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    Nov 28, 2021 · Update on Omicron. On 26 November 2021, WHO designated the variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron, on the advice of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evolution (TAG-VE). This decision was based on the evidence presented to the TAG-VE that Omicron has several mutations that may have an impact on how it behaves, for example ...

  2. Nov 26, 2021 · The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) is an independent group of experts that periodically monitors and evaluates the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and assesses if specific mutations and combinations of mutations alter the behaviour of the virus. The TAG-VE was convened on 26 November 2021 to assess the SARS-CoV-2 variant: B.1.1.529. The B.1.1.529 variant was first ...

  3. Nov 29, 2021 · A carcinogen is a substance, mixture or agent that can cause cancer or it increases the risk of developing cancer. Known carcinogens include viruses (e.g., Hepatitis B), hormones (e.g., estrogens), chemicals (e.g., benzene), naturally occurring minerals (e.g., asbestos), alcohol, and solar radiation (e.g., ultraviolet radiation).

  4. Nov 30, 2021 · Health. Endocrine disruptors and cancer: what links? November 30, 2021. Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are present almost everywhere in our daily lives. They work by altering the hormonal functions of the body. These endocrine disruptors could be the cause of several million deaths each year according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

  5. Nov 26, 2021 · The new COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa was given the name Omicron by the World Health Organization on Friday. An advisory panel classified Omicron as a highly transmissible virus ...

  6. Nov 27, 2021 · 27 November 2021, 8:44 am · 1-min read. Procter & Gamble has issued a recall for 18 Secret and Old Spice aerosol spray deodorants because of the presence of a chemical compound that can cause cancer. The recalled products, a list of which can be seen in full on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website, contain benzene, which is “classified as a human carcinogen” and is linked to an increased risk of leukemia and blood cancer, the company’s announcement reads.

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