POPs in the news

12/04/2010 -

Selon l'Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des aliments, les femmes qui sont enceintes ou allaitantes et les enfants de moins de trois ans doivent être mieux protégés contre les PCB, classés en tant que substances probablement cancérigènes pour l'Homme.
More: BIOaddict


Pollution et PCB : après les poissons, c'est l'Homme qui trinque !

Selon l'Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des aliments, les femmes qui sont enceintes ou allaitantes et les enfants de moins de trois ans doivent être mieux protégés contre les PCB, classés en tant que substances probablement cancérigènes pour l'Homme.
More: BIOaddict

09/04/2010 -

Women with higher levels of dioxin in their blood when they tried to get pregnant took longer to conceive than women with lower levels, researchers report in a followup study. The women were exposed to high levels of the chemical when a manufacturing plant in Seveso, Italy, exploded in 1976.
More: Environmental Health News


Dioxin exposure linked to infertility, difficulty conceiving

Women with higher levels of dioxin in their blood when they tried to get pregnant took longer to conceive than women with lower levels, researchers report in a followup study. The women were exposed to high levels of the chemical when a manufacturing plant in Seveso, Italy, exploded in 1976.
More: Environmental Health News

07/04/2010 -

Wilkins talks in an upbeat way with anyone who will listen. She helps families seek answers and military benefits for the returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan who are reporting an array of illnesses - from cancer to Parkinson’s disease, skin rashes to tremors. The unifying thread – all had been exposed to burn pits during their time in Iraq and Afghanistan.
More: InjuryBoard.com


Burn Pits: The Jill Wilkins' Story

Wilkins talks in an upbeat way with anyone who will listen. She helps families seek answers and military benefits for the returning vets from Iraq and Afghanistan who are reporting an array of illnesses - from cancer to Parkinson’s disease, skin rashes to tremors. The unifying thread – all had been exposed to burn pits during their time in Iraq and Afghanistan.
More: InjuryBoard.com

05/04/2010 -

A government study says fish in Swiss waters are not overly contaminated with PCBs but others say too little is known about the effects the chemicals have on humans.
More: www.swissinfo.ch


Banned for 24 years, PCBs still linger

A government study says fish in Swiss waters are not overly contaminated with PCBs but others say too little is known about the effects the chemicals have on humans.
More: www.swissinfo.ch

29/01/2010 -

The EPA recently announced a list of chemicals to be reviewed. On the list: flame retardants or PBDEs. Scientists say these chemicals, used to reduce the flammability of upholstery and carpeting, accumulate in our bodies. Host Jeff Young talks with Dr. Julie Herbstman of Columbia University about a new study that indicates PBDEs may affect the intelligence of young children. 
More: Living on Earth


Up in Flames - a new study that indicates PBDEs may affect the intelligence of young children

The EPA recently announced a list of chemicals to be reviewed. On the list: flame retardants or PBDEs. Scientists say these chemicals, used to reduce the flammability of upholstery and carpeting, accumulate in our bodies. Host Jeff Young talks with Dr. Julie Herbstman of Columbia University about a new study that indicates PBDEs may affect the intelligence of young children. 
More: Living on Earth

25/01/2010 -

A study of breast milk samples from more than 300 women in North Carolina finds flame retardants contaminate the milk from almost three-quarters of the woman in the study. Women older than 35 had the lowest levels of PBDEs in their milk. The highest levels were measured in breast milk from women aged 25 to 29, followed by women younger than 25 years old.
More: Environmental Health News


Younger mothers' breast milk has highest levels of flame retardants

A study of breast milk samples from more than 300 women in North Carolina finds flame retardants contaminate the milk from almost three-quarters of the woman in the study. Women older than 35 had the lowest levels of PBDEs in their milk. The highest levels were measured in breast milk from women aged 25 to 29, followed by women younger than 25 years old.
More: Environmental Health News

21/10/2009 -

Those pristine-looking Alpine glaciers now melting as global warming sets in may explain the mysterious increase in persistent organic pollutants in sediment from certain lakes since the 1990s, despite decreased use of those compounds in pesticides, electric equipment, paints and other products.
More: www.sciencedaily.com


Glacial Melting May Release Pollutants Into The Environment

Those pristine-looking Alpine glaciers now melting as global warming sets in may explain the mysterious increase in persistent organic pollutants in sediment from certain lakes since the 1990s, despite decreased use of those compounds in pesticides, electric equipment, paints and other products.
More: www.sciencedaily.com

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