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More Benzene In Soft Drinks Pack Carcinogenic Hazard

John Luik, argued that public should demand that soda companies are adhering to the standard for drinking water regarding benzene//. TCS is supported by a small group of sponsors: like the American Beverage Association [and then it lists others such as McDonalds]. He added that the drinking wat...

Soda Drinks Contain Benzene - A Carcinogen, Reports FDA

Tests conducted on 100 soft drinks and beverages by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), 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 drinking water. FDA had alerted these companies, and th...

Chronic Exposure To Benzene May Result In Dysplasia

Autoimmune-mediated bone marrow injury is an early or predisposing event in the pathogenesis of benzene-induced persistent hematopoietic disease, according to recent // research which appears online on September 23 in the journal Leukemia Research. Myelodysplastic syndrome is a heterogeneo...

Ireland: Two diet drinks off the shelf due to benzene

Ireland’s food control body discovered unhealthy levels of benzene in two diet drinks, which has resulted in the manufacturers withdrawing// the drinks from the market. The two drinks that have been withdrawn are C&C (Ireland) Ltd.'s Club Diet Lemon and Rose's Diabetic Squash Concentrate. Str...

The Multi-Faceted Chemical Benzene

Benzene is the 17th most abundantly produced chemical in the United States. It is obtained primarily from crude petroleum. It is a colorless or light yellow liquid at room temperature//. It has a sweet odor and is highly flammable. It is formed from both natural processes and human activities. Benz...

Chinese Drywall Litigation & Insurance Conference July 28 in San Francisco

...n Conferences LLC is an independent, nationally accredited provider of multi-media legal programs covering mass torts such as asbestos, lead paint and benzene litigation, pharmaceutical products liability, insurance, reinsurance, financial, and construction defect litigation. Contact: Shar...

UGA researchers achieve breakthrough in effort to develop tiny biological fuel cells

...ach." Using this approach, the scientists laid down a single layer of thiophene as the film's initial coating, then built up chains of thiophene or benzene using a controlled polymerization technique. Their research, funded by the Petroleum Research Foundation, was published in the June issue of the journ...

Benzene Litigation Conference July 24

...ckston of Dallas. "This is a state-of-the-art benzene litigation conference," said co-chairman Metzger, who said the panel will "update benzene litigators regarding benzene-containing products currently in litigation, cases regarding the benzene metabolite hydroquinone, recent scientific researc...

City Kids May Breathe Easier in the Country

... were after just a few days of cleaner air." Some of the problem pollutants in the air of industrialized countries are ozone, carbon monoxide and benzene - all of which can trigger emergency room visits and hospitalizations of asthmatic children. "In addition, we have new data suggesting that ultrafine ...

PA DEP Finds Air Quality Around Schools to be Safe

...er County; chromium and manganese Wayne Middle School, Erie County; benzene and naphthalene Stony Brook Elementary School, York County; benzene and chromium. Phoenixville Area Kindergarten Center, Chester County...

Toxic Causation Training Day for Attorneys

...s Judge Sandra Mazer Moss. The event, titled "Introduction of General & Specific Causation Evidence in Toxic Tort Cases" will focus on lead, benzene and asbestos. HB Litigation Conferences LLC, formerly Mealey's Conferences, scheduled the program for the convenience of busy attorneys who need this...

Temporary Cease Fires Not Enough for Humanitarian Aid Groups Working in Gaza

... Israeli protocol for supply shipments that processes approvals in one week. Re-supply of cash to banking institutions. Re-supply of benzene and diesel fuel. Safe passage for U.N. and NGO vehicles delivering supplies throughout the Gaza strip. Aid groups are continu...

Health Hazards in Household Cleaners Exposed

... paints, tobacco smoke and other household chemicals, according to the study, which appeared in a recent issue of Environmental Health Perspectives . benzene and acetone are two commonly used VOCs. The volatile organic compound known as 1,4 DCB is the chemical that gives mothballs their distinctive odor. It...

Researchers confirm benzene-like electron delocalization of important molecule

...c and isostructural to the fundamentally important benzene molecule. Given the appearance of benzene derivatives in biomedical research and materials s...team reports that, by using a structural approach, benzene surrogates known as 1,2-dihydro-1,2-azaborines pos...

Natural Solutions May Issue Illustrates 'Cocktail Effect' of Everyday Toxins; Offers Tips to Reduce Toxic Load

...gents that emits chloroform gas when combined with chlorinated water and can cause liver and kidney damage. Avoid antibacterial products. -- benzene -- a petrochemical found in tobacco smoke, gasoline, exhaust, and industrial emissions. Long-term exposure may increase the risk of leukemia, ...

Attenuation of NASH by stimulation of free fatty acid metabolism

...istration of the widely used anti-epileptic drug, Phenobarbital, and in mice, by the potent synthetic inducer, 1, 4-bis-(2-(3, 5,-dichloropyridyloxy)) benzene (TCPOBOP). CAR is viewed as a general hepato-protective response factor, as it detoxifies potentially injurious endo- and xenobiotics, and serves as a...

Vaporisers Make Marijuana Safe for Medicinal Use Compared to Smoking

... Several previous studies have shown that such devices do not produce harmful toxins released through smoking cannabis that include carbon monoxide, benzene and a host of compounds known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, many of which are known carcinogens. But the current study is the first to ...

Soft Drink Additive Could Cause Cell Damage

...t cancer because when mixed with the additive vitamin C in soft drinks, it causes benzene, a carcinogenic 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 b...

25 Pesticides Banned in India, Others Face Partial Curbs

...estern North America, have been reported allegedly from the use of monocrotophos. On the 'banned' pesticides and formulations list are aldrin, benzene hexachloride, calcium cyanide, chlordane, copper acetoarsenite, cibromochloropropane, endrin, ethel mercury chloride, ethyl parathion, heptachlor, men...

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... on the usage of tobacco. The industries which use benzene should make use of...

Ethanol Could Be Damaging for Human Health, New Study Says

... 'We found that E85 vehicles reduce atmospheric levels of two carcinogens, benzene and butadiene, but increase two others - formaldehyde and acetaldehyde,' Ja...-cycle basis. As an octane enhancer, it can cut emissions of cancer-causing benzene and butadiene by more than 50%. Such are the claims made. President Geo...

Soft Drink Companies Settle Lawsuit

...en to court by parents for using chemicals in their drinks, which increased benzene formation. Presence of vitamin C and potassium or sodium benzoate in ...re also facing similar lawsuits. The World Health Organization limits benzene in water as 10 parts per billion in drinking water, while the FDA limits it...

Lakhs of Indians Exposed to High Levels of Poisonous Gases

...said that in the busy traffic intersection at ITO in the national capital, 18 toxic chemicals were found 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 ...

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 f... Citing health concerns FDA has stressed that benzene levels it has found so far did not pose an immedia...

Chemicals causing Cancer Found In Soft Drinks In UK

...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....o would do so immediately. The FSA found levels of benzene at nearly times the WHO's guidelines. Announc...

Jets Can Now Be Propelled By Coal-based Fuel

...er than required for JP8, a lower viscosity and freezing point and a higher smoke point. The coal-based 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. ...

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 ... studies be conducted to analyze the safe level of benzene in soft drinks. FSA, the government watchdog...

Explosion Worsens Conditions Of Patients With Respiratory Disorder.

...neral respiratory illness. The Health Officials concluded that the fire mainly was due to burning 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. ...

Running Water Restored In Chinese City

...n on November 13, Xinhua said. The 50-mile long spill caused by 100 tons of benzene had passed through Harbin, pushing the safety limits far down. The spil...l public apology to Moscow's ambassador to Beijing for damage caused by the benzene spill, which is flowing toward a city in the Russian Far East. Officials...

Benzene Slick In China Highlights Water Pollution

...inese, who regularly drink polluted water, is now in sharp focus due to the benzene slick moving down the Songhua river, causing the suspension of drinking wat...used," the newspaper quoted Wu as saying. The estimated 100 tonnes of benzene polluting the Songhua river near Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang provin...

Breathing Cancer Causing Compounds During Pregnancy Found To Affect Offspring

...en oxides (which come from the burning of oils, particularly engine oils), other non-methane volatile 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 contro...

Household Pollutants Found To Increase Asthma Risk

...o have asthma than those who were not exposed. The highest risks were for benzene, followed by ethylbenzene and toluene. For every 10-unit increase in benzene and toluene, asthma risk increased nearly two and three times, respectively. ...
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