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1930s Fascism Spawned Public Health Initiatives
...eutics, mitigation of occupational hazards such as asbestos
andan aggressive anti-tobacco program. Hitler's vegetarianism and abstinence fromalcohol and tobacco influenced preventive approaches, as did the increasingscarcity of supplies in a country long at war. On the dietary front, efforts were no...
New study finds multiple myeloma linked to radiation exposures of nuclear workers
...workers exposed to solvents, metals, welding fumes asbestos
and other agents faced increased risks of multiple myeloma, Wing said. Records of such exposures, however, were inadequate to enable the scientists to calculate increased risks accurately. Because exposures to ionizing radiation were almost entirely...
Air pollutants in low-income housing, child-care centers
...addition, 16 percent of the homes in the study had asbestos
problems, and 10 percent had basement mold. "Limi...basement floors, as well as chipped paint, friable asbestos
and leaking combustion equipment," Laquatra says. "Lead poisoning in children leads to lowered intel...
New drug boost for asbestos-related lung cancer sufferers
...mudex). Because the interval between exposure to asbestos
and developing Mesothelioma can be 30 40 years, t...on the rise, as a result of industrial exposure to asbestos
in the 70s and 80s. Currently there are about 1,700 cases per year in the UK, with that figure expec...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for September (second issue)
... lung fluid identified fly ash, degraded glass,and asbestos
fibers. In an editorial in the same issue, an expert points out that acute eosinophilic pneumonia is a condition recognized only in the last 15 years, and is of uncertain etiology. The expert notes that five other firefighters at the disaster site ...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for October (first issue)
...ered that quartz exposurecaused cough symptoms and asbestos
exposure led to high risk of severe breathlessness and asthma. Slightly over 28 percent of the participants were exposed to dust and fumes in theworkplace, with 3.7 percent exposed to quartz, and 5 percent inhaling asbestos. Between 5.7 percent and...
Rensselaer to open new Terahertz Research Center
...potential to find answers to problems as varied as asbestos
or radiation contamination, or to search for landmines, plastic explosives, or weapons. There are also potential applications in medical imaging, agriculture, forensic science, and food safety. President Shirley Ann Jackson, Dean of Science Jo...
New technology enhances lung cancer detection
...roving our analysis of other lung diseases such as asbestos
plural disease." Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the United States and worldwide. Studies have shown that early detection is critical to successful treatment. According to the American Cancer Society, the overall five-year survival ra...