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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...

2010-10-12 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...

2010-05-19 14:46:00

JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents have filed a lawsuit, against Honeywell International of New Jersey and PPG Industries of Pennsylvania for dumping and failing to clean up cancer-causing hexavalent chromium waste in their neighborhoods. The class action lawsuit was filed May 17, in New Jersey State Court, Hudson County. It is the first major class action lawsuit seeking wide-spread relief for residents and property owners in the wake of a federal study showing elevated...

2010-04-21 14:12:00

SEATTLE, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Earth Day 2010, WI Environmental LLC a U.S. environmental company announces it is the first and only company to date to achieve and surpass the Chinese National Standard for remediation of hexavalent chromium. WI Environmental's trademarked chemical XR-88 renders inert heavy metals including lead, zinc, nickel and arsenic and others. It's estimated over 10 million metric tons exist in China and it's believed India has the same problem....

2010-04-20 13:07:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A logistics environmental team with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., won the FY 2009 Secretary of the Army award for environmental excellence in weapon system acquisition. The AMCOM G-4 Environmental Team provided support to more than 30 weapon system product managers and was critically involved in more than 20 Army System Acquisition Review Council reviews. For the last two years, the G-4...

2010-04-19 05:18:00

HOUSTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is enforcing strict regulations regarding worker exposure to hexavalent chromium in several industries. Hexavalent chromium, a volatized and oxidized form of chromium, has been identified as a carcinogen. OSHA has subsequently established stringent regulations for workers who are potentially exposed to it in the general, construction, shipyard, and marine terminal industries. The health hazards...

2010-04-12 11:44:00

PENNINGTON, N.J., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- WCD Capital Partners, LLC announced today a Strategic Alliance with ChemPro Systems, LLC to design and construct a fixed facility utilizing the ChemPro technology to address the hexavalent chromium challenges in the Northeast. Many properties throughout the Northeast are contaminated with hexavalent chromium, a byproduct of manufacturing over the last 150 years. Removal of hexavalent chromium contaminated soil has proved to be costly,...

2010-02-24 06:30:00

PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nutrition 21, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NXXI), the developer and marketer of nutritional ingredients for the dietary supplement, functional food and beverage markets announced today that chromium picolinate has been officially approved for sale in Canada as a natural health product by Health Canada, the Canadian federal agency devoted to maintaining and improving the health of the nation's citizens. As a result of this approval, Nutrition...


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.