News tagged with environmental health perspectives

Arsenic turns stem cells cancerous, spurring tumor growth

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered how exposure to arsenic can turn normal stem cells into cancer stem cells and spur tumor growth. Inorganic arsenic, which affects the drinking water of millions ...

Apr 04, 2012
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Toxins could make you fat - depending on gut bugs

Could persistent pollutants like DDT and PCBs or chemicals found in plastics be making you fat or diabetic? The answer may depend on what sort of bacteria you have churning around in your gut, according to Cornell scientists.

Nov 03, 2011
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