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Arsenic, rice, soil, Bacteria, Epscor, University Of Delaware, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Soil May Harbor Answer to Reducing Arsenic in Rice

Harsh Bais and Janine Sherrier of the University of Delaware’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences are studying whether a naturally occurring soil bacterium, referred to as UD1023 because it was first characterized at the University, can create an iron barrier in rice roots that reduces arsenic uptake.

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Chernobyl Follow-Up Study Finds High Survival Rate Among Young Thyroid Cancer Patients

More than a quarter of a century after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, many children and teenagers who developed thyroid cancer due to radiation are in complete or near remission, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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Air Pollution Linked to Hardening of the Arteries

Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to heart attacks and strokes by speeding up atherosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries," according to a University of Michigan public health researcher and colleagues from across the U.S.

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New York City Police Department and Brookhaven Lab to Conduct Airflow Study in New York City Streets and Subways This Summer

The New York City Police Department and the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are scheduled to conduct this July the largest urban airflow study ever to better understand the risks posed by airborne contaminants, including chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) weapons as they are dispersed in the atmosphere and in the City's subway system. The NYPD will use the data collected during the three days of research to optimize emergency response following an intentional or accidental release of hazardous materials.

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Endocrine Disruptor, Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, Endocrine Disruptors, Endocrine, United Nations, Chemicals, Hormonal, Hormone, Health

Scientists Urge UN to Take Action on Chemicals in Consumer Products and Pesticides

Today, a group of influential scientists called for swift action by the UN system to prevent harm from a wide variety of synthetic chemicals in consumer products and pesticides that play a role in increased incidences of reproductive diseases, cancer, obesity, and type-2 diabetes worldwide.

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Department of Chemical and Molecular Engineering , Nanotoxicology, Oral Biology and Pathology, Stem Cells

Nanoparticles Found in Everyday Items Can Inhibit Fat Storage

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Increase in gold nanoparticles can accelerate aging and wrinkling, slow wound healing, cause onset of diabetes.

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asbestosis, asbestos exposure, Lung Cancer, Smoking

Asbestos Exposure, Asbestosis, and Smoking Combined Greatly Increase Lung Cancer Risk

The chances of developing lung cancer associated with asbestos exposure, asbestosis and smoking are dramatically increased when these three risk factors are combined, and quitting smoking significantly reduces the risk of developing lung cancer after long-term asbestos exposure, according to a new study.

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AACR, American Association For Cancer Research, Air Pollution, Pregnancy, Exposure, Pediatric Cancer

Exposure to Air Pollution During Pregnancy Linked to Increased Incidence of Specific Pediatric Cancers

• Exposure during pregnancy was associated with an increased incidence of three cancers. • The highest increases were found for retinoblastoma and germ cell tumors. • Findings require replication in other large studies.

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Diabetes, Mercury, Fish Consumption

Higher Mercury Levels in Humans Associated with Increased Risk for Diabetes

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A new study found that higher levels of mercury exposure in young adults increased their risks for type 2 diabetes later in life by 65 percent. The Indiana U. study is the first to show a link between mercury and diabetes in humans.

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endocrine-disrupting chemicals, Hormone, Chemical, Environment, Health, Health & Medicine, Earth Day, Endocrine Disruptors, Science

Endocrine Society Webinar for Media: Dangers of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

As Earth Day approaches, public health experts are sounding the alarm about endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in the environment. These chemicals have been linked to health conditions such as cancer, infertility and obesity.







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