High Temperature Frying Potential Cause of Women's Lung Cancer

Domestic exposure to cooking fumes from high temperature frying could be the cause of lung cancer among Chinese women with no family history of the disease or exposure to secondhand smoke, said experts at the Hangzhou Tumor Hospital in Hangzhou, capital city of eastern China's Zhejiang Province. The hospital held free health consultations to mark World Lung Cancer Day on November 17, 2013.  "Thirty percent of the tumor patients admitted during the first half of 2013 had lung cancer," said head of the radiology department of Hangzhou Tumor Hospital Deng Qinghua.

Vermin cause costly problems for eatery

A RESTAURANT with a major vermin issue failed to respond to repeated council requests to fix the problem, according to the City of Greater Bendigo., Australia. The director of Malaysian restaurant Sabah House pleaded guilty to 25 food safety breaches before a Magistrate on Tuesday. Council planning and development director Prue Mansfield said the council had repeatedly visited the premises over food safety issues over about 12 months.

Calculating the carbon footprint of products - a quest for clarity

Which costs more - a kilo of strawberries or a steak? Which is more expensive - a can of beer or a bottle of shampoo? This uncertainty was the motivation behind the development of a new international technical specification ISO/TS 14067. "Calculating the carbon footprint of a product is an incredibly complex task but it is important that the results can be trusted, especially for the consumer," explained José Alcorta, the ISO contact for the team of experts that developed the technical specification.

Safety advisory - incorrectly placed dosing indicators


The TGA has become aware that some measuring syringes supplied with Children's Panadol Baby Drops are incorrectly marked and this has the potential to lead to accidental overdoses. The active ingredient in Children's Panadol Baby Drops is paracetamol. Paracetamol has been used in Australia for the relief of pain and fever since the 1950s and is available in many different forms for adults and children. Paracetamol is safe and effective when taken as directed on the label.

ISO FOCUS - Hidden risk

Whether we like it or not, information has become one of the critical commodities in today’s fast-moving interconnected world. Safeguarding our cyberspace is an urgent business issue and one that needs immediate and ongoing attention. In a number of cases, the right security measures can discourage expert hackers and beat opportunists.

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