Use of Toxic Wastewater to Irrigate Citrus

Oil wastewater used for food irrigation has been found to contain the chemical benzene, a known human carcinogen linked to breast cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Maximum Contaminant Level Goal for benzene in drinking water is zero, which means “there is no dose below which the chemical is considered safe.”

15 Ways to Reduce Endocrine Disruptors in Your Kitchen

Because endocrine disruptors are implicated in cancer and other diseases, we should give EDs, such as BPA (ebisphenol-A), parabens, phthalates, PBDE’s (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), mercury, lead and organophosphate pesticides, a wide berth. Problem is, EDs are virtually everywhere, so there is no escaping them entirely, but you can significantly cut your exposure, starting with these easy-to-implement 15 tips.

Benefits of Stem Cell Breast Reconstruction 

For years, the only options available to reconstruct the breast were highly invasive flap procedures such as the lat dorsi or TRAM flaps or an implant. The flaps require a donor site scar and extended healing, and implants are associated with the problems of any large foreign body. They are especially problematic after radiation treatment. Stem cell treatment has the advantage of producing a natural regrowth of fat tissue within the breast, giving it a soft, natural appearance and feel using the woman’s own fat stored in the abdomen, hips and thighs.

Use greener cleaners and avoid pesticides.

Many conventional cleaning products contain ingredients linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive toxicity, hormone disruption, neurotoxicity and other health effects. People who use or are around cleaning products at home or on the job may increase their risk of developing asthma or triggering asthma attacks. Children are especially vulnerable.

Skip the Fabric Softeners 

In-wash fabric softeners and heat-activated dryer sheets pack a powerful combination of chemicals that can harm your health, damage the environment and pollute the air, both inside and outside your home. EWG recommends skipping fabric softeners entirely and suggests healthy alternatives.

Legions of nanorobots target cancerous tumours with precision

“This innovative use of nanotransporters will have an impact not only on creating more advanced engineering concepts and original intervention methods, but it also throws the door wide open to the synthesis of new vehicles for therapeutic, imaging and diagnostic agents,” Professor Martel adds. “Chemotherapy, which is so toxic for the entire human body, could make use of these natural nanorobots to move drugs directly to the targeted area, eliminating the harmful side effects while also boosting its therapeutic effectiveness.”

Gene expression profiling for breast cancer: What is it? 

Gene expression profiling tests (Oncotype DX, MammaPrint, others) are used in an attempt to determine the right treatment for the right person with early-stage, hormone receptor positive breast cancer. It is designed to distinguish people who will or will not benefit from chemotherapy after surgery.

A Healthier Manicure for Californians 

Calilfornia passed a law establishing a statewide program for Healthy Nail Salon Recognition (HNSR), setting standards to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals for workers and for customers. Some chemicals used in nail salons are linked to reproductive and developmental problems, asthma and cancer.

Tumor Markers Fact Sheet

Tumor markers in the blood are one indicator of the levels of cancer in the body, so they are used as a tool for diagnosis and for measuring the effectiveness of treatment.