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2014-06-18 23:05:40

Potassium fertilizer market is calculated by subdividing or segmenting the market into micromarkets, based on the share of each application, product. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/potassic-fertilizers-reports-5050640576.html. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Potassium is an essential nutrient, which is required for protein production, enhancing water absorption efficiency, early growth stimulation, and immunity towards diseases. The increasing population and food requirements are...

2011-10-19 20:21:59

Many other congenital conditions, including autism, may one day prove to be related to environmental pollutants Pesticides and pollutants are related to an alarming 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Peking University. Two of the pesticides found in high concentrations in the placentas of affected newborns and stillborn fetuses were endosulfan and lindane. Endosulfan is only...

2009-08-18 13:01:20

Scientists say the four-day testing period the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency uses to determine safe levels of pesticide exposure is too short. The University of Pittsburgh researchers said they found the highly toxic pesticide endosulfan -- a neurotoxin banned in several nations, but still used extensively in U.S. agriculture -- can exhibit a lag effect with the fallout from exposure not occurring until after direct contact has ended. The team that included lead author Devin Jones,...

2009-08-17 16:30:00

The four-day testing period the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commonly uses to determine safe levels of pesticide exposure for humans and animals could fail to account for the toxins' long-term effects, University of Pittsburgh researchers report in the September edition of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.The team found that the highly toxic pesticide endosulfan"”a neurotoxin banned in several nations but still used extensively in U.S. agriculture"”can exhibit...

2008-11-13 18:00:11

U.S. scientists studying 10 of the world's most popular approved pesticides say, when combined, the chemicals caused 99 percent mortality in tadpoles. University of Pittsburgh researchers said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved pesticides, when mixed together, can decimate amphibian populations even if the concentration of the individual chemicals is within limits considered safe. Such "cocktails of contaminants" are frequently detected in nature, the scientists said,...

2008-10-06 09:00:41

Toxic chemicals retrieved from capsized Philippine ferry MANILA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Four hundred and two barrels of toxic chemical endosulfan have been recovered from the capsized ferry MV Princess of Stars more than 100 days after it sank off in central Philippines. The Task Force Princess of the Stars, in a statement, said the last barrel of endosulfan trapped inside the capsized ferry was successfully and safely retrieved as of 1 p.m. Sunday. "Sulpicio Lines said the toxic...

2008-09-21 03:00:24

By Bakouri, Hicham El Morillo, Jose; Usero, Jose; Ouassini, Abdelhamid ABSTRACT: This work proposes a viable remediation method based on the use of natural organic substances (NOSs) that characterize the Mediterranean region to improve the ecological system. A series of experiments, including variable conditions, such as temperature, pH, contact time, and pesticide concentration, were performed to demonstrate the efficiency of endosulfan sulfate removal from water by NOSs. Experimental...

2008-09-09 03:00:21

By Tuncel, Semra G Oztas, Nur Banu; Erduran, M Soner ABSTRACT Air pollution and groundwater pollution in conjunction with agricultural activity were investigated in Antayla province on the Turkish Mediterranean coast. The air pollution was investigated in terms of gas-phase nitric acid (HNO^sub 3^), sulfur dioxide (SO^sub 2^), ammonia (NH^sub 3^), and particulate matter for a 6- month period in the atmosphere using a "filter pack" system, which was developed and optimized in our laboratory....

2008-08-05 09:00:38

Philippines warned against environmental disaster for ferry capsizal MANILA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- A joint expert team from the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) Monday warned of huge environmental disaster in the waters of the Philippines' central province of Romblon following the sinking of an ill-fated ferry. The MV Princess of the Stars, containing large amounts of oil and highly toxic chemicals, capsized off Romblon on June 21 at the height of Typhoon Fengshen with 863...

2008-04-24 06:00:47

By Langman, Jimmy Multinational pesticide corporations headquartered in the Global North are expanding their sales of some of the most dangerous chemicals in Latin America-chemicals known to cause a plethora of health problems, including cancers and birth defects. This is happening even as U.S. and E.U. laws have banned or severely restricted many of the pesticides and UN conventions have come into force. A NACLA investigation supported by the Samuel Chavkin Investigative Journalism Fund...


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