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Posts tagged Cancer

Jan 6 '14
Newly Discovered Compounds Hundreds of Times More Toxic Than Known Carcinogens
Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered novel compounds produced by certain types of chemical reactions—such as those found in vehicle exhaust or grilling meat—that are hundreds of times more mutagenic than their parent compounds which are known carcinogens.
These compounds were not previously known to exist, and raise additional concerns about the health impacts of heavily-polluted urban air or dietary exposure. 
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/06/new-compounds-more-toxic-than-known-carcinogens/

Newly Discovered Compounds Hundreds of Times More Toxic Than Known Carcinogens

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered novel compounds produced by certain types of chemical reactions—such as those found in vehicle exhaust or grilling meat—that are hundreds of times more mutagenic than their parent compounds which are known carcinogens.

These compounds were not previously known to exist, and raise additional concerns about the health impacts of heavily-polluted urban air or dietary exposure. 

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/06/new-compounds-more-toxic-than-known-carcinogens/

Dec 11 '13
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Sep 16 '13
Cancer Caused by Toxic Chemicals ‘Grossly Underestimated’ in U.S. 
Since 2005, legislation has been introduced in every Congress to force chemical companies to safety test their products and prove that they won’t cause harm before they end up as ingredients in items that fill our homes, schools and places of work. But Congress hasn’t passed any of those proposals.
There has been relatively little support in either the House or Senate for revamping the federal Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, which for nearly 40 years has allowed industry to flood the marketplace with untested and noxious chemicals, including many that cause cancer. Neither the chemical industry nor a single Republican in Congress has ever supported previous reform …
READ MORE:
http://ecowatch.com/2013/cancer-caused-by-toxic-chemicals-in-u-s/

Cancer Caused by Toxic Chemicals ‘Grossly Underestimated’ in U.S.


Since 2005, legislation has been introduced in every Congress to force chemical companies to safety test their products and prove that they won’t cause harm before they end up as ingredients in items that fill our homes, schools and places of work. But Congress hasn’t passed any of those proposals.

There has been relatively little support in either the House or Senate for revamping the federal Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, which for nearly 40 years has allowed industry to flood the marketplace with untested and noxious chemicals, including many that cause cancer. Neither the chemical industry nor a single Republican in Congress has ever supported previous reform …

READ MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2013/cancer-caused-by-toxic-chemicals-in-u-s/

May 20 '13
2013 Guide to Sunscreens: What to Use, What to Lose EWG’s guide helps consumers find products that get high ratings for providing broad-spectrum, long-lasting protection and that are made with ingredients that pose fewer health concerns.http://ecowatch.com/2013/2013-guide-to-sunscreens/

2013 Guide to Sunscreens: What to Use, What to Lose

EWG’s guide helps consumers find products that get high ratings for providing broad-spectrum, long-lasting protection and that are made with ingredients that pose fewer health concerns.

http://ecowatch.com/2013/2013-guide-to-sunscreens/

May 15 '13
Industrial Fluoride Additive in Tap Water Impacts Your Health and Pocketbook
http://ecowatch.com/2013/fluoride-additive-tap-water-impacts-health-pocketbook/
Although never studied for safety or efficacy, hydrofluorosilicic acid is added to U.S. public water supplies as a purported cavity preventive. The industry-funded group that regulates water additives, NSF International, allows several toxins in HFSA, including arsenic …

Industrial Fluoride Additive in Tap Water Impacts Your Health and Pocketbook

http://ecowatch.com/2013/fluoride-additive-tap-water-impacts-health-pocketbook/

Although never studied for safety or efficacy, hydrofluorosilicic acid is added to U.S. public water supplies as a purported cavity preventive. The industry-funded group that regulates water additives, NSF International, allows several toxins in HFSA, including arsenic …

May 13 '13
Improve Your World: No Fracking, Yes Renewable Energy
Well, then, what if we divorced the fossil fuel industry, and, over the next two decades, transitioned entirely to wind, water and solar energy while, at the same time, reducing our per capita energy consumption by half. Would that work? In fact that’s the only course that gives us a fighting chance.

Improve Your World: No Fracking, Yes Renewable Energy

Well, then, what if we divorced the fossil fuel industry, and, over the next two decades, transitioned entirely to wind, water and solar energy while, at the same time, reducing our per capita energy consumption by half. Would that work? In fact that’s the only course that gives us a fighting chance.

May 8 '13
EPA Approves New Pesticide Highly Toxic to BeesIn addition to risks to bees, sulfoxaflor is also classified as “suggestive evidence of carcinogenic potential” based on the incidence of tumors and carcinomas in mice and rats …http://ecowatch.com/2013/epa-approves-new-pesticide-highly-toxic-to-bees/

EPA Approves New Pesticide Highly Toxic to Bees

In addition to risks to bees, sulfoxaflor is also classified as “suggestive evidence of carcinogenic potential” based on the incidence of tumors and carcinomas in mice and rats …

http://ecowatch.com/2013/epa-approves-new-pesticide-highly-toxic-to-bees/

May 3 '13
Study Links "America’s Favorite Herbicide" to Autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s"A new review of hundreds of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate—the major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide—sheds light on its effects within the human body …"http://ecowatch.com/2013/study-links-monsantos-roundup-autism-parkinsons-alzheimers/

Study Links "America’s Favorite Herbicide" to Autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

"A new review of hundreds of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate—the major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide—sheds light on its effects within the human body …"

http://ecowatch.com/2013/study-links-monsantos-roundup-autism-parkinsons-alzheimers/

Feb 27 '13
100 Million+ Americans Exposed to Toxic Drinking Water
A new Environmental Working Group analysis of 2011 water quality tests by 201 large U.S. municipal water systems that serve more than 100 million people in 43 states has determined that all are polluted with unwanted toxic chemicals called trihalomethanes.

100 Million+ Americans Exposed to Toxic Drinking Water

A new Environmental Working Group analysis of 2011 water quality tests by 201 large U.S. municipal water systems that serve more than 100 million people in 43 states has determined that all are polluted with unwanted toxic chemicals called trihalomethanes.