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Is Your Couch Harboring Dangerous Toxins
2012-11-28 13:42:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over half of couches in homes have potentially toxic or chemical flame retardants, according to a study published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal. Researchers tested for 49 flame retardant chemicals in household dust, which was the largest number of flame retardants ever tested in a peer-reviewed study. The researchers detected 44 flame retardant chemicals, 36 of which were found in at least 50 percent of the...

2012-11-15 11:34:48

Prenatal and childhood exposure to flame retardant compounds are linked to poorer attention, fine motor coordination and IQ in school-aged children, a finding by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, that adds to growing health concerns over a chemical prevalent in U.S. households. The new study, to be published in the Nov. 15 issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, focuses on PBDEs, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers, a class of persistent,...

2012-08-04 02:08:23

Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area submits 2012 list of MAK and BAT values with 94 changes and new entries Chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of substances for which the 2012 List of MAK and BAT Values submitted by the Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) specifies new, and in this case,...

2012-07-19 23:02:02

Following Gov. Jerry Brown´s call to action in the state of California to revise standards for flammability to create safer baby furniture and other household items, organic and eco-friendly baby furniture manufacturer, Argington, releases statement. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 On July 19, 2012, baby furniture manufacturer, Argington, released a statement in the wake of a California Governor´s recent call to action for his state to review standards in order to reduce or...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.