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2010-03-20 11:12:52

Plastics surround us. A vital manufacturing ingredient for nearly every existing industry, these materials appear in a high percentage of the products we use every day. Although modern life would be hard to imagine without this versatile chemistry, products composed of plastics also have a dark side, due in part to the very characteristics that make them so desirable"”their durability and longevity. Now Rolf Halden, associate professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering at...

2010-03-08 08:07:00

NEW YORK, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dapple (www.dapplebaby.com), a line of baby-safe, baby-specific household cleaning products, today announced that its Dapple Dish Liquid and Dapple Toy Cleaner products are now available at Duane Reade, New York's largest drug store chain. The products are on shelves in the Mom & Baby section at the 257 Duane Reade stores across the metropolitan area. Founded by two moms, Dapple products are formulated to safely yet effectively tackle the unique...

2010-03-02 17:02:00

New Theatrical Event! Wednesday, March 3rd, 11 am, Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just in time for the Oscars, Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy are holding their own red-carpet event on Wednesday, March 3 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. This tongue-in-cheek awards ceremony for "Bad Actor" chemicals, "The Toxies," is an entertaining event with actors in character as various chemicals. The actor...

2009-11-12 08:00:00

Voters want the EPA to be given more power to regulate chemicals WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A poll conducted in August by Lake Research Partners found Americans very concerned with how chemicals are regulated for consumer use in the U.S. The findings come as overhaul of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) will be introduced soon in both Houses of Congress. Voters are concerned that, under TSCA, chemicals in existence prior to 1976 were grandfathered in to be...

2009-10-27 16:05:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- PlastiPure announced today that it received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health and Safety (NIEHS) to continue development and commercialization of plastics that do not leach chemicals with harmful estrogenic activity (EA). PlastiPure will use these federal funds to expand its line of innovative materials and products that are free from EA (EA-Free(TM)). "This NIEHS funding validates our innovative technology...

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 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. Researchers looked at the effect of stress hormones "“ glucocorticoids "“ combined with a common chemical used in glues, paints and plastics. They found that the combination strikingly...

2009-09-29 14:45:00

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that the average woman applies about 150 different chemicals to her body every day through her skincare and cosmetics? The Beauty With a Conscience Awards in the October issue of Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health Balanced Living (on newsstands now) recognizes the top 101 natural beauty products and uncovers the not-so-pretty truth that carcinogens, hormone disruptors, and heavy metals lurk in shampoos, lotions, perfumes, and makeup -...

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, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported Wednesday. The chemicals, used as a softening agent for polyvinyl chloride plastic, have been associated with developmental and reproductive disorders,...

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. The award highlights PolyOne's continuous innovations that provide sustainable solutions for the medical industry. Walter Ripple, general manager, PolyOne's GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs), said, "Our R&D efforts include creating new compounds...

2009-09-02 19:08:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Green to Grow (www.greentogrow.com), a leading Los Angeles-based manufacturer of BPA-free baby bottles that provide a safe alternative to polycarbonate products containing Bisphenol A (BPA) - a chemical currently banned in Canada, Minnesota, Connecticut and under scrutiny in several European nations - is urging the public and California Assembly members to support the Toxics-Free Babies and Toddlers Act (SB 797). Introduced by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Santa...


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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'