Study Fails to Connect Toxic Smoke, Firefighter Cancer
- Does breathing other people's tobacco smoke cause lung cancer? Wald, Nicholas J.; Nanchahal, Kiran; Thompson, Simon G. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);11/8/1986, Vol. 293 Issue 6556, p1217
Examines the effect of breathing other people's tobacco smoke. Emphasis on the possibility of getting lung cancer; Assessment of the non-smoker person living with a smoker; Explanation on the effect of carcinogens.
- Cancer risk of general people due to using joss stick for religious worshiping. Beuy Joob; Viroj Wiwanitkit // Indian Journal of Medical & Paediatric Oncology;Oct-Dec2016, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p307
A letter to the editor is presented which discusses the cancer risk of exposure to joss stick smoke among workers in worship places, temples, and shrines.
- Toxic shock in the concrete jungle. Edwards, Rob // New Scientist;03/29/97, Vol. 153 Issue 2075, p7
Reports the high concentration of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in soil close to a block of flats in Stockholm, Sweden. Damage of the immune and reproductive systems and other toxic effects of PCBs; Discovery of 9 milligrams of PCBs per kilogram of dry soil in a sample taken by the Swedish...
- FOX RIVER CLEANUP'S NEXT STEP. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;06/21/99, Vol. 242 Issue 24, p13
Deals with the cleanup drive by Wisconsin state and federal environmental agencies for the contaminated rivers in the Great Lakes region. Contamination of the river with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB); Remarks from James Hahnenberg, project manager in United States Environmental Protection...
- PCBs found in PILC. Beaty, Wayne // Electric Light & Power;Nov96, Vol. 74 Issue 11, p32
Reports on the discovery of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in paper-insulated lead-covered cable (PILC) systems by number of utilities. Sources of PCBs in cables; Risks associated with PILC cable disposal; Safe disposal of PCBs.
- EPA Advising Building Owners On Reducing PCB Exposure. // Hazardous Waste/Superfund Alert;10/5/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 16, p2
The article reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advised building owners and school administrators to take steps to reduce exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) found in caulks in buildings renovated and constructed between 1950 to 1978.
- Dredge river, EPA tells GE. Johnson, Jim // Waste News;12/10/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 16, p3
Reports on the plans to continue the massive dredging of Hudson River based on the decision of the Unites States Environmental Protection Agency in New York, New York. Amount expected to cost for dredging the river; Goal of the project; Uses of polychlorinated biphenyls.
- NIOSH and USFA to study cancer among firefighters. // Fire Engineering;Aug2010, Vol. 163 Issue 8, p45
The article reports that a multiyear study to examine the potential for increased risk of cancer among firefighters exposed to contaminants in the line of duty has been jointly undertaken by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the United States Fire Administration.
- Eagle deaths tied to lakes pollution. // International Wildlife;May92, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p27
Reports that new evidence points to toxic chemical dumping as the cause of death of bald eagles and other birds in the Great Lakes area. The birds most likely were poisoned by PCBs.