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Yellow Dyes, Inks And Paints Could Be Dangerous To Your Health
2014-02-24 10:22:15

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fear may be the last thing on your mind when you see the color yellow. However, a new study from researchers at Rutgers University has found that those yellow items on your office desk, in your dresser or in the linen closet may be hazardous to your health. A group of once common chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were banned in the US and Canada more than 30 years ago, but one form of the chemical – PCB-11 –...

2014-02-14 23:00:48

Number of Chemicals Known to Injure the Developing Brain Doubles in Seven Years, According to Mount Sinai and Harvard Researchers New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The number of industrial chemicals recognized as causing neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, have more than doubled in the seven years since a landmark study of these toxins was first published, according to new...

2014-01-29 23:26:03

2014 Deep Research Report on "Global and China Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Industry" and “2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Terephthaloyl Chloride (TPC) Industry” are the new market research reports added to the online library of DeepResearchReports.com. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 This is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) industry in Global and China. The report provides a basic overview of...

2013-11-25 12:50:11

Chemical banned by the US 3 decades ago hurts seniors' cognitive performance Although PCBs have been banned in the United States since 1979, University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine researcher Maryse Bouchard has found that higher levels of the toxin was associated with lower cognitive performance in seniors. There is a significant association between PCB levels and cognitive abilities among individuals aged 70 to 84 years; the correlation was also detected to a lesser extent among...

2013-11-05 23:00:12

Environment and Human Health, Inc.'s new research report closely examines the health risks that flame-retardants pose to the general population and recommends sweeping policy changes to protect the public. Recent toxicological studies demonstrate that flame-retardants pose the greatest risk to the normal growth and development of fetuses, infants and children. New Haven, Conn. (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI), an organization of physicians and public...

Chemicals Banned Decades Ago Discovered In Dead Illinois River Otters
2013-10-16 07:29:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online North American river otters in central Illinois are being exposed to chemical substances that had been banned for use in the US at least three decades ago, according to research published in the latest edition of the journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. Between 2009 and 2011, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources collected 23 river otter carcasses after the creatures had been accidentally killed. Their bodies...

2013-09-24 23:28:51

Global consumption for flame retardant chemicals reached 3.9 billion lbs in 2012 and is expected to grow to 4 billion lbs by 2013. BCC Research projects consumption to reach nearly 5.2 billion lbs by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5%. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, Flame Retardant Chemicals: Technologies and Global Markets from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), global consumption...

2013-08-19 15:09:48

By determining the three-dimensional structure of proteins at the atomic level, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered how some commonly used flame retardants, called brominated flame retardants (BFRs), can mimic estrogen hormones and possibly disrupt the body's endocrine system. BFRs are chemicals added or applied to materials to slow or prevent the start or growth of fire. "We're beginning to have a better understanding of flame retardants and their effect on...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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