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2013-11-06 08:24:42

New peer-reviewed study shows workers may ingest lead at levels higher than allowed by U.S. EPA in drinking water and by CalEPA for possible reproductive effects CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A peer-reviewed study conducted by Gradient, a nationally recognized environmental and risk sciences consulting firm, shows that U.S. and Canadian manufacturing workers who use laundered shop towels may be exposed to lead and other metals. The analysis, "Evaluation of...

2013-11-02 23:02:54

More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. The American Lung Association reports that approximately 373,489 Americans are living with lung cancer. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 02, 2013 Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer and radon is the second. Radon is an invisible gas and comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Getting your home tested is inexpensive and important. Lung Cancer...

2013-10-30 20:25:05

Screen features over 180 pesticides from the National Organic Program prohibited list GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As the demand for organic produce continues to rise around the world, companies in the produce industry look to expand their organic offerings. To be recognized as "certified organic" by the USDA, products must meet the requirements of the National Organic Program (NOP). NOP includes a list of almost 190 pesticides prohibited by best practices...

New Low-cost, Nonhazardous Way To Cut Risks From Mercury Hot Spots
2013-10-25 10:59:23

Smithsonian Hot spots of mercury pollution in aquatic sediments and soils can contaminate local food webs and threaten ecosystems, but cleaning them up can be expensive and destructive. Researchers from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and University of Maryland, Baltimore County have found a new low-cost, nonhazardous way to reduce the risk of exposure: using charcoal to trap it in the soil. Mercury-contaminated "Superfund sites" contain some of the highest levels of...

2013-10-23 23:21:08

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Pesticides Markets in China. London (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 China's demand for pesticides has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants....

2013-10-22 23:28:39

While the source of the August introduction of PCBs into South Carolina sewer systems remains unknown, the emergency action by state and local water treatment regulators was only a necessary first step, says South Carolina injury attorney Bert Louthian of Louthian Law P.A. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 South Carolina personal injury lawyer Bert Louthian today said residents of the Palmetto State should be concerned about this summer’s PCB scare. The South Carolina Department of...

2013-10-22 04:20:19

New Data Shows Market Leaders in Six Asian Countries Have Shifted to Low Lead Products, Though Overall Lead in Paint Levels Remain High BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite bans on lead in household paint in most Western countries, a new study from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) finds that the majority of paints tested in nine, geographically diverse, developing countries would not met regulatory standards established in most highly...

2013-10-15 23:31:02

Following an article published by Occupy, Colle Farmers Market, an organic farmers market, details how Brazilians are shifting toward organic food due to the high levels of pesticides found on traditionally grown produce in the country. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Colle Farmers Market, an organic farmers market, responds to an article published by Occupy on September 27th, which discusses Brazil’s increase in organic markets due to rising awareness of the heavy pesticide use in...

2013-10-11 23:18:20

Transparency Market Research published new "Solvents Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse the report with TOC; visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/solvents-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Transparency Market Research is Published new Market Report “Solvents Market (Alcohols, Hydrocarbons, Ketones, Esters, Chlorinated and Others) for Paints...

2013-10-11 08:39:52

Rice University lab traps metallic compounds to sniff out signs of hazardous solvents Rice University scientists took a lesson from craftsmen of old to assemble microscopic compounds that warn of the presence of dangerous fumes from solvents. The researchers combined a common mineral, zeolite, with a metallic compound based on rhenium to make an "artificial nose" that can sniff out solvent gases. They found that in the presence of the compound, each gas had a photoluminescent...


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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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