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Chromium: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to chromium, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Chromium: General Information, Chromium: Incident Management, and Chromium: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Groups: Pipeline For Drinking Water 'Illegal'; Drinking Water Contains Carcinogens
LOS ANGELES - Two environmental advocacy groups on Nov. 28 sued the Trump administration in California federal court, alleging that it has illegally enabled a private company to construct a pipeline through a national monument and other public land, which will deplete a desert aquifer and harm human health by providing water to urban areas that contains hexavalent chromium (Center for Biological Diversity, et al. v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management, et al., No. 17-08587, C.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - December 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Cordis Comes Back for Another Stent
Cordis is getting back into the coronary stent game. The company, which is now owned by Cardinal Health, landed exclusive rights to sell Medinol's coronary stent portfolio in the U.S. Milpitas, CA-based Cordis is already selling Medinol's NIRxcell cobalt-chromium bare-metal stent and, assuming FDA approves Medinol's EluNIR drug-eluting stent (DES), Cordis will distribute it as well. Medinol is based in Israel. In addition to the Medinol agreement, Cordis recently launched the Tryton Side Branch Stent and two percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) balloon catheters. The Medinol agreement, along with the ...
Source: MDDI - October 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Cordis inks exclusive distribution deal for Medinol ’ s coronary stent portfolio in US
Cordis has inked an exclusive distribution deal to sell Medinol‘s coronary stents in the U.S., the company reported, adding a cobalt-chromium bare-metal stent and a drug-eluting stent to its portfolio. According to the deal, Cordis plans to start selling Medinol’s NIRxcell BMS immediately and will exclusively distribute the company’s EluNir drug-eluting stent if it wins FDA approval. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Cordis inks exclusive distribution deal for Medinol’s coronary stent portfolio in US appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Drug-Device Combinations Drug-Eluting Stents Pharmaceuticals Cordis Corp. Medinol Ltd Source Type: news

Where Do 50 Million Tonnes a Year of Toxic E-Waste Go?
Disassembling of electronic waste in Bengaluru, India. Credit: Victorgrigas. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.By Baher KamalROME, Sep 27 2017 (IPS)Each year, the electronics industry generates up to 41 million tonnes of e-waste, but as the number of consumers rises, and the lifespan of devices shrinks in response to demand for the newest and best, that figure could reach 50 million tonnes this year, according to specialised studies. Of all these tonnes of noxious waste, a staggering 60-90 per cent of e-waste –worth nearly 19 billion dollars– is illegally traded or dumped, often with...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tattoo ink particles can spread into lymph nodes
Conclusion If you already have a tattoo, there's nothing in this study that should alarm you. It doesn't show that people with tattoos are more likely to get cancer, despite the scaremongering headlines. The researchers explain how tattoo pigments are picked up as "foreign bodies" by the body's immune system and are then stored in the skin and lymph nodes. But they can't tell us what effects this process has on our health. The researchers weren't told any medical information about the donor samples, such as any diseases they had (including cancer) or the cause of donors' deaths. The study also has other limitatio...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Traces of Tattoo May Reach the Lymph Nodes
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 -- Microscopic particles from tattoos can travel within the body and reach the lymph nodes, researchers say. Along with pigments, tattoo inks contain preservatives and contaminants such as nickel, chromium, manganese and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

India institutes price caps for orthopedic knee implants
Indian regulators are capping prices of orthopedic knee implants as the country looks to lower the cost of medical devices. The country’s drug pricing authority said today that orthopedic implants in the country had unjustified, unreasonable and irrationally high trade margins, which led to exorbitant pricing. Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar said the prices had been capped “in public interest” during a new briefing today. With the change, Kumar said that commonly used cobalt chromium knee implants, previously priced up to $3,895 (INR ₹250,000), would be capped at $852 (INR ₹54,720)....
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Healthcare Reform Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Abbott India Medtronic Source Type: news

Asbestos Found in Children ’ s Makeup
Justice, a national retail chain marketed to young girls, has stopped selling a cosmetics product after discovering it contained talc contaminated with asbestos fibers. The government-licensed Scientific Analytical Institute (SAI) in Greensboro, North Carolina, confirmed the asbestos contamination after testing the product as part of a Durham-based WTVD-TV news investigation. The tainted product was Just Shine Shimmer Powder, which the company stopped selling at stores and removed from its website, according to a Tuesday post on its Facebook page. “Our suppliers are required to produce all products in compliance wit...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 19, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: asbestos contaminates makeup asbestos in children's makeup asbestos in makeup asbestos in products asbestos in talcum powder asbestos in toys makeup with asbestos Source Type: news

3rd Circuit Approves Class Settlement In Chrome 6 Contamination Case
PHILADELPHIA - A panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 29 affirmed a lower court's approval of a $10,017,000 class action settlement involving property contamination by hexavalent chromium from two industrial sites in New Jersey, but it remanded the case for a reconsideration of litigation costs pursuant to federal rules of procedure (Mattie Halley, et al. v. Honeywell International Inc., et al., No. 16-2712, 3rd Cir.; 2017 U.S. App LEXIS 11594). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

FDA clears Biotronik ’ s Pro-Kinetic Energy cobalt chromium stent
Biotronik said today it won FDA approval for its Pro-Kinetic Energy cobalt chromium coronary stent system, with indication for use in patients with arterial blockages between 2.25 and 4mm in diameter and lesion length up to 31 mm. The Pro-Kinetic Energy stent system is designed to imProve coronary luminal diameter in patients with new or recurring blockages in the coronary arteries. The Berlin, Germany-based company said FDA apProval of the device based off of results from its Biohelix-I clinical study. “We’re proud to make the Pro-Kinetic Energy stent available to physicians and their patients in the US. ...
Source: Mass Device - February 15, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Stents Biotronik Source Type: news

Cleaning chromium from drinking water
A novel approach to neutralize a cancer-causing chemical in drinking water has been uncovered by new research. The team has found a new way to convert the dangerous chromium-6 into common chromium-3 in drinking water, making it safer for human consumption. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Group: More Than 200 Million People Are Drinking Water Tainted With Chromium-6
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Environmental Working Group (EWG) on Sept. 20 released a report indicating that its analysis of federal data from drinking water tests shows that more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states are drinking water contaminated with hexavalent chromium - also known as chromium-6 - a known carcinogen. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 28, 2016 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Hexavalent chromium (chromium-6) was just found in 75% of drinking water... the mass chemical suicide of America is under way
(NaturalNews) An Environmental Working Group review of government water analysis data reveals that 75% of drinking water in America is contaminated with cancer-causing hexavalent chromium (also known as chromium-6). In a widely publicized report, EWG warns that 200 million Americans... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carcinogenic chromium found in Colorado drinking water
(NaturalNews) According to a water quality report, Boulder, Colorado's drinking water contains high levels of chromium-6, a carcinogenic chemical linked to cancers of the liver, stomach and small intestine.Limited research on the health effects of hexavalent chromium, or chromium... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research raises concerns over long-term use of chromium diet pills
Chromium is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters cells, with increased risk associated with taking the nutritional supplement in high doses or in the long term, researchers have discovered. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study: Chromium pills might cause cancer
Shawn PriceSYDNEY, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The use of chromium in diet pills and bodybuilding might create an increased risk of cancer, a new Australian study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chromium in dietary supplement can convert to carcinogen, study finds
Australian researchers say chromium is partially converted into carcinogenic form when it enters cells, and warn of long-term use or high doses A nutritional supplement used for weight loss and body building is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters cells, say Australian researchers.Chromium supplements also are used by people with metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: Health Australia news Nutrition Science Source Type: news

Summary Information for: SYNERGY™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System
Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for SYNERGY™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System (P150003). (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - November 2, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Iraq War Contractors: Chromium 6 Plaintiffs' Claim Should Be Dismissed
HOUSTON - The Iraq War contractors sued by a woman who alleges that her late husband and others were exposed to hexavalent chromium at an oil extraction site in Iraq filed a brief on Aug. 25 in which they argue that the plaintiffs are "impermissibly trying to salvage" their claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress (Mark McManaway, et al v. KBR Inc., et al., No. 10-1044, S.D. Texas). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - September 16, 2015 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Hexavalent Chromium Plaintiffs Say Federal Common Law Should Apply To Case
HOUSTON - A woman who is suing Iraq War contractors, individually and on behalf of other veterans, alleging that her late husband and others were exposed to hexavalent chromium at an oil extraction site in Iraq filed a brief on April 20, arguing that the defendants' position regarding the choice of law analysis "entirely ignores" substantive differences in the laws of the potential jurisdictions relevant to the case and that the District Court should apply federal law to the case at hand (Mark McManaway, et al v. KBR Inc., et al., No. 10-1044, S.D. Texas). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 5, 2015 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Summary Information for: PROMUS Element™ Plus and Promus PREMIER™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent Systems (Monorail™ and Over-the-Wire)
Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for PROMUS Element™ Plus and Promus PREMIER™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent Systems (Monorail™ and Over-the-Wire) (P110010S096). (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - June 30, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

ANH-Intl News Alerts: Week 43, 2014
Money for dementia, resignation in EC, sugar, herbicide harm, curcumin, chromium, NRDC sues EPA (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - October 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: Agent orange Annie S. Anderson attention CCD chromium curcumin DG SANCO Dow AgroScience EC EFSA EPA europe European Anti-Fraud Office fatigue glyphosate herbicide honeybees international mood NDA NRDC obesity OL Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval For REBEL™ Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System
Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received FDA approval for the REBEL™ Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the company's latest generation bare-metal stent for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - July 23, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Summary Information for: REBEL Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System (Monorail and Over-the-Wire)
Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for REBEL Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System (Monorail and Over-the-Wire) (P130030). (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - July 23, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Surge in number of mobile phone skin allergies caused by nickel and chromium
Nickel and chromium metals in the buttons and cases are sparking painful and unsightly rashes, blisters and dry flaky patches on cheeks, chins and ears. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergic Reactions From Cell Phones by Nickel and Chromium Metals
Despite efforts to control allergen release in phones, many phones on the market release levels of metals, such as nickel and chromium, which are sufficient to induce ACD, according to an article in Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available on the Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology website. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 22, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Chrome Versus Chromium
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between chrome and chromium? Chromium is an element. It is a hard, corrosion-resistant transition metal. Chrome, which you may see as decorative ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Chemistry)
Source: About.com Chemistry - May 16, 2014 Category: Chemistry Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Launches Promus PREMIER™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System In Japan
Continuing to advance leading drug-eluting stent (DES) technology, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has launched the Promus PREMIER™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System in Japan. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - May 6, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Nutrition 21, LLC Announces A Multi-Year Chromium Picolinate Agreement...
Nutrition 21, LLC (“Nutrition 21”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a multi-year license agreement with Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (“Church & Dwight”) for the use of chromium...(PRWeb April 22, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11781083.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 22, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

California to set chromium limit for drinking water supplies
The California Department of Public Health has submitted a final regulation setting a limit of 10 parts per billion in public drinking water supplies.The state Department of Public Health is adopting the nation's first-ever drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen found in water supplies across the state. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 16, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Are chromium supplements helpful in lowering blood sugar levels?
(University of Miami) A new study by a University of Miami researcher analyzes nearly three decades of data on the effect of chromium supplementation on blood sugar and concludes that chromium supplements are not effective at lowering fasting blood sugar in healthy individuals, or diabetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 9, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Receives CE Mark Approval For REBEL™ Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System
Continuing to advance leading stent technology, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) has received CE Mark approval for the REBEL™ Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the company's latest generation bare metal stent for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - March 14, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval For Promus PREMIER™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System
Continuing to advance leading drug-eluting stent (DES) technology, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Promus PREMIER™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the company's next-generation durable polymer drug-eluting stent (DES). (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - November 26, 2013 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Nutrition 101: Chromium
(HealthCastle.com) Chromium is a metal. It is known as an essential trace mineral because very small amounts of chromium are necessary for human health. It is interesting to note that the chromium in our bodies is the same metal used in the chrome plating for cars. Recomme​nded Intakes The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) for chromium are shown below: read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - October 18, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Cobalt-Chromium Everolimus-Eluting Stents Best in STEMICobalt-Chromium Everolimus-Eluting Stents Best in STEMI
Cobalt-chromium everolimus-eluting stents are the best stents for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), according to a new meta-analysis. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Federal Jurisdiction Affirmed In New Jersey Class Action Alleging Chromium Exposure
NEWARK, N.J. - A judge presiding over a putative class action alleging exposure to hexavalent chromium from a Jersey City, N.J., chromate refinery issued an amended scheduling order May 21 to set a June 19 telephone conference for discovery issues; the judge also entered an order May 20 adopting a federal magistrate judge's recommendation to retain jurisdiction (Latreica Smith, et al. v. Honeywell International Inc., et al., No. 10-3345, D. N.J.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72995; See 6/6/11, Page 17). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 7, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Chrome Versus Chromium
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between chrome and chromium? Chromium is an element. It is a hard, corrosion-resistant transition metal. Chrome, which you may see as decorative ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Chemistry)
Source: About.com Chemistry - May 19, 2013 Category: Chemistry Source Type: news

Hexavalent Chromium Exposure Damages Trial Continued In California Federal Court
SANTA ANA, Calif. - The damages trial scheduled for February in the Merced County, Calif., hexavalent chromium flood damage mass tort case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California was continued following a Feb. 14 status conference and is now on the calendar for June 25 (Raul Valencia Abarca, et al. v. Merck & Co., et al., No. 07-388, E.D. Calif.; See 2/5/13, Page 13). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 13, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news