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2011-04-26 13:24:53

Indiana University scientists have found chemical flame retardants in the blood of pet dogs at concentrations five to 10 times higher than in humans, but lower than levels found in a previous study of cats. Their study, "Flame Retardants in the Serum of Pet Dogs and in their Food," appears this month in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Authors are Marta Venier, an assistant research scientist in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Ronald Hites, a...

2011-04-25 09:27:00

Carpet pads commonly sold to consumers in the USA and other developed countries contain dangerous chemicals that can cause nervous system damage, particularly in infants and toddlers. GENEVA, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the first publicly available study of its kind, a type of foam carpet pad commonly sold in the USA and other developed countries was demonstrated to contain levels of flame retardant chemicals that raise concerns about human health. The substances,...

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2011-04-18 14:16:15

Flame retardants are chemical compounds added to fabrics and plastics to keep them from burning easily, but these can be toxic. Now a team of researchers from Spain and Canada has detected some of these emerging pollutants for the first time in peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) eggs in both countries. "The presence of 'dechlorane plus' and other related, chlorinated compounds used as flame retardants have been detected for the first time in the European biota (flora and fauna of the...

2011-04-15 00:00:28

Introduction of 26 network grade rack-mounted surge suppressors in 15A and 20A configurations will continue strong revenue growth and adoption in the IT industry. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 14, 2011 CyberPower Systems, the global leader of innovative power protection and distribution equipment, today announced the addition of 26 new Rackbar surge suppression units to its expansive lineup of Power Distribution Units (PDUs). Designed and rigorously tested to distribute electrical power...

2011-04-11 08:37:00

iGPS makes unexplained changes to published chemical amounts - numbers relevant in lawsuit ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the ongoing public policy debate on the use of the controversial flame retardant decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS) has chosen to quietly lower the amount of that chemical - not in its millions of pallets, but in its data chart. Doing so in the midst of a lawsuit based on numbers iGPS has promoted...

2011-04-11 00:00:38

Ultra-compact, user friendly battery backup is ideal home and small office equipment. With innovative design and energy-saving technology, the CP350SLG UPS provides power protection for space conscious customers. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 8, 2011 CyberPower Systems, the global leader of innovative power protection and distribution equipment, today announced the addition of its CP350SLG Standby Series uninterruptible power supply (UPS). It safeguards PCs, personal electronics, POS...

2011-01-22 08:53:57

Second study to examine levels of contaminants in plankton, sportfish Researchers from Upstate New York institutions, including the University at Buffalo, have documented elevated levels of two industrial pollutants in carp in eastern Lake Erie, adding to the body of scientific work demonstrating the lasting environmental effects of human activity and waste disposal on the Great Lakes. The two contaminants the scientists studied were polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), manmade organic compounds...

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2011-01-14 11:21:59

The bodies of virtually all U.S. pregnant women carry multiple chemicals, including some banned since the 1970s and others used in common products such as non-stick cookware, processed foods and personal care products, according to a new study from UCSF. The study marks the first time that the number of chemicals to which pregnant women are exposed has been counted. Analyzing data for 163 chemicals, researchers detected polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides,...

2011-01-05 09:44:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association: With less than a month left to his 30-year career in the U.S. Senate, Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) took the time to fire off a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg urging the agency to notify "food manufacturers, transporters and retailers inspected by the FDA that plastic pallets containing decaBDE are inappropriate for...

2010-12-16 12:35:58

Australian babies and young children are increasingly exposed to toxic flame-retardant chemicals emanating from cheap imported carpets, furniture, foam mattresses and electronic goods, a new scientific study indicates. Research at the CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) shows that levels of bromine-based flame-retardant chemicals known as PBDEs may be rising in the Australian indoor environment, and that children are the group most exposed. Dust...


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