User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Apr 16 2014 12:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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DNA alternative to Pap test sparks medical debate 16.4.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON — A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and
Japan lab says stem cell research falsified 1.4.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
TOKYO (AP) — Data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper was falsified, a Japanese government-funded laboratory said Tuesday, as the lead researcher accused of the malpractice denied any wrongdoing.
Utah leads nation in insured swamped by medical bills 25.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah may not have the most uninsured residents, but it ties with Idaho for the country’s highest rate of underinsured — those who struggle to pay for health care, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Fund. The analysis of U.S. Census data shows underinsured rates range from a low of 8 percent in New Hampshire to highs of 16 percent in Mississippi and Tennessee and 17 percent in Idaho and Utah. Being underinsured is defined as living in a household that spent 10 percent or more of its in...
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Cotter negotiates amid spills and uranium spike by river in Canon City 14.3.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Cotter negotiates amid spills and uranium spike by river in Canon City
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Mom-daughter tandem to lead this year's Relay For Life 13.3.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The 2014 Relay For Life event will be similar to previous years but a change in leadership will shake up some of the structure. Participants have an opportunity to sign up and to learn about fundraising opportunities and incentives to participating in this year’s event at the Relay For Life Kick Cancer Kickoff Party to be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Library Hall at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. Like most events, changes come from the top. And while the leadership is new, the three leading this year's Relay are no strangers to Steamboat. The new American Cancer Society local event representative is Steamboat native Emily Hines, and the chair and co-chair for the event are long-standing Steamboat residents, Mary and Natalie Simmins. Mary Simmins has been a committee member for the past three years but is serving as the chair for the first time this year and is thrilled to be sharing the opportunity and connection with her daughter, Natalie. “The first year we did it as a family ...
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High-tech ways to keep an eye on aging parents 10.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
After her 75-year-old mother suffered a severe health problem last fall that required surgery, Colleen Sturvidant needed a way to better keep an eye on her. Because Sturdivant lives in Oakland and her mom lives by herself in Sacramento, it wasn’t easy for Sturdivant to check on her and there was little chance she could respond quickly in an emergency. So when a friend of her husband suggested she try out a new device his company had designed for just such situations, Sturdivant, 45, decided to g...
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Wal-Mart tells suppliers no more harmful chemicals in products 28.2.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
In one of the boldest moves toward eliminating toxins from products consumers use everyday, Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday notified its suppliers they will have to reformulate soaps, makeup and household cleaners as the world's largest retailer begins to shed harmful chemicals from store shelves.
Colorado first in the nation to regulate oil and gas industry’s methane emissions 25.2.2014 From the Blogs
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Colorado adopts tougher air rules for oil, gas industry 24.2.2014 Denver Post: Local
Colorado adopts tougher air rules for oil, gas industry
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Starr, Partners Group lead purchase of MultiPlan 17.2.2014 Denver Post: Business
Starr, Partners Group lead purchase of MultiPlan
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Colorado facing oil and gas boom fumes, favors cleaner facilities 16.2.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado facing oil and gas boom fumes, favors cleaner facilities
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Elevated cancer rates found near Stericycle in Davis County 12.2.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
There are elevated rates of some types of cancer in areas of the five Davis County cities that surround the Stericycle medical waste incinerator, the Utah Department of Health has found. But health officials said the findings are not cause for alarm and may simply reflect random variation that epidemiologists often encounter. The study cannot link the cancer patterns to any specific environmental exposures. The study looked at rates of 42 types of cancer over six periods of six years between 197...
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Former Rocky Flats site stirs concerns for some neighbors 9.2.2014 Denver Post: Local
Former Rocky Flats site stirs concerns for some neighbors
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Cancer-causing chemical PCE contaminates Colorado soil, water and homes 9.2.2014 Denver Post: Local
Cancer-causing chemical PCE contaminates Colorado soil, water and homes
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Olympics: The weird, janky sickness of freestyle 8.2.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Krasnaya Polyana, Russia • Those gnarly dude guys on snowboards continue to hijack the Olympics. It is difficult to pinpoint the exact date when this hijacking began. But every four years at the Winter Games, the gnarly dudes happen. “Random is kind of my thing,” said America’s newest Olympic hero, a 20-year-old named Sage Kotsenburg, who won the first gold medal of the Sochi Games here Saturdayafternoon. Just don’t ask me to describe how Kotsenburg did it, exactly. But I can affirm that his...
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Sugar tied to fatal heart woes; soda's a culprit 4.2.2014 azcentral.com | news
Sugar tied to fatal heart woes; soda's a culprit
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Op-ed: If we don’t clean Utah air, we can only blame ourselves 4.2.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Our air is killing us. Granted, I state the case this way to grab attention, but it is also factual. Study after study from UCLA, the American Lung Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Institutes of Health and others provide a long list of the deadly ills caused or exacerbated over the long term by air pollutants. The impacts are heaviest on the most vulnerable, particularly children. Exposure to air pollution during the first trimester of pregnancy may affect a child’s ...
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Read the transcript of Obama's State of the Union speech 29.1.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Barack Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union address Tuesday night.
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Editorial: Seek Superfund status for Pueblo smelter 4.1.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
The location of an old smelter in Pueblo that hasn't been working for nearly a century but has left behind elevated levels of lead and arsenic should be listed as Colorado's next Superfund site.
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USDA starts process for use of new herbicide-resistent seeds 3.1.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Milwaukee • The U.S. Department of Agriculture opened the door Friday to commercial sales of corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered to resist the weed killer 2,4-D, which is best known as an ingredient in the Vietnam War-era herbicide Agent Orange. The U.S. military stopped using Agent Orange in 1971, and it has not been produced since the 1970s. Scientists don’t believe 2,4-D, which is legal and commonly used by gardeners and some farmers, was responsible for the health problems linked t...
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