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9 Jul Judge rules against DuPont in Ohio exposure case. Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against DuPont will not be required to prove their individual level of exposure to a chemical linked to illnesses, the judge ruled. Wilmington News Journal.

1 Jul The impenetrable world of Mark Flores. Yvette Flores unknowingly worked around lead and other harmful substances while she was pregnant; a severely disabled son was the result. Center for Public Integrity.

24 Jun Insecticide lindane found to cause cancer. A common insecticide has been found to cause cancer in humans, according to a World Health Organization review. The product, lindane, was once widely used in agriculture and continues to be found in some treatments for head lice and scabies. The Guardian.

23 Jun Fracking poses 'significant' risk to humans, says new EU report. A major new scientific study has concluded that the controversial gas extraction technique known as fracking poses a ?significant? risk to human health and British wildlife, and that an EU-wide moratorium should be implemented. The Independent.

23 Jun WHO agency says insecticides lindane and DDT linked to cancer. The insecticide lindane, once widely used in agriculture and to treat human lice and scabies, causes cancer and has been specifically linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Reuters.

22 Jun DuPont spinoff Chemours faces costs of chemical damage. Who's going to manage long-term contamination threats, now that DuPont is spinning off old chemical units into a smaller new company, Chemours, on July 1? Philadelphia Inquirer.

19 Jun House of Commons committee warns of dangers posed by cellphone signals. A parliamentary committee has waded into the murky scientific debate over cellphones, warning that the ubiquitous devices may cause human harms from cancer to abnormal sperm and urging parents to shield their children from unnecessary exposure. Edmonton Journal.

17 Jun DDT?s breast cancer legacy: Pregnant mother?s exposure linked to four-fold increase in daughter?s risk. A new study published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found a startling link between pregnant women exposed to DDT and the breast cancer risk to their daughters. Washington Post.

11 Jun Group calls for closer scrutiny of Dupont?s plan to spin off performance chemicals unit. An advocacy group has called for closer federal scrutiny of DuPont Chemicals? plan to spin off its performance chemicals unit. West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

10 Jun Pesticides, BPA cost Dutch society ?6 billion in annual health bills. Exposure to hormone disrupting substances, which can be found in everyday products such as pesticides, plastic packaging, BPA or canned goods, annually costs Dutch society 5.8 billion euros. NL Times.

4 Jun Mayor wants monitoring for those exposed to chemicals. Mayor Robert Lister believes the city needs to ensure there?s some kind of long-term monitoring program in place for people who have been exposed to contaminated city water at the Pease International Tradeport. Portsmouth Herald.

4 Jun Chemicals in Your Popcorn?, Chemicals in your popcorn? What do a pizza box, a polar bear and you have in common? All carry a kind of industrial toxicant called poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs, that do two things: They make life convenient, and they also appear to increase the risk of cancer. New York Times.

14 May Deadline set for Pease blood testing. The state Department of Health and Human Services has set deadlines for when people who have been exposed to water from a contaminated city-owned well can ask to be tested and when they must complete their blood tests. Portsmouth Herald.

7 May Dupont?s Teflon neighbors worry Chemours won?t pay bills., DuPont?s Teflon neighbors worry Chemours won?t pay bills. DuPont Co.?s plan to spin off its Teflon unit is spurring concern on the West Virginia-Ohio border that the new company won?t cover medical payments for residents sickened by a chemical long-used at the production plant. Bloomberg News.

4 May Firefighters exposed to chemicals cry for help. The chemicals that are supposed to protect us from fires are poisoning us. And they have proved to be totally ineffective, even detrimental, in protecting the public from fire. Minneapolis Star Tribune.


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