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2012-09-11 02:22:24

LONDON, September 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ICIS, a trusted provider of global petrochemical market pricing information, is expanding its plasticizers portfolio by launching a new price report covering the dynamic ortho-phthalate and non ortho-phthalate plasticizers market in Europe. Ortho-pthalate represents 80% of the overall plasticizers market, but developments in legislation are driving down its usage. European regulators are calling for consumer goods producers,...

2012-09-05 02:31:48

ALBANY, New York, September 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) "Endoscopy devices Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, 2011 - 2017 [http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/endoscopy-devices-market.html ]," the global endoscopy devices market was worth USD 6.2 billion in the year 2011 and is expected to reach USD 10.8 billion by...

2012-09-02 23:03:58

Parents are warned that school supplies made out of softened vinyl plastic may contain dangerous levels of phthalates says Andrew Puhanic, an Australian activist from the Globalist Report. A new study published by the Centre for Health, Environment and Justice, titled Hidden Hazards: Toxic Chemicals Inside Children´s Vinyl Back-to-School Supplies, has revealed that common school supplies are laden with toxic chemicals that have been banned in toys. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) September...

Back-To-School Supplies Could Be Carrying Toxic Chemicals
2012-08-28 11:05:24

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dora the Explorer. Spiderman. Disney characters. These are just a few of the figures that are found adorned on school supplies. However, it is important to point out to parents that many of their children´s favorite back-to-school supplies carrying these popular figures may be harboring toxic chemicals, according to a report from the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice. To begin, Paradigm Environmental Services...

2012-08-26 06:20:06

Laboratory Tests Reveal Levels Higher Than Deemed Safe in Toys New Guide to Safer School Supplies Also Released NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A brand new report reveals that toxic chemicals linked to asthma and birth defects that are banned in toys were found to be widespread in children's vinyl back-to-school supplies. Seventy-five percent of children's school supplies tested in a laboratory had elevated levels of toxic phthalates, including...

2012-07-10 23:01:21

Exposure to toxic chemicals in our environment may be negatively impacting fertility rates. Currently, infertility impacts 15% of all couples with causes equally attributable to both the male and female partner. Fortunately, by identifying and better understanding how to avoid these harmful toxins, couples can minimize the negative impact they have on their fertility. Following are 10 simple steps to doing just that. Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 Over the last couple of decades,...

2012-06-28 06:27:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study exposes the danger of the chemical butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP), a chemical found in the households of nearly 100 percent of the mothers studied. BBzP is often used in vinyl flooring and artificial leather, and it´s slowly released into home air. It can also increase a child's risk for developing eczema. Eczema is characterized by dry, itchy red skin on the face, scalp, or extremities and is common in early childhood. "While hereditary factors,...

2012-06-26 14:15:20

Phthalate commonly used in vinyl flooring is found in nearly 100 percent of mothers studied Prenatal exposure to a ubiquitous household chemical called butylbenzyl phthalate (BBzP) can increase a child's risk for developing eczema, according to research conducted at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. Widely used in vinyl flooring, artificial leather and other materials, BBzB can be slowly released into air in homes. Details...

2012-04-20 06:23:53

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Kenneth Beer is pleased to announce the latest addition to his skin care line. The new Balancing Toner, a botanical based toner designed to complete the cleansing process and prime the skin to receive additional treatments. Skin-conditioning ingredients including Licorice, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera and CoQ10 brighten, balance, protect, repair and tone the skin. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090721/FL48275LOGO) About...

'Nontoxic' Nail Polish Contains Toxins, Report Finds
2012-04-11 05:23:38

A Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) report found in California salons that "nontoxic" nail polishes actually have high levels of agents linked to birth defects. The report released on Tuesday found that the mislabeled nail products have the potential to harm thousands of workers in over 48,000 nail salons in California, and their customers. Agency officials said the false claims may be a violation of a state law that requires disclosure of harmful chemicals in consumer...