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2014-05-20 23:08:00

The successful bench test of the company’s economical methodology of using adsorbent nanoparticles to treat volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as 1,4-dioxane in water supports promise of broad market sector adoption. Las Vegas,NV (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Acqua Innovations, Inc. today announced the results of a successful bench scale test of the company’s pilot Solve H2O™ Treatment System to remove 1,4-dioxane from groundwater extracted from an active site. 1,4-dioxane is a solvent...

2014-01-22 08:23:42

HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Microvi Biotechnologies announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to demonstrate at scale a novel technology for the treatment of 1,4 dioxane in water. This follows on the success of work completed during the Phase I grant, where a prototype was developed and tested of a first-of-its-kind biological treatment technology for dioxane degradation called...

2009-04-29 09:00:00

Sen. Gillibrand's Bill Directs Cosmetic Industry to Clean Up Its Act NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) took action to protect children's health by introducing the Safe Baby Products Act, which directs the Federal Drug Administration to investigate and regulate hazardous contaminants in personal care products marketed to or used by children. Gillibrand introduced the bill in response to a study by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, which...

2009-03-27 13:02:10

Lawyers in Beijing plan to file suit against Johnson & Johnson, claiming the U.S. home products giant's products hurt children in China. Lawyers said they would file a complaint in April on behalf of 80 families. In addition, attorney Cui Baoyu said, we are considering class action "¦ because of the huge number of victims involved. Two Chinese consumer products agencies have issued contradictory reports pertaining to the case, China.org reported Friday. The General Administration...

2009-03-19 11:36:00

China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Israel react to contaminants in popular children's products made by U.S. manufacturers. U.S. Senator Demands FDA Investigation. WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The governments of China and Vietnam are conducting their own safety tests on some baby bath products found to be contaminated with formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane in a report issued March 12 by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Some major Chinese, Taiwanese and Vietnamese retailers have pulled...

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2009-03-15 08:30:00

A new report issued by the consumer safety group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics finds that dozens of commonly-used children's bath products sold in the United States contain carcinogens.The watchdog group commissioned an independent laboratory to test 48 best-selling children's products for the presence of 1,4-dioxane.  Additionally, 28 products were tested for the presence of formaldehyde, a by-product of a preservative added to products to prevent bacteria growth and extend...

2009-03-12 23:35:25

Dozens of top-selling children's bath products are contaminated with trace amounts of cancer-causing chemicals, a U.S. health advocacy group says. Officials of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics says it commissioned an independent laboratory to test 48 children's bath products that documented the widespread presence of both formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane. The chemicals were not disclosed on product labels because contaminants are exempt from labeling laws, officials of the Campaign for Safe...

2009-03-12 09:00:00

Chemicals Not Listed on Product Labels Due to Weak Regulatory Standards WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite marketing claims like "gentle" and "pure," dozens of top-selling children's bath products are contaminated with the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, according to product test results released today by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The chemicals were not disclosed on product labels because contaminants are exempt from labeling laws. This...

2009-03-06 11:00:00

But New Study Indicates Some Products Mislabeled as "Natural" Should Have Cancer Warning ANAHEIM, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a new follow-up study was released that assesses levels of the petrochemical carcinogen 1,4-dioxane in leading conventional as well as "natural" and "organic" brands of personal care and household cleaning products. The results indicate significant improvement for 23 products from sixteen major brands that had formerly been found to contain...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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