2,4-D poisoning: a review with illustration of two cases - Pannu AK, Saroch A, Agrawal J, Sharma N.
2,4-D (2,4-dichlorphenoxyacetic acid) is a chlorphenoxy group pesticide. Its relative safety and broad leaf selectivity makes it a favourite herbicide of many home gardeners and agricultural workers. Severe systemic toxicity requiring hospital admission an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Toxic levels of air pollution are behind spike in asthma deaths
It comes after nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah's death from asthma was directly linked to air pollution last month. Her family believe the filthy air around their London home was to blame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The dangerous pattern of concurrent use of alcohol and cocaine among drunk-drivers of northeast Italy - Snenghi R, Pelletti G, Frigo AC, Forza G, Nalesso A, Montisci M, Favretto D.
AIM: To estimate the prevalence of drug and polydrug use among drunk-drivers during the driving license regranting program, in order to assess the inclusion of toxicological tests on hair and urine samples in the systematic methodology in this category of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Poisoning and poisoning advice: availability, toxico-vigilance and research - Isbister GK.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Multi-objective evacuation routing optimization for toxic cloud releases - Gai W, Deng Y, Jiang Z, Li J, Du Y.
This paper develops a model for assessing the risks associated with the evacuation process in response to potential chemical accidents, based on which a multi-objective evacuation routing model for toxic cloud releases is proposed taking into account that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Liver damage caused by OTC painkillers reduced by this folk remedy
(Natural News) Over-the-counter painkillers like acetaminophen can damage the liver and cause serious health problems. A new study by Malaysian researchers suggested that compounds from a common fern can protect the liver from toxic acetaminophen. Every day, the liver gets exposed to various substances, many of them toxic. It normally detoxifies and expels those toxic chemicals,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trial Adds Gemcitabine to Pleural Mesothelioma HIOC Therapy
Results of a phase I clinical trial highlight how the addition of a drug to an existing treatment option appears safe and may improve outcomes in certain patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). The primary goal of the trial was to determine the maximum tolerated dose of gemcitabine added to cisplatin when these drugs are delivered together as heated intraoperative chemotherapy (HIOC) during surgery. Researchers have studied cisplatin alone for HIOC. The addition of gemcitabine — a chemotherapy drug often used to treat pancreatic, ovarian and breast cancers — is new. The Journal of Thoracic Oncology...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 18, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

UC Davis Researchers Develop Microscope That Uses Ultraviolet Light for Diagnosis, Eliminates Need for Traditional Histology Slide Preparation
MUSE microscope speeds up some anatomic pathology laboratory processes and removes exposure to toxic fixative chemicals Because they handle tissue specimens, histotechnologists, anatomic pathologists, and hospital nurses are exposed to deadly chemicals such as formaldehyde, formalin, Xylene, and Toluene. The risks associated with these chemicals has been covered regularly by Dark Daily as recently as […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 18, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Michael Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

Molecular culprits of protein aggregation in ALS and FTLD
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) The mutated and aggregated protein FUS is implicated in two neurodegenerative diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Using a newly developed fruit fly model, researchers led by prof. Ludo Van Den Bosch (VIB-KU Leuven) have zoomed in on the protein structure of FUS to gain more insight into how it causes neuronal toxicity and disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FEFU scientists reported on toxicity of carbon and silicon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers
(Far Eastern Federal University) Nanoparticles with a wide range of applying, including medicine, damage cells of microalgae Heterosigma akashivo badly. This algae species is widely spread in the Russian Far East marine area. The acute toxic effect exhibited at concentrations of 100 mg/l of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and silicon nanotubes (SiNTs) in the sea- or fresh water. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disinfo.news reveals the lies and misinformation spread by the mainstream media, government and more
(Natural News) There is a massive scheme to disinform the public — and it’s already underway. Facebook, Google, major mainstream media outlets and profit-driven industry zealots are all on-board to keep the American people ill-informed on virtually every issue. Whether its hiding the toxicity of glyphosate, promoting false narratives or censoring real news on health,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unique BIR domain sets determine inhibitor of apoptosis protein-driven cell death and NOD2 complex signal specificity
The mammalian IAPs, X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) and cellular inhibitor of apoptosis protein 1 and 2 (cIAP1 and cIAP2), play pivotal roles in innate immune signaling and inflammatory homeostasis, often working in parallel or in conjunction at a signaling complex. IAPs direct both nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing 2 (NOD2) signaling complexes and cell death mechanisms to appropriately regulate inflammation. Although it is known that XIAP is critical for NOD2 signaling and that the loss of cIAP1 and cIAP2 blunts NOD2 activity, it is unclear whether these three highly related proteins can ...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Chirieleison, S. M., Rathkey, J. K., Abbott, D. W. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Parents warned over 'toxic' slime
Consumer group Which? is concerned the popular children's products are not being properly vetted. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fundamental study of gas toxicity with respect to fire stages - Zhao X, Yoshioka H, Noguchi T, Fujimoto S, Tanaike Y, Hayakawa T, Hase Y, Naruse T.
Current Building Standard Law of Japan estimates fire toxicity of building material in case of fire by gas toxicity test using mice. Because it is an animal test, some problems are identified such as the impossibility of quantitative analysis, and from eth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Genesis of Toxic Tau in Alzheimer's Disease Revealed Genesis of Toxic Tau in Alzheimer's Disease Revealed
New research provides novel insights into the shape-shifting nature of tau protein and suggests new avenues for Alzheimer's drug development.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Recalls Common Heart Drug For Potential Cancer Risk
(CNN) — The recall of a common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the the versions of valsartan that are made by Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. as well as valsartan/hydrochlor...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

San Diego business using Navy technology to trap stormwater pollution
(TechLink) California Filtration Specialists has signed a patent license agreement with a US Navy laboratory for water treatment technologies that remove toxic metals from stormwater runoff before reaching waterways and the oceans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Common is Recurrent Kawasaki Disease?
Patient Presentation A 3.5-year-old female came to clinic with a 2-day history fever up to 101°F. The evening before she had complained of a sore throat but had no rhinorrhea, cough or rash. She was drinking reasonably well and was urinating frequently. She had been to a birthday party where an older child had had strep throat. The past medical history was positive for Kawasaki Disease diagnosed at 17 months of age and treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) on day 6 of fever. Her echocardiograms had been negative and she was being appropriately monitored by cardiology. The family history was positive for heart...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae
Blooms have flourished during the warm spell but they pose a health risk to humans and animals. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cal Poly University celebrates tactics to reduce number of white students on campus... all in the name of "inclusiveness"
(Natural News) A once-great engineering and technical institution in California that used to pride itself on academic achievement is now welcoming its rapid demise with open arms by embracing the toxic leftist doctrine of “diversity” at all costs. Rather than seek to gain more qualified “brainy” students to join its ranks, regardless of their skin... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Industrial sea fishing is exposing more people to excessively high levels of mercury
(Natural News) Industrial fishing is helping bring more toxic mercury to the table, according to research from Université de Montréal published in Scientific Reports. This means that populations from several countries consume way more mercury than what is considered safe and are at a higher risk of suffering the complications. The study used data from the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mysterious burns on teen's face caused by brush with toxic plant
Alex Childress went to his parents for help with what he thought was a severe sunburn after working outside at his summer landscaping job. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top symptoms of aluminum poisoning and toxicity
(Natural News) Exposure to high levels of aluminum may lead to potentially harmful toxicity. Old age and reduced kidney function are two most common risk factors associated with aluminum poisoning. According to an article published in Medscape.com, aluminum toxicity is commonly found in patients with renal impairment. Long-term hemodialysis is also linked to increased odds of aluminum... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virginia teen suffers third-degree burns after touching toxic plant
Alex Childress, who is gardening for his summer job in Virginia, saw a weed on Tuesday that looked like it should be pulled out. It turned out to be hogweed, which can cause blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury Awards $4.7 Billion To Women In Talcum Powder Lawsuit
(CNN) — After 8 hours of deliberations Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. The jury award includes $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. It’s the largest verdict against the company that has sold Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder for decades. The jurors sat through weeks of testimony listening to experts who explained the complicated science, workers at Johnson & Jo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Johnson & Johnson Local TV Source Type: news

Data Support FDA Restrictions on Child Cough and Cold Medicines
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- New research supports expanded restrictions on opioid-containing cough and cold medications (CCMs) for children, according to a short communication published recently in Clinical Toxicology. Ian M. Paul, M.D., from the Penn... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Virginia teen suffers third-degree burns after touching toxic plant
Alex Childress, who is gardening for his summer job in Virginia, saw a weed on Tuesday that looked like it should be pulled out. It turned out to be hogweed, which can cause blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Occupational Mercury Exposure at a Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Facility - Wisconsin, 2017
An investigation of environmental contamination at a fluorescent light recycling facility in Wisconsin in 2017 found elevated mercury levels among five of seven workers and clinical signs of mercury toxicity in two. Use of personal protective equipment was inconsistent, and mercury levels for inside air exceeded recommended thresholds. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Software-Based Chemical Screen Could Minimize Animal Testing
Researchers develop a machine-learning tool for toxicity analyses that is more consistent in predicting chemical hazards than assays on animals. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 13, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Novichok agents: a historical, current, and toxicological perspective - Chai PR, Hayes BD, Erickson TB, Boyer EW.
The Novichok, or "newcomer" class of nerve agents are lesser characterized, weaponized organophosphate agents. The use of known Novichok agents in warfare is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1997. Novichok agents are considered more potent t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Improving cancer treatment with 3D modeling of drug resistance
(University of Akron) Researchers will model response of colon cancer cells to anticancer drugs using 3D cultures. By exploring specific mechanisms of a cancer cell's feedback signaling that renders tumors non-responsive, they can design treatment strategies that effectively block tumor growth with significantly reduced toxicity to normal cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More bad news for e-cigarette users: The flavors are just more toxic chemicals, warn scientists
(Natural News) Just because it’s sweet, doesn’t mean it’s better for you. A recently published study discovered that chemicals and liquids used in flavoring e-cigarettes could result in a “significant inflammation” of monocytes, a type of white blood cell in the body. Additionally, the study pointed out that a lot of these compounds are toxic – with cinnamon, vanilla,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain bacteria that digest toxic heavy metals transform toxic gold particles into “secondary” gold nuggets
(Natural News) Talk about a silver lining — in this case, a gold one: Researchers have discovered that the bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans is able to “extract valuable trace elements from a compound of heavy metals without poisoning itself.” In particular, they identified a unique side effect of this process, that is, the formation of metallic gold nanoparticles.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast
Mountain goat, red deer, cereal grains and a toxic fern: What our ancestors ate 5,000 years ago. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatty Fare a Fave for 'Otzi the Iceman'
The wild meat consumed by Otzi was eaten fresh or perhaps dried. The presence of toxic bracken particles could be due to Otzi taking bracken as a way to treat intestinal problems caused by parasites, or by using the leaves to wrap food. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy drinking leads to heart attacks causing toxic iron to build up
Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University found women from regions where alcohol consumption is high have greater iron levels in their bodies and are more likely to die from heart issues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methanol as an unlisted ingredient in supposedly alcohol-based hand rub can pose serious health risk - Chan APL, Chan TYK.
Alcohol-based hand rub (hand sanitizer) is heavily used in the community and the healthcare setting to maintain hand hygiene. Methanol must never be used in such a product because oral, pulmonary and/or skin exposures can result in severe systemic toxicity... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

DAMNING EVIDENCE: Revealed documents prove that Monsanto deliberately sold banned chemicals for years despite knowing their health risks
(Natural News) Monsanto’s atrocious acts were bound to catch up with them some time — and it is beginning to look like that time has finally come. Recently revealed documents prove that Monsanto knowingly sold banned toxic chemicals for years after confirming their catastrophic risks to the environment and human health. Bill Sherman, the assistant attorney general for Washington... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pesticides impair the fertility of male frogs, causing a female-biased sex ratio
(Natural News) We all know that pesticides are bad, but the news just keeps getting worse as studies continue to show the extent of their harm. The latest strike against them comes in the form of a study carried out by researchers from the Department of Environmental Toxicology at Uppsala University, one of just a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gases from a car air freshener caused a car to explode
(Natural News) Just recently, an automobile blew up without warning in the U.K. – but it wasn’t because of a terrorist plot. An article in Natural Health 365 states that the car exploded due to a build-up of toxic gases from the air freshener. The vehicle was in the parking lot of a B&Q home improvement... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global chemical giants knew about the health dangers of dioxins DECADES before Vietnam
(Natural News) Among the many horrors of the Vietnam War was the United States military’s spraying of Agent Orange, a highly toxic defoliant, throughout the rainforests of the South Pacific. This egregious military action resulted in countless injuries and deaths – its lingering effects still rearing their ugly head today in veterans who were exposed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital chemical test impresses
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zainzinger, V. Tags: Chemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

Russian Company Brands Asbestos with Trump ’ s Face
The world’s largest producer of chrysotile asbestos is now marketing its signature product with President Donald Trump’s image, according to a recent Facebook post from the Russian mining company Uralasbest. On June 25, the company, which operates a giant asbestos mine in the Ural Mountains in Western Russia, posted photos of its asbestos on palettes wrapped in plastic and stamped with a seal of Trump’s face in red ink. A message of support for Trump and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt accompanied the photos. In an English translation provided by the Environmental...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 11, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

New study proves the FDA is actively suppressing information about the harmful effects of Gardasil
(Natural News) Young, healthy women who experience amenorrhea, ovarian failure, and infertility have likely been damaged by Merck’s HPV vaccine. A new study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health analyzed data on pregnancy outcomes, comparing women who received an HPV vaccine with those who did not. The data analysis is titled, “A lowered probability... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your fish may contain toxic chemicals, study reveals
The University of Pittsburgh study found that farmers are using feed that contains a type of synthetic flame retardant imported from countries 'without advanced food safety regulations'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defining Narcissistic Abuse: The Case for Deception as Abuse
Narcissistic abuse is a serious form of abuse that is estimated to affect somewhere between 60 and 158 million people in the U.S. alone (Bonchay, 2017). Just recently, June was recognized as Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Month. Despite its prevalence and the efforts to promote awareness, however, there is almost no public knowledge of this type of abuse. Most types of abuse, such as physical abuse and psychological abuse, have generally agreed-upon definitions. Yet often the definitions supplied for narcissistic abuse in mental health literature as well as books and articles written for survivors are vague, imprecise, and ...
Source: Psych Central - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kristen Milstead Tags: Abuse Codependence Domestic Violence Narcissism PTSD Relationships & Love Self-Esteem Source Type: news

SICK: Renowned academic brags about suppressing information on the deadly effects of PFAS in 3M chemicals
(Natural News) Professor John P. Giesy may be considered one of the top academic authorities on toxic chemicals, but it turns out that position of power has been abused. Despite being credited as the first scientist to sound the alarm on the presence of toxic per- and poly-fluoroalkyl [PFAS] chemicals in the environment, new evidence has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Role of oxidative stress and antioxidant therapy in acute and chronic phases of sulfur mustard injuries: a review - Beigi Harchegani A, Khor A, Tahmasbpour E, Ghatresamani M, Bakhtiari Kaboutaraki H, Shahriary A.
Sulfur mustard (SM) is a chemical compound that preferentially targets ocular, cutaneous and pulmonary tissues. Although pathologic effect of SM has been extensively considered, molecular and cellular mechanism of its toxicity, especially at the chronic ph... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news