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Toxic proteins that cause Alzheimer's can develop in your liver and kidneys, then migrate to the brain like cancer, shocking new study finds
(Natural News) No one really knows what causes Alzheimer’s, but recent studies on the disease are promising. Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada have discovered that Alzheimer’s-causing proteins can be formed in the liver and the kidneys, and then transported to the brain through the blood. These toxic proteins, known as beta-amyloids,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Military service members face unique and sustained threats to optimal brain health
(Society for Neuroscience) Military service exposes soldiers to a unique set of physical challenges, including toxic chemicals and traumatic brain injury, which can have profound effects on their health and well-being. New research examines the effects of military-related brain disorders and possible paths toward treatment, as well as a potential way to harness our brain's learning capabilities to better train pilots. The studies were presented today at Neuroscience 2017, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Passengers in planes filled with toxic fumes to be sent to specialist NHS clinic
FLIGHT passengers and crews showing signs of cabin fume poisoning are to be sent to a specialist NHS clinic in what is seen as the first official acknowledgement of aerotoxic syndrome. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fire trucks to spray Indian capital amid deepening smog emergency
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to use fire trucks to spray water over parts of its capital to combat toxic smog and dust that has triggered a pollution emergency, with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Let Men Have Feelings
We need to address toxic masculinity without taking away from the stories being shared or those who are bravely coming forward. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India to spray water over New Delhi to combat toxic smog
India plans to spray water over its capital, New Delhi, to combat toxic smog that has triggered a pollution emergency, officials said on Friday, with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Ask Well: Do Pesticides Get Into the Flesh of Fruits and Vegetables?
Some pesticides are actually designed to be absorbed into the tissue of the fruit or vegetable to protect it from pests (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Fruit Vegetables Hazardous and Toxic Substances Pesticides Apples Cucumbers Cantaloupes Sustainable Living Agriculture and Farming Source Type: news

India to spray capital from on high amid deepening smog emergency
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to spray water over its capital, New Delhi, to try to combat toxic smog that has triggered a pollution emergency, officials said on Friday, with conditions expected to get worse over the weekend. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sleep apnea is linked to Alzheimer's disease, study finds
A study from New York found that those with sleep apnea are at a higher risk of  developing Alzheimer's disease due to build up of a toxic protein in the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting - December 7-8, 2017
(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - November 9, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

Peer Review of RoC Monograph - January 24, 2018
(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - November 9, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Beware of Mushroom Poisoning
[The Herald] The rainy season beckons, and once again we feel duty-bound to raise the red flag, true to the dictum a stitch in time saves nine. Wild mushrooms account for a large number of food poisoning fatalities the world over, a development related to the morphology of fungi that makes it almost impossible to distinguish between edible and toxic species. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Delhi declares emergency as toxic smog thickens by the hour
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian capital declared a pollution emergency and banned the entry of trucks and construction activity as a toxic smog hung over the city for a third day on Thursday and air quality worsened by the hour. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical centers spearhead China's pharma push
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Normile, D. Tags: Asia/Pacific News, Medicine, Diseases, Pharmacology, Toxicology In Depth Source Type: news

Perovskites in catalysis and electrocatalysis
Catalysts for chemical and electrochemical reactions underpin many aspects of modern technology and industry, from energy storage and conversion to toxic emissions abatement to chemical and materials synthesis. This role necessitates the design of highly active, stable, yet earth-abundant heterogeneous catalysts. In this Review, we present the perovskite oxide family as a basis for developing such catalysts for (electro)chemical conversions spanning carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen chemistries. A framework for rationalizing activity trends and guiding perovskite oxide catalyst design is described, followed by illustrations of ...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hwang, J., Rao, R. R., Giordano, L., Katayama, Y., Yu, Y., Shao-Horn, Y. Tags: Materials Science special/review Source Type: news

Skyline Medical to explore CRO biz, nixes CytoBiosciences merger deal
Skyline Medical today revealed plans for joint ventures with Helomics and CytoBiosciences looking to to explore services in the contract research organization industry, adding that it canceled its pending merger with CytoBiosciences to focus on the JVs. The Minneapolis, Minn.-based company said that the expansion into the CRO field “represents a major opportunity for Skyline.” “Personalized medicine, fueled by genomic testing and tailored treatment, is changing the world of healthcare. Both Helomics and CytoBioscience are established, revenue-producing businesses that provide services at the cutting ...
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Skyline Medical Source Type: news

Senate Introduces Latest Attempt to Ban Asbestos
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., introduced legislation in Congress this week that would effectively ban all use of asbestos. The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2017 is the sixth legislative attempt to ban the toxic substance in the last 20 years. All previous bills failed to gain enough support. While the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) already includes asbestos on its top ten chemicals for risk review by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Merkley’s legislation could speed the process considerably. What Would the Bill to Ban Asbestos Do? According to Merkley’s congressional office, the ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 8, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act asbestos ban Cory Booker environmental protection agency EPA Jeff Merkley Jon Tester Raja Flores Steve Daines Toxic Substances Control Act TSCA u.s. congress Source Type: news

AE Risks With Combined Tx for Advanced Breast CA AE Risks With Combined Tx for Advanced Breast CA
Individual targeted agents carry different degrees of risk for severe toxicities, but early management may prevent or reduce negative effect on quality of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Plaintiffs In Groundwater Case Say Expert's Deposition Changes Should Be Permitted
GREENVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi residents who sued a company alleging that it is liable for groundwater contamination filed a brief in Mississippi federal court on Oct. 18, arguing that their expert's errata sheet testimony changes should be permitted. However, if they are not permitted, the plaintiffs' expert has offered to withdraw his changes and file a supplemental report instead (Joe E. Sledge, et al. v. Meritor Inc., et al., No. 16-CV-053, N.D. Miss.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Company: Allowing Plaintiff's Evidence At This Stage Would Be 'Highly Prejudicial'
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A company sued for allegedly contaminating a man's groundwater supply filed a brief on Oct. 13 in North Carolina federal court, arguing that the plaintiff's "newly disclosed evidence and expert opinion" should be excluded because it would be "highly prejudicial" to allow that evidence to be admitted at this stage of the litigation (Kent Stahle v. CTS Corporation, No. 14-48, W.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Judge: Alternative Burden For Remediation Of MTBE-Tainted Water 'Not Supported'
TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on Nov. 1 denied ExxonMobil Corp.'s and ExxonMobil Oil Corp.'s motion for partial summary judgment regarding damages associated with remediation costs pertaining to groundwater contamination caused by methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), concluding that the defendants' proposed alternative burden for determining proper remediation was "not supported by good cause" (New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Amerada Hess Corporation, No. 15-6468, D. N.J.; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180986). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Judge Rejects Chevron's Request That Ecuadorian Claimants Post Security Costs
TORONTO - The Ontario Court of Appeals on Oct. 31 found that in the interests of justice, a group of Ecuadorian claimants, who are attempting to enforce a $9.5 billion environmental damage ruling in their favor, should not be required to post security costs and denied a request by Chevron Corp. and its subsidiary seeking costs (Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation, No. 2017 ONCA 827, Ontario App.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Argentine Judge Refuses To Recognize Ecuadorian Award In Lago Agrio Case
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A judge in Argentina on Oct. 31 rejected and refused to recognize a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for remediation damages, which was handed down in an Ecuadorian court in a case brought by an attorney representing a group of residents who contend that the company injured them while conducting oil operations in the Lago Agrio region of Ecuador (Aguinda Salazar Maria, et al. v. Chevron Corporation, No. 97260/2012, Nat. Civ. Ct. No. 61, Buenos Aires, Argentina). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Glyphosate Exposure Causes Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Plaintiffs Say
SAN FRANCISCO - The plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation for the herbicide Roundup on Oct. 27 filed a brief in California federal court, contending that there is "overwhelming evidence - whether it be the epidemiology, toxicology, or mechanistic data - that exposure to glyphosate-based formulations (GBFs) causes" 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 - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Amended Complaint In Flint Water Crisis Seeks Unnamed Amount Of Punitive Damages
DETROIT - A class of plaintiffs who sued Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, members of his administration, state environmental workers, and other parties associated with the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., on Oct. 27 filed an amended complaint in Michigan federal court seeking an unspecified amount of punitive damages for allegedly exacerbating the crisis (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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North Carolina County Sues DowDuPont For Contaminating Groundwater, Seeks Damages
WILMINGTON, N.C. - A county in North Carolina on Oct. 31 sued DowDuPont Inc., seeking an unspecified amount of punitive damages for allegedly contaminating the local groundwater supply by dumping toxic substances into the Cape Fear River while "assuring the EPA and state agencies that they were doing no such thing" (Brunswick County, North Carolina v. DowDuPont Inc., et al., No. 17-209, E.D. N.C.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Men Injured By Lithium Battery On Fracking Rig May Appeal Dismissal, Judge Says
OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal judge in Oklahoma on Oct. 24 ruled that two men who were injured by a lithium battery that exploded during a hydraulic fracturing operation could appeal a ruling dismissing negligence claims against the fracking companies because the order was final according to federal rules of procedure (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)
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Glass Manufacturer: Claims Of Tainted Groundwater 'Inadmissible Speculation'
PITTSBURGH - Glass manufacturer PPG Industries Inc. on Oct. 16 filed a brief in a Pennsylvania federal court, contending that "several of the Plaintiffs' purported material facts consist of inadmissible speculation" in relation to groundwater contamination claims that environmental groups have brought against the company (PennEnvironment, et al. v. PPG Industries Inc., et al., No. 12-342, W.D. Pa.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

4th Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Groundwater Case Against U.S. Government
RICHMOND, Va. - A panel of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 20, in an unpublished opinion, affirmed a ruling that a group of residents lacked standing to sue the U.S. Army for allegedly contaminating their groundwater supply with waste that was dumped from a military installation (Angela Pieper v. United States of America, No. 16-2035, 4th Cir.; 2017 U.S. App, LEXIS 20796). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Power Company To Pay $22.2M To Reduce Volatile Organic Compound Emissions
DENVER - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Oct. 31 announced that the federal government, state of Colorado and PDC Energy Inc. reached an agreement in Colorado federal court, wherein the company would spend $22.2 million to resolve allegations that its emissions contained excessive levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that violated the Clean Air Act (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 - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Maryland Appeals Panel Affirms Man's Damages For Lead-Paint Injuries
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A Maryland appeals panel on Nov. 1 affirmed a trial court's ruling that awarded damages to a man who contended that he was poisoned by lead paint while living in an apartment, concluding that the evidence indicated a causal relationship between lead exposure and the injuries the plaintiff demonstrated (Stanley Sugarman, et al. v. Chauncey Liles, Jr., No. 1460, Md. Spec. App., Sept. Term 2016; 2017 Md. App. LEXIS 1091). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
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Company: Lead Injury Case Should Be Dismissed; Plaintiff Did Not Mitigate Damages
MILWAUKEE - American Cyanamid Co., which is one of the companies being sued by plaintiffs who contend that they are liable for lead-paint poisoning, on Nov. 3 filed a brief in Wisconsin federal court responding to one of the plaintiffs' statement of facts and arguing that the claims "are barred in whole or in part due to a failure to mitigate his damages" (Glenn Burton v. American Cyanamid, et al., No. 07-0303, E.D. Wis.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

North Dakota: EPA Documents Call For Change In Cases Pertaining To Waste Disposal
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The state of North Dakota on Oct. 26 filed a notice of supplemental authority in District of Columbia federal court contending that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has issued documents that "represent a significant change" regarding litigation pertaining to the nondiscretionary duty under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to review and, if necessary, revise regulations for wastes associated with the exploration, development or production of crude oil, natural gas or geothermal energy (Environmental Integrity Project, et al. v. Scott Pruitt, No. 17-5010...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

6th Circuit Revives Residents' Class Action Over Oil Company's Emissions
DETROIT - A class action brought by residents who claim a nearby oil company's emissions are contaminating their properties was revived by a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Oct. 26 after it found that the plaintiffs' claims are timely because the allegedly harmful emissions have continued to occur within the last three years (Gregory Cole, et al. v. Marathon Oil Corporation, et al., No. 16-2660, 6th Cir.) (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Agent Orange Injury Class Action May Proceed, Judge Says
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A judge in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Oct. 25 denied a motion filed by the U.S. government seeking to dismiss a class action brought by the surviving spouses of servicemen who died from injuries allegedly caused by exposure to Agent Orange (Patricia Haddock, et al. v. The United States, No. 16-1423, Fed. Clms.; 2017 U.S. Claims LEXIS 1333). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

When Strategies Go Awry: Part I In A Series On Cognitive Biases And Their Impact
By Laura A. Frase We make decisions every day. With simple questions, we normally rely upon intuition, feelings, instincts or automatic reactions to make a decision (ex: do I turn left or right?). Our brains make thousands, if not millions, of these types of decisions, with seemingly little effort or analysis. "Judgment pervades human experience."1 These intellectual shortcuts save time, take less effort and allow us to choose quickly. We do not take the time, for example, to decide which foot to put forward when we walk; we decide automatically or on "gut instinct". If we fully analyzed every simple de...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 8, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

New model may provide insights on neurocognitive disorders caused by HIV
(Wiley) HIV infects certain cells in the brain called microglia, and infected microglia release toxic and inflammatory molecules that can impair or kill surrounding neurons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Delhi, Blanketed in Toxic Haze, ‘ Has Become a Gas Chamber ’
Prolonged exposure to the air in the Indian capital is equivalent to smoking more than two packs of cigarettes a day, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HARI KUMAR and KAI SCHULTZ Tags: Air Pollution Greenhouse Gas Emissions New Delhi (India) Medicine and Health vis-multimedia Source Type: news

Toenails, saliva and urine could answer questions about Giant Mine's toxic legacy
About 200 people in Yellowknife, Dettah and Ndilo have given toenail clippings, urine and saliva samples to researchers for a new study, which will measure how much arsenic is in their body. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Nigeria:Toxic Towns - Testing Toxicity in Kaduna Villages
[Daily Trust] Rido village is a settlement located behind Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC), 16km away from Kaduna, capital of Kaduna State in North-west Nigeria. It is a sparsely populated multilingual community. Juji Barde village, too, is situated behind the company not far from Rido. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Breaking new ground in toxicogenomics
Experts reviewed an approach proposed by National Toxicology Program scientists for analyzing and interpreting chemical potency. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Tox Challenge — stage two winners announced
Toxicity Testing Challenge named five winners for their innovative approaches to including metabolites in high-throughput screenings. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

A stinging suspicion something was just not right: methamphetamine toxicity in infant mimics scorpion envenomation - Pariury HE, Steiniger AM, Lowe MC.
The sting from Centuroides sculpturatus, commonly known as the bark scorpion, is a serious medical problem and can be potentially fatal to young children. Centuroides sculpturatus envenomation can cause a wide spectrum of symptoms, often including autonomi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Electronic cigarette exposure: calls to Wisconsin poison control centers, 2010-2015 - Weiss D, Tomasallo CD, Meiman JG, Creswell PD, Melstrom PC, Gummin DD, Patel DJ, Michaud NT, Sebero HA, Anderson HA.
BACKGROUND: E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine and flavorings by aerosol and have been marketed in the United States since 2007. Because e-cigarettes have increased in popularity, toxicity potential from device misuse and malfun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Toxic for generations: Kids born to chemo survivors are increasingly infertile, having 72% fewer children
(Natural News) What are the generational health effects caused by chemotherapy? Precisely, which genes are turned on and off when a cancer patient is inundated with these toxic chemical agents? Do the chemotherapy-inflicted epigenetic changes pass on to the offspring of the patient and how do these changes impact fertility for future generations? Chemotherapy has lasting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Limits Threaten EPA ’s Asbestos Review
After pushback from the chemical industry, President Donald Trump’s administration is scaling back a congressionally mandated review of asbestos and other deadly chemicals. Toxic minerals in widespread use will be excluded from the revamped Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which last December included asbestos among the top 10 dangerous chemicals the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must review. Reducing the scope of the review will potentially leave millions of tons of asbestos and other toxic substances in homes and businesses. The Trump administration reportedly wants to limit risk evaluations of the top ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 6, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: American Chemistry Council American Cleaning Institute American Petroleum Institute Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos exposure firefighters asbestos imports U.S. asbestos laws us Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Di Source Type: news

Trained T-cells to target toxic viruses in pediatric patients
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Michael Pulsipher, MD, of the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, along with Michael Keller, MD from Children's National Health System in Washington, DC, have been awarded $4.8 million by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to study the use of a new T-cell therapy to help fight active viral infections in children with severe immune deficiencies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fish with a side of plastic?
Our ancestors thrived on eating fish fresh from the ocean. After all, fish is a pure source of protein and healthy omega-3 fats. But our modern fish supply is vastly different than anything our ancestors ate. As our oceans have become more and more polluted, so has our seafood. In fact, the fish on your dinner plate today is likely loaded with plastic trash. Let me explain… Every year, billions of pounds of plastic waste pour into our oceans and rivers. I’m talking about things like grocery bags, drinking straws, water bottles and more. It’s now estimated that up to 51 trillion pieces of plastic c...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Nutrition dinner estrogen fat fish plastic testosterone thyroid function toxins weight Source Type: news

Hindu tradition of throwing ‘Holi’ colors may carry health risks
(Reuters Health) – An ancient Hindu tradition may carry new health risks, researchers warn, because modern versions of colored powder and liquids thrown during the Holi festival contain toxic agents and may damage eyes, skin and lungs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NTP Update - November 2017 now available
(Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program)
Source: NIEHS National Toxicology Program - November 3, 2017 Category: Toxicology Source Type: news