Sunday, April 29, 2012

'Spartacus' star Whitfield dies of lymphoma at 39

According to a breaking Associated Press article:
Andy Whitfield, who played the title role in the hit cable series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," has died at age 39, according to representatives and family.

Whitfield died Sunday in Sydney, Australia, 18 months after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, manager Sam Maydew told the Associated Press.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pesticides Inrease Risk of Diabetes

According to a recent article published in the Citizens Report:
Mounting evidence suggests that people with higher levels of pesticide in their blood may have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The newest study, published in Diabetes Care, finds that the link appears to be limited to people who are overweight or obese.
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Ambiguity Surrounds the Detection of PCBs

Environmental Protection Online recently reported that:
In September 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided guidance for reducing potential risks associated with PCB-containing building materials in schools. The guidance documents used round-about verbiage, such as may and should, rather than must. The EPA does refer to PCBs as a serious issue, but also states that its presence in buildings and schools should not be cause for alarm. The irony in this is that, rather than directing a clear path, people are left confused and unsure of their steps to safety.
Read the full story here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Cautionary Tale

The Record Reports:
"A SOBERING health picture is emerging from Pompton Lakes. More borough residents than expected were hospitalized for cancers and visited the emergency room for nervous system disorders compared with their neighbors in six nearby towns and the state as a whole, according to new data. The state study also found that Pompton Lakes women had higher than expected rates of post-birth hospitalizations for birth defects and hospitalizations for chronic renal failure.

This comes on top of a 2009 study that found significantly higher rates of non-Hodgkins lymphoma among men and kidney cancer among women who lived in the borough."
Continue reading here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

PCBs detected in soil at GHS fields

The Greenwich Times reports that:
"Additional tests have turned up contaminated soil at or near four of Greenwich High School's athletic fields, including the baseball and softball fields, district officials said on Friday.
The tests found polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, exceeding "the most restrictive levels" along the right outfield line of softball field 5, where it borders turf field 4, the outfield of baseball field 2 and the west side of turf field 3, according to a statement released by the district Friday afternoon."
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Benefits Denied LA USO Volunteer Now Riddled with Cancer from Agent Orange

According to the recent Russ Report:
"Over the last twenty years, cancer has become a way of life for Angeleno Lesli Moore Dahlke who, in 1970, was given the opportunity to travel to Vietnam with the legendary Johnny Grant on a handshaking tour along with three other women.
Her latest diagnosis, just days ago, of lymphoma, is a third cancer which she attributes to her exposure to Agent Orange (AO) in Vietnam.
Continue reading here.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Swedish study link PCBs to obesity in the elderly

Recently, Chemical Watch reported that:
"Swedish scientists have published further findings from an investigative study of the elderly indicating that persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are associated with abdominal obesity."
Read the full report here.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

PCBs and dioxins may weaken the immune system in infants

According to, a premier online Health News / Medical Research News service provide:
"High intake of food containing PCBs and dioxins during pregnancy may be linked to an increased risk of asthma-like symptoms and respiratory infections in the child.
This is observed in a study of 200 pregnantwomen and their children performed by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health."
Read the full report here.