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2011-11-30 10:54:15

University of Iowa engineers have published their findings from a study of residential soils in the city of Cedar Rapids, making it one of only a few such U.S. urban soil studies ever conducted. The authors of the study, published in the November online edition of the journal Environmental Pollution, collected soils in the residential areas of downtown Cedar Rapids and analyzed them for industrial pollutants known as PCBs (polychlorinated biphyenyls) and chlordanes. Measured values for...

2011-11-16 22:48:12

For the first time, researchers have identified two important strategies for optimizing the effects of the enzymes involved in degrading persistent pollutants such as PCBs. These scientific advances, achieved by Professor Michel Sylvestre of Centre INRS—Institut Armand-Frappier in conjunction with U.S. and Indian researchers, will serve not only to help develop effective biocatalysts for resolving environmental pollution problems, but also to synthesize new chemical compounds of...

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2011-11-16 05:46:47

MU, Westminster researchers find reduced bone density, stunted growth in turtles exposed to common chemical Manufactured until 1977, and banned by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1979, pentachlorobiphenyls (PCBs) are chemicals still commonly found in the environment because they break down slowly. Now, a husband and wife research team at the University of Missouri and Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., have found that exposure to one of the chemicals has effects on growth and bone...

2011-06-21 09:00:00

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. and NASHUA, N.H., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Burkle North America's FabFour Group, today announced that Mass Design, Inc. of Nashua, New Hampshire has placed an order for an advanced high-speed drilling system from Schmoll Maschinen to fabricate increasingly intricate and miniaturized printed circuit boards (PCBs). Schmoll Maschinen is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. The Schmoll machine (image at http://yousend.it/Mass_Design) is scheduled for installation in...

2011-05-25 11:53:00

KENT, Wash., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ARI Technologies, Inc. (ARI), a leading waste management technology developer was awarded patents for "System and Method for Treating Asbestos", (US Patent: 7,939,705 B2). The broad System and Method patents have now been awarded in the United States and Russia. Additional patents are currently pending in Europe, Australia, Japan and Korea. System and Method patents provide broad protection and are valuable because they offer protection for the...

2011-05-04 09:18:00

Africa pushes developed countries to stop the export of toxic flame retardant wastes that can cause nervous system damage in infants and toddlers New IPEN study highlights the presence of toxic flame retardants in carpet pads commonly sold to consumers in the USA and other countries GENEVA, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 53 countries of the African group, led by Kenya, pushed developed countries to ensure that wastes containing toxic flame retardants are not exported to...

2011-04-25 09:27:00

Carpet pads commonly sold to consumers in the USA and other developed countries contain dangerous chemicals that can cause nervous system damage, particularly in infants and toddlers. GENEVA, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the first publicly available study of its kind, a type of foam carpet pad commonly sold in the USA and other developed countries was demonstrated to contain levels of flame retardant chemicals that raise concerns about human health. The substances,...

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2011-04-07 08:22:57

"We were not expecting to find such high levels of PCBs, highly toxic compounds that are considered as priority compounds by European legislation, in a region such as the western coast of Africa", Ailette Prieto, a researcher at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU-Spain) and co-author of a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, tells SINC. PCBs, which some studies have shown to be carcinogenic compounds, were used years ago as dielectric fluids in...

2011-03-09 08:35:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Home renovations done by people lacking adequate training and knowledge could lead to the disturbance lead-based paint, asbestos insulation, and many other toxic materials in older buildings, which will put the health of all-especially children- at risk. Lead exposure can potentially lead to lowered intelligence and worse; asbestos exposure can potentially lead to debilitating long term illness, and certain materials used in renovation can increase other health...

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2011-03-07 08:57:17

Training, caution essential to avoid release of brain-damaging lead, other toxic substances Home energy retrofits tackle climate change and when done right they should make homes healthier, while aiding families struggling with utility bills. Without adequate training and precaution, however, renovators, energy retrofitters and do-it-yourselfers who disturb lead-based paint, asbestos insulation and other toxic materials in older buildings put the health of all -- especially children -- living...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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