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February 2004 Archives

Eating Fish Can Increase Mercury Exposure Risk

EPA Estimates Mercury Exposure Risk to Newborns WASHINGTON, D.C. -- February 27, 2004 -- About 630,000 newborns in the United States had unsafe amounts of mercury in their blood derived from contaminated maternal cord blood, according to a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report. The study suggests that mercury accumulates...

Link Between Dark Hair Dye and Lymphoma

Hair Dye May Increase Lymphoma Risk NEW HAVEN, CT -- February 13, 2004 -- Women who used hair dyes for long periods of time prior to 1980 have an increased chance of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, according to a recent study at Yale School of...