Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Lawn Chemicals Raise Cancer Risk for Scottish Terriers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (ENS) — Exposure to herbicide treated lawns and gardens increases the risk of bladder cancer in Scottish terriers, according to a team of veterinary researchers.

A team of veterinary researchers including Lawrence T. Glickman has found an association between risk of transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder in Scottish terriers and the dogs' exposure to chemicals found in lawn treatments. The study, based on a survey of dog owners whose pets had recently contracted the disease, may be useful not only for its revelation of potentially carcinogenic substances in our environment, but also because studying the breed may help physicians pinpoint genes in humans that signal susceptibility to bladder cance

Only use pet safe products on your lawns!

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