The Case for Abandoning ‘Corporate Responsibility’ When We Judge Company Practices
In an earlier era, green referred to grass and trees and jealous eyes. But over the past half-century, green has taken on a life of its own. The Green movement deals with the collisions and contagions of the contemporary world—how to view them, and how to cure them. The book from which this essay is excerpted, The Spirit of Green, examines a wide array of social, economic and political questions from a Green vantage point. These questions include established areas such as pollution control and global warming. But they also involve new frontiers such as Green chemistry, taxes, ethics and finance. The example that foll...
Source: TIME: Science - April 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: William Nordhaus Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Demi Lovato blasted a beloved L.A. fro-yo shop. Big mistake
Singer Demi Lovato slammed L.A. fro-yo shop the Bigg Chill for what she called promoting toxic diet culture. The store, and its many... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Provides Update on Phase 3 ACIS Study in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Treated with ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) and ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) Plus Prednisone Combination
RARITAN, N.J., April 19, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that regulatory submissions based on the Phase 3 ACIS study, which evaluated the combination of ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) plus prednisone in patients with chemotherapy-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), will not be pursued. As presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium in February 2021, the ACIS study met its primary endpoint of radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS); ho...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Old poison, new problem: cyanide fatal intoxications associated with internet shopping - Wache łko O, Chłopaś-Konowałek A, Zawadzki M, Szpot P.
Widespread access to the Internet has an increasing influence on how suicides are committed. On websites such as eBay ® or Amazon.com® highly toxic substances including cyanides are available for purchase. In the last 5 years, a few fatal intoxications as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Trends of acute drug and chemical toxicities in adults and adolescents in Tehran, Iran between 2012 and 2018: a retrospective chart review - Hadeiy SK, Parhizgar P, Hassanian-Moghaddam H, Zamani N, Khoshkar A, Kolahi AA, Amirabadizadeh A, Rezaei O.
Poisoning is among the top three common causes of suicidal deaths in Iran. We aimed to evaluate the epidemiologic trend of poisoning and its mortality rate in the largest tertiary toxicology referral center in Iran between 2012 and 2018. A total of 84,242 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A cluster of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) poisonings following insufflation of a white powder sold as cocaine - Roberts DM, Premachandra KH, Chan BS, Auld R, Jiranantakan T, Ewers C, McDonald C, Shaw V, Brown JA.
OBJECTIVE: Adulteration, substitution or contamination of illicit substances can have clinically significant implications when other illicit substances are included. Such circumstances can present as clusters of poisonings, including severe toxicity and de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Longitudinal opioid surveillance project involving toxicologic analysis of postmortem specimens from 9 counties in Michigan suggests the discovery of new high-intensity drug trafficking areas - Stevens C, Li T, Ton E, Zou J, Douglas E, Jones P.
Acetyl fentanyl (AF) is a Schedule I fentanyl analog that has been increasingly seen in heroin and fentanyl polydrug toxicity overdoses in Michigan (MI). Drug users are often unaware of the presence of AF in their drugs because it is often sold mixed into ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Exhumation of a methamphetamine body-packer: pitfalls of hair result interpretation - Hakim F, Nassibou S, Gish A, Lima B, Wiart JF, Richeval C, Outreville J, Qu étard V, Allorge D, Gaulier JM.
Carrying out toxicological investigations in biological samples (e.g. hair) collected from extensively decomposed bodies and even more interpretation of subsequently obtained results is challenging, even more in some particular circumstances of death. In o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Telephonic medical toxicology service in a low-resource setting: setup, challenges, and opportunities - Hitti E, El Zahran T, Hamade H, Morgan BW, Kazzi Z.
Poisoning and envenomation are a global health problem for which the mortality burden is shouldered heavily by middle- and low-income countries that often lack poison prevention programs and medical toxicology expertise. Although telehealth or teleconsult ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

To forget or to do not forget?
(Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences) Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a form of progressive dementia interfering with daily living. It is caused by the decline in the number of brain cells resulting in the deterioration of our mental abilities. One of the main reasons for the worsening brain cells condition and even the brain shrinkage are molecules having a specific structure calledβ-amyloids. They are peptides that tend to agglomerate around the nerve cells, becoming toxic and damage them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Trump EPA Official Blocked Warning About Carcinogenic Pollution In Illinois: IG Report
The Trump appointee told a local official not to release air quality data despite fears a toxic gas could create a Flint-like crisis, an inspector general's report said. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA Panel Endorses Islet Cell Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes FDA Panel Endorses Islet Cell Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes
Voting 12-4 to support approval, panel members expressed concern about toxicity of long-term immunosuppression, particularly given the advances in diabetes technology that now offer improved control.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

For 25 Years, Taxpayers Picked Up Polluters’ Superfund Bill. That May Finally Change.
Fees on oil producers and petrochemical companies once funded toxic waste cleanups. Republicans let them expire in 1995. Democrats want them back. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 16, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

CNIO researchers explain the toxicity of USP7 inhibitors, under development for cancer treatment
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol ó gicas (CNIO)) The researchers have discovered that USP7 inhibitors -under development by several pharmaceutical companies for the treatment of cancer- trigger a premature activation of cell cycle proteins, leading to uncontrolled cancer cell division and death.* The paper rejects the premise that the therapeutic efficacy of these inhibitors is due to their effects on activating the tumor suppressor protein P53, as currently accepted by the international scientific community. These results extend the potential use of USP7 inhibitors to a wider range of patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How to Deal With Toxic Parents
Not every parent-child relationship is healthy. If you have a toxic parent it can be hard to shed the child role and look after yourself. Learn how to spot toxic parental behavior, lose guilt, set boundaries, and practice self-care. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survival Benefit and Toxicity of Icotinib for EGFR+ NSCLC Survival Benefit and Toxicity of Icotinib for EGFR+ NSCLC
Might the use of adjuvant icotinib improve survival among EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC patients? What do we know about the treatment-related toxicities?Translational Lung Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ion-capture electrodialysis using multifunctional adsorptive membranes
We report a series of robust, selective, and tunable adsorptive membranes that feature porous aromatic framework nanoparticles embedded within ion exchange polymers and demonstrate their use in an efficient, one-step separation strategy termed ion-capture electrodialysis. This process uses electrodialysis configurations with adsorptive membranes to simultaneously desalinate complex water sources and capture diverse target solutes with negligible capture of competing ions. Our methods are applicable to the development of efficient and selective multifunctional separations that use adsorptive membranes. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Uliana, A. A., Bui, N. T., Kamcev, J., Taylor, M. K., Urban, J. J., Long, J. R. Tags: Chemistry, Engineering reports Source Type: news

FDA to Set Limits on Toxic Elements in Baby Food
WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 -- Limits on toxic elements such as arsenic, lead, and mercury in baby food will be proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the next few years, but adhering to them will be voluntary for manufacturers. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Toxic Family Members: How to Deal With Them
Not every family fits the happy, loving ideal. For some, family dynamics are downright unhealthy, or even dangerous. Learn how to spot toxic behavior, shed guilt, put up boundaries, and keep distance to safeguard your own well-being. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Your Workplace ‘Toxic’?
Is your workplace making you sick, causing anxiety? Maybe your job is a toxic workplace. Find out what that means and what you can do to improve your workplace. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 14, 2021
  FDA to Set Limits on Toxic Elements in Baby Food Limits on toxic elements such as arsenic, lead and mercury in baby food will be proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the next few years, but adhering to them will be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

South Africa: After Setbacks, Rollout of New TB Prevention Pills to Start in Six Districts
[spotlight] After various delays and setbacks, new, less toxic, short-course tuberculosis (TB) prevention therapy is finally being launched in six districts in South Africa - with training of healthcare workers already underway. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Toxic gas in the brain may increase your risk of developing dementia 
A potential treatment for dementia and epilepsy could look to reduce the amounts of a toxic gas in the brain - hydrogen sulfide (H2S). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Sleeping Beauties by Suzanne O ’Sullivan review – 21st century health mysteries
Sleeping sickness, strange behaviour and mass hysteria ... a neurologist makes sense of ‘psychosomatic’ illnessIn Sweden in recent years, hundreds of children of refugee families have fallen into coma-like states and not woken up again, sometimes for months or years. Dozens of people in three Nicaraguan communities have had tremors, convulsions, breathing difficulties and hallucinations that make them fight with superhuman strength and run into the jungle. Diplomats in Cuba, experiencing headaches, dizziness, tinnitus and fatigue, became convinced that they were victims of a new and terrifying sonic weapon. Old...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Katy Guest Tags: Health, mind and body books Culture Psychology Source Type: news

FDA to Set Limits on Toxic Elements in Baby Food
Title: FDA to Set Limits on Toxic Elements in Baby FoodCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 14, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Toxic gas in rat brains shows potential for new dementia treatments
(University of Reading) A potential treatment for dementia and epilepsy could look to reduce the amounts of a toxic gas in the brain has been revealed in a new study using rat brain cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DDT exposure in grandmothers linked to obesity, earlier periods in granddaughters
(Public Health Institute) In the first study showing health effects from a toxic environmental chemical over three generations of people, researchers from the Public Health Institute's Child Health and Development Studies (CHDS) program found that young women today may face increased health risks linked to breast cancer due to their grandmothers' exposure to the banned pesticide DDT. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Toxic chemicals from plastic waste are migrating into food and harming soil, warn experts
(Natural News) The global rate of plastic production is projected to double, if not triple, over the next few decades. Researchers warn that this could mean more plastic waste polluting the environment, as well as more chemicals from minuscule and broken-down plastic debris – better known as microplastics – migrating into food. Confronting the issue of plastic pollution,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemical poisoning is more common than you think: BPA levels in humans "dramatically underestimated," warn scientists
(Natural News) The amount of toxic chemicals that scientists say we are exposed to is incredibly alarming, but it turns out those scary figures that have long been reported are actually wrong – and the real numbers are even higher. This is according to a study published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest KCIC Report Finds Decline in Mesothelioma Lawsuits
The number of mesothelioma lawsuits filed in 2020 dropped significantly, while cases involving lung cancer continued to increase, according to a recent study reflecting the changing face of asbestos litigation. KCIC, a well-respected consulting firm in Washington, D.C., that manages asbestos product liabilities, released its industry report Thursday. Asbestos legal filings, covering both malignant and nonmalignant disease in the United States, dropped 11% from 2019 to 2020, from 4,137 to 3,685 cases, respectively. Most prominently, there was a 9% increase in asbestos-related lung cancer filings, but a 14% decrease...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 12, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Amy Edel Source Type: news

Road salts and other human sources are threatening world's freshwater supplies
(University of Maryland) When winter storms threaten to make travel dangerous, people often turn to salt to melt snow and ice. Road salt is an important tool for safety, but a new study in Biogeochemistry led by Sujay Kaushal of the University of Maryland warns that introducing salt into the environment--for de-icing roads, fertilizing farmland or other purposes--releases toxic chemical cocktails that create a serious and growing global threat to our freshwater supply and human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Toxin-Mediated Diseases?
Discussion A poison is a generic term for “a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.” A toxin is more specific and is “any poison produced by an organism, characterized by antigenicity in certain animals and high molecular weight, and including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal toxins as ricin and snake venom.” A toxin does not include those substances that are made synthetically produced. Venom is also a toxin that is used by animals and insects for predation or defense which can cause ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Neonicotinoids can cause severe birth defects in white-tailed deer, warn researchers
(Natural News) New research from South Dakota State University revealed how exposure to neonicotinoids – toxic pesticides associated with bee deaths – could be causing serious birth defects in white-tailed deer. Published in Scientific Reports, it showed that adult white-tailed deer with elevated levels of neonicotinoids in their spleens developed certain defects, such as smaller reproductive organs and pronounced overbites, as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A toxicologist ’s testimony challenged claims by Derek Chauvin’s lawyer that George Floyd overdosed on fentanyl
Dr. Daniel Isenschmid said that intoxicated driving suspects who used fentanyl often had higher levels of the drug in their blood than... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HEALTH CARE HEROES: Kenneth Palmer
Kenneth Palmer is director of the Center for Predictive Medicine for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville and professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the University of Louisville School of Medicine. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

UofL biologists create better method to culture cells for testing drug toxicity
(University of Louisville) Researchers have discovered that by changing two components of the media used to culture the cells, they can make liver cancer cells behave more like normal liver cells. Rather than using standard serum containing glucose, they used serum from which the glucose had been removed using dialysis and added galactose to the media. This changes the metabolism of the cells making them behave more like normal liver cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fake news THOUGHT POLICE trying to ban and censor everyone who is opposed to a Communist Amerika
(Natural News) Fake news is getting worse by the day, as we see that only the Left can be “offended” and “bullied,” while all people and entities to the Right, even slightly, are now labeled as the “Extreme Right,” “Fascists,” and “Domestic Terrorists.” Anyone opposed to toxic food (GMOs), dirty vaccines (all of them), and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bilateral retinal toxicity as a result of poisoning with pure iodine - Esra BC, Yasin SG.
Iodine is an essential mineral that is necessary for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, which can cause many diseases in the body. The application of adding potassium iodate to table salts started in Turkey in 1998. High doses of iodate cause retinal toxic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mauritius: Cause of Death Due to Drug Overdose Is a Technically Complex Issue - PM
[Government of Mauritius] 'The cause of death due to drug overdose is a very sensitive and technically complex issue. It requires not only clinical findings of experts during the post mortem but also careful interpretation of toxicology results'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Correction: Wachs, s., et al. Associations between witnessing and perpetrating online hate in eight countries: the buffering effects of problem-focused coping. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3992 - Wachs S, Wright MF, Sittichai R, Singh R, Biswal R, Kim EM, Yang S, G ámez-Guadix M, Almendros C, Flora K, Daskalou V, Maziridou E.
The authors wish to add the following corrections to their paper published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. In the second paragraph of Section 3.3, "toxic online disinhibition" should be replaced with "assertive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Florida reservoir leaking toxic wastewater demonstrates decades of regulatory failure, environmental activists say
“Whatever could go wrong has gone wrong," a longtime environmental activist said of the reservoir where the leak is occurring. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Toxic Productivity? Here’s How To Spot The Damaging Behavior.
The pandemic has convinced us we have to be useful at all times. Here's what that mentality looks like, and how to deal. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Toxic Productivity? Here's How To Spot The Damaging Behavior.
The pandemic has convinced us we have to be useful at all times. Here's what that mentality looks like, and how to deal with it. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Systematic review of human poisoning and toxic exposures in Myanmar - Cook MA, Jagpal PS, Hnin Pwint K, San LL, Kyaw Thein SS, Pyone T, Thit WMM, Bradberry SM, Collins S.
The International Health Regulations (2005) promote national capacity in core institutions so that countries can better detect, respond to and recover from public health emergencies. In accordance with the 'all hazards' approach to public health risk, this... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Toxic wastewater reservoir in Florida on brink of collapse, state of emergency declared
Hundreds of families were ordered to evacuate after officials warned the Piney Point Reservoir near the Tampa Bay could be breached. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida faces 'imminent' pollution catastrophe from phosphate mine pond
Governor at scene as ‘20ft wall of water’ feared, efforts to plug breaches continue and toxic wastewater is pumped into Tampa Bay (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida declares state of emergency over toxic wastewater leak
More than 300 homes in the Tampa Bay area have been ordered to be evacuated. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIEHS research front and center at Society of Toxicology meeting
Science communication, microplastics pollution, cannabis use during pregnancy, and more were discussed by institute scientists and grantees. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIOSH 50th anniversary honored by National Toxicology Program
Common goals and collaborative research signify the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s participation in the NTP. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Toxic impact of pesticides on bees has doubled, study shows. Analysis contradicts claims that the environmental impact of pesticides is...
Analysis contradicts claims that the environmental impact of pesticides is falling, say scientists (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news