Navigation Links
Toxic waste sites cause healthy years of life lost
Date:5/3/2013

waste sites on par with other major public health issues such as malaria and outdoor air pollution which are also causing a high number of healthy years of life lost," said Dr. Chatham-Stephens.

"This study highlights a major and previously under-recognized global health problem in lower and middle income countries," said Philip Landrigan, MD, MSc, Dean for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and one of the authors of the study. "The next step is targeting interventions such as cleaning up the sites and minimizing the exposure of humans in each of these countries where toxic chemicals are greatly present."

Additionally, children and women of child-bearing age made up two-thirds of the population in the study. "If a woman is pregnant, the fetus may be exposed to these toxic chemicals," said Dr. Chatham-Stephens. "This data is relevant because the prenatal to early childhood period is the time when individuals are very vulnerable to some toxic exposures, such as lead's impact on the developing nervous system."

Previous studies have shown that lead can cause neurological, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular damage, while those also exposed to high levels of chromium have a greater chance of developing lung cancer. "Our research shows that chemical pollutants from toxic waste sites are insufficiently studied in lower and middle income countries and that disease and death caused by these chemicals can contribute to loss of life," said Dr. Chatham-Stephens.


'/>"/>

Contact: Renatt Brodsky
Renatt.Brodsky@mountsinai.org
212-241-9200
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Science surprise: Toxic protein made in unusual way may explain brain disorder
2. Joint air toxics research project among tribes, agencies recognized for partnership
3. When hungry, Gulf of Mexico algae go toxic
4. Home toxic home
5. How to thrive in battery acid and among toxic metals
6. Toxic oceans may have delayed spread of complex life
7. Is nanosilver toxic?
8. Nitrogen from pollution, natural sources causes growth of toxic algae, study finds
9. Scientists turn toxic by-product into biofuel booster
10. How our cells cope with toxic small molecules
11. Chemistry resolves toxic concerns about carbon nanotubes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/27/2015)... LOS ANGELES , July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... providing evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement solutions, today ... coordination solution is now available on Android smartphones ... at inpatient and post-care organizations can use ZynxCarebook ... the same patient,s condition, streamline care transitions to ...
(Date:7/21/2015)... 21, 2015 Passwords have proven futile ... the recent U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach. ... infosec conundrum, but developers and end-users are concerned ... this dilemma, Biometrics-as-a-Service provider HYPR Corp. announced today ... for third party integration. A ...
(Date:7/9/2015)... July 07, 2015 ... addition of the "Biometrics for Banking; Market ... report to their offering. The ... to this growth and the forecast is that ... revenue for companies involved in delivering biometric systems ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Zynx Health Adds Android Device Support to ZynxCarebook Solution 2Zynx Health Adds Android Device Support to ZynxCarebook Solution 3HYPR Corp. Launches Industry First Biometric Tokenization Platform 2HYPR Corp. Launches Industry First Biometric Tokenization Platform 3HYPR Corp. Launches Industry First Biometric Tokenization Platform 4Global Banking Biometrics Market 2015-2020 - Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2Global Banking Biometrics Market 2015-2020 - Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 3
... pollution, more than double the risk of one type ... Occupational and Environmental Medicine. , Currently, the risk of ... the average daily amount of air pollution, rather than ... on stroke deaths in people aged 65 years and ...
... resident immune cells of the testis, providing an explanation ... effective highly active antiretroviral therapy. The related report by ... immunodeficiency virus-1 infection in situ and in vitro,?appears in ... , According to the most recent World Health ...
... - Elsevier is delighted to announce the publication ... HPV Vaccines and Screening in the Prevention of ... and invaluable update for paediatricians, gynaecologists, health educators, ... worldwide. , With the arrival of the Human ...
Cached Biology News:Human testis harbors HIV-1 in resident immune cells 2
(Date:7/27/2015)... , ... July 27, 2015 , ... ... of the Biophotonics industry.The report provides a basic overview of the industry including ... for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... Research presented at the 2015 AACC Annual ... studies that led to a fingerprick Ebola test becoming ... to receive approval from the World Health Organization (WHO). ... on West Africa by identifying ... to isolate and treat these patients much faster than ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... NEW YORK , July 27, 2015 ... organizations and startups share information and develop new technology ... The Sachs Policy Group (SPG), a leader in health ... members will now engage in a collaborative innovation process ... through the latest trends in public policy, health care ...
(Date:7/25/2015)... ... ... Technology leader Anton Paar offers the Abbemat T-Check ... of the measuring prism. This is required to achieve the most precise refractive ... requirements. It is likely that no refractometer manufacturers on the market can traceably ...
Breaking Biology Technology:2015 Biophotonics Market Global Research 22015 Biophotonics Market Global Research 3Rapid Ebola Test Could Play Key Role in Efforts to End Lingering Outbreak 2Rapid Ebola Test Could Play Key Role in Efforts to End Lingering Outbreak 3Junto Health Announces a Unique Partnership with Sachs Policy Group 2Junto Health Announces a Unique Partnership with Sachs Policy Group 3Junto Health Announces a Unique Partnership with Sachs Policy Group 4It’s T-Time for Refractometers: On-site Temperature Check Now Available 2
... Non-Profit Biotech Calls on the Entire ALS Community to ... Mass., May 18 The ALS Therapy Development Institute ... , is a national initiative designed to increase the ... known as Lou Gehrig,s disease. To accomplish its goal, ...
... Recent stem cell advances and Sir Philip Cohen,s ... life sciences innovation at BIO 2009 ... International Convention, May 18-21 in Atlanta, Scotland will ... with global pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well ...
... Mezzanine Debt Facility; Support Profitable GrowthALISO VIEJO, Calif., May ... CLRT ), a premier anatomic pathology and ... pharmaceutical industry, announced today that it has completed the ... stock with Oak Investment Partners , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Campaign to Increase the Awareness and Understanding of Lou Gehrig's Disease Reaches 22 U.S. States 2Campaign to Increase the Awareness and Understanding of Lou Gehrig's Disease Reaches 22 U.S. States 3Scotland Highlights New Partnerships and Cutting-Edge Drug Discovery Research 2Scotland Highlights New Partnerships and Cutting-Edge Drug Discovery Research 3Clarient Completes Second Tranche of Private Placement of Convertible Preferred Stock With Oak Investment Partners 2Clarient Completes Second Tranche of Private Placement of Convertible Preferred Stock With Oak Investment Partners 3Clarient Completes Second Tranche of Private Placement of Convertible Preferred Stock With Oak Investment Partners 4Clarient Completes Second Tranche of Private Placement of Convertible Preferred Stock With Oak Investment Partners 5Clarient Completes Second Tranche of Private Placement of Convertible Preferred Stock With Oak Investment Partners 6
... compact and lightweight, the Moticam 2300 camera ... the eyepiece, eyetube, or trinocular port. Included ... use Plug-and-Play Images 2.0ML software offers quick ... tools to maximize resolution for examination or ...
Mouse monoclonal antibody to PPP2R2C - protein phosphatase 2 (formerly 2A), regulatory subunit B (PR 52), gamma isoform...
These 96-well 0.2 ml thin-wall PCR plate caps are caps that are used to seal 96-well, 0.2 ml thin-wall PCR plates. Supplied as 300 caps....
ImmunoPure Plus Immobilized Protein G, , , , Support: Cross-linked 6%, beaded agarose , Capacity: > 20 mg human IgG/ml of gel ...
Biology Products: