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Ethanol Blends Can Be Dangerous
2013-12-14 04:19:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Adding more ethanol to fuel with the goal of reducing air pollution carries a hidden risk that toxic - or even explosive - gases may make their way into buildings, particularly those nearby with cracked foundations, Rice University researchers reported this week in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. Vapors that rise from contaminated groundwater can be sucked inside, and trapped pools of methane could ignite and...

2013-12-13 23:26:57

The Shakopee, MN company warns homeowners that high levels of Radon found inside a home could lead to lung cancer. Shakopee, MN (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Quality Heating and Air Services, Inc., a ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) contractor that provides heater repair in Shakopee MN, now offers in-home radon testing and removal. Radon, an odorless radioactive gas that can seep into a home through floor cracks, construction joints, and the water supply, is the second leading cause of...

2013-11-25 12:50:11

Chemical banned by the US 3 decades ago hurts seniors' cognitive performance Although PCBs have been banned in the United States since 1979, University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine researcher Maryse Bouchard has found that higher levels of the toxin was associated with lower cognitive performance in seniors. There is a significant association between PCB levels and cognitive abilities among individuals aged 70 to 84 years; the correlation was also detected to a lesser extent among...

2013-11-19 23:04:45

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global And China Pesticide Industry 2013 Market Research Report. London (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Description The report firstly introduced Pesticide basic information included Pesticide definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, China domestic market analysis, Macroeconomic environment and economic situation analysis and influence, Pesticide industry policy...


Latest Soil contamination Reference Libraries

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2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

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