7 districts in Taichung, Taiwan exposed to 8 cancerous air pollutants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A study of air pollution in Taichung City has found that seven districts contain unacceptable levels of PM2.5 and eight first-level airborne carcinogens, reported SETN. On S...

Colombia leader asks for renewed herbicide use to fight coca

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Ivan Duque is urging Colombia's Constitutional Court to ease restrictions on aerial spraying of illegal coca crops with a weed killer that had raised cancer concerns....

Mineral water sold at Taiwan Muji stores found to contain carcinogens 4 times safe limit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Mineral water sold at outlets of the Japanese retail chain Muji in Taiwan have been found to contain excessive levels of carcinogens, and customers have until May to return the...

Over 27,000 kg of insecticide-tainted eggs reached Taiwan market

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Over 27,000 kilograms of eggs contaminated with the toxic insecticide fipronil reached consumer markets in northern Taiwan from Jan. 27 to Feb. 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FD...

South Korea: Record high smog pollution from China raises health concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korea has been suffering serious smog levels in recent days, and as usual, the culprit is China’s heavy industry across the Yellow Sea. Seoul has reported f...

Italy accuses Lebanese man of plotting bio-chemical attack

ROME (AP) — Police in Sardinia say they have arrested a Lebanese man suspected of trying to buy material online for a planned biological or chemical attack in Italy that he researched using Islamic St...

US steps up scrutiny of funds for asbestos exposure victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds, concerned that the pots of money intended to help people exposed to the hazardous substance are being deplet...

Jury's $289M award in Roundup cancer suit heads to court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco jury's $289 million verdict in favor of a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed killer caused his cancer will face its first court test Wednesday. ...

US oat, cereal products allegedly containing herbicide not imported: Taiwan FDA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to a recent study suggesting an array of U.S.  cereal products contain the cancer-linked “glyphosate,” an active ingredient used in the popula...

Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto's Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for cou...

The Latest: Kushners sued for allegedly pushing out tenants

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on tenants in a Kushner Cos. building accusing the family firm of harassing them so they would leave (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The Ku...

California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health officials are proposing a regulation change that would declare coffee doesn't present a significant cancer risk. The proposal announced Friday wo...

California judge affirms ruling for coffee cancer warnings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has issued a final ruling requiring coffee to carry cancer warning labels in California. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle issued his decision M...

Coffee cancer warnings may migrate beyond California border

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's fair to say that a lot of people awoke Friday to a headline that might have jolted them more awake than a morning cup of joe: A California judge had ruled that coffee sold in t...

Science Says: What we know about cancer risk and coffee

Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge just ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But some scientists and available evidence suggest that a daily c...