Navigation Links
Toxic Waste Sites Cause ‘Healthy Years of Life Lost’ for People Living in India, Philippines and Indonesia
Date:5/6/2013

aces toxic 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.

About the Department of Preventive Medicine

Mount Sinai’s Department of Preventive Medicine is internationally renowned for excellence in preventive medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, community health, and environmental pediatrics. The department is among the largest medical school departments of preventive medicine in the United States. Its mission is to prevent disease, protect the environment, and promote health in all the c
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Flame-Retardant Chemicals Could Be Toxic to Kids
2. National study of nanomaterial toxicity sets stage for policies to address health risks
3. Lipsticks, Glosses Contain Toxic Metals: Report
4. Troubling levels of toxic metals found in lipstick
5. BPA Added To California’s Toxic Chemicals List Making BPA-Free Dental Products from PureLife More Attractive
6. Oil Industry's Addiction to Toxic Disperants Costing Everyone Billions
7. Certain bacteria suppress production of toxic shock toxin: Probiotic potential looms
8. Ongoing Litigation Over Failed DePuy and Stryker Hip Implants Continue Driving Traffic to Number One Website for Cobalt Chromium Toxicity Information
9. Toxicity map of brain may help protect cognition for cancer patients
10. Higher levels of several toxic metals found in children with autism
11. Society of Toxicology honors members for scientific achievements
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/1/2014)... protein beta-amyloid is strongly associated with Alzheimer,s disease; however, ... peptide is the causal agent of the onset and ... confirmation is that beta-amyloid is not harmful when found ... when it self-assembles to form the so-called amyloid fibrils ... beta-amyloid alone, but with multiple ones because each aggregate ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Patients with increased inflammation, including those receiving ... risk of depression. For example, a 6-month treatment ... virus infection causes depression in approximately 30% of ... known as fish oil, have a long list ... heart disease and reducing triglyceride levels. These nutritional ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 2014 Insuranceragents.info has released a ... life insurance plan for vulnerable family members. , Life ... members. Providers in the family should always carry a ... hardships for the rest of the family. , ... can benefit more from temporary coverage or from a ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 ... networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today the ... Executive® and Project of the Year Awards ... makers representing organizations in financial services, commercial, ... large-scale technology endeavors that address key issues ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... October 01, 2014 Between 23 million ... the U.S., according to figures from the National Institutes ... Association (AARDA), and many of them have something else ... having undiagnosed celiac disease. Gluten Free Therapeutics, makers ... of undiagnosed celiac disease by publishing a series of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Laying siege to beta-amyloid, the key protein in Alzheimer's disease 2Health News:Omega-3 fatty acids may prevent some forms of depression 2Health News:Life Insurance for Families - Clients Can Compare Affordable Rates Online! 2Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 2Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 3Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 4Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 5Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 6Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 7Health News:Informative New Blog Series Underscores Link Between Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmune Disorders 2Health News:Informative New Blog Series Underscores Link Between Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmune Disorders 3
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay ... the procedure, which involves threading a camera through the ... a new study has found that patients overwhelmingly preferred ... colon scan. Colonoscopy has long been the ...
... Researchers in the United Kingdom have determined that ... properties, can be an effective treatment option for ... life-threatening complication that occurs in the majority of ... the leading cause of mortality after the first ...
... cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial disorders face ... serious airway, feeding, speech and hearing problems, as well ... of Loyola University Medical Center and colleagues write in ... North America . "The management of patients with ...
... -- Researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph,s ... the public perceives some magic tricks in recent studies ... and sports. Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD, of Barrow,s Laboratory ... Laboratory of Behavioral Neurophysiology are well known for their ...
... (May 22, 2012) Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University ... developing a new therapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) ... kill leukemia cells much more effectively when combined than ... the journal Blood, the results of a study led ...
... for a female song sparrow to stray from her breeding ... new study shows that sleeping around can be costly. ... Naturalist, found that offspring conceived outside sparrows, social pairs ... The findings throw a monkey wrench into theories about why ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Patients Prefer More Invasive Form of Colon Scan: Study 2Health News:Patients Prefer More Invasive Form of Colon Scan: Study 3Health News:Study shows antibiotic improves respiratory function in lung transplant patients 2Health News:Cleft lip/palate cause much more than cosmetic problems 2Health News:Barrow researchers use magic for discoveries 2Health News:VCU Massey Cancer Center sees potential in novel leukemia treatment 2Health News:VCU Massey Cancer Center sees potential in novel leukemia treatment 3Health News:For monogamous sparrows, it doesn't pay to stray (but they do it anyway) 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... Mass. , Sept. 30, 2014  Hologic, Inc. ... Stephen MacMillan , Hologic,s President and Chief Executive Officer, ... Ceremony on October 1, the first day of Breast ... discuss the Company,s campaign focused on the important benefits ... approved by the FDA as clinically superior to traditional ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 This ... for molecular imaging informatics solutions including nuclear imaging ... and comparison. The study assesses the size of ... 2010 and 2013, and projects future growth based ... as the dynamics taking place in the broader ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 Aileron Therapeutics, ... Summary Global Markets Direct,s, ,Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. ... overview of the Aileron Therapeutics, Inc.,s pharmaceutical research ... information on the current therapeutic developmental pipeline of ... various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Hologic to Kick Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the October 1 NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Ceremony 2Hologic to Kick Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the October 1 NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Ceremony 3Analysis of the US Molecular Imaging Informatics Market 2Analysis of the US Molecular Imaging Informatics Market 3Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 2Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 3
... nationally recognized, certified practice management and electronic ... its annual Customer Conference at the Magic City,s renowned ... A record 361 attendees registered for this ... last year,s figures. "Spotlight on Success" was chosen as ...
... RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 19, 2011 Boehringer Ingelheim ... (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) capsules has received preferred ... Part D plans through its pharmacy benefits manager, ... include AARP Medicare Rx and AARP MedicareComplete from ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SuccessEHS "Spotlight on Success" Customer Conference Begins 2Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) Capsules Gains Preferred Formulary Status with AARP®, Nation's Largest Provider of Medicare Part D Coverage 2Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) Capsules Gains Preferred Formulary Status with AARP®, Nation's Largest Provider of Medicare Part D Coverage 3Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) Capsules Gains Preferred Formulary Status with AARP®, Nation's Largest Provider of Medicare Part D Coverage 4Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) Capsules Gains Preferred Formulary Status with AARP®, Nation's Largest Provider of Medicare Part D Coverage 5Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) Capsules Gains Preferred Formulary Status with AARP®, Nation's Largest Provider of Medicare Part D Coverage 6
... III DLE (Drug List Editor) Multi-Channel Infusion ... infusion technology. The instrument combines three independent ... versatility in an unparalleled small size. Now ... III Infusion System simplifies the delivery of ...
... powerful workflow tools such as messaging, electronic ... and customized flow sheets with a robust ... for paper charts. This non-proprietary solution ... now and can easily integrate with all ...
... 2,000 medical clinics nation wide, every working ... ChartingPlus relies heavily on a user-friendly interface ... documentation quality and increase productivity in a ... is specific to your medical specialty. Each ...
... MRAnywhere stands for Medical ... Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software ... charts from within your office, ... Wide Web. MRAnywhere offers conversion ...
Medicine Products: