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Tag: Carcinogenic

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  • Opinions divided

    Opinions divided

    Chemicals found in fossil fuel-powered vehicle exhausts, cosmetics, electric and traditional cigarettes, glue and building materials may increase the risk of cancer because they can interfere with the body’s natural repair mechanism, according to a new study. Researchers found that formaldehyde “stalls and destabilises” structures involved in replication of DNA and “selectively depletes” the BRCA2 …

    June 6, 2017
  • Filthy and fatal

    Filthy and fatal

    The report titled ‘Indians choking on dirty air’ (The Statesman, 20 February) highlights the poor quality of air in India coupled with appalling mismanagement of the environment. The air that Indians breathe is becoming increasingly toxic and there are, on an average, two deaths each day due to air pollution, according to the reputed medical …

    March 12, 2017