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Male infertility in relation to pesticide

Exposure to pesticides and solvents can further lower fertility among infertile men, a new report suggests.The study shows these chemicals may worsen the effect of pre-existing genetic or medical risk factors for infertility. The authors stress the findings should be treated with caut...

Painter's problem

...arly exposed to moderate to high levels of organic solvents double their chances of having a low sperm count, ...s study we could only nail as culprits the organic solvents used in painting and in printing." The author said men exposed to high levels of organic solvents ...

Antenatal kerosene exposure endangers child's sight

...nant women whose jobs require too much exposure to solvents like kerosene, gasoline,glues etc may be more like...n whose mothers were frequently exposed to organic solvents at work during their pregnancies than among children whose mothers were not exposed. This is the fir...

Household Pollutants Found To Increase Asthma Risk

Exposure to the fumes emitted from solvents and cleaning products at home may increase the risk of childhood asthma, say researchers // based on findings from a recent study. Researchers found the levels of indoor volatile organic compounds were significantly higher in the homes of children wi...

CoQ10 bioavailability increased by Nanotechnology

... technology uses common food-grade emulsifiers and solvents to trap water droplets in oil. Modified, swollen micelles that can invert easily from being water in oil to oil in water are used. The technology is already being used in phytosterol-enriched oils and vitamin E and D fortified beverages. It can also ...

Air pollution increases asthma in Canada

...y some plastics, and volatile organic compounds in solvents and other chemicals may also play a role in the development of asthma. Research scientist Teresa To at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children said that the quality of indoor air is very important as children spend about 80 per cent of their time indo...

Exposure To Solvents May Harm Pregnant Women And Newborns

...and newborns should avoid exposure to the fumes of solvents used in house renovations.Contact with such materi...materials used at the outset of a project. Using solvents without dyes is an alternative, but they also expose pregnant women and their unborn baby unnecessar...

Synthetic DNA Makes Better Hydrogels for Drug Delivery

...DNA. So far, all these processes have used organic solvents or acids or involve high temperatures, making conditions too harsh for a drug or living cells, so the materials to be encapsulated must be loaded in afterward. The new process, developed in the laboratory of Dan Luo, Cornell assistant professor of ...

New Zealand Scientist Warns On Fake Drugs

...lnesses such as malaria but contained carcinogens, solvents and even remains of insects. Mildenhall, who has been working for the last 18 months with Interpol to track down illegal drug manufacturers in Asia, said that most were based in border areas between China, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar. He said two...

Brain disorders caused by Industrial chemicals

...n the human brain. These chemicals include metals, solvents and pesticides. According to them, only 5 of these chemicals have been proven to have a harmful effect on developing brains including lead, mercury, arsenic, PCBs, and toluene. Grandjean and Landrigan have spent decades on studying the toxic effec...

Scientists Boost Production of Cheap Malaria Drugs

...ve extraction technologies using the non-flammable solvents supercritical carbon dioxide, hydrofluorocarbon, i...s or ethanol. They found that these alternative solvents gave faster extraction times and a more complete extraction of the useful substances in the Artemisi...

Bacterium Could Treat PCBs Without the Need for Dredging

...tly involved in natural remediation of chlorinated solvents such as trichloroethylene (TCE), but this is the first time it has been demonstrated that Dhc can dechlorinate complex commercial PCB mixtures. After identifying the Dhc bacteria, Bedard and her team proved that the anaerobic bacteria thrive on the...

American Patriots Treated To Toxic Water

...e to the toxins. The toxins include the industrial solvents T-C-E (tetrachloroethylene) also known as P-C-E, which are dry leaning fluids, and linked with cancer. One doctor told Congress that he was stunned to learn he had a rare non-Hodgkins lymphoma after working at the base in the 1980s. As many as 7...

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