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Daily briefing: The fingerprints that carcinogens leave behind - Nature.com

Wed, 2018-09-26 10:13

Nature.com

Daily briefing: The fingerprints that carcinogens leave behind
Nature.com
Scientists are trying to find out why by sequencing the DNA of thousands of tumours from people around the world. They are looking for a pattern of mutations typically left by exposure to carcinogens, ranging from ultraviolet light to tobacco smoke ...

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Daily briefing: The fingerprints that carcinogens leave behind - Nature.com

Wed, 2018-09-26 10:13

Nature.com

Daily briefing: The fingerprints that carcinogens leave behind
Nature.com
The unique signatures that different carcinogens leave on the genome, the US government has launched a sweeping review of fetal-tissue research and how to step out from the shadow of your PI.

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Work-related cancers: Growing demand for urgent action - The Parliament Magazine

Wed, 2018-09-26 09:21

The Parliament Magazine

Work-related cancers: Growing demand for urgent action
The Parliament Magazine
Key carcinogens, such as solar ultraviolet radiation, asbestos, diesel engine exhaust and silica, all contribute to the majority of occupational cancers. Some carcinogens are extensively used in a wide range of industries, from recycling to battery ...

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Cancer is the leading cause of work-related deaths in the EU - The Parliament Magazine

Wed, 2018-09-26 09:21

The Parliament Magazine

Cancer is the leading cause of work-related deaths in the EU
The Parliament Magazine
Every year in the EU, about 120,000 people will develop cancer as a result of exposure to carcinogens at work. Approximately 80,000 of them will die every year from work-related cancer. Behind these stark statistics lie the human costs of lives ...

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The urgent Sterigenics question in DuPage: How much cancer risk? - Chicago Tribune

Tue, 2018-09-25 18:09

Chicago Tribune

The urgent Sterigenics question in DuPage: How much cancer risk?
Chicago Tribune
The work the company does involves use of ethylene oxide, a chemical that has been on the federal government's list of carcinogens since 1985. The U.S. EPA regularly assesses cancer risks from air pollution. It maintains a National Air Toxics ...

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Radon: Cancer causing gas could be going undetected in area schools - WUSA9.com

Tue, 2018-09-25 13:47

Radon: Cancer causing gas could be going undetected in area schools
WUSA9.com
“I mean a lot of carcinogens have risks measured on parts per 10,000, parts per 100,000, part per million, part per billion,” said Ryan Paris, radon coordinator for the state of Virginia. Paris said the EPA puts the risk of lung cancer for someone ...

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The DNA detectives who are hunting the causes of cancer - WTVA

Tue, 2018-09-25 10:44

The DNA detectives who are hunting the causes of cancer
WTVA
For example, benzo(a)pyrene (one of the major carcinogens in tobacco smoke) tends to bind to G bases, as does aflatoxin, a cancer-causing chemical made by certain moulds. But each of these types of damage is repaired in a specific way, leaving a ...

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Marks Left on the Genome - GenomeWeb

Tue, 2018-09-25 10:43

Marks Left on the Genome
GenomeWeb
With the Mutographs of Cancer project, researchers hope to tease out the mutational signatures that carcinogens leave behind on the genome, writes Kat Arney at Mosaic. For instance, benzo(a)pyrene, found in tobacco smoke, binds guanines, while UV light ...

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California School District Bans Processed Meat - VegNews

Tue, 2018-09-25 02:30

VegNews

California School District Bans Processed Meat
VegNews
There's no room for carcinogens on the lunch line.” While SBUSD—which is the first known school district to ban processed meats, according to medical group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)—will continue to serve unprocessed ...

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EU-OSHA Joins the Fight Against Occupational Cancer at Austrian ... - Benzinga

Mon, 2018-09-24 10:11

EU-OSHA Joins the Fight Against Occupational Cancer at Austrian ...
Benzinga
On 24 - 25 September, the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU is hosting a high-level conference, Fight against Occupational Cancer, in Vienna.

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Recreational Cancer: Blame Lifestyle and Luck, Not Trace Chemicals - American Council on Science and Health

Mon, 2018-09-24 05:51

American Council on Science and Health

Recreational Cancer: Blame Lifestyle and Luck, Not Trace Chemicals
American Council on Science and Health
Which drink has the most carcinogenic "bunch of chemicals?" It's the wine, and by a lot (3). Wine contains ethanol, which is a Group 1 carcinogen (IARC classification) - "carcinogenic in humans." Epidemiological studies, which may or may not be ...

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Recalled Blood-Pressure Pill Shows No Short-Term Risk of Cancer - ThirdAge

Sun, 2018-09-23 23:20

ThirdAge

Recalled Blood-Pressure Pill Shows No Short-Term Risk of Cancer
ThirdAge
Products containing the blood pressure drug valsartan, withdrawn from the U.S. and European markets because some lots were tainted with possible carcinogens, are not associated with a markedly increased short term risk of cancer, according to an ...

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EU-OSHA joins the fight against occupational cancer at Austrian EU Presidency conference - EU News

Sun, 2018-09-23 20:05

EU-OSHA joins the fight against occupational cancer at Austrian EU Presidency conference
EU News
At the conference EU-OSHA presents the 2018-19 Healthy Workplaces Campaign and chairs a session that looks at good practice, policy and awareness raising initiatives such as the EU Roadmap on Carcinogens. This action scheme informs about the risks ...

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EU-OSHA joins the fight against occupational cancer at Austrian EU Presidency conference - EU News

Sun, 2018-09-23 20:05

EU-OSHA joins the fight against occupational cancer at Austrian EU Presidency conference
EU News
At the conference EU-OSHA presents the 2018-19 Healthy Workplaces Campaign and chairs a session that looks at good practice, policy and awareness raising initiatives such as the EU Roadmap on Carcinogens. This action scheme informs about the risks ...

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Santa Barbara School District First In US To Axe Processed Meat - Plant Based News

Sat, 2018-09-22 19:29

Plant Based News

Santa Barbara School District First In US To Axe Processed Meat
Plant Based News
The change - which became official earlier this month - was motivated by health and the scientific correlation between processed meats and cancer. With the new policy, foods such as hot dogs, pepperoni, and bacon - all classed as carcinogens by the ...

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What Is Coal Ash and Why Is It Dangerous? - New York Times

Fri, 2018-09-21 18:51

New York Times

What Is Coal Ash and Why Is It Dangerous?
New York Times
The phrase “coal ash” made headlines this week after a dam on a lake at the site of a power plant in Wilmington, N.C., was breached, allowing the hazardous ash into a river that supplies drinking water to much of the southeastern part of the state. The ...

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Prevention, education may be key in winning war against cancer - Beatrice Daily Sun

Fri, 2018-09-21 16:54

Beatrice Daily Sun

Prevention, education may be key in winning war against cancer
Beatrice Daily Sun
“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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Edenton: Carcinogen level in drinking water violates state law - The Daily Advance

Thu, 2018-09-20 22:05

The Daily Advance

Edenton: Carcinogen level in drinking water violates state law
The Daily Advance
Two THMs — chloroform and dibromochloromethane — are carcinogens; and another THM, bromodi-chloromethane, has been identified as a mutagen, which alters DNA. Mutagens are considered to affect the genetics of future generations in addition to ...

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J&J Can't Escape Calif. Talc Warning Label Suit - Law360

Thu, 2018-09-20 18:23

J&J Can't Escape Calif. Talc Warning Label Suit
Law360
They allege that Johnson's Baby Powder and J&J's Shower to Shower, a scented talc product, contain asbestos, a known carcinogen, and thus violate Prop 65's warning label requirements as well as deceiving customers who were promised a pure, safe ...

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French Assembly votes to ban plastic FCMs in school canteens - Chemical Watch

Thu, 2018-09-20 10:29

French Assembly votes to ban plastic FCMs in school canteens
Chemical Watch
The French National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, has voted to ban the use of plastic food contact materials (FCMs) used by catering services at schools serving communities greater than 2,000 inhabitants, from 1 January 2025. And, if the ...

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