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NRT (National Response Team) Quick Reference Guide: Cyanide Salts: Sodium, Potassium, and Calcium Cyanide
U.S. National Response Team. 02/2017 This three-page fact sheet provides information about Cyanide Salts: Sodium, Potassium, and Calcium Cyanide, which are Toxic Industrial Chemicals. It describes the chemicals'Agent Characteristics, Release Scenarios, Health Effects, Exposure Levels, Personnel Safety, Field Detection, Sampling, Analysis, Decontamination/Cleanup, and Waste Management. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

NRT (National Response Team) Quick Reference Guide: Hydrogen Cyanide (AC)
U.S. National Response Team. 02/2017 This two-page fact sheet provides information about Hydrogen Cyanide (AC), a Toxic Industrial Chemical, Schedule 3 Chemical Warfare Agent. It describes the chemical's Agent Characteristics, Release Scenarios, Health Effects, Exposure Levels, Personnel Safety, Field Detection, Sampling, Analysis, Decontamination/Cleanup, and Waste Management. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Fluoridated water found to be a factor in the development of ADHD
(Natural News) Many health experts claim that it’s an important part of maintaining healthy teeth that are free of cavities. But new research published in the journal Environmental Health says that artificially fluoridating public water supplies with the toxic waste byproducts of aluminum and fertilizer production is harming children, and appears to be directly linked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proton Therapy Reirradiation Safe, Effective for Recurrent Thoracic Tumors
The use of reirradiation with intensity-modulated proton therapy yielded strong overall survival with limited toxicity in patients with thoracic tumors, potentially offering a new option in this patient population. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Lung Cancer News Source Type: news

Indonesian sulphur miners brave toxic fumes from a volcano
A photographer has captured incredible images of the harsh conditions braved by miners who face rocky terrain and sulphurous smoke at  the active Ijen volcanic range in East Java, Indonesia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lust for power: Engineers develop non-toxic material that generates electricity through hot and cold
Thanks to the discovery of a new material, a cooking pan could generate enough electricity to charge a cellphone in just a few hours. The team found that a combination of the chemical elements calcium, cobalt and terbium can create an efficient, inexpensive and bio-friendly material that can generate electricity through a thermoelectric process involving heat and cold air. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Should we be using the Poisoning Severity Score? - Schwarz ES, Kopec KT, Wiegand TJ, Wax PM, Brent J.
INTRODUCTION: Despite the existence of a number of severity-of-illness classifications for other areas of medicine, toxicology research lacks a well-accepted method for assessing the severity of poisoning. The Poisoning Severity Score (PSS) was developed i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is the flu shot a globalist IQ test to eliminate stupid people from the gene pool? (satire podcast)
(Natural News) Put this one in your “evil globalist villain plots” file: Since the flu shot is the most widely-deployed vaccine containing high levels of mercury — a brain-damaging toxic heavy metal that also causes spontaneous abortions and infertility — is it possible that depopulation-pushing globalists are using flu shots as a national IQ test... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VA to Compensate Elderly Vets exposed to Toxic Water - AARP
2 days ago ... Frank Waller, 68, discusses the long process to get his medical claims to the Veterans Administration accepted. Aging Marine Corps veterans  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life
In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable The Red Shoes, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares for her into buying her a pair. Her love for the red shoes causes her to give them priority over the more important things in her life, and, as often happens in fables, karma is not on her side. The shoes become firmly stuck to her feet and force her to dance non-stop, to the point where she almost dies from exhaustion and starvation. We can scoff at the little girl’s foolishness, but, in real life, we often do the same thing—we chase after the things that we...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A global epidemiological perspective on the toxicology of drug-facilitated sexual assault: a systematic review - Anderson LJ, Flynn A, Pilgrim JL.
PURPOSE: A systematic review was undertaken to determine the current global prevalence of drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) reported in adults in order to identify trends in the toxicology findings in DFSA around the world over the past 20 years. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

ATSDR's Toxic Substances Portal
ATSDR's Toxic Substances Web Portal makes it easy for researchers and individuals to find information about toxic chemicals, understand how these chemicals can affect health, and learn how to prevent exposure. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

ATSDR ’s Toxic Substances Portal
ATSDR's Toxic Substances Web Portal makes it easy for researchers and individuals to find information about toxic chemicals, understand how these chemicals can affect health, and learn how to prevent exposure. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

UNISON wins £70,000 pay-out for hospital cleaners
“Thanks to our union and Thompsons we can continue doing our work in a safe environment.” Those were the words of Torquay hospital UNISON rep Allison Parker, after 22 cleaners – union members – at the hospital were awarded £70,000 damages after falling ill because they were exposed to chemicals. The cleaners, who all work for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust fell ill because of using a chemical disinfectant called Actichlor seven years ago – but were given no training in its use. Anyone using the cleaning substance experienced runny eyes, nose sores and wheezing coughs. T...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News cleaners health and safety health care healthcare IWMD National Health Service NHS success unison south west Source Type: news

New toxic pathway identified for protein aggregates in neurodegenerative disease
Scientists have identified new processes that form protein " clumps " that are characteristic of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). How these proteins, which can bind RNA in normal cells, stick together has remained elusive until recently, when scientists demonstrated that they demix from the watery substance inside cells, much like oil separates from water. The team sheds light onto the molecular interactions behind the process in patients with defects in the C9orf72 gene. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Too much of THIS vitamin could be TOXIC - symptoms include diarrhoea and headaches
VITAMINS are like Goldilocks' porridge, you just the right amount for it to be effective, a GP has warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child endangerment laws would see parents arrested if they fed their children the same toxic ingredients found in vaccines
(Natural News) The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, like all states in the USA, has a child endangerment statute.  Currently, that statute is being invoked in a legal rehash of the Jerry Sandusky ‘pedophile’ allegations for several Penn State University higher-ups. (Article by Catherine J. Frompovich republished from NaturalBlaze.com) Allegedly, one of the current defendants saw Mr. Sandusky... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[Special Issue News] When less is more
For decades, cancer treatments have been given to patients continually at the maximum dose that can be tolerated. But a few labs are challenging that dogma. They are motivated by theoretical models of cancer growth and evidence from animal studies suggesting that briefly stopping or cutting back a drug dose can help keep the cancer cells from becoming resistant to the drug and can even trigger some cells to die, extending patients' lives. Periodically ceasing cancer therapy can also be less toxic for the patient. Trials are testing these new dosing strategies. Some stop the drug altogether, then restart it on a fixed sched...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jocelyn Kaiser Tags: Frontiers in Cancer Therapy Source Type: news

Vitamin E for Alzheimer's dementia and mild cognitive impairment
Vitamin E occurs naturally in the diet. It has several biological activities, including functioning as an antioxidant to scavenge toxic free radicals. Evidence that free radicals may contribute to the pathological processes behind cognitive impairment has led to interest in the use of vitamin E supplements to treat mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2000, and previously updated in 2006 and 2012. To assess the efficacy of vitamin E in the treatment of MCI and dementia due to AD. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NO SCIENCE ALLOWED: Science teacher disciplined for demonstrating why vaccines are so toxic to human brains
(Natural News) In March 2015, science teacher Timothy Sullivan approached public health nurses administering vaccines to high school students at his school in Waterford, Ontario, Canada and asked whether they had appropriately informed the students about the potential risks of the shots they were giving. He noted that the teenagers were required to give informed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PETA science group promotes animal-free science at society of toxicology conference
(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. is presenting two posters on animal-free methods for testing inhalation toxicity at the 56th annual Society of Toxicology (SOT) meeting March 12 to 16, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland. This meeting is the largest international conference of its kind, drawing approximately 7,000 scientists from more than 50 countries each year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Tragic: Four children die after poisonous pesticide is sprayed under their mobile home
(Natural News) Aluminum phosphide, commonly known as Fumitoxin, is a cheap, freely available pesticide used to control rodents in agricultural areas. It reacts to the addition of moisture to create phosphine gas when dropped into rodent burrows. The EPA has classified it as Toxicity Category 1, a “restricted use pesticide.” It can only be applied... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Update from the Dean - March 2017
Nation debates possibility of dramatically new directions for health care coverage, science funding, immigration, education; Revealing malaria/HIV drug interactions in children; Decreasing cancer drug toxicity while increasing dose; Engineering safer opioids; Evidence for comprehensive medication management; Medicare Part D as a learning model for pharmacy education —impact 10 years out; New genetic insights into diabetes drug response; Annotating the ‘dark genome’; Epigenetics of ethnicity; New endowed professorships made possible by private... (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - March 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Eric Davila Source Type: news

Mushroom poisoning in the northeast of Iran; a retrospective 6-year epidemiologic study - Dadpour B, Tajoddini S, Rajabi M, Afshari R.
This study aimed to evaluate the epidemiologic pattern of mushroom poisoning among p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nearly Half A Million U.S. Doctors Warn That Climate Change Is Making Us Sick
One morning in July 2011, Samantha Ahdoot’s 9-year-old son, Isaac, grabbed his clarinet, trekked up the hilly road to the bus stop and set off for another day at the band camp near his home in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Within an hour, Ahdoot’s phone rang: Isaac had collapsed and was en route to the emergency room on a stretcher. Her otherwise healthy son suffered heat exhaustion and dehydration from the blistering heat of a summer that regularly broke temperature records. July alone shattered two daytime high temperature records in just the D.C. area. Concerned, Ahdoot, a pediatrician, volunteered t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fighting MRSA with new membrane-busting compounds
(American Chemical Society) Public health officials are increasingly concerned over methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The bacteria have developed resistance to a number of treatments, even antibiotics of last resort in some cases. Now researchers report in ACS' journal Bioconjugate Chemistry that a new class of compounds can treat MRSA skin infections in mice with no signs of acute toxicity, and no signs that the bacteria would develop resistance to them after many applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Are cooling caps the solution to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy?
Hair loss — one of the most-feared side effects of cancer treatment — may have met its match. Scientists have known since the 80s that cooling a person’s scalp can prevent significant hair loss during chemotherapy.  A cooling device called DigniCap was approved for women with breast cancer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2015. This cap was tested in a clinical trial at UCLA led by Dr. Sara Hurvitz, director of hematology and oncology breast cancer program at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.Two studies published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Africa: Nation Refuses to Support Initiative to Restrict Deadly Asbestos Trade
[GroundUp] Asbestos is a toxic killer. The latest estimate is 194,000 occupational deaths globally in a year. South Africa banned asbestos in 2008. One would think, then, that the country would support a proposal by 12 African states to prevent a handful of countries from continuing to block the listing of chrysotile asbestos under the Rotterdam Convention. But instead, South Africa is refusing to support the initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

So THAT'S Why Your Hangovers Get Worse As You Get Older
There’s one aspect of growing older that does not age like a fine wine: Hangovers. If you’ve ever been on the wrong side of a long night out after, say, age 29, you don’t need to be told. You feel both baffled about and nostalgic for a time, just a few years ago, when you could have one too many and wake up early, bright eyed and ready for spin class. What gives?    While the science of the phenomenon ― and how to make it better ― is still difficult for researchers to pin down, experts have some theories as to why your body just can’t handle sharing a pitcher of margaritas an...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

So THAT'S Why Your Hangovers Get Worse As You Get Older
There’s one aspect of growing older that does not age like a fine wine: Hangovers. If you’ve ever been on the wrong side of a long night out after, say, age 29, you don’t need to be told. You feel both baffled about and nostalgic for a time, just a few years ago, when you could have one too many and wake up early, bright eyed and ready for spin class. What gives?    While the science of the phenomenon ― and how to make it better ― is still difficult for researchers to pin down, experts have some theories as to why your body just can’t handle sharing a pitcher of margaritas an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health warning over 'toxic' levels of vitamin D sold in supplements
Unproven claims that vitamin D can cure a range of medical conditions are leading people to self-prescribe toxic quantities, according to Dr Jonathan Berg of a UK vitamin D testing laboratory.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Federal Register: Medical Devices; Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices; Classification of the High Throughput Genomic Sequence Analyzer for Clinical Use
The FDA is classifying the high throughput genomic sequence analyzer for clinical use into class II (special controls). The special controls that will apply to the device are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the cl... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 14, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Federal Register: Medical Devices; Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices; Classification of the Continuous Glucose Monitor Secondary Display
The FDA is classifying the continuous glucose monitor secondary display into class II (special controls). The special controls that will apply to the device are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the continuous gluco... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 14, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Surprising number of children are drinking this toxic household product... is your child safe?
(Natural News) Parents may want to think twice before leaving bottles of hand sanitizer in reach of children. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there’s been a significant spike in the number of pre-teen children ingesting alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Cases of children drinking hand sanitizers have actually increased... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bilateral nail gun traumatic brain injury presents as intentional overdose: a case report - Alain J, Lavergne P, St-Onge M, D'Astous M, C ôté S.
This report describes a rare but life-threatening case of a suicide attempt initially considered as intentional overdose at the emergency department. Persistent altered mental status, despite normal toxicology investigations, led the attending team to orde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Never before seen images of early stage Alzheimer's disease
Researchers have used the MAX IV synchrotron in Lund – the strongest of its kind in the world - to produce images that predate the formation of toxic clumps of beta-amyloid, the protein believed to be at the root of Alzheimer’s disease. The unique images appear to contradict a previously unchallenged consensus. Instead of attempting to eliminate b eta-amyloid, or so-called plaques, the researchers now suggest stabilizing the protein. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Never before seen images of early stage Alzheimer's disease
(Lund University) Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have used the MAX IV synchrotron in Lund -- the strongest of its kind in the world -- to produce images that predate the formation of toxic clumps of beta-amyloid, the protein believed to be at the root of Alzheimer's disease. The unique images appear to contradict a previously unchallenged consensus. Instead of attempting to eliminate beta-amyloid, or so-called plaques, the researchers now suggest stabilizing the protein. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Poisoned: Toxic head lice treatment linked to alterations in behavior
(Natural News) It’s every parent’s nightmare: Your son comes home one day and announces that somebody in the school has head lice. You wait anxiously to see if your child is going to be one of the victims, and a few days later find out that indeed he is, and now you will have to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When potion becomes poison! A case report of flecainide toxicity - Bajaj S, Tullu MS, Khan Z, Agrawal M.
We report a 48-day-old female infant, who developed cardiac conduction abnormalities and seizures secondary to supratherapeutic doses of oral flecainide. Flecainide was started in this infant for treatment of supraventricular tachycardia. The drug was with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

11 Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence
When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source of success. Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that 90 percent of top performers have high emotional intelligence. “No doubt emotional intelligence is more rare than book smarts, but my ex...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

East Africa: East Africa Moves to Eradicate Toxic Paints
[East African] East Africa is racing against time to phase out paints with high content of lead additives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

2 critically ill in San Francisco after drinking toxic tea
Two people are critically sick in San Francisco after drinking tea from the same Chinatown herbalist (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Establishing a dedicated toxicology unit reduces length of stay of poisoned patients and saves hospital bed days - Isoardi KZ, Armitage MC, Harris K, Page CB.
This study evaluates the effect on the average length of stay (LOS), relative stay index (RSI), bed days and costs saved following the establishment of a dedicated clinical toxicology unit in an Australian tertiary referral hospital. MET... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fatal folic acid toxicity in humans - Devnath GP, Kumaran S, Rajiv R, Shaha KK, Nagaraj A.
Folic acid is B-9 vitamin. Folic acid is prescribed commonly for pregnant women to prevent neural tube defects in the fetus, patients under chemotherapy, pernicious anemia and to reduce the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. Acute or chronic ingest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Amputation of a limb secondary to snakebite in a child - Kouassi KJ, M'bra KI, Sery BJ, Yao LB, Krah KL, Lohourou GF, Kouassi AA, Traore I, Ass éré YA, Kodo M.
Amputation of a limb is a serious consequence of snakebite poisoning. It is caused by the toxicity of the venom and often the use of a tourniquet in some patients, which can lead to limb ischemia. Management of the victim aims to ensure survival and preser... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Parents told to use pram covers to protect babies from air pollution
Conclusion This study aimed to investigate the pollution that babies and young children are exposed to, whether in the pram or carried by adults, on different school drop-off and pick-up walking routes. It generally found that the concentrations of fine particulates (PMC and PNC) were higher during morning hours, particularly around traffic intersections and bus stops. Experimental studies like this one are useful for testing hypotheses but there are a few points worth noting: The study assessed a single town. They would need to compare their findings with many more assessments on different routes, and in different towns...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Potential approach to how radioactive elements could be'fished out' of nuclear waste
Scientists have revealed how arsenic molecules might be used to ‘fish out’ the most toxic elements from radioactive nuclear waste - a breakthrough that could make the decommissioning industry even safer and more effective. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Poisoned Montana Town Is Now At The Mercy Of The GOP Health Care Plan
WASHINGTON — Jim Devlin has fond memories of growing up in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Libby, Montana, playing baseball and scampering across piles of shimmering ore mined from a nearby mountaintop. But that harmless childhood fun ― the simple act of breathing Libby’s air ― has left him with an incurable, potentially fatal lung disease. It wasn’t until decades later that Libby, a town of fewer than 3,000 people near the Canadian border, learned the truth: that the shiny vermiculite ore that helped drive their economy was laden with toxic asbestos; that the community ball fields where D...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Poisoned Montana Town Is Now At The Mercy Of The GOP Health Care Plan
WASHINGTON — Jim Devlin has fond memories of growing up in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Libby, Montana, playing baseball and scampering across piles of shimmering ore mined from a nearby mountaintop. But that harmless childhood fun ― the simple act of breathing Libby’s air ― has left him with an incurable, potentially fatal lung disease. It wasn’t until decades later that Libby, a town of fewer than 3,000 people near the Canadian border, learned the truth: that the shiny vermiculite ore that helped drive their economy was laden with toxic asbestos; that the community ball fields where D...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-poisoning by older Australians: a cohort study - Pillans PI, Page CB, Ilango S, Kashchuk A, Isbister GK.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the epidemiology and severity of self-poisoning by older people in Australia; to compare these data with those for overdoses in younger adults. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: A cohort study of people presenting to a tertiary toxicolog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news