News on Cancer and the Environment

The US-Mexico Tortilla War

A trade dispute between Mexico City and Washington puts a spotlight on food sovereignty, GMOs, glyphosate, and the fate of Mexico’s iconic white-corn flatbread.

High levels of weedkiller found in more than half of sperm samples, study finds

Glyphosate found in samples from French infertility clinic raising questions about controversial chemical’s impact on fertility

How 3M Discovered, Then Concealed, the Dangers of Forever Chemicals

The company found its own toxic compounds in human blood – and kept selling them.

Mammary Gland Organoids Revel Species-specific Traits

Stem cells from diverse mammals can be grown in labs to form branched mammary gland organoids with lobes and ducts. Culture conditions differ and reveal key growth factors necessary for some species but not others. Mammary gland organoids could help understand cancer susceptibility and factors that influence milk composition. The Kuperwasser Lab is a collaborator in this study. 

We Regulate a Tiny Fraction of the 12,000 ‘Forever Chemicals’ 

On April 10 the EPA announced the first federal mandate to limit the level of six PFAS chemicals in tap water. That’s a small number compared to the more than 12,000 formulations that exist and only a fifth of Americans’ PFAS exposure comes from drinking water. There’s a better way…

E.P.A. Says ʻForever Chemicalsʼ Must Be Removed From Tap Water

The extraordinary move from the Environmental Protection Agency mandates that water providers reduce perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known collectively as PFAS, to near-zero levels.

More Young People Than Ever Will Get Colorectal Cancer This Year

Colon and rectal cancers are increasing among people younger than 50. Experts have a few ideas about why.

Patterns in Cancer Incidence Among People Younger Than 50 Years in the US, 2010 to 2019

In this cohort study of 562,145 people with early-onset cancer in the US from 2010 to 2019, the incidence rates of early-onset cancers increased substantially over the study period. Gastrointestinal cancers had the fastest-growing incidence rates among all early-onset cancers.

Rise in cancer among younger people worries and puzzles doctors

Lifestyle, sugary drinks, sleep disruption may boost early-onset cancers, which appear biologically different from those in the old.

Preventing Disease Through Bioinformatics

Using computational approaches, FTC Consortium scientist, Stefano Monti, Ph.D., aims to model environmental chemicals and predict their long-term effects on human health.

The Department of Yes

How pesticide companies corrupted the EPA and poisoned America.

Outside the Safe Operating Space of the Planetary Boundary for Novel Entities

Increasing production and emissions of Novel Entities outstrips capacities for assessment and monitoring resulting in transgression of their planetary boundary.

Breakthrough Over Potentially Harmful Chemicals Found in Most Homes

Breakthrough over potentially harmful chemicals found in most homes. Chemist have identified how to destroy “forever chemicals in a low-cost way for the first time, new research says.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences award will help fund FTC’s David Sherr’s research into the mechanisms of immunosuppression in oral cancers.

GrHigh levels of human-made chemicals that can harm the immune system were found in food packaging of popular grocery and fast-food chains, according to a new investigation.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

A University of Michigan study finds a link between elevated rates of breast cancer incidents and chemical exposure from pesticides among African American women.

Gretta opens up about her journey — from diagnosis through the beginning stages of treatment — to help educate, raise awareness and inspire others affected by breast cancer

A group of researchers from the Boston University schools of medicine and public health has developed what it calls a “fast, accurate and cost-effective approach” to test whether certain chemicals increase people’s cancer risk.

FTC’s David Sherr follows toxins’ trail to understand aggressive cancers.

Cosmetics can be sold solely on manufacturers’ tests and claims for effectiveness and safety – meaning that the ingredients don’t have to be filed with the government. With chemicals unregulated, the contents of our cosmetics are more dangerous than ever.

Eating an “inflammatory diet” as a teen may increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests.

Groundbreaking news of a new lawsuit regarding Monsanto’s collusion, cover ups, and corruption inside the EPA is a part of a long string of unraveling safety claims.

Multiple papers flag serious issues with chemical regulation and public health failures. Julian Cribb reports.

New data released recently by the FDA shows a rise in the occurrence of pesticide residues detected in thousands of samples of commonly consumed foods.

Poor diet and physical inactivity are not the only factors leading to weight gain. Research shows that chemicals in the environment are also making you fat!

Household dust does more than collect in corners and on bookshelves full of novels you haven’t gotten around to reading. A new study shows it can expose people to a wide range of potentially toxic chemicals.