• Many of today's household products such as televisions, computers and phones contain toxic chemicals that can pollute the air and contaminate soil and water. (wikipedia.org)
  • Products such as cellular telephones , computers, televisions , and solar panels contain toxic chemicals that can harm the environment if not disposed of properly to prevent the pollution of the air and contamination of soils and water. (wikipedia.org)
  • Infants, according to the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety, an affiliate of the World Health Organization, have far less capacity for detoxifying chemicals than do adults, and with toys they face all three points of a "risk triangle": "increased vulnerability" to a chemical's "toxic effects" and plenty of possibilities for exposure through "intimate contact. (thenation.com)
  • Indeed, a common denominator among many cases of human rights abuses involving business enterprises is the poisoning of communities, workers and consumers with toxic substances, whether from extractive industries, pesticide use in agriculture, industrial chemicals in manufacturing, emissions from power plants, factories, vehicles, and other sources-and of course the improper disposal of waste. (ohchr.org)
  • Hundreds of children are found to have hundreds of toxic chemicals in their bodies even before they are born, and scientists have linked higher levels of certain cancers and other adverse health impacts to increased production, use and consumption of toxic chemicals in the past decades. (ohchr.org)
  • WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- All electronic cigarettes emit harmful chemicals, and levels of those toxic compounds are affected by factors such as temperature, type and age of the device, a new study finds. (medicinenet.com)
  • In laboratory tests, scientists found that the heat-related breakdown of propylene glycol and glycerin -- two solvents found in most e-cigarette liquids -- causes emissions of toxic chemicals such as acrolein, acetaldehyde and formaldehyde. (medicinenet.com)
  • Ten retailers urged to pull potentially toxic products Health and environmental groups will launch a national campaign Thursday to prod 10 major retailers -- including Walmart, Target and Costco -- to clear store shelves of products with hazardous chemicals. (usatoday.com)
  • We've seen the power of retailers to change the marketplace," says Andy Igrejas of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a coalition advocating against toxic chemical use. (usatoday.com)
  • Neither of the main chemicals involved should produce an 'imminent hazard' to the general public, the department said, and preliminary monitoring did not indicate the presence of any highly toxic chemicals. (baltimoresun.com)
  • In Guangdong Province in southern China, fish contaminated with toxic chemicals like DDT are already creating health problems. (commondreams.org)
  • Some compounds, including more toxic and carcinogenic chemicals, may volatilize back into the air, while others accumulate in the snow and are released with meltwater. (treehugger.com)
  • As this report shows, dozens of leading body care products for babies and children contain the toxic chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane. (ewg.org)
  • The issue of toxic hazards at work went national nearly 20 years ago, when former employees brought more than 200 lawsuits against IBM , accusing it of having concealed knowledge that it was exposing them to carcinogenic chemicals. (nytimes.com)
  • Though the household now uses bottled water for drinking and cooking, he said they are still bathing and showering in the tainted water and he worries that they might be inhaling toxic chemicals. (baltimoresun.com)
  • As we've noted in previous blogs (such as here and here ), since the Trump Administration took office, the Environmental Protection Agency's policies on toxic chemicals have largely been written by and for the largest chemical manufacturers like Dow, Exxon and Monsanto. (nrdc.org)
  • A host of industry-supported decisions- withdrawing a proposed ban on the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos , weakening the way the agency reviews of the safety of new (and existing) chemicals -will likely result in a greater number of cancers contracted over time, as well as more instances of developmental delay, neurological impairment and reproductive harm. (nrdc.org)
  • A Congressional report released over the weekend found that the country's leading natural gas drilling companies pumped toxic chemicals into the ground during hydraulic fracturing. (zdnet.com)
  • Many of the chemicals listed within the fluids are toxic. (zdnet.com)
  • Companies injected large amounts of other hazardous chemicals, including 11.4 million gallons of fluids containing at least one of the toxic or carcinogenic B.T.E.X. chemicals - benzene, toluene, xylene and ethylbenzene. (zdnet.com)
  • Patient exposure to toxic environmental chemicals and other stressors is ubiquitous, and preconception and prenatal exposure to toxic environmental agents can have a profound and lasting effect on reproductive health across the life course. (acog.org)
  • Does not use toxic chemicals in their cork flooring creation process. (brighthub.com)
  • There are many sources of toxic air pollutants in Connecticut. (ct.gov)
  • However, due to several factors, including new regulations, process changes and economic factors, the latest information from 1999 indicates that only 6% of emissions of air toxic pollutants are from major sources. (ct.gov)
  • Mobile sources emit toxic air pollutants through the incomplete combustion of fuel and through the evaporation of fuel. (ct.gov)
  • The pollutants evaporate from soils in warm areas such as the tropics, are transported as vapour around the globe, and condense over cold areas as toxic snow or rain. (un.org)
  • We found that snow absorbs certain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons which are organic pollutants known to be toxic and carcinogenic," says Yevgen Nazarenko, who worked on the study with Parisa A. Ariya, professor at McGill's Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Department of Chemistry, and collaborating with Patrice Seers' team at École de technologie supérieure. (treehugger.com)
  • Louie Cheng president of PureLiving China, an indoor environmental consulting firm, talks about toxic pollutants, your home and what you can do to get rid of them. (wsj.com)
  • Maschke M, Fehlings T, Kastrup O, Wilhelm HW, Leonhardt G (1999) Toxic leukoencephalopathy after intravenous consumption of heroin and cocaine with unexpected clinical recovery. (springer.com)
  • Natural Cork does not use formaldehyde or other toxic materials in their floor creation or finishing process. (brighthub.com)
  • Valley of the Drums , a toxic waste site in Kentucky, United States, 1980. (wikipedia.org)
  • Toxic leukoencephalopathy or toxic spongiform leukoencephalopathy is a rare condition that is characterized by progressive damage (-pathy) to white matter (-leuko-) in the brain (-encephalo-), particularly myelin, due to causes such as exposure to drugs of abuse, environmental toxins, or chemotherapeutic drugs. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, toxic leukoencephalopathy induced by drug abuse or environmental toxins have had more damaging side effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • Toxic materials are poisonous byproducts as a result of industries such as manufacturing, farming, construction, automotive, laboratories, and hospitals which may contain heavy metals , radiation , dangerous pathogens , or other toxins . (wikipedia.org)
  • The fish that remain are highly toxic (see 'Pollution wipes out seven fish species along city coast' on Page 1 and 'Fish swim away from polluted city waters' below). (hindustantimes.com)
  • Researchers in New Orleans have found that simple fructose and sucrose remove highly toxic hexavalent chromium, the pollutant made famous by Erin Brockovich. (technologyreview.com)
  • An explosion at a chemical plant in northeastern Jilin province in November sent 100 tons of toxic benzene floating down the Songhua River and caused water service to be cut off for several days in the nearby city of Harbin. (washingtonpost.com)
  • During inflammation, macrophages were found to halt mitochondria's production of energy and switch them to producing toxic compounds that further amplify inflammation. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • However, even with technological advances, the exact mechanism and underlying pathophysiology of toxic leukoencephalopathy remains unknown and is thought to vary between sources of toxicity. (wikipedia.org)
  • The clinical severity of toxic leukoencephalopathy also varies among patients, exposure time, and concentration and purity of the toxic agent. (wikipedia.org)
  • and indeed, toxic leukoencephalopathy has been observed as a result of intoxication with contaminant-free opiates. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other drugs that have been associated with toxic leukoencephalopathy in much more rare occurrences include psychoactive drug 2C-E ("Europa"), oxycodone, cocaine, and methadone. (wikipedia.org)
  • Metronidazole, an antibiotic used to treat aerobic and protozoal infections, has been known at high doses to produce neurologic symptoms associated with toxic leukoencephalopathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Toxic leukoencephalopathy may also result from carbon monoxide poisoning, ingestion of methanol, ingestion of ethylene, toluene toxicity, ethanol poisoning, ingestion of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA or "ecstasy"), or ingestion of paradichlorobenzene, which is a toxic agent in mothballs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tan TP, Algra PR, Valk J, Wolters EC (1994) Toxic leukoencephalopathy after inhalation of poisoned heroin: MR findings. (springer.com)
  • Toxic Effects of Mercury intends to facilitate among its readers the understanding of the importance of mercury pollution in the environment and the health consequences associated with exposure to this metal. (springer.com)
  • Supermarkets throughout the Chicago area are routinely selling seafood highly contaminated with mercury, a toxic metal that can cause learning disabilities in children and neurological problems in adults, a Tribune investigation has found. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Among the targets are some of the most toxic products of the industrial age, including methyl mercury. (newscientist.com)
  • Tiny amounts of mercury in the water lead to toxic levels in fish and can cause neurological and developmental problems in people who eat the fish. (earthjustice.org)
  • The community met with McDonald's representatives and explained the evidence - that toxic pesticides, including chlorpyrifos, chlorothalonil and 2,4-D, were drifting into their communities on a regular basis each summer. (mercola.com)
  • Farmers have coped with the toxic waters by mixing illegal veterinary drugs and pesticides into fish feed, which helps keep their stocks alive yet leaves poisonous and carcinogenic residues in seafood, posing health threats to consumers. (commondreams.org)
  • In 1990, the EPA estimated that major sources emit 30% of all man-made air toxic emissions in the United States. (ct.gov)
  • Despite great gains in fuel economy and the efficacy of air pollution control equipment over the past twenty years, the EPA estimated in 1990 that mobile sources emit 39% of all man-made air toxic emissions in the United States. (ct.gov)
  • However, estimates based on 1999 information indicate that 64% of toxic air pollutant emissions originate from mobile sources, 38% from on-road and 26 % from non-road. (ct.gov)
  • leaves, garbage, dog waste … and now it turns out, according to researchers , it also releases "a toxic cocktail from car emissions. (treehugger.com)
  • Because naphthalene and paradichlorobenzene transition from a solid straight to a gas, a process called sublimation, it is their toxic fumes that kill moths and moth larvae. (mercola.com)
  • Lax safety procedures and oversight have been blamed for the blasts, which have killed more than 100 people and sent toxic fumes into the air, threatening even greater devastation. (cnn.com)
  • They are not added to products intentionally, but are toxic byproducts of chemical manufacturing and product formulation. (ewg.org)
  • Late last year, EPA staffers prepared an internal briefing document for Suarez, suggesting that removing toxic waste just from the Pentagon's thousands of weapons ranges "has the potential to be the largest environmental cleanup program ever to be implemented in the United States. (motherjones.com)
  • Another panelist remarked that the toxic components of the oil can also last longer than the non-toxic components, further complicating the impacts. (motherjones.com)
  • This distinction is relevant because toxic stress may have more long-term impacts than many of the acute illnesses, such as bronchiolitis, that we see so frequently. (aappublications.org)
  • Cite this: Genesis of Toxic Tau in Alzheimer's Disease Revealed - Medscape - Jul 16, 2018. (medscape.com)
  • ABSTRACT: Reducing exposure to toxic environmental agents is a critical area of intervention for obstetricians, gynecologists, and other reproductive health care professionals. (acog.org)
  • Robust scientific evidence has emerged over the past 15 years, demonstrating that preconception and prenatal exposure to toxic environmental agents can have a profound and lasting effect on reproductive health across the life course ( 1-3 ). (acog.org)
  • The figure is still too high for Chinese residents, especially when the accidents repeatedly include the threat of toxic contamination. (cnn.com)
  • Many of you may not be in such an extreme toxic work environment that you are willing to quit your job before having secured a new one, but most will have the occasion to deal with some level of toxicity in the workplace and could benefit from a few tips on how to cope with it when it occurs. (forbes.com)
  • Toxic synovitis occurs in children before puberty. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Toxic megacolon occurs when swelling and inflammation spread into the deeper layers of your colon. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Shot on location in the heart of China's textile industry, on the the bank of Qiantang River, in Xiaoshan district, Hangzhou, the images show the scale of the toxic water pollution that currently occurs in order to supply a global market, (that includes a number of international clothing labels), with its fast fashion fix. (greenpeace.org)
  • Dr. Sears explains that the underlying cause of chronic diseases (like allergies, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, Lupus, etc.) comes from the increased production of a natural fatty acid called arachidonic acid (AA), which can be toxic at high concentrations. (cbn.com)
  • Earlier this year, China's environment ministry released a report officially acknowledging the existence of these villages for the first time and signaling its willingness to address toxic water pollution. (theatlantic.com)
  • BEIJING, Dec. 21 -- A zinc smelter discharged toxic waste into the Beijiang River in southern China last weekend, forcing one city to order a day-long suspension of water supplies and threatening other cities as the pollution moved downstream, residents and official news media reported Wednesday. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Since 1998, Earthjustice has been using legal action to get the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to apply pressure on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to set limits on this toxic pollution. (earthjustice.org)
  • Groundwater contamination from toxic waste dumped decades ago at a nearby factory in the Severn area has prompted widespread testing of residential wells and put eight homes on bottled water, state officials said. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Symptoms vary widely between sources of toxicity, dosage, length of time patient was exposed to the toxic substance, patient history, and patient genetics. (wikipedia.org)
  • The epidemic of inflammation driven by increasing levels of toxic fat in the blood is a result of the American diet over the past 20 years: increased consumption of refined carbohydrates and vegetable oil along with the decreased consumption of healthy Omega-3 fish oil. (cbn.com)
  • Dr. Lustig says they are both toxic because they both contain fructose -- that's what makes them sweet and irresistible. (cbsnews.com)
  • If this conduct is chronic and persistent, it can be toxic to your self-esteem . (psychologytoday.com)
  • Badger, in this case, is a former Army ammunition plant near the town of Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin - a sprawling industrial complex that operated from World War II through the mid-1970s and produced not only munitions, but a flood of toxic wastes. (motherjones.com)
  • 1 As a result, consumers have no way of knowing if their products contain toxic contaminants. (ewg.org)
  • The concept of toxic masculinity is used in psychology to describe certain traditional male norms of behavior in the United States and Europe that are associated with harm to society and to men themselves. (wikipedia.org)
  • Toxic masculine traits are characteristic of the unspoken code of behavior among men in American prisons, where they exist in part as a response to the harsh conditions of prison life. (wikipedia.org)
  • In American prisons, toxic masculinity is reflected in the behavior of both male staff and inmates. (wikipedia.org)
  • Identifying factors that determine whether stress responses will be tolerable or toxic is critical as we seek to support our patients and families. (aappublications.org)