New bacteria contaminate hairspray
Scientists in Japan have discovered a new species of bacteria that can live in hairspray, according to the results of a study published in the March issue of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.
Contamination of cosmetic products is rare but some products may b...
Super Bugs Contaminate UK Chickens
More than half of the chickens sold in UK shops were contaminated with Super bugs. The study shows that immediate attention is to given to reduce the indiscriminate use of antibiotics in animals and to // protect the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria from farms into people.
Super bugs are...
Landmark USGS study
...reased mercury emissions from human sources across the globe, and in particular from Asia, make their way into the North Pacific Ocean and as a result contaminate
tuna and other seafood. Because much of the mercury that enters the North Pacific comes from the atmosphere, scientists have predicted an additional 5...
Will Face Masks Protect Against Swine Flu?
...ommending the use of certain types of face masks if you are in close contact with someone who has, or may have, the swine flu even though the airborne contaminate
issue is still being debated.
"The swine flu is a reminder of how quickly a pandemic can be upon us." Hanson continued, "Obviously, there are con...
I'm forever imploding bubbles
...l instruments. A high frequency sound wave is passed through a disinfecting liquid to create bubbles that implode. The force of each implosion removes contaminate
particles from surrounding materials. Cavitation is one of the most effective cleaning processes. There are more than 200 000 places in a teaspoon of ...
Study shows how Salmonella survives in environment
...ly in the environment, could be a source of Salmonella transmission to animals and humans.
Salmonella are microscopic living creatures that can contaminate
almost any food type, causing diarrhoea, abdominal pain and fever. Scientists know that Salmonella which can also cause typhoid fever has evolved...
New evidence suggests electric hand dryers in public toilets pose health risk
... bacteria on people's hands after washing them and contaminate
the washrooms where they are installed.
S.... In addition, paper towels are far less likely to contaminate
other washroom users and the washroom environment....el micro-organism (yeast) was used to artificially contaminate
the hands of volunteers before they used the diffe...
New Standards Set for Heparin and Glycerin
... a blood thinner, and most were patients on kidney dialysis. Some 200 people died from the reactions, Abernethy said.
"There was almost certainly a contaminate
put in the heparin in China that caused these reactions," he said. "It was done in such a clever, devious way that it passed our standards."
CMS Data Services Reports Record Response to Data Media "GREEN" Repurchase Program
...emi-annual or annual Data Center Cleaning to extend the life of your equipment. A Data Center Cleaning will remove dust and zinc whiskers before they contaminate
your servers. CMS can help you design cleaning program based on your needs and budget.
CMS Data Services provides clients with the most trusted br...
Unpasteurized milk poses health risks without benefits
... of collection, processing, distribution, or storage of milk, the authors write. Many pathogens can be found in the dairy farm environment, which can contaminate
the teat skin of dairy cows and consequently the milk at the time when cows are milked. For example, Salmonella and E. coli have been reported in poo...
APIC Covers Up Extent and Causes of Deadly C. diff
...taken them recently
are just as likely to become infected with C. diff," says McCaughey. The
real culprit is poor hospital hygiene.
C. diff bacteria contaminate
every surface in hospitals, including bed
rails, privacy curtains, blood pressure cuffs and faucets. When patients
touch these surfaces and then pick ...
Is the salad bar safe? Produce concerns linger after summer scares
...tion could happen 1,000 miles away because someone didn't wash his or her hands. A home isn't a sterile environment either, so something can happen to contaminate
produce in your own home. Hopefully, if you are healthy whatever contamination that might be present will not harm you."
According to the U.S. Dep...
Doctors of Optometry Urge Contact Lens Wearers to Be Vigilant With Lens Hygiene and Compliance in Flood Areas
standing water can mean an increase in the number of cases of eye
infections. In particular, the Acanthamoeba parasite and other
micro-organisms can contaminate
the lens case and infect the cornea. Water
contaminated with Acanthamoeba can come from lakes, rivers, and swimming
pools. Acanthamoeba infections are...
How to Have Your Tomatoes, and Eat Them, Too
...reduce your risk of salmonella poisoning
FRIDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- Next to wanting to know what's causing salmonella bacteria to contaminate
tomatoes across the United States, the biggest question consumers have had during the past week is, "Do I have to stop eating tomatoes to make sure I ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 21, 2008
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Melting glaciers may release DDT and contaminate
Environmental Science & Technology
In an unexpected consequence of climate change, scientists are raising the possibility ...
UPDATED: Deadly Asbestos Fibers Found on Chicago's Oak Street Beach
...ese tips to
minimize breathing asbestos by you, your family, or pets.
1. Avoid Eating and Drinking at the Beach!
Asbestos and amphibole fibers can contaminate
your hands, food, and
containers. Eat in picnic areas away from the beach.
2. Avoid Disturbing the Sand!
Microscopic asbestos can be released from...
Deadly Asbestos Fibers Found on Chicago's Oak Street Beach
...se tips to
minimize breathing asbestos by you, your family, or pets.
1. Avoid Eating and Drinking at the Beach! Asbestos and amphibole fibers can contaminate
your hands, food, and
containers. Eat in picnic areas away from the beach.
1. Avoid Disturbing the Sand! Microscopic asbestos can be released fro...
Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt Ventures into the Land of Milk and Honey ... and Blueberry!
healthy planet. Its organic ingredient purchases keep over 60,000 farm
acres free of toxic, persistent pesticides and chemical fertilizers that
soil, rivers and drinking water. To help reduce global
warming, Stonyfield offsets all of the C02 emissions generated from its
facility energy use. Th...
Report Slams U.S. Food Safety System
...ly. The report also criticizes large feeding lots that bring together tens of thousands of animals and releasing large quantities of animal waste that contaminate
water supplies and spread disease.
The report calls for phasing out these troubling animal farming practices over the next 10 years. Some of these ...
Large source of nitrate, a potential water contaminant, found in near-surface desert soils
...e, a type of salt, close to the surface. Vulnerable to erosion by rain and wind if the desert pavement is disrupted, this vast source of nitrate could contaminate
surface and groundwaters, posing an environmental risk.
Study results appear in the March issue of Geology .
Desert pavement is a naturally o...
Bacteria beware: MIT student invents knock-out punch for antibiotic resistance
...cally-active bacteriophage could be initially applied in food processing settings to kill food-borne bacteria, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) that contaminate
spinach and cause severe illness when ingested. In line with these hopes, there is evidence that U.S. regulatory authorities are warming up to the the...
New findings on emerging contaminants
...same toughness that helps PFCs resist spills and grease also makes them resistant to breaking down in the environment. This means that PFCs can easily contaminate
bodies of water and be ingested by wildlife.
Jennifer Keller of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Hollings Marine L...
Isis Announces Approximately $2.8 Million in Government Grants and Contracts Awarded to its Ibis Subsidiary to Advance Ibis' Pathogen Identification Technology
...ew areas of biothreat detection, including the identification of
bacteria, viruses and parasites that might cause disease in active military
forces or contaminate
the military blood supply.
"We have earned nearly $70 million in revenue to fund development of
our infectious disease identification and characteri...
6 simple steps to protect against and stop the spread of noroviruses
...by someone who is ill until 2-3 days after symptoms have cleared.
Dont Air Your Dirty Laundry
Direct contact with a sick person is not required to contaminate
soft surfaces. The norovirus can spread from a contaminated pillowcase to a clean towel in a pile of laundry. To disinfect laundry, wash with hot wate...
Stomach Flu Spread By Contaminated Computer Keyboards
...eople who are ill should stay home for one to three days after they have had their last symptom, because they continue to shed the virus and can still contaminate
objects," Chai added.
One infectious disease expert said norovirus is a common infection, second only to the common cold.
"These outbreaks are e...
EPA Plan to Evade Required Cuts in Mercury Pollution Challenged in Court by States, Tribes, Health and Environmental Groups
...nd into the future.
"Power plants spew 48 tons of mercury into the air each year, yet a
mere 1/70th of a teaspoon of mercury per year is enough to contaminate
25-acre lake to the point that fish are unsafe to eat. EPA estimates that
as many as 600,000 babies may be born annually with irreversible brain
GenPrime Initiates External Clinical Trials of its Bacterial Contamination Test for Rapid Detection of Bacteria in Platelets
...roprietary lateral flow technology
platform, GenPrime's Bacterial Contamination Test for Platelets(TM) is
designed to detect all 15 organisms known to contaminate
Additionally GenPrime has developed an automated test reader and software
for objective result analysis and data collection. The company ha...
Human Urine Safe, Productive Fertilizer
...er crop of cabbages said the practice may not be a bad idea.
"Urine is a valuable fertilizer which poor people could use to increase yields and not contaminate
their environment. It is a resource, not a pollutant, if correctly managed," said Helvi Heinonen-Tanski, leader of a research group at the University ...
Beef Cattle Vaccinated Against E. coli O157:H7
...lt from reducing the shed of E. coli O157:H7 bacteria by
cattle," said Graeme McRae, President & CEO of Bioniche Life Sciences Inc.
"Shed bacteria can contaminate
food, water and the environment, and human
exposures to this pathogen result in an estimated 100,000 cases of illness
per year in North America." The...
Bioniche Receives $2 Million Government Grant For Market Development Related to its E. coli O157:H7 Cattle Vaccine
...any's E. coli O157:H7 cattle vaccine. The vaccine will be used for the reduction of shedding of E. coli
O157:H7 bacteria by cattle. Shed bacteria can contaminate
food, water and
the environment. Human exposures to this pathogen result in an estimated
100,000 cases of illness per year in North America. Bioniche ...
Textile City Tirupur in Tamil Nadu Tops in Pollution Generation
..., says: 'The agricultural lands will slowly become desert because of this sludge. Sludge will kill all the microorganisms in the earth. They will also contaminate
water sources in the surroundings.'
Environmentalists concerned over the deteriorating condition seek a scientific solution.
Hemangioblasts Aiding Eye Damage Repair
Another roadblock is that many of the current batches, or lines, of stem cells must be grown in 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...
Deep-sea Mining can Damage Marine Ecosystem
...at the U of T Mississauga, and lead author of the study, mining of massive sulphide deposits near undersea 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...
Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat?
...ed of the Brahmaputra, another of Asia's greatest rivers.
Eventually, he says, growing heat 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 wh...
Environment Groups Appeal for Ban on Cleaning Chemicals
It is estimated that about 400 million pounds of the chemicals are annually produced and 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 ...
GMO Corn Causes Liver, Kidney Problems in Rats: Study
...ion technology is unproven and potentially dangerous and that GMO crops can contaminate
The industry says the technology offers vast potential benefits, poses no health risk and has never been shown to contaminate
"All the experts agree that the maize in question is as ...
Mercury can Kill
...al said a syringe should be used to suck up the liquid under water, maintaining great care all the 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, thinki...
Toxoplasma Linked to a Protein
...vered that there were subtle discrepancies in this crucial protein between different types of Toxoplasma. 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 ...
Heroin Injection may Lead to Wound Botulism
...sis turned out to be wound botulism.
Wound botulism is a potentially fatal illness that occurs 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, ...
Children of Bhopal Gas Victims Suffer from Deformity
... rate even now.
Union Carbide allegedly constructed the factory knowing that the storage and treatment 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 estimat...