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2010-05-22 09:05:00

Pressure treated wooden playground structures don't live up to bad reputation Pressure treated wooden playground structures do not live up to the bad reputation they have earned as being harmful to children, findings of a new University of Alberta study have discovered. Chromated copper arsenate-treated wood became the center of attention in the late 1990s when it was said that arsenic levels in this wood are harmful to children. Around 70 percent of playgrounds in North America are said to...

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2010-04-12 12:38:16

The world's largest antimony mine has become the world's largest laboratory for studying the environmental consequences of escaped antimony -- an element whose environmental and biological properties are still largely a mystery. "Antimony is an emergent contaminant," said IU Bloomington Ph.D. student Faye Liu, the paper's lead author. "People have not paid enough attention to it." Used in small quantities, antimony has a wide variety of applications -- from hardening the lead in bullets and...

2010-02-25 14:42:00

VANCOUVER, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Robert L. Card, President, Jet Gold Corp. (TSX-V: JAU) is pleased to announce assay values from its proposed acquisition of the Big Hammer gold-silver-tellurium (Au-Ag-Te) property. The acquisition of the Big Hammer property is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. Big Hammer's Au-Ag-Te mineralization was first discovered in 2007 when new logging roads revealed a thick series of sheeted, low-angle quartz-pyrite veins. Assays from 2008...

2010-02-25 14:30:00

VANCOUVER, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Robert L. Card, President, Jet Gold Corp. (TSX-V: JAU) is pleased to announce that the Company has negotiated an option agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the Big Hammer property near Terrace, British Columbia, Canada. The Big Hammer property hosts a new rare metals, Gold-Silver-Tellurium (Au-Ag-Te), discovery made by the British Columbia Geologic Survey in 2007. The terms of the option agreement calls for the payment of $250,000, the issue of...

2010-02-23 14:54:23

PHILADELPHIA "” Researchers have found a new oncogenic signaling pathway by which the environmental toxin arsenic may lead to adverse health effects, including bladder cancer. These study results are published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "In a collaborative investigation we found that arsenic, at environmentally relevant levels, is capable of activating the Hedgehog pathway and may represent a novel pathway of arsenic-associated...

2010-01-14 08:15:00

TSX-V: MNV OTC: MXVDF Frankfurt: M2Q VANCOUVER, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Mexivada has outlined a significant new zone of gold mineralization at the surface in the northern part of its 2060 acre Gold Jackpot sediment-hosted gold-silver-tellurium property, located 70 Km due north of Fronteer Development's/AuEx's Long Canyon gold discovery. Surface samples in the northern extension area have assayed up to 1.2 grams per tonne gold. Gold Jackpot contains widespread and...

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2009-12-08 10:20:00

A toy scare involving a popular holiday item came to a halt on Monday after federal safety regulators denied rumors that the Zhu Zhu Pets had hazardous levels of antimony in them. "The Consumer Product Safety Commission confirmed today that the popular Zhu Zhu toy is not out of compliance with the antimony or other heavy-metal limits of the new U.S. mandatory toy standard," agency spokesman Scott Wolfson announced. "We will still do our own independent testing at CPSC. But we're confident...

2009-11-23 17:07:42

Biomethylation of arsenic compounds appears to cause oxidative DNA damage and to increase their carcinogenicity, according to a new study published online November 23 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Although biomethylation was once believed to detoxify inorganic arsenic, it is now thought to enhance its toxicity and potentially its carcinogenicity. To assess the role of arsenic biomethylation in oxidative DNA damage in mice, Michael P. Waalkes, Ph.D., of the National Cancer...

2009-11-18 11:06:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Silicon Carbide Abrasives - A Global Market Report http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164391/Silicon-Carbide-Abrasives---A-Global-Market-Report.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire World silicon carbide abrasives market is influenced by the manufacturing activities in the aerospace, steel, automotive, housing and furniture...

2009-10-22 13:58:49

A Kansas State University geologist and graduate student are finding that the most important tools in their fieldwork on groundwater arsenic pollution are women and children armed with pamphlets and testing kits. "When going into a foreign land, you need the common people's help, support and understanding of the work you are doing," said Saugata Datta, a K-State assistant professor of geology. Datta's research examines arsenic levels in the groundwater in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. In...


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2005-05-26 10:53:59

Germanium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ge and atomic number 32. This is a lustrous, hard, silver-white, metalloid that is chemically similar to tin. Germanium forms a large number of organometallic compounds and is an important semiconductor material used in transistors. Notable characteristics Germanium is a hard, grayish-white element that has a metallic luster and the same crystal structure as diamond. In addition, it is important to note that...

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