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2014-02-14 23:00:48

Number of Chemicals Known to Injure the Developing Brain Doubles in Seven Years, According to Mount Sinai and Harvard Researchers New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The number of industrial chemicals recognized as causing neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, have more than doubled in the seven years since a landmark study of these toxins was first published, according to new...

Gymnast Exposure To Flame Retardants
2013-11-14 08:55:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Gymnasts are more often exposed to potentially harmful flame-retardants than most people, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. Researchers at Boston University Medical Center recruited 11 collegiate female gymnasts between the ages 18 and 22 from a gym and collected hand-wipe and blood samples from them after a gymnastics practice, which lasted about 2.5 hours. They also measured...

2013-08-19 15:09:48

By determining the three-dimensional structure of proteins at the atomic level, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered how some commonly used flame retardants, called brominated flame retardants (BFRs), can mimic estrogen hormones and possibly disrupt the body's endocrine system. BFRs are chemicals added or applied to materials to slow or prevent the start or growth of fire. "We're beginning to have a better understanding of flame retardants and their effect on...

2013-07-23 12:34:19

Flame retardants are often extremely harmful to health. Despite this, they are found in many types of synthetic materials which would otherwise ignite quickly. Empa researchers have now succeeded in producing non-harmful flame retardants. Synthetic materials made from organic polymers usually burn very well due to their high carbon content; when turned into foams, they ignite even more easily – and, depending on their chemical compositions, they produce toxic gases such...

2013-05-14 08:39:17

GUANGZHOU, China, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Haihong Artificial Plants Manufactory, a leader in artificial plants, received its latest RoHS and fire-resistant certification from PONY Testing International Group on April 12, 2013. Testing samples Name: artificial plants Description: artificial tree Sample from: manufactory Sample testing period: April 7, 2013 to April 12, 2013 Environmental: RoHS Reference requested: RoHS directive 2011/65/EU Annex II Reference method: Lead analysis...

2013-04-02 23:04:56

Following the April 1, 2013 article, “Firemaster 550 an obesogen: linked to weight gain, early puberty, and anxiety in rats,” published by Environmental Health News, http://www.thefutonshop.com responds to the Importance of such studies. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 On April 2, 2013 The Futon Shop responds to a new study “Firemaster 550 an obesogen: linked to weight gain, early puberty, and anxiety in rats,” published by Environmental Health News. The...

2013-03-08 00:45:52

Lead investigator says discovery is cause for concern, not alarm Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered phthalates, industrial chemicals, in common foods purchased in the United States. Phthalates can be found in a variety of products and food packaging material, child-care articles and medical devices. “Although it´s not completely understood how phthalates get into our food, packaging may be a contributor to the...

2013-02-27 08:23:54

REUTLINGEN, Germany, February 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - CE documentation and several years of document archiving will become obligatory In addition to the Chemicals Regulation REACH (Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), medical devices will have to comply with the European RoHS Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment in the future: As of July...

2012-12-09 05:03:50

A recent study from the Columbia Center For Children´s Environmental Health indicates chemicals present in traditional foam and innerspring mattresses may cause a range of ailments, bolstering benefits of Amerisleep´s natural memory foam. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 Amerisleep.com announces the composition of their propriety fire barrier and educates consumers about the hazards of chemical additives amid concerns about mattress safety. More consumers are starting to...

Is Your Couch Harboring Dangerous Toxins
2012-11-28 13:42:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over half of couches in homes have potentially toxic or chemical flame retardants, according to a study published in the Environmental Science & Technology journal. Researchers tested for 49 flame retardant chemicals in household dust, which was the largest number of flame retardants ever tested in a peer-reviewed study. The researchers detected 44 flame retardant chemicals, 36 of which were found in at least 50 percent of the...