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Dangers Lurking in the Garden in Britain

...s. But their very attractiveness is what creates a hazard for small children, who may be tempted to put toxi... While ingested plant poisons are the most common hazard for small children, people who come into contact with poison ivy do not wash their hand immediately....

Mercury in Antiques can Pose a Hazard - Study

...s last summer. "I didn't really think it was the hazard that it became," Smith said. "I grew up in the day...t's hard to clean up, and can become an inhalation hazard if it vaporizes.Dr. Wanda Lizak Wells of the New York state Department of Health, co-author of the s...

EU Move Against Mercury Should Be Adopted in India: NGO

...e list of deadly contaminants considered a serious hazard to health and environment. "And since India is the second largest user and importer of the heavy metal, after China, this development is nothing short of a turning point". In July last year, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Namo Nar...

Shisha Owners Mobilise Against July 1 Smoking Ban in England

... to smoke tobacco poses a serious potential health hazard to smokers and others to the smoke emitted." It found that the regular water pipe smoker is exposed to larger amounts of nicotine, carbon monoxide and certain other toxins than the typical cigarette smoker. It points out that the force needed to ...

Indoor Smoking Bans Creating Unhealthy Outdoor Second-hand Smoke Zones

...blishments, which bans the fag, is posing a health hazard of its own, as there has been an increase of pollutants from it. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Luke Naeher at the University of Georgia College of Public Health. "Athens is a college town, and we have thousands of colle...

Experts to Develop New Weapons Against Food Poisoning

...ently released data showing that the contamination hazard due to Campylobacter remains high, and may be increasing because the pathogen has also started to demonstrate resistance to several common antibiotics....

Stop Smoking, Start Living: World No Tobacco Day

...it ! Secondary tobacco smoking is also a health hazard and is capable of causing grave illnesses like cancer, serious respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in both children and adults, often leading to premature death. There is no safe level at which passive smoking can be done and the only method to ...

Dietary Vitamin B6, B12 and Folate, may Decrease Pancreatic Cancer Risk Among Leans

...at one carbon nutrients either pose a benefit or a hazard to most people, but they note that it is the best analysis that can be performed outside of a randomized clinical trial....

25 Pesticides Banned in India, Others Face Partial Curbs

...nning" pesticides was that some "involved a health hazard to human beings, animals and damage to the environment". Kulshrestha added that others had been placed in the "withdrawn" list, as "these are likely to cause risk to human beings and animals as their safety cannot be fully established for want of c...

Cuba is Exporting Healthcare Now

...or cope with long-term disabilities. When a health hazard like dengue fever or malaria is identified, there is a coordinated nationwide effort to eradicate it. Cubans no longer suffer from diphtheria, rubella, polio, or measles and they have the lowest AIDS rate in the Americas, and the highest rate of trea...

No Increased Risk of Certain Cancers from Electromagnetic Fields Among Energy Workers

Electromagnetic fields do not pose a health hazard to workers in the electrical energy supply industry, suggests a large study of 28,000 people, published ahead of print in// Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Exposure to low frequency electromagnetic fields of 50 to 60 Hz has been implicated...

Satraplatin Benefits Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Patients

...ts using the protocol-specified log-rank test. The hazard ratio of 0.6 (95% CI: 0.5-0.7, p These hazard ratio numbers correspond to a reduction in relative risk of disease progression of 40% and 33%, resp...

Food Preparation may Play a Bigger Role in Chronic Disease

...wever, should be dealt with as an important health hazard now, rather than later." Source-EurekalertBR>SRM/B...

Massive Recall of Magnetic Toys in US

... of 2006, the CPSC alerted parents to the emerging hazard of magnets. Even so, children continue to be treated in emergency rooms across the country for complications due to ingesting magnets or toy components with magnets. If two or more magnets, two or more magnet components, or a magnet and another met...

Cellulose Nanocrystal Research Paves the Way for Newer Vaccines, Computer Inks

...sks as well, as the powder can be a serious health hazard if inhaled. The ink jet printing allows for a safe method of deposition of the nanocrystals. Source-Eurekalert SA...

Screening by Private Companies Must Be Regulated: NSC

...s becoming increasingly popular and is not without hazard if done in an unprepared way. "Working to national standards would bring added peace of mind”, he added. At the same time there were protests from private institutions that this was not the case. Dr. Peter Mace, assistant director of Bupa wellne...

Smoke - At the Risk of Your Face, Skin and Health

The health hazard of smoking is well known. But there is one more effect of smoking that one can visibly spot; smoking can make you look old, when you are actually// not. It has a negative impact on the skin all over the body. Dermatology researchers in the U.S. inv...

Tasmanian Car Smoking Ban Sets Good Example For Other Governments

...,” Dr Haikerwal said. “It removes another health hazard from our kids and will hopefully convince smokers to make their cars a total smoke-free zone or, better still, give up the killer habit totally. “The fruit-flavoured cigarettes are another Big Tobacco trick that had to be outlawed. “The AMA congr...

An Anti-rabies Campaign With Bite

...me is zilch." With rabies causing a major health hazard in India and the government machinery not equipped to cope with the problem, it remains to be seen if the authorities realise the potential of the non-governmental organisations like PFA which runs Asia's biggest animal hospital ASHARI here besides a...

Car Airbags Will Cause Permanent Hearing Loss in 17 Percent

...ow common everyday occurrences present a very real hazard to our hearing.” Sorce-Newswise...

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