"Anybody breathing that stuff should be very concerned about what's getting into deep tissue, into the bloodstream," Carman said. "When you see that kind of smoke, it means you're getting a lot of unburned hydrocarbons. ... Those particles are loaded with carcinogens."
Officials ordered an evacuation of a wide area around the Husky Energy refinery to reduce the public's exposure to the plume. The fire Thursday was later put out, and residents were told they could return to their homes. But then authorities announced the evacuation order would remain and be re-evaluated throughout the night..
Tired of seeing patients dying of kidney failure, a California surgeon has made an unprecedented move: He has begun reusing kidneys that have already been in two bodies.
A second recycling of organs is rare, but the surgeon, Jeffrey Veale of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, estimates that a quarter of people who die after kidney transplants die with perfectly re-usable kidneys. Now, with three such surgeries behind him, he is pushing for other transplant centers to follow his leadaˆ”in the hopes that keeping healthy kidneys in circulation will help pull desperate patients off years-long waitlists.