Posts Tagged 'carcinogen'

Philips Device Recall Expands with Cancer Risk Warnings

philips breathing machines may be linked to cancerAs electronics manufacturer Philips struggles to cope with its second medical device recall of the year, the news regarding its first recall has just gotten significantly worse. Earlier this year, a variety of Philips ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP machines were taken out of service and recalled over concerns that the sound-deadening foam used to insulate the machines and make them quieter could enter the breathing circuit and allow particles ...

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Zantac May Produce Harmful Carcinogen on Its Own

research shows Zantac may produce cancer-causing carcinogen while in storageNew concerns are emerging over the presence of a known carcinogen in the compound used to make heartburn medication Zantac. Things have taken an interesting twist however, as researchers explore the possibility that the source of the contamination may be the Zantac itself.

The issue of NDMA contamination in Zantac and other drugs based on its main ingredient first came to light last year. That was when a ...

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Families pursue nuisance complaints in fracking suits

According to a story in Bloomberg, some families who have filed lawsuits over the natural gas extraction method called “hydraulic fracturing,” or “fracking,” have changed their tactics.

The families in question live in Pennsylvania along the Marcellus Shale — a gas-rich underground rock formation that also extends into New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia.

Fracking involves pumping millions of gallons of water underground to break up underlying rock formations and release ...

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Fracking raises concerns over water usage

In an opinion piece for Forbes, writer Mindy Lubber addresses potential water shortages from the method of natural gas extraction known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”

Fracking involves pumping millions of gallons of chemically treated water underground, to break up underlying rock formations and release trapped deposits of natural gas. It’s used in a number of regions throughout the country, including along the Marcellus Shale — a gas-rich underground rock formation ...

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Study links Agent Orange, deadly prostate cancer

A study has found a link between U.S. veterans’ exposure to Agent Orange, and deadly forms of prostate cancer, according to a story in U.S. News and World Report.

Previous research has suggested that Agent Orange, a chemical spray used as a defoliant in Vietnam, increases the risk of prostate cancer. But the new study is the first to demonstrate a specific link between the defoliant and more dangerous forms of the ...

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Family gets $750,000 in fracking case

Unsealed court documents say natural gas drillers, including Range Resources Corp., paid a $750,000 settlement to members of a Pennsylvania family who claimed their water was contaminated by the drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”

Fracking involves pumping millions of gallons of chemically treated water underground to break up underlying shale formations and release natural gas. It’s controversial because the technique has generated a number of environmental concerns, including the ...

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