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April 2006 Archives

Tobacco Associated with Damage to Pancreas

Smoking Linked to Diabetes BIRMINGHAM, AL -- April 21, 2006 -- Smoking and exposure to passive or secondhand smoke may increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to a recent study (BMJ 2006 Apr 7). Among smokers, the risk of diabetes increased as the tobacco dose increased. Researchers analyzed the...

Many Homes Built Before 1978 Contain Lead Paint

Fight Against Lead Paint Poisoning Continues in Maine and Elsewhere AUGUSTA, MAINE -- April 7, 2006 -- After Sandra Roseberry's child developed lead poisoning from paint in their home, she began a campaign for lead paint removal. Joining with other parents, environmentalists and consumers, she asked the state to file...