Metametrix Announces New Toxic Effects Profiles to Help Combat Growing Concerns About Toxicity and Health
...e or complicate a broad range of illnesses including allergies, asthma, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
Biphenyls (PCBs) Profile - Measuring six common PCBs, this profile helps identify exposure to PCBs that are shown to cause health problems associated...
Metametrix Announces Acquisition of Accu-Chem Laboratories
...rmed by Accu-Chem includes analyses of body fluids and tissues for
recognized toxic chemicals including chlorinated pesticides, volatile
solvents, and polychlorinated
"We are excited about the acquisition of Accu-Chem Laboratories," says Dr.
J. Alexander Bralley, CEO of Metametrix Clinical L...
EPA should pursue cumulative risk assessment of phthalates and other chemicals
...eting any cumulative risk assessment, the committee said. For instance, EPA could evaluate the risk of combined exposures to lead, methylmercury, and polychlorinated
biphenyls because all contribute to cognitive deficits consistent with IQ reduction in children.
In addition, further research should be conducted ...
June 2008 highlights
...t also to the next generation. They treated pregnant rats with a mixture of polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs) and found that reproductive markers were disrupted not onl...mas E. Juenger, Michael J. Woller, and Andrea C. Gore. Effects of Perinatal polychlorinated
Biphenyls on Adult Female Rat Reproduction: Development, Reproductive Physi...
American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- Sept. 5, 2007
... populations for 30-60 years
Environmental Science & Technology
Orcas or killer whales may continue to suffer the effects of contamination with polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs) for the next 30 60 years, despite 1970s-era regulations that have reduced overall PCB concentrations in the environment, researchers...
Treaty With Japan may Legalize Dumping Toxic Waste in India
...d with the poison plastic PVC, to India.
Specifically, Japan exported more than 500 tonnes of DDT and 20 tonnes of capacitor fluid containing polychlorinated
biphenyl, a carcinogen and a banned chemical, in the last few years.
Indian laws too prohibit the import of hazardous wastes into India.
Bacterium Could Treat PCBs Without the Need for Dredging
... Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered a tiny bacterium that could one day transform the way we remove polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs) from our environment//. The organism could be the key to developing methods that help detoxify commercial PCB compounds on site — wit...
Fish Intake Linked to Higher IQ in Offspring
...should not eat more than 340 grams per week to avoid exposing the foetus to trace amounts of pollutants in the fish, like methyl mercury, dioxins, and polychlorinated
The new research, published today in The Lancet, compiled data from 11875 pregnant women taking part in the Avon Longitudinal ...
Living Near Toxic Waste May Bring On Diabetes
...cting for potential factors that could skew the data, such as age, race, sex and average household income.
Major types of organic pollutants are polychlorinated
biphenyls, or PCBs, a former industrial ingredient of pesticides, paints, paper and other products.
Although banned from the US industries in th...
Synthetic Chemicals May Trigger Breast Cancer
...ol A comprises of many plastics, which forms a part of more than 50% of food cans in British Supermarkets. Other chemicals in the line of fire include polychlorinated
biphenyls or PCBs and pesticides such as DDT.
Experts have emphasized that even seemingly insubstantial amounts of the chemicals could actually...
Polychlorinated in Biological News
UH team analyzes Hurricane Ike's effects on waterways, fish contamination
...fying the environmental challenges facing the estuary.
"We have since focused on POPs, or persistent organic pollutants, which include dioxins and polychlorinated
biphenyls, or PCBs. We have a unique opportunity this year to study the effect of Hurricane Ike on these pollutants, particularly in the water and sed...
NIST issues human milk and blood serum SRMs for contaminant measurements
NIST first released its first serum-based SRM (SRM 1589 polychlorinated
Biphenyls in Human Serum) in 1985 to aid with the detection of polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs), a toxic mixture of compounds used in transformer oils tha...
NOAA report calls flame retardants concern to US coastal ecosystems
...ral development may be impaired by exposure to PBDEs. They are known to pass from mother to infant in breast milk.
Similar in chemical structure to polychlorinated
biphenyls, or PCBs, they have raised concerns among scientists and regulators that their impacts on human health will prove comparable. PBDE producti...
AGU journal highlights -- Oct. 16, 2008
...olatilization and deposition. To learn more about this "grasshopper effect," Jurado and Dachs focus on a class of persistent organic pollutants called polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCB). Through studies of the grasshopper effect's seasonal variability and long-range atmospheric transport potentials, the authors find th...
UI researchers find potentially toxic substance present in Chicago air
... Although the industrial compounds known as polychlorinated
biphenols or PCBs have been found in previous air samples collected in the city of Chicago, a University of Iowa researcher says that a new study of C...
Dioxin risk in soil and plant tissues after long-term biosolids application
... and 2016 Mg ha-1 cumulative biosolids loading applied through annual applications from 1973 to 2002 and measured 29 congeners of dioxins, furans, and polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs). Results from this study were published in July-August 2008 issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality . This research was also p...
UNH researchers test sediment-scrubbing technology in NH river
...e and his colleagues added organoclay and activated charcoal ("like in your Brita filter," he says), which adhere to and treat toxic chemicals such as polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs), polyaromatic hydrocarbons, (PAHs), and petroleum products that routinely enter waterways through stormwater runoff.
The project ...
Persistent man-made chemical pollutants found in deep-sea octopods and squids
...ment," Vecchione said. Among the chemicals detected were tributyltin (TBT), polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs), brominated diphenyl ethers (BDEs), and dichlorodiphenyl-t...omatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), found in all the samples, diphenyl ether (DPE), polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs), and brominated diphenyl ethers (BDEs). The researchers al...
A Great Lakes mystery: The case of the disappearing species
...egatively to the mussels," he said.
Seplveda is looking into another possible contributor to Diporeia's decline: water pollutants like pesticides, polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs), flame retardants or others.
Detailed in a study to be published in print and online next month in the journal Aquatic Toxicology...
Environmental fate of nanoparticles depends on properties of water carrying them
...s containing them are discarded. Researchers want to know more about the environmental fate of nanoparticles to avoid creating problems like those of polychlorinated
biphenyls (PCBs), in which the harmful effects of the compounds were discovered only after their use became widespread.
It will be difficult to c...
Polychlorinated in Biological Technology