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Follow-Up Tests of Leading Personal Care and Household Cleaning Brands Reveal Improvements in Levels of Carcinogenic 1,4-dioxane

... that assesses levels of the petrochemical carcinogen 1,4-dioxane in leading conventional as well as ... products testing at the highest levels for the carcinogen 1,4-dioxane were Dial, Palmolive, Head & ... Liquid Dish Soap had the highest levels of the carcinogen at an alarming 204 ppm (parts per million), ten ...

Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease

... Agent Orange was the herbicide used most often to accomplish this goal. The International Agency for Research on Cancer reclassified TCDD a group 1 carcinogen in 1997, a classification that also includes arsenic, asbestos and gamma radiation, according to background information in the study. The IOM's ...

Researchers find possible environmental causes for Alzheimer's, diabetes

... then alters gene expression and causes DNA damage. The researchers note that the role of nitrosamines has been well-studied, and their role as a carcinogen has been fully documented. The investigators propose that the cellular alterations that occur as a result of nitrosamine exposure are fundamentally ...

Wildlife faces cancer threat

... cancer, which is their second leading cause of death. One type of pollutant in these waterspolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (or PAHs)is a well-known carcinogen in humans, and PAHs are suspected carcinogens for beluga whales as well. Fish in other industrialized waterways, including brown bullhead catfish and ...

New Study Indicates Changes in Cigarette Design Have Increased Lung Cancer Risk and Tobacco Regulation Can Greatly Reduce Lung Cancer

... countries. One major known difference in cigarettes between the two countries is the lower levels of tobacco specific nitrosamines (a lung specific carcinogen for adenocarcinoma) in Australian cigarettes. The increased risk of adenocarcinoma in the U.S. may be explained by the higher levels of tobacco ...

Agent Orange Exposure Tied to Prostate Cancer Return

... exposure to Agent Orange, which was used during the Vietnam War, increases the risk for a number of health problems. Agent Orange contained a known carcinogen called dioxin, which is also found in herbicides and pesticides used by U.S. farmers, according to background information in the news release about ...

Charring Meat May Boost Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

... 60 percent more likely to get pancreatic cancer compared to those who ate steak less well done or did not eat steak. Researchers then estimated carcinogen intake based on overall meat consumption and doneness preferences. Those with highest intake had 70 percent higher risk than those with the lowest ...

Broccoli May Ward Off Serious Stomach Ailments

... eaters. " H. pylori is a known carcinogen," Fahey said. "The fact that we were able to reduce the effects of an infectious agent that is also a carcinogen gives us hope that if someone were to eat broccoli sprouts or broccoli regularly, it would reduce levels of H. pylori and, over a period of many ...

America's Beauty Show Challenges Toxic Salons

... the U.S. These dyes achieve stable and long-lasting colors, ranging from brown to black. A recently recognized concern relates to the potent carcinogen vinyl chloride, a propellant in some pressure sprays, which has been incriminated as a cause of fatal liver cancer. Another recent concern relates ...

Drug Inhibits Colon Cancer in Mice

... researchers gave enzastaurin daily to one group of mice and then exposed them, as well as a control group of mice that didn't receive the drug, to a carcinogen that causes colon tumors. After 22 weeks, 50 percent of the treated mice and 80 percent of the untreated mice had developed tumors. The tumors ...

Helicobacter pylori can multiply in autophagic vesicles

... infection will increase the risk to gastric adenocarcinoma and mucosa-associated lymphoid-tissue lymphoma. It has been classified as a class I carcinogen by the WHO. Despite intensive studies, and the award of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology for the discovery of the bacterium H. pylori by Robin ...

PEGASYS(R) Proven Effective as Hepatitis C Treatment for Latino Patients, According to Article in The New England Journal of Medicine

... with ribavirin therapy may result in a worsening of cardiac disease. Ribavirin is genotoxic and mutagenic and should be considered a potential carcinogen (see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS and ADVERSE REACTIONS in complete product information). PEGASYS is contraindicated in patients ...

Maslinic acid provides a natural defense against colon cancer

... as cancer of the colon. A wide range of studies in recent years has shown that triterpenoids hinder carcinogenesis by intervening in pathways such as carcinogen activation, DNA repair, cell cycle arrest, cell differentiation and the induction of apoptosis in cancer cells. Triterpenoids are compounds ...

Inexpensive Test Can Help Prevent Lung Cancer Caused By Radon

... Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger said today. "Homeowners can protect themselves and their families from this known carcinogen by using a test kit available for about $25 at hardware stores or by contacting a Pennsylvania certified radon laboratory," said Hanger. "If radon is ...

SNPs of ABC transporter genes linked to lung cancer risk

... Individuals with particular variants of certain genes involved in metabolizing the most potent carcinogen found in cigarette smoke have an increased risk of developing lung cancer. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the February 1, 2009 ...

Amanzi Tea offers free, natural 'Flu Shots' to New Yorkers

... test participants were given extracts of black tea, the equivalent of three or four cups a day, they were protected against the effects of a known carcinogen (Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol 38, p. 1085). The new Amanzi Tea bar and shop is located at 166 Chambers Street near Greenwich Avenue in ...

Study Links Agent Orange to Prostate Cancer in Vietnam Vets

... were sprayed during the war, contaminating both the ground and soldiers. The International Agency for Research on Cancer reclassified TCDD a group 1 carcinogen in 1997, a classification that also includes arsenic, asbestos and gamma radiation, according to background information with the study. Dr. Bruce ...

Smokeless Tobacco Products Do Raise Cancer Risk

... in Duarte, Calif. They noted that a technique called DNA-lesion footprinting, in conjunction with mutagenicity analysis, is currently used to find carcinogen signatures. They proposed this technique be used in cancer-relevant genes, which are commonly mutated in smoke-related lung cancer. In fact, this ...

Sounding out Congo Red

... notoriously difficult to dispose of in an environmentally benign way. Congo Red is an azo dye, it is toxic to many organisms and is a suspected carcinogen and mutagen. To give it its full name it is the disodium salt of ...

Radon: The Silent Home Invader That Can Kill

... a pipe, or pipes, to the air above the house where it is quickly diluted, Snead said. "The pipe discharges above the roof line, so this well-known carcinogen will dissipate into the atmosphere," he said. The pipes can work either passively, or with a fan used to pull air from the soil. The average cost ...

U of M Study Provides First Scientific Evidence That the Freedom to Breathe Act is Creating Healthier Workplaces for Hospitality Employees

... Study found an 85 percent decrease in carcinogen levels in study participants MINNEAPOLIS, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released today by the University of ...

Gene 'knockout' floors tobacco carcinogen

... teamed with colleagues from the University of Kentucky to knock out a gene known to turn nicotine into nornicotine. Nornicotine is a precursor to the carcinogen N-nitrosonornicotine (NNN). Varying percentages of nicotine are turned into nornicotine while the plant ages; nornicotine converts to NNN as the ...

Soaking Potatoes Before Frying Cuts Suspected Carcinogen

... by up to 23% THURSDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Soaking potatoes in water before frying cuts down on the formation of the suspected carcinogen acrylamide, says a a new, British study. Acrylamide is created when starch-rich foods are cooked at high temperatures, such as frying, baking, ...

Leading Asbestos-Cancer Group Urges Congress to Partner with Them and Support Funding Provisions in Asbestos Ban Legislation

... materials, and cement pipes; in automotive products like brake pads; and even in common consumer products like hair dryers. As a result, the carcinogen has permeated our homes, offices and schools. The EPA estimates that one asbestos product alone -- a highly toxic "vermiculite" insulation -- is ...

Reducing cancer panic

... emissions are much more likely to develop cancer than children who have played on climbing frames constructed from arsenic-treated timber but the carcinogen is the same. Until now there have only been mathematical risk assessments, which are complicated and of limited application. Our approach can ...

Cell-death receptor links cancer susceptibility and inflammation

... on their cells versus healthy controls developed larger and more tumors in their livers and other organs after being challenged with a chemical carcinogen or radiation. The team also bred TRAIL receptor knock-out mice with mice genetically engineered to get B-cell lymphomas that metastasize to the ....

Novel MRI Technique Shows Secondhand Smoke Damages Lungs

... at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In recent years, secondhand smoke has emerged as a public health threat. It has been classified as a carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency and has been linked to heart disease, lung cancer and a number of respiratory ailments, including asthma and ...

Novel MRI technique shows secondhand smoke damages lungs

... at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. In recent years, secondhand smoke has emerged as a public health threat. It has been classified as a carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency and has been linked to heart disease, lung cancer and a number of respiratory ailments, including asthma and ...

Skin Cancer Prevention Update:

... locations of melanoma in each gender. "Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, whether natural sunlight or artificial light used in indoor tanning, is a carcinogen that studies have shown directly increases a person's risk of developing skin cancer," said Dr. Read. "We're seeing an increase in skin cancers ...

Broccoli May Help Fight Skin Cancer

... substantially," Talalay said. "We believe, to the best of our knowledge, that this is the first demonstration of protection against a known human carcinogen in humans." One expert was excited by the discovery. "There is some interesting data here," said Dr. Vijay Trisal, an assistant professor of ...

American Academy of Dermatology Association Commends President Bush for Signing Tanning Accountability and Notification (TAN) Act

... in the United States annually. Of these, 2.3 million are teens. Indoor tanning equipment emits ultraviolet radiation which has been declared a known carcinogen by the Department of Health and Human Services. More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year. ...

Heat shock proteins are co-opted for cancer

... survival, protein synthesis and metabolism. In mice, an HSF1 deficiency drastically limited tumor formation induced by either a chemical carcinogen or a cancer-causing genetic mutation. Using cells from a variety of human tumors, Dai showed that depriving the cancer cells of HSF1 strongly ...

Acrylamide Won't Raise Breast Cancer Risk

... is one of 40 exploring various facets of a possible association between acrylamide and cancer. Acrylamide is classified as a "probable" human carcinogen but only based on earlier animal studies in which the animals were exposed to levels of acrylamide up to 100,000 times higher than that normally ...

Secondhand Workplace Smoke Hits Non-smokers Badly

... non-smokers, as they immediately absorb a potent carcinogen that is not considered safe at any level, a ... non-smoking workers have elevated levels of the carcinogen NNK, which is found in the body only as a result ... exposure, and that levels of this powerful carcinogen continue to increase the longer the person works ...

Non Smoking Workers Absorb the Carcinogen Immediately

... exposure, and that levels of this powerful carcinogen continue to increase the longer the person works ... is no longer a distant threat. The amount of this carcinogen increases even within a single work shift. ... on the Prevalence of a Tobacco-Specific Lung carcinogen Among Nonsmoking Bar and Restaurant Workers, was ...

Carcinogens found in Grilled chicken

... A dangerous carcinogen known as PhIP is present in grilled chicken served in seven national ... lethal disease." The National Toxicology Program in the Report on carcinogen has listed 2-amino-1methyk-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP), along ...

Soda Drinks Contain Benzene - A Carcinogen, Reports FDA

... US indicated that five of these showed the presence of benzene//, a carcinogen in much higher amount than the recommended 5 parts per billion for ... added that the beverage industry should not add chemicals that produce the carcinogen benzene to sodas and juices. It was only in the 1990s that FDA ...

Cancer Causing Chemicals Found In Urine Of Babies Whose Parents Smoke

... said. "NNAL is an accepted biomarker for uptake of the tobacco-specific carcinogen NNK. You don't find NNAL in urine except in people who are exposed to ... the babies in the current study. The newborn infants, however, took in the carcinogen directly from their mothers through their placentas rather than by ...

British company developing ‘Safer Cigarettes

... //their new range of “safer cigarette” which they feel will reduce the carcinogen exposure to smokers. The company is testing their new cigarettes to find its efficacy and carcinogen content exposure, the manufacturers are testing on cigarettes which does ...
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