Are the additives in our food making us ill?
Our lives are being cut short by the toxic effects of our 'ultra-processed' diet, according to new research buried by the attention on Covid-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wildfires' Toxic Air Leaves Damage Long After the Smoke Clears Wildfires' Toxic Air Leaves Damage Long After the Smoke Clears
The plan was to chart how long it took for people to recover from living for 7 weeks surrounded by relentless smoke. It's still unknown, because most haven't recovered -- they've gotten worse.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Bias in alcohol and drug screening in adult burn patients - Williams FN, Chrisco L, Strassle PD, Laughon SL, Sljivic S, Nurczyk K, Nizamani R, King BT, Charles A.
Alcohol and illicit drug use are common among burn-injured patients. Urine toxicology and alcohol screens are a part of our admission order sets and automatically ordered for all adult patients. Our objective was to determine the impact of bias in screenin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Dangerous “forever chemicals” found in at least 500 drinking water wells across California
(Natural News) Some 500 drinking water wells across California, which serve about nine million residents, are contaminated with toxic substances, dubbed “forever chemicals,” according to a recent report from The Big Wobble. While that figure might appear small, research shows that contaminants in the water can accumulate inside bodies, interrupting important biological processes and triggering the onset... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The search for life – from Venus to the outer solar system
While the discovery of the normally microbe-produced phosphine on our toxic neighbour is astonishing, other candidates for life are more promisingIt remains one of the most unexpected scientific discoveries of the year. To their astonishment, British scientists last week revealedthey had uncovered strong evidence that phosphine – a toxic, rancid gas produced by microbes – exists in the burning, acid-drenched atmosphere of Venus.Related:If we don't find life on planets like Venus, doesn't it make us that bit more special? | Charles CockellContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Alien life Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn Space Science Astronomy Source Type: news

KRAS inhibitor sotorasib appears safe, achieves durable clinical benefit in early trial
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) For patients with advanced solid cancers and KRAS G12C mutations, the targeted therapy sotorasib, a KRAS G12C inhibitor, resulted in manageable toxicities and durable clinical benefits, particularly in lung and colorectal cancer, in Phase I study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many toxic water incidents are HIDDEN from the public, so take a sip at your own risk
(Natural News) If you assume your tap water must be safe to drink because you haven’t heard otherwise, you could be gambling with your health. Seven years ago, the American Society for Civil Engineers issued a warning that most of the country’s drinking water infrastructure was “nearing the end of its useful life.” Not much... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin for the treatment of people with the most common form of liver cancer
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced or unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemi c therapy. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding approval of Tecentriq in combination with Avastin in this disease setting, along with the full details of the approved indication, is expe...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Tecentriq in combination with Avastin for the treatment of people with the most common form of liver cancer
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in combination with Avastin® (bevacizumab) for the treatment of adult patients with advanced or unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have not received prior systemi c therapy. Based on this recommendation, a final decision regarding approval of Tecentriq in combination with Avastin in this disease setting, along with the full details of the approved indication, is expe...
Source: Roche Media News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Damage from wildfires' toxic air lingers long after the smoke clears
As smoky skies blanket the West, researchers look a the lasting health impacts by studying a Montana town previously smothered by wildfire smoke. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Katheryn Houghton Source Type: news

Consumption of fluoridated water found to have adverse effects on kidney and liver health in children
(Natural News) Repeated exposure to low levels of fluoride may be toxic to the kidneys and liver of children, found a study published in the journal Environment International. Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai examined how fluoride levels in water and blood may relate to renal and liver health. They found that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australia's stinging trees: if the snakes and spiders don't get you, the plants might | Irina Vetter, Edward Kalani Gilding and Thomas Durek
Noxious nettles with venom similar to that of scorpions are helping scientists understand pain and how to control itAustralia is home to some of the world ’s most dangerous wildlife. Anyone who spends time outdoors in eastern Australia is wise to keep an eye out for snakes, spiders, swooping birds, crocodiles, deadly cone snails and tiny toxic jellyfish.But what not everybody knows is that even some of the trees will get you.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Irina Vetter, Edward Kalani Gilding and Thomas Durek for the Conversation Tags: Trees and forests Australia news Environment Medical research Science Source Type: news

Researchers discover a novel family of toxins used in bacterial competition
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Toxic protein inhibits cell wall synthesis in rival bacteria. Discovery helps explain how pathogens cause imbalances in established microbial communities and could pave the way to the development of novel anti-microbial compounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

There ’s Only Weak Evidence For Vitamin-D As a COVID-19 Preventative—But Scientists Are Trying to Learn More
To protect himself from COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci has long said he’s skipping hugs and handshakes, wearing a mask, and staying off of planes. Last week, he acknowledged adding another step to protect his health: taking supplements of vitamin-D. “If you are deficient in Vitamin-D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection,” Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview posted on Instagram last week. “So I would not mind recommending—and I do it myself—taking vitamin-D supplements.” However, while spurious claims t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Toxic smoke and ash from West Coast wildfires could make people more susceptible to coronavirus
Experts say wildfire smoke is filled with fine particulate matter that could damage lungs and blood vessels and weaken the immune system, increasing the risk of contracting respiratory diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hand sanitizer in a pandemic: wrong formulations in the wrong hands - Hakimi AA, Armstrong WB.
BACKGROUND: Households are increasingly stockpiling and producing hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which can pose an increased risk for unintentional toxicity among children. Despite guidelines for hand sanitizer produc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A case report of cake frosting as a source of copper toxicity in a pediatric patient - Tsao HS, Allister L, Chiba T, Barkley J, Goldman RH.
We describe the unique presentation of a 12-month-old girl who developed acute onset of vomiting and diarrhea a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

B.C. authorizes nurses to prescribe safe alternatives to toxic street drugs
Registered nurses will now be able to prescribe pharmaceutical alternatives to street drugs "to help separate more people from the poisoned street drug supply to save lives and provide opportunities for ongoing care, treatment and support," B.C.'s provincial health officer said. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Financial Toxicity Common in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- For patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), financial toxicity is common and is associated with lifestyle-altering behaviors or care nonadherence, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in the Multiple Sclerosis... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How vitamin E acetate might injure vapers' lungs
(American Chemical Society) E-cigarette, or vaping, associated lung injury (EVALI) has sickened thousands of people, most under the age of 35. Studies have linked vitamin E acetate, an oily substance in some vaping liquids, to the disorder. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Chemical Research in Toxicology have uncovered a possible mechanism: Vitamin E acetate could increase the fluidity of lung surfactant, causing the surfactant layer to collapse, contributing to symptoms such as shortness of breath and lung inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Signs of Life on Venus Hint at Biology Pretty Much Anywhere in the Universe
To go to Venus is to go to hell. One of the most brilliant and beautiful objects in the night sky, Venus is a near twin of Earth in size and mass but it is radically different in almost every other way. Its surface temperature averages 470º C (880º F), or hot enough to melt lead. Its atmosphere is 96% carbon dioxide, with a ground-level pressure 90 times greater than that on Earth—the equivalent of being under 914 m (3,000 ft.) of water. Spacecraft that descend through the Venusian atmosphere can make much of the trip without a parachute, descending like a marble in a can of house paint. This is not—...
Source: TIME: Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

There's no place like home: Cleaning toxic tobacco smoke residue in our homes
(San Diego State University) Researchers tested different cleaning methods for thirdhand smoke in homes. They recommend keeping household dust as low as possible, and cleaning high-touch surfaces frequently. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Toxic metals can affect student health performance, say scientists from RUDN university
(RUDN University) A group of medical and environmental researchers from RUDN University evaluated the level of heavy metals in the organism of first-year university students from different countries of the world. The results of the screening helped the scientists to reveal a relationship between a region of residence and the level of toxic metal in organism. According to their opinion, increased heavy metal levels in the organism of students from Africa and Latin America can have a negative impact on their health and performance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rubbery properties help RNA nanoparticles target tumors efficiently and quickly leave body
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) A new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute shows that RNA nanoparticles have elastic and rubbery properties that help explain why these particles target tumors so efficiently and why they possess lower toxicity in animal studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

On-the-job exposure to high levels of pesticide increases heart disease and stroke risk
(Natural News) Scientists have known for a long time that pesticides are harmful to human health. Previous research links pesticide exposure to cancer, respiratory problems and birth defects. A recent study is one of the latest to probe the toxic effects of pesticide exposure. Researchers from the University of Hawai?i at M?noa looked at middle-aged men of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inexpensive, non-toxic nanofluid could be a game-changer for oil recovery
(University of Houston) Researchers from the University of Houston have demonstrated that an inexpensive and non-toxic nanofluid can be used to efficiently recover even heavy oil with high viscosity from reservoirs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

It's Time to Cast a Wider Net With DPD Testing It's Time to Cast a Wider Net With DPD Testing
Pharmacogenomic testing may not be capturing fluoropyrimidine toxicity risk in some ethnicities. Dr David Kerr asks a philosophical question: Shouldn't we'serve all rather than some'?Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: A marine plant known for its nutrients to help increase hair growth
HAIR loss treatment: Progressive hair loss has a cosmetic and social impact. Hair undergoes three stages of hair cycle: the anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Through cyclical loss and new-hair growth, the number of hairs remains relatively constant. A variety of factors, such as hormones, nutritional status, and exposure to radiations, environmental toxicants, and medications may affect hair growth. According to studies, using has seaweed has shown impressive results in helping to combat hair loss and thus increase hair growth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigational drug stops toxic proteins tied to neurodegenerative diseases
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) An investigational drug that targets an instigator of the TDP-43 protein, a well-known hallmark of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), may reduce the protein's buildup and neurological decline associated with these disorders, suggests a pre-clinical study from researchers at Penn Medicine and Mayo Clinic. Results were published in Science Translational Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lockdown did not reduce " most harmful " type of air pollution in Scotland
(University of Stirling) The significant reduction in vehicle journeys during the COVID-19 lockdown did not reduce the level of toxic fine particles in Scotland's air, according to experts at the University of Stirling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How filtering blood may help to combat Covid-19 
A filter packed with beads that work like a sponge could be used to treat Covid-19. The device removes potentially toxic compounds called cytokines by purifying patients' blood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How structural violence, prohibition, and stigma have paralyzed North American responses to opioid overdose - Tyndall M, Dodd Z.
As of 2020, North America is now into the fifth year of an unprecedented increase in drug overdose deaths driven by a toxic, unpredictable, and unregulated drug supply. While the genesis and drivers of and response to the opioid overdose crisis have wide r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Pattern of suicide methods and postmortem toxicological findings in suicide-related deaths: a retrospective 7-year forensic-based study in Iran - Valipour R, Shekari A, Setareh M, Soltaninejad K.
In this study, we evaluated postmortem toxicological finding among forensic autopsies on suicidal deaths from 2010 to 2016 at the Legal Medicine Center of Zanjan Province (n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Neutralization of the lethality of the venom of Dendroaspis polylepis (black mamba) in mice by two polyvalent antivenoms used in Kenyan hospitals: results of a 2009-2011 study - Ochola FO, Okumu MO, Gikunju JK, Mbaria JM, Muchemi GM, Nderitu JG.
The black mamba is a common snake in Sub-Saharan Africa, a region with a high burden of snakebite envenoming. Differences in the composition and toxicity of the venom of this snake as one moves from one region to another within Sub-Saharan Africa, and the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Acute toxicity of plants mixture used in traditional treatment of edema and colic renal in Morocco - Chebaibi M, Bousta D, Chbani L, Ez zoubi Y, Touiti N, Achour S.
The use of plants for the treatment of edema and colic renal in Morocco is widespread. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the toxic effect of aqueous extracts of plants mixture used in the traditional treatment of edema and renal colic in rats. F... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Poisonings after a hurricane: lessons from the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) during and following Hurricane Sandy - German SB, Thomas PA, Ruck B, Marshall EG, Davidow AL.
OBJECTIVE: Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2012, resulting in widespread power outages and gasoline shortages. These events led to potentially toxic exposures and the need for information related to poisons/toxins in the environm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

One man’s battle shows why covid-19 and obesity are a toxic mix
The high rate of obesity in the United States may be contributing to the severity of the pandemic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Chemicals in organophosphate pesticides cause brain damage: Study
(Natural News) Prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides, a kind of pesticide considered toxic to humans, has been linked to impaired cognition and significant changes in the brain. In a major breakthrough, scientists from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and Stanford University found that teenagers exposed in utero to organophosphate pesticides demonstrated altered brain activities during tasks that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Editorial: Amid coronavirus lockdown, we want to party like it's 2019 this Labor Day. Just don't
A holiday weekend, high heat and COVID-19. These are the ingredients for a toxic stew inevitably followed by a dessert of humble pie, not to mention more death and restricted freedoms. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Times Editorial Board Source Type: news

IU researcher awarded $5.7 million to study chemo-induced hearing loss, toxicities
(Indiana University School of Medicine) A researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded a five-year, $5.7 million National Cancer Institute grant to evaluate long-term health outcomes for cancer patients who receive platinum-based chemotherapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood breakdown product commandeers important enzyme
(University of Bonn) The hemoglobin in the red blood cells ensures that our body cells receive sufficient oxygen. When the blood pigment is broken down, 'heme' is produced, which in turn can influence the protein cocktail in the blood. Researchers at the University of Bonn have now discovered in complex detective work that the 'activated protein C' (APC) can be commandeered by heme. At the same time, APC can also reduce the toxic effect of heme. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Upcoming conference on dental health explores holistic dentistry
(Natural News) The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAMOT) will be holding its annual meeting from Sept. 10 to 12 in the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville. The meeting focuses on holistic or biological dentistry, an emerging approach to dental health that promotes total wellness and incorporates a whole-body perspective on the mouth and teeth. It... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harmful Flame Retardants Detected in College-Classroom Dust
THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2020 -- Indoor spaces often contains harmful chemicals, say researchers who found high levels of toxic flame retardants in the dust of some U.S. college classrooms. The chemicals have been linked to thyroid disease, infertility,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

EPA: Withdrawal of Certain Federal Water Quality Criteria Applicable to Maine
Notice of a proposed rule to amend the federal regulations to withdraw human health criteria (HHC) for toxic pollutants applicable to waters in Maine because the state adopted other EPA-approved HHC regulations. Comments on the proposed rule are due by October 19, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 3, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

High levels of toxic flame retardant chemicals found in dust inside college classrooms
(Silent Spring Institute) There are good reasons to be worried about indoor air quality right now, in light of COVID-19. In addition to transmitting infectious agents, indoor spaces can also be a source of harmful chemicals in consumer products. A new analysis of indoor spaces on college campuses finds dust in classrooms and lecture halls harbors high levels of toxic flame retardants used in furniture raising health concerns from everyday exposures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Chemicals in e-cigarettes mix to form 'entirely new combinations that are toxic to lung cells'
Researchers from Duke University and Yale in the US said that when vanilla, berry or cinnamon flavouring chemicals mixed with solvents in the devices they became unstable and harmful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on local lockdowns: devolve power, trust people | Editorial
Downing Street ’s pandemic response is a toxic combination of control-freakery and incompetenceNot much about the government ’s response to the coronavirus pandemic looks effective with hindsight, but once the decision to go into a full national lockdown was taken, the instruction was at least delivered efficiently. “Stay at home” was a messageclearly understood.Some Conservatives even complained that it had been too effective, making it harder to coax people back into economic activity when that became the Downing Street imperative. Since then, the message has become garbled, and not just because r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Boris Johnson Politics Conservatives Greater Manchester Andy Burnham Dominic Cummings Source Type: news

Superfoods for GUNS: How to clean and lubricate firearms using orange peel extracts and COCONUT OIL
(Natural News) Stocking up on coconut oil as a preparedness item is extremely wise. You can use it both as a food and as a gun cleaner and lubricant, it turns out. In today’s featured video at PrepWithMike.com, I reveal how to clean and lubricate firearms using superfoods instead of toxic, liver-damaging solvents and cleaning... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peer Review Finds EPA ’s Asbestos Risk Evaluation Flawed
The Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals found considerable failings and an underestimation of danger to the general public in a draft risk evaluation of asbestos submitted earlier this year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. SACC, which serves as a scientific, peer-review mechanism for the EPA, released its recommendations last week in the ongoing governmental reevaluation of asbestos. This is the latest step in the amended Toxic Substances Control Act that requires the EPA to conduct evaluations on specific chemicals to determine whether they present unreasonable risk under conditions of use. The committee w...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Predicting health risks is new frontier in toxicology, Berridge says
The scientific director of the NIEHS Division of the National Toxicology Program recently spoke with a group of international scientists. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news