(Reuters Health) - Workers exposed to welding fumes are more likely to develop lung cancer than those not exposed to the fumes, and a new study suggests this holds true regardless of other risk factors like smoking or exposure to asbestos. “Welding fumes have previously been classified as ‘possibly carcinogenic’ to people,” said Dr. Denitza Blagev, a researcher at the University of Utah and Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. “Although welders have been observed to experience higher lung cancer rates, there are many other factors - including smoking, asbestos and other carcinogen exposures - that were likely contributing to that increased risk,” Blagev, who wasn’t involved in the study, said by email. For the current analysis, researchers examined data from 45 previously published studies with a total of roughly 17 million participants. Overall, people who worked as welders or had exposure to welding fumes were 43 percent more … [Read more...] about More evidence welding fumes raise lung cancer risk
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Monday, February 18, 2019 by: Jhoanna Robinson Tags: asbestos fibers, badcancer, badhealth, cancer causes, carbon nanotubes, food safety, Heavy metals, inflammation, toxic elements, toxins (Natural News) Carbon nanotubes, which have long been placed at the top rung of useful materials in the manufacturing industry, were found out to be as harmful as asbestos, for they have the ability to also increase the risk of cancer for people who are exposed to them, Edinburgh researchers said. The study sought to establish a connection between exposure to carbon nanotubes and early stage cancer development. Carbon nanotubes, which are around 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair but can extend to a height of several centimeters long, have a long, hollow structure. Researchers wanted to find out whether carbon nanotubes, which are very similar in size and shape to asbestos fibers that are known as a major cancer-causing materials, can also have detrimental effects on our … [Read more...] about The next asbestos? Carbon nanotubes, used in manufacturing, linked with cancer risk
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by: Ellaine Castillo Tags: African mahogany, alternative medicine, anticancer, Antimicrobial, antiproliferative, cancer treatments, goodcancer, goodhealth, goodmedicine, Khaya senegalensis, natural remedies, traditional medicine (Natural News) Cancer is still a global cause for concern, despite developments in conventional treatments like chemotherapy. The World Health Organization estimates that the disease will cause more than 9.6 million deaths this year. Given that conventional medications aren’t working out, many healthcare professionals are now looking at medicinal plants to reduce the burden of cancer on patients. One example of these is the African mahogany (Khaya senegalensis), which Australian researchers found to have potent anticancer as well as antibacterial activities. The African mahogany is a tall evergreen tree native to Central and Western Africa. Many people use the hard and sturdy wood coming from this … [Read more...] about Does the African mahogany have anticancer properties? Research says it can prevent cancer cell growth without damaging healthy cells
OFTEN associated with kid's bath times and your grandparent's cabinet, talcum powder has been a household staple for generations. But recent lawsuits have seen people being awarded millions in damages after claiming talcum powder gave them cancer. Here's the latest on the situation. What is the Johnson & Johnson talcum powder cancer case? In July 2018 22 women were awarded a record £3.6billion payout from Johnson & Johnson. They told a jury in the US state of Mississippi that talcum powder led them to develop ovarian cancer. Their lawyers alleged the company knew its talc was contaminated with asbestos. J&J said it was "deeply disappointed" and will appeal the verdict. The company added: "Every verdict against Johnson & Johnson in this court that has gone through the appeals process has been reversed and the multiple errors present in this trial were worse than those in the prior trials which have been reversed." What happened to Johnson … [Read more...] about What is the Johnson & Johnson talcum powder cancer case, how much do they have to pay and what has happened to the share price?
JOHNSON’S baby powder makers knew for years there was asbestos in its talc for infants, it’s claimed. An investigation by news agency Reuters reviewed previously confidential documents showing the company's raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts. The reports, memos and other confidential reports relate to a successfully defended Johnson & Johnson lawsuit in 1999. These are now being shared with lawyers for some of the 11,700 plaintiffs now claiming that the company's talc caused their cancers. Reuters claim they show from 1971 to the early 2000s, the company’s executives, mine managers, doctors and lawyers were aware raw talc and finished powders sometimes tested positive for small amounts of asbestos. J&J declined to comment further to the news agency, regarding the claims. For more than two months, it turned down repeated requests for an interview with J&J executives. The Sun Online has contacted J&J about … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson ‘knew for DECADES there was cancer-causing asbestos in its talcum powder’