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Firefighters face higher cancer risk, says visiting expert - Nelson Star

Wed, 2015-05-13 16:23

Nelson Star

Firefighters face higher cancer risk, says visiting expert
Nelson Star
“Firefighters don't realize that because of the continual repeated exposure to complex mixtures of concentrated carcinogens that cause DNA damage, they are facing a killer that may get them much later in life,” Kunz says. “They get them (the ...

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Americans face an irreversible rollback in chemical safety with S. 697 - The Hill (blog)

Wed, 2015-05-13 09:01

Americans face an irreversible rollback in chemical safety with S. 697
The Hill (blog)
Americans demand and deserve legislation that protects us from hazardous chemicals and lethal carcinogens. The time is now for our lawmakers to come together to end the asbestos man-made disaster and pass a bill that ensures asbestos is expeditiously ...

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More Than a Quarter of American Adults Have Untreated Tooth Decay - TIME

Tue, 2015-05-12 23:00

More Than a Quarter of American Adults Have Untreated Tooth Decay
TIME
New data on tooth decay and cavities among American adults reveal the sad state of our pearly whites. More than 25% of American adults ages 20 to 64 have untreated tooth decay, and 91% have one tooth — or more — that has been treated for tooth decay ...

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SAFD firefighters need bone marrow donors - KENS 5 TV

Tue, 2015-05-12 21:36

KENS 5 TV

SAFD firefighters need bone marrow donors
KENS 5 TV
That includes washing equipment and wearing masks which help avoid breathing in possible asbestos, lead particles from older structures and flame retardants that, when they explode, have been found to give off carcinogens. New SAFD "Stop Cancer" ...

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Mayor calls landfill settlement a win for the city - Hawaii News Now

Tue, 2015-05-12 21:27

Mayor calls landfill settlement a win for the city
Hawaii News Now
The old Kapaa Landfill in Kailua took in solid waste from 1969 until it closed in 1997. But garbage under ground continues to decompose and emit methane and other gases. Many air pollutants in landfill gases are suspected carcinogens. "You need that ...

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Homeowners say scare tactics got them to buy pricey water system with ... - WPTV.com

Tue, 2015-05-12 20:58

WPTV.com

Homeowners say scare tactics got them to buy pricey water system with ...
WPTV.com
"This could result in cancer down the road with the chemicals in your water," homeowner Tim Mincey said the salesman told him. Home Depot said, "We do not expect the product and service to be sold on the premise that it removes carcinogens from water.".

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Questioning the Safety of Synthetic Turf - NECN

Tue, 2015-05-12 20:27

NECN

Questioning the Safety of Synthetic Turf
NECN
Though no research has linked cancer to artificial turf, the EPA says crumb rubber samples have contained known carcinogens like arsenic, benzene, cadmium, nickel and other harmful substances like lead. Said Kirk Souza, Medway girls soccer coach, ...

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Are Tampons Bad For You? - Yahoo Health

Tue, 2015-05-12 05:02

Yahoo Health

Are Tampons Bad For You?
Yahoo Health
“Right now, manufacturers aren't required to disclose exactly what's in these products, but between the plastics and added fragrances, women are likely being exposed to materials that are known or suspected hormone disruptors, as well as carcinogens ...

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Forum: New evidence demands action on fields using rubber tires - New Haven Register

Tue, 2015-05-12 03:31

Forum: New evidence demands action on fields using rubber tires
New Haven Register
How should the public react to new studies showing that carbon black nanoparticles in rubber tires could be as dangerous as asbestos? These are the same rubber tires that are shredded and placed in toddler playgrounds and synthetic turf fields.

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E-cigarettes: Former Lawmaker's View: St. Louis County can lead the way - Duluth News Tribune

Mon, 2015-05-11 20:49

E-cigarettes: Former Lawmaker's View: St. Louis County can lead the way
Duluth News Tribune
The aerosol they produce contains harmful chemicals including carcinogens, formaldehyde and heavy metals. It also contains the addictive chemical nicotine, which is known to be harmful to brain development in children and young people. No one should be ...

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House moves forward on new e-cigarette regulations - Dallas Morning News (blog)

Mon, 2015-05-11 20:24

Dallas Morning News (blog)

House moves forward on new e-cigarette regulations
Dallas Morning News (blog)
Opponents argue that e-cigarettes do not contain many of the same carcinogens as tobacco cigarettes and thus should not be classified in the same section of law. A survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that e-cigarettes use is “high ...
Should you be concerned with exposing kids to e-cigarettes?Chicago Daily Herald

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NY firefighters press legislative agenda in Albany - News 10NBC

Mon, 2015-05-11 19:39

News 10NBC

NY firefighters press legislative agenda in Albany
News 10NBC
... Brian McQueen of Whitesboro and Dan Schwertfeger of Floyd will be discussing their personal experiences with cancer. Some studies have shown that firefighters have an increased risk of cancer because of exposure to carcinogens in the line of duty.

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Oregon Senate votes to ban sales of e-cigarettes to minors - Statesman Journal

Mon, 2015-05-11 19:22

Statesman Journal

Oregon Senate votes to ban sales of e-cigarettes to minors
Statesman Journal
Besides nicotine, other harmful chemicals, including some carcinogens, have been detected in e-cigarette vapors. However, the lack of regulation makes it impossible to know exactly what users are inhaling, said Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham.

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Scaled-back flame retardant ban clears House hurdle - Minnesota Public Radio News

Mon, 2015-05-11 14:53

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Scaled-back flame retardant ban clears House hurdle
Minnesota Public Radio News
A House committee has approved a bill that would ban four types of flame-retardant chemicals. Decades ago, firefighters were in favor of adding chemicals to furniture and other products that would make things burn more slowly. They now say those same ...
Deal in works to ban certain fire retardantsTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press (blog)

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Safe play? Artificial turf could pose risk - Worcester Telegram

Mon, 2015-05-11 14:07

New England Center for Investigative Reporting

Safe play? Artificial turf could pose risk
Worcester Telegram
The pellets, made up of pulverized tire bits and used to cushion fields and anchor synthetic grass, may contain known carcinogens such as arsenic and benzene and other harmful substances, such as lead, according to a report by the U.S. Environmental ...
Toxic turf? Momentum grows against synthetic turfNew England Center for Investigative Reporting

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NY firefighters press legislative agenda in Albany - Albany Times Union

Mon, 2015-05-11 01:37

NY firefighters press legislative agenda in Albany
Albany Times Union
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state firefighters are pushing a legislative agenda that includes expansion of cancer coverage for volunteer firefighters, requiring smoke alarms to have sealed-in 10-year batteries, and allowing volunteer fire companies ...

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Coal tar dangerous for MSU - Springfield News-Leader

Sun, 2015-05-10 19:03

Springfield News-Leader

Coal tar dangerous for MSU
Springfield News-Leader
The U.S. Geological Survey warns: “Coal-tar-based sealcoat products typically are 20 to 35% coal tar or coal-tar pitch — these materials are known human carcinogens that contain high concentrations of PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) and ...

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Crumb-rubber used in athletic fields poses threat to kids - HeraldNet

Sun, 2015-05-10 04:30

Crumb-rubber used in athletic fields poses threat to kids
HeraldNet
Tires are well-known to contain heavy metals, carcinogens, phthalates, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, carbon black and many additional chemicals of potential concern. Magic does not remove these toxic chemicals when roughly 40,000 tires are shredded ...

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Fire Chief: more gear needed - Covington News

Sun, 2015-05-10 03:08

Fire Chief: more gear needed
Covington News
When Covington fire fighters returned from a fire on West Street recently, their clothes, or “turnout gear,” were covered in soot produced from the synthetics burned in the apartment blaze. That soot can contain carcinogens, which lead to cancer ...

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Using mice to develop cancer fighting drugs - Catskill Daily Mail

Sat, 2015-05-09 22:19

Using mice to develop cancer fighting drugs
Catskill Daily Mail
Someone asked me why mice and rats are used in research to develop medicine and treatments to be used by humans, so I did a little digging. The obvious answers are they are cheaper, reproduce quickly, easy to find, easy to control and have a short life ...

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