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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,...

2014-03-17 23:02:21

Comprehensive analysis and forecast of worldwide, regional and country MTBE markets can be found in the in-demand research study “Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE): 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2018” worked out by Merchant Research & Consulting and recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the report, the global MTBE production is poised to decrease by nearly 0.2% annually in the next several years. London, UK (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 During...

2014-03-14 23:26:57

The mold found at West Lafayette City Hall has reportedly cost $40K for a start. In order to help others avoid such a huge mold expense, AGC Environmental – a Florida mold inspection company – shared a tip. West Lafayette, IN (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 In January, a mold problem was discovered at West Lafayette City Hall. And according to a report from jconline.com, it already caused a spending of $40,000 just for the remediation survey of the building. In connection with it, Florida mold...

2014-03-13 08:24:39

NEWARK, N.J., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seidler Chemical, a New Jersey-based supplier, distributor, blender, and re-packager of quality chemicals and ingredients, has recently published a white paper that highlights the challenges commonly associated with planning and executing site remediation programs. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140313/PH82400-a Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140313/PH82400LOGO-b The white paper begins by describing the...

2014-03-12 23:02:51

MarketReportsChina.com offers "China Herbicide Trade Flows Analysis Edition (1)" and "Herbicide Product Structure in China Edition (1)" market research reports, published in Feb 2014, in its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 During 2013, in China, the output of herbicides kept increasing due to the rising demand from domestic and overseas markets. China’s herbicide export experienced a significant growth in 2013, mainly on account of the policies issued this...


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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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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