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18 Feb Firefighters at higher risk of cancer diagnosis. A commander for one fire department in South Florida says the most dangerous part of the job isn't fighting fires. In reality, its toxics from the flames that's killing firefighters at an alarming rate. West Palm Beach WPEC TV.

11 Feb Rutherford, New Jersey, parents concerned over cancer. Comments by a recently retired Pierrepont School teacher concerning his cancer diagnosis have set off a firestorm of controversy in the Rutherford community, leaving some parents to question the safety of the air quality in and around the school and demand that buses be relocated and kept from idling. Bergen South Bergenite.

26 Jan BPA disrupts sperm development, linked to declining male fertility. A new study soon to be published in the journal PLOS Genetics suggests that bisphenol A (BPA)?an endocrine disruptor found in many plastics, can linings and receipts, and which mimics the effects of estrogen?may play a role in the decline in male fertility. Newsweek.

23 Jan Hormone-mimicking chemicals may threaten male fertility, study warns. Bisphenol A and other common estrogen-mimicking chemicals may be wreaking havoc on sperm and stymying some couples' hopes of having children, warns new research. Huffington Post.

21 Jan Study confirms cancer cluster among CFA Fiskville firefighters in Victoria, Australia. Firefighters who worked at a Country Fire Authority facility in Victoria?s Ballarat region have a higher incidence of skin, testicular and brain cancers, a comprehensive study has found. The Guardian.

21 Jan Cancer cluster at CFA Fiskville training centre confirmed by study. A comprehensive health study has confirmed a cancer cluster associated with firefighters at the Fiskville Training Centre, the Victorian Government says. Australia ABC News.

17 Jan Tyrone Hayes on the misfortune of frogs, crooked science and why we should shun GMOs. The life and work of biologist Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes, PhD, reads like the script of a Hollywood blockbuster: Scientist whistleblower takes on global agribusiness responsible for environmental havoc; a web of lies, corporate shenanigans, and mystery ensues. So it?s somehow fitting that Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme took on Hayes? story for a segment in the Amazon Original TV series pilot, "The New Yorker Presents." TreeHugger.

15 Jan Toxin ruling should put Maine kids' interests first. Mandating disclosure of phthalates would help consumers make safer choices for their families. Portland Press Herald.

7 Jan Kids toys could injure a man?s sex life. American men, beware: Your long-term reproductive health might be served by ditching the kids? Christmas toys into the nearest dumpster. New York Daily News.

3 Jan Hazards bill urges study of synthetic turf. Potentially hazardous synthetic turf that's being targeted in a health bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill is used on some City of Palo Alto and school district playing fields, officials have confirmed. Palo Alto Weekly.

2 Jan Biological bad luck blamed in two-thirds of cancer cases. Plain old bad luck plays a major role in determining who gets cancer and who does not, according to researchers who found that two-thirds of cancer incidence of various types can be blamed on random mutations and not heredity or risky habits like smoking. Reuters.


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