Organochlorines and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

  John J. Spinelli, Carmen H. Ng, Jean-Philippe Weber, Joseph M. Connors, Randy D. Gascoyne, Agnes S. Lai, Angela R. Brooks-Wilson, Nhu D. Le, Brian R. Berry, Richard P. Gallagher, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Centre de Toxicologie du Québec, Sainte-Foy, Québec *Correspondence to John J. Spinelli, BC Cancer Agency, 675 W. 10th […]

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Autism: Transient in utero hypothyroxinemia related to maternal flavonoid ingestion during pregnancy and to other environmental antithyroid agents.

Roman, G., 2007. Journal of the Neurological Sciences 262 :15‚ 26 Abstract The incidence and prevalence of autism have increased during the past two decades. Despite comprehensive genetic studies the cause of autism remains unknown. This review emphasizes the potential importance of environmental factors in its causation. Alterations of cortical neuronal migration and cerebellar Purkinje […]

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Chemicals May Play Role in Rise in Obesity

By Elizabeth Grossman Special to The Washington Post Monday, March 12, 2007; Page A06 Too many calories and too little exercise are undeniably the major factors contributing to the obesity epidemic, but several recent animal studies suggest that environmental exposure to widely used chemicals may also help make people fat. The evidence is preliminary, but […]

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More Evidence Links Endocrine Disrupting Pesticides to Frog Sex Changes

(Beyond Pesticides, March 9, 2007) New research shows that frogs are more sensitive to hormone-disturbing environmental pollutants than was previously thought. Male tadpoles that swim in water with environmentally relevant levels of such substances become females, according to the study that will be published in the scientific journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C) in May […]

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Scientists explore connection between pollution, intersex fish.

A biological role reversal of fish in the Monocacy River and other local Maryland waterways has scientists wondering what problems might lie ahead for aquatic life — and humans. Frederick News-Post, Maryland. [related stories] http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=56738 Scientists explore connection between pollution, inter-sex fish Originally published February 11, 2007 By Nancy Hernandez News-Post Staff  Frederick News Post, […]

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Persistent Pesticides Linked to Diabetes

(Beyond Pesticides, January 9, 2007) Adding to a growing body of literature linking persistent pesticides to diabetes, a new study in the online journal Environmental Health Perspectives has found an increased rate of hospitalization for diabetes in those who live close to hazardous waste sites containing persistent organic pollutants (POPs). While established risk factors for […]

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Antibacterial Agent Found to Be an Endocrine Disruptor at Low Levels

(Beyond Pesticides, November 2, 2006) In a new study in the journal Aquatic Toxicology, Canadian researchers find that at environmentally-relevant levels, the anti-bacterial agent triclosan interferes with the thyroid hormone in frogs, affecting the timing of metamorphosis in tadpoles. This study is the first demonstration of low-level impacts of triclosan on thyroid hormone function. The […]

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Breast cancer cases soar in farm workers

Three times more likely to fall ill Study examines agricultural link Oct. 12, 2006. 01:00 AM JOSEPH HALL HEALTH REPORTER Women who have worked on farms are almost three times more likely to develop breast cancer than those who have never worked in agriculture, a new study of cancer patients in the Windsor area suggests. […]

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Early Onset of Parkinson’s Disease Linked to Pesticide Exposure

(Beyond Pesticides, September 22, 2006) Low-level exposure to dieldrin, a banned but persistent pesticide lingering in the environment, appears to accelerate changes in the brain that can potentially lead to the onset of Parkinson’s disease symptoms years or even decades before they might naturally develop. This finding, by researchers at Emory University and the Georgia […]

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“Intersex” Fish Found in Potomac River, Endocrine Disruptors Suspected

(Beyond Pesticides, September 8, 2006) According to the Associated Press (AP), some species of male fish are acquiring female sexual characteristics at unusually high frequencies in the Potomac River and its tributaries, prompting concerns about pollutants that might be causing the problem. Environmentalists have long pointed to pesticides and other endocrine disrupting chemicals as having […]

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