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2011-04-26 13:24:53

Indiana University scientists have found chemical flame retardants in the blood of pet dogs at concentrations five to 10 times higher than in humans, but lower than levels found in a previous study of cats.

2011-04-25 09:27:00

Carpet pads commonly sold to consumers in the USA and other developed countries contain dangerous chemicals that can cause nervous system damage, particularly in infants and toddlers. GENEVA, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the first publicly available study of its kind, a type of foam carpet pad commonly sold in the USA and other developed countries was demonstrated to contain levels of flame retardant chemicals that raise concerns about human health.

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2011-04-18 14:16:15

Flame retardants are chemical compounds added to fabrics and plastics to keep them from burning easily, but these can be toxic.

2011-04-15 00:00:28

Introduction of 26 network grade rack-mounted surge suppressors in 15A and 20A configurations will continue strong revenue growth and adoption in the IT industry. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 14, 2011 CyberPower Systems, the global leader of innovative power protection and distribution equipment, today announced the addition of 26 new Rackbar surge suppression units to its expansive lineup of Power Distribution Units (PDUs).

2011-04-11 00:00:38

Ultra-compact, user friendly battery backup is ideal home and small office equipment.

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2011-04-07 08:22:57

A team led by researcher Rosalinda Gioia at Lancaster University (United Kingdom), has shown that high concentrations of PCBs (between 10 and 360 picograms/m3) are found in some countries in West Africa, such as the Gambia and Ivory Coast, and all along this coast.

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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