Diacetyl, a naturally occurring chemical, has been used for decades as a flavoring agent to impart a buttery taste is such products as coffee, flour, cooking oils, and popcorn. Over the past decade, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has investigated numerous flavoring production facilities where diacetyl…

Purpose of this Article As the American population becomes more educated and seeks answers to difficult questions concerning diseases in their families and their children, more Americans are concerned about the pollutants in our ambient air. Even the EPA’s publication “Indoor Air Pollution” (available at https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-01/documents/indoor_air_pollution.pdf) discusses indoor pollution but…

“The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States in 2016 and that 14,240 deaths will occur from this type of cancer in 2016. About half of all cases occur in women over the age of 63.” (http://www.healthline.com/health/ovarian-cancer) Types of Sex…

We are all exposed to benzene in the ambient air. Daily benzene intake in the U.S. has been calculated at between 180 and 1300 migrograms per day. Unfortunately for us, benzene has been identified by the U.S. Government as a “national cancer risk driver.” In fact, benzene is the only…

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