Navigation Links
New Research Conducted by University Cancer Centers Links BP Refinery Incident to Increase Occurrence of Cancer in Texas City
Date:2/15/2013

HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The University Cancer Centers' pilot study demonstrated that benzene exposure has significant health risks, specifically, altering the blood cells and liver enzymes. This indicates the Texas City subjects exposed to benzene are at higher risk of developing hepatic or blood related cancer due to the inflammatory response it may produce in the bone marrow, which may be cytokine mediated or acute chemical hepatic toxicity.

The purpose of this study was to assess a cohort of subjects who underwent clinical evaluation, specifically, in relation to array of clinical findings characteristic of ambient exposure to benzene at the University Cancer Centers. In particular, the clinical findings of the subjects exposed to benzene evaluated and compared to the cohort of subjects who were not exposed to benzene.

In 2010, British petroleum (BP) refinery spewed tens of thousands of pounds of toxic chemicals into the skies of Texas city, Texas. Specifically, the release from the BP facility began April 6 and lasted 40 days due to a problem with a compressor on the refinery's ultracracker unit resulted in increased flaring as the unit continued to operate.

The scope of the problem was realized only after analyzing data from a monitor that measures emissions from a flare 300 feet above the ground that was supposed to incinerate the toxic chemicals. It is estimated that more than 500,000 pounds of chemicals, including benzene and carbon monoxide escaped from the refinery while it was replacing the equipment and contaminated the air surrounding the refinery.

A total of 200 subjects (benzene exposed, n=100 and non-exposed, n= 100) were included in this analysis. The mean age of subjects was 32.6 and 50.3 years in the exposed and non-exposed groups, respect
'/>"/>

SOURCE University Cancer Centers
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
2. Research reveals first evidence of hunting by prehistoric Ohioans
3. Diabetes Research Institute develops oxygen-generating biomaterial
4. APS issues new policy requiring identification of sex or gender in reporting scientific research
5. UC Santa Barbara researchers discover genetic link between visual pathways of hydras and humans
6. Study jointly led by UCSB researcher supports theory of extraterrestrial impact
7. U of Alberta researcher steps closer to understand autoimmune diseases
8. Research on flavanols and procyanidins provides new insights into how these phytonutrients may positively impact human health
9. A project to research biological and chemical aspects of microalgae to fuel approach
10. Scripps Research discoveries lead to newly approved drug for infant respiratory distress syndrome
11. Researchers attempt to solve problems of antibiotic resistance and bee deaths in one
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... the remote UK overseas territory of Ascension Island, one ... something of a renaissance. , Writing in the journal ... of Exeter and Ascension Island Government Conservation Department report ... remote South Atlantic outpost has increased by more than ... As many as 24,000 nests are now estimated to ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... (UM SOD) and Medicine (UM SOM) jointly announced ... million grant award from the National Institute of ... Institutes of Health to study the causes, prevention ... which renews a previous $12 million five-year NIAID-funded ... research by studying chlamydial and gonorrheal diseases as ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... of preterm babies latest research from the University ... teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost ... conducted by the University,s Robinson Research Institute has ... brain injury in early life, their cognitive abilities as a ... , However, the results of the study, published in this ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Major turtle nesting beaches protected in 1 of the UK's far flung overseas territories 2University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine receive NIH grant 2University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine receive NIH grant 3University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine receive NIH grant 4Preterm children's brains can catch up years later 2
... 18, 2014)-- Baylor University researchers, in collaboration with ... evidence of the environment inhabited by the early ... Island, Kenya. The groundbreaking discovery provides additional information ... connection between habitat preferences and the early diversification ...
... Glorioso, III, PhD (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, ... herpes viruses as efficient vectors for delivering therapeutic genes ... accomplishments, he has received a Pioneer Award from ... Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. Human Gene Therapy ...
... lifelong debate of nature versus nurture continuesthis time in ... the Journal of Communication found that a ... children who engaged in increased viewing of violent TV ... Helen Vossen, and Patti Valkenburg of the University of ...
Cached Biology News:Discovery by Baylor University researchers sheds new light on the habitat of early apes 2Discovery by Baylor University researchers sheds new light on the habitat of early apes 3Joseph Glorioso, Ph.D., receives Pioneer Award 2Genetics linked to children viewing high amounts of violent media 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... Yuma Regional Cancer Center Officially ... brings comprehensive cancer care to Yuma, Arizona. , ... Center has officially opened. A Mayo Clinic Care ... such as open, semi-private and private infusion rooms, ... Resource Center, hematology, rehabilitation center, a pain management ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014  AtheroNova Inc. (OTCBB: AHRO), a biotech ... compounds to safely regress atherosclerotic plaque and improve ... partner, CardioNova, has accomplished first dosing of subjects ... lead compound, AHRO-001.  This Phase 1b trial will ... safety trial completed in February 2014, in which ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Adding ... their weighing boat special – Buy 2 ... free. This promotion will benefit lab technicians looking for ... Weighing boats are ideal for multiple applications including weighing ... a variety of choices including diamond-shaped, hexagonal, square, aluminum ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... hurdled a number of significant technological challenges in ... technology originally created for the James Webb Space ... Harvey Moseley, a scientist at NASA,s Goddard Space ... electrostatically actuated microshutter arrays that is, those ... as functional as the current technology,s magnetically activated ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Sate-of-the-Art Yuma Regional Cancer Center Officially Opens 2AtheroNova Announces Milestone with Initiation of Phase 1b Clinical Trial of AHRO-001 2AtheroNova Announces Milestone with Initiation of Phase 1b Clinical Trial of AHRO-001 3AtheroNova Announces Milestone with Initiation of Phase 1b Clinical Trial of AHRO-001 4Weighing Boat Promotion Now Available at Pipette.com, Major Pipette Distributor 2Revolutionary microshutter technology hurdles significant challenges 2Revolutionary microshutter technology hurdles significant challenges 3Revolutionary microshutter technology hurdles significant challenges 4
... , , , , , , ... , , Features and benefits , ... , Suitable for a broad range of cell lines , ... and DNA Quantity vs. Transfection Efficiency ") , ...
... , , , For purification of up to 10 mg ultrapure plasmid , ... gravity-flow anion-exchange tips for efficient , purification of plasmid DNA , , ... Features and benefits , , ... to that obtained by 2x CsCl-gradient centrifugation , ...
... , , , , For ultrafast purification of up to 750 ... Features and benefits , , ... ultrapure DNA , ... No risk of DNA pellet loss during precipitation , ...
Cached Biology Technology:SuperFect Transfection Reagent 2SuperFect Transfection Reagent 3HiSpeed Plasmid Kits 2
Mouse monoclonal [AE3] to Cytokeratin 1 - 8, prediluted ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Tissue / cell preparation - Human epidermal cells. Entrez GeneID: 140807 Swiss P...
Rac 1/2/3/4 (S-18)...
... K+ Cl- Cotransporter-1 (KCC1). ... significant sequence homology with ... REACTIVITIES: The immunogen sequence ... human, mouse, porcine and ...
Anti-G-alpha-i 1 G-Protein Host: mouse monoclonal Species Reactivity: human, mouse, rat Applications: WB Storage: 4C...
Biology Products: