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2010-04-02 05:00:00

FLEETWOOD, Pa., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Dave Woynarowski MD is a nationally renowned fish oil expert who has been studying and using fish oil himself and in his practice for over a decade. He commented on the current status of fish oil with regards to purity and Proposition 65 in response to several questions that have come up as a result of the Prop 65 lawsuit filed by a private consumer environmental group. The lawsuit filed by a private group in California alleges that several...

2010-03-19 11:13:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in product safety testing and certification, announced today that Microtek Laboratories, a provider of engineering and testing services, has signed a Preferred Partner Agreement with UL. The signing of the Agreement with Microtek expands UL's services for printed circuit boards (PCBs) and provides PCB manufacturers with comprehensive conformance testing and certification services. "The Preferred...

2010-03-17 16:28:01

The Inner Harbour on the Cataraqui River in Kingston, Ont., has mercury levels in sediment more than two times the Canadian government's most severe effect limits, according to a Queen's University study. "Mercury levels in this part of the river have never been studied before," says biology professor Linda Campbell. "Now we know the sources of the problem and just how widespread it is." Most of the western shore of the Cataraqui River south of Belle Park and above the LaSalle Causeway Bridge...

2010-03-09 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. announced today that its fish oil products fully comply with California's stringent safety requirement regarding PCB contamination. Schiff's fish oil products are well within the safe harbor limits for PCBs under California's Proposition 65. "Schiff® knows that recent press reports have alarmed consumers and raised concerns about PCB contamination in fish oil supplements. It's important for...

2010-03-04 05:00:00

WATSONVILLE, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Naturals announced today that the company's products surpass all PCB standards set by California's Proposition 65, the GOED voluntary monograph, and all international standards. Nordic Naturals products were not listed in the lawsuit filed in California alleging that eight fish oil companies did not properly label products regarding PCB levels under the state's Proposition 65. Since 1995, Nordic Naturals has been setting the standards for...

2010-03-03 17:03:00

HOUSTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, is disappointed that plaintiffs in California have filed a lawsuit yesterday against eight dietary supplement brands and retailers. The Company's products are in full compliance with all federal laws promulgated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, standards of the European Commission and the labeling requirements of...

2010-01-12 15:26:04

University of Iowa researchers have confirmed that sediments of the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal (IHSC) in East Chicago, Ind., are contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The IHSC, part of the Calumet River tributary of Lake Michigan, will begin being dredged in the next few years to maintain the proper depth for ship traffic, with uncertain environmental impacts in regard to PCBs. Scientists aren't sure whether dredging will help the situation by removing the potentially harmful...

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2009-12-07 10:50:32

Even the snow on Aconcagua Mountain in the Andes is polluted with PCBs. An international team of researchers detected low concentrations of these toxic, carcinogenic chlorine compounds in samples taken from America's highest mountain. The snow samples taken at an altitude of 6200 meters are among the highest traces found anywhere in the world of these substances, which have been banned since 2001. In particular, the samples contained more persistent compounds like hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB 138)...

2009-11-16 08:02:21

New method targets oil sheen, other pollutants Small amounts of oil leave a fluorescent sheen on polluted water. Oil sheen is hard to remove, even when the water is aerated with ozone or filtered through sand. Now, a University of Utah engineer has developed an inexpensive new method to remove oil sheen by repeatedly pressurizing and depressurizing ozone gas, creating microscopic bubbles that attack the oil so it can be removed by sand filters. "We are not trying to treat the entire...

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2009-09-29 06:35:00

The EPA says that hundreds of school buildings across the U.S. have caulk around windows and doors that contain potentially cancer-causing PCBs. It is not known how many schools could be affected, nor the danger it causes to students.  However, the agency is still telling schools to test old caulk and remove it if PCBs turn up in significant amounts. Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator, said PCBs remain in schools and many other buildings built before the chemicals were banned in the late...


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