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2009-10-21 12:51:47

Exposure to a combination of excess stress hormones and chemicals while in the womb could affect a man's fertility in later life, a study suggests.

2009-09-16 10:34:45

Some flip-flops and plastic shoes sold in the Philippines contain toxic chemicals that are dangerous to humans and the earth, an environmental group says. EcoWaste Coalition says a recent study found 17 of the 27 pairs of flip-flops, sandals, clogs and other plastic shoes tested contained phthalates,

2009-09-14 12:30:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) today announced it has received the Frost & Sullivan 2009 North American Plastics in Medical Tubing & Catheters Product Line Strategy of the Year Award.

2009-09-01 16:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In the past few years, consumers have had growing concerns about the health risks associated with plastic products, specifically those with Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates.

2009-07-21 11:15:04

Trout are better models for cancer research than mice or rats, a leading researcher at Oregon State University said. George Bailey helped found the university's world-class trout research center, which recently completed a study of the effects on tissue of carcinogenic Dibutyl phthalate, used in adhesives, plastics and ink, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Tuesday. Three decades of aquatic study convinced Bailey, 68, that trout are cheaper to raise and care for than rodents, and have...

2009-06-05 10:10:31

In recent decades, there have been periodic reports of a worldwide decline in sperm count and quality.

2009-05-15 13:25:54

A bacteria found in sewage sludge could lead to products that reduce cholesterol contamination in urban areas, researchers in Spain said. Gordonia bacteria, in general, already have proven useful in degrading pollutants such as phthalates used in plastics and rubber.

2009-04-17 21:31:31

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.