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Ampac Fine Chemicals LLC Recognized for Voluntarily Reducing Pollution

LAS VEGAS, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Pacific Corporation (Nasdaq: APFC ) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Ampac Fine Chemicals LLC (AFC) has received from the office of Alyson Huber of the California Legislature Assembly a certificate of recognition for...

HepaHope Korea Subsidiary VASKA Introduces Green Chemicals to U.S. Commercial Laundry Industry

SEOUL, South Korea, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- HepaHope Korea (KOSDAQ 039350) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, VASKA, a Berkeley-based producer of green, botanically-based laundry care products for the commercial, institutional, and consumer markets, has succ...

Chance to Protect Babies from Toxic Chemicals Faced by CA State Assembly

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 7th, the California State Assembly Committee on Business and Professions will have the power to protect babies from dangerous toxic chemicals found in their cribs, strollers, breast-feeding pillows and other products for c...

New Federal Legislation Targets Toxic Chemicals in Baby Bath Products

Sen. Gillibrand's Bill Directs Cosmetic Industry to Clean Up Its Act NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) took action to protect children's health by introducing the Safe Baby Products Act, which directs the Federal Drug Administration to in...

Soybean Chemicals May Reduce Effects of Menopause

Study finds they prevented breakdown of vaginal lining in rats who'd had ovaries removed THURSDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Chemicals in soybeans reduced the effects of menopause in rats, according to a Taiwanese study. The researchers found that dietary supplementation with soy ...

Common Industrial Chemicals May Not Boost Cancer Risk

Use of PFOA, PFOS as additives is already being phased out, experts note,,,, WEDNESDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Typical exposures to chemicals that are found in a wide range of products, and have been linked to cancer in animals, may not boost risks for a range of malignancies i...

Toxic Chemicals in Children's Bath Products Trigger International Outcry

China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Israel react to contaminants in popular children's products made by U.S. manufacturers. U.S. Senator Demands FDA Investigation. WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The governments of China and Vietnam are conducting their own safety tests on some baby bath ...

Frost & Sullivan Helps You Know Your End-Market: Medical Trends Impacting the Chemicals and Materials Markets

Frost & Sullivan to Host Quarterly Analyst Briefing on Thursday, 26 February 2009 LONDON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemicals Group at Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce its 2009 Quarterly Analyst Briefing Presentation on Medical Trends Impacting the Chemicals and Materials ...

Household chemicals may be linked to infertility

Researchers at the UCLA School of Public Health have found the first evidence that perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs chemicals that are widely used in everyday items such as food packaging, pesticides, clothing, upholstery, carpets and personal care products may be associated with infertility in...

Common Chemicals May Delay Pregnancy

Use of PFOS, PFOA as additives is being phased out, researchers note THURSDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Chemicals known as perfluorinated chemicals, which are pervasive in food packaging, pesticides, clothing, upholstery, carpets and personal care products, may delay pregnancy, a ne...

Benefits of Breastfeeding Outweigh Risk of Infant Exposure to Environmental Chemicals in Breastmilk

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A study comparing breastfed and formula fed infants across time showed that the known beneficial effects of breastfeeding are greater than the potential risks associated with infant exposure to chemicals such as dioxins that may be present in breastmilk...

Toxic Chemicals Blamed for Gulf War Illness

Report also cites drug given to U.S. troops to protect them from nerve gas MONDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Gulf War illness, dismissed by some as a psychosomatic disorder, is a very real illness that affects at least 25 percent of the 700,000 U.S. veterans who took part in the 1991...

Sensor Detects Levels of Brain Chemicals

Could help in treatment of Parkinson's, epilepsy and depression, researchers say FRIDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A new wireless deep brain stimulation sensor that can monitor levels of brain chemicals has been developed by Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues. The wireless ...

Lawmakers Agree to Ban Dangerous Chemicals in Toys

Major milestone reached for children's health and for chemical regulation WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lawmakers charged with finalizing the Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act agreed yesterday to include a provision that will ban phthalates from children's toys a...

Cornell receives federal grants to create fabrics to render toxic chemicals harmless

Cornell fiber scientist Juan Hinestroza is working with the U.S. government to create fabrics made of functional nanofibers that would decompose toxic industrial chemicals into harmless byproducts. Potential applications include safety gear for U.S. soldiers and filtration systems for buildings...

U.S. Pharmacopeia Releases New Edition of the Food Chemicals Codex

Internationally Recognized Compendium Helps to Assure the Safety and Purity of Food Ingredients ROCKVILLE, Md., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) today announced the release of the latest edition of the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), a compendium that sets...

US Pharmacopeia releases new edition of the Food Chemicals Codex

Rockville, Md., March 4, 2008 The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) today announced the release of the latest edition of the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), a compendium that sets standards for the identity, quality and purity of ingredients found in foods consumed by the public every day, including colorings,...

Avoid Dangerous Chemicals and Embrace Organic Skin Care

HOCKLEY, Texas, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Skin care is something that everyone is concerned with these days and rightly so. There are hundreds of thousands of skin care products available to individuals and most of these products contain damaging chemicals, preservatives and toxins. Skin Care Pr...

Toxic Neglect: Mutual Funds Opposing Shareholder Resolutions on Chemicals in Products Ignore Financial Risks to Shareholders

Turning a Blind Eye to Risk: Fidelity, American Funds, T Rowe Price, ING, Morgan Stanley, MassMutual; Some Encouraging Signs Seen at TIAA-CREF and ISS WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- More than three out of four major mutual fund families in the United States -- 40 out of 52 (or 77 perc...

Fish devastated by sex-changing chemicals in municipal wastewater

This release is also available in French . While most people understand the dangers of flushing toxic chemicals into the ecosystem through municipal sewer systems, one potentially devastating threat to wild fish populations comes from an unlikely source: estrogen. After an exhaustive se...

Hot liquids release potentially harmful chemicals in polycarbonate plastic bottles

CINCINNATIWhen it comes to Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure from polycarbonate plastic bottles, its not whether the container is new or old but the liquids temperature that has the most impact on how much BPA is released, according to University of Cincinnati (UC) scientists. Scott Belcher, PhD, and ...

How 'IAP antagonist' chemicals kill tumors

Chemical compounds specially designed to neutralize proteins that would otherwise allow tumor cells to cheat death have been recognized for some time by scientists as a promising new avenue for cancer therapy. Now, two studies in the November 16, 2007 issue of the journal Cell, a publication of Ce...

Hazardous Advanced Micro Devices ('A.M.D.') 'Clean Room' Chemicals Caused Multiple Birth Defects, Lawsuit Alleges

Medical Malpractice By Major Regional Medical Association, Two Of Its Physicians Also Alleged AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Micro Devices ("A.M.D.") and a regional medical association that claims to treat 15 percent of Austin- area residents are respons...

Marijuana-like brain chemicals work as antidepressant

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 5, 2007 American and Italian researchers have found that boosting the amounts of a marijuana-like brain transmitter called anandamide produces antidepressant effects in test rats. Led by Daniele Piomelli, the Louise Turner Arnold Chair in Neurosciences and director of the ...

Study reveals 'huffing' household chemicals connected to teen suicide

DENVER With suicide as the third leading cause of death among adolescents in the United States, a new University of Denver (DU) study reveals inhaling or huffing vapors of common household goods, such as glue or nail polish, are associated with increased suicidal thoughts and attempts. Of the s...

Researchers study potential health benefits of natural chemicals in muscadine grape seeds

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Could some of the natural chemicals found in plants be powerful enough to improve cardiovascular health" Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are conducting the first-ever clinical study to evaluate the potential cardiovascular health effects of Natures...

Genomic technologies to identify toxic chemicals should be developed

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the National Research Council recommends that government agencies enhance their efforts to incorporate genomic data into risk assessments of chemicals and medicines, and calls for a concerted effort to fully develop these methods' potential to protect public health....

Rohm and Haas to Webcast Presentation at Credit Suisse Chemicals Conference

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rohm and Haas Company (NYSE: ROH ) will webcast a speech presented by Luis Fernandez, Vice President and Business Group Director, Paint and Coatings Materials, at the Credit Suisse Chemicals Conference, on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 4:20 pm...

Main U.S. Toxics Law Failing to Ensure Safety of Thousands of Chemicals

Congress Must Reform Ineffective 33-year-old Chemicals Law, Expert Testifies WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress urgently needs to reform the nation's main chemicals law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, because it has failed to ensure the safety of the te...

Scripps research scientists develop general-purpose method for detecting trace chemicals

Described in an advance, online publication of the journal Nature Biotechnology on February 22, 2009, the team's general method could be adapted for detecting a wide variety of compounds, including many that are relevant to diagnostic medicine and environmental work. "This technology could be...

EPA should pursue cumulative risk assessment of phthalates and other chemicals

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should examine whether combined exposures to chemicals known as phthalates could cause adverse health effects in humans, says a new report from the National Research Council. In addition, this analysis, called a cumulative risk assessment, sh...

Human Testing - Exposing Children to Chemicals

'Gag Rule' for EPA Scientists: Highlights of the Bush Presidency - A Plea to Candidates Survey Among Health Advocates Reveals Chemical Exposure and Scientific Integrity Crisis that Impacts Public Health Presidential candidates asked to make chemical re...

U.S. Seeks to Limit Animal Testing of Toxic Chemicals

Future screening would rely on lab cells, robots, computer models THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. government scientists proposed Thursday to limit the testing of potentially toxic chemicals on animals and replace it with new high-tech testing methods. According to an agre...

Many Babies Exposed to Chemicals

Evidence of phthalates found in urine after using shampoo, lotion and powder, study shows MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- More than 80 percent of infants tested in a new study had been exposed to a potentially harmful group of chemicals known as phthalates. Exactly what this mean...

Herons persist in Chicago wetlands despite exposure to banned chemicals

Herons nesting in the wetlands of southeast Chicago are still being exposed to chemicals banned in the U.S. in the 1970s, a research team reports. The chemicals do not appear to be affecting the birds reproductive success, however. The findings appear in the current issue of the Journal of Grea...

National Academies advisory: genes and toxic chemicals

Research is increasingly revealing how toxic chemicals disrupt gene activity and other cell processes in ways that lead to health problems -- and why some individuals are particularly vulnerable. For example, studies suggest that genetic variations make some people more likely to experience side e...

Common Environmental Chemicals Hamper Ovary Development in Foetus

Researchers have found that exposing a developing female sheep foetus to low doses of commonly present environmental chemicals can disturb the development of the ovary. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr. Paul Fowler at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. ...

Industrial Chemicals Are Impairing the Brain Development of Children Worldwide

Fetal and early childhood exposures to industrial chemicals in the environment can damage the developing brain and can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs)—autism,// attention deficit disorder (ADHD), and mental retardation. Still, there has been insufficient research done to identify the in...

Cannabis Chemicals May Alleviate Post-Eating Stomach Cramps

A chemical component extracted from the cannabis, or marijuana, plant may relax the colon and reduce stomach cramping after eating, according to a study presented at// the 71st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. The study compared the effects of dronabinol and pl...

Synthetic Chemicals May Trigger Breast Cancer

Incidences of breast cancer are twice as much within a generation and nearly 1000 British women are dying in a month due to this disease. Scientists have issued a warning// that mixtures of chemicals present in day to day products may be the reason for this escalation of breast cancer. Syntheti...
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