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Firing clay in unvented kilns may be a source of exposure to dioxins

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Firing clay in unvented kilns could be a significant source of dioxins in people exposed regularly and over long periods, a new study suggests. The results came out of follow-up interviews with subjects who participated in the University of Michigan Dioxin Exposure Study, whi...

Exposure To Dioxins Affects Male Reproductive System

A new study by Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center indicates that exposure to TCDD, the most toxic dioxin toxin contained in the Agent Orange may influence// the male endocrine and reproductive systems in several ways, resulting in the limited growth of prostate gland or lowering testoste...

Benefits of Breastfeeding Outweigh Risk of Infant Exposure to Environmental Chemicals in Breastmilk

...an the potential risks associated with infant exposure to chemicals such as dioxins that may be present in breastmilk, according to a report published in the D...d on epidemiologic data, do not downplay the adverse effects of exposure to dioxins and other environmental toxins. However, the authors distinguish between th...

Be Green with B. Braun: Company Shares Expertise, Environmentally Responsible Products at ASHP 2008

...V products in 2007, more than 46,000 tons of material could have been recycled, rather than dumped in landfills or incinerated, which releases harmful dioxins in the air. In addition to providing the waste weight calculator and other environmental information, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services Inc...

1976 Italian Dioxin Release Damaged Babies' Thyroids

...known, during a 1976 incident at a chemical factory in Seveso, Italy. dioxins are a chemical byproduct of waste incineration that don't degrade and can accumulate in people. Previous studies have shown that women exposed to dioxins may have babies with damaged thyroid glands. Researchers at the Univer...

Mothers Pass Dangerous Toxins to Babies Through Breast Milk

...5 /PRNewswire/ -- A landmark study shows dangerous dioxins are passed directly from mother to baby via breast...n taking Chlorella than in the control group.(1) dioxins may be linked to developmental problems such as at...ged children. The fact that high concentrations of dioxins are in breast milk raised concerns about potential...

Environmental Toxins, Radiation May Be Tied to Breast Cancer

...isphenol, a chemical used to make plastics, epoxy resins and dental sealants Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (byproducts of combustion) Tobacco smoke dioxins Alkyphenols (industrial chemicals used in cleaning products) Metals including copper, cobalt, nickel and lead Parabens (anti-microbials used in...

Blood-Thinner Contaminant Traced to Chinese Plant

... week since late December 2007" trying to determine the nature of the contaminant. The company has so far ruled out a number of infectious pathogens, dioxins or the pufferfish toxin (tetrodoxin). "While Baxter's analysis is not complete, the company has evidence that the unknown material is a highly sul...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- Oct. 17, 2007

...els to women in an area without e-waste recycling. They analyzed levels of dioxins - compounds linked to cancer, developmental defects, and other health probl...an the World Health Organization tolerable daily limit for adults regarding dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs. The study includes descriptions of recycling methods,...

How Healthy Is A Regular Dose Of Cod Liver Oil?

...oducer of Cod-liver oil has removed many of its products off the shelf because of revelation that it contained dioxins, above the prescribed// limits. dioxins are usually by-products of the industrial processes, which are supposed to be obliterated by the manufacturing outfits. Though there is no imme...
dioxins in Biological News

Exposure to dioxins influences male reproductive system, study of Vietnam veterans concludes

A dioxin toxin contained in the herbicide Agent Orange affects male reproductive health by limiting the growth of the prostate gland and lowering testosterone levels, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a cohort study of more than 2,000 Air Force veterans who served during t...

UH team analyzes Hurricane Ike's effects on waterways, fish contamination

...s, or persistent organic pollutants, which include dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. We have a ...sed on past and current industrial pollutants." dioxins are primarily byproducts resulting from paper mill...ties. Rifai said her team believes the majority of dioxins found locally today are from historical sources. ...

Dioxins in food chain linked to breastfeeding ills

... Exposure to dioxins during pregnancy harms the cells in rapidly-changi...e way mammary glands develop during pregnancy." dioxins are generated mostly by the incineration of munici...in plastics. Most people are exposed through diet. dioxins gets into the food supply when air emissions settl...

Benefits of breastfeeding outweigh risk of infant exposure to environmental chemicals in breastmilk

...an the potential risks associated with infant exposure to chemicals such as dioxins that may be present in breastmilk, according to a report published in the D...d on epidemiologic data, do not downplay the adverse effects of exposure to dioxins and other environmental toxins. However, the authors distinguish between th...

Dioxin risk in soil and plant tissues after long-term biosolids application

...ter. However, the presence of detectable levels of dioxins in biosolids led to concerns that farmland application may result in accumulation of dioxins in soil and their subsequent translocation through... the human food chain because several congeners of dioxins have extremely high bioaccumulation potential. The...

The good, the bad and the smelly: USGS at the 2008 Coral Reef Symposium

...higher in Mali. DDE (a breakdown product of DDT) was also identified in Mali, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Trinidad samples. To date, DDT and carcinogenic dioxins and furans have been detected only in samples from Mali. Many of the identified contaminants are thought to be toxic to corals and other marine organi...

Salmon go veggie to save wild fish stocks

...ing canola oil instead of marine fish oil (e.g. anchovy oil) in fish feed will also reduce the accumulation of contaminants in salmon such as PCBs and dioxins that are present in wild marine fish. This new "vegetarian" dietary approach is increasingly being adopted and will likely be applied to many other cu...

Researchers develop new method for facile identification of proteins in bacterial cells

...known to consume the backbone of toxic polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans as a food source. The researchers already knew that feeding dioxins to RW1 would cause an increased enzyme level as the bacterium consumed the model pollutant. Their study shows that this increase can be easily identif...
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