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Examination of fire and related accidents in Skikda Oil Refinery for the period 2002-2013 - Chettouh S, Hamzi R, Benaroua K.
This paper presents a statistical analysis of reported accidents related to the Skikda's Oil and Gas Refinery that led to a major explosion and loss of life. A historical review of fire, explosion and toxic release incidents that occurred during the period... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Vaccines on trial
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Source: ScienceNOW - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wadman, M. Tags: Epidemiology, Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Science and Policy Feature Source Type: news

Vaccine myths
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Source: ScienceNOW - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wessel, L. Tags: Epidemiology, Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology Feature Source Type: news

The science of persuasion
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Source: ScienceNOW - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kupferschmidt, K. Tags: Epidemiology, Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology Feature Source Type: news

The vaccine wars
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Source: ScienceNOW - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wadman, M., You, J. Tags: Epidemiology, Immunology, Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Science and Policy Feature Source Type: news

Estimate of the prevalence and burden of food poisoning by natural toxic compounds in South Korea - Park MS, Bahk GJ.
This study estimated the number of cas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

American Airlines pilots being sickened by toxic chemicals in uniforms
(Natural News) Here we go again. Late last year, thousands of American Airlines employees said that the carrier’s new uniform caused a series of allergic reactions including eye swelling, rashes, skin blistering, and even vertigo. American repeatedly assured their employees that their new uniforms were safe and have since then distributed the uniforms to around... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Starbucks launches TOXIC Unicorn Frappuccino in effort to stay relevant
(Natural News) A potentially toxic craze is spreading like wildfire across the internet, and in an attempt to stay relevant, Starbucks has jumped on the bandwagon. So-called “unicorn food,” which is trending across social media, is any food item that has been made super colorful by the addition of food dye, marshmallows or naturally colorful... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The occurrence of alcohol/drugs by toxicological examination of selected drivers in Hong Kong - Cheng WC, Dao KL.
The study is to investigate the extent of alcohol/drug(s) use among selected drivers, i.e. fatally injured drivers from traffic accidents (2006-2015), drink driving (2006-2015) and drug driving (2010-2015) cases, in Hong Kong. Between 2006 and 2015, specim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lead poisoning due to herbal medications - Chambial S, Bhardwaj P, Mahdi AA, Sharma P.
Lead ranks as one of the most serious environmental poisons all over the world amongst toxic heavy metals with no known biological function useful for the human body. A case of lead toxicity due to consumption of herbal medicine is being discussed. The cas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Vaccine skepticism is rooted in rational science, while vaccine zealotry is pushed under the "cult of scientism"
(Natural News) Ever notice how every attack on so-called “anti-vaxxers” (a demeaning medical slur, the equivalent of the “N word” in science) begins with the assumption that they must be completely crazy? That’s a tactic. It’s designed to dismiss the rational science behind vaccine skepticism, even as the evidence keeps mounting that toxic vaccine ingredients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

College students exposed to toxic dust in dorms
Researchers found that students living in college dormitories are exposed to high levels of toxic flame retardants in dust. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four cups of coffee 'not bad for health' suggests review
Conclusion It appears that previous recommendations from the 2003 Health Canada review into the effects of caffeine on health remain suitable. Health Canada recommended a maximum daily coffee intake of 400mg/day for healthy adults and 300mg/day for pregnant women. Although this review looked at a large number of studies and found that the evidence overall supports these recommendations, there are some limitations to the research: The number of studies providing evidence for each health outcome varied. Some results were based on a large number of studies, others on a much smaller number. This means the strength of evide...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Fed Up With Losing Their Kids To Drug Overdoses, Parents Share Their Stories
Every morning, when I log into Facebook, I’m already braced for the punch. I know what I’ll see. Another parent, another family, posting about their child’s fatal overdose. Social media is flooded with pictures of kids grinning in their graduation caps – and comatose, plugged into a monitor in the ICU. These posts are sad memorials to the victims of the opioid crisis – and a call to action, to government, big pharma, and our communities. These deaths are preventable, and they affect every one of us. After all: this could be your kid. Heroin use continues to grow dramatically as the opioi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICCVAM Public Forum - May 23, 2017
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Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - April 25, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

ICCVAM Public Forum - May 23
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Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - April 25, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

Mystery of the missing mercury at the Great Salt Lake
Around 2010, the deep waters of Utah's Great Salt Lake contained high levels of toxic methylmercury. Mercury measurements in waterfowl surrounding the lake led to a rare human consumption advisory for ducks. But by 2015, 90 percent of the deep mercury was gone. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Your cash register receipts are full of dangerous chemicals
(Natural News) Warning: cash register receipts are toxic, according to one team of researchers. The 2014 study published in the journal, PLOS ONE, confirmed that cash register receipts contained high levels of bisphenol A. This synthetic toxic chemical has become known as a carcinogen and endocrine disruptor with a wide range of adverse health effects,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

College students exposed to toxic flame retardants in dust from dormitory furnishings
(Silent Spring Institute) A new study shows that students living in college dormitories are exposed to high levels of toxic flame retardants in dust. In the analysis, led by Silent Spring Institute, scientists measured dozens of flame retardants in dorm dust samples, including carcinogens, hormone disruptors, and chemicals that affect brain function. The results also included some of the highest levels ever reported. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Published data reveals new mechanism to inhibit oligomers, key driver of Alzheimer's
(The Yates Network) Peer-reviewed results published in the journal CNS Drugs elucidate a new molecular mechanism of action for tramiprosate, the active agent in Alzheon's Phase 3-ready drug candidate, ALZ-801. Scientists discovered that tramiprosate blocks production of neurotoxic beta amyloid oligomers by 'enveloping' the A ß 42 amyloid peptide, and prevents its misfolding and aggregation. This enveloping prevents the self-assembly of misfolded amyloid monomers into toxic oligomers that cause neurotoxicity and clinical progression in patients with Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 25, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Laboratory breeds mosquitoes to kill their offspring
Oxford-grown insects pass toxic genes to their young (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Global warming making oceans more toxic, breaking climate change research shows
Climate change is predicted to cause a series of maladies for world oceans including heating up, acidification, and the loss of oxygen. A newly published study demonstrates that one ocean consequence of climate change that has already occurred is the spread and intensification of toxic algae. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Novel method to detect toxic effects of chemicals could reduce need for animal testing
Traditional toxicological investigations performed on animals (in vivo) are expensive, time-consuming and may cause animal suffering. But new research demonstrates that a neuronal cell model, derived from mouse, can be used to evaluate the neurotoxic effect of chemicals. The alternative toxicity risk assessment could reduce reliance on animal testing while also enable quick large scale toxicity evaluations. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Scientists step closer to finding cause of multiple sclerosis
A new study finds that too much of a protein called Rab32 disrupts mitochondria function, resulting in the toxicity seen in brain cells of people with MS. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Skin care expert reveals the 20 most toxic chemical ingredients in beauty products... are you poisoning yourself?
(Natural News) Renowned skin care expert Dr. Trevor Cates lists 20 of the most toxic chemicals found in personal care products. “What we put on our skin should be as clean as what we eat. But for most people, it’s not. Even in tiny amounts, many of the chemicals commonly found in our cosmetics can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel method to detect toxic effects of chemicals could reduce need for animal testing
(Umea University) Traditional toxicological investigations performed on animals (in vivo) are expensive, time-consuming and may cause animal suffering. But research from Ume å University demonstrates that a neuronal cell model, derived from mouse, can be used to evaluate the neurotoxic effect of chemicals. The alternative toxicity risk assessment could reduce reliance on animal testing while also enable quick large scale toxicity evaluations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

We inhale 10million toxic particles per breath in the car
Soot is emitted from engines, especially from diesel vehicles, polluting the air. United Nations was leading discussions for a global standard in air quality as 40,000 Brits die from air pollution a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Hygiene Is Killing You And Your Career
The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep. Why...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'before and after' photo that changed everything for this woman
How to make your “before and after” photos so spectacular they’re seen by 100 million people and you become an international media sensation?If you ’re 39-year-old Australian mother of three Taryn Brumfitt, the answer is to blow apart the toxic stereotype of what women are “supposed” to look like... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James S. Fell Source Type: news

Fish oil component helps damaged brain, retina cells survive, shows research
NDP1, a signaling molecule made from DHA, can trigger the production of a protective protein against toxic free radicals and injury in the brain and retina, research shows for the first time. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far.
President Donald Trump gave many signals on the campaign trail that his presidency would be a disaster for the environment. He called global warming a “hoax” and “bullshit,” vowed to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency, and undo regulations to revive the fossil fuel industry.   Almost 100 days into Trump’s tenure, the fears of environmentalists, scientists, public health advocates have been confirmed — and then some. Before he’d even been sworn in, Trump nominated several climate deniers chummy with the fossil fuel industry to his cabinet, including former Texas...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Improving response to toxic inhalation disasters
Better medical responses to the accidental or intentional release of inhaled toxic chemicals are being developed, but the field faces considerable challenges, according to a new report by an international panel of experts. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Report recommends ways to improve response to toxic inhalation disasters
Better medical responses to the accidental or intentional release of inhaled toxic chemicals are being developed, but the field faces considerable challenges, according to a new report by an international panel of experts. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NTP Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2016 now available
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Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - April 21, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

NTP Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report – now available
(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - April 21, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

NTP Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report - now available
(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - April 21, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

Hundreds More Lead Hotpsots Are Identified As Trump Prepares To Gut Programs
BUFFALO, New York (Reuters) - Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalo’s east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. Her oldest son suffered nosebleeds, body rashes and a developmental disorder requiring speech therapy. Checking her apartment, county health inspectors found 15 lead violations, all linked to old paint in this blue collar city plagued by lead poisoning. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead hots...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunflower seeds traced as source of toxic mold, potent liver carcinogen
Sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased health risk in many low-income countries worldwide, researchers have found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Monsanto kills bill that would allow Oregon farmers to sue over cross-pollination
(Natural News) While some states and counties in the US are making moves to encourage food freedom and stop the use of toxic herbicides and pesticides, citizens in other areas of the country are fighting for their voices to be heard. Take Oregon, for example.  Senate Bill 1037 would have restored counties’ rights to protect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LSUHealthNO research shows fish oil component helps damaged brain and retina cells survive
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A team of researchers led by Nicolas Bazan, M.D., Ph.D., Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has shown for the first time that NDP1, a signaling molecule made from DHA, can trigger the production of a protective protein against toxic free radicals and injury in the brain and retina. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

LSUHealthNO research shows fish oil component helps damaged brain & retina cells survive
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A team of researchers led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has shown for the first time that NDP1, a signaling molecule made from DHA, can trigger the production of a protective protein against toxic free radicals and injury in the brain and retina. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Sunflower seeds traced as source of toxic mold, potent liver carcinogen
(Michigan State University) Michigan State University researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased health risk in many low-income countries worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Report recommends ways to improve response to toxic inhalation disasters
(American Thoracic Society) Better medical responses to the accidental or intentional release of inhaled toxic chemicals are being developed, but the field faces considerable challenges, according to a new report by an international panel of experts.The report, " Chemical Inhalation Disasters: Biology of Lung Injury, Development of Novel Therapeutics, and Medical Preparedness, " has been published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Antibody delivery mediated by recombinant adeno-associated virus
(Bentham Science Publishers) Monoclonal antibody (mAb) based-therapies have revolutionized treatments of cancer and autoimmune diseases because of their specificity and limited toxicity (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Suicide of a nurse in a hospital environment involving anesthetic drugs - Aknouche F, Guibert E, Tessier A, Larcher O, Kintz P.
In a medical environment, a postmortem toxicological analysis can be difficult to achieve when the deceased is part of the medical staff. Numerous anesthetic drugs can be used to commit suicide and there is a need to implement a specific strategy, particul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Continues Dirty Energy Tour
WASHINGTON — The man in charge of protecting human health and the environment traveled to one of America’s oldest coal-fired power plants on Thursday, continuing what is shaping up to be a dirty energy tour. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt’s visit to the Thomas Hill Energy Center, in Clifton Hill, Missouri, comes one week after he traveled to a Pennsylvania coal mine to formally launch the EPA’s “Back-to-Basics agenda.” It also comes a day after the American Lung Association released its annual air quality report, which found nearly 4 in 10 Americans are breathing ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Continues Dirty Energy Tour
WASHINGTON — The man in charge of protecting human health and the environment traveled to one of America’s oldest coal-fired power plants on Thursday, continuing what is shaping up to be a dirty energy tour. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt’s visit to the Thomas Hill Energy Center, in Clifton Hill, Missouri, comes one week after he traveled to a Pennsylvania coal mine to formally launch the EPA’s “Back-to-Basics agenda.” It also comes a day after the American Lung Association released its annual air quality report, which found nearly 4 in 10 Americans are breathing ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lead Poisons Children In L.A. Neighborhoods Rich And Poor
With its century-old Spanish-style homes tucked behind immaculately trimmed hedges, San Marino, California, is among the most coveted spots to live in the Los Angeles area. Its public schools rank top in the state, attracting families affiliated with CalTech, the elite university blocks away. The city’s zoning rules promote a healthy lifestyle, barring fast food chains. Home values in L.A. County census tract 4641, in the heart of San Marino and 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, can rival those in Beverly Hills. The current average listing price: $2.9 million. But the area has another, unsettling distinction, unk...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He lost his sight to cancer, but not his vision of a full life
When Tim Conners collected his wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2012 at the age of 18, he was blind from childhood leukemia that had spread to his optic nerve and craving inspiration to transcend his disability. A football player and wrestler who’d never been an outdoorsman, he asked to meet Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to climb the Seven Summits, the highest mountains on seven continents. Tim’s wish came true. He had 2½ terrifying but transformative days of outdoor adventures in Colorado with Erik, who lost his sight to a degenerative eye disorder at 13. Now Tim is training to cl...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center stem cell transplant Source Type: news

Africa: Ipen Acat and Arnika Survey Finds Children's Toys Contaminated With a Toxic Industrial Chemical That Is Recommended for Global Prohibition
[PR Newswire] Prague, Czech Republic and Gothenburg, Sweden -A survey of children's products in 10 countries1 finds widespread contamination with an industrial chemical recommended for global prohibition. Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) are industrial chemicals primarily used in metalworking, but also as flame retardants and softeners in plastics. Their harmful properties have attracted global concern and a Stockholm Convention expert committee has recommended world-wide elimination of SCCPs under the treaty. SCCPs adversely affect the kidney, liver, and t (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news