Wellness Wednesday: Determining cancer-causing chemical agents
Over a lifetime, a person is exposed to any number of cancer-causing chemicals known as carcinogens, including tobacco smoke, asbestos and radon.
Several agencies are tasked with classifying and categorizing chemicals for their potential carcinogenic properties.
Sometimes, their conclusions are controversial. We consider the recommendations and the reasons for them.
Ovarian cancer is uncommon, but it’s a killer and it often occurs in women with no known risk factors.
The ovarian cancer research alliance recently recommended a more aggressive preventive approach: removing a woman’s fallopian tubes if possible during pelvic surgery for another non-cancer reason.
Ads for legalized sports betting are flooding electronic billboards and filling the gaps in social media posts across Ohio and much of the rest of the country.
The American Gambling Association reports that Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day for sports betting, with wagers on everything from the coin toss to the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach.
Ohio law forbids wagers about coin tosses or Gatorade colors, but still ranked second in the country with 12.6 million individual wagers on the Big Game this year, according to GeoComply, a company that verifies bettor locations.
We look at sports betting and its potential relationship with gambling addiction.
- Brad Reisfeld, professor of chemical and biological engineering at Colorado State University
- Audra Moran, President and CEO of Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance
- James Whelan, Director of The Institute for Gambling Education and Research, The University of Memphis Gambling Clinic
- Does this cause cancer? How scientists determine whether a chemical is carcinogenic – sometimes with controversial results
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