Panel: Lago Agrio Parties May Not Pierce Chevron's Corporate Veil To Collect $9.5B
TORONTO - The Ontario Court of Appeal on May 24 affirmed a lower court's ruling that refused to pierce the corporate veil of Chevron Corp. to enforce a $9.5 billion environmental damages ruling for Ecuadorian claimants who contend that they were injured by the company during its operation in the Lago Agrio region of Ecuador (Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation, No. 2018 ONCA 472, Ontario App.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Monsanto Denies Liability, Says Roundup Is Non-Toxic, Non-Carcinogenic
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on May 29 filed another answer to one of the more than 400 lawsuits in the multidistrict litigation for Roundup, denying any liability for injuries - including non-Hodgkin lymphoma - that plaintiffs say were caused by exposure to the herbicide's active ingredient glyphosate (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2741, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Trump Administration Violates Pesticide Law, Say Attorneys General For 3 States
NEW YORK - Three attorneys general on May 30 filed a lawsuit against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt alleging that the EPA has made an "unlawful decision to delay a requirement for employers to provide enhanced training to protect farmworkers, pesticide handlers and their families from injury and other forms of harmful exposure to pesticides" (State of New York, et al. v. E. Scott Pruitt, et al., No. 18-4739, S.D. N.Y.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

NL Industries Agrees To $60M Settlement Of California Lead Paint Litigation
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Former lead paint manufacturer NL Industries Inc. has agreed to pay $60.18 million to 11 California counties and municipalities for lead paint remediation, according to a May 16 press release from Santa Clara County (County of Santa Clara, et al. v. Atlantic Richfield Company, et al., No. 1-00-CV-788657, Calif. Super., Santa Clara Co.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Tainted Groundwater Case Against U.S. Army
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on May 21 refused to hear an appeal of a groundwater contamination lawsuit brought by a group of residents who contended that a lower court erred when it held that the U.S. Army's waste disposal and remediation practices at Fort Detrick fall squarely within the discretionary function exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) (Angela Pieper v. United States, No. 17-1324, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

EPA Releases New Rules for TSCA Asbestos Review
As part of the latest updates to the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week proposed new rules for the risk evaluation of asbestos. The EPA released a significant new use rule (SNUR) proposal which would allow the agency to prevent new uses of asbestos, the naturally occurring mineral linked to deadly cancers such as mesothelioma. It is the first time the EPA has issued such an action. The SNUR would require the agency’s approval before asbestos-containing goods can be manufactured, imported or processed. It would grant the EPA power to evaluate the inte...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

How To Tell If You ’re In a Toxic Relationship — And What To Do About It
It’s a common refrain: relationships are hard work. Fights are normal and rough patches are par for the course. True as that may be, however, these platitudes can distract from legitimate causes for concern in one’s social and romantic life — including signs that a relationship may have become, or always was, toxic. Here’s what you need to know about toxic relationships, and how to tell if you’re in one. What is a toxic relationship? Dr. Lillian Glass, a California-based communication and psychology expert who says she coined the term in her 1995 book Toxic People, defines a toxic relationship...
Source: TIME: Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

PFS in mCRPC Improved with PARP Inhibitor
(MedPage Today) -- But more toxicity and no clear boost to overall survival in phase II trial (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 5, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Umbilical Cord Toxicology Testing Umbilical Cord Toxicology Testing
Every newborn has one, so umbilical cords are readily available for testing a newborn's exposure to drugs or alcohol.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Article Source Type: news

Asymmetrex Establishes Partnership with Contract Research Organization...
Stem cell biotechnology company Asymmetrex and preclinical toxicology CRO DRIK will begin to execute a new partnership that has the goal of addressing a significant unmet need in the pharmaceutical...(PRWeb June 05, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15535863.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Jackson Healthcare CEO Rick Jackson explains how he escaped 'the slums' (Video)
Rick Jackson ’s early family life was anything but healthy. He left a toxic home environment for the foster care system. “For me to get out of the slums, I [needed] to be around different people who had different ethics and morals, different objectives so that I could be lifted up,” said Jackson, chairma n and CEO of Jackson Healthcare. The lessons from those early years did help lift him up. Jackson now leads the nation’s third largest health care staffing firm. He also encourages other… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Crystal Edmonson Source Type: news

Large-scale study links cell phone radiation and brain cancer
(Natural News) Your cell phone may increase your risk of brain cancer, according to a study. An expert review panel looked at a $25-million study carried out by the National Institutes of Health’s National Toxicology Program (NTP). The panel discovered that radio-frequency radiation emitted from cell phones was linked to heart and brain tumors, providing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dutch defense ministry apologizes for chromium-6 exposure
The Dutch government has apologized and agreed to compensate military personnel who contracted illnesses including cancer after working with paint containing the toxic element chromium-6 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

World Environment Day 2018: a call to “Beat plastic pollution”
4 June 2018 – On 5 June every year, the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations sister agencies and thousands of communities and organizations celebrate World Environment Day. This year, the theme of the Day is “Beat plastic pollution” – a call for action for the world to work together to address one of the great environmental challenges of our time and raise global awareness of the need to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on people’s health and the threat it poses to the environment and wildlife.  While the world has derived great benefit from the use of plastic...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 4, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Mixed signals from poisonous moths
(University of Exeter) Poisonous moths use bright red spots to warn predators to avoid them -- but natural variation in these wing markings doesn't provide clear indications of how toxic individual moths might be -- new research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A professor of toxicology explains how EMFs cause biological damage and even cancer
(Natural News) There is something all around us that we cannot see, that can cause serious health problems like cancer, but that we might not even know about. You may never have heard of electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and even if you have, might be unaware of their damaging effects. Nonetheless, they are all around us,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top 10 health HAZARDS commonly associated with eating conventional meats
(Natural News) American corporations often take the clean language of true clean eating and make it “dirty” by selling us tainted, toxic, gene-altered food that causes disease and disorder, all while promoting it through the use of propaganda and lies. The latest example is the term “clean meat,” and it’s just the opposite of what you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taselisib Hits, but Barely Slows, PI3KCA-Mutated Breast Cancer Taselisib Hits, but Barely Slows, PI3KCA-Mutated Breast Cancer
The investigational targeted therapy is somewhat effective, but has the downside of significant additional toxicity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ASCO 2018 Highlights: GI and Hepatic Toxicities of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy
Shilpa Grover, MD, MPHJun 2, 2018ASCO Educational Book contributor Shilpa Grover, from Brigham and Women ’s Hospital, described GI and hepatic AEs encountered in patients on CI therapy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Taselisib Modestly Delays Progression in ER+ Breast Cancer
Bryant FurlowJun 2, 2018The PI3K inhibitor taselisib offered less dramatic clinical benefits than anticipated, and with significant toxicities. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Federal partners put Tox21 plan into action
Federal partners gathered at NIEHS May 15-16 to discuss the implementation of the new Toxicology in the 21st Century strategic plan. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - June 1, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NTP promotes international use of nonanimal test methods
The National Toxicology Program joined an international meeting to advance international acceptance of nonanimal chemical test methods. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - June 1, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

FT Health: Cancer optimism tempered by ‘financial toxicity’
Ilona Kickbusch, tobacco breaks hearts, smart toilets (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Toxicology Rounds: The Mysteries of Novichok and Brodifacoum
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - June 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Toxicology Rounds Source Type: news

Wetlands reduce nitrate pollution in rivers and streams five times more efficiently than land-based mitigation strategies
(Natural News) Nitrate pollution comes from the nitrate used in crop fertilizers that goes to rivers and streams through drainage systems and agricultural ditches. High concentrations of nitrate in rivers and streams can be toxic to ecosystems and human health, as they may contaminate drinking water. As a result, a team of researchers from the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How just drops of viper venom pack a deadly punch
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Researchers at Brazil's largest producer of antivenoms report a structural analysis of glycans modifying venom proteins in several species of lancehead viper. The snakes are among the most dangerous in South America. The report offers insight into the solubility and stability of toxic proteins from venom, and into how venoms from different species vary. Scientists are now working to map glycan structures back onto the proteins they modify. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FT Health: Combating Cancer
Have blunt instrument drugs like chemotherapy had their day? Plus: genetic research makes personalised treatments a reality, the push to immunotherapy, apps that extend lives, the scourge of western lifestyles and the ‘toxicity’ of cancer drugs’ cost (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug costs prompt fears of ‘financial toxicity’ in cancer care
High prices subject some patients to long-term collateral damage to incomes and health (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

"Super Size Me" liver damage claim crumbles as Morgan Spurlock revealed to have abused alcohol for decades
(Natural News) It’s not often that you’ll find a Natural News writer defending McDonald’s. After all, we’ve been calling them out for their toxic junk food for years now. Nonetheless, right is right and wrong is wrong, and we always endeavor to highlight the truth, even when that truth happens to vindicate McDonald’s – albeit... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On Thanksgiving, partisan politics cost Americans nearly 74 million hours with family and friends
The 2016 presidential election was so toxic that Americans spent nearly 74 million fewer hours with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day, new research suggests.More than 48 million hours were lost when Thanksgiving guests from precincts that voted for Republican Donald Trump cut short their... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Novichok: a fourth-generation class of nerve agents
Salisbury, U.K. April 25, 2018. Decontamination efforts where Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found poisoned. [shutterstock.com]2.5 out of 5 stars Novichok: a murderous nerve agent attack in the UK. Vale JA et al. Clin Toxicol 2018 May 14 [Epub ahead of print] Reference In an article in yesterday’s New York Times, medical workers who treated Sergei and Yulia Skripal after they were found poisoned and unconscious on March 4 describe how they feared both patients would die and that many more patients might ultimately be affected. Initially it was thought that the Skripals were suffering from opioid overdose. Bu...
Source: The Poison Review - May 31, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical nerve agent Novichok organophosphate Skripal Source Type: news

Six ways you suck the life out of your liver
(Natural News) Let’s face it, without a properly functioning liver your health is going to suffer. Yet, we seem content with doing a wide variety of things — that are in our control — which have a negative impact on this humble and hard working organ. Perhaps we are unaware of the daily toxic assaults... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hazardous chemicals from decades-old plastic pollution is still contaminating freshwater lakes in Europe
(Natural News) The spread of plastic pollution and hazardous chemicals into the oceans is a well-known phenomenon that has been extensively studied. However, little is yet known about the impact these toxic chemicals have on bodies of freshwater. Now, the first-ever chemical analysis of one of western Europe’s largest bodies of freshwater revealed the presence of toxic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Penn-developed approach could limit toxicity of CAR T therapy in acute myeloid leukemia
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A new approach pioneered at the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center may provide a new path towards treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with CAR T cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Can cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome be fatal?
shutterstock.com/Stanimir G. Stoev 2.5 out of 5 stars Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Reports of Fatal Cases. Nourbakhsh M et al. J Forensic Sci 2018 May 15 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This paper reports on 2 fatal cases that the authors argue were attributable to the effects of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS). CASE #1: A 27-year-old woman is brought to hospital by ambulance after friend found her unresponsive with agonal respirations. On arrival she was apneic with bradycardia and decorticate posturing. Pupils were fixed and dilated. Serum glucose was 34 mg/dL. After presentation she deteriorate...
Source: The Poison Review - May 30, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome cannabis cyclic vomiting fatality marijuana Source Type: news

Facility Expertise Matters for Mesothelioma Surgery
Patients having aggressive surgery for pleural mesothelioma at high-volume facilities experience fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and lower 30-day readmission rates than those treated at low-volume centers. Overall survival rates were higher and 90-day mortality rates were lower at the high-volume facilities, according to a study published in the June issue of Lung Cancer. The new study, based on data from the National Cancer Database (NCDB), is the largest to compare facility volume with post-surgery outcome for pleural mesothelioma. “In general, going to a high-volume center for oncology care makes sens...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 30, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

IQ-challenged "Hogg" activists protest Publix grocery stores over political donations, but not for selling toxic GMOs and glyphosate-contaminated foods
(Natural News) Crisis actor David Hogg of gun control fame is back in the news, this time for staging a “die-in” at two Publix grocery stores in the Florida town of Parkland, where the alleged Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting took place back on Valentine’s Day. Hogg and his army of Hogg activists reportedly entered... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment of toxicology knowledge in the fourth-year medical students: three years of data - Buchanan J, Windels D, Druck J, Heard K.
The objective of this study was to measure the knowledge of the 4... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Suicide by fatal pentobarbital intoxication in Ontario, Canada, from 2012 to 2015 - Solbeck P, Snowdon V, Rajagopalan A, Jhirad R.
A fatal concentration of pentobarbital found in a coroner's case where the history had not indicated use of this drug prompted a review of fatalities in Ontario from 2012 to 2015. Coroner's case files, including police and toxicology reports, were reviewed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lethal carbon monoxide toxicity in a concrete shower unit - Heath K, Byard RW.
A 47-year-old previously-well woman was found dead on the floor of a shower cubicle on a property in rural South Australia. The impression of the attending doctor and police was of collapse due to natural disease. Although there was significant stenosing c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

EPA and White House Sought to Obstruct Chemical Pollution Study
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White House attempted to block the publication of a federal health study related to water-contamination in several states across the country. According to a report by Politico, EPA aides intervened after a White House official warned that the study would cause a “potential public relations nightmare.” The study in question was an assessment of a group of toxic chemicals that have contaminated water supplies near military bases, chemical plants, and other sites in several states, including New York, Michigan, and West Virginia. The assessment finds that the che...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide analysis method in human blood by Airtight Gas Syringe - Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (AGS-GC-MS): relevance for postmortem poisoning diagnosis - Oliverio S, Varlet V.
Carbon monoxide is one of the most abundant toxic air pollutants. Symptoms of a CO intoxication are non-specific, leading to a high number of misdiagnosed CO poisoning cases that are missing in the disease statistics. The chemical nature of the molecule ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

BrainCool wins FDA nod for IQool Warm temp regulation system
European medical device developer BrainCool said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its IQool Warm System with indications for thermal regulation to cool and rewarm adult patients. The Swedish company said the newly cleared next-gen temperature regulation system is designed for temperature management with a focus on the head and neck, thighs and torso. The system uses non-stick adhesive pads prefilled with a non-toxic and bacteriostatic cooling agent which are attached to an automated temperature control unit, which is intended to begin warming and cooling immediately, BrainCool said. “We are very please...
Source: Mass Device - May 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance braincool Source Type: news

Blackcurrant dye could make hair coloring safer, more sustainable
(American Chemical Society) Whether they're trying to hide some gray or embrace a new or quirky color, people adore hair dyes. But some of these dyes may be harmful to humans and the environment. Now in a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that they have developed a natural, non-toxic hair dye derived from blackcurrant skins that is as durable as conventional dyes and capable of sustaining hair color through multiple washings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hawaii ’s Erupting Volcano Looks Even Crazier From Space at Night
A stunning image released by NASA shows what Kilauea, the volcano in Hawaii that has been erupting for three weeks, looks like from space. As the photo shows, Kilauea is not only visible from space — you can also see the lava spewing out of the volcano. Seven instruments aboard NASA ‘s International Space Station and partner satellites have been detecting active fissures, fires, ash and sulphur dioxide plume as well as the height and composition of volcanic plumes, a NASA release explains. “One of the first things emergency responders wanted to know was where the lava was coming out, where are all the fis...
Source: TIME: Science - May 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized hawaii onetime Source Type: news

The technology behind the largest battleship built by the Nazis still affects us today
(Natural News) The biggest battleship ever built by Nazi Germany hid itself from Allied bombers by deploying an artificial fog made from toxic chemicals. Seventy years after World War II, the effects of this technology are still felt in Norway, where local trees took many years to recover from the deadly air pollution, according to a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A case of life-threatening loperamide toxicity
3 out of 5 stars Severe loperamide toxicity associated with the use of cimetidine to potentiate the “high.” Hughes A et al. AM J Emerg Med 2018 May 15 [Epub ahead of print] Reference The potential adverse effects of loperamide (Imodium) are often underestimated since, even though it is an opioid, it is available over-the-counter and has been since 1988. Loperamide is used to treat diarrhea. It acts on the mu-opioid receptors in the gut, decreasing gastric motility. It is rather effective at this. However at therapeutic doses (2-16 mg per day) it does not cause central opioid effects such as euphoria or rel...
Source: The Poison Review - May 24, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical imodium loperamide overdose toxicity Source Type: news

Novel Mesothelioma Treatment Uses Electrical Fields
Oncologists in 2019 may begin offering patients with pleural mesothelioma a novel, tumor-fighting tool involving electric currents that enhance standard-of-care treatment and extend survival, according to the device manufacturer. Tumor Treating Fields (TTF) is the name of the new technology. It is designed to disrupt cancer cell division through electric fields tuned to specific frequencies. In an ongoing multicenter phase II clinical trial in Europe, TTF has shown an ability in first-line treatment to improve the effectiveness of standard chemotherapy for mesothelioma patients. The trial success has led the manufacturer t...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 24, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Tick bite protection: New CDC study adds to the promise of permethrin-treated clothing
(Entomological Society of America) The case for permethrin-treated clothing to prevent tick bites keeps getting stronger. In new experiments conducted at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, clothing treated with an insecticide known as permethrin had strong toxic effects on three primary species of ticks known to spread disease-causing pathogens in the United States. Exposure to permethrin interfered with the ticks' ability to move properly, making them sluggish and likely interfering with their ability to bite. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news