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BLOG: Exposing the Invisible: Asbestos in the Construction Industry
years after exposure, lung cancer in 15 to 25 years and mesothelioma in 30 to 45 years, but in some case as few as five years. Exposures must by very high to get asbestosis, but it's much lower for cancers. Electricians and plumbers are the hardest hit sector of the industry. They aren't dealing...
COLUMN: Unfair war on grain use in petfoods
are not part of the natural canine diet. Dogs cannot digest starch in grains. Dogs have no nutritional need for carbohydrates, including starch. Grains serve as filler. Grains cause diseases such as food allergy, obesity, diabetes, osteoarthritis and cancer. Evidence-based counter arguments...
BLOG: Silica in Construction: what can you do to protect workers?
it. You'll have to deal with it," he said. More than 380,000 Canadian workers are overexposed to crystalline silica dust, primarily in the construction industry. Silica related diseases include acute silicosis, accelerated silicosis and chronic silicosis. It can also cause lung cancer. Construction workers...
Antibiotics lead us into death
of antibiotics in animal husbandry these bacteria have become resistant to most antibiotics used in hospitals. Healthy people won't die of these killer bugs, but to people with a strongly reduced general resistance, such as cancer patients, they can be lethal. MRSA (Methicilline resistant Staphylocossus aureus...
Bananas on pig menus in China
to 800 deaths a couple of years ago. The Chinese ministry of agriculture immediately denied this. Another rumour was that bananas from Hainan would increase the risk on cancer. At that moment, the banana growers were fighting a fungus called Panama disease. For the latest pig news, subscribe here...
This means war, sir!
a cancer cluster for humans, a death trap for livestock and fish, and seen the adjacent drainage lake chain become a vastly diminished aquatic system, has become a territorial battleground for the parties involved. And to be perfectly honest, you’d be excused for believing that some of the people...
The US & overconsumption: a European view
consistently linked to increased risk of cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis." On behalf of the Pork Checkoff, dietitian Adria Sheil-Brown replied. She wrote: “Consumption survey analysis shows that despite an average amount of meat and meat equivalents of 5.3 ounces per day by Americans...
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