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2012-05-07 02:26:01

Californians For Toxic Free Fire Safety Respond SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A ChicagoTribune investigation reveals that corporations making halogenated flame retardant chemicals spent tens of millions of dollars on public relations firms, lobbyists, and front groups to deceive the American people and legislators into believing their toxic chemicals are both necessary and safe. "We have flame retardant chemicals similar to banned pesticides like DDT in our...

2012-04-23 02:22:34

BATON ROUGE, La., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame retardants, announced today that it will increase prices of SAYTEX HP-900 (P)/(G) (hexabromocyclododecane) by 25% on shipments effective immediately, or as contracts allow. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111129/MM14279LOGO ) Albemarle's brominated flame retardants are part of the Company's fire safety solutions within the Polymer...

2012-03-29 21:54:57

Study examined blood level changes in PCBs over a decade It's never been easy to be a polar bear. They may have to go months without eating. Their preferred food, seal, requires enormous luck and patience to catch. Add to that the melting of Arctic sea ice due to climate change, and the poisoning of the Arctic by toxic chemicals, and it's easy to see why polar bears worldwide are in trouble. Among all the bad news, however, comes one possible bright spot. In a study of PCBs in polar...

2012-03-28 01:02:11

Some of the flame retardants added to carpets, furniture upholstery, plastics, crib mattresses, car and airline seats and other products to suppress the visible flames in fires are actually increasing the danger of invisible toxic gases that are the No. 1 cause of death in fires. That was the finding of a new study presented here today at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. Anna A. Stec, Ph.D., led the...

2012-03-16 23:01:40

Close-up and detailed bromine market research and analysis is the focus of the new report “Bromine Market Review” recently published by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 The global bromine market is considered to be strong and steadily growing with large-scale back-up coming from the robust demand for brominated flame retardants. Major bromine suppliers are expanding their activities and production volumes to cover the demand. Bromine is...

2012-01-30 06:08:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are linked to the lowering of children's immune response to vaccinations. Perfluorinated compounds are chemicals used in manufactured products, including but not limited to waterproof clothing, fast-food packaging, and non-stick cookware. Most Americans have the chemical compounds in their bodies. A team of researchers led by Philippe...

Compounds In Product Packaging Lessen Effectiveness Of Some Vaccinations
2012-01-25 13:07:54

Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), a synthetic class of chemicals which are found in a variety of everyday items, have been found in the human body decades after exposure and are believed to lead to earlier menopause and reduced fertility among women. Some of the products that PFCs are found in include non-stick frying pans, waterproof clothing and fast food wrappers. A new study is bringing to light clues that high exposure to PFCs in the womb or in childhood could also limit the protection...

2012-01-25 04:49:05

A new study finds that perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), widely used in manufactured products such as non-stick cookware, waterproof clothing, and fast-food packaging, were associated with lowered immune response to vaccinations in children. It is the first study to document how PFCs, which can be transferred to children prenatally (via the mother) and postnatally from exposure in the environment, can adversely affect vaccine response. The study appears in the January 25, 2012 issue of the...

2012-01-25 04:47:41

Elevated exposures in children to perfluorinated compounds, which are widely used in manufacturing and food packaging, were associated with lower antibody responses to routine childhood immunizations, according to a study in the January 25 issue of JAMA. "Fluorine-substituted organic compounds have thousands of important industrial and manufacturing applications and occur widely in surfactants and repellants in food packaging and textile impregnation. The perfluorinated compounds (PFCs)...

2011-12-14 12:04:31

Compounds used in new flame-retardant products are showing up in the environment at increasing concentrations, according to a recent study by researchers at Indiana University Bloomington. The study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, reports on concentrations of two compounds measured in atmospheric samples collected in the Great Lakes region between 2008 and 2010. Authors are doctoral student Yuning Ma, Assistant Research Scientist Marta Venier and...