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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...

2014-04-03 12:32:25

LONDON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Agrochemical and Pesticide Market in United States to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts, and Market Players The industry report Agrochemical and Pesticide Market in United States to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, Forecasts, and Market Players offers the most up-to-date perspective on the actual market situation, trends, and future outlook for agrochemicals and pesticides in United...

2014-04-02 23:02:27

Over the past five years, rapid growth in generic products as key patents expired pushed prices down in the Pesticide Manufacturing industry. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Pesticide Manufacturing industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Historically, the biggest factor influencing the Pesticide Manufacturing industry in Australia was the level of agricultural output and income. Over the past five years, however,...

2014-04-02 08:23:42

DUBLIN, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qq54kk/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global And Chinese Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) Industry Report 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qq54kk/global_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The Global And Chinese Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) Industry Report 2014 is a...

2014-04-01 15:10:25

Raimon Guitart, lecturer in Toxicology at the UAB, and Vernon Thomas, emeritus professor of the University of Guelph, analyzed in detail the environmental effects of using lead ammunition in shooting sports, in an article published in the AMBIO journal. Although the number of Olympic athletes specializing in these sports is reduced, and the ammunition is recovered and recycled after the competitions, there are many amateurs who practice this sport around the world, making it almost impossible...

2014-04-01 12:54:16

Consuming foods grown in urban gardens may offer a variety of health benefits, but a lack of knowledge about the soil used for planting, could pose a health threat for both consumers and gardeners. In a new study from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF), researchers identified a range of factors and challenges related to the perceived risk of soil contamination among urban community gardeners and found a need for clear and concise information on how best to prevent and manage...

2014-03-28 12:22:31

DUBLIN, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j2x3bx/benzene_2013) has announced the addition of the "Benzene: 2013 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2017" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j2x3bx/benzene_2013 ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Benzene 2013 World Market Outlook and Forecast is an absolutely essential resource for...

2014-03-27 23:26:37

Agrochemicals market report classifies the global market on the basis of product type, their sub-types and geography; forecasting volume and revenue.(http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/global-agro-chemicals-market-report-132.html) (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 The report "Agrochemicals Market by Type (Fertilizers, Pesticides), by Fertilizer Type (Nitrogenous, Potassic, Phosphatic), by Pesticide Type (Organophosphates, Pyrethroids, Neonicotinoides, Bio-Pesticides), &...

2014-03-25 23:04:42

This report estimates the market size of the global, North and Latin American crop protection chemicals market both in terms of active ingredient volume as well as revenue. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/north-and-latin-america-crop-protection-chemicals-market-1132.html (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The report, "North American Crop Protection Chemicals Market & Latin American Crop Protection Chemicals Market by Types (Herbicides, Fungicides, Insecticides, Bio-pesticides...

2014-03-19 23:23:49

Purdex, a leading drinking water research company, revealed in recently published research that more than 100 million people were exposed to toxic Synthetic Organic Chemicals (SOCs) in their tap water over a 5-year period. Natick, MA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Results of a recently published research report from Purdex, shows that more than 100 million Americans, or 1 in 3 people, have consumed toxic herbicides, pesticides and/or industrial chemicals in their tap water. The report titled,...


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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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