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NTP Update – April 2017 now available
(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - April 6, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

Mother died 'after becoming addicted to painkillers'
Sarah Jones died at her home in Stockport last August with toxicology reports revealing she had two different painkillers and an anti-depressant in her system. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO alarmed by use of highly toxic chemicals as weapons in Syria
WHO is alarmed by serious reports of the use of highly toxic chemicals in an attack in Khan Shaykhun, southern rural Idleb, Syria. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype], Syrian Arab Republic [country] Source Type: news

Experts debate the advantages of using stem cells for predictive toxicology screening
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) An esteemed panel of scientists and clinicians with expertise in developmental biology and toxicology examined the potential benefits and current limitations of using stem cell-based tissue and organ models to screen for the toxicity of chemicals and drugs in the laboratory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Melting snow contains a toxic cocktail of pollutants
With spring finally here and warmer temperatures just around the corner, snow will slowly melt away, releasing us from the clutches of winter. However, that's not the only thing that the melting snow will release. Researchers have found that urban snow accumulates a toxic cocktail from car emissions -- pollutants that are in turn unleashed into the environment as the weather warms up. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drugs widely used in cancer therapy increase toxicity of chemotherapy in mice
A short-term fast appears to counteract increases in blood sugar caused by common cancer drugs and protect healthy cells in mice from becoming too vulnerable to chemotherapy, according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Combination Promising in Advanced Melanoma
The combination of an intratumoral injection of CVA21 and ipilimumab has demonstrated durable response with minimal toxicity in patients with advanced melanoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Melanoma News Source Type: news

Judge: Plaintiff Sufficiently Stated Dairy Discharged Hazardous Substances
SAN DIEGO - A federal judge in California on March 24 denied a dairy's motion for judgment on the pleadings after finding that a plaintiff corporation sufficiently alleged that the dairy discharged hazardous substances that are covered by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (Citizens Development Corporation v. County of San Diego, et al., No. 12cv0334, S.D. Calif., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43785). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

5th Circuit: Evidence Lacking In Chemical Injury Case Against Iraq War Contractor
NEW ORLEANS - A panel of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 27 affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a chemical injury lawsuit against Iraq War contractors, concluding that the plaintiffs failed to present epidemiological evidence that meets the reliability threshold for evidence (Mark McManaway, et al. v. KBR Inc., et al. and Rocky Bixby, et al. v. KBR Inc., et al., No. 15-20641, 5th Cir.; 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 5341). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

4th Circuit Finds CERCLA Does Not Preempt Virginia's Statutes Of Limitations
RICHMOND, Va. - A Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled March 9 that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act does not preempt Virginia's statutes of limitation on property owners' claims for unjust enrichment, trespass, nuisance and injunctive relief because the plaintiffs could not state claims for cost recovery or contribution under CERCLA (Neal Blankenship, et al. v. Consolidation Coal Company, et al., No. 15-2480, Ira Gordon Ratliff, et al. v. Consolidation Coal Company, et al., No. 15-2482, 4th Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 4168). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerg...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Halliburton: Residents In Drinking Water Case Not Complying With Discovery
OKLAHOMA CITY - Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (HESI) on March 16 filed a brief in Oklahoma federal court contending that residents who have sued the company alleging that it is liable for contaminating their drinking water are not complying with the company's discovery requests (Mitchell L. McCormick, et al. v. Halliburton Energy Services Inc., No. 11-1272 and Albin Family Revocable Living Trust, et al. v. Halliburton Energy Services Inc., No. 16-910, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

2nd Circuit Will Consider Groundwater Contamination
NEW YORK - A federal judge in the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 1 issued an order staying proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York pending the Second Circuit's determination regarding a petition for leave to appeal the partial dismissal of some groundwater contamination claims brought by a class of New York residents against Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. and Honeywell International Inc. (Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., et al. v.Michelle Baker, et al., No. 17-493, 2nd Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Vacates $4.24M Verdict In Groundwater Lawsuit Against Fracking Company
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A federal magistrate judge in Pennsylvania on March 31 vacated a $4.24 million verdict handed down in favor of a group of residents against a hydraulic fracturing company they had accused of contaminating their groundwater. The judge ordered that a new trial be held if the parties are unable to reach a mutual settlement on the remaining claims in the lawsuit (Nolen Scott Ely v. Cabot Oil& Gas Corporation, No. 09-2284, M.D. Pa.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49075). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Monsanto Denies That Exposure To Glyphosate Causes Cancer
ST. LOUIS - Monsanto Co. on March 28 filed an answer in Missouri federal court denying that any exposure to its herbicide Roundup, with its active ingredient glyphosate, can cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) or other cancers, as alleged by numerous individuals who have used Roundup (Steve Salvaggio, et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al., No. 17-1113, E.D. Mo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Michigan Employees: Motion To Compel Flint Water Crisis Discovery 'Misguided'
DETROIT - Employees of Michigan who are being sued for liability connected to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., on March 22 filed a brief in which they contend that the federal judge hearing the case should deny the plaintiffs' motion to compel discovery on grounds it is "a misguided attempt to compel" one of the defendants' experts to create documents for the plaintiffs which do not presently exist (Lawrence Washington, Jr., et al. v. Governor Richard Dale Snyder, et al., No. 16- 11247, E.D. Mich.) (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Michigan Will Spend $87M To Replace Water Lines In Flint, Mich., Settlement Deal
DETROIT - A federal judge in Michigan on March 28 issued an order approving a settlement between residents of the city of Flint, Mich. and the state of Michigan, its officials and the city of Flint that calls for - among other things - an allocation of $87 million to fund continued water service-line replacements to address the city's lead-contaminated water crisis (Concerned Pastors for Social Action, et al. v. Nick A. Khouri, et al., No. 16-10277, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge Remands Flint Water Crisis Case, Says Federal Jurisdiction Not Shown
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A federal judge in Michigan on March 31 remanded to state court a lawsuit brought against officials of the state of Michigan pertaining to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., ruling that the defendants failed to meet the requirements necessary to remove the matter to federal court (Tamara Nappier v. Richard Snyder, et al., No. 16-636, W.D. Mich.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48768). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

U.S. High Court Must Intervene In $18.5B Fraud Ruling, Residents, Attorney Say
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A group of Ecuadorian residents and their attorney who challenge a fraud ruling with regard to an $18.5 billion judgment they previously won against Chevron Corp. filed a petition for writ of certiorari March 27 in the U.S. Supreme Court contending that "the Second Circuit's unprecedented authorization of a preemptive collateral attack on a foreign country's money judgment warrants" the high court's intervention (Steven Donziger, et al. v. Chevron Corporation, No. 16A686, and Hugo Gerardo Camacho Naranjo v. Chevron Corporation, No. 16A714, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Em...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - April 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Plastic No More … Also in Kenya
Plastic bags are also a major contributor to the 8 million tonnes of plastic dumped in the sea every year. Credit: UNEPBy Baher KamalROME, Apr 4 2017 (IPS)Good news: Kenya has just joined the commitment of other 10 countries to address major plastic pollution by decreeing a ban on the use, manufacture and import of all plastic bags, to take effect in six months. The Kenyan decision comes three weeks after the UN declared “war on plastic” through its new UN Clean Seas initiative, launched on at the Economist World Ocean Summit in Bali (February 22-24, 2017).The initiative’s campaign urges governments to pa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Climate Change Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Winning with UNISON
UNISON exists for its members: to protect them and defend them and their interests; to win recompense when things go wrong and to make sure they’re treated fairly and equally. At a time like this, when public services and the people who work in them – whether for private, public or community providers – are facing challenges like never before, the union’s work with and for our members is needed like never before. And sometimes it’s useful to remind ourselves of just what our members, our activists, and our services and staff can do. Three recent wins in just the past month show just what being...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article get help health and safety Industrial action industrial tribunals legal services success UNISON Cymru/Wales UNISON north west unison south west Source Type: news

Persistently high pesticide levels found in small streams
Small watercourses are contaminated with large numbers of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. A study shows that the legal requirements specified for water quality are not met in any of the five Swiss streams investigated; thresholds for acute toxicity to aquatic organisms were also exceeded. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Consuming silicon-rich water or foods can purge your body of up to 70% of the of aluminum in your bloodstream
(Natural News) Every day, we are being bombarded with aluminum. Even though aluminum is known to be a toxic substance, it can be found in many of our everyday products, such as processed food, cookware, vaccines, medications, baby products, cosmetics, antiperspirants, sunscreens, cleaning products, tap water, and even in the air we breathe. Aluminum is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melting snow contains a toxic cocktail of pollutants
(McGill University) With spring finally here and warmer temperatures just around the corner, snow will slowly melt away, releasing us from the clutches of winter. However, that's not the only thing that the melting snow will release. Researchers from McGill University and É cole de technologie sup é rieure in Montreal have found that urban snow accumulates a toxic cocktail from car emissions - pollutants that are in turn unleashed into the environment as the weather warms up. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 4, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Drugs widely used in cancer therapy increase toxicity of chemotherapy in mice
(University of Southern California) A short-term fast appears to counteract increases in blood sugar caused by common cancer drugs and protect healthy cells in mice from becoming too vulnerable to chemotherapy, according to new research from the University of Southern California. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Award-winning contributions highlighted at Society of Toxicology meeting
NIEHS staff and grantees received Society of Toxicology awards, recognizing scientific achievements and contributions to the field. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS and NTP talk science at Society of Toxicology meeting
NIEHS and National Toxicology Program staff talked science among 7,000 attendees at the 2017 Society of Toxicology meeting in Baltimore. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

When human illness rises, the environment suffers, too
A toxic environment is known to create health problems for people, but sick people can also create health problems for the environment. Around Kenya's Lake Victoria, a fishing community where locals battle high rates of disease and a depleted fish stock, scientists found that human illness exacerbates unsustainable fishing practices. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Shorter Mesothelioma Survival Linked to High Platelet Count
A disorder that forces the body to overproduce platelets is now linked to worsening the prognosis of peritoneal mesothelioma patients, according to researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Previous clinical trials associated a high platelet count, also known as thrombocytosis, with poor outcomes for various malignancies. However, the recent study at The Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore is the first to evaluate the clinical significance of thrombocytosis with mesothelioma cancer. The study, published March 21 in the Annals of Surgical Oncology, analyzed overall survival for peritoneal...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 3, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: chemotherapy for mesothelioma heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy mesothelioma survival peritoneal mesothelioma survival platelet count for mesothelioma thrombocytosis for mesothelioma Source Type: news

Family Fights To Ban USDA Wildlife Trap That Killed Their Dog, Injured Son
An Idaho family is calling for a federal ban on a cyanide-spewing predator-control device that killed their Labrador retriever and left their teenage son “inches from death.” Before last month, the Mansfields had never even heard of a cyanide bomb, the family told The Huffington Post. That’s why when 14-year-old Canyon Mansfield was walking his dog, Casey, near the border of his family’s property in Pocatello, Idaho, he simply thought he had stumbled upon the head of a sprinkler, and he reached down to touch it. When he did, the device popped in an explosion that knocked him to the ground and covere...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Profile of adult acute cholinesterase inhibitors substances poisoning - a 30 years analysis - Gazzi EN, Sorodoc V, Jaba IM, Lionte C, Bologa C, Lupusoru CE, Lupusoru R, Sorodoc L, Petris O.
The objective of this study was to assess the pattern and outcome of acute cholinesterase inhibitors substances (CIS) poisoning cases, in a cohort from a regional tertiary care hospital. METHODS: cases admitted in the Toxicology Clinic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Toxicology Rounds: LET Recommendations Fall Short
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - April 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Toxicology Rounds Source Type: news

3 Toxic Mistakes That Can Tear Young Married Couples Apart
Even strong relationships are susceptible to marriage mistakes, particularly if the marriage is relatively new, according to Pastor John Gray of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Pastor Gray often counsels couples and newlyweds in matters of marriage, and he says there are three particular marriage mistakes that are toxic enough to tear two people apart. MISTAKE #1: Holding your spouse hostage to past mistakes. People make mistakes. When your partner says or does something that offends you, it’s important not to harp on that mistake in the future. Instead, Pastor Gray says, you must give your spouse the opportunity ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keytruda Proves Effectiveness with Mesothelioma
This study provides evidence that some patients [with mesothelioma] can have long-term disease control with this drug, which we haven’t seen before,” Alley said in a press release. “This drug appears to be well tolerated.” Real Need for Second-Line Therapy Standard first-line therapy for mesothelioma includes a combination of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, but it remains relatively ineffective as a long-term solution. Alley believes pembrolizumab, classified as a checkpoint inhibitor drug, can provide a needed advancement in treatment. Checkpoint inhibitors allow the immune system to fight off...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 31, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Abramson Cancer Center checkpoint inhibitors Dr. Evan Alley keytruda keytruda clinical trials keytruda for mesothelioma Merck & Co. PD-L1 proteins pembrolizumab Pembrolizumab mesothelioma Penn Medicine Penn Presbyterian Medical Cente Source Type: news

EPA Chief's Refusal To Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide Shows Profit Trumps Public Safety
WASHINGTON — Defying the recommendation of his own agency’s scientists, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has refused to ban a widely used pesticide that’s been linked to learning disabilities in children. Pruitt’s order, signed late Wednesday, allows chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide that’s been used on crops from broccoli to cranberries since the 1960s, to remain on the market for agricultural use. The EPA proposed in November 2015 under the Obama administration to permanently ban the chemical on food crops, citing potential risks to hu...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

EPA Chief's Refusal To Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide Shows Profit Trumps Public Safety
WASHINGTON — Defying the recommendation of his own agency’s scientists, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has refused to ban a widely used pesticide that’s been linked to learning disabilities in children. Pruitt’s order, signed late Wednesday, allows chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide that’s been used on crops from broccoli to cranberries since the 1960s, to remain on the market for agricultural use. The EPA proposed in November 2015 under the Obama administration to permanently ban the chemical on food crops, citing potential risks to hu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Chief Medical/Mum Officer is Not Waiting for Godot
Some children collect sports ribbons. Two weeks ago ateyeforpharma Barcelona, my daughter Delilah collected her first pharma conference badge. Life is different when you live with a chronic condition – even when you’re ten years old! We were delighted to be members of a panel reviewing patient-centred care, and as is always the case when patients are given a voice, we wanted to tell our story of awareness, diagnosis, everyday challenges and how our needs will change as we surmount the obstac les of the condition called life.I ’m often asked to describe how I balance my role as a Medical Biochemist working...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emma Sutcliffe Source Type: news

Toxicity from fluoropolymer-containing grout, tile and stone floor sealants reported to the UK National Poisons Information Service 2009-2015 - Henke D, Campbell A, Bradberry SM, Sandilands EA, Thomas SH, Thompson JP, Vale JA.
CONTEXT: Grout, tile and floor stone sealants contain a solvent, a water-repelling agent and in the case of aerosols a propellant. The water-repelling agent used is typically a fluoropolymer resin, a silicon-based resin, or a combination of both. O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mumps caused by paraquat-induced poisoning: a case report - Xu X, Yu Z, Liang Y, Gao H, Liu Y, Yu Y.
Paraquat (PQ) is a highly toxic herbicide that harms the liver, kidney, lungs and heart, and results in a variety of complications. The majority of patients with severe PQ poisoning may succumb to multiple organ failure, and the mortality rate is high. Alt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Babies being fed dangerous pesticides through toxic breastmilk after mothers eat pesticide-laden food
(Natural News) Breast is always best, right? Well, yes and no. The fact is, while breastfeeding your baby promises a plethora of amazing health benefits, if you have been exposed to pesticides or other contaminants, your milk might actually be doing your baby more harm than good. Green Med Info recently reported that mothers in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TPR Podcast Episode #14: VX and the Assassination of Kim Jong-Nam
  On February 13, 2017 Kim Jong Nam — half-brother to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — was attacked by two women in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International airport. The attacks smeared some substance on his face. Within 10 or 15 minutes Mr. Kim collapsed in the airport medical clinic and died apparently in the ambulance on way to hospital.   Days later, Malaysian authorities announced that the nerve agent VX was detected in samples taken from Mr. Kim’s face.   Security camera footage from the airport showing the attack on Mr. Kim and its aftermath can be viewed here. In the video, the ...
Source: The Poison Review - March 30, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow The Poison Review Tags: Podcast Source Type: news

BULLETPROOF BRAIN: Health Ranger lecture reveals secrets of protecting your brain from aluminum and mercury in mandatory vaccines
(Natural News) The medical tyranny of the State is completely out of control, and we have now reached the point where the corrupt vaccine industry has successfully turned government goons into medical rapists who violate the bodies of children and adults with government-mandated injections of toxic heavy metals, aborted fetal tissue, foreign DNA from diseased... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foreign Correspondents as They Live and Breathe
While we might check the weather every morning, these reporters check the Air Quality Index. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW Tags: Air Pollution New York Times News and News Media Beijing (China) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hazardous and Toxic Substances World Health Organization Barry, Ellen Bennhold, Katrin Wong, Edward Source Type: news

Newly characterized protein has potential to save US farmers millions annually
(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Instead of turning carbon into food, many plants accidentally make a plant-toxic compound during photosynthesis that is recycled through a process called photorespiration. University of Illinois and USDA/ ARS researchers report in Plant Cell the discovery of a key protein in this process, which they hope to manipulate to increase plant productivity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Top Scientists Defend EPA Air Pollution Studies As Politicians Attack Science
Over a year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency asked the country’s top scientific body to pore over six years of studies into how air pollution affects human health. It was a move meant to quell critics who questioned the safety of conducting such research. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finally released its findings on Tuesday, offering a resounding endorsement of the EPA’s protocol for conducting tests on human subjects, along with a few suggestions on how to make the tests safer. The 159-page report makes for humdrum reading, but its timing injects the analysis with a se...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Healthy eyes - Creating clear vision naturally
(Natural News) Eye disease is on the rise – especially for older Americans. Cataracts affect more than 24 million people age 40 and over, while 2.7 million suffer with glaucoma and 2.1 million have macular degeneration. We want healthy eyes; yet, Western medicine can only offer us toxic drugs and invasive surgical procedures – which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resource Guide to Trauma-Informed Human Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. 01/12/2017 This guide provides an introduction to the topic of trauma, a discussion of why understanding and addressing trauma is important for human services programs, and a road map to find relevant resources. It provides human services leaders at the local, state, tribal, and territorial levels with information and resources on recent advances in the understanding of trauma, toxic stress, and executive functioning. Resource categories are Concept Papers; Guiding Questions and Answers; Q&As on Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

SHOCK: Toxic vaccines are now being produced by supporters of Jihad
(Natural News) Millions of Americans do not view Saudi Arabia in the way our government does, as a benevolent monarchy in the middle of the world’s largest sand pit with a lot of oil that just wants great relations with its trading partners and natives. In fact, most Americans who were alive on 9/11 and old... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to measure potentially damaging free radicals in cigarette smoke
(American Chemical Society) Smoking cigarettes can lead to illness and death. Free radicals, which are atoms or groups of atoms with unpaired electrons, in inhaled smoke are thought to be partly responsible for making smokers sick. Now researchers report in ACS' journal Chemical Research in Toxicology a method for measuring free radicals in cigarette smoke that could help improve our understanding of the relationship between these substances and health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

[Editors' Choice] Polyglutamine makes the switch
In worms, a regulator of noncoding RNA directly catalyzes formation of toxic protein aggregates in the presence of polyglutamine. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - March 28, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nancy Gough (mailto:ngough at aaas.org) Source Type: news

Firms Petition Supreme Court, Say Class Action Ruling In Flint Water Case 'Wrong'
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A group of engineering firms that were sued by residents who contended that they shared liability for the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., on March 9 filed a petition for writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' decision that a plaintiff may obtain remand under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) without evidence of class members' citizenship "creates a circuit split and is wrong" (Lockwood Andrews& Newnam P.C. v. Jennifer Mason, No. 16-1092, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - March 28, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news