Navigation Links
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 21, 2008
Date:5/26/2008

ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Melting glaciers may release DDT and contaminate Antarctic environment
Environmental Science & Technology

In an unexpected consequence of climate change, scientists are raising the possibility that glacial melting is releasing large amounts of the banned pesticide DDT, which is contaminating the environment in Antarctica. The study is scheduled for the June 1 issue of ACS bi-weekly journal Environmental Science & Technology.

In the study, Heidi N. Geisz and colleagues estimate that up to 2.0-8.8 pounds of DDT are released into coastal waters annually along the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet from glacial meltwater. The researchers point out that DDT reaches Antarctica by long-range atmospheric transport in snow, and then gets concentrated in the food chain. DDT has been banned in the northern hemisphere and has been regulated worldwide since the 1970s. Geisz found, however, that DDT levels in the Adelie penguin have been unchanged since the 1970s, despite an 80 percent reduction in global use.

Global warming may explain that contradiction, they say. As the annual winter temperature on the Antarctic Peninsula has increased by about 10 degrees Fahrenheit in the last 30 years, glaciers have retreated. The possibility that glacial meltwater has contaminated Antarctic organisms with DDT, the study says, has compelling consequences if global warming should continue and intensify. JS

ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Melting Glaciers: A Probable Source of DDT to the Antarctic Marine Ecosystem

DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ARTICLE
http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es702919n

CONTACT:
Heidi N. Geisz
College of William and Mary
Gloucester Point, Va. 23062
Phone: (804) 684-7474
Fax: (804) 684-7786
Email: heidig@vims.edu


ARTICLE #
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Woods
m_woods@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related medicine news :

1. Americans believe wounded Iraq war veterans are not receiving high quality medical care in US
2. Graduates Forced to Join Millions of Uninsured Americans
3. China Sky One Medical, Inc. Approved for Listing on the American Stock Exchange
4. $10,000 Offer to National RTL From American RTL to Name One Pro-Life Justice
5. Whole Foods Markets(R) Destination Summer Celebrates a Journey of American Flavors; Kicks Off With Sweepstakes & Free Shopper Grilling Guide
6. Video: Most Americans Dont Know Better Fats Benefit Heart Health
7. American Lung Association Launches Online Photo Campaign to Expose Big Tobacco in Communities Nationwide
8. American Academy of Dermatology Issues New Guidelines for the Management of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
9. Health Plan of Michigan Ranked Number One Among Medicaid Health Plans in Michigan for Access to Medications for African Americans
10. Together Rx Access(R) Program Enrolls More Than 1.5 Million Americans Without Prescription Drug Coverage
11. 2008 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Session Highlights Emerging Scientific Advancements
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 21, 2008
(Date:9/19/2014)... Final Cut Pro X plugin and effects manufacturer, ... template for Apple's Final Cut Pro X . , ... FCPX users to create a professional themed video with ease ... Pixel Film Studios, "With 48 camera options and On-Screen controls, ... Theme." , Float features all of the tools needed ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... September 19, 2014 Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor of ... expounding on the need to protect children. He begins by ... Michael Brown and reminds that there are many other children, ... says violence is spreading faster than cancer all over the ... “There are close to seven billion Michaels in the world ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 There ... younger man for companionship and intimacy, and there are thousands ... with an experienced, mature woman. SeekingCougar.com now provides ... This online dating website caters to older women, and the ... an easy and convenient way for these people to meet ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... VogueQueen.com has recently unveiled a new ... more beautiful at their weddings. The new range has ... company’s new products are made for the coming autumn. ... all the global clients. , “The bridal ... ordered several items on its website. I'm very satisfied ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 ... with patented ingredients made just for these issues in ... includes Matrixyl, Haloxyl and Eyeliss," says Kathy Heshelow, founder ... inflammation, improving circulation and boosting collagen, to improve the ... special eye serum for wrinkles, dark circles and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pixel Film Studios Releases Float Theme for Final Cut Pro X Users 2Health News:Yisrayl Hawkins Says the Michael Brown Scenario Will Continue Without Swift Action in New Post 2Health News:Dating Site "SeekingCougar.com" Now Offering Tips for Younger Men Seeking Older Women 2Health News:VogueQueen.com’s New Line Of Cheap Wedding Dresses Aims To Attract Chic Ladies 2Health News:The Secret to Improving Under-Eye Skin: 30% Off Sale and Report on Ingredients Ends Tonight on the Face Whisperer® Advanced Eye Gel 2
... New England,s largest fertility clinics expands to 12 ... Science Center,(RSC) of New England, the seventh largest ... partnership with Lowell General Hospital with,the opening of ... North Chelmsford at 10 Research Place, Suite 250., ...
... of low-risk patients are almost always benign and do not ... patients. This finding is significant because incidental adrenal lesions ... say. , The study included 973 patients with 1,049 adrenal ... of a hormonally active adrenal mass, said Julie H. Song, ...
... for evaluation of small bowel pathologies (e.g., bleeding sources). ... time and reduced visibility by air and residual material. ... defoaming agents) have been tried to improve the quality ... has been recommended for bowel preparation for CE. , ...
... Na+/H+ exchanger (NHE1) is a transmembrane protein found in ... evacuate excessive H+ in the cytoplasm by means of ... of the upregulation of NHE-1 gene expression in human ... apoptosis of tumor cells, which is helpful for the ...
... Palmetto GBA, a,leading provider of technical and administrative services ... a retired Air Force,colonel and former executive with health ... board of directors., Shields, a resident of Isle ... for Louisville, Ky.-based Humana, where he had served as ...
... interferes with abnormal cell growth seen in pulmonary hypertension ... drug sorafenib (Nexavar) shows promise as a treatment for ... Center study. , During the study, nine patients took ... those given to cancer patients. The patients also continued ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Reproductive Science Center and Lowell General Hospital Announce Partnership in Infertility Treatment 2Health News:How does sodium phosphate combined with bisacodyl affect small intestine? 2Health News:Sorafenib Shows Promise for Heart-Lung Disease 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... According to the new ... Systems- Warming & Cooling), Application (Acute & Perioperative ... Nursing & Paramedical Staff) - Global Forecasts & ... the global Temperature Management Market over the forecast ... expected to reach $2.5 Billion by 2019 at ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... --This BCC Research report discusses the medical device technologies in ... size, and opportunities for different devices and regions. It includes ... in the report focuses on technological trends in recent years ... and Japan . ... medical device technologies market. - Analyze market structure, including segments ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... FRANCISCO , Sept. 18, 2014   Fruit ... has secured an initial seed round of funding. ... investments, was led by a series of individual investors, ... investors whom participated in the initial round are; ... Valley Medical Center Urologist Stacy Childs, Rapha Family Medicine ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Temperature Management Market Worth $2.5 Billion by 2019 2Temperature Management Market Worth $2.5 Billion by 2019 3Temperature Management Market Worth $2.5 Billion by 2019 4Medical Devices: Technologies and Global Markets 2Medical Devices: Technologies and Global Markets 3Medical Devices: Technologies and Global Markets 4Fruit Street Health Secures First Round Of Seed Funding Led By Group Of Medical Industry And Technology Leaders 2Fruit Street Health Secures First Round Of Seed Funding Led By Group Of Medical Industry And Technology Leaders 3
This adjustable-volume digital micropipet is used to accurately measure and transfer small solution volumes in the 20-200 microliter range....
... ergonomic design reduces hand fatigue, prevents injury. Dry seal technology. No cleaning, ... 20-200 Inaccuracy (%) ... Imprecision(%) ... 1 Dimensions: ...
This CLS number is a new product number, created to easily match Cornings product number. If showing no availability yet, please order under the old Sigma-Aldrich number (Z71,411-9) or contact custom...
Pipetman P is a fully adjustable, air-displacement pipette with the selected volume shown on a digital indicator (volumeter). Eight models cover the full range of volumes from 0.2 L to 10 mL....
Medicine Products: