichloroethylene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

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

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(11/12/2017 @ 18:11)
Styrene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

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

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(11/12/2017 @ 18:11)
Drug trial shows promising results in Huntington's disease fight  Voir?

For the first time, an experimental drug has reduced levels of the toxic protein that causes Huntington's disease in humans. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
(11/12/2017 @ 17:32)
Asbestos Remains at Illinois Plant Despite $1.8 Million Cleanup  Voir?

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

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(11/12/2017 @ 14:56)
A cure for Huntington's disease could be in the pipeline  Voir?

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

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(11/12/2017 @ 14:38)
First Data on Older Breast Cancer Pts on CDK4/6 Inhibitors First Data on Older Breast Cancer Pts on CDK4/6 Inhibitors  Voir?

Giving CDK4/6 inhibitors to breast cancer patients aged ≥ 70 years yields a similar progression-free survival to that seen in younger women, although the toxicity is more severe, say FDA researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(11/12/2017 @ 10:55)
Substance use patterns associated with recent exposure to fentanyl among people who inject drugs in Vancouver, Canada: a cross-sectional urine toxicology screening study - Hayashi K, Milloy MJ, Lysyshyn M, Debeck K, Nosova E, Wood E, Kerr T.  Voir?

INTRODUCTION: Vancouver, Canada is experiencing an opioid overdose crisis where fentanyl, a potent, synthetic opioid contaminating the illicit drug supply, has been detected in the majority of fatal overdose cases. Despite its growing presence throughout N... (Source: SafetyLit)
(11/12/2017 @ 08:06)
Heart Disease Tied to Ear Creases: That's Improbable!  Voir?

(MedPage Today) -- Also, the toxicities of detox tea (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
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Vinyl Chloride: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

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

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Formaldehyde: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

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

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Acrylonitrile: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

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

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

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

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Chloroform: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

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

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Naphthalene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

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

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

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

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Nitrobenzene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

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

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Chromium: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology  Voir?

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

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

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

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Montana Creates Special Court to Handle Asbestos Cases  Voir?

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

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' Intriguing': 9 Weeks of Trastuzumab for Breast Cancer'Intriguing': 9 Weeks of Trastuzumab for Breast Cancer  Voir?

Nine weeks of therapy fell short of being noninferior to 12 months for the primary outcome, but overall survival was comparable, and the shorter course is less toxic and less expensive.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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(08/12/2017 @ 10:52)
From national TV to community outreach, Poison Center experts are in the spotlight  Voir?

Either giving expert testimony, spotting the new drug to hit the streets and answering questions from the public, Upstate New York Poison Center toxicologist are in demand. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
(08/12/2017 @ 10:25)
Study finds genetic mutation causes 'vicious cycle' in most common form of ALS  Voir?

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

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

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

Almost 17 million infants worldwide are breathing toxic air, potentially affecting their brain development, according to a UNICEF report published Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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(07/12/2017 @ 17:45)
NTP Update - December 2017 now available  Voir?

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

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

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(07/12/2017 @ 15:36)
Biocompatibility Testing: Are You Considering Interactions Between Packaging and Devices?  Voir?

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

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Sponsored Collection | A new age in scanning electron microscopy: Applications in the life sciences  Voir?

(Source: ScienceNOW)

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Insights for decision-makers when adopting scientific advances  Voir?

Gaining acceptance of new test methods, such as better ways for predicting toxicity, involves changes on the part of many stakeholders. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(06/12/2017 @ 23:35)
17 million babies worldwide breathing toxic air, UN warns  Voir?

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

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

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(06/12/2017 @ 14:07)
Chemical warfare agents. Classes and targets - Schwenk M.  Voir?

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

Chlorine is a toxic inhalant and sources of exposure for individuals include accidental releases of chlorine vapor due to industrial or chemical transportation accidents. Inhalation of a large quantity of gas may cause circulatory and respiratory disorders... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Babies' brains damaged by pollution, Unicef says  Voir?

Toxic air is putting the brain development of millions of infants under one at risk, Unicef says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
(06/12/2017 @ 13:01)
Screening chemicals in everyday products for safety -- without animals  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

PITTSBURGH - Glass manufacturer PPG Industries Inc. on Nov. 21 filed a pretrial statement in Pennsylvania federal court, arguing that a trial is not needed in a groundwater contamination lawsuit brought by environmental groups (PennEnvironment, et al. v. PPG Industries Inc., et al. v. AS America Inc., et al., No. 12-342, W.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(06/12/2017 @ 01:20)
Groundwater Class Action Should Stay In Federal Court, Magistrate Judge Says  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DETROIT - Two employees of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on Nov. 21 filed a brief in Michigan federal court arguing that the district court should strike allegations of involuntary manslaughter and order sanctions against the class of residents suing them in connection with the lead-contaminated water crisis in the city of Flint, Mich. (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(06/12/2017 @ 01:20)
Flint Water Crisis Defendant Says Case Against It Fails For Lack Of Jurisdiction  Voir?

DETROIT - One of the defendants sued in connection with the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., on Dec. 1 filed a brief in Michigan federal court arguing that it should be dismissed from the lawsuit brought by a class of residents for lack of personal jurisdiction and for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Michigan Residents Sue GM In State Court For Fraud Related To Tainted Groundwater  Voir?

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

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

MILWAUKEE - Three of the companies being sued by plaintiffs who contend that they are liable for lead-paint poisoning on Nov. 15 moved to exclude one of the plaintiffs' experts, contending that his opinions were submitted past the deadline for expert disclosures and after the close of discovery (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(06/12/2017 @ 01:20)
Companies Seek Rehearing Of Lead Paint Ruling, Say They Lacked Knowledge Of Harm  Voir?

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

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(06/12/2017 @ 01:20)
When Strategies Go Awry: Part 2 in a Series on Cognitive Biases and Their Impact  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Development of new in vivo models for toxicology was showcased at the annual North Carolina Society of Toxicology meeting Oct. 30 at NIEHS. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)

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(04/12/2017 @ 22:44)
Scientists invited to build computer models that predict toxicity  Voir?

Scientists from around the world are invited to help develop computer models to predict acute toxicity. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
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Insights for decision-makers when adopting advanced test methods  Voir?

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

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

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

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

Synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) are commonly abused by adolescents with reported past year (2013) use in high school students between 3 and 10%. Standard adolescent postmortem toxicology does not include routine SC analysis, and thus, the true burden of fatal... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(04/12/2017 @ 12:09)
Recommendations for toxicological investigation of drug-impaired driving and motor vehicle fatalities-2017 update - Logan BK, D'Orazio AL, Mohr ALA, Limoges JF, Miles AK, Scarneo CE, Kerrigan S, Liddicoat LJ, Scott KS, Huestis MA.  Voir?

This report describes the outcomes of a process undertaken to review and update the National Safety Council's Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division's recommendations for the toxicological investigation of suspected alcohol and drug-impaired driving cases ... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Clinical and autopsy characteristics of fatal methamphetamine toxicity in Australia - Darke S, Duflou J, Lappin J, Kaye S.  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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Tox Tunes #112: Chinese Rocks (Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers)  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 13, 2017 9:30-11:30am ET; Washington, DC. (Source: HSR Information Central)

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(01/12/2017 @ 11:28)
Many dental offices are filled with toxic mercury in the air, warns the Health Ranger  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A brewery in Ohio is making a batch of green-colored beer called "Algae Blooms" to draw attention to the toxic algae that's been fouling Lake Erie (Source: ABC News: Health)
(30/11/2017 @ 15:54)
Skin care expert Hillary Peterson, founder of True Botanicals, urges women: Know what's in your face oil  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Monitor] Kampala -Makerere University researchers have warned that Ugandans are at risk of contracting liver cancer and hepatitis B after several food crops have been found to contain high levels of fungi-produced toxic chemicals called aflatoxins. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
(29/11/2017 @ 07:00)
Biologists taught infusoria to fight poisons  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parents who drive their children to school in the UK are unwittingly ‘poisoning' them as toxic fumes are three times higher inside cars than outside and increases the country's obesity problem. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(24/11/2017 @ 07:38)
Deaths Involving Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and U-47700 Deaths Involving Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and U-47700  Voir?

Using toxicologic evidence across multiple states, this report confirms that illicitly manufactured fentanyl and its analogs are key in driving the increase in opioid overdose deaths.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(24/11/2017 @ 05:14)
Feds block herbal molecule that makes drinking alcohol less dangerous to your liver — Health Ranger  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DETROIT - Two employees of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on Nov. 10 moved in Michigan federal court to strike portions of an amended complaint filed by residents of the city of Flint, Mich., contending that the plaintiffs "inaccurately allege that Defendants have been charged with involuntary manslaughter" in connection with the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(21/11/2017 @ 22:23)
Monsanto: Glyphosate Cancer Evidence Is 'Unreliable,' Constitutes 'Junk Science'  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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(21/11/2017 @ 22:23)
Detox heavy metals from your body with these 10 foods  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outbreaks have been reported in every state, a trend likely to accelerate as climate change boosts warmer temperatures (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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(16/11/2017 @ 22:13)
Metabolic recycling of ammonia via glutamate dehydrogenase supports breast cancer biomass  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Financial Toxicity (Predicting Financial Distress) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
(15/11/2017 @ 07:00)
Humanity is a "suicide cult" that deliberately poisons the food supply feeding its own children  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INTRODUCTION: There is increasing evidence that the pathophysiological target of mercury is in fact selenium, rather than the covalent binding of mercury to sulfur in the body's ubiquitous sulfhydryl groups. The role of selenium in mercury poisoning is mul... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(13/11/2017 @ 13:18)
Smog chokes Indian capital as emergency measures fail to bring relief  Voir?

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A thick cloud of toxic smog 10 times the recommended limit enveloped India's capital, New Delhi, on Monday, as government officials struggled to tackle a public health crisis that is well into its second week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(13/11/2017 @ 10:15)
Elimination organs hit the hardest by air pollution: Toxic particles cause cancer in the kidneys, bladder, bowel and lungs  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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