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Louisville schools Portland over toxic air - The Courier-Journal - The Courier-Journal

Sun, 2016-03-13 11:49

The Courier-Journal

Louisville schools Portland over toxic air - The Courier-Journal
The Courier-Journal
Louisville has lessons to teach soggy Portland, Ore., where toxic air has even settled into tree moss.

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Legislature missed an opportunity to reduce skin cancer, critics say - Arizona Daily Star

Sun, 2016-03-13 01:02

Arizona Daily Star

Legislature missed an opportunity to reduce skin cancer, critics say
Arizona Daily Star
“When we are talking about carcinogens we are usually talking about something unnatural,” Levy said. “What I am saying is the issue needs a massive dose of nuance. Proponents of the bill are unwilling to acknowledge that.” A safe level of sunlight for ...

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E-cigarette use on the rise among youths - Dothan Eagle: Local - Dothan Eagle

Sat, 2016-03-12 20:08

Dothan Eagle

E-cigarette use on the rise among youths - Dothan Eagle: Local
Dothan Eagle
While conventional cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students is down, e-cigarette use is on the rise.

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Maharashtra FDA to test J&J talcum powder for carcinogens - domain-B

Sat, 2016-03-12 06:27

Maharashtra FDA to test J&J talcum powder for carcinogens
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The Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration on Wednesday sent samples of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder for laboratory testing, a weak after a US jury ordered the cosmetics giant to pay a compensation of $72 million to the family of a woman who ...

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Volunteer firefighters push for cancer coverage bill - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Fri, 2016-03-11 23:31

Volunteer firefighters push for cancer coverage bill
WatertownDailyTimes.com
Under current state guidelines, he said, municipal firefighters who are paid to fight fires receive medical coverage for a cancer caused by carcinogens encountered on the job. “But volunteers don't get that same coverage, and neither do federal ...

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How Portland learned its air was toxic – and failed to fix it - OregonLive.com

Fri, 2016-03-11 21:47

OregonLive.com

How Portland learned its air was toxic – and failed to fix it
OregonLive.com
When the Portland effort began, the city's air contained 14 pollutants above state safety goals – carcinogens like cadmium, arsenic and diesel soot. The Department of Environmental Quality has done so little work on air toxics since the process ended ...

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Pesticide use in Fresno County drops due to drought, fallowed fields - Fresno Bee

Fri, 2016-03-11 18:53

Fresno Bee

Pesticide use in Fresno County drops due to drought, fallowed fields
Fresno Bee
In all, the county used 31.8 million pounds, with sulfur the most widely used chemical. Of note to state and local officials was the overall drop in chemicals classified as fumigants, carcinogens and those likely to pollute the air or contaminate the ...

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River of garbage: parody drone video mocks Beirut's rubbish crisis - The Guardian

Fri, 2016-03-11 01:49

The Guardian

River of garbage: parody drone video mocks Beirut's rubbish crisis
The Guardian
Public health officials and researchers from the American University of Beirut have warned that airborne toxin levels have grown exponentially, including a spike in carcinogens, as a result of dump burning – a tactic used by many municipalities as a ...

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Forum: New analysis of rubber mulch in playgrounds shows presence of heavy metals - New Haven Register

Thu, 2016-03-10 22:27

New Haven Register

Forum: New analysis of rubber mulch in playgrounds shows presence of heavy metals
New Haven Register
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, was joined by Nancy Alderman, left, of Environment and Health Inc. and Dr. Homero Horari of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City to discuss the potential dangers of crumb rubber pieces in synthetic turf ...

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War On Science: Bogus Human Carcinogens - American Council on Science and Health

Thu, 2016-03-10 12:00

American Council on Science and Health

War On Science: Bogus Human Carcinogens
American Council on Science and Health
In the last 15 years, EPA has invented three bogus human carcinogens: dioxin, formaldehyde, and TCE. Prior to the late 1990s, EPA's cancer Risk Assessment Guidelines (CRAGs) required sufficient evidence of a cause-and-effect relationship in humans ...

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The Battle Over the Most Used Herbicide Heats Up as Nearly 100 Scientists Weigh In - Civil Eats (subscription) (blog)

Thu, 2016-03-10 03:01

Civil Eats (subscription) (blog)

The Battle Over the Most Used Herbicide Heats Up as Nearly 100 Scientists Weigh In
Civil Eats (subscription) (blog)
The most appropriate and scientifically based evaluation of the cancers reported in humans and laboratory animals as well as supportive mechanistic data is that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen. On the basis of this conclusion and in the ...

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Belgian ministers take action in EU weed killer dispute - EUobserver

Thu, 2016-03-10 02:41

EUobserver

Belgian ministers take action in EU weed killer dispute
EUobserver
Environmentalists have waged a campaign against the renewal because the World Health Organization's (WHO's) cancer agency found last year that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic”. EU states' experts at a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday failed to ...
Europeans divided on the authorization of Roundup | The Siver TimesThe Siver Times

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Maharashtra to Test J and J Powder Sample for Carcinogens - The New Indian Express

Wed, 2016-03-09 18:22

Financial Express

Maharashtra to Test J and J Powder Sample for Carcinogens
The New Indian Express
MUMBAI: Almost a week after a US jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a compensation of $72 million to the family of a woman who won a legal battle against the company, the Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration on Wednesday sent samples of ...
State FDA orders tests on talcum powder brandsThe Hindu
Maharashtra FDA slaps notice on Johnson & Johnson after US court verdictInternational Business Times, India Edition

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