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2014-05-14 12:24:34

POINTE-CLAIRE, QC, May 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, has announced that Québec's Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change (Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, or MDDELCC) began work this week to characterize the soil of the Reliance site on which PCBs were once illegally stockpiled. "This is a very important step for...

2014-04-30 10:11:40

New research indicates that hormone disrupting pollutants are affecting the health and development of wild birds nesting along the urban rivers of South Wales. Findings published today in the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry journal reveal that chicks of the Eurasian Dipper – a river bird that feeds exclusively on insects and fish in upland streams – are underweight compared to their rural counterparts. Also of concern is that birds nesting in urban rivers have altered hormone...

2014-04-15 10:20:55

Why do environmental pollutants accumulate in the cold polar regions? This may not only be due to the fact that many substances are less volatile at low temperatures, as has been long suspected, but also to their extremely slow natural degradation. Although persistent environmental pollutants have been and continue to be released worldwide, the Arctic and Antarctic regions are significantly more contaminated than elsewhere. The marine animals living there have some of the highest levels of...

2014-04-10 09:53:36

According to a clinical trial led by University of Cincinnati researchers, a snack food ingredient called olestra has been found to speed up the removal of toxins in the body. Results are reported in the April edition of the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. The trial demonstrated that olestra—a zero-calorie fat substitute found in low-calorie snack foods such as Pringles—could reduce the levels of serum polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in people who had been exposed to PCBs....

2014-04-07 23:04:16

Some scientists believe that this case of finding high levels of glyphosate in breast milk could be a re-run of the polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) scandal of the 1970s (1), which ended in the toxic chemical compound's production being banned by the U.S. Congress in 1979. The initial testing results reveal the build-up of glyphosate herbicide in Mothers' bodies with levels of glyphosate in breast milk found to be much higher than levels in urine, leading to the potential for...

2014-03-25 23:00:42

Orbotech, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Orbotech Ltd., a leading global provider of yield-enhancing and production solutions for printed circuit boards (PCBs) and IC substrates, is presenting several of its latest field-proven production systems in Booth #1485. Las Vegas, NV, USA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Orbotech, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Orbotech Ltd., a leading global provider of yield-enhancing and production solutions for printed circuit boards (PCBs) and IC...

Yellow Dyes, Inks And Paints Could Be Dangerous To Your Health
2014-02-24 10:22:15

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fear may be the last thing on your mind when you see the color yellow. However, a new study from researchers at Rutgers University has found that those yellow items on your office desk, in your dresser or in the linen closet may be hazardous to your health. A group of once common chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were banned in the US and Canada more than 30 years ago, but one form of the chemical – PCB-11 –...

New Bedford Harbor Pollution Prompts PCB-Resistance In Atlantic Killifish
2014-02-12 21:27:20

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution For four decades, waste from nearby manufacturing plants flowed into the waters of New Bedford Harbor—an 18,000-acre estuary and busy seaport. The harbor, which is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and heavy metals, is one of the EPA’s largest Superfund cleanup sites. It’s also the site of an evolutionary puzzle that researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and their colleagues have been working to solve....

2014-02-05 08:34:55

SCARBOROUGH, Ontario, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fast Circuits Inc., a manufacturer of PCB prototypes, announced today that it is rolling out a PCB fabrication and assembly service that will allow PCB designers to place an order at www.7pcbmanufacturing.com with Fast Circuits and simultaneously order PCB assembly services from Asian Circuits. Fast Circuits now has the capability for providing to clients either quick turn or full-featured production quantity runs due to its...

2014-01-16 23:25:35

A supplier of rigid, flex, rigid flex printed circuit boards & design engineering services receives the honors of being accredited by The Better Business Bureau. (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 PCB Solutions is pleased to announce that on January 8th, the “Accredited Business application” with the Better Business Bureau was approved. Effective immediately, PCB Solutions has been added to the list of “BBB Accredited Businesses.” The accreditation not only places PCB Solutions in...


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