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Pesticides linked to high risk of pediatric cancers
Rare pediatric cancers have been found not so rare in a potato-farming community of 14,000 residents on the western tip of Canada's Prince Edward Island, Global and Mail reported Wednesday Dec. 6.
Dec 7, 2006, 21:34
China: Duck eggs contaminated with Sudan Red I
In China, duck eggs with red yolk command a much higher price than their counterparts as such duck eggs are found more nutritious. But not all red yolk eggs are as good as thought.
Nov 18, 2006, 17:33
Cars, computers may be major sources of PBDEs
Older computers may emit significant amounts of toxic polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants, particularly those light PBDEs, according to new research published on November 1, 2006 on the Environmental Science and Technology's Research ASAP website.
Nov 14, 2006, 19:48
More carcinogens detected in drinking water
Drinking water may contain more cancer-causing agents than previously thought. Canadian Researchers have detected two new nitrosamines in drinking water in a city, which can be 100-10,000-fold more carcinogenic than trihalomethanes(THMs).
Nov 12, 2006, 13:55
'Nanorust' cleans arsenic from drinking water
The discovery of unexpected magnetic interactions between ultrasmall specks of rust is leading scientists at Rice University's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN) to develop a revolutionary
Nov 10, 2006, 00:38
Firefighters face increased risk for certain cancers
CINCINNATI -- University of Cincinnati (UC) environmental health researchers have determined that firefighters are significantly more likely to develop four different types of cancer than workers in other fields.
Nov 10, 2006, 00:32
Hormesis: A New Religion?
A low dose of toxicants does your body good? Bet your life on a controversial theory.
Nov 4, 2006, 14:10
Fertile Grounds for Inquiry: Environmental Effects on Human Reproduction
Clues from environmental exposure assessments, wildlife studies, and animal and human studies hint at additional factors: exposure to low-level environmental contaminants such as phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins, pesticides, and other chemicals may be subtly undermining our ability to reproduce.
Nov 4, 2006, 13:24
Rocket Fuel Chemical Puts 44 Million Women at Risk of Thyroid Deficiency
A startling new study by the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says minute traces of a toxic rocket fuel chemical found in milk, fruit vegetables and drinking water supplies nationwide lowers essential thyroid hormones in women.
Oct 12, 2006, 13:10
Perchlorates in drinking water more risky than thought
A survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised concerns that even small amounts of perchlorate can interfere with normal thyroid function in women.
Oct 11, 2006, 21:45
Eating, handling poultry cause human antibiotic resistance
Eating or even handling poultry in which antibiotics are used as growth promoters increase the risk of human antibiotic resistance, according to a US study.
Oct 11, 2006, 00:10
Taiwan to Stop Importing Canadian Beef Products from U.S.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued on Tuesday updated export requirements for Taiwan regarding fresh/frozen boneless beef derived from Canadian cattle under 30 months of age.
Oct 5, 2006, 22:32
Registering Skepticism: Does the EPA's Pesticide Review Protect Children?
In May, as the agency's deadline for completing its review neared, nine presidents of unions representing EPA scientists and risk managers had written a letter to the administrator, expressing their concerns that the EPA was about to give approval for organophosphate (OP) and carbamate pesticides that may be neurotoxic, especially in developing fetuses, infants, and children.
Oct 3, 2006, 22:25
EWG: Pesticides in fruits/vegetables
Here is a list the Environmental Working Group generated to show readers for what produce consumers better go organic. Please note that consumers should never assume pesticides on the market are safe.
Oct 2, 2006, 22:55
Calif. Growers Must Improve Food Safety, Officials Stress
California health officials said Thursday that they still hoped to locate the source of the E. coli spinach contamination that has sickened at least 187 people in 26 states, killing one.
Sep 29, 2006, 09:07
Mandatory Price Reporting Concerns Remain
R-CALF USA was pleased with the progress to keep cattle producers competitive and ensure transparency in the marketplace as the U.S. Senate passed a Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting bill that is identical to the one approved last year by the U.S. House of Representatives, which extends mandatory price reporting to 2010.
Sep 27, 2006, 20:16
Banned Pesticide May Be Linked to Parkinson's Disease
(HealthDay News) -- A now-banned pesticide that still lingers in the environment could be damaging human brain cells and prompting the onset of Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests.
Sep 16, 2006, 14:01
Prozac in Streams Endangering Mussels
(HealthDay News) -- The antidepressant drug Prozac (fluoxetine) can disrupt the reproductive cycle of freshwater mussels and increase their risk of extinction, says a U.S. study presented Monday at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, in San Francisco.
Sep 12, 2006, 12:11
Cattle Producers Oppose Ban on Horse Slaughter
The U.S. House of Representatives is tentatively scheduled to vote this week on HR 503, "The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act."
Sep 6, 2006, 16:25
Comparing Risk of West Nile Virus against Risk of Adulticiding
Peterson et al. (2006) compared the risk of ground-based ultra-low-volume (ULV) adulticiding against the risk of West Nile virus (WNV). They concluded that
Sep 1, 2006, 21:05
EPA to test homes for mercury contamination
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has offered to sample the homes of children and staff members who continue to show elevated levels of mercury exposure in their urine to determine if they may have brought mercury contamination home from the Kiddie Kollege Day Care Center in Franklin Township, New Jersey.
Sep 1, 2006, 17:09
Arsenic and Old Laced Water Sources
Delaware's Division of Public Health's Office of Drinking Water is advising Felton residents that the town's public water system does not meet new standards for arsenic. Children, the department advised, may be at a higher risk because of their smaller body mass.
Aug 29, 2006, 08:44
Bisphenol A linked with breast cancer
(foodconsumer.org) - A chemical widely used in plastic bottles and other household products may participate in development of breast cancer, researchers found.
Aug 26, 2006, 12:10
Iowa State researchers explore turning fuel ethanol into beverage alcohol
AMES, Iowa -- Fuel ethanol could be cheaply and quickly converted into the purer, cleaner alcohol that goes into alcoholic drinks, cough medicines, mouth washes and other products requiring food-grade alcohol, say Iowa State University researchers.
Aug 26, 2006, 08:04
Remarkable physiology allows crucian carp to survive months without oxygen
BETHESDA, MD (August 25, 2006) –Cooling water temperature during the fall prompts the crucian carp to store vast amounts of glycogen in its brain to keep the brain functioning and healthy from February to April, when there is no oxygen left in the ponds, a new study finds.
Aug 25, 2006, 08:40
Water filtration technique removes dangerous freshwater algae toxins
COLUMBUS , Ohio – A water filtration technique that normally cleans up agricultural chemicals is also effective at removing a toxin secreted by algae found in lakes and rivers, an Ohio State University study has found.
Aug 24, 2006, 08:56
Researchers develop flood-tolerant California rice
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Rice grown anywhere in the world soon could be made completely flood-tolerant because of new research by UC Riverside geneticists, done in collaboration with scientists at UC Davis and the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. By gradually introducing into California rice "submergence tolerance
Aug 22, 2006, 08:53
Global environmental change: regional challenges
An Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) Open Science Conference, November 9-12, 2006; Beijing, China
Aug 18, 2006, 14:30
Harvard: Prof Did Not "Intentionally" Suppress Fluoride-Cancer Study
Data in Question Show Strong Link Between Fluoride and Bone Cancer in Boys
Aug 17, 2006, 23:12
Protecting the Quality of What We Drink: Bromides on Bromate
Wegmans, a grocery store chain in New York and the mid-Atlantic states, has demonstrated how a responsible corporation acts in connection with consumer health. It has noticed the recall of all its storebrand bottled water products and offered consumers a refund because some tests showed above 10 parts per billion of bromate, a known carcinogen.
Aug 12, 2006, 09:46