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2013-01-09 08:22:25

Final International Mercury Treaty Negotiation Begins Jan. 13 GORHAM, Maine, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new scientific report finds that humans and marine ecosystems around the world are contaminated with mercury and that mercury levels in humans and fish regularly exceed health advisory guidelines. The report, a collaboration between IPEN and Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), highlights the urgent need for an overall reduction in mercury emissions when government...

Mercury Pollution Clean Up Could Save The European Union Money
2013-01-07 08:40:49

BioMed Central Cleaning up mercury pollution and reducing prenatal exposure to the neurotoxin methylmercury (MeHg) could save the European Union 10,000 million per year, finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health. New estimates suggest that between 1.5 and 2 million children in the EU are born each year with MeHg exposures above the safe limit of 0.58µg/g and 200,000 above the WHO recommended maximum of 2.5µg/g. While some...

2012-12-11 16:21:47

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting cash for your unwanted gold is a great way to get money for the holidays, bills and everyday needs - but only if the company you are selling to isn't robbing you blind. Experts recommend you take precautions to avoid cash for gold scams. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has logged 656 complaints against gold dealers so far this year. A Springfield Illinois company running gold buying shows under at least eight different names...

2012-12-06 08:21:24

WAYNESBURG, Pa., Dec. 06, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Privately held research and development laboratory Separation Design Group, LLC (SDGroup) has developed the world's smallest oxygen machine. The O-Pal Personal Beverage Oxygenator is a handheld appliance that extracts oxygen from the air and injects it into beverages to improve flavor. The patent-pending device harvests oxygen directly from the air around us. To accomplish this, O-Pal employs a proprietary filter material which...

2012-11-29 12:37:32

Lanthanides comprise a unique and dominant resource of China. The increase in contact for populations through lanthanide mining and the wide applications for industry, agriculture, and medicine have raised great public concern regarding the metal toxicity of lanthanides, particularly on the issue of whether lanthanides are toxic to the human nervous system. In the past decade, major progresses have been made toward elucidating the mechanisms of the biological actions of lanthanides....

2012-11-29 08:23:30

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- There will be no more "Made in the USA," with millions of jobs lost if the United States doesn't start mining and stock piling certain strategic metals, according to Alisha A. Ahern, co-director of the Academics & Periodicals Department at American Elements, the global chemical and metals manufacturer which published the list. Today the company released its annual top five Endangered Elements List (EEL) of metals that can upset American...

2012-11-01 15:27:26

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Home medical equipment providers in the New York region are battling flood waters, downed trees, and hazardous electrical wires to deliver oxygen and other homecare services and supplies to seniors and people living with disabilities who depend on them, reports the American Association for Homecare. "We are first responders," declared David Chase, president of Hampton Homecare, as he described the dangerous obstacles that his employees face...

Bacteria That Function As Living Electrical Cables Discovered
2012-10-24 15:08:42

Researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, made a sensational discovery almost three years ago when they measured electric currents in the seabed. It was unclear as to what was conducting the current, but the researchers imagined the electric currents might run between different bacteria via a joint external wiring network.The researchers have now solved the mystery. It turns out that the whole process takes place inside bacteria that are one centimetre long. They make up a kind of live...

2012-10-20 04:03:43

MGS and the Butter Lane bakery sell cupcakes to raise funds for breast cancer research. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 19, 2012 To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Manhattan Gold & Silver (MGS) is partnering with the Butter Lane bakery to hold a “Cupcakes for Cancer” fundraiser. This year marks the second anniversary of Cupcakes for Cancer. Because of the success and support from the first event, MGS has decided to turn the fundraiser into an annual event. From...

2012-10-06 02:20:06

LONDON, Oct. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rare earth and precious metals will not disappear any time soon, and many valuations are now very reasonable, it could be time to take a closer look at owning property that produces these valuable assets. Britannia Wealth has a unique way for its clients to own these tangible mining commodities that have the potential for an extremely robust future. Their program offers a more diversified way to target Precious metals and rare earths while doing so at a...


Latest Periodic table Reference Libraries

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2009-07-09 17:04:18

Actinium is a radioactive chemical element. The symbol for Actinium is Ac and the atomic number is 89. Actinium was discovered in 1899 by French chemist André-Louis Debierne. It was the first non-primordial radioactive element to be isolated. Actinium is amongst a group of 15 similar elements within the periodic table that make up the actinoid series. This substance was also independently discovered by Friedrich Oskar Giesel in 1902 and named it emanium in 1904. In 1904 he named it...

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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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2005-05-25 18:46:47

A rare earth is an oxide of a rare earth element. Often rare earth elements themselves are loosely called "rare earths". As to exactly what is a "rare earth" element is a matter of some ambiguity. The narrowest definition restricts it to the lanthanides, which are lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, and lutetium. Sometimes the radioactive actinides are included, so that all elements...

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