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Buffalo, NY & Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) September 05, 2014

J.D. Cousins, Inc. and EvapTech, Inc. today announced a strategic partnership to co-market EconoCool, a closed-loop industrial evaporative cooler product. The EconoCool technology is a highly-efficient, cost-effective solution for large scale cooling of fluids that provides engineers and owners with many benefits:

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Black Bear Design Joins Forces with Steel, LLC to Launch New Website

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 07, 2014

Steel, LLC is inviting users to explore their new website at http://www.steelincga.com. Black Bear Design is proud to partner with Steel to redesign the site, which reflects the companys re-focused commitments to their clients providing structural steel, miscellaneous metals, ornamental metals, erection, and services to general contractors, owners and developers across the nation.

Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the website has been designed using the latest technology so the site is compatible with today’s browsers and mobile devices. The goals of the project were to build a responsive website that had a great user experience across multiple devices, an integrated timeline showing over 70 years of experience in the industry, industries and markets with which the company works, and highlights of projects that have been designed and built.

Blake Hoskisson, Steels Vice President of Sales, oversees the corporate-wide sales for the company, reviewing revenues and establishing goals. As part of the companys initiative to connect more fluidly with partners and customers, Steel set out to make an even stronger impact within the industry through an enhanced web presence. We chose Black Bear Design to refresh our website because we have had wonderful experiences with them in the past, Hoskisson explained. Black Bear Design created our website many years ago, and we have enjoyed a positive, ongoing relationship with them ever since. Black Bear also has a large client roster of U.S. manufacturing companies, and we are always happy to support a local business working with companies to help them grow.

The website includes over 50 comprehensive pages of company information, history, services, markets, news and projects coupled with detailed images and key information about each project. From conventional structures to complex building structures, Steel, LLC devotes countless hours to understanding each project and the challenges each client faces in getting it off the ground.

Randee Black, Founder of Black Bear Design, discusses the redesign of Steels website by stating, We were thrilled when Steel, LLC came to us again after the development of their initial website more than 6 years ago. To go along with their growing footprint over the course of the last several years, the company planned to expand their presence throughout North America and Mexico, building more complex structures and larger projects. It was clear that Steel, LLC needed to undergo a facelift with their branding, and a website was incorporated into that discussion. We began by developing a new logo, marketing campaign and refreshed content on the site to ensure the company can be found across multiple media platforms.

Steel, LLC specializes in suburban mid-rise office buildings, hotels, sports arenas, convention centers, aviation/aerospace structures, and distribution centers, to name a few. The company pays special attention to ensure they have the appropriate resources and works closely with all team members to facilitate communication amongst the contractors and management teams.


Steel, LLC was founded in 1947 and is located in Scottdale, Georgia, 20 minutes outside of Atlanta. The company is a leading steel fabricator and boasts the strength, resources, and know-how of a large national steel manufacturer with the detailed project management and responsiveness you would expect from a smaller fabricator. To learn more about Steel, LLC or to obtain a quote, visit http://www.steelincga.com.


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DrugNews: Doctors Urge More Research into Erectile Dysfunction Drug Melanoma Risks

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 25, 2014

The prescription drug safety center DrugNews.net has added new research information to the site for patients who have taken popular erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra. After a recent study found men whod taken the drugs had a higher rate of skin cancer*, doctors are recommending more research**.

DrugNews was created to provide the latest on prescription drug recalls, safety alerts, research and litigation news to those patients using these products. Visitors can recognize potential dangers, see if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.

Viagra, or sildenafil, has been taken by an estimated 23 million men worldwide since it was introduced in 1998***.

In a recent study published by the American Medical Association, researchers found those who have taken the drug have a 84% higher occurrence rate of melanoma*. The study tracked more than 25,000 men around age 65 and researchers noted patients had higher melanoma rates with the drug regardless of a family history of skin cancer, whether they lived in high UV light exposure areas, or had other kinds of cancer**.

Melanoma is diagnosed in around 76,000 people each year, and results in about 9,700 deaths**.

Now, DrugNews has learned that Dr. June Robinson of Northwestern Universitys Feinberg School of Medicine, who wrote an accompanying editorial to the study, has recommended further research to identify the skin cancer risks of erectile dysfunction drugs**.

Lawyers are investigating claims for those affected. Anyone diagnosed with melanoma after taking an erectile dysfunction drug is encouraged to visit DrugNews or speak with a lawyer about their legal options. DrugNews only recommends lawyers who have already handled ED skin cancer lawsuits.

For more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to erectile dysfunction drugs and skin cancer, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugNews.net.

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**NBC News, 4/7/14; nbcnews.com/health/health-news/viagra-may-boost-risk-deadly-skin-cancer-study-finds-n73976

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DON’T PAUSE Special Promotion Now Offered by AntiAging Institute of California

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2014

The AntiAging Institute of California is now offering a DONT PAUSE special promotion. For a limited time, those who buy two bottles of DONT PAUSE will receive a third bottle at no charge. This special has a value of more than $ 25 and provides women with three to six months worth of natural menopause relief. DONT PAUSE is an all-natural herbal supplement that includes essential vitamins and powerful antioxidants to provide women with incomparable relief from their worst menopause symptoms, including menopause hot flashes without any unwanted side effects.

DONT PAUSE has been formulated to address all 45 of the symptoms of menopause, which were identified by Dr. Shoreh Ershadi, who recently presented her book on the topic at the 8th Annual World Congress of Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biomedical Technologies Expo in Beijing. It can help alleviate the most common symptoms of menopause, including rapid heartbeatsmenopause, hot flashes, dry skin, night sweats menopause, mood swings and menopause digestive problems.

Managing symptoms often requires a multi-pronged approach. Women may need to track their symptoms for a few weeks to identify any potential triggers. They may also need to change their lifestyle. Alcohol and caffeine should be limited, and if women use tobacco, they need to begin a smoking cessation program that helps them kick the habit. A balanced diet and regular exercise combat not only the hormone swings of menopause but also the stress and anxiety that often accompany menopause symptoms. DONT PAUSE can work with these lifestyle changes or alone to balance hormones and restore healthy function.

The AntiAging Institute of California offers DONT PAUSE along with other natural and herbal products and nutritional supplements to counteract common age-related health issues, including menopause symptoms, weight gain and erectile dysfunction.

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London, UK (PRWEB UK) 27 September 2012

Dr Kazem Rahimi, a consultant cardiologist and senior clinical researcher with the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, in the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford led the team of researchers reviewing the data. They reviewed reports and some unpublished papers, which enlisted more than 100,000 patient volunteers. The comparison between those taking statins and the ones not taking the medication was that 0.9% receiving the medication and 1% of those not taking statins experienced venous thrombosis. This took into account people taking differing dosages of medication and showed that there was very little variation whether they took it or not.

In the previous Jupiter trial, the outcome of the results published in 2009 used Crestor (Rosuvastatin) made by AstraZeneca plc a British/Swedish pharmaceutical company. They claimed that is reduced the risk of blood clots by 50%, this was in healthy adults, so it was suggested that it should be used as a preventive.

The number of people on whon the original study was based (17,800 Volunteers) was quite low, so possibly a larger group should have been studied.

During the original tests carried out on these 17,800 volunteers, some were administered Crestor and others placebos. In the two year review it was found that 34 of the statin takers and sixty within the placebo group had gone on to form a blood clot.

Dr Rahimi could not find evidence of this occurring. As a director of the British Heart Foundation and an expert in cardiovascular medicine, Professor Peter Weissberg said that ‘An earlier study suggested that one statin, Rosuvastatin, might reduce the risk of blood clots in deep veins and lungs, known as venous thromboembolism. However, findings in single studies can sometimes happen by chance. By pooling a large amount of data on several different types of statin, this analysis shows that any significant protection against blood clots is highly unlikely.’

Almost seven million high cholesterol sufferers in the UK take statins, which prevent certain enzymes found in the liver from forming fats that can clog arteries. This bad cholesterol causes a plaque to form in blood vessels and this can cause erectile dysfunction. As a good blood flow is a key to combatting ED, Viagra and Cialis are useful medications in helping with this problem as it relaxes the arteries.

A recent genetic link has been made between cancer and cholesterol by the New York, University of Rochester, by Dr Hucky Land, which means that a daily dose of statins could be a preventative against cancerous tumours developing. This medication could be as inexpensive as 40p a day to prescribe. Even though the newest review of statin benefit has been found in certain respects, not to be working as the study showed. With the long term use of statins proving that there are fewer strokes or heart attacks and adding cancer prevention to this equation, it can only be of good to the many millions of patients that take them on a regular basis.

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Back to School and the Newest Chemical to Watch: Phthalates

With children across the country returning to school this week, many parents are just completed the infamous back-to-school shopping trip, wherein backpacks, notebooks, pencils, markers, and locker decorations were purchased. This year, some scientists and politicians are warning about the dangers of phthalates.

Phthalates are also known as “plasticizers.” This is a group of industrial chemicals, used in everything from raincoats, shower curtains, toys, and children’s backpacks. According to the Environmental Working Group, phthalates can disrupt the endocrine system, decrease a man’s sperm count, and possibly even cause cancer.

This week, the Center for Health, Environment and Justice released the “Back-to-School Guide for PVC-Free School Supplies.” The report tells parents how to avoid PVCs, calling them “poisonous.” A number of media sources have picked up the story and are cautioning parents against purchasing products containing these chemicals. However, not everyone is necessarily ready to call phthalates a health hazard just yet.

An op-ed piece appearing on Forbes.com this week blasts the allegations made by some politicians and environmental groups, noting that many of the studies only involved animals or test groups so small that it would be irresponsible to draw sweeping conclusions from them:

Most recently, in NeuroToxicology, the Mt. Sinai Hospital researcher linked phthalates and another controversial plasticizer, bisphenol A, to a variety of health problems including neuro-developmental delays, behavioral issues and reduced fertility. Her evidence? She examined urine samples from 10 Mennonite women —yes, 10 of 1.5 million Mennonites worldwide. From a science perspective, any conclusions she might make from such a dismally small sample is literally ridiculous—but the media had a field day, nonetheless.

The truth is that there simply is not enough information out there at this point to make a definite determination regarding the safety of phthalates. These chemicals not not highly regulated, and science is still emerging about any potential long-term effects.


Surface Miners Inhaling Toxic Dust At Risk for Black Lung

Many surface coal miners previously believed that only their colleagues working underground were at risk for contracting black lung disease. A new study conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) says otherwise.

Black lung disease is simply a common name used to describe any lung disease that can be contracted by inhaling coal dust. The name is derived from the appearance of a person’s lungs, which normally appear to be pink. There are two types of black lung disease, also known as coal workers’ pneumoconiosis: coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP or the “simple” form); and progressive massive fibrosis (PMF or the “complicated” form).

Utilizing chest x-rays and breathing tests, researchers at NIOSH discovered severe cases of black lung disease in surface coal miners. While a prior study, completed in 2002, revealed less than a 2% incidence rate of black lung disease, this current study revealed that the rate is actually about five times higher.

Although it is still somewhat unclear as to what specific chemicals are the most harmful, researchers have speculated that silica dust, found primarily in the Appalachian region, is especially dangerous.

Because of these findings, researchers are now alleging that federal regulations governing coal miners may be insufficient to protect workers. Currently, miners who work on the surface are often exposed to clouds of dust around coal trucks, mines, and along mine roadways.

Inhaling coal dust also increases the risk of contracting emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD. X-rays are able to detect many lung diseases early, so workers who are concerned should get tested so that early treatment options are available to them. If an x-ray does reveal a formal positive diagnosis of black lung disease, workers have a legal right to be transferred to a less dusty working environment without a reduction in pay.

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North Carolina Governor Rejects Fracking Legislation

On Sunday, North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue vetoed a bill which would have allowed companies to drill for natural gas in North Carolina through the highly controversial fracking process. (For background information on fracking, please see our blog post from August 24, 2011.) Governor Purdue said in a public statement that she did not believe the legislation contained adequate environmental protection.

“I support energy policies that create jobs and lower costs for businesses and families,” Perdue said. “Our drinking water and the health and safety of North Carolina’s families are too important; we can’t put them in jeopardy by rushing to allow fracking without proper safeguards.”

While Governor Perdue’s veto was criticized by the leadership in both the State House and Senate, the move received praise from a number of state and national environmental groups, who have been cautioning against the risks associated with fracking for many months now.

While Republicans in North Carolina supported fracking for its potential to create many jobs within the state, Democrats and many environmental groups fear that the process will contaminate drinking water and is therefore not worth the risk. They argue that releasing toxic chemicals into potable water could create massive health risks for those consuming water from sources near fracking sites.

To read more about the bill in North Carolina, please see the article in the Charlotte Observer.

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New Vaccination Designed to Help Smokers Quit and Prevent Non-Smokers from Starting

British scientists have developed a vaccination that is designed to remove all addictive properties of nicotine. Specifically, the pleasure your body associates with smoking would no longer be generated when you smoke a cigarette.

While human trials for the vaccine have yet to begin, tests on mice have proven to be successful. After a single dose, mice were found to be immune to nicotine addiction for their entire lifespan.

The vaccine contains a harmless virus, which is engineered to generate anti-nicotine antibodies upon administration. The virus works by selectively affecting cells in the liver.

Because the vaccine works by turning liver cells into antibody generators, it is expected to cost far less than prior vaccines, which required antibodies to be administered directly. Because older vaccines have required numerous administrations of these antibodies, they were believed to be less effective and more costly.

If human trials are successful, scientists believe that the vaccine could be administered to children, who have never tried a cigarette. This should prevent any recipients of the vaccine from ever deriving pleasure from smoking.

To read more about the vaccine, please visit Sky News.

Certain Toxic Chemicals Possibly Linked to Autism

The product of a conference hosted by the Children’s Environmental Health Center (CEHC) in 2010 has gained publicity in the past few days. Philip Landrigan, MD, MSc, Luca Lambertini, PhD, MPH, MSc, and Linda Birnbaum, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, recently published an editorial called “A Research Strategy to Discover the Environmental Causes of Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.” The editorial focuses on certain toxic chemicals that the editors suggest are linked to autism.

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According to the National Academy of Sciences, 3 percent of neurobehavioral disorders in children are caused by exposure to toxins in the environment. The disorders in this category include ADHD and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). An additional 25 percent of these disorders are believed to be caused by a mix of exposure to environmental factors and genetics, though the exact causes are still unknown. Researchers at Mount Sinai have estimated that between 400,000 and 600,000 of the 4 million children born each year in the U.S. are affected by these issues.

For these reasons, Dr. Landrigan, as well as four other editorials, have called for additional studies to be conducted to determine which chemicals might be causing conditions like autism. The CEHC listed ten chemicals it believes to be linked to causing autism and learning disabilities. They are:

1. Lead

2. Methylmercury

3. PCBs

4. Organophosphate pesticides

5. Organochlorine pesticides

6. Endocrine disruptors

7. Automotive exhaust

8. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

9. Brominated flame retardants

10. Perfluorinated compounds

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The New Drug of Choice: Hand Sanitizer?

While you certainly can’t sue over the subject matter of this post, this new trend is so baffling that it nonetheless merits attention. According to a recent article in the L.A. Times, a new trend is emerging on college campuses throughout the country: drinking hand sanitizer.

In the past year, the California Poison Control System announced that it has received sixty reported cases of teenagers drinking hand sanitizer. In order to kill all of those germs on your hands, sanitizer contains 62% ethyl alcohol. Unfortunately, many teens have begun to utilize the substance to create a very potent alcoholic beverage, which sometimes includes salt to separate out the alcohol. Some students reported locating instructions for making this stiff cocktail on the Internet.

If you are concerned that your child might be interested in experimenting, there are ways to continue using hand sanitizer, while minimizing the availability of the product around your house. According to Cyrus Rangan of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, “All it takes is just a few swallows and you have a drunk teenager.” Health experts have advised purchasing foam hand sanitizers instead of the liquid versions, as the foam is more difficult to transform into a legal beverage.

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California Study Finds Toxins in Nail Polish

Reports in a variety of scientific journals demonstrate that nail salon employees suffer from more frequent headaches, respiratory issues, and skin irritation than most Americans. Furthermore, those working in nail salons are frequently exposed to dangerous chemicals at higher levels than most.

With this in mind, it is disturbing that the Department of Toxic Substances Control is releasing a report, showing that toxic chemicals were found in a number of nail products, claiming to be toxic-free. ”Toxic-free” refers to products not using the “toxic trio:” formaldahyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate. Exposure to these three chemicals has been linked to both cancer and birth defects.

According to Thu Quach of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, nail products are not closely regulated, and the toxic effects of nail products can be compounded if a nail salon is not properly ventilated. Therefore, some cities have begun to pay attention and implement stricter regulations. While Boston has approached the issue by requiring salons to obtain health permits, the city of San Francisco has used an incentive approach by recognizing salons that use toxic-free products.

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For more information on toxic nail products, please see the article appearing in today’s Los Angeles Times.

Cancer Cluster in Fridley, MN? Erin Brockovich is on the Scene.

Shortly after wrapping up an investigation in upstate New York, Erin Brockovich has traveled to Fridley, Minnesota, where she and her team are now attempting to decipher what might be causing elevated cancer levels in the area. Current estimates place the incidence of cancer in Fridley at around ten percent higher than other areas in the state.

While heightened occurrences of all types of cancer are cause for concern, epidemiologists are working to trace which types of cancers are appearing more than others. John Soler, an epidemiologist for the Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System, indicated that initial findings revealed higher concentrations of lung cancer, especially in women. Despite this, Soler noted that final numbers have yet to be crunched.

In the meantime, Bob Bowcock, Brockovich’s associate, is reaching out to Fridley residents on the facebook page, “Fridley Cancer Cluster.” The page was started by residents and was one of the reasons Fridley caught Brockovitch’s attention.

The page has nearly 1,900 members and is full of stories from locals whose lives have been affected by cancer.

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More Reasons to Quit Smoking

Just when you thought you had heard every possible reason under the sun to quit smoking, another one emerges. The latest incentive for kicking your habit comes from an article released today by Reuters. The article pronounces, not only is smoking bad for you, for your friends and family, for those around you, but it’s a “drag on the world economy.”

The Tobacco Atlas, funded by the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation, launched a book, which contains a number of statistics concerning the harm caused by tobacco. One of the most important figures indicates that smoking costs around 1 to 2 percent of the world’s gross domestic product every year. Included in these figures are costs such as healthcare expenses for treating tobacco-related illnesses and the costs of tobacco-related absences from work.

Today, there are around 7 billion people on the planet, and approximately one out of every seven smokes. Each year, approximately 600,000 non-smokers die as a result of second-hand smoke.

Sadly, these staggering statistics don’t seem so staggering after being in the news for so many years. The World Health Organization is taking action to curtail global tobacco use, and so are nations around the globe. As of today, 174 countries have signed and ratified the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

While this is certainly a step in the right direction, the Convention lacks any penalties for a State’s failure to comply with Convention provisions. The United States has signed the treaty, but it has not been ratified. Therefore, the signature is nothing more than a symbolic gesture; treaties are not binding until they have been ratified.

While frightening statistics about tobacco use and related injuries have become the norm, and while one more article likely won’t cause anyone to to toss their last pack of Marlboros in the trash, it remains important to be reminded every once in a while that kicking the habit can not only save lives, but apparently, it can help our ailing economy.

Is Fluoride in Water Dangerous?

Recently, the New Jersey State Legislature introduced a bill, requiring all public water systems to add fluoride to local water supplies. This bill was proposed in light of the discovery that around two hundred New Jersey municipalities have stopped adding fluoride to water.


Fluoride prevents tooth decay and guards against the development of cavities. According to WebMD, the mineral allows teeth to resist being damaged by bacteria and sugars in the mouth, and it reversed early tooth decay. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has hailed the addition of fluoride to local water supplies as one of the top ten public health achievements of the 20th century.

Objections to fluoridation of water have been raised over concerns that fluoride, in addition to preventing tooth decay, also can cause bone weakness if consumed in high doses over many years.

In 1986, the E.P.A. mandated that fluoride levels in water could not exceed 4.0 milligrams per liter. This regulation was accompanies by a suggestion that levels actually be limited to 2.0 milligrams per liter. Twenty years later, the National Research Council released a study it was asked by the E.P.A. to conduct. The study indicated that the 4.0 maximum level should be lowered, though it does not specify by how much. Today, the E.P.A. is still pondering how to proceed.

It seems that other federal agencies are beginning to take notice of the issue as well. In January 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services recommended that fluoride levels be capped at 0.7 milligrams per liter.

In light of these findings and recommendations, cities throughout the country have begun to explore the issue in greater detail. While many cities in New Jersey have elected to abandon fluoride in local water, others like Aspen, CO and Shippensburg, PA have elected to continue adding it.

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