At the Environmental Cancer Research Program at Northeastern University, our mission is to determine the chemicals that cause cancer and develop a test to detect early presence or increase of these carcinogens in humans. For example, you may be concerned about whether your diet, home or occupation involves some exposure to cancer causing agents. Or perhaps, you wonder about the the effects of urban air pollution on your health. We already know that animals can develop cancer when they are exposed to harmful chemicals. Our environment contains millions of chemicals, both natural and synthetic, and scientists ar etrying to determine which ones initiate cancer. It is estimated that up to 90% of cases of cancer have an environmental (noninherited) origin. Our goal is to develop procedures that accurately determine the presence of harmful chemicals in people by testing, in some cases, the cellular genes from just a drop of blood. If successful, such tests would give individuals the opportunity to reduce their exposure before harm has occurred.
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Insitutes of Health, MEDLINEplus is a database including health topics, drug information, medical encyclopedia, dictionary, news, and other directories.
Connecting the links between health, science and the environment.... TheEnvironmentalConnection.com offers information about ecological issues that affect human and animal health. Conming this fall.... a special section just for parents, teachers and students!
This website is sponsored by the Center for Bioenvironmental Research of Tulane and Xavier Universities, New Orleans, Louisiana. Environmental hormones are a wide variety of natural compounds and synthetic chemicals that may mimic natural hormones. The substances have been linked to growth, reproductive, and other health problems in wildlife and laboratory animals and may affect human health. This web site includes background information on, news about, and links to other resources for more information on environmental estrogens.
The British Asbestos Newsletter is a quarterly publication which is distributed to victim support groups, public bodies, lawyers, solicitors, barristers, researchers, doctors, academics and environmentalists in over thirty countries. Initially the focus of the articles was on asbestos-related news in Britain but latterly European, Australian and international events have been covered. The deciding factor is that all stories contribute something towards the understanding of asbestos-related topics in differring areas: legal, medical, historic, economic, corporate, sociological, etc.
Cancer Research Center of America's mission is to reduce the high incidence of breast cancer and fatal breast cancer worldwide by conducting a large-scale, case-control study to verify the strength of current results showing what are the major causes and sources of these diseases.
Toxic Exposure is a web resource for learning more about the toxic chemicals in our bodies and promoting the public's right to know. On this web site, one can: look up profiles of the chemicals found in the latest U.S. government exposure monitoring report, learn how to reduce your family's exposure to chemicals in the environment; take action.