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EPA toxicologists classified glyphosate as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" as far back as the 80s; employed Dr. Martin Kuschner to undermine findings in the now infamous "mouse study" they've been manipulating "science" for decades  Voir?

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

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

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has temporarily suspended operations at the country's largest incinerator for hospital waste in Mkuranga, Coast Region, following complaints that it exposes Dundani villagers to toxic emissions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
(19/10/2017 @ 08:43)
Early data shows nearly 2x prolonged median survival for inoperable pancreatic cancer  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 19, 2017 1:00-2:30pm ET. Atlanta, GA or viawebcast. (Source: PHPartners.org)
(18/10/2017 @ 19:45)
Bowel cancer BREAKTHROUGH: New treatment is first non-toxic therapy  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DETROIT - A putative class of residents and other individuals affected by the lead-contaminated water crisis in the city of Flint, Mich., on Sept. 29 filed a consolidated class action in Michigan federal court, contending that multiple state and local authorities caused a public health crisis by exposing the plaintiffs to contaminated water and exacerbated the crisis by concealing and misrepresenting its scope (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
Groundwater Plaintiffs Lack 'Sufficient Evidence' To Show Standing, Company Says  Voir?

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

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A federal judge in West Virginia on Sept. 26 ruled that portions of a motion to exclude expert testimony in a groundwater contamination lawsuit should be redacted because the document contains information that "substantially risks exposing vulnerabilities" in the water supply system and the means by which the water company which is the defendant in the lawsuit would respond to an attack on the system (Crystal Good, et al. v. American Water Works Co. Inc., No. 14-1374, S.D. W.Va.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
Plaintiff: Protective Order Needed In Water Lawsuit; Depositions 'Thwart' Rights  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MILWAUKEE - The plaintiffs suing the former makers of lead-based paint on Oct. 6 filed a brief in Wisconsin federal court contending that it should not permit one of the defendants, American Cyanamid Co., "to end run around the established law of risk-contribution by repackaging arguments that have already been rejected by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit" (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/10/2017 @ 22:02)
At Risk: Our Nation's Drinking Water Supply  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

(The Francis Crick Institute) Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have discovered a new drug target for bowel cancer that is specific to tumour cells and therefore less toxic than conventional therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
(17/10/2017 @ 05:00)
Absolute must-watch: 60 Minutes on how pharmaceutical distributors fueled the opioid crisis  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The objective of this study was to compare toxicity associated with asenapine, iloper... (Source: SafetyLit)
(14/10/2017 @ 09:17)
2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) and bromoxynil herbicide ingestion - Chiew AL, Page CB, Clancy D, Mostafa A, Roberts MS, Isbister GK.  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Environmental Protection Agency says it approved a plan to remove sediments laced with highly toxic dioxin from a partially submerged Superfund site near Houston damaged during Hurricane Harvey. (Source: ABC News: Health)

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NuVasive sues former COO Miles for jumping ship to Alphatec  Voir?

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

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Big pharma doesn't want you to know about this potent healing food  Voir?

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

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

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

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EPA announces new reporting rules on nano-sized particles manufactured in the United States  Voir?

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

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

Superfund was initially paid for by taxes on crude oil, chemicals and the companies that created the toxic waste sites. But those taxes expired in 1995, leaving states strapped to find the money.(Image credit: Joe Wertz/Stateimpact Oklahoma) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
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Drugs in Clinical Development for Fungal Infections (includes MAT023, encochleated amphotericin B))  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this study, venom potency and venom gland gene expression was evaluated in Centruroides vittatus, size class I-II (immature) and size class IV (adults/penultimate instars) size classes.... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(06/10/2017 @ 13:38)
Eye injuries following ocular exposure to euphorbia plant sap: an Australian and New Zealand case series - Shields M, Andrew N, LaHood B, Saha N.  Voir?

Euphorbia is a diverse genus of flowering plants that produce a corrosive latex sap which is toxic to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes. The genus is widely distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand (both native and naturalised), and there are ove... (Source: SafetyLit)
(06/10/2017 @ 13:38)
This weekend  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
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Drugs in Clinical Development for Fungal Infections (review includes CD101)  Voir?

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

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

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

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

Sarin is an organophosphorus chemical warfare agent which irreversibly inhibits acetylcholinesterase. Acute toxicity after sarin exposure is due to hyper activation of the nicotinic and muscarinic receptor. Survivors of sarin exposure often develop long te... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(05/10/2017 @ 09:05)
Guns and violent media-a toxic mix with an available antidote - Christakis DA, Rivara FP.  Voir?

There are few proverbial “third rails” in academic medicine. In this issue of JAMA Pediatrics, we published an article that touches 2 of them: media violence and guns. Given the stakes, we accepted the article only after multiple iterative reviews a... (Source: SafetyLit)
(05/10/2017 @ 09:05)
Scorpion-related cardiomyopathy and acute pulmonary edema in a child who is stung by Leiurus abdullahbayrami - Dokur M, Do ğan M, Yagmur EA.  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Research shows that every area of London exceeds the World Health Organisation's air quality guidelines for microscopic particles known as PM2.5. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Medical findings and toxicological analysis in infant death by balloon gas asphyxia: a case report - Cuypers E, Rosier E, Loix S, Develter W, Van Den Bogaert W, Wuestenbergs J, Van de Voorde W, Tytgat J.  Voir?

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

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

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

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

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Firefighters are considered a healthy and fit group of individuals, well-prepared for taking action in disaster situations. While working, they suffer from exposure to certain toxic agents, especially combustion products generat... (Source: SafetyLit)
(04/10/2017 @ 04:38)
Judge Adopts Ruling Allowing Portland's Public Nuisance Claim Against Monsanto  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW YORK - Northrop Grumman Corp. on Sept. 18 filed a brief in the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals arguing that an amicus brief filed by parties interested in a groundwater contamination lawsuit is premised on "a fundamental misconception" regarding the limitations period for tort claims (Bethpage Water District v. Northrop Grumman Corporation, et al., No. 16-2592, 2nd Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
Preliminary Approval Of $151M Groundwater Contamination Settlement Granted By Judge  Voir?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Sept. 21 granted preliminary approval to a $151 million class settlement between a water company and residents who contended that it had contaminated their groundwater with 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) (Crystal Good, et al. v. American Water Works Co. Inc., No. 14-1374, S.D. W.Va.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
Monsanto Denies More Claims In Roundup MDL, Says Glyphosate Injury Lawsuit Fails  Voir?

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

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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
Man, Companies Reach $5M Deal On Claims He Suffered From 'Popcorn Lung'  Voir?

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

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(04/10/2017 @ 02:41)
Flint Defendants: Discovery Request 'Procedurally Deficient'; Should Be Quashed  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toxic cleaning chemicals bring risks of breathing problems and allergies, experts, commissioned by Norwegian biochemists have warned. But there are healthy alternatives to get your home spotless. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(03/10/2017 @ 16:56)
3 nutrients for a sharp, ageless brain  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The National Toxicology Program’s Angela King-Herbert was elected to the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board of directors. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(03/10/2017 @ 00:38)
Speeding the adoption of alternative safety tests  Voir?

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

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
(01/10/2017 @ 06:00)
Adjuvant Nivolumab: New Standard of Care for Melanoma? Adjuvant Nivolumab: New Standard of Care for Melanoma?  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey (Source: ABC News: Health)

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(23/09/2017 @ 20:06)
Managing Acute Toxicity in CAR T-Cell Therapy (CME/CE)  Voir?

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

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

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

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 -- Falls aren't the only danger for kids who ride an off-road vehicle. In many parts of the United States, riders may also inhale hazardous mineral fibers and toxic dust, researchers warn. Four-wheel-drive and all-terrain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(22/09/2017 @ 17:09)
The FDA Is Coming Around to the Idea That Cheese, Microbes, and Mold Can Work Just Fine  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CDC report finds unventilated air around pools can become toxic (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)

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(21/09/2017 @ 20:00)
Chlorine + Pee = Breathing Trouble for Waterpark Workers  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dopamine oxidation mediates mitochondrial and lysosomal dysfunction in Parkinsons disease  Voir?

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

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

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

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

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and valve inside an inactive Colorado mine to prevent another surge of toxic wastewater like a 2015 blowout that contaminated rivers in three states (Source: ABC News: Health)
(20/09/2017 @ 19:09)
Toxic brain injury with nitrobenzene poisoning - Kumar A, Bhavsar C, Aggarwal P, Jamshed N.  Voir?

Acute methemoglobinemia secondary to nitrobenzene ingestion is a rare but well-known clinical entity. It is extremely important to identify such patients as rapid and effective management with methylene blue and other supportive measures will often save th... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(20/09/2017 @ 13:05)
Physician beware: severe cyanide toxicity from amygdalin tablets ingestion - Dang T, Nguyen C, Tran PN.  Voir?

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

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

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Nora Volkow to receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences  Voir?

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

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

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

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Researchers Had Duty Of Care In Lead Abatement Study, Split Maryland Panel Rules  Voir?

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

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Sherwin-Williams: Lead Paint Evidence On Risk-Contribution Theory Lacking  Voir?

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

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Evidence Would 'Inflame' Jury In Cancer Case, Company Says, Should Be Excluded  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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Judge Says Chemical Injury Plaintiff Did Not Allege His Water Was Tainted  Voir?

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

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Residents: C8 Injury Claims 'Cognizable'; Case Against Plastics Company Valid  Voir?

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

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Judge Consolidates Cases Regarding EPA Permits For Alleged Environmental Polluter  Voir?

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

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

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

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

NEW YORK - The attorney representing a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for injuries, only to have it reversed, on Sept. 12 filed a letter with the presiding judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, arguing that the company offers "no credible argument" for its contention that the company is entitled to the taxation of costs in the litigation (Chevron Corporation v. Donziger, et al., Case No. 11 Civ. 691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(20/09/2017 @ 01:35)
Split 6th Circuit Panel: Flint Water Crisis Lawsuit Belongs In State Court  Voir?

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

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LA exposed toxic fumes due to chemical leaks in soil  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dangerous levels of the neurotoxic metal are blamed on fish-rich diets, gold mining and industrial pollution, Swedish safety group Ipen has found. Exposed foetuses can suffer brain damage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(19/09/2017 @ 11:52)
Describing the holistic toxicokinetics of hepatotoxic Chinese herbal medicines by a novel integrated strategy: Dioscorea bulbifera rhizome as a case study - Wang LL, Zhao DS, Shi W, Li ZQ, Wu ZT, Li P, Li HJ.  Voir?

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

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

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

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Researchers at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth have discovered a way to turn neutrophils from toxic to helpful after a hemorrhagic stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(19/09/2017 @ 05:00)
Researchers compose guidelines for handling CAR T cell side effects  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-- After spending nine months making sure everything you eat is good for your growing baby, you'll want to create a nursery that's soothing and safe. Your baby typically will sleep for up to 16 hours a day for the first two years of life. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(18/09/2017 @ 08:00)
Membrane vesicles released by bacteria may play different roles during infection  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INTRODUCTION: Caustic ingestions are among the most prevalent causes of toxic exposure. The present 10-year survey aimed to evaluate the epidemiologic features and outcomes of caustic ingestion cases presenting to emergency department. METHODS: Thi... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(14/09/2017 @ 14:35)
Tattoo ink particles can spread into lymph nodes  Voir?

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

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

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

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD The CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry have issued … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
(14/09/2017 @ 01:00)
Hurricane Harvey Emergency Response Highlights TMA Conference  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

Synthetic cannabinoid consumption trends underlie fast changes and provide several challenges to clinical and forensic toxicologists. Due to extensive metabolism parent compounds are hardly detectable in urine. Therefore, knowledge on the metabolism of syn... (Source: SafetyLit)
(13/09/2017 @ 10:05)
Watch out for these nine TOXIC ingredients in your toothpaste  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water samples contained unsafe levels of fecal bacteria and other contaminants, both inside and outside homes, The Times found. (Source: NYT Health)
(12/09/2017 @ 00:21)
Early signs of heart disease risk found in children exposed to 9/11 dust  Voir?

Sixteen years after the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, a study finds children exposed to toxic chemicals are at early risk of heart disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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(11/09/2017 @ 15:53)
"Healing Cancer Coaching Program" begins tomorrow; first 10 modules released to the public for open viewing  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EPA works to secure toxic waste sites in Irma's likely path (Source: ABC News: Health)

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(09/09/2017 @ 16:17)
AP Exclusive: Flooding threatens toxic sites as Irma nears  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

Cleveland Clinic scientists claim repeated blows to the head, which McGregor has sustained during his glittering UFC career, cause build-ups of toxic proteins in the brain - a hallmark of dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(08/09/2017 @ 13:21)
World Trade Center responders might face greater risk of HPV throat and tongue cancer  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW YORK - The attorney representing a group of Ecuadorian residents who won an $18.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for injuries, only to have it reversed, on Aug. 16 filed a letter with the judge presiding over the matter in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York objecting to "exorbitant and unprecedented" defense costs, and seeking reassignment of the case to another federal court (Chevron Corporation v. Donziger, et al., Case No. 11 Civ. 691, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
Release Of Documents By Plaintiffs' Counsel Is 'Misconduct,' Monsanto Says  Voir?

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

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

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

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A class of plaintiffs who sued a water company alleging that it contaminated groundwater on Aug. 25 filed a brief in West Virginia federal court renewing support for preliminary approval of a $151 million class settlement with modifications from the original deal (Crystal Good, et al. v. American Water Works Co. Inc., No. 14-1374, S.D. W.Va.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
Plaintiff Says His Experts Should Be Permitted To Testify In Groundwater Case  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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

GREENVILLE, Miss. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 11 filed a brief in Mississippi federal court arguing that three subpoenas issued for employees of the EPA related to a groundwater contamination lawsuit should be quashed (Joe E. Sledge, et al. v. Meritor Inc., et al., No. 16-CV-053, N.D. Miss.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
Groups Seek Summary Judgment Ruling That Company Violated Law In Groundwater Case  Voir?

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

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

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

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

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

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(07/09/2017 @ 00:35)
Antidepressants could delay Parkinson's progression  Voir?

Nortriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant - can prevent the formation of toxic brain clusters associated with Parkinson's disease, a new study finds. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
(06/09/2017 @ 17:00)
NTP Update - September 2017 now available  Voir?

(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)

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(06/09/2017 @ 17:00)
Antidepressants could delay Parkinson's progression  Voir?

Nortriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant - can prevent the formation of toxic brain clusters associated with Parkinson's disease, a new study finds. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
(06/09/2017 @ 17:00)
Medical News Today: Antidepressants could delay Parkinson's progression  Voir?

Nortriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant - can prevent the formation of toxic brain clusters associated with Parkinson's disease, a new study finds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(06/09/2017 @ 17:00)
High Levels of Carcinogen Found in Houston Area After Harvey  Voir?

Air sampling near a Valero Energy refinery in the Manchester district showed elevated levels of benzene, which has been linked to health problems. (Source: NYT Health)
(06/09/2017 @ 12:43)
Protect your brain from toxic metals with silicon-enhanced water, especially after vaccination  Voir?

(Natural News) Could silicon-enhanced mineral water be the key to protecting your brain from the neurotoxic effects of aluminum? Professor Chris Exley, from Keele University, believes that may just be the case. Professor Exley and his team have been investigating how effective silicon-fortified water is at removing aluminum from the body for the last decade,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(06/09/2017 @ 12:01)
The Roman Empire was poisoning its citizens with toxic lead at least two centuries earlier than believed  Voir?

(Natural News) The ancient Roman plumbing system was a remarkable feat in civil engineering, which paved the way for the provision of fresh water to the urbanites who lived hundreds of kilometers away. Rich members of the society had hot and cold running water, as well as a functioning sewage system to ensure the proper... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(06/09/2017 @ 11:00)
Amazon Echo devices now being given to UK retirees to remind them to take toxic medication  Voir?

(Natural News) Amazon's “Echo,” the handsfree, voice-controlled speaker for the uber-lazy, plays music, harnesses the abilities of the virtual assistant “Alexa” to phone or message on your behalf, can recognize voice commands from across a room, answers questions, delivers the latest traffic report, can give you the latest sports scores and reads to you, among... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(06/09/2017 @ 10:37)
New NTP website getting rave reviews  Voir?

The newly redesigned site will help the National Toxicology Program better communicate with scientists and the public. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(05/09/2017 @ 23:05)
At 10 years, Tox 21 continues driving toxicity testing forward  Voir?

The Tox 21 program marks a 10-year track record of developing cutting-edge technology to better assess chemical toxicity in humans. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(05/09/2017 @ 23:05)
Helping in the fight against illegal gold mining in Colombia  Voir?

(University of Portsmouth) A University of Portsmouth disaster specialist is helping with the fight in Colombia against illegal gold mining and its impacts, from deforestation and toxic pollution, to socioeconomic pressures on nearby communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(05/09/2017 @ 05:00)
Relationship Problems? Try Getting More Sleep  Voir?

Sleep problems not only create relationship problems, they can also make fighting with your partner particularly toxic to your health. (Source: NYT Health)

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(05/09/2017 @ 02:00)
Concerns over flooding in area that's been called America's "Chemical Coast"  Voir?

More than a week after Harvey raked across southeast Texas, drone footage shows the floodwaters still surrounding the San Jacinto Superfund site, where toxic contaminants from an old paper plant could be at risk of leaking. One woman who lives near the site is concerned. Omar Villafranca reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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(05/09/2017 @ 00:15)
In Texas, Concerns About Damage To Flooded Toxic Waste Sites  Voir?

Environmental officials are inspecting toxic waste sites in southeast Texas that were flooded and potentially damaged last week.(Image credit: Jason Dearen/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
(04/09/2017 @ 22:23)
Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way  Voir?

Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy 's centreAn enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting around near the heart of the Milky Way.If the discovery is confirmed, the invisible behemoth will rank as the second largest black hole ever seen in the Milky Way after the supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A* that is anchored at the very centre of the galaxy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(04/09/2017 @ 19:17)
Manner of death in fatal prescription drug poisonings (Safety-2016 abstract #373) - Kriikku P, Ojanper ठI.  Voir?

BACKGROUND In Finland, post-mortem toxicology is performed in 13% of all deceased as part of medico-legal cause-of-death investigation. Of all toxicology cases, approximately every 6th case is determined by a forensic pathologist to be a fatal poisoning. M... (Source: SafetyLit)
(04/09/2017 @ 09:02)
Toxic fluoride gas emissions from lithium-ion battery fires - Larsson F, Andersson P, Blomqvist P, Mellander BE.  Voir?

Lithium-ion battery fires generate intense heat and considerable amounts of gas and smoke. Although the emission of toxic gases can be a larger threat than the heat, the knowledge of such emissions is limited. This paper presents quantitative measurements ... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(04/09/2017 @ 09:02)
AP EXCLUSIVE: Toxic waste sites flooded in Houston area  Voir?

The Associated Press has visited several highly toxic waste sites in and around Houston _ and most of them are still only accessible by boat after Harvey (Source: ABC News: Health)
(02/09/2017 @ 23:47)
The Latest: AP EXCLUSIVE: EPA surveys toxic waste sites  Voir?

The Latest: AP EXCLUSIVE: Hours after AP reports toxic waste sites in Houston area hit by flood waters, EPA says its review of aerial images confirms toxic site flooding (Source: ABC News: Health)
(02/09/2017 @ 23:02)
AUTONOMOUS PLANES now weaponized as pesticide delivery platforms to inundate farmland with toxic chemicals  Voir?

(Natural News) A Silicon Valley startup company called Pyka is developing an autonomous (self-driving) plane to meet the burgeoning demand for planes that rely on artificial intelligence and sensor technology to replace co-pilots and possibly even pilots with remote operators or robots on commercial flights. The company has already produced a 400-pound plane that can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(02/09/2017 @ 23:00)
AP EXCLUSIVE: Toxic waste sites flooded; EPA not on scene  Voir?

Federal environmental experts will wait for floodwaters to recede before assessing damage to Houston-area Superfund sites (Source: ABC News: Health)
(02/09/2017 @ 18:23)
Spain: Air warning lifted for toxic cloud from Madrid fire  Voir?

Emergency officials in Madrid have lifted their warning to residents living near an industrial fire to remain in their homes to avoid a toxic cloud (Source: ABC News: Health)

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(02/09/2017 @ 16:44)
International meeting highlights NTP efforts to replace animal tests  Voir?

National Toxicology Program staff highlighted progress at the 10th World Congress on Alternatives to Animal Use in the Life Sciences. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(02/09/2017 @ 01:08)
New NTP web site getting rave reviews  Voir?

The newly redesigned site will help the National Toxicology Program better communicate with scientists and the public. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(02/09/2017 @ 01:08)
At 10 years, Tox 21 continues driving toxicology testing forward  Voir?

The Tox 21 program marks a 10-year track record of developing cutting-edge technology to better assess chemical toxicity in humans. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
(02/09/2017 @ 01:08)
Behavioral intoxication following voluntary oral ingestion of tetramethylenedisulfotetramine: dose-dependent onset, severity, survival, and recovery - Rice NC, Rauscher NA, Langston JL, Myers TM.  Voir?

Tetramethylenedisulfotetramine (tetramine, or TETS) is a highly toxic rodenticide that has been responsible for over 14,000 accidental and intentional poisonings worldwide. Although the vast majority of TETS poisonings involved tainted food or drink, the l... (Source: SafetyLit)
(02/09/2017 @ 00:17)
A parent 's guide to clinical trials  Voir?

Children with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer, are often candidates for clinical trials. What are they? Which factors should parents weigh in determining whether enrolling in one is a good option for their child? Dr. Steven DuBois, director of the Advancing Childhood Cancer Therapies Clinic at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, answers questions about clinical trials. What are clinical trials? Why are they important? Clinical trials are systematic, scientific investigations of new drugs or therapies for a specific disease. Through clinical trials, we have taken many fatal pediatric cancers and turned them into diseases that now have cure rates of over 90 percent. Although we still want to improve those cure rates, research is now increasingly foc...

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(01/09/2017 @ 14:00)
Orkney man in coma gestures 'I love you' to wife  Voir?

Roy Norquoy, from Orkney, was struck down by toxic shock syndrome, which quickly developed into sepsis. Doctors were forced to place him in an induced coma to keep him alive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(01/09/2017 @ 09:39)
Toxicology Rounds: Ketamine Not Ideal for ExDS, but Beats Alternatives  Voir?

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
(01/09/2017 @ 06:00)
(31/08/2017 @ 17:00)
Monsanto knowingly sold dangerous, illegal chemicals for YEARS, uncovered documents reveal  Voir?

(Natural News) Monsanto's reputation has been taking a lot of hits lately, and the news just keeps getting worse for the agrochemical company. As unsealed court documents continue to show how they acted to cover up the dangers of their toxic Roundup herbicide, other documents have come to light showing that deceit has been the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(31/08/2017 @ 12:18)
Neglected role of hydrogen sulfide in sulfur mustard poisoning: Keap1 S-sulfhydration and subsequent Nrf2 pathway activation - Meng W, Pei Z, Feng Y, Zhao J, Chen Y, Shi W, Xu Q, Lin F, Sun M, Xiao K.  Voir?

Sulfur mustard (SM) is a chemical warfare agent and a terrorism choice that targets various organs and tissues, especially lung tissues. Its toxic effects are tightly associated with oxidative stress. The signaling molecule hydrogen sulfide (H2S) protects ... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(31/08/2017 @ 01:02)
The case of the macho crocs  Voir?

(Source: ScienceNOW)
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Third World farmers are committing suicide by consuming toxic pesticides  Voir?

(Natural News) Neither using a secured storage nor implementing stricter pesticide access were effective in stemming chemical-related self-poisoning and suicide in rural Asia, two studies revealed. The use of pesticides as an act of self-poisoning remains to be one of the three leading means of suicide worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported. According to the WHO,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(30/08/2017 @ 11:50)
Flooded Texas Chemical Plants Raise Concerns About Toxic Emissions  Voir?

Houston is home to hundreds of petrochemical plants and some of them are damaged by flooding. Environmental groups worry about toxic emissions, and one plant is at risk of a possible explosion. (Source: NPR Health and Science)

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(30/08/2017 @ 10:02)
Before Volcano Buried Pompeii, Toxic Water May Have Plagued Residents  Voir?

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 -- Before a nearby volcano blew and buried the ancient Roman town of Pompeii centuries ago, residents were drinking toxic water that probably caused a host of ills, a new study suggests. Based on an analysis of pipes that ran... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(29/08/2017 @ 18:08)
Extended AI Use Linked to CV Events and Bone Fractures Extended AI Use Linked to CV Events and Bone Fractures  Voir?

There is growing interest in extending the use of adjuvant endocrine therapy in breast cancer, but the benefit vs risk for toxicity is not yet defined.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(29/08/2017 @ 13:10)
Penn Medicine pharmacologist given Founders' Award from ACS  Voir?

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Ian A. Blair, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert on applying mass spectrometry, has won the 2017 Founders' Award from the Division of Chemical Toxicology of the American Chemical Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(29/08/2017 @ 05:00)
A milestone in aquatic toxicology  Voir?

(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) The public release of first generation annotations for the fathead minnow genome was published today in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(29/08/2017 @ 05:00)
California Baby 's Jessica Iclisoy To Be Presented Mom First Award at...  Voir?

Starting as a mom in her kitchen to create a non-toxic environment for her family, Jessica launched California Baby which is now the industry standard for natural skincare, and today offers more than...(PRWeb August 29, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14643238.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

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(29/08/2017 @ 01:00)
REUTERS now in bed with Monsanto, committing journalistic fraud to cover up evidence of harm from toxic agricultural poisons  Voir?

(Natural News) House Republicans are going to bat for Monsanto, the world’s most evil corporation, which is having a very difficult time maintaining any semblance of a positive reputation in the public eye after it was revealed that its most famous weed killer causes cancer in humans. In an effort to steer the narrative back... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/08/2017 @ 23:23)
Half of farmed salmon found to be DEAF due to toxic effects of confined aquaculture  Voir?

(Natural News) With a new wave of health consciousness sweeping the nation, an increasing number of people are incorporating more fish into their daily diets. After all, fish are purported to be some of the healthiest sources of protein on the planet, high in the feel-good hormone vitamin D, and packed with omega-3 essential fatty... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/08/2017 @ 15:00)
WATCH: Harvey forces hospitals, nursing homes to evacuate  Voir?

ABC News' senior medical contributor Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what Houston hospitals are doing now amid flooding and evacuations and the health issues Texans may face from the toxic flood waters. (Source: ABC News: Health)
(28/08/2017 @ 14:28)
Hospital HORRORS: Cancer patient poisoned with chemo, then left HALF-NAKED on gurney for 13 hours after blood became infected  Voir?

(Natural News) Chemotherapy is no joke. This toxic chemical treatment has debilitating side effects, including anemia, bleeding, infections, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, constipation, hair loss, mouth sores and extreme fatigue, to name just a few. Imagine trying to deal with all that and then being left lying “half-naked” on a hospital gurney in the corridor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/08/2017 @ 11:16)
Clinical trial uses nicotine patches to treat chronic lung disease  Voir?

(MediaSource) Nicotine patches were created to help smokers quit, but researchers are conducting a study to see if they can also help patients who suffer from a chronic lung disease. Sarcoidosis is a growth of inflammatory cells, most likely triggered by inhaling pesticides or other toxic materials. If the condition doesn't go away on its own, it can cause severe lung damage and even death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(28/08/2017 @ 05:00)
Mainstream media trying to discourage women from using licorice root extract, saying it "interferes" with all the toxic medications they're supposed to swallow  Voir?

(Natural News) As people become increasingly drawn to natural remedies, pharmaceutical companies are doing all they can to draw them back over to the dark side of conventional medication, and one common tactic is scaring them away from popular herbal remedies. Women who are hoping to find some relief from menopause have long turned to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(27/08/2017 @ 09:41)
New low-tech method developed for instantly testing tap water for toxic contaminants  Voir?

(Natural News) People in the United States have been questioning the composition of their water, especially with the recent spate of contaminations of major water sources in the country. Researchers who presented their work on Tuesday, August 22 at the 254th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society said they are utilizing the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(25/08/2017 @ 22:57)
‘ Body-on-a-chip ' device screens human heart cells for drug toxicity  Voir?

Researchers at Kyoto University‘s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences have developed a ‘body-on-a-chip' device that can evaluate the side-effects of drugs on human cells, according to a study published today in the Royal Society of Chemistry Advances. The device was used to test the toxicity of doxorubicin, a cancer-killing drug, on human heart cells. The researchers found that although the drug wasn't toxic to the cells, a metabolite of the drug was. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post ‘Body-on-a-chip’ device screens human heart cells for drug toxicity appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

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(25/08/2017 @ 20:00)
China says will check egg producers for use of fipronil insecticide  Voir?

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities said on Friday they will launch spot checks of egg producers to make sure a toxic chemical known as fipronil is not being used as a cleaning product, in animal drugs or feed after higher than acceptable levels of the insecticide were detected in farms in Europe. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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(25/08/2017 @ 05:38)
Inhaled carbon monoxide: from toxin to therapy - Hess DR.  Voir?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is usually recognized as a toxic gas that can be used to assess lung function in the pulmonary function laboratory. The toxicity of CO relates to its high affinity for hemoglobin and other heme molecules, producing carboxyhemoglobin (H... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(25/08/2017 @ 01:38)
Recognizing and responding to the "toxic" work environment: worker safety, patient safety, and abuse/neglect in nursing homes - Pickering CEZ, Nurenberg K, Schiamberg L.  Voir?

This grounded theory study examined how the certified nursing assistant (CNA) understands and responds to bullying in the workplace. Constant comparative analysis was used to analyze data from in-depth telephone interviews with CNAs ( N = 22) who experienc... (Source: SafetyLit)
(25/08/2017 @ 01:38)
Prehospital management of acute childhood poisoning in Spain - Salazar J, Zubiaur O, Azkunaga B, Carlos Molina J, Mintegi S, Intoxicaciones Sociedad Espa ŕąola de Urgencias de Pediatrŕ­a G.  Voir?

OBJECTIVES: This objective was to analyze prehospital management of acute childhood poisonings. Poisonings treated in 59 pediatric emergency departments participating in the Toxicology Observation Project of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Emergency Medic... (Source: SafetyLit)
(24/08/2017 @ 16:17)
Trump ' s Halt on Coal Mining Study Has Asbestos Implications  Voir?

The U.S. Department of the Interior has ordered a halt to a study on the public health risks of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia — an area ripe with natural asbestos deposits. A letter from the Interior Department on Monday directed the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to “cease all work” on the study, citing responsible spending of taxpayer dollars as the reason for the decision. The $1 million National Academies study began in 2016 and was expected to take two years to complete. It aimed to evaluate health risks of a common mining technique for people living near surface coal mine sites in Central Appalachia. National Academies, a nongovernmental institution, had assembled a 12-member expert committee to assess “new approaches to safeguard the h...

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(24/08/2017 @ 13:50)
Toxic metals in hip replacements found to cause Alzheimer's  Voir?

(Natural News) New advice from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) may mean that approximately 56,000 Britons need to undergo a series of medical tests to determine if they are suffering from muscle or bone damage caused by metal toxicity. The health regulatory group has warned that metal-on-metal hip replacement surgery is more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(24/08/2017 @ 10:35)
Manganese in underground drinking water is cause for concern  Voir?

(University of California - Riverside) Underground drinking water sources in parts of the US and three Asian countries may not be as safe as previously thought due to high levels of manganese, especially at shallow depths, according to a study led by a researcher at the University of California, Riverside. Manganese, a metal that is required by the body in tiny amounts, can be toxic at elevated levels, particularly in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(24/08/2017 @ 05:00)
Illegal dumping during road construction in Ethiopia affects child mortality  Voir?

(Queen Mary University of London) Researchers have shown that living near newly built roads in Ethiopia is associated with higher rates of infant mortality. Proximity to new roads has negative health effects because of toxic waste dumped illegally during the construction phase. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(24/08/2017 @ 05:00)
The organoid architect  Voir?

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Contaminated eggs cost Dutch chicken farmers 33 million euros  Voir?

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch chicken farmers have suffered around 33 million euros ($39 million) in damages as a direct result of culls and other measures carried out after their eggs were found this month to be tainted with a toxic chemical. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(23/08/2017 @ 14:40)
Sirtex swings to a loss after ‘ challenging ' year  Voir?

Shares in Australian cancer treatment developer Sirtex Medical (ASX:SRX) plunged more than 15% yesterday after the company posted a net loss of -A$26.9 million in 2016, compared to a profit of A$54 million the year before. Sirtex has faced a barrage of obstacles this year, including a number of clinical trials that failed to meet primary endpoints. The company’s full-year results were hit by a slowdown in sales growth of its SIR-Spheres Y-90 radioactive microspheres and by the costs linked to its restructuring efforts. In June, Sirtex said it planned to cut 15% of its workforce, estimating that it would save nearly $5.3 million in the process. Sirtex said a “general uptick in competition for patients with liver-directed therapies and a generally tighter reimbursement environm...

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(23/08/2017 @ 13:37)
Los Angeles homes, schools and workplaces still heavily contaminated with lead  Voir?

(Natural News) Residents of southeast Los Angeles County in California recently discovered from media reports and public health experts that their homes, schools, and places of work may be contaminated with lead. This may be due to a former battery recycling plant in Vernon that had supposedly spewed toxic chemicals before it stopped its operations. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(23/08/2017 @ 10:04)
Anglers' delight as algal blooms breakthrough highlights innovative science  Voir?

(John Innes Centre) Millions of fish-deaths caused by toxic Prymnesium algal blooms could be prevented with the application of a household chemical best known for bleaching hair, breakthrough research has revealed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
(23/08/2017 @ 05:00)
The science of fluoride flipping  Voir?

(University of North Carolina Health Care) So much of what happens inside cells to preserve health or cause disease is so small or time-sensitive that researchers are just now getting glimpses of the complexities unfolding in us every minute of the day. UNC researchers have discovered one such complexity -- a previously hidden mode of RNA regulation vital for bacterial defense against toxic fluoride ions. The discovery opens a new research avenue for developing drugs that target RNA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(23/08/2017 @ 05:00)
What causes algal blooms to become toxic?  Voir?

(University of California - Santa Cruz) Domoic acid is a potent neurotoxin produced by marine algae and discovered in 1987 as the cause of amnesic shellfish poisoning. Scientists at UC Santa Cruz have made substantial progress in understanding and predicting the conditions that lead to large blooms of the toxin-producing algae (diatoms called Pseudo-nitzschia). But one aspect of these toxic algal blooms, which affect wildlife as well as economically important fisheries, remains a mystery: how do the algae make domoic acid and what triggers its production? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(23/08/2017 @ 05:00)
Interior Dept. halts study into Appalachian mining technique's likely health hazards  Voir?

The Trump administration has halted a study of the health effects of a common mining technique in Appalachia, which is believed to deposit waste containing toxic minerals in ground waters. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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(22/08/2017 @ 16:57)
Common antiseptic ingredients inhibit mitochondria and impair hormone response  Voir?

‘Quats’, used in antiseptics, in toothpastes, eye drops, shampoos and other products inhibit mitochondrial energy production and cellular oestrogen responses, potentially causing reproductive toxicity and reduced fertility, according to research published in Environmental Health Perspectives.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)

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(22/08/2017 @ 13:00)
$417 Million Awarded in Suit Tying Johnson ' s Baby Powder to Cancer  Voir?

A Los Angeles jury voted the damages for a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson& Johnson ' s talc for decades. (Source: NYT Health)
(22/08/2017 @ 05:12)
Technique speeds chemical screening to prioritize toxicity testing  Voir?

(North Carolina State University) Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a high-throughput technique that can determine if a chemical has the potential to activate key genes in seconds rather than the typical 24 hours or more. The technique can be used to prioritize chemicals for in-depth testing to determine their toxicity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(22/08/2017 @ 05:00)
Opioid misuse can be tracked using Twitter  Voir?

(Springer) Social media can be a useful tool to find out how widespread the misuse of prescribed opioid drugs is, or to track the dynamics of opioid misuse in a given locality over time. This is according to a study in Springer Nature's Journal of Medical Toxicology. Lead author Michael Chary and his team analyzed more than 3.6 million tweets and found that the information about opioid misuse was significantly correlated with federal surveys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(22/08/2017 @ 05:00)
At What Height Do You Consider Preventative Treatment for Acute Mountain Sickness?  Voir?

Discussion Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a well-known problem for some people who travel to high altitude, especially altitudes > 2500 m (~8200 feet). Symptoms include headache, nausea or emesis, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and poor appetite. The incidence in adults ranges from 25% at 2975 m to up to 75% at 5896 m. The incidence in children is less clear but it appears that children are more susceptible at 45% for 16-19 year olds for similar altitudes. Risk factors are numerous including age, gender, obesity, ascent rate, altitude for sleeping, previous exposure to high altitude, previous AMS, and history of cardiopulmonary disease. Different studies show physical fitness may or may not be a risk factor. One study of teenage children found for childre...

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(21/08/2017 @ 01:47)
California's hemp farms producing massive tonnage of toxic chemical runoff, polluting thousands of acres of land  Voir?

(Natural News) Illegal marijuana farms in California have left acres of land so contaminated with toxic chemicals and fertilizers that a quarter-teaspoon could kill a bear. Already five law enforcement officers have been sent to the hospital for severe skin rashes and respiratory problems. This, after just touching a polluted area. Government officials say that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(20/08/2017 @ 10:45)
Batteries for Apple's new electric car will be made in China using toxic heavy metals  Voir?

(Natural News) Chinese publication, Yicai Global has reported that global tech giant, Apple, is renewing its plans to be a major player in the electronic vehicle (EV) market, with operations to develop its own autonomous car on the way. Supposedly, Apple would be sourcing their batteries from leading Chinese manufacturer, Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL).... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(19/08/2017 @ 22:52)
'There are hundreds of sick crew': is toxic air on planes making frequent flyers ill?  Voir?

Kate Leahy used to work as cabin crew, until she was signed off sick. Then a young colleague died in 2014. She talks to the former staff looking for answersThree years ago, Matt Bass, 34, died suddenly in his sleep. According to his father, Charlie, he had been feeling unwell for a few months. He 'd lost weight, had digestive and respiratory problems, and suffered from severe fatigue. Doctors thought he might haveCrohn 's disease, but were struggling to reach a diagnosis.Matt was cabin crew forBritish Airways, and on the day he died had returned overnight from Accra, Ghana (by cabin crew standards, a relatively short, six-hour flight). He went for a scheduled MRI scan, hoping to get to the bottom of his ill health, then in the evening to a crew friend 's house in Slough for pizza. Af...

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(19/08/2017 @ 09:00)
Ask Well: Can You Sweat Out Toxins?  Voir?

Heavy metals and BPA can be detected in sweat. But whether tiny amounts of chemicals present a health concern is unknown. (Source: NYT Health)
(18/08/2017 @ 11:00)
Advantages of analyzing postmortem brain samples in routine forensic drug screening-Case series of three non-natural deaths tested positive for lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) - Mardal M, Johansen SS, Thomsen R, Linnet K.  Voir?

Three case reports are presented, including autopsy findings and toxicological screening results, which were tested positive for the potent hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). LSD and its main metabolites were quantified in brain tissue a... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(17/08/2017 @ 13:17)
A 'murder' mystery with a toxic twist ... and pygmy goats  Voir?

Three victims, a country house and poison could be a case for Hercule Poirot. But this is a sad case of botanical ignorance rather than murder most foulA recent reportappeared in the news about the sad demise of Mirabel, Adele and Jet of Walton Hall, Cheshire. The deaths were initially suspected of being due to deliberate poisoning when it became clear that there had been intruders in the grounds of the hall. The case seemed to have all the ingredients for an Agatha Christie novel: multiple deaths, poison, suspicious circumstances and even a big country house setting.Except in this case the unfortunate victims were not characters in a novel, or even people: they were African pygmy goats. Four other goats were affected by the poison but have since made a full recovery. And the source of the...

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(17/08/2017 @ 12:56)
Agroindustrial waste can be used as material for housing and infrastructure  Voir?

(Funda ç ࣠o de Amparo ŕ  Pesquisa do Estado de S ࣠o Paulo) Converting waste into resources, substituting toxic raw materials for healthy inputs, migrating from harmful to sustainable production processes. These are some of the guidelines for a research project about agroindustrial wastes and their potential use as appropriate materials for housing and infrastructure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(17/08/2017 @ 05:00)
Relocation, Investigation Costs Recoverable Under CERCLA, Judge Finds  Voir?

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - A federal judge in Indiana on July 26 ruled that the costs of investigating the levels of lead and arsenic contamination emanating from a Superfund site near a housing complex as well as the costs the complex's residents incurred in relocating from the property are recoverable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), but dismissed a proposed class' claims for nuisance against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. and the Chemours Co. (Lerithea Rolan, et al. v. Atlantic Richfield Company, et al., No. 16-CV-357-TLS, N.D. Ill., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117437). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/08/2017 @ 01:23)
N.J. Township Can Pursue Claims Against Du Pont Employee; Judge Remands Case  Voir?

CAMDEN, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on July 26 remanded a township's lawsuit accusing E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.'s Director of Corporate Remediation of violating the New Jersey Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) by misleading the state's environmental agency about transfers of property to prevent the company from paying remediation costs in excess of $1 billion, finding that the employee was not fraudulently joined for the purpose of defeating diversity jurisdiction (Carneys Point Township v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, et al., No. 17-cv-00264-NLH-JS, D. N.J., 2017 U.S .Dist. LEXIS 117459). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/08/2017 @ 01:23)
Companies: Colorado Fracking Fluid Injury Claim Fails, Dismissal Appropriate  Voir?

DENVER - Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (HESI) and another energy company on July 13 filed a joint motion in Colorado federal court, arguing that the chemical injury lawsuit a man filed against them related to his work on a hydraulic fracturing site should be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and for failure to state a claim (Jeylan Abdulkadir v. Halliburton Energy Services Inc., et al., No. 16-281, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/08/2017 @ 01:23)
Judge Remands Washington's Suit Against Monsanto Over PCB Contamination  Voir?

SEATTLE - A federal judge in Washington on July 28 granted the state's motion to remand a suit against Monsanto Co. over polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination in the state's water, land and wildlife, rejecting the company's argument that it manufactured the chemicals at the request of the federal government (Washington v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 17-cv-53, W.D. Wash.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/08/2017 @ 01:23)
Judge Stays Cities' Suits Against Monsanto To Exhaust Administrative Remedies  Voir?

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Aug. 4 stayed three lawsuits filed by cities seeking to recover damages from Monsanto Co., Solutia Inc. and Pharmacia Corp. for increased costs the cities have incurred to maintain compliance with permits for discharges of stormwater containing polychlorinated biphenyls, finding that the cities need to exhaust all administrative remedies before their federal lawsuit can proceed (City of San Jose v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 15-cv-03178, City of Oakland v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 15-cv-5152, City of Berkeley v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 15-cv-00071, N.D. Calif., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123673). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/08/2017 @ 01:23)
9th Circuit Again Finds Fault In Expert Witness Rulings In Water Contamination Row  Voir?

PASADENA, Calif. - A federal trial court abused its discretion twice when making two expert witness decisions against a California city, and the errors were prejudicial to the city in its claims that its groundwater was polluted by a chemical in a company's fertilizer products, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held Aug. 7 in vacating the trial court's judgment and remanding for a new trial (City of Pomona v. SQM North America Corporation, No. 15-56062, 9th Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 14491). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/08/2017 @ 01:23)
California Appellate Panel Rules Water Agency's Groundwater Claims Valid  Voir?

SAN DIEGO - A California appellate panel on Aug. 4 partially reversed and partially affirmed a trial court ruling and held that the Orange County Water District has valid claims against some current and former operators of industrial sites for groundwater contamination (Orange County Water District v. Sabic Innovative Plastics US, LLC, et al., No. D070553, Calif. App, 4th Dist., Div. 1). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/08/2017 @ 01:23)
Man, Chevron Agree To Dismiss Putative Oil Rig Injury Class Action With Prejudice  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A Nigerian man who claims that he was injured when an oil rig owned and operated by Chevron Corp. exploded in the Niger Delta on Aug. 2 stipulated to voluntarily dismiss with prejudice his claims against the company that were pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Natto Iyela Gbarabe v. Chevron Corporation, No. 14-173, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/08/2017 @ 01:23)
En Banc D.C. Circuit Will Not Rehear Methane Rule Case  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The en banc District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 10 refused to grant a petition for rehearing en banc sought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that challenged a split panel decision that found that the EPA did not have the authority to stay the agency's rule on fugitive methane emissions (Clean Air Council, et al. v. Scott Pruitt, et al., No. 17-1145, D.C. Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/08/2017 @ 01:23)
16 Attorneys General Sue EPA Over Delay In Clean Air Standards  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The attorneys general for 15 states and the District of Columbia on Aug. 1 filed a petition for review in the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, contending that the court should review the final action of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that extended the deadline for promulgating initial area designations for the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (State of New York, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al., No. 17-1185, D.C. Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/08/2017 @ 01:23)
Michigan Residents Sue Ford Motor Company, Allege Groundwater Contamination  Voir?

DETROIT - A group of Michigan residents on Aug. 8 filed a class action against Ford Motor Co. in Michigan state court contending that the company is liable for groundwater contamination as a result of leaking "highly toxic chemicals" from its facility in Livonia, Mich. (Bruce Tenniswood, et al. v. Ford Motor Co., 17-011941-NZ, Mich. Cir., Wayne Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/08/2017 @ 01:23)
EPA To Forgive $20.7M Debt Owed by Flint, Mich., For Water Crisis Response  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 1 issued a press release in which it said it would forgive $20.7 million in debt that the city of Flint, Mich., owes the agency related to the response to the lead-contaminated water crisis in that city. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/08/2017 @ 01:23)
Michigan Federal Judge Consolidates Multiple Flint Water Crisis Lawsuits  Voir?

DETROIT - A federal judge in Michigan on July 28 issued an order consolidating multiple lawsuits pertaining to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich. (In re Flint Water Cases, No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/08/2017 @ 01:23)
Judge Dismisses Defamation, Whistleblower Case Brought By Flint, Mich., City Employee  Voir?

DETROIT - A federal judge in Michigan on Aug. 9 dismissed a lawsuit brought by a former administrator for the city of Flint, Mich., who sought damages for defamation and sought protection under the state's whistleblower act in relation to actions she took during the Flint lead-contaminated water crisis, which she contended resulted in the termination of her employment (Natasha Henderson v. The City of Flint, et al., No. 16-11648, E.D. Mich.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125869). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/08/2017 @ 01:23)
European Commission Proposes Glyphosate Approval, Holds Talks With Member States  Voir?

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Commission announced July 20 that it has "restarted" discussions with the member states of the European Union regarding the status of glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, as the commission proposes to renew approval of the chemical for 10 years. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(17/08/2017 @ 01:23)
Roundup MDL Judge: Firm Must To Show Cause Why It Should Not Be Sanctioned  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - The federal judge presiding over the multidistrict litigation for Roundup, the herbicide manufactured by Monsanto Co. that contains glyphosate, on Aug. 9 ordered plaintiffs' counsel to show cause why it should not be removed from the case or otherwise sanctioned monetarily in connection with the law firm's decision to post online disputed documents that Monsanto contends are confidential (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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Members Of European Parliament Seek Access To Testimony In Roundup Glyphosate MDL  Voir?

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Members of European Parliament (MEPs) on July 13 sent a letter to the California federal judge presiding over the multidistrict litigation for Roundup products liability litigation, seeking access to deposition transcripts to learn more about the validity of the scientific conclusions concerning the carcinogenicity of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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On the trail of yellow fever  Voir?

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Solar panels made with toxic lead may soon be able to use "green" element BISMUTH instead  Voir?

(Natural News) A recent study published in Advanced Materials revealed that the so-called “green” element bismuth may be incorporated to solar panels in the future without the risk of potentially detrimental effects on human, animal, and environmental health. In the previous years, silicon has been the preferred material in developing solar cells. However, researchers noted that while silicon was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Cobalt in hip replacement parts found to cause Alzheimer's disease via heavy metals poisoning  Voir?

(Natural News) Hip replacement parts are often made with cobalt, a toxic heavy metal. Doctors are now concerned that cobalt poisoning is causing Alzheimer’s among hip replacement recipients. As reported by the UK Daily Mail: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency announced last month that patients would be called in for x-rays and blood... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Tiger Woods' Toxicology Report Provides Another'Teachable Moment' About How Not To Combine Drugs  Voir?

Tiger Woods might be a celebrity, but the problems he has encountered by trying to self-medicate his pain from back surgery are all too common. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
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Mesothelioma, Asbestos Diseases Costly for Canadians  Voir?

The annual cost of asbestos-related occupational disease in Canada is estimated at $2.35 billion, according to new findings by a panel of epidemiologists, public health experts and medical professionals. Their estimate is based on direct, indirect and quality-of-life costs related to the 2,331 patients in Canada diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer in 2011. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal, released the updated report in July. It followed a similar study conducted by the same group of experts in 2016. “When you look at the big picture [and] consider all the societal costs, the size of it surprises people,” lead author Dr. Emile Tompa of the Institute for Work and Health in Ontario, told Asbestos.com. “It's eye o...

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Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds  Voir?

Research that studied semen samples from nearly 43,000 men from 50 countries detected a sharp downward trend that is provoking broad health concerns. (Source: NYT Health)
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Minamata Convention, Curbing Mercury Use, is Now Legally Binding  Voir?

Informal gold mining is one of the main sources of mercury contamination. An artisanal gold miner in El Corpus, Choluteca along the Pacific ocean in Honduras. Credit: Thelma Mejŕ­a/IPS.By IPS World DeskROME, Aug 16 2017 (IPS)The Minamata Convention — a legally-binding landmark treaty, described as the first new environmental agreement in over a decade – entered into force August 16.The primary aim of the Convention is “to protect human health and the environment” from mercury releases, which are considered both environmental and health hazards, according to the United Nations.So far, the international treaty has been signed by 128 of the 193 UN member states and ratified by 74 countries, which are now legally obliged to comply with its provisions.The Minamata Convention joi...

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Monsanto scientist admitted colluding with "science" journals to suppress research revealing dangers of glyphosate, GMOs  Voir?

(Natural News) Monsanto was so concerned about a study that showed the toxic effects of its glyphosate herbicide Roundup that it colluded with a journal to suppress it. In the process, they drew even more attention to the very information they were hoping to marginalize. After all, they wouldn't have been so desperate to make... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Big Pharma just developed a way to medicate unborn babies with prescription drugs ... Will they be treated with antidepressants?  Voir?

(Natural News) Researchers from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) have developed a three-dimensional cell model of a human placental barrier that is being used to study how substances like nanoparticles can cross the placental barrier. Even small doses of toxic substances can be very harmful to a fetus, which is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Toxic formaldehyde is produced inside our own cells, scientists discover  Voir?

(Medical Research Council) New research has revealed that some of the toxin formaldehyde in our bodies does not come from our environment -- it is a by-product of an essential reaction inside our own cells. This could provide new targets for developing cancer therapies, according to research led by scientists from the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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The environmental injustice of beauty  Voir?

(George Washington University) A commentary calls for policies to protect women, especially minority women, from exposure to toxic chemicals in beauty products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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Mercury is altering gene expression  Voir?

(Universit é de Gen č ve) Mercury causes severe neurological disorders in people who have consumed highly contaminated fish. Whereas we know about the element's extreme toxicity, what happens further down the food chain, all the way down to those microalgae that are the first level and the gateway for mercury? By employing molecular biology tools, a team of researchers from UNIGE measured the way mercury affects the gene expression of algae, even when its concentration in water is very low. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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Tiger Woods had pain, anxiety, sleep drugs in system during arrest  Voir?

A toxicology report indicates that golfer Tiger Woods had pain, anxiety and sleep medications and THC in his system when he was arrested on Memorial Day on suspicion of DUI. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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USA faces shortage of 90,000 doctors because everybody is getting sick and diseased from toxic foods and medications  Voir?

(Natural News) Experts say America is facing a shortage of 90,000 doctors as increasing demand and retiring physicians create a void in this increasingly sick and obese nation. Statistics show that the U.S. has 2.56 doctors for every 1,000 people, placing it 24th out of 28 countries in a study carried out in 2013, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Celecoxib May Be Safest Choice for Older, Chronic NSAID Users Celecoxib May Be Safest Choice for Older, Chronic NSAID Users  Voir?

The risk of major non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) toxicity in older adults who take the drugs regularly is higher with naproxen and ibuprofen than with celecoxib, according to a new secondary analysis of PRECISION trial data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Reports that antibacterials in pregnancy are 'harmful' unfounded  Voir?

Conclusion This experimental study in mice demonstrates the ability of TCC, a substance found in some antibacterial soaps, to transfer from mother to baby across the placenta and through breast milk. Moreover, this had signs of developmental effects on new-born mice, reducing brain size. It also increased body weight, which was associated with poorer fat metabolism in the female mice. This research adds to the body of research suggesting that triclocarban, like the antiseptic triclosan, has potentially harmful effects and should not be used in consumer products. However, the study was carried out on mice and they are not biologically identical to people. TCC was also given directly through daily drinking water. The dose given was said to be similar to that found in US water supplies – ...

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Food poisoning: Using THIS type of pan while cooking can be toxic  Voir?

COPPER is commonly used in electrical wiring, however the metal may also be present in cups, pots and pans, which - if they come into contact with particular foods - can be toxic to humans. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Corporations saving BILLIONS as Americans are dying younger from toxic effects of medications, pesticides and herbicides  Voir?

(Natural News) Until recently, the average American life expectancy has gone up. However, it now appears that the toxic lifestyle embraced by much of the country is finally catching up with people, and those life expectancy gains have come to screeching halt. This might be bad news for individuals and their loved ones, but corporations... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Disturbing discovery: Replacing old water pipes with NEW pipes causes the unleashing of toxic lead and other heavy metals  Voir?

(Natural News) The country's aging water infrastructure was thrust into the spotlight when the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, entered full swing a few years ago. This left many people questioning whether their water was also at risk. If you have lead in your drinking water, replacing the pipes might seem like the most obvious... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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EPA air pollution regulations discovered to be based on fraudulent data FAKED by rogue scientists 25 years ago  Voir?

(Natural News) A researcher claims that he has found evidence that one of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) most successful and trusted air pollution rules is based on a study that is full of “data fabrication and falsification.” The veteran toxicologist, Albert Donnay, told the Daily Caller about the problems in a 1989 study that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Most cancer is caused by processed food and toxic ingredients, new study confirms  Voir?

(Natural News) A recently published study out of Canada showed that the total amount of cancer rates that can be linked to lifestyle and environmental factors is substantial, at almost 41 percent. According to the researchers, “We estimated summary population attributable risk estimates for 24 risk factors (smoking [both passive and active], overweight and obesity,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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EMS Physicians Endorse Toxicology Groups' Opioid Safety Precautions Guidance  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) announces its endorsement of a new American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) document detailing pragmatic and actionable safety precautions for first responders in opioid overdose situations. NAEMSP is an organization of physicians and other professionals partnering to provide leadership and foster excellence in the subspecialty of EMS medicine. In pursuing its mission to improve out-of-hospital emergency medical care, NAEMSP's Executive Board and Standards and Clinical Practice Committee voted unanimously to endorse the opioid safety guidance. This crucial document enables an appropriate and measured communication of risk, allowing first responders to understan...

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Heart disease warning: THESE four foods can contain deadly toxic metals  Voir?

HEART disease is known to be caused by poor diet, lack of exercise and smoking, but it could also be triggered by toxic metals found in certain foods, including rice, fish, mushrooms and bone broth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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' Financial Toxicity' a Pressing Concern for Cancer Patients'Financial Toxicity' a Pressing Concern for Cancer Patients  Voir?

In a new study, a third of insured patients with cancer are dealing with costs that were higher than they anticipated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(10/08/2017 @ 16:16)
Just say 'know' to drugs: can testing facilities make festivals safer?  Voir?

Drug testing is increasingly becoming part of UK festivals and clubs. Could it be an effective way to change behaviour and reduce the harmful effects of drugs?For the first time, people going toBoomTown this weekend will be able to find out what 's in the drugs they plan to take, by getting them tested by non-profit organisationThe Loop. Front of house drugs safety testing, or Multi Agency Safety Testing (MAST), was first offered byThe Loop at Secret Garden Party and Kendal Calling in 2016. This was such a success that they have been invited to provide their service at a number of festivals this year, BoomTown being the next on the calendar.A growing number of festivals are now openly discussing a new approach to drugs, based on information and harm reduction rather than criminal justice...

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Some Tuna Can Carry Up To 36 Times The Toxic Chemicals Of Others. Here's Why  Voir?

When it comes to pollutant levels, researchers now say where your tuna was caught can make a huge difference. But tracking your yellowfin to the spot it was caught may be tricky.(Image credit: Tigeryan/Getty Images/iStockphoto) (Source: NPR Health and Science)

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9 Toxic ingredients found in your mouthwash ... Are you accidentally ruining your teeth?  Voir?

(Natural News) Mouthwash has been a crucial part of our oral hygiene habits for a number of years now, and in that time numerous ingredients have gone into the various brands of mouthwash lining grocery shelves. While some ingredients are relatively harmless, others aren’t. The bulk of mainstream mouthwashes are filled with unsafe chemicals and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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PRODUCT: 9 Toxic ingredients found in your mouthwash ... Are you accidentally ruining your teeth?  Voir?

(Natural News) Mouthwash has been a crucial part of our oral hygiene habits for a number of years now, and in that time numerous ingredients have gone into the various brands of mouthwash lining grocery shelves. While some ingredients are relatively harmless, others aren’t. The bulk of mainstream mouthwashes are filled with unsafe chemicals and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Nature Index Profile: Michael Sporn: A Legacy of Greater Knowledge  Voir?

Michael Sporn, MD, emeritus professor of pharmacology and toxicology, and medicine, is featured in Nature Index 2017 for his tremendous impact upon biomedical research and drug development. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
(09/08/2017 @ 19:22)
First Head-to-Head of Chemo for Prostate Cancer First Head-to-Head of Chemo for Prostate Cancer  Voir?

The first head-to-head comparison of two chemotherapies for prostate cancer finds similar survival gains but different toxicity profiles.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(09/08/2017 @ 18:46)
EMS Physicians Endorse First Responder Opioid Safety Guidance Developed by Major U.S. Toxicology Orgs  Voir?

The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) announces its endorsement of a new American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) document detailing pragmatic and actionable safety precautions for first responders in opioid overdose situations. NAEMSP is an organization of physicians and other professionals partnering to provide leadership and foster excellence in the subspecialty of EMS medicine. In pursuing its mission to improve out-of-hospital emergency medical care, NAEMSP's Executive Board and Standards and Clinical Practice Committee voted unanimously to endorse the opioid safety guidance. This crucial document enables an appropriate and measured communication of risk, allowing first responders to understand their genuine ri...

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(09/08/2017 @ 06:00)
Big Pharma's toxic drugs will kill over 45,000% more people than global warming by the year 2100, scientists discover ... Media SILENT  Voir?

(Natural News) A study by researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill has sent shock-waves across the globe with its finding that over 260,000 people will die prematurely by the year 2100 because of air pollution triggered by global warming. The “catastrophic man-made global warming” alarmists love these kinds of studies,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Life-extending protein could treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's  Voir?

A new study successfully used the protein hormone klotho to improve cognition in mice with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's-like brain toxicity. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
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Medical News Today: Life-extending protein could treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's  Voir?

A new study successfully used the protein hormone klotho to improve cognition in mice with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's-like brain toxicity. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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(08/08/2017 @ 17:00)
ACMT and AACT Position Statement: Preventing Occupational Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analog Exposure to Emergency Responders  Voir?

American College of Medical Toxicology. 07/12/2017 This six-page position paper of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) is a statement on safety precautions for emergency responders in case of fentanyl exposure. It details the inhalation and dermal exposure risk for fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, and makes recommendations that are protective of emergency responders, but do not result in unnecessary delays in care to patients with time-sensitiveconditions. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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A multi-analyte approach to help in assessing the severity of acute poisonings - Development and validation of a fast LC-MS/MS quantification approach for 45 drugs and relevant metabolites with one-point calibration - Michely JA, Maurer HH.  Voir?

In emergency toxicology, diagnosis, monitoring of the efficiency of detoxification, and estimating the prognosis of acute poisonings are important tasks. Comprehensive screening and quantification of relevant substances by gas chromatography-mass spectrome... (Source: SafetyLit)
(08/08/2017 @ 02:17)
Facebook blocks all Natural News article posts to 2.2M fans after site posts White House petition citing immunization dangers  Voir?

(Natural News) In the latest outrageous example of total censorship against the independent media, Facebook has blocked nearly 100 percent of the sharing of articles from Natural News. It all began when a Natural News story linked to this White House petition demanding a moratorium on childhood immunizations for five years while toxicology experts study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 7, 2017  Voir?

Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. How slugs are creating better medical adhesives Slug mucus is the inspiration behind a new adhesive to close surgical wounds and reduce the use of surgical staples, according to new research out of Harvard. Some of the current adhesives on the market can be toxic and stick together tissues weakly. Some can't be used in wet environments altogether, which can pose a problem for closing tissues ...

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NTP Update - August 2017 now available  Voir?

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Evaluation of cardiac autonomic function using heart rate variability in children with acute carbon monoxide poisoning - Vural C, Dinleyici EC, Kosger P, Bolluk O, Kilic Z, Ucar B.  Voir?

Introduction Carbon monoxide poisoning may cause myocardial toxicity and cardiac autonomic dysfunction, which may contribute to the development of life-threatening arrhythmias. We investigated the potential association between acute carbon monoxide exposur... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Stinging caterpillars from the genera Podalia, Leucanella and Lonomia in Misiones, Argentina: a preliminary comparative approach to understand their toxicity - Quintana MA, Sciani JM, Auada AVV, Mart ŕ­nez MM, SŕĄnchez MN, Santoro ML, Fan HW, Peichoto ME.  Voir?

Dermal contact with Lepidoptera specimens at their larval stage (caterpillar) may cause systemic and/or local envenomation. There are multiple venomous species of them in Argentina, but their overall venom composition is poorly known. Lately, several cases... (Source: SafetyLit)
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An emergency vehicles allocation model for major industrial disasters - Fancello G, Mancini S, Pani C, Fadda P.  Voir?

One of the main issues in the event of a major industrial disaster (fire, explosion or toxic gas dispersion) is to efficacy manage emergencies by considering both medical and logistics issues. From a logistics point of view the purpose of this work is to c... (Source: SafetyLit)
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Promising Drug Reduces Growth of Aggressive Mesothelioma  Voir?

Scientists in Italy have found a platinum-based drug that successfully lessens growth of the most aggressive type of mesothelioma cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Salento discovered the experimental drug Ptac2S was more effective in reducing the spread of sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma cells in mice compared to cisplatin — the most widely used chemotherapy drug for treating mesothelioma. Sarcomatoid is the least common of the three mesothelioma cell types but is considered more aggressive and harder to treat. A diagnosis with the sarcomatoid cell type is typically associated with a poor prognosis. In the Italian study, Ptac2S reduced the growth rate of sarcomatoid cells up to 50 percent and decreased tumor mass by 53 percent. Lab mice treated with cisplatin sho...

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(07/08/2017 @ 15:42)
Dutch farmers to cull millions of hens after toxic insecticide fipronil found in eggs  Voir?

Millions of hens may need to be culled in the Netherlands after traces of a potentially harmful insecticide were found in eggs, a Dutch farming group said, ratcheting up the strain on a sector still reeling from a bird flu outbreak. (Source: CBC | Health)
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Medical News Today: Sugar and mental health: A toxic combination?  Voir?

Sugar is everywhere in our diets. Studies show its detrimental effect on brain cells and link sugar consumption to long-term mental health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
(05/08/2017 @ 16:00)
Sunscreen chemicals are KILLING you (and poisoning the environment)  Voir?

(Natural News) Sunscreen chemicals are highly toxic and extremely damaging to human health and the environment. In this video, I cover some of the most toxic sunscreen ingredients that you’ll find in nearly all the popular sunscreen products sold everywhere. Many of these chemicals cause cancer or hormone disruption. In addition to harming your health,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Glyphosate testing finds traces of toxic herbicide in Ben Jerry's ice cream  Voir?

(Natural News) Ben & Jerry’s — an iconic ice cream brand famous for its Fairtrade and eco-friendly practices — is under fire after lab tests uncovered traces of a controversial herbicide in most of its products. The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) recently reported that the world's most widely used herbicide sold under the brand name... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(05/08/2017 @ 11:03)
How slugs are creating better medical adhesives  Voir?

[Image from Jianya Li, Adam D. Celiz, David J. Mooney]Slug mucus is the inspiration behind a new adhesive to close surgical wounds and reduce the use of surgical staples, according to new research out of Harvard. Some of the current adhesives on the market can be toxic and stick together tissues weakly. Some can't be used in wet environments altogether, which can pose a problem for closing tissues in the body. Harvard University engineering researcher Jianya Li and his team used the defensive mucus secreted by slugs to develop a surgical glue that addresses the challenges associated with previous adhesives. Li and his team created a family of tough adhesives that replicate the tough but flexible matrix of the mucus. The mucus also contains positively charged polymers that stick to substa...

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(04/08/2017 @ 19:39)
With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters  Voir?

Readers share their thoughts on electricity generation, cars, cycling, trains and garden citiesGeorge Monbiot makes some useful points in his article bemoaning the influence of the lobbying power of the motor industry (We must break the car 's chokehold on Britain, 2 August). He proposes a modal transport shift to more coach travel and investment in nuclear power plants to power our electric cars. He ignores completely, as usual, the solar option with smaller electric cars and electric bikes and charged by photovoltaics on homes, at work and in public places. In 1993, I bought Hannibal, the 750kg fibreglass Kewet El Jet electric car that we used for a decade to take the children to school, go shopping and to train and bus stations. This first British solar car was largely powered by the ...

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(04/08/2017 @ 18:22)
South East Coast Ambulance Service report shows bullying culture  Voir?

A "macho", managerial "boys club" created a toxic atmosphere and bullying culture, a report finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
(04/08/2017 @ 13:03)
More Men Should Learn The Difference Between Masculinity and Toxic Masculinity  Voir?

Google “toxic masculinity” and you're likely to stumble across Ben Shapiro's National Review article The ‘Toxic Masculinity (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
(04/08/2017 @ 09:29)
New technologies highlighted at toxicology meetings  Voir?

At OpenTox USA and BioMed21, National Toxicology Program staff discussed the importance of data sharing in new approaches to toxicology. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
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Panel supports six disinfection byproducts as potential carcinogens  Voir?

A panel convened by the National Toxicology Program recommended listing six compounds as carcinogens in the Report on Carcinogens. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
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Experts concur with three draft NTP reports  Voir?

An NTP scientific panel reviewed and accepted draft technical reports on the carcinogenicity and toxicity of three substances. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
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Doctor blasts statin drug pusher Steven Nissen for using scare tactics to rake in more profits from toxic statin drugs  Voir?

(Natural News) Primary care providers complain about two things primarily these days: That too many patients consult (and believe) “Dr. Google” more than they believe their PCP and far too many of their physician and provider colleagues are on the take from Big Pharma. As to the second complaint, there is much hullabaloo over the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(03/08/2017 @ 21:25)
National Cancer Institute to back research efforts for local delivery of chemo  Voir?

The National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health said last month that it plans to fund up to five projects involving novel methods to locally deliver chemopreventative drugs. The two organizations pointed out that new technologies have enabled healthcare practitioners to detect cancer earlier in humans, but the ability to treat these high-risk patients is still limited due to the toxic side effects of chemopreventative agents. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post National Cancer Institute to back research efforts for local delivery of chemo appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

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Millions of eggs removed from European shelves over toxicity fears  Voir?

Recalls in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium and criminal inquiry launched as tests show high levels of insecticide fipronilMillions of eggs are being recalled from shops and warehouses in Germany and the Netherlands and being blocked from sale in Belgium after they were found to contain high levels of a toxic insecticide banned from use in the production of food for human consumption.About 180 Dutch farms have been temporarily shut down and a criminal investigation has been launched as authorities seek to establish the scale of the problem.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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New Report Recommends Methods and Guiding Principles for Developing Dietary Reference Intakes Based on Chronic Disease  Voir?

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine outlines how to examine whether specific levels of nutrients or other food substances (NOFSs) can ameliorate the risk of chronic disease and recommends ways to develop dietary reference intakes (DRIs) based on chronic disease outcomes. The committee that conducted the study and wrote the report was tasked specifically with assessing the options presented in a 2017 report from a working group sponsored by the U.S. and Canadian government DRI steering committees that convened to identify key scientific challenges encountered in the use of chronic disease endpoints to establish DRI values. DRIs are a set of reference intake values that include the Estimated Average Requirement, Recommended Dietary Allowance, Adequ...

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(03/08/2017 @ 16:00)
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA recommends against the continued use of propoxyphene  Voir?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending against continued prescribing and use of the pain reliever propoxyphene because new data show that the drug can cause serious toxicity to the heart, even when used at therapeutic doses. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)

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(03/08/2017 @ 13:05)
Concurrent Chemo, Proton Therapy Promising in Advanced Lung Cancer  Voir?

Five-year results of a single-institution study show that proton beam radiotherapy given concurrently with chemotherapy offers promising clinical outcomes with good toxicity results compared with historical data. (Source: CancerNetwork)

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(03/08/2017 @ 11:48)
Bioprinted veins reveal new drug diffusion details  Voir?

(American Institute of Physics) A new advance, published this week in the journal Biomicrofluidics, now offers the ability to construct vascularized tissue and mimic in vivo drug administration in 3-D bioprinted liver tissue. A truly international collaboration, with researchers affiliated with Chile, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Korea and the US, developed this relatively simple liver model to offer a more accurate system for drug toxicity testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(03/08/2017 @ 05:00)
The stem cell skeptic  Voir?

(Source: ScienceNOW)
(03/08/2017 @ 01:00)
The Trauma of Children of Addicts and Alcoholics  Voir?

Living with an addict (including alcoholics1) can feel like life in a war zone. The addict's personality changes caused by addiction create chaos. The family dynamics are organized around the addict, who acts like a little tyrant, denying that drinking or using is a problem, while issuing orders and blaming everyone else. To cope and avoid confrontations with the substance abuser, typically, family members tacitly agree to act as if everything is normal, not make waves, and not mention the substance abuse. Family members deny what they know, feel, and see. This all takes a heavy psychological toll, especially on those most vulnerable, the children. In fact, despite evidence to the contrary, more than half are in denial that they have an addicted parent. Dysfunctional Parenting Causes Co...

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(02/08/2017 @ 14:13)
Diabetes could be spread through toxic meat like mad cow disease  Voir?

A new study inJournal of Experimental Medicine suggests diabetes may be spread through meat or blood transfusions by means of misshapen proteins.The Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
(02/08/2017 @ 13:00)
New cancer therapy eliminates toxic delivery vehicles for microRNA  Voir?

(Purdue University) Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a mechanism for delivering tumor-suppressing microRNAs that eliminates the need for toxic delivery vehicles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(02/08/2017 @ 05:00)
Relocation, Investigation Costs Recoverable Under CERCLA, Judge Finds  Voir?

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - A federal judge in Indiana on July 26 ruled that the costs of investigating the levels of lead and arsenic contamination emanating from a Superfund site near a housing complex as well as the costs the complex's residents incurred in relocating from the property are recoverable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), but dismissed a proposed class' claims for nuisance against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. and the Chemours Co. (Lerithea Rolan, et al. v. Atlantic Richfield Company, et al., No. 16-CV-357-TLS, N.D. Ill., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117437). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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New Jersey High Court Reverses And Remands Dismissal Of Chemical Injury Case  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - The New Jersey Supreme Court on July 26 reversed and remanded a case in which a couple sued a municipality and companies associated with a dry cleaning business, finding that the complaint for physical injuries had been filed in a timely manner, contrary to the rulings of two lower courts (Edan Ben Elazar, et al. v. Macrietta Cleaners, Inc., et al., No. A-11-16, N.J. Sup., Sept. Term 2016; 2017 N.J. 809). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(02/08/2017 @ 02:11)
Judge Dismisses Some Fracking Companies In Lithium Battery Injury Lawsuit  Voir?

OKLAHOMA CITY - The federal judge in Oklahoma presiding over a lithium battery injury lawsuit brought against hydraulic fracturing companies by former employees on July 20 dismissed two of the defendants on grounds they owed no duty to the injured parties (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., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113098). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(02/08/2017 @ 02:11)
Plastics Company To Pay More Than $4.35M To Remedy Tainted Groundwater In Vermont  Voir?

BENNINGTON, Vt. - The state of Vermont and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) on July 24 reached a consent decree with a plastics manufacturer in which the parties have agreed to drop a groundwater contamination lawsuit in exchange for the company's continued remediation efforts, which will involve the company providing $4,357,853.87 for remediation costs (State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources v, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation, No. N/A, Vt. Super., Bennington Unit). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(02/08/2017 @ 02:11)
Man Suing Lead Paint Makers Says Companies Lack Legal Ground To Oppose Expert  Voir?

MILWAUKEE - A Wisconsin man who contends that the makers of lead-based paint are liable for his lead poisoning injuries on June 2 filed a brief in Wisconsin federal court opposing the companies' motion to strike the plaintiff's expert, contending that the defendants do not have legal grounds to challenge the case-specific opinions they move to exclude (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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(02/08/2017 @ 02:11)
Judge In DuPont C8 MDL Modifies Amount Of Money Paid Into Settlement Fund  Voir?

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The federal judge in Ohio presiding over 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) on July 24 entered a pretrial order approving modifications sought by the plaintiffs that increase the amount of money the company will pay into a qualified settlement fund (QSF) (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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(02/08/2017 @ 02:11)
Arizona Couple Sues Monsanto, Says Cancer Caused By Exposure To Glyphosate  Voir?

PHOENIX - A couple filed a lawsuit in Arizona federal court on July 12 alleging that Monsanto Co. is liable for causing the wife to develop cancer as a result of using the company's herbicide Roundup, which contains glyphosate. The case is one of 41 total cases filed by the same attorney on behalf of Arizona residents asserting the same claims against Monsanto (Robin Brown, et al. v. Monsanto Company, No. 17-2272, D. Ariz.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Pennsylvania Man: Monsanto Liable For Causing Cancer By Promoting Glyphosate  Voir?

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania man on July 21 sued Monsanto Co. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, contending that the company is liable for negligent conduct because he developed cancer as a result of using the company's herbicide Roundup, which contains glyphosate (Frederick Johnson v. Monsanto Company, No. 17-3260, E.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(02/08/2017 @ 02:11)
11 Attorneys General Sue EPA For Delaying Rules Regarding Chemical Accident Safety  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The attorneys general of 11 states on July 24 filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals seeking review of the EPA's decision to delay implementation of federal requirements preventing the release of toxic chemicals by chemical companies (State of New York, et al. v. E. Scott Pruitt, et al., No. 17-1181, D.C. Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(02/08/2017 @ 02:11)
Flint Water Defendants Tell 6th Circuit Federal Lead Case Belongs In Federal Court  Voir?

CINCINNATI - Some of the defendants in a Flint lead-contaminated water action on July 19 filed their reply brief in the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals contending that the consent of all of the defendants is not needed to remove a case to federal court, and recent developments in the case warrant removal (Tamara Nappier v. Richard Snyder, et al., No. 17-1401, 6th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(02/08/2017 @ 02:11)
6th Circuit Reverses, Remands 2 Flint Water Crisis Cases; Claims Not Preempted  Voir?

CINCINNATI - A panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 28 reversed two lower court rulings and remanded two cases pertaining to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., ruling that the claims were not preempted by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) (Beatrice Boler, et al. v. Darnell Earley, et al., No. 16-1684 and Melissa Mays, et al. v. Rick Snyder, et al., No. 17-1144, 6th Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 13691). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(02/08/2017 @ 02:11)
Second-Line Therapy Options in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma  Voir?

This video reviews the various treatment options for metastatic renal cell carcinoma in the second-line setting, including considerations for different toxicity profiles. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(01/08/2017 @ 17:31)
Toxicology Rounds: Five Myths about Marijuana Tests  Voir?

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
(01/08/2017 @ 06:00)
New Antiemetic Guidelines Issued by ASCO New Antiemetic Guidelines Issued by ASCO  Voir?

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has fully updated its antiemetic guidelines for patients with cancer receiving toxic therapies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(31/07/2017 @ 22:08)
Dicamba "drift" destroying crops downwind from application sites of Monsanto's toxic herbicide  Voir?

(Natural News) It’s one of the most controversial issues in modern agriculture: persistent crop chemicals of a highly toxic nature that spread unabated beyond the field. The experts call this “drift,” and one herbicide in particular that’s causing major problems in this regard is dicamba, also known as “Xtend,” a broad-leafed Monsanto weedkiller product commonly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(31/07/2017 @ 11:25)
Big data approach can predict toxicity of chemicals, save animals  Voir?

(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Experts from across India will gather from July 31-Aug. 1 at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi for a national conference, 'Breaking Barriers Through Bioinformatics and Computational Biology,' to share information on the latest developments in this area. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(31/07/2017 @ 05:00)
Rubber used in 3G surfaces face ban over cancer fears  Voir?

The crumbs used to give a realistic bounce to artificial football pitches is made from old tyres and contains toxic chemicals. The European Chemicals Agency could soon outlaw them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(31/07/2017 @ 01:36)
Cities dumping human sewage on farm land across America is contaminating the food supply and destroying the ecosystem  Voir?

(Natural News) Since the EPA started promoting the “land application” of sewage sludge in 1993, millions of tons of this toxic biosludge have been spread on the farmland and public parks in our nation. It also sometimes makes its way to the organic compost and fertilizer section of your favorite garden supply store. What happens... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(30/07/2017 @ 19:59)
Is your insect repellent made from toxic ingredients?  Voir?

(Natural News) As people emerge from their homes to enjoy the sunny weather, so too do the various insects creep out of the figurative and literal woodwork. It seems that summer just wouldn’t be summer without mosquitoes, ants, and flies skulking about. These bugs are the bane of every outdoor barbecue and woodsy jaunt, as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(30/07/2017 @ 19:38)
Application of headspace and direct immersion solid-phase microextraction in the analysis of organothiophosphates related to the Chemical Weapons Convention from water and complex matrices - Althoff MA, Bertsch A, Metzulat M, Klap ŕśtke TM, Karaghiosoff KL.  Voir?

The successful application of headspace (HS) and direct immersion (DI) solid phase microextraction (SPME) for the unambiguous identification and characterization of a series of toxic thiophosphate esters, such as Amiton (I), from aqueous phases and complex... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(29/07/2017 @ 14:20)
Slug slime inspires new surgical glue  Voir?

(Reuters) – Scientists have developed an experimental surgical glue inspired by the mucus secreted by slugs that could offer an alternative to sutures and staples for closing wounds. While some medical glues already exist, they often adhere weakly, are not particularly flexible and frequently cannot be used in very wet conditions. To get around those problems, a group of scientists from Harvard and other research centers decided to learn from slugs, which – as well as making slime to glide on – can produce extremely adhesive mucus as a defense mechanism. The slugs’ trick is to generate a substance that not only forms strong bonds on wet surfaces but also has a matrix that dissipates energy at the point of adhesion, making it highly flexible. The man-made version of ...

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(28/07/2017 @ 18:05)
Food wisdom: How to avoid GMOs and toxic herbicides (video)  Voir?

(Natural News) This may seem like a simple question for our long-time readers, but many new readers are asking, “How do I avoid GMOs?” It’s not just the GMOs themselves, of course, that people wish to avoid. It’s also the toxic, cancer-causing herbicide known as glyphosate that frequently saturates both genetically engineered crops and non-GMO... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/07/2017 @ 11:53)
California water wells saturated with extremely toxic cancer-causing chemical  Voir?

(Natural News) The water supply of a million Central California residents is contaminated with what is considered one of the most powerful carcinogens on the planet, and now the state is making a move to try to get the problem under control as the lawsuits against the companies responsible for the contamination continue to pile... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(28/07/2017 @ 11:12)
Impact of laws regulating pain clinics on opioid prescribing and opioid-related toxicity among Texas Medicare Part D beneficiaries - Raji MA, Kuo YF, Chen NW, Hasan H, Wilkes DM, Goodwin JS.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Pain management clinics are major sources of prescription opioids. Texas government passed several laws regulating pain clinics between 2009 and 2011 to reduce opioid-related toxicity. Understanding the impact of these laws can inform policy ge... (Source: SafetyLit)
(28/07/2017 @ 09:23)
'Scientific wellness study divides researchers  Voir?

(Source: ScienceNOW)

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(27/07/2017 @ 01:00)
UCLA researchers reveal unusual chemistry of protein with role in neurodegenerative disorders  Voir?

A common feature of neurodegenerative diseases is the formation of permanent tangles of insoluble proteins in cells. The beta-amyloid plaques found in people with Alzheimer 's disease and the inclusion bodies in motor neurons in the brains of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are two examples. Those aggregates, and others like them, can kill cells and lead to debilitating and progressive neurodegenerative diseases.A study by Douglas Black and colleagues in UCLA 's department of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, reveals that not all protein aggregates in brain cells are toxic. Their paper, published in the journal Cell, reports that an RNA-binding protein called Rbfox1, which is abundant in the brain, undergoes an unusual chemical transform ation to form nontoxic ...

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(27/07/2017 @ 00:37)
Government's air quality plan branded inadequate by city leaders  Voir?

Michael Gove 's pledge to ban new petrol and diesel cars in 23 years is not enough to tackle health crisis now, say campaigners The government 's new clean air plan has been branded inadequate by the leaders of eight heavily polluted cities, as campaigners said banning petrol and diesel cars from 2040 would not help the thousands dying each year from illnesses linked to toxic fumes.The long-awaited report was published by Michael Gove, the environment secretary, on Wednesday, after a court ruled last year that the government must improve its proposals for tackling illegal levels of pollution.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(26/07/2017 @ 19:41)
Government's air quality plan is 'little more than shabby rewrite'  Voir?

Michael Gove 's pledge to ban new petrol and diesel cars in 23 years is not enough to tackle health crisis now, say campaignersThe government 's new air pollution plan is “underwhelming and lacking in urgency” and amounts to “little more than a shabby rewrite”, according the environmental lawyers whose legal action forced ministers act to produce it.The UK 's action to cut illegal levels of toxic air has twice been judged unlawfully poor, after ClientEarth sued ministers. The environment secretary, Michael Gove, published the new strategy on Wednesday, which includes a long-term pledge to ban all new petrol and diesel cars by 2040.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(26/07/2017 @ 18:20)
Want to prevent skin cancer? Eat more tomatoes ... new science confirms powerful anti-cancer effect  Voir?

(Natural News) If you're worried about skin cancer but you don't want to slather yourself in toxic sunscreen before heading outdoors, you might have heard the advice that a proper diet full of antioxidants can naturally boost your skin's sun protection. While this remains an effective approach, a new study shows there is one food... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(26/07/2017 @ 10:32)
UCI stem cell therapy attacks cancer by targeting unique tissue stiffness  Voir?

(University of California - Irvine) A stem cell-based method created by University of California, Irvine scientists can selectively target and kill cancerous tissue while preventing some of the toxic side effects of chemotherapy by treating the disease in a more localized way. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)

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(26/07/2017 @ 05:00)
Railway Company: Residents' Chemical Injury Case Fails For Lack Of Injury Evidence  Voir?

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - CSX Transportation Inc. on July 17 filed a brief in Tennessee federal court arguing that a chemical injury lawsuit brought against it by a purported class of residents should be dismissed because the claims are "barred by the economic loss doctrine" and the plaintiffs "have no evidence of physical injury" (Charles Tipton, et al. v. CSX Transportation Inc., et al., No. 15-311, E.D. Tenn.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(25/07/2017 @ 20:41)
9th Circuit Refuses To Force EPA To Revoke Food Tolerance For Chlorpyifos  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 18 denied a motion for writ of mandamus sought by two environmental groups that want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revoke all food tolerances for, and cancel the registration of, a pesticide chlorpyifos (In re: Pesticide Action Network North America, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 14-72794, 9th Cir.; 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 12871). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(25/07/2017 @ 20:41)
Groups: EPA Should Be Ordered To Respond To Petition Regarding Permit Opposition  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A collection of environmental advocacy groups on July 20 filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq., contending that the agency should be ordered to reply to the groups' petition concerning Texas refinery permits (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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(25/07/2017 @ 20:41)
2nd Circuit Denies Companies' Motion For Rehearing In MTBE Litigation  Voir?

NEW YORK - A Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on July 11 denied a motion filed by oil companies seeking a rehearing regarding a June 12 ruling in which the appeals court reversed a summary judgment ruling in favor of the companies on the ground that a lawsuit brought by the Orange County Water District (OCWD) was not barred by the doctrine of res judicata (In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation: Orange County Water District v. Texaco Refining and Marketing Inc. n/k/a TMR Company, No. 15-3934, 2nd Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(25/07/2017 @ 20:41)
Judge Dismisses Monsanto's Amended Counterclaims Seeking Cost Recovery  Voir?

SPOKANE, Wash. - A federal judge in Washington on July 10 dismissed amended counterclaims asserted by Monsanto Co., Pharmacia Corp. and Solutia Inc. (collectively, Monsanto) seeking cost recovery from the city of Spokane for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination in the Spokane River, finding that the new allegations did not remedy the deficiencies in the original counterclaims (City of Spokane v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 15-CV-00201-SMJ, E.D. Wash., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106136). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(25/07/2017 @ 20:41)
24 Arizona Residents Sue Monsanto, Allege They Got Cancer From Glyphosate  Voir?

PHOENIX - An Arizona man filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on July 19 against Monsanto Co., alleging that its herbicide Roundup, which contains the chemical glyphosate, caused him to develop cancer. The case is one of 24 cancer cases filed by the same attorney against the company in the District Court (Dean T. Enomoto v. Monsanto Company, 17-2390, D. Ariz.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(25/07/2017 @ 20:41)
Flint Water Defendants: Motion To Certify Appeal As 'Frivolous' Should Be Stricken  Voir?

DETROIT - A group of defendants affiliated with the city of Flint, Mich., on July 18 filed a brief in Michigan federal court contending that a motion to certify their appeal of a district court ruling as "frivolous," which was filed by city residents in a lead-contaminated drinking water lawsuit, should be stricken because it was improperly filed (Shari Guertin, et al. v. State of Michigan, et al., No. 16-12412, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(25/07/2017 @ 20:41)
Decatur, Ala.: Group Lacks Standing To Bring Groundwater Lawsuit  Voir?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The city of Decatur, Ala., on July 7 filed an answer in Alabama federal court arguing that the environmental group that has sued it and 3M Co. lacks standing to bring the lawsuit under the citizen suit provision of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq. (Tennessee Riverkeeper Inc. v. 3M Company, et al., No. 16-1029, N.D. Ala.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(25/07/2017 @ 20:41)
Michigan Governor, Officials: 11th Amendment Immunity Bars Flint Water Claims  Voir?

DETROIT - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and a group of state employees on June 29 file a reply brief in Michigan federal court contending that one of the lawsuits filed against them alleging liability for the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., should be dismissed because they have immunity (Myia McMillian, et al. v. Governor Richard D. Snyder, et al., No. 16-10796, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(25/07/2017 @ 20:41)
Judge Denies Approval Of Groundwater Contamination Settlement On Fairness Grounds  Voir?

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A federal judge in West Virginia on July 6 denied approval of a proposed settlement agreement in a groundwater contamination lawsuit brought by more than 300 residents against a municipal water supplier on grounds that the proposed deal was not fair (Crystal Good, et al. v. American Water Works Co. Inc., No. 14-1374, S.D. W.Va., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104242). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(25/07/2017 @ 20:41)
Man: Groundwater Case Valid; Order Denying Dismissal Should Not Be Reconsidered  Voir?

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A North Carolina man who sued a company that he contends contaminated his groundwater, causing him to develop cancer, filed a brief on June 20 in North Carolina federal court contending that the court should deny the company's motion to reconsider its ruling denying summary judgment in the man's favor (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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(25/07/2017 @ 20:41)
Judge: Company's Counterclaims Fail In Groundwater Dispute  Voir?

PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge in Pennsylvania on July 11 ruled that a metal electroplating company's counterclaims for fraudulent inducement and breach of contract against the holding company that sued it for groundwater contamination failed because the electroplating company failed to state a claim (Atlantic Holdings Ltd. v. Apollo Metals Ltd., No. 16-6247, E.D. Pa.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106679). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(25/07/2017 @ 20:41)
Split Maryland High Court: Plaintiff's Medical Expert May Testify In Lead Case  Voir?

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A divided Maryland Court of Appeals on July 11 ruled that a plaintiff's medical expert could testify in a lead-paint poisoning lawsuit despite the landlord's argument that the expert lacked the necessary qualifications and a sufficient factual basis for his opinion (Stewart Levitas v. Michael Davon Christian, No. 58, Sept. Term 2016, Md. App.; 2017 Md. LEXIS 464). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(25/07/2017 @ 20:41)
Arch Therapeutics submits FDA 510(k) for AC5 wound treatment gel  Voir?

Arch Therapeutics (OTC:ARTH) said today it submitted a 510(k) application to the FDA as it seeks approval for tis AC5 topical gel designed for hemostatic and wound care, seeking an indication for external wounds. The Framingham, Mass.-based company said that it will still seek regulatory approval for its other AC5 products, designed for internal use, through the FDA’s premarket approval process. “This is an important milestone for Arch. As previously shared, we planned to request 510(k) clearance in the middle of 2017 for the external use AC5, which is a significant acceleration from original expectations of seeking U.S. regulatory approval through the PMA process, and we have met that goal. This achievement illustrates the ability of our team to execute on our development and...

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(25/07/2017 @ 14:52)
Evaluation of toxicity after acute accidental methotrexate ingestions in children under 6 years old: a 16-year multi-center review - Hays H, Beuhler MC, Spiller HA, Weber J, Mowry JB, Ryan ML, Spiller NE, Webb A.  Voir?

CONTEXT: There is little data on the frequency of adverse events following acute methotrexate ingestions in pediatric patients. Likewise, recommendations for observation length, site and management strategies in this population are not well established. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)

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(25/07/2017 @ 13:17)
Endosulfan poisoning: an overview - Menezes RG, Qadir TF, Moin A, Fatima H, Hussain SA, Madadin M, Pasha SB, Al Rubaish FA, Senthilkumaran S.  Voir?

Endosulfan, an organochlorine (OC) insecticide, is a widely used agricultural pesticide, despite its life threatening toxic effects. In this review, the pharmacokinetics of endosulfan, mechanism of endosulfan toxicity, clinical presentations and management... (Source: SafetyLit)
(25/07/2017 @ 13:17)
Did you know most laundry detergents use a battery of toxic chemicals and synthetic fragrance?  Voir?

(Natural News) You know that great feeling you get after doing the laundry? It's always satisfying to check a chore off your list, but that feeling is intensified when your hamper has been spilling over for a few days. And when you inhale that fresh and clean scent emanating from your fluffy towels, it's hard... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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TPU scientists equip chemical sensors with 'traps' to detect toxic substances  Voir?

(Tomsk Polytechnic University) Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and the University of Chemistry and Technology (Prague, Czech Republic) have created novel chemical sensors for Raman spectrometers. Having combined physical and chemical methods scientists obtained highly sensitive sensors for determining dyes prohibited in Europe and heavy metals in water at ultralow concentrations. The process of analysis lasts a couple of minutes, so the sensors are appropriate for using in mobile laboratories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(24/07/2017 @ 05:00)
Aldoxorubicin Shows Promise in Advanced Soft-Tissue Sarcoma  Voir?

In this interview we discuss the phase III trial of aldoxorubicin in patients with advanced soft-tissue sarcoma, which showed improved efficacy and reduced toxicity over doxorubicin. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(22/07/2017 @ 10:33)
Intoxication caused by new psychostimulants: analytical methods to disclose acute and chronic use of benzofurans and ethylphenidate - Barcel ó B, Gomila I, Rotolo MC, Marchei E, Kyriakou C, Pichini S, Roset C, Elorza Mŕ, BusardಠFP.  Voir?

The acute and chronic toxicity of several new psychoactive substances (NPS) is unknown, and only little information is available on the pharmacology and toxicology, toxicokinetics, and detectability in body samples of such new compounds. We here propose an... (Source: SafetyLit)

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DR MAX: Would you want to know how your days will end?  Voir?

Researchers have found that the presence of a toxic protein in the blood, called beta amyloid, can predict if someone will go on to develop the condition decades before they have symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(22/07/2017 @ 00:56)
Treatment methods following suicidal self-administration of IV organophosphate: what can additional lipid administration change? - T ŕźrkdogan KA, Duman A, Avcil M, Akoz A, Canakci SE, Kantekin B.  Voir?

Organic phosphor compounds are highly toxic and life-threatening compounds that are widely used in agriculture, households and gardens worldwide. While oral intakes are observed frequently, toxic effects can also be seen through contract or inhalation. How... (Source: SafetyLit)
(21/07/2017 @ 14:05)
6 Toxic People To Run Away From Now  Voir?

An article entitled Ten Toxic People to Avoid Like the Plague appeared in my inbox this morning. I clicked it fast as I could (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
(21/07/2017 @ 13:33)
Namibia: Namibia Ratifies Ban On Import of Toxic Waste  Voir?

[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia has joined the rest of the world in the fight against toxic pollution after it ratified the Basel Convection to ban developed countries from dumping hazardous waste in developing countries, whether in solid, liquid or gas form. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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(21/07/2017 @ 11:21)
Accuray touts study data in head-to-head between TomoTherapy and Varian ' s RapidArc  Voir?

Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) today released data from a prospective study comparing its TomoTherapy intensity-modulated radiation therapy system with Varian Medical‘s (NYSE:VAR), RapidArc radiotherapy system, touting a higher survival rate for patients treated with its TomoTherapy system. Results from the study were published last month in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology – Biology – Physics. Accuray said that the 166-patient, multi-center study was the 1st to prospectively compare clinical outcomes across radiation platforms. In the study, 74 individuals were treated with the TomoTherapy system while 92 were treated with the RapidArc system. Loco-regional control, specific and overall survival were assessed up to 18 months post-treatment, as well as long-term to...

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Ratchet-like polypeptide translocation mechanism of the AAA+ disaggregase Hsp104  Voir?

Hsp100 polypeptide translocases are conserved members of the AAA+ family (adenosine triphosphatases associated with diverse cellular activities) that maintain proteostasis by unfolding aberrant and toxic proteins for refolding or proteolytic degradation. The Hsp104 disaggregase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae solubilizes stress-induced amorphous aggregates and amyloids. The structural basis for substrate recognition and translocation is unknown. Using a model substrate (casein), we report cryo–electron microscopy structures at near-atomic resolution of Hsp104 in different translocation states. Substrate interactions are mediated by conserved, pore-loop tyrosines that contact an 80-angstrom-long unfolded polypeptide along the axial channel. Two protomers undergo a ratchet-like conformat...

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(20/07/2017 @ 01:00)
PETA journal article lays out steps to end flea/tick infestation tests on dogs and cats  Voir?

(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) An article just published in the peer-reviewed journal Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, authored by scientists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), calls on companies to stop testing experimental flea and tick control products on dogs and cats. The article lays out steps that companies can take to make the transition to non-animal test methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(19/07/2017 @ 05:00)
New robotic lab tracking toxicity of Lake Erie algal bloom  Voir?

(University of Michigan) A new research tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. This week, a robotic lake-bottom laboratory began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by cyanobacteria that bloom each summer in the lake's western basin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(19/07/2017 @ 05:00)
New harmless radiopaque glue to seal bleeding and guide surgery  Voir?

(Institute for Basic Science) First nanoparticle-based adhesive with imaging contrast effect in CT and ultrasound was successfully tested in animals and showed less toxicity than the FDA-approved glue CA-Lp. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(19/07/2017 @ 05:00)
Mercedes to recall 3 million diesels over toxic emissions  Voir?

In a drastic move which casts fresh doubt over the future of diesel engines, German car giant Daimler urged drivers across Europe and the UK to have a ‘software update' installed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(19/07/2017 @ 01:16)
CDK Inhibitors in Breast Cancer: Manageable Toxicity Profile CDK Inhibitors in Breast Cancer: Manageable Toxicity Profile  Voir?

CDK inhibitors represent a new treatment option in HR+ breast cancer. A new review article shows that their overall toxicity is low and can be adequately managed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
(18/07/2017 @ 16:02)
Extremely toxic sunscreen ingredients you want to avoid  Voir?

(Natural News) With summer in full swing, more people are bringing out the staples of the season: grills, pool toys, sunglasses, and of course, sunscreen. The last item is especially important since so many of us rely on sunscreen to protect ourselves from excessive UV radiation. In theory, slathering on a bit of sunscreen should... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(18/07/2017 @ 11:11)
Evaluating low-dose toxicity from endocrine active chemicals  Voir?

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes a strategy that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should use to evaluate the evidence of adverse human health effects from low doses of exposure to chemicals that can disrupt the endocrine system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(18/07/2017 @ 05:00)
Health care vote delay gives foes, supporters more time  Voir?

Political foes from left and right are using the delayed vote on the Republican health care bill to make it as toxic as possible for wavering GOP senators to support it (Source: ABC News: Health)

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(17/07/2017 @ 22:00)
What to Do When a Child Has a Toxic Exposure What to Do When a Child Has a Toxic Exposure  Voir?

A free resource helps clinicians identify and manage toxic exposures in children and improve health outcomes.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
(17/07/2017 @ 15:10)
California's declaration means Neil deGrasse Tyson is now pushing a deadly herbicide POISON that kills people  Voir?

(Natural News) California’s far-left government is running the once prosperous Golden State into the ground, but it showed some semblance of reason by declaring that glyphosate — the toxic chemical found in Monsanto’s prize weed killer, Roundup — is a chemical known to be cancer causing. Under the state’s Office of Environmental Hazard Assessment ruling, California... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(17/07/2017 @ 12:08)
A new ligand extends the half-life of peptide drugs from minutes to days  Voir?

Peptides are biological molecules, made up of short sequences of amino acids. Because they are easy to synthesize, show low toxicity and high efficiency, peptides such as insulin and other hormones can be used as drugs. But peptides are quickly cleared by the kidneys, which means that we can only use peptide drugs that act within minutes. This problem can be overcome by connecting peptides to ligands that bind blood-serum proteins such as albumin, allowing the peptide to linger in the bloodstream longer. (Source: World Pharma News)

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(17/07/2017 @ 11:00)
"Food Evolution" movie filmmakers attack one of America's greatest moms, smearing her to push toxic herbicides and GMOs in the name of "science"  Voir?

(Natural News) Who knows their child the best? For thousands of years, the norm has been two parents who share responsibility for the little ones, with a larger burden placed upon a mother for their daily bread and nurturing. While the current excursions in society and cultural norms have shifted greatly in the past few... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(17/07/2017 @ 10:50)
Adrenaline Overdose in Pediatric Anaphylaxis: A Case Report Adrenaline Overdose in Pediatric Anaphylaxis: A Case Report  Voir?

Appropriate administration of adrenaline in pediatric anaphylaxis remains challenging. How does blood pressure help differentiate progression of anaphylaxis symptoms from adrenaline toxicity?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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(17/07/2017 @ 06:14)
Space station project seeks to crystallize the means to counteract nerve poisons  Voir?

(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) The microgravity conditions of the International Space Station (ISS) may hold the key to improving our understanding of how to combat toxic nerve agents such as sarin and VX. That is the hope of Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) project that is part of an initiative at the National Institutes of Health aimed at developing improved antidotes for chemical agents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(17/07/2017 @ 05:00)
Space station project seeks to crystalize the means to counteract nerve poisons  Voir?

(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) The microgravity conditions of the International Space Station (ISS) may hold the key to improving our understanding of how to combat toxic nerve agents such as sarin and VX. That is the hope of Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) project that is part of an initiative at the National Institutes of Health aimed at developing improved antidotes for chemical agents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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(17/07/2017 @ 05:00)
Let 's treat online abuse as a public health hazard | Sonia Sodha  Voir?

Social media bullying is getting the parliamentary attention it deserves – but politicians must focus on what's going on behind this toxic behaviourOne of the most important breakthroughs in public health came in1847, when a Hungarian doctor, Ignaz Semmelweis, discovered that surgeons could dramatically cut mortality rates by disinfecting their hands. At the time, he was ridiculed by his medical contemporaries. But today, hand washing remains the cornerstone of lifesaving medical hygiene.I wonder if we 've got something important to learn from Semmelweis when it comes to online abuse. Last week, MPs debated anew cross-party report on the rising levels of abuse levelled at election candidates. It found people on all sides of politics being subject to terrible abuse, but particularly w...

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(16/07/2017 @ 06:05)
PCR-based method for the detection of toxic mushrooms causing food-poisoning incidents - Nomura C, Masayama A, Yamaguchi M, Sakuma D, Kajimura K.  Voir?

In this study, species-specific identification of five toxic mushrooms, Chlorophyllum molybdites, Gymnopilus junonius, Hypholoma fasciculare, Pleurocybella porrigens, and Tricholoma ustale, which have been involved in food-poisoning incidents in Japan, was... (Source: SafetyLit)
(16/07/2017 @ 05:39)
Agent clears toxic proteins and improves cognition in neurodegeneration models  Voir?

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Researchers have found cell receptors abnormally overexpressed in post-mortem brains of those with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and that they can be inhibited in animal models to clear toxic protein buildup, reduce brain inflammation, and improve cognitive performance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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(16/07/2017 @ 05:00)
Precision Medicine in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Relevant Carcinogenic Pathways and Targets —PART 1: Biologic Therapies Targeting the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor  Voir?

Here we review drugs that target the EGFR and VEGF pathways, focusing on patient selection, drug toxicities, and how to choose agents for first-line therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(15/07/2017 @ 11:01)
Forensic aspects of homicides by insulin overdose - Tong F, Wu R, Huang W, Yang Y, Zhang L, Zhang B, Chen X, Tang X, Zhou Y.  Voir?

Analysis of homicidal insulin overdose is a challenging task in forensic practice because of the difficulties in toxicological analysis as well as the elusive pathologic changes. We performed a detailed histopathologic examination on four autopsy cases inv... (Source: SafetyLit)
(15/07/2017 @ 10:21)
Fighting TB with Open-Source Tech  Voir?

VideoFighting TB with Open-Source TechJuly 14, 2017EndTB (Expand New Drug markets for Tuberculosis) is a comprehensive international project that aims to find shorter, less toxic, oral-only, and more effective treatments for TB.Read more about how MSF is helping patients get access to new TB drugs.   (Source: MSF News)

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(14/07/2017 @ 17:51)
Opioid Epidemic Resources from NLM  Voir?

The National Library of Medicine has created a number of portals and lists with numerous resources on opioid abuse, addiction, and treatment. Diverse Populations – Public, Multiple Languages, and Healthcare Professionals (Outreach and Specific Populations Branch bulletin, 2017-05-10) Opiate Addiction and Treatment Portal (SIS Environmental Health and Toxicology) Response to the opioid epidemic – includes those listed in the Diverse Populations link as well as several other federal sites (DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv archives) /ch (Source: MCR News)

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(14/07/2017 @ 16:26)
Course constructions: a case-base of forensic toxicology - Zhou N, Wu Y, Su T, Zhang L, Yin K, Zheng D, Zheng J, Huang L, Wu Q, Cheng J.  Voir?

Forensic toxicology education in China is limited by insufficient teaching methods and resources, resulting in students with adequate theoretical principles but lacking practice experience. Typical cases used as teaching materials vividly represent intoxic... (Source: SafetyLit)
(14/07/2017 @ 15:21)
Alcohol and drug toxicology screens at time of hospitalization do not predict PTSD or depression after traumatic injury - McLaughlin C, Kearns NT, Bennett M, Roden-Foreman JW, Roden-Foreman K, Rainey EE, Funk G, Powers MB, Warren AM.  Voir?

BACKGROUND: Identifying risk factors for the development of PTSD and depression is critical for intervention and recovery after injury. Given research linking toxicology screens and substance use and the evidenced relationship between substance misuse and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
(14/07/2017 @ 15:21)
Due to global human pollution, the arctic has become a toxic reservoir of heavy metals, PCBs and other deadly chemicals  Voir?

(Natural News) Human-induced pollution has greatly affected the Greenland ice sheet and the whole Arctic region over the last few decades. Back in the late 1950s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built Camp Century, an army base located just below the surface of the ice sheet. The cavernous army base, big enough to accommodate up to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(14/07/2017 @ 10:35)
Solar panel manufacturing devastates the environment with toxic heavy metals, warns report  Voir?

(Natural News) Solar energy sounds great in theory doesn’t it? What could possibly be better for the environment than making use of one of Earth’s most abundant natural resources: Sunlight. Plants use sunlight to create energy, and they do so flawlessly. It is no wonder that scientists have been seeking to use the sun as a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(13/07/2017 @ 11:12)
Grenfell Tower fire survivor, 12, treated for cyanide poisoning  Voir?

Medical papers relating to Luana Gomes raise fears highly toxic hydrogen cyanide gas was released when insulation burnedA survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire has been treated for cyanide poisoning, raising fears that the highly toxic gas hydrogen cyanide might have been released by the burning of insulation or plastics during the blaze.Luana Gomes, 12, was diagnosed with smoke inhalation injury and cyanide poisoning, according to discharge papers from King 's College hospital in London seen by theBBC 's Newsnight.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(13/07/2017 @ 10:58)
Side effects not a major problem for new class of breast cancer drugs  Voir?

(Wiley) A ground-breaking new class of oral drugs for treating breast cancer, known as cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors, are generally well-tolerated, with a manageable toxicity profile for most patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
(13/07/2017 @ 05:00)
The Chemicals in Your Mac and Cheese  Voir?

Macaroni and cheese products were especially high in phthalates, chemicals that may pose special risks to pregnant women and young children. (Source: NYT Health)
(13/07/2017 @ 03:12)
Surviving the cure  Voir?

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Stress worsens effects of toxic chemical exposure in pregnancy  Voir?

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, found that stress can worsen the effects to the unborn baby from toxic chemical exposure in pregnancy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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(12/07/2017 @ 21:13)
Toxic bacteria often lurk in children 's, dogs' sandboxes  Voir?

(Reuters Health) - Playground sandboxes can harbor deadly - and drug resistant - strains of the diarrhea-causing bacterium Clostridum difficile, research in Spain shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
(12/07/2017 @ 15:43)
Does Stress Intensify Harms Done By Chemical Exposure in Pregnancy?  Voir?

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 -- More evidence of stress's harmful effects comes from a pregnancy study. California researchers found that stress increases the risk that exposure to toxic chemicals in pregnancy will lead to a low birth weight baby. " It... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
(12/07/2017 @ 15:07)
Equashield seeks to automate hazardous drug handling: a Drug Delivery Business News podcast  Voir?

Equashield's Jason Dutcher chats with Drug Delivery Business Newseditor Sarah Faulkner about the company's closed system transfer device and its latest move to automate hazardous drug compounding.  Healthcare workers are often tasked with handling hazardous drugs, which give off harmful vapors. Exposure to these drugs has been linked to severe health risks, including infertility, miscarriage and cancer. To guard workers against exposure to toxic compounds, Equashield has developed a streamlined closed system transfer device for the handling of hazardous drugs. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Equashield seeks to automate hazardous drug handling: a Drug Delivery Business News podcast appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

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(12/07/2017 @ 15:02)
One in four youngsters face risk of deadly toxic stress  Voir?

'The damage that happens to kids from the infectious disease of toxic stress is as severe as the damage from meningitis or polio or pertussis,' says Dr Tina Hahn, a pediatrician in Michigan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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(12/07/2017 @ 10:48)
Study finds toxic mercury is accumulating in the Arctic tundra  Voir?

(University of Massachusetts Lowell) Vast amounts of toxic mercury are accumulating in the Arctic tundra, threatening the health and well-being of people, wildlife and waterways, according to a UMass Lowell scientist investigating the source of the pollution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
(12/07/2017 @ 05:00)
More Farmers Around The World Water Crops With Toxic Sewage Than Previously Thought  Voir?

Climate change could make the problem much worse. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
(11/07/2017 @ 23:30)
Science SHOCK: Chlorine in swimming pools transforms sunscreen into cancer-causing toxic chemical right on your skin  Voir?

(Natural News) If you think you're doing something good by slathering sunscreen on yourself and your kids before hitting the pool, you might want to think again. A new study places sunscreen firmly on the list of products that can do more harm than good as Russian scientists discover the destructive effects of chlorine in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(11/07/2017 @ 22:46)
Asbestos Type Has No Effect on Mesothelioma Latency Period  Voir?

New research from scientists in Germany sheds more light on the unusually long latency period associated with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. The study, published earlier this year in the European Respiratory Journal, is the first to track the presence of asbestos fibers in lung tissue over time. Mesothelioma has one of the longest latency periods of any cancer. It typically takes anywhere from 20 to 50 years after a person's initial exposure to asbestos before symptoms arise. Using the German Mesothelioma Register, researchers at Ruhr-University Bochum discovered the volume of asbestos fibers in tissue does not decrease over time, regardless of the type of asbestos involved. Specifically, the concentration of chrysotile — the most common of the six types of asbes...

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(11/07/2017 @ 13:33)
Celebrity doctor warns we should wear toxic sunscreen while talking on our cellphone or using our computer  Voir?

(Natural News) The fear of getting skin cancer drives many people to wear sunscreen every time they leave the house, even if their plans don't include spending time outdoors. The sunscreen industry has embraced this line of thinking, which is one big reason that Vitamin D deficiencies are soaring in this country. Melanoma is certainly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(11/07/2017 @ 11:05)
Insidious leaders: How the last five U.S. Presidents royally screwed up American food and medicine  Voir?

(Natural News) Welcome to the United States of GMOs and toxic symptom-cover-up medicine. Over the past few decades, leaders in Washington D.C. have kept American consumers in the dark about the truth regarding toxins in our food and medicine, all while denying us some of our most fundamental rights. However, thanks to leading journalists and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(11/07/2017 @ 11:01)
Study: Dangerous medication errors are on the rise  Voir?

According to a study published in Clinical Toxicology, researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital found there was a 100% increase in the rate of serious medication errors per 100,000 U.S. residents between 2000 and 2012. The team analyzed calls to Poison Control Centers across the U.S. and discovered that medication errors, those that happen outside of healthcare facilities, impact people of all ages and are associated with an array of drugs. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Study: Dangerous medication errors are on the rise appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)

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(10/07/2017 @ 21:00)
Proton-Beam Therapy in Limited-Stage SCLC Shows Promising Efficacy  Voir?

Proton-beam therapy was found to be safe for patients with limited-stage small-cell lung cancer in the first prospective registry study of the therapy, with only a small number of high-grade toxicities. (Source: CancerNetwork)
(10/07/2017 @ 20:01)
How to hack your gut to ward off Parkinson's and obesity  Voir?

Jasenka Zubcevic and Christopher Martynuik work in Physiological Sciences and Toxicology at the University of Florida. Here they explain everything we know about the gut thus far... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(10/07/2017 @ 17:46)
Toxic drugs, snake bites, secret agents: Survival tips if you've been poisoned  Voir?

"Almost anything in our lives can be a poison if we are exposed to too much of it, or in a way that wasn't intended," one expert warns (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)

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(10/07/2017 @ 17:15)
Toxic metal hip replacements could cause Alzheimer's  Voir?

Dr Neil McGuire, clinical director of medical devices at the MHRA, said he wanted to establish whether cobalt leached from the implants was causing adverse effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(10/07/2017 @ 16:17)
Fresh warning over toxic metal hip replacements  Voir?

Dr Neil McGuire, clinical director of medical devices at the MHRA, said he wanted to establish whether cobalt leached from the implants was causing adverse effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(10/07/2017 @ 15:48)
Oil spill impacts may perturb entire food webs  Voir?

(Springer) Oil spills not only have a direct impact on species and habitats, but may also set off a cascade of perturbations that affect the entire food web. These are the findings of new research published in an article in the special issue on Ocean Spills and Accidents in Springer's journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (AECT). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(10/07/2017 @ 05:00)
Three-Zone Biosecurity Offers New Hope to Indonesian Farmers  Voir?

James McGrane, FAO ECTAD Indonesia Team Leader, at his office in Jakarta. Credit: Kanis Dursin/IPSBy Kanis DursinJAKARTA, Indonesia, Jul 10 2017 (IPS)Poultry farmer Bambang Sutrisno Setiawan had long heard about biosecurity but never gave serious thought to it, even when the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 forced him to cull thousands of his layer chickens in 2003 and 2009.Eighteen years into the business, however, Bambang, who is called Ilung by friends, is now converting his second farm into a three-zone biosecurity poultry with a strong conviction that it is the only way to save his business amid continued threats of bird flu and other animal diseases.Indonesia detected its first bird flu case in 2003. Since then, the H5N1 virus has killed millions of poultry in 32 of the country...

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(10/07/2017 @ 01:01)
10 Healthy alternatives to toxic processed table salt you can start using today  Voir?

(Natural News) It is no secret that while commercial table salts help flavor dishes, they are extremely detrimental to the body’s overall health. Commercial table salts are 99 percent sodium chloride, are bleached during the production process and may contain harmful substances such as stabilizers that make them practically toxic in nature. Commercial table salts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(09/07/2017 @ 12:32)
Bug spray chemical can build up in your home and cause dizziness and brain function problems, scientists find  Voir?

(Natural News) Researchers have found that common household pesticides can persist in homes for up to a year. These results, calculated by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, displayed the longevity of toxic chemicals and how controlled lab experiments may not necessarily reflect real-life applications. Lia Nakagawa, who was the lead author, noted that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(09/07/2017 @ 12:23)
Kroger, Albertsons, Dollar Tree and 99 Cents Only all tested positive for BPA in canned foods  Voir?

(Natural News) Despite a 30 percent decline in bisphenol-A (BPA) use in canned products since 2015, more than a third of canned goods purchased from large grocery chains Kroger and Albertsons, and discount stores Dollar Tree and 99 Cents Only still contained the toxic chemical in their linings, according to a joint report by the Center for Environmental... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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(09/07/2017 @ 12:21)
Confirmation of recent heroin abuse: accepting the challenge - Maas A, Madea B, Hess C.  Voir?

Confirmation or exclusion of recent heroin consumption is still one of the major challenges for forensic and clinical toxicologists. A great variety of biomarkers is available for heroin abuse confirmation, including various opium alkaloids (e.g. morphine,... (Source: SafetyLit)
(08/07/2017 @ 13:21)
Fentanyl patch forgeries fooling Ontario's pharmacists  Voir?

Fake fentanyl patches have become a lucrative business in Ontario as addicts and dealers find ways to dupe pharmacists into handing over the highly toxic drug. (Source: CBC | Health)
(08/07/2017 @ 10:00)
A new challenge in forensic toxicology exemplified by a case of murder under the influence of a synthetic cannabinoid - AM-2201 - Rojek S, K łys M, Maciów-Głąb M, Kula K.  Voir?

Among new psychoactive substances (NPS) available on the narcotic market, a significant number consists of synthetic cannabinoids commonly known as smokable herbal "spice" and "K2", and which are legally treated as a legal alternative to marijuana. The dea... (Source: SafetyLit)

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A prospective study on acute poisonings presenting to the Emergency Department at Landspitali University Hospital in Iceland 2012 - Gudjonsdottir GA, Thordardottir AM, Kristinsson J.  Voir?

INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the study was to assess the incidence and type of toxic exposures presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) at Landspitali University Hospital in Iceland over one year and compare the results to another study performed eleven... (Source: SafetyLit)
(08/07/2017 @ 03:39)
Lab notes: Toxic Mars, mission to Mercury and string theory  Voir?

Remember Matt Damon growing potatoes from his own waste in Ridley Scott 's spectacular man-on-Mars space epic The Martian? Of course you do. Damon's botanist astronaut Mark Watney devises an ingenious way of surviving four years till his only chance of being rescued when another mission flies by Mars. So he grows spuds and lives to tell the tale – in the film, tha t is. In reality, Mr Watney wouldn't have stood a chance as Martian soil,as experiments revealed this week, contains a cocktail of toxic chemicals potent enough to smother anything remotely living. The planet gets cooked in ultra violet light that renders it 's surface toxic and sterile, so search for alien life – microbes, at best – have to dig deep underground.From Mars we move to Mercury – its strange orbit pla...

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(07/07/2017 @ 15:58)
Lime juice leaves father with second degree burns  Voir?

Adam Levy, 52, from Minnesota, was diagnosed with photodermatisis, a toxic reaction to sunlight and citric acid, after his hands broke out in blisters and became swollen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
(07/07/2017 @ 11:48)
Secretary Price Appoints Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., as CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator  Voir?

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, M.D., announced that Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald had been named as the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Dr. Fitzgerald has been the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health and state health officer for the past six years. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)

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(07/07/2017 @ 06:00)
Nanoparticles coated with antibiotic eliminate drug-resistant bacteria  Voir?

(Funda ç ࣠o de Amparo ŕ  Pesquisa do Estado de S ࣠o Paulo) Brazilian researchers developed coating nanoparticles that are made of silver and silica with a layer of antibiotic. The silver and silica nanoparticles without ampicillin are highly toxic, but conventional ampicillin and ampicillin combined with silver were found to be equally safe. the same strategy could be used to combat other bacterial species that have developed resistance to antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(07/07/2017 @ 05:00)
Synthesis of internal gem-diborylalkanes by copper-catalyzed double hydroboration  Voir?

(Bentham Science Publishers) Geminal organometallic reagents have attracted considerable attention due to their unique activity. Among them, gem-diboryl compounds are particularly valuable due to their stability, no-toxicity, and usability for a variety of transformations (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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NTP Update - July 2017 now available  Voir?

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(06/07/2017 @ 17:00)
Mars covered in toxic chemicals that can wipe out living organisms, tests reveal  Voir?

Discovery has major implications for hunt for alien life on the red planet as ESA prepares to dig deep with ExoMars roverThe chances of anything coming from Mars have taken a downward turn with the finding that the surface of the red planet contains a “toxic cocktail” of chemicals that can wipe out living organisms.Experiments with compounds found in the Martian soil show that they are turned into potent bactericides by the ultraviolet light that bathes the planet, effectively sterilising the upper layers of the dusty landscape.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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(06/07/2017 @ 14:05)
Why Life on Mars May Be Impossible  Voir?

Mars is a lousy place to try to live—what with the paralyzing cold, the blistering radiation and the thin carbon dioxide atmosphere. That hasn’t stopped us from looking for life on Mars or from hoping to to live there ourselves once day. The Red Planet was once a watery world like ours, after all, with oceans and seas and rushing river valleys. Microbial life that got started in those days could, scientists theorize, still be holding on in pockets today. That theory may well be a good one, but the odds just got a lot slimmer. According to a new study in Scientific Reports, the Martian soil itself may be toxic to bacteria. Any microorganisms that could have emerged in the past would be poisoned to death today. When the Viking 1 and 2 spacecraft landed on Mars in 1976, they dete...

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(06/07/2017 @ 14:00)
Single molecule microRNA technology proves useful for liver toxicity detection  Voir?

(Quanterix) PLOS ONE has published a proof-of-concept single probe method for detecting microRNA biomarkers associated with liver toxicity. The study details a clinically meaningful method for detecting drug-induced liver injury using the Single Molecule Array Detection technology, or Simoa ™ , developed by Quanterix, in association with the 'SMART Nucleobase' and probe chemistry by DestiNA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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(06/07/2017 @ 05:00)
Company Says It Should Be Permitted To Amend Motion To Dismiss Flint Water Case  Voir?

DETROIT - A company that was sued by Michigan residents who contend that it shares liability for the lead-contaminated drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., on June 15 filed a brief in Michigan federal court, contending that it should be permitted leave to file an amended motion to dismiss the residents' class action (Frances Gilcreast, et al. v. Lockwood, Andrews& Newnam, No. 16-11173, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(06/07/2017 @ 01:17)
Companies Seek Rehearing Of MTBE Ruling In 2nd Circuit, Say Reversal Was Incorrect  Voir?

NEW YORK - A group of oil and gasoline companies on June 26 filed a petition in the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals seeking rehearing of a case in the multidistrict litigation for methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), arguing that a lower court's res judicata ruling was appropriate and that privity had been established between two California state agencies (In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation: Orange County Water District v. Texaco Refining and Marketing Inc. n/ka TMR Company, No. 15-3934, 2nd Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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California High Court Refuses Review; State May List Glyphosate As A Carcinogen  Voir?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Supreme Court on June 22 denied review of a case in which Monsanto Co. sought to prevent the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) from adding glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, to the state's list of chemicals that cause cancer (Monsanto Company v. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, No. S242595, Calif. Sup.; 2017 Cal. LEXIS 4696). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Monsanto Denies Glyphosate Exposure Could Have Caused Man's Cancer  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on June 16 filed its answer to one of the complaints in the multidistrict litigation for Roundup products, in which it denied that exposure to its product, which contains glyphosate, could have caused the plaintiff's alleged non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(06/07/2017 @ 01:17)
Groups: Trump Executive Order Rescinding Federal Regulations Violates Constitution  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Organizations that oppose President Donald J. Trump's executive order that a government agency may issue a new regulation only if it rescinds at least two existing regulations on June 26 filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia arguing that the order - which would affect rules governing exposure to toxic substances - "offends the separation of powers by usurping the constitutional lawmaking power assigned to Congress and violates the president's unambiguous duty to 'take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,'" pursuant to the Constitution (Public Citizen, Inc. v. Donald Trump, No. 17-253, D. D.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(06/07/2017 @ 01:17)
9th Circuit: Japanese Nuclear Reactor Radiation Case May Proceed In U.S. Court  Voir?

SAN FRANCISCO - A panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 22 ruled that a radiation exposure lawsuit brought by U.S. Navy sailors who assisted in relief efforts when the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) melted down in Japan could proceed in a U.S. court, despite the company's argument to the contrary (Lindsay R. Cooper, et al. v. Tokyo Electric Power Company, et al., No. 15-56424, 9th Cir.; 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 11075). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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(06/07/2017 @ 01:17)
3rd Circuit Approves Class Settlement In Chrome 6 Contamination Case  Voir?

PHILADELPHIA - A panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 29 affirmed a lower court's approval of a $10,017,000 class action settlement involving property contamination by hexavalent chromium from two industrial sites in New Jersey, but it remanded the case for a reconsideration of litigation costs pursuant to federal rules of procedure (Mattie Halley, et al. v. Honeywell International Inc., et al., No. 16-2712, 3rd Cir.; 2017 U.S. App LEXIS 11594). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Man Sues Fracking Companies Alleging Fraud, Liability For Chemical Injuries  Voir?

DENVER - A Colorado man on May 25 filed an amended complaint in Colorado federal court alleging that Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (HESI) is liable for chemical injuries he sustained while working on a hydraulic fracturing site (Jeylan Abdulkadir v. Halliburton Energy Services Inc., et al., No. 16-281, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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EPA Inspector General's Office Says It Will Begin Research On Methane Emissions  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on June 21 issued a memorandum indicating that it plans to begin preliminary research to assess how the EPA estimates methane emissions from the oil and natural gas production industry. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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States Seek To Intervene To Override EPA Stay Of Methane Emissions Rule  Voir?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The attorneys general for 14 states and the attorney for the city of Chicago on June 20 moved in the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to intervene in a lawsuit brought by environmental advocacy groups against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in connection with the EPA's announcement that it is reconsidering rules on the fugitive emissions of methane (Clean Air Council, et al. v. Scott Pruitt, et al., No. 17-1145. D.C. Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Expert 'Unreliable,' Should Be Excluded From Groundwater Case, NL Industries Says  Voir?

TRENTON, N.J. - NL Industries Inc. on June 20 filed a brief in New Jersey federal court seeking to exclude an expert for the plaintiffs who sued the company for allegedly contaminating the local groundwater, contending that the expert's opinion is "unreliable" (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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Companies Say They Owe No Duty To Workers In Lithium Battery Injury Lawsuit  Voir?

OKLAHOMA CITY - A hydraulic fracturing company and a drilling company sued in connection with injuries suffered by two workers when a lithium battery exploded during a fracking operation filed a brief on June 5 in which they argue that the case against them should be dismissed because they owe no duty to the plaintiffs for the failure of the fracking tool that allegedly caused their injuries (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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Group: Company's Plan To Store Coal Ash Will Continue Groundwater Contamination  Voir?

DURHAM, N.C. - An environmental advocacy group on June 20 filed a lawsuit in North Carolina federal court against Duke Energy Progress LLC, alleging that the company's plan to permanently store coal ash and "toxic pollutants" in unlined pits will lead to further contamination of local groundwater (Roanoke River Basin Association v. Duke Energy Progress LLC, No. 17-561, M.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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Federal, State Agencies Sue Company For Emissions Of Volatile Organic Compounds  Voir?

DENVER - The U.S. government and the state of Colorado filed a lawsuit in Colorado federal court on June 26, alleging that a power company is in violation the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7401, and other statutes with regard to the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) (United States of America, et al. v. PDC Energy, Inc., No. 17-1552, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)

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