“These chemicals can increase the risk of various different health outcomes and they can alter your biological pathways… That is important to know so that we can better prevent exposures and mitigate risks.”
"Data suggests that those who lived closer, especially in areas with greater intensity of unconventional natural gas development activities, had the highest risk."
It is a million times higher than what the agency usually considers acceptable for new chemicals and six times worse than the risk of lung cancer from a lifetime of smoking.
Starting this month, IARC will list the artificial sweetener as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" for the first time.
That risk is 250,000 times greater than the level usually considered acceptable by the EPA division that approves new chemicals, and it’s higher than the lifetime risk of cancer for current smokers.
“This is a drug that was invented with taxpayer dollars by scientists at UCLA and can be purchased in Canada for one-fifth the U.S. price."
“We’re being ignored and we have to do whatever we have to do to stop it.”
"If you want to address human health, you have to address climate health first," said Charles Swanton, who led the research team.
Not only are children at a greater risk of developing ALL from toxic air pollution, but the study said that fracking also contaminates drinking water, which causes more exposure to cancer-linked chemicals.
Ethylene oxide is known to cause cancer when people within close proximity to sterilizer facilities breathe the gas in over the course of many years.