Navigation Links
American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- Oct. 17, 2007
Date:10/22/2007

Here is the latest American Chemical Society (ACS) News Service Weekly press package (PressPac) with reports selected from 36 major peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. With more than 160,000 members, ACS is the world's largest scientific society. Please cite the individual journal, or the American Chemical Society, as the source of this information.


ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Excess female to male births in Canada linked to chronic dioxin exposure
Environmental Science & Technology

Almost 90 Canadian communities have experienced a shift in the normal 51:49 ratio of male to female births, so that more girls than boys are being born, according to two studies in the Oct. 1 issue of ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. James Argo, who headed the research, attributes this so-called "inverted sex ratio" of the residents in those communities to dioxin air pollutants from oil refineries, paper mills, metal smelters and other sources.

The studies analyzed information in the Environmental Quality Database (EQDB), an inventory of pollution sources, cancer data, and other factors developed for Canadian government research on how early exposure to environmental contaminants affects the health of Canadians. Argo points out that the EQDB enables researchers to pinpoint the location of 126,000 homes relative to any of about 65 air pollution sources-types and the occurrence of cancer among residents of those homes.

Argo focused on air pollutants from those sources and the corresponding incidence of cancer among more than 20,000 residents and 5,000 controls. He identified inverted male sex ratios, sometimes as profound as 46:54 in almost all of the communities. The ratio indicated that more females than males were born, a situation that Argo attributed to chronic exposure of parents to dioxin, based on previous
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Woods
m_woods@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Related medicine news :

1. Abstain from sex- the latest mantra of American teens
2. Clintons new problem - Is the outgoing American president suffering from skin cancer?
3. American scientists alter gene makeup of babies
4. FDA attacks American Red Cross for blood violations
5. Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer
6. Poll Finds Many Americans Misinformed About Cancer
7. Hypertension Drug of Choice for African Americans
8. 38 million Americans including 14 million children left to combat hunger
9. Americans Consume Far Too Much Salt and Sodium
10. Americans Growing Out Of Shape
11. Rise in Stress among Americans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/25/2015)... 25, 2015 By definition, a CIO’s responsibility ... the enterprise relying on their judgement and expertise to keep ... according to an article published in National Mortgage News ... be doing a disservice to their responsibilities by focusing too ... t’s are crossed when it comes to company policy and ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 Parker and Sons ... and cooling, has spiked in Arizona alongside the growing economy. ... additional forty employees for April to help account for the ... forty employees in April is something we are enthusiastic about. ... said Paul Kelly, president at Parker and Sons. , Indeed, ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... For thirteen years, the Twin Cities DI ... event in the nation! This year, on May 5th, 2015, ... to take DI Day on the road by supporting the ... ChFC, RHU, DIA, CLTC, Chief Executive Officer at Secura Consultants ... the change by stating, "The first Twin Cities DI Day ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 24, 2015 As the nation recognizes ... unique sacrifices of these young men and women, the ... Veterans and their Families” presents a special training session ... to gain a better understanding of the effect of ... For those – civilian and military – who provide ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015 Lipitor lawsuits ( http://www.lipitorlawsuitcenter.com/ ... federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, ... the parties involved in the proceeding submitted a ... other things, preparation for the litigation’s upcoming bellwether ... plaintiffs and defendants have conducted depositions of non-party ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:An Outsider’s Perspective on Cyber Security Can Only Benefit CIOs 2Health News:An Outsider’s Perspective on Cyber Security Can Only Benefit CIOs 3Health News:An Outsider’s Perspective on Cyber Security Can Only Benefit CIOs 4Health News:An Outsider’s Perspective on Cyber Security Can Only Benefit CIOs 5Health News:Parker and Sons Plans to Expand in 2015 2Health News:Secura Consultants Takes DI Day On The Road 2Health News:Coalition Presents Resiliency Training to Raise Awareness during Month of the Military Child (#MOTMC2015) 2Health News:Federal Lipitor Lawsuits Progress, as New Status Report Details Preparation for Upcoming Bellwether Trials 2Health News:Federal Lipitor Lawsuits Progress, as New Status Report Details Preparation for Upcoming Bellwether Trials 3
... Seed Oil for ... SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 25 When it comes ... antioxidant and cell,membrane benefits, not everything with pomegranate ... extract that counts! The Murad Vitalic(R) line with,Energizing ...
... Fla., Feb. 25 The Quantum Group,Inc. (Amex: ... that,Noel J. Guillama, President & CEO, will present ... on Thursday, February 28, 2008, which will,be held ... The presentations will be held in the ...
... New Haven, Conn. Erin Lavik , an ... was honored recently by the Connecticut Technology Council ... , The annual event, now in its fourth year, ... as small business owners, entrepreneurs, researchers, community leaders and ...
... Most Oscar pundits are obsessed,with red-carpet fashion, but Hollywood ... Academy Awards with a critic,s eye for,the best and ... smiles and simply,adequate smiles are really easy to notice ... Oscar party at The Oaks Center for Cosmetic,Dentistry., ...
... EZ-Access Patcom to Streamline Hospital,s Operations and Revenue ... ... Keane, Inc., a $1,billion-plus global services firm that specializes in enabling,transformation of ... a contract with Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens,part of New York-based Mount ...
... global warming by making people more aware of their ... Satellite Navigation Competition, sponsored by ESAs Technology Transfer Programme, ... , Concerned about global warming, many people are now ... dioxide (CO2). One option is to use public transport ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Super Charge the Skin with Murad Vitalic(R) Featuring Energizing Pomegranate Complex(TM) 2Health News:Super Charge the Skin with Murad Vitalic(R) Featuring Energizing Pomegranate Complex(TM) 3Health News:The Quantum Group to Present at the Jesup & Lamont Emerging Growth Stock Conference on February 28th 2Health News:The Quantum Group to Present at the Jesup & Lamont Emerging Growth Stock Conference on February 28th 3Health News:Yale scientist honored for academic innovation and leadership 2Health News:Keane Wins Revenue Cycle Management Implementation With Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens 2Health News:Keane Wins Revenue Cycle Management Implementation With Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens 3Health News:Tracking your carbon footprint 2Health News:Tracking your carbon footprint 3
(Date:4/24/2015)... April 24, 2015  Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) has been ... in a row on the annual DiversityInc Top 50 Companies ... Top 50 Companies for Diversity on April 23 at an ... NPC also ranked second on the DiversityInc Top 10 Companies ... for Employee Resource Groups list. David ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI ) today announced that ... facility to $120 million from $50 million.  The amended ... company to increase borrowings by a total of up ... commitments from existing lenders or new lending institutions.  The ... 2018.   "The amended credit facility, together ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Spain , April 24, 2015  Elekta has ... Monaco® treatment planning system , enabling European clinics ... supports major treatment techniques including advanced 3D planning, IMRT, ... system. Monaco ... as well improved workflow efficiency. Advancements in 3D planning ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is first company to receive number one ranking two years in a row on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list 2Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is first company to receive number one ranking two years in a row on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list 3Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is first company to receive number one ranking two years in a row on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list 4Lannett Expands Revolving Credit Facility To $120 Million 2Elekta CE marks for Monaco v5.10 treatment planning system 2
... Artis dFC Magnetic Navigation was developed ... Magnetic catheter navigation is a unique, ... cardiology. Assisted by two cutting-edge magnets, ... catheter and guide wires through the ...
The AXIOM Artis TC is ideal for applications above and beyond standard cardioangiography, and features:, Single plane C-Arm, ceiling-mounted, Full-size CCD camera, ...
... system PLUS is ... transesophageal cardiovascular imaging system ... array echocardiography system that provides ... even on your most technically ...
MAGNETOM Symphony, an imaging system that offers 1.5T performance and top image quality in a short bore design....
Medicine Products: