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Textile City Tirupur in Tamil Nadu Tops in Pollution Generation

...ll the microorganisms in the earth. They will also contaminate water sources in the surroundings.' Environmentalists concerned over the deteriorating condition seek a scientific solution. 'The entire Tirupur depends on Bhawani River, which is just over 100 kilometres from the textile city. The citys ground w...

Hemangioblasts Aiding Eye Damage Repair

... a serum culture taken from animal blood. This can contaminate them with viruses. Writing in the journal Nature Methods, Lanza's team said they found a way to grow and differentiate human embryonic stem cells without using culture.They directed the stem cells into becoming what they believe are hemangioblasts,...

Deep-sea Mining can Damage Marine Ecosystem

...dersea hydrothermal vent systems could smother and contaminate the fragile flora and flora these vents support. 'Black smokers', or the undersea hydrothermal vents, as they are called, occur in areas where new oceanic crust is formed through undersea volcanic activity. Some biologists argue they represent the ...

Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat?

...from the plutonium will cause it to break free and contaminate the surroundings, which in turn will affect Shigatse in Tibet, Assam in India and Bangladesh. There are parallels with Chernobyl in Ukraine where radioactive material leaked out from a nuclear plant in 1986, killing at least 56 people and exposing ...

Environment Groups Appeal for Ban on Cleaning Chemicals

...d much of it, when flushed through sewers, goes to contaminate the rivers and other waterways. Industry analysis found that, in five of 1,255 waterways sampled, concentration of the compounds exceeded the revised standards set by the EPA last year. Yet, the government has failed to analyze the potential health...

GMO Corn Causes Liver, Kidney Problems in Rats: Study

...n and potentially dangerous and that GMO crops can contaminate other crops. The industry says the technology of..., poses no health risk and has never been shown to contaminate other crops. "All the experts agree that the maize in question is as safe as traditional maize," Y...

Mercury can Kill

...he while. "Just one gram of mercury is enough to contaminate a 20-acre lake and make the fish unfit for eating. That is the kind of toxicity of mercury. It is also very dangerous when people play with it, thinking it to be just a silver ball. It is absorbed into the skin and the blood," said Agarwal, whose org...

Toxoplasma Linked to a Protein

...asma. It is thought that each diverse strain could contaminate different types of host cell with the least damage. According to Professor John Barrett, a senior lecturer in parasitology at the University of Aberystwyth, "The effect on the fetus can be very serious and there is a reliable test for Toxoplasma, s...

Heroin Injection may Lead to Wound Botulism

...when spores of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum contaminate a wound, germinate, and produce botulimum nerve toxin. The doctors made the diagnosis promptly, and so were able to offer appropriate treatment, including putting the patient on a ventilator and giving him botulinum antitoxin. The patient made a ful...

Children of Bhopal Gas Victims Suffer from Deformity

...reatment methods for waste were likely to fail and contaminate ground water. According to local groups monitoring the water quality, contamination from the factory has now spread to 16 wards and affects an estimated 16,000-20,000 people. A study carried out by Sambhavna Trust Clinic showed that children conce...

USDA Gives Go-Ahead to Market Controversial Genetically Engineered Rice, LL601

...f you're negligent, if you break the rules, if you contaminate the food supply with untested genetically engineered crops, we'll bail you out. In effect, USDA is sanctioning an 'approval-by-contamination' policy that can only increase the likelihood of untested genetically engineered crops entering the food supp...

Researchers Develop Technologies to Devour Food Pathogens

...nes of warm-blooded animals, it does not naturally contaminate most produce. Therefore, following more stringent sanitary policies, as well as practicing better manure and water management, can go a long way to help prevent future outbreaks, Linton said. E. coli is especially problematic because it only takes ...

Hotel Guests Often Leave Their Cold Behind

...rhinovirus, // the cause of half of all colds, may contaminate many objects used in daily life, leaving an infect...cipants’ colds, which had been stored, was used to contaminate two sets of light switches, telephone key pads and telephone handsets in two different rooms. In one...

Food Safety Extension Specialist Provides Spinach E. coli Advice

.... "Importantly, a person ill with O157 can easily contaminate others if proper hygiene is not followed. Hand-washing is critically important in working with ill people," he said. Beattie reports that this strain of E coli seems to be particularly infectious; only 10 to 100 organisms may be needed to make a pe...

Benefits Of Aromatherapy

...react with the rubber causing it to break down and contaminate the oil. Source: M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Source: EurekAlert...

'Bottled' Contamination And a Brewing Battle

...ic population. Besides exuding toxic wastes, which contaminate the ground water, these factories make use of impure water, lack the planning required for site-selection, are devoid of appropriate infrastructure, and are deprived of waste-management facilities. In our country, ground water, which is the major s...

Virus Helps Remove Brain Cancer

...ancer cells for reproducing itself. It moves on to contaminate other tumor cells, and when no more cancer cells are left to infect, the virus itself dies. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Institute of Catalá d'Oncologia in Barcelona, Spain, found in repeated experiments that more t...

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