Navigation Links
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study
Date:4/9/2013

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and the first year of life might increase the likelihood of developing certain childhood cancers, California researchers say.

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health collected data on children diagnosed with cancer before the age of 6 and local traffic exposure. The greater the traffic pollution, the higher the odds for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (white blood cell cancer), germ cell tumors (cancers of the testicles, ovaries and other organs) and eye cancer, they found.

These findings do not mean pollution actually causes these cancers, said lead researcher Julia Heck, an assistant researcher in the department of epidemiology. "This finding is an association, because nothing is proven yet," she said.

But the results do suggest that exposure to traffic pollution might increase risk for childhood cancers, Heck added. "Since this was the first study to report risks for these [uncommon childhood] cancers, these findings need to be confirmed in other studies," she said.

Areas of California are known for their unhealthy air. The state's topography and its warm, sunny climate tend to form and trap air pollutants, creating smog, according to the California Air Resources Board.

The researchers focused on pregnancy because certain cancers originate in the womb, Heck said.

But women shouldn't worry about their baby's risk for cancer based on this study, another expert said.

"There has been an association between air pollution and other diseases," said Dr. Rubin Cohen, director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis Center at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y. "We know that pollution causes asthma, and that is probably more real than the cancer issue."

Cohen isn't sure the association between pollu
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Mercury Exposure Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk
2. Office Workers May Face Exposure to Flame Retardant
3. Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Now Urges US Navy Veterans With Lung Cancer To Call Them If They Had Heavy Exposure To Asbestos On A US Navy Ship
4. Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Now Urges Families To Help Them Identify A Nonsmoker Loved One Who Had Exposure To Asbestos In The Workplace And Now Has Lung Cancer
5. Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Now Urges All Industrial Workers Who Had Exposure to Asbestos at Work and Now Have Lung Cancer to Call Them About Possible Compensation
6. Secondhand smoke exposure linked to signs of heart disease
7. Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center Urges Non Smokers Who Now Have Lung Cancer To Contact Them If They Had Exposure To Asbestos At Work-Possible Significant Compensation
8. Small molecules in the blood might gauge radiation effects after exposure
9. Early Exposure to Gluten May Help Babies Avoid Celiac Risk: Study
10. Exposure to Smog in Early Pregnancy Linked to Complications
11. Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Tied to Tinier Babies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study
(Date:9/16/2014)... September 16, 2014 Recently, BuyTopDress.com, one ... has unveiled its new collection of elegant graduation ... these brand new items are on sale on the ... from 23 to 63 percent off. , These ... and design. They are available in a lot of ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Dr. ... the launch of ACLsurgeryLA.com , a specialty website ... injuries. As an avid sports lover and athlete, ... for treatment and recovery from injuries to maintain active, ... to offer patients a resource dedicated specifically to ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 2014 MEDICC Review today ... genetics in Cuba. Although the articles do not ... are intrinsically connected, since cancers begin with errors in ... full spectrum of cancer control, from primary prevention to ... topic of an exclusive interview with National Medical ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Lambda Solutions, a ... systems , is excited to welcome Stewart Rogers ... Harvey, Sales Executive at Lambda Solutions comments, “Product leadership will ... right candidate to do so. Learning and talent management is ... changes to help clinical learning and talent development in the ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 *To ... Birmingham, AL, visit Achieve Clinical Research on the web ( ... For those who qualify:, There is ... required , Compensation may be provided for ... stands, pneumonia and influenza are the eighth leading cause of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cheap Graduation Dresses Now Provided Online At BuyTopDress.com 2Health News:Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgeon Spotlights ACL Conditions With New Website 2Health News:Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgeon Spotlights ACL Conditions With New Website 3Health News:MEDICC Review Journal Dedicates Double Issue to Cancer and Genetics 2Health News:MEDICC Review Journal Dedicates Double Issue to Cancer and Genetics 3Health News:Stewart Rogers Joins Lambda Solutions as Director of Product Management 2Health News:Stewart Rogers Joins Lambda Solutions as Director of Product Management 3Health News:The Team at Achieve Clinical Research is Enrolling Qualified Individuals to Participate in a Pneumonia Vaccine Clinical Trial in Birmingham, Alabama 2Health News:The Team at Achieve Clinical Research is Enrolling Qualified Individuals to Participate in a Pneumonia Vaccine Clinical Trial in Birmingham, Alabama 3
... Sciton Inc., a manufacturer,of laser and ... announced the introduction of an additional fractional,device, ... features,-- significantly higher speed, and user-controlled, variable-depth ... results and excellent practice,economics., Up to ...
... Babies born,preterm were more than twice as likely ... a new analysis of nearly 7 million U.S.,live births ... and,Child Health Journal., Preterm birth, live birth before ... according to the March of Dimes. More than,a half ...
... that the frequency with which critically-ill patients developed,ventilator-associated ... medical center such as Mayo Clinic compared to ... National Healthcare Safety,Network (NHSN). This is good news ... generally strong across the U.S. in intensive care ...
... Dots beads led to a voluntary recall of the product ... that the potentially toxic chemical 1,4-butanediol (BD) had been used ... in the manufacture of the beads. , A new study, ... Irvine confirms these reports, finding that Aqua Dots contained no ...
... Inc. (OTC,Bulletin Board: SYMD) announced today that its Board ... The shareholder rights plan is,designed to ensure that shareholders ... an attempted takeover of the company and to protect ... plan,was not approved for adoption as a result of ...
... But, it may not be for every patient, one expert ... advanced prostate cancer that hasn,t spread beyond the gland should ... removed, a new long-term study says. , "What we are ... men who were treated with radiation and those who weren,t," ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sciton Introduces ProFractional-XC(TM), High-Speed, Dual-Mode Fractional Laser 2Health News:Analysis of Millions of U.S. Births Shows Association Between Birth Defects and Preterm Birth 2Health News:Mayo Clinic Research Shows U.S. Intensive Care Units' Prevention of Pneumonia in Critically-ill Patients Generally Strong; Identifies Area of Improvement 2Health News:Mayo Clinic Research Shows U.S. Intensive Care Units' Prevention of Pneumonia in Critically-ill Patients Generally Strong; Identifies Area of Improvement 3Health News:Study finds that recalled Aqua Dots did contain poisonous chemical 2Health News:SyntheMed, Inc. Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan 2Health News:Radiation Improves Survival for Advanced Prostate Cancer 2Health News:Radiation Improves Survival for Advanced Prostate Cancer 3
(Date:9/16/2014)... Sept. 16, 2014  Wearable sports and activity ... less than two years, producing a massive amount ... huge opportunity exists for leveraging this data to ... ) introduced a first-of-its-kind wearable analytics platform for ... of clinical research linking activity and health risks, ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Sept. 16, 2014  Relmada Therapeutics, Inc., (OTCBB: RLMD), ... of chronic pain, announced today that it has entered ... (MSKCC) in a series of animal studies for levorphanol, ... extended release form of levorphanol.  Gavril Pasternak, MD, PhD, ... Dr. Pasternak said, "Levorphanol is a ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 2014 Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... health care products and services to office-based dental, ... Stanley M. Bergman, Henry Schein,s Chairman of the Board and ... services panel at the Leerink Partners Services Roundtable on Tuesday, ... Dr. Stohler, Dean of Columbia University,s College of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Doctors Launch Initiative to Bridge Gap Between Wearables and Meaningful Health Data 2Doctors Launch Initiative to Bridge Gap Between Wearables and Meaningful Health Data 3Relmada Therapeutics Enters Into Agreement with Memorial Sloan Kettering to Better Clarify Unique Mechanism of Action for LevoCap ER 2Relmada Therapeutics Enters Into Agreement with Memorial Sloan Kettering to Better Clarify Unique Mechanism of Action for LevoCap ER 3Henry Schein To Present At The Leerink Partners Services Roundtable 2
The ADx system uses fluorescence polarization immunoassay technology for the detection of abused drugs and toxicology assays....
Innotrac Aio! immunoanalyzers are specially designed to exploit the benefits of Innotrac Diagnostics' exclusive dry chemistry and non-enhancement time-resolved fluorometry....
... The Access immunoassay system ... access benchtop analyzer that ... assays, with panels that ... thyroid, infectious disease, blood ...
...
Medicine Products: