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10 Dec Are toiletries making men infertile? A recent report suggests chemicals found in bathroom products are affecting male fertility and causing testicular cancer. Is the EU doing enough to protect men? The Telegraph.

3 Dec Toiletry chemicals linked to testicular cancer and male infertility cost EU millions, report says. The hormone-mimicking chemicals used routinely in toiletries, cosmetics, medicines, plastics and pesticides cause hundreds of millions of euros of damage to EU citizens every year, according to the first estimate of their economic impact. The Guardian.

2 Dec PFOA and high cholesterol: Basis for the finding of a probable link. C8 Science panelist Kyle Steenland and colleague Andrea Winquist, both of Emory University, report part of the basis for the probable link with high cholesterol. Environmental Health Perspectives.

1 Dec Boxer rebellion: A pocketed cellphone may be behind your infertility. As soon as they buy a new cellphone, most people tend to ravenously rip the device from its wrapping, cast the accessories and directions aside and begin getting to know the gadget that will never leave their side. But within that discarded handbook lurks some important information. Newsweek.

30 Nov Cancer-causing flame retardants found in some people. A growing body of evidence found an array of flame-retardant chemicals ? many which are carcinogenic ? in test participants, a potential health concern for firefighters and others exposed to the chemicals. TCEP was found in 75% of those tested. Sacramento Bee.

23 Sep Fish lesions, other problems are cause for worry. Something is very out of sync in aquatic ecosystems around the world. Evidence can be found in the unusually widespread frequency of fish lesions, excessive mortality and intersex fish. Erie Times-News.

12 Sep C8 panel says it didn?t rely on ex-WVU researcher. A panel of scientists that linked exposure to the DuPont Co. chemical C8 to human illnesses said Thursday those findings did not rely on the work of a former West Virginia University researcher whose qualifications have been questioned by a national news report. Charleston Gazette.

11 Sep 13 years since 9/11 attacks, losses continue. On the 9/11 anniversary, the losses continue today. People were exposed to the dangerous toxins that hung over lower Manhattan after the buildings crashed down, and fire melted steel, smoke billowed and dust covered the site. Health studies on the impact of Ground Zero exposure are ongoing. Lower Hudson Valley Journal News.

8 Sep Thousands of C8 suits against DuPont flood federal court. A decade-long legal battle accusing DuPont of being responsible for life-threatening medical problems among Ohio River residents is flooding federal court in Columbus. Columbus Dispatch.

27 Aug Contaminant in Pennsylvania counties' water decades after use. Decades after the U.S. Navy used an unregulated contaminant in firefighting training on two former bases in Pennsylvania's Bucks and Montgomery counties, the chemical is turning up in elevated levels in public water wells. Bucks County Courier Times.

22 Aug Land abuse comes back to haunt. Now comes word that a couple of nasty chemical compounds ? perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) ? have contaminated drinking water supplies in two adjoining townships. And that the culprit is likely the U.S. Navy. Bucks County Courier Times.

2 Jul Intersex fish showing up in Pennsylvania rivers. Scientists found intersex fish in three river basins in Pennsylvania, a sign that the water may be tainted with chemicals from human activity. LiveScience.

23 Jun Lawsuits mount in case against DuPont in West Virginia, Ohio. Roughly 3,000 people in West Virginia and Ohio are expected to sue DuPont for personal injury by chemical contamination in the latest chapter of a long running saga that included a massive public health study. Wilmington News Journal.

16 Jun Court to hear over 900 lawsuits against DuPont. More than 900 lawsuits alleging personal injury from exposure to a chemical used at a DuPont plant in West Virginia are now in federal court. Charleston Daily Mail.

27 May Deadliest cancers more likely to strike the poorest people. Poor people are more likely than the wealthy to develop the more deadly types of cancer, an American study suggests. Times of London.


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