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FILE - A picture of various cans of soda. (Photo credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Shock Study: Some Soft Drinks Contain Cancer-Causing Chemical

The issue is with the caramel coloring in many soft drinks. It is what gives them their brown color. Some contain a possible human carcinogen.

01/23/2014

Rep. Steve Israel holds a roasted turkey as he urges the FDA to expedite its study into an arsenic-based drug given to the birds, Nov. 27, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Rep. Israel Calls On FDA To Expedite Study Into Potentially Carcinogenic Turkey Drug

An arsenic-based drug called nitarson is given to turkeys to prevent a disease in the birds and the FDA is looking into whether to drug elevates the arsenic level in the mean beyond what would occur naturally.

11/27/2013

Outside E.C. Electroplating Plant in Garfield, N.J. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Garfield Residents Ready To Hand Over Toenail Clippings To Test For Carcinogens

In one section of Garfield near an empty lot, residents will be asked to help researchers who want toenail clippings to see how much hexavalent chromium residue they’ve been exposed to.

03/25/2013

Outside E.C. Electroplating Plant in Garfield, N.J. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Toenail Clippings Could Determine Effects Of Pollution On Garfield, N.J. Residents

Researchers at NYU are asking for toenail clippings from some resident of Garfield, N.J., to determine whether they have been exposed to dangerous levels of toxic hexavalent chromium from a since-shuttered factory.

03/24/2013

Contaminated Field At Briarcliff High School (credit: CBS 2)

Westchester Families Suing School District Over Possibly Carcinogenic Fields

Two ballfields at Briarcliff Manor High School have been fenced off since 2010, the year athlete Demetri Demeropoulos died from a cancer some believe is linked to the dirt below the surface.

08/16/2012

Rockland County Giving Out Free Radon Kits

Health officials are offering free radon testing kids to low income families and senior citizens in Rockland County.

01/09/2011