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Household Pollutants Found To Increase Asthma Risk

...benzene and toluene. For every 10-unit increase in benzene and toluene, asthma risk increased nearly two and three times, respectively....

Breathing Cancer Causing Compounds During Pregnancy Found To Affect Offspring

...e organic compounds besides 1,3-butadiene (such as benzene and benz(a)pyrene), and dioxins. Researchers conclude saying that results of their study point to a need for new policy regulations aimed at controlling cancer-causing atmospheric emissions, particularly 1,3-butadiene, along with a redirection of ch...

Chronic Exposure To Benzene May Result In Dysplasia

... leukemia. Hematotoxicity following chronic benzene exposure has been recognized for over a century, a...vations indicate that previous chronic exposure to benzene is associated with the development of BM dysplasia, and suggest that a reactive inflammatory process...

Benzene Slick In China Highlights Water Pollution

...k polluted water, is now in sharp focus due to the benzene slick moving down the Songhua river, causing the s...quoted Wu as saying. The estimated 100 tonnes of benzene polluting the Songhua river near Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, leaked into the river...

Running Water Restored In Chinese City

...w's ambassador to Beijing for damage caused by the benzene spill, which is flowing toward a city in the Russian Far East. Officials in Khabarovsk were preparing emergency plans including the possible shutdown of its water system. Meanwhile, authorities in southwest China, where another chemical plant accide...

Explosion Worsens Conditions Of Patients With Respiratory Disorder.

...g of fuel but sometimes carcinogenic products like benzene would also be one of the components causing harm to the general public. But so far no carcinogens have yet been identified....

High Levels Of Cancer Chemical Found In Soft Drinks

...and vitamin C (ascorbic acid) could react to yield benzene as a by-product. This is especially important as b...urged the Government to reveal the identity of the benzene containing products. This would be very important as a lot of children and teenagers consume soft dr...

Jets Can Now Be Propelled By Coal-based Fuel

...sed fuel is lower in aromatics – such compounds as benzene and toluene – than conventional jet fuels and is almost sulfur free. From an energy point of view, JP900 produces almost exactly the same Btu as JP8. Not only does JP900 meet most of the specification for JP8, but it also has the high flash point ...

Chemicals causing Cancer Found In Soft Drinks In UK

...the WHO levels. The Food Standards Agency traced benzene during a survey of 150 drinks on sale in Britain. ... a BBC investigation revealed industry data showed benzene levels at up to eight times recommended UK levels. Two companies have already withdrawn their drinks...

The Multi-Faceted Chemical Benzene

... infection. Some women who breathed high levels of benzene for many months had irregular menstrual periods an...alth And Human Services (DHHS) has determined that benzene is a known human carcinogen. Hematologic neoplasms such as Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) have b...

Pepsi company in a lawsuit(soup)!

...which can and do produce the carcinogenic chemical benzene when exposed to heat and light." The action means benzene lawsuits have now been filed against soft drinks firms in five different US states. Citing health c...

Soda Drinks Contain Benzene - A Carcinogen, Reports FDA

...ne lot was found to have 79.2 parts per billion of benzene AquaCal Strawberry Flavored Water Beverage - one ...rmation too had its own limitations; the increased benzene levels were only in one of the production samples and hence not necessarily in all the products from...

More Benzene In Soft Drinks Pack Carcinogenic Hazard

...ned to adhere to quality standards when caught for benzene contamination in bottled drinks in U.K. Florida ...ency in connection with Mr. Luik claimed about the benzene contamination. He has mistaken that the benzene in Perrier was not due to contamination. It was due ...

Lakhs of Indians Exposed to High Levels of Poisonous Gases

...ound from the air samples, of which cancer-causing benzene was recorded at 104 times higher than safe levels. Releasing the report, Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said India lacked the mechanism to monitor and regulate toxic gases in ambient air and hoped the report will ...

Ireland: Two diet drinks off the shelf due to benzene

...s food control body discovered unhealthy levels of benzene in two diet drinks, which has resulted in the manu...hat manufacturers can use certain methods to avoid benzene formation in the drinks. Benzene, a potential cancer causing agent, is capable of forming in the d...

Soft Drink Companies Settle Lawsuit

...r using chemicals in their drinks, which increased benzene formation. Presence of vitamin C and potassium o...r lawsuits. The World Health Organization limits benzene in water as 10 parts per billion in drinking water, while the FDA limits it at 5 parts per billion. ...

Ethanol Could Be Damaging for Human Health, New Study Says

...cles reduce atmospheric levels of two carcinogens, benzene and butadiene, but increase two others - formaldeh...e enhancer, it can cut emissions of cancer-causing benzene and butadiene by more than 50%. Such are the claims made. President George W Bush sees it as part ...

Today Cancer is the Deadliest Killer

...ports. Thousands develop leukemia from exposure to benzene from the dye, drugs, pesticides and other related ...dy of occupational cancer resulting from asbestos, benzene and other carcinogens is that it takes so long for science to be translated into protective action,"...

25 Pesticides Banned in India, Others Face Partial Curbs

...nned' pesticides and formulations list are aldrin, benzene hexachloride, calcium cyanide, chlordane, copper acetoarsenite, cibromochloropropane, endrin, ethel mercury chloride, ethyl parathion, heptachlor, menzaone, nitrofen, paraquat dimethyl suplhate, pentachlorophenol, phenyl mercury acetate, sodium metha...

Soft Drink Additive Could Cause Cell Damage

...genic substance. A Food Standards Agency survey of benzene in drinks last year found high levels in four brands which were removed from sale. Now, an expert in ageing at Sheffield University, who has been working on sodium benzoate since publishing a research paper in 1999, has decided to speak out about a...

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