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Lead-based consumer paint remains a global public health threat

... danger and companies continue to sell consumer paints that contain dangerous levels of lead. In a ... allowing distribution of lead-containing paints as well as Americans unintentionally exposed ... Asian countries produced and sold new consumer paints that greatly exceeded U.S. lead safety levels. In ...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

... ultraviolet solar concentrator used to speed up the exposure of coatings, paints and other materials to determine their durability and resistance to ... Industry applications include coatings used for solar panels as well as paints or finishes used on homes, cars or even bridges. The UAWS provides test ...

What scientists know about jewel beetle shimmer

... for industries such as car manufacturers that look to reflective light paints for automobiles. The journal Science reports the finding in its July ... depending on a person's angle of view. More uses could include decorative paints and use on any surface requiring light reflection without light ....

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 12, 2007

... prices and societal demands for reducing volatile organic emissions from paints and other coatings. He describes new multi-functional coatings that reduce ... ARTICLE #5 EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, Sept. 17, 2007 paints and Coatings This story will be available on Sept. 17 at ...

Fossil bone bed helps reconstruct life along California's ancient coastline

... of paleontologists from the University of California, Berkeley, the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and the University of Utah paints a less catastrophic picture. Instead of a sudden die-off, the researchers say that the bone bed is a 700,000-year record of normal life and death, ...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 15, 2009

... an estimated 88,000 deaths annually in the United States, the researchers say. In the study, Yuyu Sun and Zhengbing Cao note in the antimicrobial paints already on are store shelves. These paints, however, are only effective against a narrow range of disease-causing microorganisms, limiting their ...

New polymer coatings prevent corrosion, even when scratched

... Illinois. The new coatings are designed to better protect materials from the effects of environmental exposure. Applications range from automotive paints and marine varnishes to the thick, rubbery coatings on patio furniture and park benches. "Starting from our earlier work on self-healing materials ...

Persistent pollutant may promote obesity

... on gene activity, could be promoting obesity, according to an article in the December issue of BioScience . The chemical is used in antifouling paints for boats, as a wood and textile preservative, and as a pesticide on high-value food crops, among many other applications. Tributyltin affects ...

Acrylic glass made of sugar

... lightweight alternative to glass - for example, in protective goggles or vehicle lights. PMMA has many applications, including prosthetics, paints and adhesives. It is also sold under the brand names "Plexiglas" (Evonik) and "Altuglas" (Arkema). In the GDR, names used for this plastic included ...

Bays on US Gulf Coast vulnerable to flooding

... year. At the same time, the installation of dams upstream has slashed the amount of sediment flowing into every southern U.S. bay. "Our research paints a pretty clear picture of what happened in these bays the last time they encountered the circumstances that we expect to see during the coming ...

70 years old and going strong with Down syndrome and no dementia

... . To read "Successful Aging in a 70-Year-Old Man With Down Syndrome: A Case Study" by Sharon J. Krinsky-McHale et al., click here . "'Mr. C' paints an optimistic picture for people with Down syndrome who are aging, and says that an ordinary person with Down syndrome ought to be able to make it to ...

Corporations can profit from being environmentally friendly

... waste, companies are more likely to enhance profits. "Many companies paint their products with solvent-based paints. By switching to water-based paints these businesses can eliminate toxic wastes in their production process and the need to meet certain environmental regulations. They also can speed ...

Persistent man-made chemical pollutants found in deep-sea octopods and squids

... for a variety of contaminants. One of the chemical pollutants, TBT, is an additive used to control growth of organisms and is found in antifouling paints for boats, wood preservatives, and many other products. TBT is an endocrine disrupting compound and has been detected in whales and dolphins. It has ...

Boost for 'green plastics' from plants

... 30 per cent of an unusual fatty acid (UFA) in the model plant, Arabidopsis. UFAs are usually sourced from petrochemicals to produce plastics, paints and cosmetics. CBI is developing new technologies for making a range of UFAs in oilseeds, to provide Australia with a head start in the emerging ...

Charting the epigenome

... scale there is no way of knowing whether a particular mark is critical or not. The Salk study, which appears today in the online issue of Cell, paints a detailed picture of a dynamic and ever-changing, yet highly controlled, epigenome, the layer of genetic control beyond the regulation inherent in ...

Biomass production -- careful planning can bring many benefits

... operations. The use of biomass for creating many different chemicals. At the moment oil is the source of chemicals that go into substances from paints to pharmaceuticals. Biomass could provide these, either by deliberately creating them, or by harvesting by-products of fermentation processes such as ...

Immediate action needed to save corals from climate change

... and atmospheric CO2 unless governments act immediately to combat current trends. The paper, the cover story for this weeks issue of Science, paints a bleak picture of a future without all but the most resilient coral species if atmospheric CO2 levels continue on their current trajectory. Marine ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 28, 2007

... cell will lead to more efficient power generation in the future, the researchers say. The iron recovered by the device can be used as a pigment for paints or other products, they note. ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Electricity Generation from Synthetic Acid-Mine Drainage (AMD) Water using ...

Nature leads the way for the next generation of paints, cosmetics and holograms

... A plant-like micro-organism mostly found in oceans could make the manufacture of products, from iridescent cosmetics, paints and fabrics to credit card holograms, cheaper and greener. The tiny single-celled diatom, which first evolved hundreds of millions of years ago, ...

Clones on task serve greater good, evolutionary study shows

... question: Does an individual jumping on an extra bit of sunshine or rain shower to grow taller affect the groups overall reproductive health" Dworkin paints a hypothetical family tale of two Arabadopsis families. All the offspring of plant A can grow up in near-identical environments, with pretty much the ...

Solvent exposure linked to birth defects in babies of male painters

... exposed to supposedly less harmful water-based paints that were introduced to replace traditional solvent-based paints formerly common in the Netherlands. "We need to ... previously on a study showing that water-based paints did not eliminate solvent exposure among ...

Study supports 'urgent' need for worldwide ban on lead-based paint

... and Malaysia -- still produce and sell consumer paints with dangerously high lead levels. The report ... are aggressively marketing lead-based paints in countries without lead content restrictions," ... in such places in the future. "Lead-based paints have already poisoned millions of children in the ...

Shampoo detergent added to paint makes surfaces self-sterilizing

... Adding a common ingredient in shampoo to paints and varnishes can create self-sanitizing coatings for frequently touched ... and oil-based coatings," says Vermuelen. While they have shown that paints and varnishes can be made rapidly and inexpensively self-sterilizing, the ...

Microcapsules like it hot and salty

... 3, 2006). This opens up new possibilities for using the capsules to transport active substances in the body, as components of self-repairing car paints or as microsensors and micropumps. Ideally, medicines should only go to the sick regions of the body to prevent side-effects and to be as ...

Many cleaners, air fresheners may pose health risks when used indoors

... group of chemicals called terpenes. Ethylene-based glycol ethers are common, water-soluble solvents used in a variety of cleaning agents, latex paints and other products. They are classified as hazardous air pollutants under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments ...

New nano-canary in the nanotoxicology coalmine: The body itself

... from conventional materials. Nonetheless, neighborhood stores feature products that promise benefits from these near-atomic level materials, from paints and cosmetics to toothpaste and sunscreens. But, could we be putting human health at risk by exposing consumers to potentially toxic materials? ...

Ancient humans brought bottle gourds to the Americas from Asia

... the gourds floated across the Bering Strait after being transported by humans from their native Africa to far northeastern Asia. "This finding paints a new picture of the founding of the Americas," says co-author Bruce Smith of the Smithsonian Institution. "These people did not arrive here ...

Researchers at UGA provide first look at protein expression in Chagas disease-causing parasites

... surface enables ships to ´self-clean´, and a speed of 4-5 knots would remove all organisms attached with little adhesion. Until recently, paints containing a biocide were used to prevent growth on submerged surfaces, but these were banned because of the the toxic effect of the highly toxic and ...

Three deadly parasite genomes sequenced

... surface enables ships to ´self-clean´, and a speed of 4-5 knots would remove all organisms attached with little adhesion. Until recently, paints containing a biocide were used to prevent growth on submerged surfaces, but these were banned because of the the toxic effect of the highly toxic and ...

Ethical guidelines suggested for research that would put human stem cells in primates

... surface enables ships to ´self-clean´, and a speed of 4-5 knots would remove all organisms attached with little adhesion. Until recently, paints containing a biocide were used to prevent growth on submerged surfaces, but these were banned because of the the toxic effect of the highly toxic and ...

Experts discuss use of human stem cells in ape and monkey brains

... surface enables ships to ´self-clean´, and a speed of 4-5 knots would remove all organisms attached with little adhesion. Until recently, paints containing a biocide were used to prevent growth on submerged surfaces, but these were banned because of the the toxic effect of the highly toxic and ...

Shark skin saves naval industry money

... surface enables ships to ´self-clean´, and a speed of 4-5 knots would remove all organisms attached with little adhesion. Until recently, paints containing a biocide were used to prevent growth on submerged surfaces, but these were banned because of the the toxic effect of the highly toxic and ...

Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges

... defense system to attack methamphetamine in such a way that makes users inclined to use more of the drug, the researchers say. Their study, which paints a clearer picture of the drug's effect on the immune system and its potential for abuse, was described today at the 229th national meeting of the ...

Gene therapy converts dead bone graft to new, living tissue

... may remove and rebuild 10 percent of his or her bone structure. This process of teardown and rebuilding is triggered in the dead bone when Schwarz paints it with the genetically modified virus. New blood vessels begin to grow around and into the bone splint, stripping it down in times when the body ...
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