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Latest Persistent organic pollutants Stories

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.

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.

2011-12-14 12:04:31

Compounds used in new flame-retardant products are showing up in the environment at increasing concentrations.

2011-11-30 10:54:15

University of Iowa engineers have published their findings from a study of residential soils in the city of Cedar Rapids, making it one of only a few such U.S. urban soil studies ever conducted.

2011-11-16 22:48:12

For the first time, researchers have identified two important strategies for optimizing the effects of the enzymes involved in degrading persistent pollutants such as PCBs.


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