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2014-07-09 16:22:23

BATON ROUGE, La., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame retardants, announced today that it reconfirms its commitment to enter the market with commercial quantities of GreenCrest, a polymeric fire safety solution based on technology licensed from Dow Global Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, for use in expanded (EPS) and extruded (XPS) polystyrene foam applications....

2014-06-30 15:01:16

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a widely distributed group of marine bacteria that produce compounds nearly identical to toxic man-made fire retardants. Among the chemicals produced by the ocean-dwelling microbes, which have been found in habitats as diverse as sea grasses, marine sediments and corals, is a potent endocrine disruptor that mimics the human body's most active thyroid hormone....

2014-06-29 23:01:21

The demand for new and modern cars will drive the demand for bromubutyl rubber; a derivative obtained by the reaction of butyl rubber with bromine, and is mainly used in tires. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/bromine-reports-9611649808.html (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 Bromine is the only non-metallic element that is liquid under ordinary conditions, it evaporates easily at standard temperature and pressures into red vapor, which has a strong disagreeable odor resembling that of...

2014-06-17 20:23:27

LONDON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Ocular Inflammation - Pipeline Review, H1 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/ocular_inflammation_pipeline_review_h1_2013.htmlOcular Inflammation - Pipeline Review, H1 2014SummaryGlobal Markets Direct's, 'Ocular Inflammation - Pipeline Review, H1 2014', provides an overview of the Ocular Inflammation's therapeutic pipeline.This report provides comprehensive...

2014-06-17 12:28:27

Kaiser Decision to Stop Purchasing Furniture with Flame Retardants Based on Products No Longer on Market WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA), a group representing the leading manufacturers of flame retardant chemistries, today sent a letter to Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson urging him to reverse Kaiser Permanente's decision to cease purchasing for its health care facilities furniture that contain...

2014-06-13 12:21:18

DUBLIN, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p5w5sk/global_and) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Methyl Bromide Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Methyl Bromide Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Methyl Bromide industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report...

2014-06-05 08:28:05

ST. LOUIS, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL) is pleased to announce that the Cerilliant(®) brand within its Applied Diagnostics and Testing business segment has introduced six new certified Snap-N-Spike(®) reference standards of designer psychedelics in the NBOMe (N-methoxybenzyl-substituted) class of phenethylamines. New products include 25I-NBOMe HCl, 25C-NBOMe HCl, and 25B-NBOMe HCl and their deuterium labeled internal standards. NBOMe phenethylamine...

Hazardous Flame Retardants Found In Preschool, Childcare Settings
2014-05-16 03:51:20

By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley A new study of preschools and day care centers finds that flame retardants are prevalent indoors, potentially exposing young children to chemicals known to be hazardous. The study, published online today (Thursday, May 15) in the journal Chemosphere, was led by researchers at UC Berkeley and funded by the California Air Resources Board. Although many infants and young children spend up to 50 hours per week in day care, the study authors noted that this paper...

2014-05-15 11:27:07

University of California - Berkeley A new study of preschools and day care centers finds that flame retardants are prevalent indoors, potentially exposing young children to chemicals known to be hazardous. The study, to appear online Thursday, May 15, in the journal Chemosphere, was led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and funded by the California Air Resources Board. Although many infants and young children spend up to 50 hours per week in day care, the study...

2014-04-30 10:11:40

New research indicates that hormone disrupting pollutants are affecting the health and development of wild birds nesting along the urban rivers of South Wales. Findings published today in the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry journal reveal that chicks of the Eurasian Dipper – a river bird that feeds exclusively on insects and fish in upland streams – are underweight compared to their rural counterparts. Also of concern is that birds nesting in urban rivers have altered hormone...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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