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St. Louis Firefighters testing tactics to reduce high cancer rate - fox2now.com

Fri, 2017-10-20 21:48

St. Louis Firefighters testing tactics to reduce high cancer rate
fox2now.com
Firefighters spend their days battling flames and a lot of smoke. The carcinogens in the smoke are killing firefighters at an alarming rate. St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said when he started materials in homes were natural, like wood and ...

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Help Solve a Global Crisis Through an Online Puzzle - Hyperallergic

Fri, 2017-10-20 15:47

Hyperallergic

Help Solve a Global Crisis Through an Online Puzzle
Hyperallergic
Aflatoxins are poisonous carcinogens produced by crop mold, and are a major concern for public health. UC Davis states that they contaminate “approximately a quarter of the food crops in the world,” and cause stunting when consumed by children, as well ...

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Miami can now challenge a state rule that allows more toxins in the water - Miami Herald

Thu, 2017-10-19 10:27

Miami Herald

Miami can now challenge a state rule that allows more toxins in the water
Miami Herald
After a year of legal hurdles, the city of Miami and Seminole Tribe of Florida can now move forward with a lawsuit challenging a state rule that would allow higher concentrations of toxic chemicals, including carcinogens, to be discharged into Florida ...

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Firefighters are Exposed to Carcinogens Through Skin - Newsmax

Thu, 2017-10-19 06:57

Newsmax

Firefighters are Exposed to Carcinogens Through Skin
Newsmax
Firefighters are exposed to cancer-causing chemicals through their skin.

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Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through Skin - Newsmax

Thu, 2017-10-19 06:57

Newsmax

Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through Skin
Newsmax
Firefighters face many known hazards on the job, but one area that hasn't been well researched is how their skin's exposure to hazardous chemicals might increase their risk of cancer. It has long been known that firefighters have higher rates of ...

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Drinking poison - Houston Chronicle

Wed, 2017-10-18 17:50

Houston Chronicle

Drinking poison
Houston Chronicle
So they've been forced to resort to sources like the Dorado Groundwater Contamination Site, which is polluted with industrial carcinogens including tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene. This can't be the bottom falling out, because somehow EPA ...

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Battling flames increases firefighters' exposure to carcinogens - Science Daily

Wed, 2017-10-18 11:20

Science Daily

Battling flames increases firefighters' exposure to carcinogens
Science Daily
For example, firefighters have been found to develop cancer at higher rates than the general population. Now researchers have measured how much firefighters' exposure to carcinogens and other harmful compounds increases when fighting fires. Their study ...
Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through the SkinU.S. News & World Report

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Heating Up Marijuana Could Increase Cancer Risk - Healthline - Healthline

Tue, 2017-10-17 11:58

Healthline

Heating Up Marijuana Could Increase Cancer Risk - Healthline
Healthline
Researchers say the practice of "dabbing" marijuana may produce cancer-causing chemicals.

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E-cigarette retailers fined over false claims to customers - Bendigo Advertiser

Sun, 2017-10-15 06:48

E-cigarette retailers fined over false claims to customers
Bendigo Advertiser
In separate actions against each company, the Federal Court ruled that The Joystick Company Pty Ltd, Social-Lites Pty Ltd and Elusion Australia Limited contravened Australian Consumer Law by claiming their products did not contain harmful carcinogens ...

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What Issue 4 would buy - Akron Beacon Journal

Sat, 2017-10-14 20:05

What Issue 4 would buy
Akron Beacon Journal
Today, each shift of firefighters shares 30 extra outfits or reuses gear soaked with carcinogens. • Install an extractor, at $7,500 apiece, at each fire station to clean gear. Sixty-four percent of retired firefighters get cancer, Tucker said. Half his ...

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Fire officials urge Cuomo to sign cancer legislation - liherald.com

Fri, 2017-10-13 14:38

liherald.com

Fire officials urge Cuomo to sign cancer legislation
liherald.com
“We're talking about [long-term] exposure to carcinogens throughout their career,” Brown said. “There's coverage for in-the-line-of-duty injuries, but sometimes when somebody gets cancer or respiratory problems from the carcinogens firefighters are ...

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Workplace cancer study gives recommendations to help protect workers - Globalnews.ca

Thu, 2017-10-12 15:54

Globalnews.ca

Workplace cancer study gives recommendations to help protect workers
Globalnews.ca
A new report published by Cancer Care Ontario and the Occupational Cancer Research Centre is now examining how workers are exposed to certain carcinogens in the workplace and aims to help better protect workers from developing the disease while on ...

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Researchers discover harmful effects of thirdhand smoking - Highlander Newspaper

Wed, 2017-10-11 19:39

Researchers discover harmful effects of thirdhand smoking
Highlander Newspaper
To help the pediatrician figure out how these carcinogenic chemicals arrive in the children's body systems without any real exposure to the smoke through the use of mice, Martins-Green decided to execute an experimental study which she created about 4 ...

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Locally-owned Minnoco Gas Stations breast cancer patients with annual 'Pink Out' promotion - Sun Focus

Wed, 2017-10-11 15:27

Locally-owned Minnoco Gas Stations breast cancer patients with annual 'Pink Out' promotion
Sun Focus
“We are excited to once again participate in the Pink Out campaign and provide our customers the chance to support breast cancer awareness by choosing E15 Unleaded Plus, a simple change that can help reduce airborne carcinogens,” said Lance Klatt, ...

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Workplace exposures account for a significant number of cancers in Ontario: Report - Canadian Occupational Safety

Wed, 2017-10-11 08:57

Canadian Occupational Safety

Workplace exposures account for a significant number of cancers in Ontario: Report
Canadian Occupational Safety
profiles 11 priority carcinogens that are well-established causes of cancer and the most common known or suspected carcinogens found in Ontario workplaces. “Occupational exposures are associated with a substantial and often overlooked burden of cancer ...

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Even third-hand smoke poses health risks - The Philadelphia Tribune

Mon, 2017-10-09 22:26

Even third-hand smoke poses health risks
The Philadelphia Tribune
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has classified second-hand smoke or environmental tobacco smoke as a Group A carcinogen. This means it causes cancer in humans. The Group A designation has been used by the EPA for only 15 other pollutants ...

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PSU researchers find cancer-causing Benzene in 'dabbing' vapor - KATU

Mon, 2017-10-09 19:34

PSU researchers find cancer-causing Benzene in 'dabbing' vapor
KATU
Organic chemistry researchers at Portland State University have discovered a known carcinogen—benzene—is formed when the marijuana extract known as “butane hash oil” is vaporized at very high temperatures. “I'm really interested in the fundamental ...

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Grilling, a healthy way to cook? - Myjoyonline.com

Mon, 2017-10-09 08:54

Myjoyonline.com

Grilling, a healthy way to cook?
Myjoyonline.com
However, the report indicated that there is evidence from experimental settings showing that carcinogens (cancer causing chemicals) are formed when animal foods and some other foods are cooked at very high temperatures and most of all when they are ...

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Seacoast lawmakers seek to tighten, add PFC regulations - Foster's Daily Democrat

Sun, 2017-10-08 01:19

Foster's Daily Democrat

Seacoast lawmakers seek to tighten, add PFC regulations
Foster's Daily Democrat
PFCs are contaminants considered possible carcinogens and are found in multiple household items like Teflon. One bill seeks to add perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS), to the list of PFCs regulated by the state.
NH lawmaker wants more restrictions on water contaminantSan Francisco Chronicle

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Belgium's new food pyramid puts bacon beside cookies and cake - Treehugger

Fri, 2017-10-06 12:43

Treehugger

Belgium's new food pyramid puts bacon beside cookies and cake
Treehugger
The guideline is noteworthy because it reflects the official (and highly controversial) statement made by the World Health Organization in 2015 that processed meats are possible carcinogens to humans. TreeHugger reported on the WHO's announcement in ...

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