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Lab notes: Toxic Mars, mission to Mercury and string theory
Remember Matt Damon growing potatoes from his own waste in Ridley Scott ’s spectacular man-on-Mars space epic The Martian? Of course you do. Damon’s botanist astronaut Mark Watney devises an ingenious way of surviving four years till his only chance of being rescued when another mission flies by Mars. So he grows spuds and lives to tell the tale – in the film, tha t is. In reality, Mr Watney wouldn’t have stood a chance as Martian soil,as experiments revealed this week, contains a cocktail of toxic chemicals potent enough to smother anything remotely living. The planet gets cooked in ultra violet li...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sajid Shaikh Tags: Science Source Type: news

Lime juice leaves father with second degree burns
Adam Levy, 52, from Minnesota, was diagnosed with photodermatisis, a toxic reaction to sunlight and citric acid, after his hands broke out in blisters and became swollen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secretary Price Appoints Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., as CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, M.D., announced that Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald had been named as the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Dr. Fitzgerald has been the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health and state health officer for the past six years. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 7, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Nanoparticles coated with antibiotic eliminate drug-resistant bacteria
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Brazilian researchers developed coating nanoparticles that are made of silver and silica with a layer of antibiotic. The silver and silica nanoparticles without ampicillin are highly toxic, but conventional ampicillin and ampicillin combined with silver were found to be equally safe. the same strategy could be used to combat other bacterial species that have developed resistance to antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Synthesis of internal gem-diborylalkanes by copper-catalyzed double hydroboration
(Bentham Science Publishers) Geminal organometallic reagents have attracted considerable attention due to their unique activity. Among them, gem-diboryl compounds are particularly valuable due to their stability, no-toxicity, and usability for a variety of transformations (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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

Mars covered in toxic chemicals that can wipe out living organisms, tests reveal
Discovery has major implications for hunt for alien life on the red planet as ESA prepares to dig deep with ExoMars roverThe chances of anything coming from Mars have taken a downward turn with the finding that the surface of the red planet contains a “toxic cocktail” of chemicals that can wipe out living organisms.Experiments with compounds found in the Martian soil show that they are turned into potent bactericides by the ultraviolet light that bathes the planet, effectively sterilising the upper layers of the dusty landscape.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Mars Alien life Space Science Astronomy European Space Agency Nasa Source Type: news

Why Life on Mars May Be Impossible
Mars is a lousy place to try to live—what with the paralyzing cold, the blistering radiation and the thin carbon dioxide atmosphere. That hasn’t stopped us from looking for life on Mars or from hoping to to live there ourselves once day. The Red Planet was once a watery world like ours, after all, with oceans and seas and rushing river valleys. Microbial life that got started in those days could, scientists theorize, still be holding on in pockets today. That theory may well be a good one, but the odds just got a lot slimmer. According to a new study in Scientific Reports, the Martian soil itself may be toxic t...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - July 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Bacteria Curiosity Rover exobiology is there life on mars microbes NASA onetime perchlorate red planet soil space toxins Source Type: news

Single molecule microRNA technology proves useful for liver toxicity detection
(Quanterix) PLOS ONE has published a proof-of-concept single probe method for detecting microRNA biomarkers associated with liver toxicity. The study details a clinically meaningful method for detecting drug-induced liver injury using the Single Molecule Array Detection technology, or Simoa ™ , developed by Quanterix, in association with the 'SMART Nucleobase' and probe chemistry by DestiNA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 6, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Company Says It Should Be Permitted To Amend Motion To Dismiss Flint Water Case
DETROIT - A company that was sued by Michigan residents who contend that it shares liability for the lead-contaminated drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., on June 15 filed a brief in Michigan federal court, contending that it should be permitted leave to file an amended motion to dismiss the residents' class action (Frances Gilcreast, et al. v. Lockwood, Andrews& Newnam, No. 16-11173, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Companies Seek Rehearing Of MTBE Ruling In 2nd Circuit, Say Reversal Was Incorrect
NEW YORK - A group of oil and gasoline companies on June 26 filed a petition in the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals seeking rehearing of a case in the multidistrict litigation for methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), arguing that a lower court's res judicata ruling was appropriate and that privity had been established between two California state agencies (In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation: Orange County Water District v. Texaco Refining and Marketing Inc. n/ka TMR Company, No. 15-3934, 2nd Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

California High Court Refuses Review; State May List Glyphosate As A Carcinogen
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Supreme Court on June 22 denied review of a case in which Monsanto Co. sought to prevent the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) from adding glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, to the state's list of chemicals that cause cancer (Monsanto Company v. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, No. S242595, Calif. Sup.; 2017 Cal. LEXIS 4696). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Monsanto Denies Glyphosate Exposure Could Have Caused Man's Cancer
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on June 16 filed its answer to one of the complaints in the multidistrict litigation for Roundup products, in which it denied that exposure to its product, which contains glyphosate, could have caused the plaintiff's alleged non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Groups: Trump Executive Order Rescinding Federal Regulations Violates Constitution
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Organizations that oppose President Donald J. Trump's executive order that a government agency may issue a new regulation only if it rescinds at least two existing regulations on June 26 filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia arguing that the order - which would affect rules governing exposure to toxic substances - "offends the separation of powers by usurping the constitutional lawmaking power assigned to Congress and violates the president's unambiguous duty to 'take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,'" pursuant to the Constitution (Public Citizen, Inc. ...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

9th Circuit: Japanese Nuclear Reactor Radiation Case May Proceed In U.S. Court
SAN FRANCISCO - A panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 22 ruled that a radiation exposure lawsuit brought by U.S. Navy sailors who assisted in relief efforts when the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) melted down in Japan could proceed in a U.S. court, despite the company's argument to the contrary (Lindsay R. Cooper, et al. v. Tokyo Electric Power Company, et al., No. 15-56424, 9th Cir.; 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 11075). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

3rd Circuit Approves Class Settlement In Chrome 6 Contamination Case
PHILADELPHIA - A panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 29 affirmed a lower court's approval of a $10,017,000 class action settlement involving property contamination by hexavalent chromium from two industrial sites in New Jersey, but it remanded the case for a reconsideration of litigation costs pursuant to federal rules of procedure (Mattie Halley, et al. v. Honeywell International Inc., et al., No. 16-2712, 3rd Cir.; 2017 U.S. App LEXIS 11594). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Man Sues Fracking Companies Alleging Fraud, Liability For Chemical Injuries
DENVER - A Colorado man on May 25 filed an amended complaint in Colorado federal court alleging that Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (HESI) is liable for chemical injuries he sustained while working on a hydraulic fracturing site (Jeylan Abdulkadir v. Halliburton Energy Services Inc., et al., No. 16-281, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

EPA Inspector General's Office Says It Will Begin Research On Methane Emissions
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on June 21 issued a memorandum indicating that it plans to begin preliminary research to assess how the EPA estimates methane emissions from the oil and natural gas production industry. (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

States Seek To Intervene To Override EPA Stay Of Methane Emissions Rule
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The attorneys general for 14 states and the attorney for the city of Chicago on June 20 moved in the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to intervene in a lawsuit brought by environmental advocacy groups against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in connection with the EPA's announcement that it is reconsidering rules on the fugitive emissions of methane (Clean Air Council, et al. v. Scott Pruitt, et al., No. 17-1145. D.C. Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Expert 'Unreliable,' Should Be Excluded From Groundwater Case, NL Industries Says
TRENTON, N.J. - NL Industries Inc. on June 20 filed a brief in New Jersey federal court seeking to exclude an expert for the plaintiffs who sued the company for allegedly contaminating the local groundwater, contending that the expert's opinion is "unreliable" (Raritan Baykeeper Inc., et al. v. NL Industries Inc., et al., No. 09-4117, D. N.J.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Companies Say They Owe No Duty To Workers In Lithium Battery Injury Lawsuit
OKLAHOMA CITY - A hydraulic fracturing company and a drilling company sued in connection with injuries suffered by two workers when a lithium battery exploded during a fracking operation filed a brief on June 5 in which they argue that the case against them should be dismissed because they owe no duty to the plaintiffs for the failure of the fracking tool that allegedly caused their injuries (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, et al. and Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation v. Engineered Power LP, et al., No. 15-145, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Group: Company's Plan To Store Coal Ash Will Continue Groundwater Contamination
DURHAM, N.C. - An environmental advocacy group on June 20 filed a lawsuit in North Carolina federal court against Duke Energy Progress LLC, alleging that the company's plan to permanently store coal ash and "toxic pollutants" in unlined pits will lead to further contamination of local groundwater (Roanoke River Basin Association v. Duke Energy Progress LLC, No. 17-561, M.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Federal, State Agencies Sue Company For Emissions Of Volatile Organic Compounds
DENVER - The U.S. government and the state of Colorado filed a lawsuit in Colorado federal court on June 26, alleging that a power company is in violation the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7401, and other statutes with regard to the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) (United States of America, et al. v. PDC Energy, Inc., No. 17-1552, D. Colo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Acquired methemoglobinemia - a sporadic Holi disaster - Masavkar SS, Mauskar A, Patwardhan G, Bhat V, Manglani MV.
OBJECTIVE: To study clinical profile and outcome in patients with methemoglobinemia following exposure to toxic colors during Holi festival. METHODS: This retrospective study included 112 children (5 to 12 years) admitted with methemoglobinemia aft... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Belgian pharma eyes Canadian approval after bulking up in Durham
Belgian pharmaceutical company Promethera Biosciences SA has its sights set on Canadian approval after bulking up in Durham. Promethera announced Monday that Health Canada has accepted the company’s New Drug Submission for Heparesc – which it gained through its acquisition of key assets from Cytonet just last year– for review in neonatal onset Urea Cycle Disorders. UCDs are rare genetic disorders that cause toxic ammonia levels. At the time that Promethera’s acquisition of Cytonet was announced… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Vaccine industry now pushing for vaccine "patches" that use 100 micro needles to administer toxic chemicals to your body
(Natural News) Every year, doctors, employers, schools, and health authorities recommend that children and adults get a flu shot. However, the influenza vaccine has been shown to be highly ineffective and toxic for humans. Over the past couple of years, the word has gone out and fewer than half of all Americans received the flu... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture confirmed to successfully treat incontinence (without using toxic drugs)
(Natural News) Perhaps nothing can be more debilitating than incontinence. This condition where the pelvic muscles are too weak, which makes retaining fluids difficult, affects approximately 13 million Americans. It’s an extremely embarrassing situation, forcing sufferers to just stay at home. There is a ray of hope, however, for incontinent patients. A recent study conducted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic chemicals in cosmetics are increasingly HARMING consumers
(Natural News) When we hear stories in the news of botched plastic surgery, the more natural-minded among us often wonder why someone would put their health in jeopardy in the name of looking good. Yet many of us continue to use cosmetics that are doing exactly that without giving it a second thought. Whether it’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recognition and mechanisms of chemical and environmental sensitivities in ecopsychology
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A comprehensive look at the under-recognized problem of environmental sensitivity and related disorders that develop as a result of exposure to chemicals and other toxic factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 5, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Public schools found to be "toxic tombs" of PCBs being inhaled by students
(Natural News) A recent study published in Environmental Science & Technology revealed that concentrations of airborne polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may persist in schools and may cause some students to breathe in the chemicals, which in turn may expose them to higher levels than when they inadvertently consume the chemicals through food. PCBs are toxic synthetic compounds that were banned... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxicology database wins innovation award, seeks feedback
The Chemical Effects in Biological Systems database won an award for innovation and seeks feedback and collaborators. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Baby teeth link autism with metal uptake, in NIEHS-funded study
Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less zinc and manganese than in children without autism, say NIEHS-funded researchers. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Fireworks pollute the atmosphere and disturb birds
When fireworks explode, they release toxic chemicals such as copper and lead, increasing air pollution. This has been associated with negative effects on respiratory and cardiovascular health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Biobetters Better?
Biosimilars and biobetters are both variants of a biologic drug, however, while biosimilars are close copies of the originator, biobetters have been improved, for example, in terms of efficacy, safety, tolerability or dosing regimen.Regulators consider biobetters as new products and so afford them the same patent protection as any originator, however, this means they require the same clinical and non-clinical data packages. Conversely, a reduced clinical data package is an attractive element for the development of biosimilars.Given the cost of development and the time pressure to bring a biobetter to market before biosimil...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: James Wright Source Type: news

Poison in the garden: poisonous plants relevant to clinical toxicology - Rabe C, Schmoll S, Eyer F.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Self-administration of methamphetamine alters gut biomarkers of toxicity - Flack A, Persons AL, Kousik SM, Napier TC, Moszczynska A.
Methamphetamine (METH) is a highly abused psychostimulant that is associated with an increased risk for developing Parkinson's disease (PD). This enhanced vulnerability likely relates to the toxic effects of METH that overlap with PD pathology, e.g., aberr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Baker's yeast can help plants cope with soil contamination
(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) Most plant species, including crops, cannot tolerate the toxic effects of soil pollutants, which dramatically impair their growth and development. In a study now published in Scientific Reports, a research team led by Paula Duque from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC; Portugal) discovered that two genes from baker's yeast can increase plant resistance to a broad range of toxic substances, enabling their growth in contaminated soils. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 3, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Key genes in nitrogen utilization in tobacco identified
(R&D at British American Tobacco) A newly created genetic roadmap for tobacco has been used to identify two mutated genes implicated in the way some types of tobacco use nitrogen. This could help in the development of tobacco and ultimately tobacco products containing lower levels of toxicants. This could also aid in the development of crops that require less chemical fertilizers. This roadmap lays out 64 percent of the tobacco genome, compared to just 20 percent in previous attempts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Left-wing publisher Mother Jones wants you to eat more toxic GMOs, inject your children with more vaccines and hate Donald Trump
(Natural News) Meandering through the latest mainstream media headlines these days, one is hard-pressed to find even a semblance of objective truth on virtually any topic. It’s all anti-Trump, pro-G.M.O., and pro-vaccine propaganda, it seems, including at the left-leaning news publication Mother Jones where such positions are regularly brow-beaten into readers at an excruciating pace.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxicology Rounds: Supportive Care in Toxicology: Not as Easy as A-B-C
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - July 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Toxicology Rounds Source Type: news

Building Mental Wellness and Psychosocial Resilience for Climate Change
American Public Health Association. 06/12/2017 This one-hour, 52-minute webinar discusses long-term strategies needed to cope with the strain that rising, ongoing climate change has on mental health and psychosocial well-being. Speakers illustrate how public health professionals can help build widespread resilience for the traumas and toxic stresses of climate change. Topics include extreme weather events, chronic health conditions caused by climate change, and food insecurity. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Building Mental Wellness and Psychosocial Resilience for Climate Change
Recorded workshop from June 2017 illustrated how public health professionals can help build widespread resilience for the traumas and toxic stresses of climate change. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

These elephants just saved a baby calf from drowning, demonstrating planning, intelligence and compassion
(Natural News) Nature is full of marvels, from the spectacular display of the Northern Lights to the power of the sun to help our bodies produce miraculous Vitamin D. That is why it is such an outrage when people destroy what nature has given us, whether it’s via fracking, pollution, or spraying toxic weed killers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

50,000 metal hip replacement patients RECALLED to hospital for X-rays over toxic fears
THOUSANDS of patients with ‘metal on metal’ hips are being recalled for tests after experts revealed they could be toxic. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pesticides damage survival of bee colonies, landmark study shows
The world ’s largest ever field trial demonstrates widely used insecticides harm both honeybees and wild bees, increasing calls for a banWidely used insecticides damage the survival of honeybee colonies, the world ’s largest ever field trial has shown for the first time, as well as harming wild bees.The farm-based research, along with a second new study, also suggests widespread contamination of entire landscapes and a toxic “cocktail effect” from multiple pesticides.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Pesticides Bees Farming Insects Wildlife Environment World news Zoology Science Source Type: news

'Metal-on-metal' hip implant patients recalled for tests over toxicity fears
Alert issued by regulatory agency calls for for MRI scans and blood tests on expanded pool from 56,000 patients using devices believed to be at risk of bone or muscle damageThousands of patients with “metal-on-metal” hip implants will be recalled for a battery of tests, including MRI scans and blood tests, due to concerns over toxicity.Thealert, issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), expands the pool of patients believed to be at risk of bone or muscle damage from the devices, which have been implanted in around 56,000 patients in the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Health Science Society Biology UK news Source Type: news

Toxicity warning: ‘Metal on metal’ hip replacement patients recalled for X-rays
THOUSANDS of patients with ‘metal on metal’ hips are being recalled for tests after experts revealed they could be toxic. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 50,000 with 'toxic' metal hip implants at risk
In an unprecedented step, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency issued an alert over the safety of the metal on metal hip implants and said they may need to be recalled. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Summer holiday warning: Suncream can turn ‘TOXIC’ if you swim in a chlorinated pool
HEATWAVE weather or some exotic sun on holiday makes going for a swim to cool off very appealing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news