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2011-03-22 16:05:48

Two in 10 young people in South East Spain have poor sperm density, which involves requiring more time to accomplish fertilization.

2011-01-22 08:53:57

Researchers from Upstate New York institutions, including the University at Buffalo, have documented elevated levels of two industrial pollutants in carp in eastern Lake Erie, adding to the body of scientific work demonstrating the lasting environmental effects of human activity and waste disposal on the Great Lakes.

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2011-01-14 11:21:59

The bodies of virtually all US pregnant women carry multiple chemicals, including some banned since the 1970s and others used in common products such as non-stick cookware, processed foods and personal care products.

2011-01-05 09:44:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association: With less than a month left to his 30-year career in the U.S.

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2011-01-04 06:05:00

More than a thousand German farms have been temporarily banned from production due to a scare over animal feed tainted by toxic dioxin, authorities said on Monday.

2010-12-16 12:35:58

Australian babies and young children are increasingly exposed to toxic flame-retardant chemicals emanating from cheap imported carpets, furniture, foam mattresses and electronic goods, a new scientific study indicates.

2010-12-08 10:25:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - A study conducted by the University of Texas (UT) School of Public Health showed high levels of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants in butter samples purchased from five grocery stores in the city of Dallas.

2010-10-28 08:15:00

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 145 prominent scientists from 22 countries signed a first-ever consensus statement documenting health hazards from flame retardant chemicals found at high levels in home furniture, electronics, insulation, and other products.

2010-09-07 13:21:38

Children and teens with higher blood levels of chemicals used in the production of non-stick cookware and waterproof fabrics appear more likely to have elevated total and LDL cholesterol levels.

2010-09-03 14:14:00

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