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Technological Responses to Silica’s Health Risk for Oil and Gas Workers

A 1971 OSHA regulation sets the amount of silica that can be inhaled in a day to about twice the amount that can fit on FDR's nose on a dime.

Sand is a key ingredient in hydraulic fracturing, but breathing in too much of it can be deadly. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health raised an alarm in 2012 that workers at fracking sites in Colorado were being exposed to high silica dust levels. Continue Reading →

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“Niche Busters” are New Frontier in Treatment at CU Cancer Center

Dr. Ross Camidge of the University of Colorado Cancer Center examines patient Polly Rogers.

New and experimental drugs are extending the lives of people with the deadliest forms of cancer. Targeted therapies – called "niche-busters" – dig deep into the profiles of each individual cancer. Researchers have discovered that just as individual patients have different genetic make-ups, so do their tumors. Continue Reading →

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