Posts Tagged ‘ cancer ’

Compromise tanning bill has passed the CT Senate unanimously: a note from Nancy Alderman

May 17th, 2013 | By

Environment and Human Health, Inc. — along with just about every health organization in CT – as well as a lot of very dedicated individuals — worked to pass a ban on tanning bed use for minors. CT legislators did not want to ban tanning beds for all minors – and so a compromise Bill

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Tanning bill compromise passes CT Senate — a note from Nancy Alderman

May 17th, 2013 | By

A compromise tanning Bill ban has just passed the CT Senate — and it passed unanimously. Environment and Human Health, Inc. — along with  just about every health organization in CT –  as well as a lot of  very dedicated individuals —  worked to pass a ban on tanning bed use for minors.  CT legislators

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Courant Editorial: Ban youths under 18 from tanning beds

Mar 19th, 2013 | By

A tan isn’t worth teens increasing their risk for skin cancer. The General Assembly should send that unequivocal message by passing a proposed ban on the use of indoor tanning devices for those under the age of 18.

Tanning Industry Takes Measures To Police Itself

Jan 7th, 2013 | By

In an effort to head off legislation, the Indoor Tanning Association said Thursday that it will implement new procedures for use of their sunbeds by teenage clients. Click on this environmental headline for more from CT News Junkie.

Cancer group calls for FDA crackdown on tanning beds

Dec 14th, 2012 | By

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is urging federal officials to “impose greater control” over the manufacture and distribution of tanning beds, citing an elevated risk of cancer from their use. “Indoor tanning beds are not safe and not appropriately regulated,” ACS Deputy Chief Medical Officer Len Lichtenfeld, M.D., wrote to Sebelius.

Cancer risks studied near 2 Conn. nuclear plants

Oct 24th, 2012 | By

(AP) Federal regulators are launching a pilot study of cancer risks in populations around six nuclear power plants in the United States, including the Millstone Power Station and decommissioned Haddam Neck site in southeastern Connecticut. For more on this story, visit: Cancer risks studied near 2 Conn. nuclear plants – Times Union.

Powering Connecticut: Does Connecticut need another nuclear power plant?

Aug 17th, 2012 | By

Do we need another nuclear plant in the state, or are the risks too great? Should we reduce our reliance on nuclear power? What other sources of energy should we invest in? Our guests include David Talbot, chief correspondent for Technology Review magazine at MIT, who wrote an article called “The Great German Energy Experiment”

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Surprise headline of the day: Conn. goat used to warn officials of nuclear radiation has died of cancer

Aug 13th, 2012 | By

A Connecticut goat that made headlines in 2006 after visiting the state Capitol on a mission to inform officials about nuclear radiation has died. Katie was diagnosed with inoperable cancer after living near the Millstone Nuclear Power station. Her death at her home in Redding on Sunday was announced in a news release. For more

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Big Victory For Strawberry Lovers | Earthjustice

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By

Do you like to eat strawberries grown without cancer-causing fumigants? You do! Well then, have we have some news for you!

North Stamford cancer rates focus of new report

Sep 28th, 2011 | By

City officials and neighborhood groups have been investigating environmental pollution in North Stamford since May 2009, when a federal Environmental Protection Agency report in late 2008 revealed the 18-acre Scofieldtown Park, located on a former dump, contained soil contaminants in amounts exceeding levels recommend by the EPA. Further investigation revealed the well water of many

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Breaking: New Study Links Mountaintop Removal to 60,000 Additional Cancer Cases

Jul 31st, 2011 | By

Among the 1.2 million American citizens living in mountaintop removal mining counties in central Appalachia, an additional 60,000 cases of cancer are directly linked to the federally sanctioned strip-mining practice, Jeff Biggers of Common Dreams reports.

Doctors want teenagers banned from tanning salons

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By

More than 30 states regulate indoor tanning by minors, with some banning children younger than 14 or requiring parental permission.

Warning of threat to children posed by artificial grass

Oct 17th, 2010 | By

Health researchers in the U.S. have discovered that after two to four years or more of wear and tear, some artificial grass can begin to release lead dust.