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Marijuana Mythbusters: The Truth Behind 3 Cannabis Falsehoods - The Fresh Toast

Mon, 2018-05-21 18:51

The Fresh Toast

Marijuana Mythbusters: The Truth Behind 3 Cannabis Falsehoods
The Fresh Toast
Substances which significantly increase your risk of developing cancer are called carcinogens. Carcinogens can be synthetic chemicals and industrial materials (like asbestos and pollutants), naturally-occurring substances (like the tannins in herbal ...

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Middleburg will buy specialized firefighter gear to prevent chemical exposures - cleveland.com

Sun, 2018-05-20 09:38

cleveland.com

Middleburg will buy specialized firefighter gear to prevent chemical exposures
cleveland.com
"This $5,800 grant will help reduce the risk of carcinogens at the Middleburg Heights Fire Department and to firefighters who are actually involved with these chemicals, especially when they become lethal and come in contact with the actual skin ...

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The Risk of Labelling Coffee a Carcinogen When Science Doesn't - The Wire

Sat, 2018-05-19 19:35

The Wire

The Risk of Labelling Coffee a Carcinogen When Science Doesn't
The Wire
Most news coverage responsibly noted that the evidence about acrylamide is not nearly as definitive as the judge ruled when he found that coffee warrants a label that it contains a “known” human carcinogen. That's actually quite a leap, given the ...

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OPINION: California leads the country in pesticide spray bans, now how about chlorpyrifos? - The Salinas Californian

Thu, 2018-05-17 14:55

The Salinas Californian

OPINION: California leads the country in pesticide spray bans, now how about chlorpyrifos?
The Salinas Californian
And it's about time, as the top ten pesticides used near our schools in South Santa Cruz County and Monterey County harbor four carcinogens, six toxic air contaminants, and three reproductive and developmental toxins. Chlorpyrifos is among these, ...

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EDF and others take FDA to court to demand action on carcinogenic flavors petition - Environmental Defense Fund (blog)

Thu, 2018-05-17 07:24

EDF and others take FDA to court to demand action on carcinogenic flavors petition
Environmental Defense Fund (blog)
On May 2nd, EDF and other consumer health advocates filed a lawsuit to force the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make a final decision on our food additive petition, which asked the agency to reverse its approvals of seven carcinogenic synthetic ...

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In Labeling Coffee a Carcinogen, California Leaps Ahead of the Science - Undark Magazine

Wed, 2018-05-16 16:23

Undark Magazine

In Labeling Coffee a Carcinogen, California Leaps Ahead of the Science
Undark Magazine
Most news coverage responsibly noted that the evidence about acrylamide is not nearly as definitive as the judge ruled when he found that coffee warrants a label that it contains a “known” human carcinogen. That's actually quite a leap, given the ...

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Glyphosate shown to disrupt microbiome 'at safe levels', study claims - The Guardian

Wed, 2018-05-16 02:31

The Guardian

Glyphosate shown to disrupt microbiome 'at safe levels', study claims
The Guardian
Controversy has raged around glyphosate since a World Health Organisation agency – the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – judged it to be a “probable human carcinogen” in 2015. However, US and European regulators subsequently ...

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Local firefighters working together to prevent carcinogens - WABI

Tue, 2018-05-15 15:01

WABI

Local firefighters working together to prevent carcinogens
WABI
"The materials and carcinogens that we're exposed to today, if we don't take these steps seriously, we can bring it home," said Lt. Erik Tourtillotte of the Brewer Fire Department. "Firefighter 'decon' and firefighter cancer rates throughout the ...

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Protect our youth from dangerous effects of vaping - VVdailypress.com

Mon, 2018-05-14 12:29

Protect our youth from dangerous effects of vaping
VVdailypress.com
A study published in the journal Pediatrics in March 2018 also found substantially increased levels of five carcinogens in the urine of teenagers who vape. A growing amount of research indicates that vaping is leading more adolescents to try cigarettes.

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Are We Winning the War on Cancer? What to Know - Valley morning Star

Mon, 2018-05-14 01:58

Are We Winning the War on Cancer? What to Know
Valley morning Star
“My father had the idea that if nature came up with carcinogens, nature had also come up with anti-carcinogens. He discovered two of them: the bark of a tree from the Amazon rainforest and an extract from a bush in West Africa. Research confirmed their ...

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Your disposable cutlery is full of harmful carcinogens. Edible cutlery is the solution - Hindustan Times

Sat, 2018-05-12 02:05

Hindustan Times

Your disposable cutlery is full of harmful carcinogens. Edible cutlery is the solution
Hindustan Times
The plastic cutlery, which is a by-product of petroleum, contains several neuro-toxins and carcinogens. These toxins slowly enter the human body, said Peesapaty. Edible cutlery made of millets is filled with various nutrients and contains no ...

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'It's local, it's here:' US Senate Passes Legislation to Track Cancer in Firefighters - KAAL

Fri, 2018-05-11 22:11

KAAL

'It's local, it's here:' US Senate Passes Legislation to Track Cancer in Firefighters
KAAL
"These funds could help breakthroughs with our gear, with where is this cancer coming from, what carcinogens are the worst. All the details that could really help us do our jobs safer and keep guys from developing cancer later in the job," Feine said.
Congress seeks data on firefighter cancer riskINFORUM

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'It's awesome. To say monumental is probably accurate,' says Rochester Fire Captain about new legislation that will ... - KIMT 3

Fri, 2018-05-11 20:50

'It's awesome. To say monumental is probably accurate,' says Rochester Fire Captain about new legislation that will ...
KIMT 3
"The best thing we can do is prevent being exposed to carcinogens, which is tough given our job," explains RFD's Captain Caleb Feine. "Our gear is already really good, but if they can improve it to the point that it filters out those carcinogens... it ...

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Global Virus Network Issues Open Letter to WHO On Potent Human Carcinogen - Human T Cell Leukemia Virus-1 - Business Wire (press release)

Thu, 2018-05-10 16:31

Business Wire (press release)

Global Virus Network Issues Open Letter to WHO On Potent Human Carcinogen - Human T Cell Leukemia Virus-1
Business Wire (press release)
Following the meeting's impressive session on one of the most potent human carcinogens, human T cell leukemia virus subtype 1 (HTLV-1), a group of renowned scientists and activists are calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the ...

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Dry-cleaned laundry releases carcinogens, finds study - Deccan Chronicle

Wed, 2018-05-09 14:02

Deccan Chronicle

Dry-cleaned laundry releases carcinogens, finds study
Deccan Chronicle
Vijayawada: The smell from dry-cleaned garments might be coming from a dangerous chemical residue, which users may unwittingly inhale. Dry-cleaning, the process of cleaning garments without water, typically utilises a liquid chemical solvent to clean ...

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California pesticide use high, covers vast acreage - Capitol Weekly

Wed, 2018-05-09 12:09

Capitol Weekly

California pesticide use high, covers vast acreage
Capitol Weekly
Monsanto said, in a written statement, “Hundreds of scientific studies over 40 years – all conducted under international standards by a wide range of scientists and regulatory agencies – have consistently concluded that glyphosate is safe and not ...

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Contamination control kit combats carcinogen risk - TEVO - Textile Evolution

Wed, 2018-05-09 09:46

TEVO - Textile Evolution

Contamination control kit combats carcinogen risk
TEVO - Textile Evolution
DAYTON – US-based PPE specialist, Lion, has launched its RedZone Contaminant Control Package, a selection of garments and accessories designed to further protect firefighters from the potentially life-threatening effects of carcinogens. News of this ...

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Pesticide Use on California Farms at Near-Record Levels - FairWarning

Wed, 2018-05-09 01:12

FairWarning

Pesticide Use on California Farms at Near-Record Levels
FairWarning
Pesticides classified as human carcinogens or likely human carcinogens were applied to nearly 9.2 million acres statewide in 2016. That's more acreage than the entire land area of each of nine states. “Communities across the San Joaquin Valley and the ...

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Firefighters confront increased cancer risk on the job - Sacramento Bee

Wed, 2018-05-09 00:03

Sacramento Bee

Firefighters confront increased cancer risk on the job
Sacramento Bee
He needed intensive chemotherapy to get rid of it and was out of work for months. Leyba was more educated then about the cancer risks associated with firefighting, he said. He knew carcinogens could be absorbed through his skin and that his daily life ...

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