Working with hormone-mimicking chemicals over the long term could increase lymphoma risk
Occupational exposure to chemicals may up lymphoma risk for men. Kathryn Doyle, Reuters, March 26, 2015. Men who work with hormone-mimicking chemicals for at least 30 years have a higher risk of cancers of the lymph tissue than others, according to a long-term observational study in several European countries. Reuters Health.
Incorporating the microbiome into basic 1987 model can spur new advances
Biomarkers for the 21st Century: listening to the microbiome. Rodney Reynolds Dietert and Ellen Kovner Silbergeld, Toxicological Sciences, March 24, 2015. Incorporating the microbiome into the basic 1987 model can spur new advances and understanding in environmental health. This article reviews the complexities of host:microbiome responses to xenobiotics in terms of redefining toxicokinetics and susceptibility.
Glyphosate (active ingredient in Roundup®) impacts on Mn, and Mn impacts on physiology
Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases III: manganese, neurological diseases, and associated pathologies. Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff, Surgical Neurology International, March 24, 2015. A recent study on cows fed genetically modified Roundup®-Ready feed revealed a severe depletion of serum manganese (Mn). Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, has also been shown to severely deplete Mn levels in plants. Here, we investigate the impact of Mn on physiology, and its association with gut dysbiosis as well as neuropathologies such as autism, Alzheimer's disease, depression, anxiety syndrome, Parkinson's disease, and prion diseases.
Assessment identifies risks to pregnant women and women of childbearing age with high exposure to NMP
EPA releases final risk assessment for chemical used for paint and coating removal. Cathy Milbourn, EPA News Releases, March 23, 2015. The assessment for N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) identified risks to pregnant women and women of childbearing age, who have high exposure to NMP through paint or other coating removal.
Army Corp given a year to recalculate coal mining impact on Black Warrior streams
Army Corps of Engineers to reassess coal mining impact on Black Warrior streams. Kent Faulk, AL.com, March 24, 2015. A federal appeals court this week gave the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers one year to go back and reassess the potential harm to streams in the Black Warrior River basin from coal mining after the agency admitted it made a mistake in calculating impacts. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a federal judge's ruling from last May to dismiss a lawsuit filed in 2013 by the Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Defenders of Wildlife, the Southern Environmental Law Center and Public Justice.
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