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UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...echnology encourages the use of cleaner energy for industrial development," he said. Health threats from global warming include malaria and dengue fever due to the proliferation of mosquitoes, while reduced rainfall and water shortage could lead to waterborne diseases, the UN health agency said. Carbon diox...

Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists

...last week that a six-month crackdown had uncovered industrial oils, acid, cancer-causing chemicals and other dangerous ingredients in thousands of everyday foods sold domestically. Stung by the string of revelations, the Beijing government is working overtime to ensure that the 10,500 athletes and expected 55...

Dow Acquires Wolff Walsrode from Bayer

...ls, construction, paint and a variety of specialty industrial applications. The business will cater to formulators and brand owners whose end product label claims are underpinned by advanced cellulosics....

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

... the Great Lakes remain so heavily contaminated by industrial chemicals such as dioxins, PCBs, and methyl mercur...rlier this year. About five million kilograms of industrial pollutants are being released directly into the lakes, according to the report. Although fish are ...

Chinese Mayor Urges Residents to Stop Buying Cars

... much-needed foreign investment into the country's industrial sector. By 2006, its factories produced exports worth 136 billion dollars, the highest of any Chinese city for the 14th straight year, according to official figures. Many cities across China are experiencing similar traffic problems to Shenzhen. ...

NanoSensors Provides Update on Its Biosensor to Detect E.coli and Salmonella

...for testing in the clinical molecular diagnostics, industrial and bio-threat markets. "We have decided to explore these alternatives due to our limited personnel and financial resources," stated Dr. Ted Wong, the Company's Chief Executive Officer. "While we will continue to explore means of furthering the dev...

Indonesia Confirms 81st Bird Flu Death

...1 dead." The primary school student was from the industrial town of Cilegon, 72 kilometres (50 miles) west of the capital Jakarta. The boy, identified only by the initials FZ, died at Jakarta's Sulianti Saroso hospital, Indonesia's main centre for treating victims of the virus. He showed symptoms on July ...

Invisible Gases Form Most Organic Haze in Urban, Rural Areas: Study

...occurs during gas station fill-ups, or during some industrial processes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Age...ntly regulate VOCs except for on-road vehicles and industrial settings, said Jimenez. Jimenez and Zhang are now working on ways to better understand the relativ...

Man Hospitalised in Sicily With Allergic Reaction to Counterfeit Toothpaste

...s reports said the counterfeit toothpaste contains industrial solvents, and that the packaging has no writing in Italian and indicates that the product was manufactured in Brazil, Turkey, South Africa or Spain....

US Rejects More Food from India Than from Any Other Country

...ing toothpaste with diethylene glycol, a poisonous industrial solvent that had been found in countless toothpaste tubes sent to many countries around the world. Toothpaste usually contains glycerine, a safe product, but it is more expensive than diethylene glycol, the poison used as a substitute....

EPA to Improve Nanotechnology

...f nano raw materials, intermediate components, and industrial equipment items used by manufacturers today. In addition, second generation usesin electronics, sensors, targeted drugs and active nanostructureshave already begun. In May 2007, Davies authored the first in-depth analysis of EPAs nano-tech readines...

Gaps In Food Safety Systems Must Be Plugged :UN

...alth Organization (WHO) cited the discovery of the industrial chemical melamine in animal and fish feed and the unauthorized use of certain veterinary drugs in intensive aquaculture. The agencies blamed a lack of knowledge of food safety requirements as well as "the illegal or fraudulent use of ingredients incl...

Indian Government Asks the Supreme Court to Keep Off Environmental Issues

...en that forest lands are diverted for all kinds of industrial use these days, provoking clashes with those living on forest produce, one can perhaps understand the frustration of the mandarins while dealing with experts who have axe to grind, it is pointed out. In fact the growing Naxalism in certain forest t...

India Requires Over $200 Bn to Provide Quality Healthcare

...es. It has also urged that the sector be granted industrial status, making provision for soft loans from public sector banks and reducing customs duty on medical equipments. To promote India as a healthcare hub, FICCI has suggested bilateral initiatives like a Joint Economic Trade Committee (JETCO) between ...

Free Your Necktie and Stop Global Warming

...portedly caused by the burning of fossil fuels and industrial pollutants. In an unconventional campaign to combat climate change, the Italian Health Ministry said that freeing the neck of a tight-fitting tie immediately cools the body temperature by 2C to 3C. And cooling workers would allow offices to turn ...

FICCI Proposes Models To Solve Indias Healthcare Crisis

An industrial body recognizing the downward trend of access to q...o companies creating training in the medical area, industrial status to the sector and soft loans from public sector banks and reduction in custom duty on identif...

China Toothpaste Maker Pulls Suspect Ingredient

A Chinese toothpaste manufacturer mixing an industrial chemical found in anti-freeze into its products said Friday it had halted the use of the potentially dangerous substance . Shanghai White Cat, makers of Maxam brand toothpaste and one of the financial hub's oldest companies, said in a statement rel...

Weizmann Researchers Developed Control Switch for Protein Activity

... ripening. Moreover, numerous proteins are used in industrial processes, as biological sensors and in other applications. The possibility of controlling these applications strengthening or slowing the rate of protein activity in an immediate and reversible manner can be of great value....

Dozens of Panamanians Gravely Ill from Toxic Substance from China

...ated with the imported diethylene glycol (DEG), an industrial solvent used for automobile brake fluid and antifreeze. The government puts the number of fatalities at 80 people, and says 39 more are sick, many with kidney problems. But Anabelle Herrera, who heads a victims group, says the numbers are far higher ...

Global Climate Change and Toxic Chemicals: A Potentialy Lethal Combination

...as agricultural pesticides, and phenol is a common industrial chemical and a component in plant extracts. Four fish species, dwelling in different habitats in Australia, were selected for the tests. As demonstrated in previous studies, exposure to sublethal concentrations of certain chemicals can cause stress...

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