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2011-04-11 00:00:38

Ultra-compact, user friendly battery backup is ideal home and small office equipment. With innovative design and energy-saving technology, the CP350SLG UPS provides power protection for space conscious customers. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 8, 2011 CyberPower Systems, the global leader of innovative power protection and distribution equipment, today announced the addition of its CP350SLG Standby Series uninterruptible power supply (UPS). It safeguards PCs, personal electronics, POS...

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2011-04-07 08:22:57

"We were not expecting to find such high levels of PCBs, highly toxic compounds that are considered as priority compounds by European legislation, in a region such as the western coast of Africa", Ailette Prieto, a researcher at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU-Spain) and co-author of a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, tells SINC. PCBs, which some studies have shown to be carcinogenic compounds, were used years ago as dielectric fluids in...

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. The most common means of exposure to pesticides is food and other household products According to a study conducted at the University of Granada, combined exposure to organochlorides significantly alters semen quality in young people from South East Spain. Having a low number of spermatozoa taking the levels established by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a...

2011-01-22 08:53:57

Second study to examine levels of contaminants in plankton, sportfish 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. The two contaminants the scientists studied were polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), manmade organic compounds...

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2011-01-14 11:21:59

The bodies of virtually all U.S. 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, according to a new study from UCSF. The study marks the first time that the number of chemicals to which pregnant women are exposed has been counted. Analyzing data for 163 chemicals, researchers detected polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides,...

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. Senate, Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) took the time to fire off a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg urging the agency to notify "food manufacturers, transporters and retailers inspected by the FDA that plastic pallets containing decaBDE are inappropriate for...

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2011-01-04 06:05:00

More than a thousand German farms have been temporarily banned from production due to a scare over animal feed tainted by toxic dioxin, authorities said on Monday. The farms affected were in the northwestern state of Lower Saxony, Gert Hahne from the state agriculture ministry told AFP. "Consumer protection is our priority," he said. Those farms are believed to have purchased animal feed contaminated with dioxin from a facility in Schleswig-Holstein, which apparently received toxic products...

2010-12-16 12:35:58

Australian babies and young children are increasingly exposed to toxic flame-retardant chemicals emanating from cheap imported carpets, furniture, foam mattresses and electronic goods, a new scientific study indicates. Research at the CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) shows that levels of bromine-based flame-retardant chemicals known as PBDEs may be rising in the Australian indoor environment, and that children are the group most exposed. Dust...

2010-12-08 10:25:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - A study conducted by the University of Texas (UT) School of Public Health showed high levels of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants in butter samples purchased from five grocery stores in the city of Dallas. Investigators suggest the incident represents the worst documented case of PBDE contamination in food ever reported in the U.S. The leading company supplying plastic pallets to companies transporting and storing...

2010-10-28 08:15:00

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 145 prominent scientists from 22 countries signed a first-ever consensus statement documenting health hazards from flame retardant chemicals found at high levels in home furniture, electronics, insulation, and other products. The San Antonio Statement on Brominated and Chlorinated Flame Retardants, documents how this pervasive class of chemicals is likely to cause serious health harm and limited fire safety benefit, and posted on line today...


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