Archive for the ‘Environmental Toxicity and Cancer’ Category

European Study Supports Hair Dye-Lymphoma Link

September 23rd, 2011 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Using hair dye may increase the risk of a type of cancer known as lymphoma, a European study shows. Dr. Silvia de Sanjose of the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Barcelona and colleagues published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The researchers found an overall 19 percent increased risk of lymphoma among people who reported Read the entire post…


Pesticide Exposure Damages Nervous System and Brain

June 29th, 2011 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Exposure to pesticides causes changes to rats’ nervous systems, according to preliminary results of a project led by the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota (UND). The project seeks to identify the dangers posed by pesticides, how exposure occurs, and ways to reduce pesticide-related human health risks. In laboratory Read the entire post…


Chemical in Drinking Water Causes Cancer

May 29th, 2011 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Growing scientific evidence suggests the most widespread industrial contaminant in drinking water — a solvent used in adhesives, paint and spot removers — can cause cancer in people. The National Academy of Sciences reported that a lot more is known about the cancer risks and other health hazards from exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE) than there Read the entire post…


Toxic Living

December 19th, 2010 by Dr. Keith Nemec

This first-person account from National Geographic details the reporter David Ewing Duncan’s quest to identify the chemicals his body has absorbed over his lifetime. His story began a year ago, shortly after a battery of 14 blood tests to find levels of 320 chemicals residing in his body, acquired “by merely living.” Like, for example, Read the entire post…