Latest Persistent organic pollutants Stories

2012-12-09 05:03:50

A recent study from the Columbia Center For Children´s Environmental Health indicates chemicals present in traditional foam and innerspring mattresses may cause a range of ailments, bolstering benefits of Amerisleep´s natural memory foam. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 Amerisleep.com announces the composition of their propriety fire barrier and educates consumers about the hazards of chemical additives amid concerns about mattress safety. More consumers are starting to...

Females Of Childbearing Age Have Higher Risk Of Pollutants In Blood
2012-11-29 07:56:29

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from Brown University recently revealed in a study that women between the ages of 16 and 49 years of age had a high risk for various pollutants. Pooled from the data of thousands of females, the new analysis demonstrated that almost 23 percent of women in the US met or exceeded the median blood levels for three environmental pollutants. Also, 89.3 percent of the women between the ages of 16 and 49 were at or above the...

Is Your Couch Harboring Dangerous Toxins
2012-11-28 13:42:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over half of couches in homes have potentially toxic or chemical flame retardants, according to a study published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal. Researchers tested for 49 flame retardant chemicals in household dust, which was the largest number of flame retardants ever tested in a peer-reviewed study. The researchers detected 44 flame retardant chemicals, 36 of which were found in at least 50 percent of the...

2012-09-03 11:02:54

Children who are exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which were commonly used in a range of industrial products, could be at risk of an increase in asthma symptoms, according to new research. The study will be presented in a poster discussion this week (Sunday 2 September 2012) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Vienna. PCBs were regularly used between 1930s and 1970s in a range of electrical equipment, lubricants and paint additives. They were eventually...

2012-08-04 02:08:23

Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area submits 2012 list of MAK and BAT values with 94 changes and new entries Chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of substances for which the 2012 List of MAK and BAT Values submitted by the Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) specifies new, and in this case,...

2012-07-19 23:02:02

Following Gov. Jerry Brown´s call to action in the state of California to revise standards for flammability to create safer baby furniture and other household items, organic and eco-friendly baby furniture manufacturer, Argington, releases statement. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 On July 19, 2012, baby furniture manufacturer, Argington, released a statement in the wake of a California Governor´s recent call to action for his state to review standards in order to reduce or...

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