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Commuters are inhaling unacceptably high levels of carcinogens

A new study finds that California’s commuters are likely inhaling chemicals at levels that increase the risk for cancer and birth defects. As with most chemicals, the poison is in the amount. Under a certain threshold of exposure, even known carcinogens are not likely to cause cancer. Once you cross that threshold, the risk for...
By JULES BERNSTEIN | UCR News |
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New commuter concern: cancerous chemical in car seats

The longer your commute, the more you’re exposed to a chemical flame retardant that is a known carcinogen and was phased out of furniture use because it required a Proposition 65 warning label in California. That is the conclusion of a new UC Riverside study published this month in the journal Environment International. While much...
By Jules Bernsten | UCR News |
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