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Regulating toxic chemicals for public and environmental health: A PLOS Biology collection
(PLOS) Over the past several decades thousands of new chemicals have been approved for commerce, even as evidence of their ability to cause serious harm has emerged. A new collection 'Challenges in Environmental Health: Closing the Gap between Evidence and Regulations' publishing Dec. 18-21 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology examines the divide between evidence and policy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tracking effects of a food preservative on the gut microbiome
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Antimicrobial compounds added to preserve food during storage are believed to be benign and non-toxic to the consumer, but there is 'a critical scientific gap in understanding the potential interactions' they may have with the hundreds of species of microbes in our intestines, say David Sela, a nutritional microbiologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS to fund new specialised treatments
Some 3,000 patients with HIV, genetic conditions and skin disorders will benefit Related items fromOnMedica Work needed to boost GPs ’ knowledge of cancer drug Ovarian cancer drug may help stall breast cancer NHS launches mass HIV prevention trials World AIDS Day: The fight against HIV Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Is Autism a side effect of metal toxicity? High aluminum concentrations discovered in brain tissue of autistic children
(Natural News) It’s a well-known fact that even the smallest amount of aluminum, if found in a person’s brain tissue, can become a huge problem. There have also been many studies that look into how having high-levels of aluminum in brain tissue is correlated with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Now a new study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California Wildfires Spur Asbestos Concerns
Six major wildfires are torching Southern California, covering an area larger than New York City and Boston combined. The Thomas Fire — the largest of the six and the fifth-largest blaze in modern California history — covers 238,500 acres. The other fires have destroyed nearly 260,000 acres, officials said. At least 18,000 homes and other structures are threatened by the fires and more than 1,000 structures have been wiped out, according to the fire protection agency Cal Fire. Cal Fire officials said the Thomas Fire was 30 percent contained as of late Wednesday. Some residents have been allowed back in their ho...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 15, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Air Pollution Control District asbestos exposure Cal Fire California Department of Toxic Substances Control Charles Conway Karen Relucio Napa County Richard Belkin Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Santa Barbara County Sonoma County Thomas F Source Type: news

Nanodiscs catch misfolding proteins red-handed
(University of Michigan) When proteins misfold, accumulate and clump around insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, they kill cells. Now, researchers, including University of Michigan biophysicists, have obtained a structural snapshot of these proteins when they are most toxic, detailing them down to the atomic level. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is there a better way to administer IV N-acetylcysteine?
3 out of 5 stars Fewer adverse effects with a modified two-bag acetylcysteine protocol in paracetamol overdose. McNulty R et al. Clin Toxicol 2017 Dec 8 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Current recommendations for dosing intravenous N-acetylcysteine (Acetadote) for treating acute acetaminophen (paracetamol) poisoning involves a somewhat complex three-bag protocol, using 3 direct concentrations of the antidote given over a 21-hour period. Unfortunately, this protocol results in a high incidence of (usually mild) adverse events, including cutaneous effects, nausea and vomiting, and anaphylactoid reactions. Severe rea...
Source: The Poison Review - December 14, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical Acetadote acetaminophen antidote N-acetylcysteine paracetamol three-bag protocol toxicity two-bag protocol Source Type: news

As California fires rage, this device clears toxic smoke in any room in seconds, removing hazardous chemicals from the air
(Natural News) As wildfires continue to rage in California, toxic smoke is filling homes, apartments and businesses with airborne carcinogens that promote cancer, heart disease and respiratory problems like asthma. According to the UK Daily Mail, 1.6 million people have now been exposed to dangerous levels of smoke, adding that exposure “could be lethal for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mechanisms involving myocardial injury in tropical stings and bites - Kumanan T, Guruparan M, Vithiya R, Gawarammana I.
It is known that a number of toxic substances produce myocardial injury by several mechanisms involving interruption of coronary blood flow due to stimulation of clotting mechanism and coronary vasospasm. Number of toxic substances may cause direct myocard... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Outbreak of puffer fish poisoning in Dhaka City - Islam MR, Chowdhury FR, Das SK, Rahman SMM, Amin MR.
BACKGROUND: Puffer fish poisoning is quite uncommon but not rare in Bangladesh. This is not a very common fish in Bangladesh and consumed predominantly by poor class of people as it is cheap. Puffer fishes are considered toxic because they possess a potent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Your body’s ability to self-heal nerves in the brain can be compromised by a toxic internal environment – will researchers look for the diet connection?
(Natural News) Nobody can explain the processes of the brain fully, but there are some things we do know about it, such as the brain’s ability to repair itself called neuroregeneration. When the nerve fibers of the brain lose its protective coating, called myelin, the brain sends adult stem cells to regenerate a new myelin sheet.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic chemicals in salons, lack of education lead to adverse health effects
(Rutgers University) Clients who frequent hair and nail salons exhibit more skin and fungal diseases than those who visit less often and nail salon technicians are receiving inadequate training in the use of chemicals, suggest two Rutgers School of Public Health studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HKBU scholars develop new generation of tumor-specific aptamer-drug conjugate
(Hong Kong Baptist University) The toxic nature of chemotherapy poses a great challenge to clinical treatment of cancer. A team of scholars from the School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University devoted their efforts to the development of a new generation of smart anti-cancer drug molecules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Poisoning by psychopharmacological drugs in Azerbaijan: the results of 8-year prospective observation - Afandiyev I, Azizov V.
Acute poisoning of chemical etiology is a significant global public health problem. The aim of this study was the analysis of the toxicoepidemiological structure of psychopharmacological drugs poisoning in Azerbaijan. We collected and analyzed the data on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Pediatric poisoning by ingestion: developmental overview and synopsis of national trends - Lee VR, Connolly M, Calello DP.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data Surveillance System provides real-time toxico-surveillance and epidemiologic trends, and pediatric ingestions comprise most of those reports. The sequences in social and physical deve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Structural basis of membrane disruption and cellular toxicity by {alpha}-synuclein oligomers
Oligomeric species populated during the aggregation process of α-synuclein have been linked to neuronal impairment in Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. By using solution and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance techniques in conjunction with other structural methods, we identified the fundamental characteristics that enable toxic α-synuclein oligomers to perturb biological membranes and disrupt cellular function; these include a highly lipophilic element that promotes strong membrane interactions and a structured region that inserts into lipid bilayers and disrupts their integ...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Fusco, G., Chen, S. W., Williamson, P. T. F., Cascella, R., Perni, M., Jarvis, J. A., Cecchi, C., Vendruscolo, M., Chiti, F., Cremades, N., Ying, L., Dobson, C. M., De Simone, A. Tags: Biochemistry, Neuroscience reports Source Type: news

CytoSorbents wins German gov ’ t funding for CytoSorb endocarditis trial
CytoSorbents (OTC:CTSO) said this week it won funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for a randomized controlled trial exploring the use of its CytoSorb blood purification technology for treating infective endocarditis. The newly funded randomized, controlled, multi-center Remove trial aims to enroll 250 patients to explore the safety and efficacy of intraoperative CytoSorb in patients with dangerous bacterial heart valve infections during valve replacement surgeries and cardiopulmonary bypass procedures, the Monmouth, N.J.-based company said. The study’s goal is to demonstrate improv...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Clinical Trials CytoSorbents Corp. Source Type: news

Fracking Linked to Negative Health Effects in Infants, Study Says
Babies born to mothers who lived near fracking wells during pregnancy are more likely to experience negative health effects than babies born elsewhere, according to new research. Researchers behind the study, published in the journal Science Advances, found that living within 1 km (0.6 miles) of a fracking well during pregnancy increased odds of low birth weight by 25%. Low birth rates are associated with a slew of different health effects later in life, including various illnesses and developmental problems. The effect was lower but still significant in babies whose mother lived between 1 and 3 km (1.9 miles) from a well ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Babies energy fracking fracking ban health infant health Source Type: news

'Heat-not-burn' tobacco is still a health risk
The London-based Committee of Toxicology reports that despite smokeless tobacco exposing users to up to 90 percent fewer chemicals than cigarettes, their safety information is unclear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living in an Immigrant Family in America: How Fear and Toxic Stress are Affecting Daily Life, Well-Being, & Health
Study summarizes results from focus groups of 100 parents from 15 countries and interviews with pediatricians to gain insight into how the current environment is affecting the daily lives, well-being, and health of immigrant families, including their children. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The toxic sugar tree: Mapping the evolutionary history of a cancerous sugar gene
(University of Nevada, Reno) The gene CMAH, that allows for the synthesis of a sugar called Neu5Gc, is missing from humans. This sugar is present in red meats, some fish and dairy products. When humans consume an animal with that gene, the body has an immune reaction to the foreign sugar, which can cause inflammation, arthritis, and cancer. University of Nevada, Reno researchers, have analyzed 322 animal genome sequences looking for animals with the presence of active CMAH genes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Monsanto now offering CASH to farmers if they will use its toxic "dicamba" agricultural chemical
(Natural News) The agri giant Monsanto, commonly known as the world’s most evil corporation, is now offering farmers cash in a desperate bid to distribute its XtendiMax with VaporGrip dicamba-based weed killer product. Reuters is reporting that Monsanto will be offering farmers refunds of over half the cost of the product in 2018, if they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When to Stop Immunotherapy: First Response? Max Response? Toxicity? When to Stop Immunotherapy: First Response? Max Response? Toxicity?
There is an ongoing debate within the oncology community about when to stop immunotherapies, with treatment response, toxicity, and cost all playing important roles.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Medical toxicology in the Old Testament. The poisonous pottage - Mazokopakis EE, Karagiannis CG.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

TOXMAP now includes TRI 2016 data
TOXMAP now includes the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) 2016 complete dataset. TOXMAP maps the TRI chemicals reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA). A complete list of TRI chemicals required to be reported to the EPA can be found on their website. (Source: TOXMAP News)
Source: TOXMAP News - December 12, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: TOXMAP Admin Source Type: news

U.S. now leads the industrialized world in infant mortality due to toxic vaccinations
(Natural News) Out of the top thirty industrialized nations in the world, the United States tops the list when it comes to infant mortality on the first day of life. With so much modern medical technology available, it’s hard to understand why there are so many sudden infant deaths, but it all becomes clear when one... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lead: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 10/23/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to lead, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Lead: General Information; Lead: Incident Management; and Lead: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Phosphine: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to phosphine, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Phosphine: General Information; Phosphine: Incident Management; and Phosphine: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Toluene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to toluene, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Toluene: General Information; Toluene: Incident Management; and Toluene: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Tetrachloroethylene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to tetrachloroethylene (also known as tetrachloroethene), the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Tetrachloroethylene: General Information; Tetrachloroethylene: Incident Management; and Tetrachloroethylene: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Trichloroethylene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to trichloroethylene (also known as trichloroethene), the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Trichloroethylene: General Information; Trichloroethylene: Incident Management; and Trichloroethylene: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Styrene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to styrene (also known as ethenylbenzene, styrolene, phenylethylene, vinylbenzene), the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Styrene: General Information; Styrene: Incident Management; and Styrene: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Drug trial shows promising results in Huntington's disease fight
For the first time, an experimental drug has reduced levels of the toxic protein that causes Huntington's disease in humans. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asbestos Remains at Illinois Plant Despite $1.8 Million Cleanup
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spent nine months and $1.8 million in an asbestos cleanup project that failed to end the long-running contamination dispute between a business owner and local authorities in Springfield, Illinois. Despite the recent EPA cleanup of the former Pillsbury Mills plant, a circuit court judge in Sangamon County refused to lift an injunction earlier this month blocking owners from the site. The judge cited earlier asbestos violations and continued unsafe conditions. The EPA removed 2,200 tons of asbestos-contaminated debris, 1,160 cubic yards of bulk asbestos and considerable waste oil and...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 11, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos abatement asbestos cleanup environmental protection agency Joseph Chernis Kevin Turner P. Mills LLC Pillsbury Mills plant Sangamon County Source Type: news

A cure for Huntington's disease could be in the pipeline
University College London scientists gave 46 patients an experimental drug. They discovered the pill  lowered their levels of toxic proteins in the brain - which is responsible for the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Data on Older Breast Cancer Pts on CDK4/6 Inhibitors First Data on Older Breast Cancer Pts on CDK4/6 Inhibitors
Giving CDK4/6 inhibitors to breast cancer patients aged ≥ 70 years yields a similar progression-free survival to that seen in younger women, although the toxicity is more severe, say FDA researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Substance use patterns associated with recent exposure to fentanyl among people who inject drugs in Vancouver, Canada: a cross-sectional urine toxicology screening study - Hayashi K, Milloy MJ, Lysyshyn M, Debeck K, Nosova E, Wood E, Kerr T.
INTRODUCTION: Vancouver, Canada is experiencing an opioid overdose crisis where fentanyl, a potent, synthetic opioid contaminating the illicit drug supply, has been detected in the majority of fatal overdose cases. Despite its growing presence throughout N... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Heart Disease Tied to Ear Creases: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the toxicities of detox tea (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Vinyl Chloride: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to vinyl chloride (VC) (also known as chloroethylene), the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Vinyl Chloride: General Information, Vinyl Chloride: Incident Management, and Vinyl Chloride: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Formaldehyde: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to formaldehyde (also known as methanal and methylene glycol), the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Formaldehyde: General Information, Formaldehyde: Incident Management, and Formaldehyde: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Acrylonitrile: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to acrylonitrile (2-propenenitrile; cyanoethylene; vinyl cyanide), the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Acrylonitrile: General Information, Acrylonitrile: Incident Management, and Acrylonitrile: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Arsine and Stibine: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to arsine (also known as arsenic hydride) and stibine (also known as antimony hydride), the chemicals'toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Arsine and Stibine: General Information, Arsine and Stibine: Incident Management, and Arsine and Stibine: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Chloroform: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to chloroform, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Chloroform: General Information, Chloroform: Incident Management, and Chloroform: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Naphthalene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to naphthalene, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Naphthalene: General Information, Naphthalene: Incident Management, and Naphthalene: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Nitric Acid: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to nitric acid, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Nitric Acid: General Information, Nitric Acid: Incident Management, and Nitric Acid: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Nitrobenzene: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to nitrobenzene, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Nitrobenzene: General Information, Nitrobenzene: Incident Management, and Nitrobenzene: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Chromium: Health Effects, Incident Management and Toxicology
United Kingdom Department of Health. 11/16/2017 This Web page provides documents with information on the health effects of exposure to chromium, the chemical's toxicity, and material for responding to a chemical incident. It provides links to three documents: Chromium: General Information, Chromium: Incident Management, and Chromium: Toxicological Overview. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Debate on Glyphosate Use Comes to a Head in Argentina
Academics discuss the impacts on health and the environment of the use of glyphosate in Argentine agriculture, during a Dec. 6 conference at the University of Buenos Aires. Concern about this topic is now on the country’s public agenda. Credit: Daniel Gutman / IPSBy Daniel GutmanBUENOS AIRES, Dec 8 2017 (IPS)In and around the city of Rosario, where most of Argentina’s soybean processing plants are concentrated, a local law banned the use of glyphosate, the most widely-used herbicide in Argentina. But two weeks later, producers managed to exert enough pressure to obtain a promise that the ban would be overturned...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daniel Gutman Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

Montana Creates Special Court to Handle Asbestos Cases
The Montana Supreme Court on Nov. 28 ordered the creation of an Asbestos Claims Court to oversee hundreds of pending asbestos-related personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. At least 540 asbestos cases are tied up in Montana courts, most filed on behalf of people who became sick or died following exposure to asbestos from the now-defunct W.R. Grace vermiculite mine in Libby. Justices ruled there was sufficient need to create a special court to resolve the claims, many of which date to the early 2000s. District Judge Amy Eddy will oversee pretrial proceedings. A schedule has not been set. “It’s an enormous ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 8, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Amy Eddy Asbestos Claims Court Asbestos Claims Court Act BNSF Railway environmental protection agency International Paper Libby mine Libby Superfund site Lincoln County Port Authority Maryland Casualty Montana Department of Justice M Source Type: news

' Intriguing': 9 Weeks of Trastuzumab for Breast Cancer'Intriguing': 9 Weeks of Trastuzumab for Breast Cancer
Nine weeks of therapy fell short of being noninferior to 12 months for the primary outcome, but overall survival was comparable, and the shorter course is less toxic and less expensive.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news