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2010-12-21 00:01:51

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) today released a report raising concerns about the presence of chromium VI "“ also known as hexavalent chromium "“ in 31 of 35 water supplies it tested. Denver, CO (Vocus) December 20, 2010 The Environmental Working Group (EWG) today released a report raising concerns about the presence of chromium VI "“ also known as hexavalent chromium "“ in 31 of 35 water supplies it tested. Hexavalent chromium, a suspected carcinogen, is...

2010-12-20 12:22:00

LISLE, Ill., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners can learn about home-based products that have been independently tested to fight harmful chromium in their water, the Water Quality Association said today. In light of a report today showing hexavalent chromium in water supplies across the nation, concerned consumers are urged to learn more at wqa.org. WQA is an not-for-profit association that tests products following guidelines developed by ANSI/NSF, the most respected...

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2010-12-20 09:10:00

Hexavalent chromium--a substance dubbed a "probable carcinogen" by the National Toxicology Program--has been found in the drinking water of 31 U.S. cities, according to a Sunday report by the Washington Post. The substance, which Washington Post Staff Writer Lyndsey Layton notes entered the public consciousness as a result of the movie 'Erin Brockovich', has been known to cause cancer in laboratory animals. The discovery was made by the Washington D.C. based Environmental Working Group, which...

2010-11-03 07:35:00

HONOLULU, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hungary's toxic sludge spill is being called one of Europe's top three environmental disasters of the past few decades. On October 4, an enormous chemical-filled reservoir maintained by an Alumina plant in Ajka, western Hungary ruptured, inundating several villages with nearly 200 million gallons of toxic sludge. Immediately upon hearing of the spill, CBI Polymers, a Hawaii-based company that specializes in a unique decontamination product called...

2010-10-13 07:00:00

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading authority from Quaker Chemical (NYSE: KWR) -- a global leader in process chemicals, fluids, coatings and surface treatment products -- will present information on chemical passivation of zinc surfaces at the 102nd Galvanizers Association Conference and Exposition in Huntsville, AL, October 24-27. Quaker's presentation will include an overview of the chemistry involved, alternate solutions, and new technology trends. For several years,...

2010-10-12 17:07:32

Coffee husks clean up toxic chromium The metal chromium is an essential nutrient for plant and animal metabolism, but it can accumulate to toxic and hazardous levels in the environment when discharged in industrial waste water; a point made infamous by the movie Erin Brockovich. Chromium-contaminated wastewaters usually originate from dye and pigment manufacturing, wood preserving, electroplating and leather tanning. The element can exist in water as charged particles in one of two states,...

2010-10-12 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) is pleased to announce the addition of a new high-quality, value-added product to our lineup of construction steels that supports "green" building design and practices, positively impacting these projects' environmental sustainability. ACRYLUME CF(TM) Coated Sheet, a new coated flat-rolled steel that has a chromium-free clear polymer coating, continues to provide all of the quality and performance attributes...

2010-09-22 19:53:34

Supplement linked to decreased protein in the urine of diabetic mice Taking chromium picolinate may help lessen inflammation associated with diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease), say researchers at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. In a study comparing diabetic mice treated with chromium picolinate with those that received placebo, the researchers found that mice who received the supplement had lower levels of albuminuria (protein in the urine), an indication of kidney disease. The...

2010-09-08 12:35:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Bringing a unique shopping experience to Orange County consumers, Industrial Metal Supply Co. (www.industrialmetalsupply.com) -- a full-line metals service center -- is launching a new walk-in center in Irvine, with an interior design and operational flow created specifically to accommodate small-purchase customers and to make the buying process a pleasant experience. This flagship store represents IMS's commitment to "metal made easy," encompassing...

2010-09-02 15:07:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- WI Environmental, the heavy metals remediation expert based on Whidbey Island, Wash., today announced an agreement with South Africa's African Alternative Technologies, granting the company exclusive sales and distribution rights for its trademarked XR-88 remediation product in South Africa. The Cape Town-based utility-scale renewable energy developer will use the XR-88 system to clean up acid mine drainage created by years of mining. WI Environmental will...


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2013-02-16 09:42:00

Google Chrome is a freeware web browser that was released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and fully released on December 11, 2008 as a standalone. As of November 2012, usage share is 35 percent worldwide. A mobile version for Android was released on November 28, 2012. When Google first thought of developing a web browser, chairman Eric Schmidt opposed, but after hiring several developers from Mozilla who built and demonstrated Chrome, he changed his mind....

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