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PepsiCo To Halt Use Of Flame Retardant As Emulsifier In Gatorade
2013-01-27 05:40:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online PepsiCo Inc has announced that they will discontinue the use of a controversial ingredient in some flavors of their Gatorade-brand sports drink, though they insist the move was not made in response to a Mississippi teenager´s petition seeking the chemical´s removal. The ingredient in question, brominated vegetable oil (BVO), is a chemical that contains bromine, which is also found in fire retardants, according to...

Ozone Depletion Over Ocean Caused By Sea Surface Iodine
2013-01-14 07:06:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The earth´s ozone layer is critical for protecting life from damaging UV light from the sun. In the late 1970s scientists discovered for the first time that this precious barrier between life and death was depleting, and at a fairly consistent rate. After years of study, the man-made cause of the depletion–mainly seen in the polar regions–was determined to hail from chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which were found...

2012-09-12 23:00:47

Natural Health Sherpa named bromine, fluoride, and chlorine as chemicals that lead to iodine deficiency. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 Natural Health Sherpa named bromine, fluoride, and chlorine as three chemicals that hinder iodine absorption, thus leading to deficiency in the mineral. Iodine is a vital nutrient that helps prevent goiter, depression, mental degradation, and many other conditions. “It is essential for the production of the hormone thyroxin, which your...

2012-05-19 23:02:33

The flame retardants market report estimates the global market size both in terms of volume and revenue. It discusses market drivers, restraints and challenges, raw material, and product price trends. (PRWEB) May 19, 2012 Today flame retardant chemicals become absolutely indispensible in safeguarding electrical appliances, buildings, vehicles and polymers. Global flame retardant chemicals market is driven by growing safety needs and standards across the world. On the basis of their...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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