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Brominated battle: Soda chemical has cloudy health history


Patented as a flame retardant for plastics, and banned in food throughout Europe and Japan, a brominated chemical called BVO has been added to sodas for decades in North America. Now some scientists have a renewed interest in this little-known ingredient, found in 10 percent of sodas in the United States.


National Toxicology Program Declares Formaldehyde a Known Human Carcinogen



In June 2011, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published its 12th Report on Carcinogens. The report is a scientific and public health document that identifies substances that cause or may cause cancer.


New Swedish Study Shows Acrylamide Likely Causes Esophageal Cancer


Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden have published a population-based case-control study linking esophageal cancer to dietary acrylamide intake.


Study from India Shows that Benzene Damages Immune System of Gas Pumping Workers


In a new study, researchers from India compared immune system damage between 428 gasoline pumping workers and 78 unexposed individuals.  They found a significant increase in the concentration of benzene and its byproducts in both blood and urine in the workers.


Meta-Analysis of Benzene-Leukemia Studies Finds Risks for Low-Level Exposure


Finnish researchers have published a systematic review and meta-analysis of occupational benzene exposure and the risk of leukemia that they claim is the first such study to be published.


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