Dioxins and Furans News

  • Paper Production Levels Off, Environmental Footprint Still High

    In wealthy countries, paper is ubiquitous and is often fated to be discarded soon after purchase, with only a portion recovered for recycling. Although slow improvements have been made in production methods and in the recovery of paper products, additional progress is needed to reduce the industry’s environmental impacts, writes Michael Renner, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • EPA updates science assessment for dioxins

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its non-cancer science assessment for dioxins, which was last reviewed in the 1980s. Dioxins are toxic chemicals that naturally exist in the environment and can be released into the environment through forest fires, backyard burning of trash, certain industrial activities, and residue from past commercial burning of waste. ...

  • Integrated solutions for process emissions control

    CTP Chemisch Thermische Prozesstechnik is one of the world's leading companies in air pollution control for industrial applications. We have provided high quality solutions for nearly all industries; from metal, chemical, electronic to automotive and packaging industries.  ...

  • Emissions regulations theme for MCERTS 2011

    MCERTS 2011 has moved to the Telford International Centre and will take place on 30th and 31st March. The new location will accommodate growth in demand for the latest information on the regulations, techniques, standards and technologies that relate to emissions monitoring and gas detection. The event's visitors will be provided with help and advice across a broad range of subjects including the ...

  • MCERTS 2011 workshop programme announced

    The organisers of MCERTS 2011 (Telford, 30th and 31st March) have announced the workshop programme to run alongside the event's main conference and exhibition. The workshops will offer a selection of over sixty subjects and will take place in six dedicated rooms located within the exhibition area. It is not necessary to book places at the workshops; registered visitors will simply come and go as ...

  • MCERTS 2011 workshop programme announced

    The organisers of MCERTS 2011 (Telford, 30th and 31st March) have announced the workshop programme to run alongside the event's main conference and exhibition. The workshops will offer a selection of over sixty subjects and will take place in six dedicated rooms located within the exhibition area. It is not necessary to book places at the workshops; registered visitors will simply come and go as ...

  • High speed in extraction of dioxins

    The actual dioxin scandal will result in a strong increase of laboratory work due to severe global regulation by the WHO. The determination of dioxins, especially the extraction process is very time consuming if classical Soxhlet extraction is applied. Pressurized solvent extraction with BUCHI's SpeedExtractor speeds up the extraction process. ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • EPA releases reports on Dioxin emitted during deepwater horizon BP spill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two peer reviewed reports concerning dioxins emitted during the controlled burns of oil during the Deepwater Horizon BP spill. Dioxins are a category that describes a group of hundreds of potentially cancer-causing chemicals that can be formed during combustion or burning. The reports found that while small amounts of dioxins were ...

  • Unmixing Analysis: A Powerful Forensics Tool for Source Identification and Allocation

    Integral scientists have developed software to apply a powerful but rarely used numerical technique to environmental investigations, in ways that provide a robust quantification of potential contributions of chemical sources at contaminated sites. Known as unmixing analysis, this mathematical technique has produced effective results by providing strong lines of evidence for estimating the ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • Dioxin risk in soil and plant tissues after long-term biosolids application

    Land application of biosolids (treated municipal sewage sludge) is a common practice because biosolids are a rich source of plant nutrients and organic matter. However, the presence of detectable levels of dioxins in biosolids led to concerns that farmland application may result in accumulation of dioxins in soil and their subsequent translocation through the human food chain because several ...

  • POPs have decreased significantly thanks to regulation, EU study reveals

    Quantities of dioxins and furans (PCDD/F), and hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), in air and water decreased significantly between 1990 and 2000, according to a recent study evaluating the effectiveness of regulations governing the release of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).  Modelling future scenarios suggest further decreases in these and other POPs through 2020. POPs are toxic substances that ...

  • Type 2 diabetes may be linked to pesticide exposure

    Cambridge University scientists are advocating more research into the possible links between environmental pollution and type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease. At least 171 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, according to estimates by the World Health Organization. In today's edition of the British medical journal 'Lancet,' Drs. Oliver Jones and Julian Griffin highlight ...

  • EPA terminates negotiations with Dow Chemical on river clean-ups

    US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has stopped its negotiations with Dow Chemical aimed at a settlement to conduct a study and interim cleanup actions for dioxin contamination in the Tittabawassee River system. 'EPA does not believe that the deal Dow is offering goes far enough,' said Ralph Dollhopf, Associate Director for the Superfund Division of EPA's Regional Office in Chicago. 'Key ...

  • EPA, Dow Chemical continue to negotiate river cleanups

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today extended a deadline with Dow Chemical to negotiate a settlement to conduct and finance an investigation, a study and interim cleanup actions for dioxin contamination in the Tittabawassee River system. On Oct. 10, EPA called for negotiations under provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, or ...

  • POLLUTEC 2007

    MAGUIN S.A.S will be present at the POLLUTEC 2007 exhibition which will take place in Paris Nord Villepinte (France)from 27th to 30th November. Our team of professionals will be glad to study your project and to put at your disposal their skills and knowledge in the field of waste incineration, air pollution control and waste-to-energy processes.This exhibition will also give you the opportunity ...

  • Dow Chemical Removes Contaminants Near its Home Factory

    MIDLAND, Michigan, July 12, 2007 (ENS) - The Dow Chemical Company began work this week to remove contaminated sediments in the Tittabawassee River, just upstream of the Dow Dam in the company's hometown of Midland. The sediments are contaminated with high levels of dioxins and furans, chlorobenzenes, metals, and other materials. On June 27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 gave ...

  • Thermo’s High Resolution GC/MS System Satisfies Regulatory Requirements for Low Detection Limits of Dioxins and Furans

    Bremen, Germany (October 27, 2006) – Thermo Electron Corporation, world leader in analytical instrumentation, announces that its new DFS High Resolution GC/MS system is capable of performing precise and reliable confirmation analyses of dioxins and furans in the low femtogram range. The system helps governmental, industrial and commercial laboratories conducting environmental monitoring analyses ...

  • New Technology Helps Monitor Potentially Toxic Incinerator Emissions

    Casella ETi (UK), has installed two 'Amesa ' systems (Absorption Method for Sampling of Dioxins and Furans) at the Isle of Man 'Energy from Waste' (EfW) incinerator' - the first in the UK to have a continous dioxin sample system permanently installed. Until recently technology has not been available to accurately measure dioxin and furan emissions. Rita Greenwood, Environmental Manager at ...


    By Casella

  • Health effects of dioxins: get the reliable facts from www.GreenFacts.org

    Untitled Document The possibility that Mr Victor Yushchenko’s health problems may be chloracne, a skin disease which can be caused by dioxins, has been in the media spotlight. For those ...


    By GreenFacts

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