Latest Polybrominated biphenyl Stories

2014-07-25 23:02:23

High performance plastics meet EU standards and allow for predictability. East Providence, Rhode Island (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Since 2006, the RoHS (Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances), has steadily tightened guidelines set to limit the values of industrially-necessary, yet potentially harmful substances, including lead, hexavalent chromium, mercury, polybrominated biphenyls, polybromibated diphenyl ethers and cadmium in the manufacture of electronics and electrical equipment....

2012-10-24 23:48:44

The flame-retardant mixture known as “Firemaster 550” is an endocrine disruptor that causes extreme weight gain, early onset of puberty and cardiovascular health effects in lab animals, according to a new study spearheaded by researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke University. Firemaster 550 is made up of four principal component chemicals and is used in polyurethane foam in a wide variety of products, ranging from mattresses to infant nursing pillows. The...

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). Designed and rigorously tested to distribute electrical power...

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...

2006-06-30 11:10:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Stringent new rules banning metals such as lead and mercury from electronic products sold in the 25-nation European Union come into force on Saturday in a move the EU says is being watched by China and other nations. The rules, which were adopted in 2003, ban six substances including lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium from use in products from personal computers to cell phones to automated toys. The other banned substances are groups of flame retardants called...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.