A new study found elevated levels of formaldehyde in items such as skin lotions and hair gels. Many of these are targeted at the black market. Also in the news are cases of transgender people being mis-gendered after death, cardiac arrest in young athletes, rhabdomyolysis, and sitting for long periods of time.
Politico: Carcinogen found in product used by people of color
A study by the Washington State Department of Environment and Health released this week found increasing amounts of formaldehyde in items such as skin lotions and hair gels from brands like Herbal Essences and Pantene. More than half of the products tested by state regulators contained formaldehyde at levels around 200 parts per million (ppm). (Cranden, 1/11)
#19 Why it makes sense to sexist transgender people even after death
A death certificate is a series of boxes that summarizes the most basic snapshots of a person’s life. This last official record does not reveal much about how people actually live and how they are remembered. For transgender people, being undocumented means even more. The loss of identity within that document is literal. (Rammler, 1/11)
CBS News: Cardiac arrest in youth athletes is rare, but it does happen. Here’s how to prepare.
Approximately 60 million children in the United States participate in organized sports, and cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death among young athletes. Dr. Colin Hudson, an emergency physician at MedStar Health, said what happened to Hamlin “absolutely” could happen to a child. (O’Donnell and Rinaldi, 1/11)
Dallas Morning News: What is Rhabdomyolysis and When Does Heavy Off-Season Training Be a Danger?
After Friday’s intense training left many Rockwall Heath footballers hospitalized and the head coach put on leave, social media raised its heads and accusations of being ‘soft’ flew indifferently. The house defended the hospitalized players and urged the public not to make hasty decisions as the players deal with extremely dangerous medical conditions.
CNN: Too much sitting is bad for your health, but it’s easy to offset the effects, study shows
Sure, you’ve heard about the dangers of sitting all day, but in most jobs, there’s not much you can do about it, right? No. Five minutes of light walking every 30 minutes attenuates the increased risk of sitting for long periods of the day, according to a study published Thursday in the journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. (Holcomb, 1/12)
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