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2011-08-24 13:33:22

  The same University of Washington researcher who used chemical sleuthing to deduce what's in fragranced consumer products now has turned her attention to the scented air wafting from household laundry vents. Findings, published online this week in the journal Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, show that air vented from machines using the top-selling scented liquid laundry detergent and scented dryer sheet contains hazardous chemicals, including two that are classified as...

2011-06-19 00:02:33

On June 16, 2011, Scott Monroe, a 20 year old resident of Roxana, Illinois filed a leukemia personal injury lawsuit in the Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, Madison County, Illinois, Scott Monore v. Shell Oil Company et al., Case No. 11-L- 577, against Shell Oil Company, and BP Products North America, Inc, alleging he developed acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) as a result of benzene released into the groundwater, ground, and air in and around his home and the high school, middle school...

2011-06-18 00:01:07

Mahannare Harris and her family, represented by Dickman Law Office, PSC named Texaco in a lawsuit [Campbell County, Kentucky Circuit Court, Case No.09-CR-1175] on June 12, 2011, seeking damages for contaminating the soil and groundwater beneath their Newport, Kentucky home. Newport, KY USA (PRWEB) June 16, 2011 Mahanarre Harris, her husband and their five children thought they had achieved the American dream- owning their own home. But that dream soon turned into a nightmare. According to...

2011-05-02 13:56:18

Study shows fetal exposure to solvents may damage heart While it may be years before the health effects of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are known, a new study shows that fetal exposure to a chemical found in crude oil is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart disease (CHD). The study, to be presented Saturday, April 30, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver, also showed that babies who had been exposed in utero to a chemical found in...

2011-04-14 07:15:00

HOUSTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices all along the U.S. petrochemical chain moved higher during the first quarter of 2011, but none more dramatically than ethylene, according to PetroChem Wire (PCW), a daily U.S. petrochemical industry newsletter. PCW's cash market assessments are used to settle the cleared NYMEX ethylene contracts. Ethylene, a building block chemical, saw spot market prices soar 43.7 percent between the start of January and the end of March 2011. During that...

2011-03-22 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that its technology has been selected by Great Orient Chemical for a new petrochemicals complex in China that will produce the key ingredient for biodegradable household laundry detergents. Great Orient Chemical expects the new complex to produce up to 100,000 metric tons per year of linear alkylbenzene (LAB). Honeywell UOP's LAB technology is used to produce more than 85 percent...

2011-02-22 10:36:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 22-24, 2011 Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) will host its 26th Annual World Petrochemical Conference and Workshops in Houston, Texas. This annual event boasts over 30 industry experts as speakers, consisting of respected industry leaders from companies all over the world complemented by CMAI product experts from its global offices. In addition, panel discussions will be held both days to create an environment for an open exchange of...

2011-02-04 12:37:42

In Spain it is relatively common to come across petrol stations surrounded by houses, particularly in urban areas. Researchers from the University of Murcia (UM) have studied the effects of contamination at petrol stations that is potentially harmful to health, which can be noted in buildings less than 100 metres from the service stations. "Some airborne organic compounds "“ such as benzene, which increases the risk of cancer "“ have been recorded at petrol stations at levels...


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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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