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2010-05-11 07:20:00

Federal regulators are stepping up their investigation in an effort to keep dangerous items off store shelves after another recall on children's jewelry was announced Monday due to high levels of the toxic metal cadmium. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission sent inspectors to 10 of the largest ports in the nation to screen imports of children's jewelry for cadmium, a spokesman for the agency told The Associated Press (AP). The surveillance and detection program utilized by inspectors...

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2010-03-31 13:30:00

Scientists in the United Kingdom are reporting evidence that consumption of insects contaminated with a toxic metal may be a factor in the mysterious global decline of meat-eating, or carnivorous, plants. Their study describes how meals of contaminated insects have adverse effects on the plants. It appears in ACS' semi-monthly journal Environmental Science & Technology. Iain Green and Christopher Moody note that many species of carnivorous plants "” which have the amazing ability to...

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2010-03-11 20:01:32

When conditions become complicated, there is no choice but to adapt to them. Plants have to do the same. Some of them growing in mining areas have unusual strengths, accustomed as they are to living in a toxic environment and knowing how to deal with this. Based on this capacity to adapt, researcher Ms Lur Epelde used these plants as medicinal herbs for contaminated soils. The current level of contamination in the soil, caused by human intervention - is highly worrying. Nevertheless, more...

2010-01-28 00:10:00

PARIS, January 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Saft, leader in the design, development and manufacture of high- end batteries for industry and defence, announces its sales for the fourth quarter and the year ended 31 December 2009. Sales highlights - Q4 2009 sales were EUR148.7m, an 8.9% reduction YoY as reported, and a 6.0% reduction YoY at constant exchange rates. - Improved performance from Q3 2009 when the sales reduced by 13.2% at...

2010-01-20 10:33:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 11, 2010, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum issued a statement at the APEC Toy Safety Initiative Dialogue in Hong Kong, China, warning manufacturers against the use of cadmium, antimony and barium in lieu of lead in children's products. Tenenbaum followed this statement with a written warning to parents on January 13, 2010, advising that they "not allow young children to be given or play with cheap metal...

2010-01-12 08:27:00

LONDON, January 12 /PRNewswire/ -- - Roskill Information Services - Nickel: Market Outlook to 2014 (12th Edition, 2010) The fallout from the financial crisis that afflicted the world economy has seen nickel prices fluctuate wildly. LME prices peaked at just over US$52,000/t in May 2007, on the back of strong demand and low stocks, but had fallen by over 80% by the end of 2008, as demand collapsed. By the fourth quarter of 2009, however, prices had recovered to US$18,500/t....

2010-01-04 08:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Horsehead Holding Corp. ("Horsehead") (Nasdaq: ZINC), the parent company of Horsehead Corporation, a leading U.S. producer of specialty zinc and zinc-based products and a leading recycler of electric arc furnace ("EAF") dust, a listed hazardous waste, announced that on December 31, 2009 it closed on its acquisition of INMETCO, a leading recycler of metals-bearing wastes in North America. Based in Ellwood City, PA, INMETCO employs 108 people and...

2009-12-02 08:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Horsehead Holding Corp. ("Horsehead") (Nasdaq: ZINC), the parent company of Horsehead Corporation, a leading U.S. producer of specialty zinc and zinc-based products and a leading recycler of electric arc furnace ("EAF") dust, a listed hazardous waste, today announced its plans to acquire INMETCO, a leading recycler of metals-bearing wastes in North America. Based in Ellwood City, PA, INMETCO employs 108 people and operates the only secondary...

2009-11-03 14:31:35

Press release from PLoS Medicine In a study assessing the impact of the first national campaign to scale up zinc treatment of diarrhea in Bangladesh, researchers found that awareness was high but usage lagged behind. In this week's open access journal PLoS Medicine, Charles Larson and colleagues from International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) report the results of seven repeated ecologic surveys in four areas in Bangladesh, representing 1.5 million children...

2009-11-02 00:00:00

PARIS, November 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Saft, leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced batteries for industry and defence, announces its sales for the third quarter of 2009. Main highlights - Q3 2009 sales were EUR123.2m, an 11.9% reduction YoY as reported, and a 13.2% reduction at constant exchange rates. - Sales reduction in Q3 was stable compared with Q2. - YTD end September sales were EUR410.6m, down by 8.0% YoY at current...


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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