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2009-07-28 09:10:53

A toxic chemical in a widely used pain reliever and fever reducer is believed to have killed 25 children in six weeks, Bangladesh authorities said Tuesday. The health ministry conducted two tests on the suspect over-the-counter paracetamol, or acetaminophen, syrup, and each time we found diethyl glycol, Health Minister A.F.M Ruhul Haque told reporters. It's a toxic chemical used in the textile and leather dyeing factories. The chemical causes kidney failure, he said. Instead of mixing...

2008-10-08 09:00:12

By Rentz, E Danielle; Lewis, Lauren; Mujica, Oscar J; Barr, Dana B; Schier, Joshua G; Weerasekera, Gayanga; Kuklenyik, Peter; McGeehin, Michael; Osterloh, John; Wamsley, Jacob; Lum, Washington; Alleyne, Camilo; Sosa, Nestor; Motta, Jorge; Rubin, Carol Objective In September 2006, a Panamanian physician reported an unusual number of patients with unexplained acute renal failure frequently accompanied by severe neurological dysfunction. Twelve (57%) of 21 patients had died of the illness....

2008-08-18 12:00:49

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b77209/monoethylene_glyco) has announced the addition of the "Monoethylene Glycol: World Market Outlook And Forecast" report to their offering. The report analyzes worldwide markets for Monoethylene Glycol, including Europe, Asia, Middle East, North America and Latin America. It provides the most complete and current analytical account of the following areas: Monoethylene Glycol producers, plant-by-plant capacities,...

2008-07-18 03:00:47

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/58f172/china_ethylene_gly) has announced the addition of the "China Ethylene Glycol Market Report, 2008-2009" report to their offering. Skeleton Symbol: HO-CH2-CH2-OH Molecular Formula: C2H6O2 Relative Molecular Mass: 62.07 (According to the International Atomic Mass of 1997) Properties: Ethylene glycol is an odorless, colorless, syrupy liquid with a sweet taste. Its specific gravity is 1.1132, boiling point...

2008-07-16 09:01:11

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2dff83/propylene_glycol) has announced the addition of the "Propylene Glycol: World Market Outlook And Forecast" report to their offering. The report analyzes worldwide markets for Propylene glycol, including Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and Oceania. It provides the most complete and current analytical account of the following areas: Propylene glycol producers, plant-by-plant capacities, supply/demand, future...

2008-07-03 15:00:21

Canadian environmental officials have acknowledged a rail tanker car derailed by a landslide into a British Columbia river is leaking a toxic chemical. The derailment of four Canadian Pacific Railway chemical cars into the Thompson River happened Tuesday. Initially, rail officials said the cars carrying ethylene glycol were intact, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., reported Thursday. But at a Wednesday night public meeting in the town 100 miles northeast of Vancouver, Environment Ministry...

2008-06-25 18:02:29

WOBURN, Mass. - Prosecutors yesterday in the James Keown murder trial attempted to prove through computer records that he searched for ways to poison his wife while, on her computers, Julie Keown grasped for answers about her increasingly failing health. A Google search string involving the words "antifreeze""human" and "death" was performed on a Sony VAIO laptop belonging to James Keown sometime between late July and early August 2004. That was just weeks before Julie Keown's death, said...

2008-06-15 18:00:23

Text of report in English by Iranian conservative news agency Mehr Tehran, 15 June: Jam Petrochemical Complex's Tenth olefin project, the worlds largest of its kind, will be officially inaugurated on Tuesday in Asaluyeh region, southern Iran, in a ceremony attended by President Mahmud Ahmadinezhad. Jam petrochemicals tenth olefin projects executive operation was started in the Persian calendar year 1379 (20 March, 2000 - 20 March, 2001) with the aim of producing yearly 3.3m tones of...

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2007-01-30 08:03:28

Icy airplane wings can be a serious safety hazard, especially during takeoff. It doesn't take much: a sheet of ice no thicker than a compact disc can reduce lift by 25 percent or more. But an anti-icing fluid developed by engineers at NASA's Ames Research Center helps stop ice from ever forming. Airplane wings are typically cleared with a deicing solution that's applied after ice has already formed. The NASA-developed formula takes the "ounce of prevention" approach. When applied to a dry...

2005-11-17 18:34:49

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A proposal that would require industry to add an ingredient to automobile antifreeze to make it less tasty to animals cleared a key Senate committee on Thursday. The Commerce Committee approved a measure introduced by Sen. George Allen, a Virginia Republican and chairman of the consumer affairs subcommittee, that would require antifreeze and coolant manufacturers to include a bittering agent in their liquid products. Most common antifreeze contains ethylene...