Tag: "pesticides" at medical news
Treated Clothing Detoxifies Pesticides
...fic society. Past studies report that up to 97% of pesticides
entering the body do so throughthe skin. Currently, workers exposed to high levels of pesticides
must wear syntheticmaterials toblock entry of pesticides. Because such clothing does not allow entr...
Fire ants can attack humans in homes or health care facilities
.... Exterminate all ants found indoors with liquid pesticides
as soon as possible. Treat ant activity on the perimeter or basement and in the yard withbait-based insecticides, which are most likely to reach and kill the queen ant. Since fire ants are attracted to electrical fields, examine equipment withwires...
Missouri scientist takes 'rocky' road to NASA
...y applying precise amounts of seed, fertilizer and pesticides
as needed. Rickman's remote sensing work also has led to improvements of a more personal nature the gift of sight for the legally blind. Rickman was a lead researcher on LVES, a low-vision enhancement system developed in the early 1990s by NASA an...
Americans support FDA food biotech policies
...are protected from insect damage and require fewer pesticides
(69%). "When presented with all the facts about food biotechnology, the vast majority of consumers support its use and recognize its potential benefits," says David Schmidt, IFICs senior vice president for food safety....
Study shows farm work appears to protect against breast cancer
...rm work since age 7, crops and livestock grown and pesticides
used, were available. That's because all subjects ...s that puts them at lower risk," Duell said. Some pesticides
such as DDT, banned in the United States in 1972, can still be measured in people almost 30 years la...
Statisticians seek clues to what causes disease clusters
... addressing whether a pregnant woman's exposure to pesticides
might cause leukemia in her children. Specificall... to know whether children born to women exposed to pesticides
during pregnancy have leukemia at higher rates than those born to women not exposed to those pestici...
Team studies use of Sandia technology to ensure 'farm-to-fork' safety of the nation's food supply
... coming across the border or to monitor the use of pesticides
in the fields to make sure they are not over-applied. Water security and sustainability The agriculture industry is one of the biggest users of water. For that reason it is important to ensure the safety, security, and sustainability of water su...
Hormone drug linked to increased prevalence of male genital disorder
...ceptives, phyto-oestrogens in the diet, or certain pesticides
or solvents. Knowledge gained from the diethylstilbestrol debacle should be used to guide research on the possible risks associated with oestrogens that are being encountered by current generations."...
Agricultural fungicide could cause irreversible immune system damage
... exposure to a compound found in some agricultural pesticides
and fungicides. The findings were presented at the... protect pecan, potato and sugar beet crops and in pesticides
to guard against Colorado potato beetles. In tests at Tennessee State University in Nashville, res...
NIEHS announces $20 million, three-center effort to pin-point environmental triggers of Parkinson's
....) The center will examine risks associated with pesticides
and heavy metals, possible protective effects of t...pment of Parkinson's disease and will focus on how pesticides
interact with the proteins that package dopamine within nerves, and the cellular machinery that degr...
Smoking may change type of lymphoma into more lethal form of cancer
...ure to chemical carcinogens such as herbicides and pesticides
as well as to radiation. Now, smoking -- long known to cause cancer of the lung and other organs -- has been implicated in the development of a hematologic malignancy. While this subset of lymphomas usually follows an indolent clinical course, a sig...
World Trade Center dust analysis offers good news for New Yorkers
...no evidence of high levels of two particular POPs: pesticides
and polychlorinated biphenyls, which were used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications until their production was banned in 1977. The team did, however, estimate that the dust covering lower Manhattan contained between 100-1000 tons of ...
Organically grown foods higher in cancer-fighting chemicals than conventionally grown foods
...ries and marionberries. The research suggests that pesticides
and herbicides actually thwart the production of p...afeguards decreases with the use of herbicides and pesticides
in conventional agriculture. This decrease is reflected in the total amount of antioxidants the plan...
New UCLA program to study the possible environmental causes of cancer
... which environmental agents such as air pollution, pesticides
and radiation cause cancer and why a certain sub-p...er incidence of prostate cancer for men exposed to pesticides
in California. Characterize genetically the molecular basis of hypersensitivity to radiation treatm...
Looking at pesticide labels through multi-colored glasses
...e. Previous studies indicate that the main reason pesticides
are misused is because customers are unable to fol...o and European-American farm workers on the use of pesticides
and precautionary behavior when working on farms. The farmers being interviewed are working at pean...
Preventing stray chemicals in food, pharmaceutical and industrial products
...control, for example, it is important to show that pesticides
are really below a limit defined by government." The MUSAC system will help companies to judge if they are in breach of chemical limit regulations. Rsslein says that these computer-based techniques would have been impossible to develop outside the EU...
Several commonly used pesticides are toxic to mitochondria in laboratory experiments
... laboratory experiments that several commonly used pesticides
are just as toxic or even more toxic to the mitoch...ent the results of their comparative research with pesticides
at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans on Saturday, Nov. 8. Parkinson's disease, w...
National Tropical Botanical Garden reports possible dietary link and neurodegenerative disease
... biomagnification of mercury, DDT, PCBs, and other pesticides
and pollutants that accumulate to often dangerous levels in birds and fish. Dr. Cox and his team also discovered that BMAA appeared in Canadian patients with neurodegenerative disease. He said it was too early to speculate on the significance of the...
Farm worker children under 7 exposed to agricultural and home pesticides
... team targeted eight agricultural chemicals and 13 pesticides
commonly found in homes in the United States. They... large number of both agricultural and residential pesticides
in farm worker dwellings, this extends previous research on the exposure of this population," Quandt...
Are Gulf war veterans getting better?
... who reported multiple vaccinations or exposure to pesticides
or depleted uranium during deployment. Although this study should provide some reassurance of a lack of association between deployment to the Gulf and increased risk of cancer, the long latent period for cancer means that these groups should continue...