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Dr Harry A Milman (Cancer Causing Chemicals) Guest on Holistic Health Show

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

DR Harry Milmanmilman bookHARRY A. MILMAN is a PhD consulting toxicologist and expert witness and president of ToxNetwork.com. He has assisted as an expert in over 250 civil and criminal cases involving drug overdoses, pharmacy errors, exposure to toxic chemicals and carcinogens, and assaults. He is often quoted in newspaper and magazine articles and has appeared as a toxicology expert on television news broadcasts. Prior to becoming an expert witness, Dr. Milman was a scientist at the US National Cancer Institute, NIH, and a senior toxicologist at the US Environmental Protection Agency. He has published five scientific books including the widely acclaimed Handbook of Carcinogen Testing and over seventy research papers. A Death at Camp David is his first novel. He lives in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.

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Are Most Children Exposed to Secondhand Smoke?

Friday, March 30th, 2012

A new study presented at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Singapore earlier this month reported that more than 75% of fourth graders in urban and rural settings have measurable levels of a nicotine product in their saliva that documented their exposure to secondhand smoke. Additional demographics in the sample of 428 fourth graders and 453 parents in seven rural and seven urban Georgia schools showed that urban children had the most exposure to smoke-79.6% compared to 75.3% in rural, and also found that 14.9% of the fourth graders in urban schools smoked compared to 6.6% in rural schools. Other demographics included children in rural areas more likely to be white and living with both parents compared to poorer families, child living with one parent, receiving health care at community health clinics, and having a parent who smoked in urban areas. The researchers stressed the need for education programs to reduce smoking around young children because of the health problems related to secondhand smoking.

More Evidence that Second-Hand Smoke Cause Cancer.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

A new study published online in the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cancer and Molecular Physiology concluded that a key protein involved in cell function and regulation is stopped by a substance in cigarette smoke.  Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 components, many of which are linked to the development and progression of lung cancer and may cause other forms of cancer in adults. It is also known that secondary smoke may be as dangerous as primary smoke.

In the current study researchers found a cancer-causing agent called reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the gaseous phase of cigarette smoke that can inhibit normal cell function. Second- hand exposure to as little as 2 cigarettes was found to almost completely stop the function of the cells sodium pump within a few hours and in normal cells this pump plays an important¬† role in transporting potassium into the cell and sodium out of the cell. The inability of the sodium pump to regulate sodium is predictive of cell damage, disease progression and ultimate, survival. The researchers said “We now know that one need not inhale¬† the particulate matter present in secondhand smoke to suffer the consequences of smoking. Exposure to the gaseous substance alone, which you breathe while standing near a smoker is sufficient to cause harm. “