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2014-05-13 12:24:57

DUBLIN, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n6kzh3/water_treatment) has announced the addition of the "Water Treatment Chemicals Market By Type & Application - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Water treatment chemicals are primarily used for removing impurities from drinking as well as industrial water and wastewater. With the increasing scarcity of...

2011-08-23 19:50:37

Baylor researchers develop new method for Europe´s REACH regulation Baylor University environmental researchers have proposed in a new study a different approach to predict the environmental safety of chemicals by using data from other similar chemicals. For many chemicals in use every day, scientists do not have enough information to understand all of the effects on the environment and human health. In response to this, the European Union enacted the REACH regulation, which places...

2009-02-26 11:21:22

For centuries, people have preserved fruit by mixing it with sugar, making thick jams that last for months without spoiling. Now scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered* a fundamental property of mixture behavior that might help extend the life of many things including vaccines, food and library books"”and save money while doing it. In addition to jams, sugars are often used to preserve pharmaceuticals and similar biological materials....

2007-07-10 03:00:00

By Ilback, Nils-Gunnar Friman, Goran During recent years there have been several incidents in which symptoms of disease have been linked to consumption of food contaminated by chemical substances (e.g., 2,3,7,8- tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, TCDD). Furthermore, outbreaks of infections in food-producing animals have attracted major attention regarding the safety of consumers, e.g., Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis (BSE) and influenza in chicken. As shown for several xenobiotics in an increasing...


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