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2013-05-09 23:35:43

Consumer cell phone and electronics recycler Trent Silver offers his analysis of the recent New York Times story on May 4th 2013, regarding toxic landfills that children pile into "mountains" in impoverished regions, burning them and extracting metals such as copper, gold, silver and toxic cadmium, as well as shocking new reports by the World Health Organization. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Consumer cell phone and electronics recycler Trent Silver offers his analysis of the...

Study Says Lipstick Contains Toxic Levels Of Metals
2013-05-02 13:00:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Known for her lethal lips, Batman villainess Poison Ivy might appreciate a new study from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley who found dangerous levels of lead, chromium“¯and other metals in a number of commonly sold lipsticks. Previous research, including a 2011 FDA study, has found toxic metals in commercial lipsticks, but the UC Berkeley team has specifically studied how long-term exposure to various...

Van Gogh Painting Discoloration Blamed On Varnish
2012-09-15 07:59:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A reaction between paint and a protective varnish applied following the artist's death is to blame for a color change in the Van Gogh painting "Flowers in a Blue Vase," claims a new study in the journal Analytical Chemistry. In a discovery that the Daily Mail's Mark Prigg says "could have major implications for artistic conservation", researchers used x-ray scanners at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and...

2012-08-16 00:40:36

Though no systemic studies have been performed, it is generally believed that genes are the most sensitive toxicological endpoints for pollutants, and are thus desirable early warning indicators of environmental risks. A recent study, however, unexpectedly found that the sensitivity of the gene expression effect for cadmium was significantly lower than the individual level chronic toxicity indicators (such as the no observed effect concentration, NOEC). Therefore, the gene expression effect...

2012-05-21 13:24:35

Medical uses for quantum dots -- tiny luminescent crystals -- could include image-guided surgery, light-activated therapies and sensitive diagnostic tests A pioneering study to gauge the toxicity of quantum dots in primates has found the tiny crystals to be safe over a one-year period, a hopeful outcome for doctors and scientists seeking new ways to battle diseases like cancer through nanomedicine. The research, which will appear on May 20 in Nature Nanotechnology online, is likely the...


Latest Cadmium Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 12:02:30

Cadmium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Cd and atomic number 48. A relatively rare, soft, bluish-white, toxic transition metal, cadmium occurs with zinc ores and is used largely in batteries. Notable characteristics Cadmium is a soft, malleable, ductile, bluish-white bivalent metal which can be easily cut with a knife. It is similar in many respects to zinc but lends itself to more complex compounds. The most common oxidation state of cadmium is +2,...

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2005-05-25 17:25:52

Silver is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ag (from the traditional abbreviation from the Latin Argentum) and atomic number 47. A soft white lustrous transition metal, silver has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal and occurs in minerals and in free form. This metal is used in coins, jewelry, tableware, and photography. Notable characteristics Silver is a very ductile and malleable (slightly harder than gold) univalent coinage metal...

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2005-05-25 10:26:23

Zinc is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Zn and atomic number 30. Notable characteristics Zinc is a moderately reactive metal that will combine with oxygen and other non-metals, and will react with dilute acids to release hydrogen. The one common oxidation state of zinc is +2. Applications Zinc is the fourth most common metal in use, trailing only iron, aluminium, and copper in annual production. - Zinc is used to galvanize metals such as steel to...

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