POPs Monitoring News

  • First detection of novel flame retardants in Antarctic species

    Groups of chemicals used as flame retardants were present in the bodies of Antarctic rock cod (Trematomus bernacchii), young gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua), and brown skua seabird (Stercorarius antarcticus) collected from King George Island, Antarctica. This study is the first to find some of these chemicals in Antarctica, confirming that they undergo long-range transport and can reach ...

  • Agilent Technologies to Host Seminars at International Dioxin Symposium in Madrid

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it will host two seminars at the Dioxin 2014 International Symposium in Madrid, Spain. Food safety experts Dr. ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • LumiCalc: How to Export Data

    LuminUltra’s LumiCalc software is a full-service microbiological data management platform with tools that enable data input, storage, analysis and collaboration.  While many users find great utility in LumiCalc’s data management abilities, the software also offers users the flexibility to export data out of the software via an Excel spreadsheet that can be saved wherever the user ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Waters Selects MTM Research Center at Orebro University for Center of Innovation Honors

    At a ceremony at the School of Science and Technology at Orebro University (Orebro, Sweden) Waters announced the selection of the MTM Research Center for its Centers of Innovation Program for research in the field of persistent organic pollutants ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • High-speed Sample Preparation and Analysis of Dioxins and Dioxin-like PCBs

    Shimadzu and BUCHI cordially invite you to our lunch seminar at the Dioxin 2011 conference in Brussels. The following presentation will be given: BUCHI Solutions to speed up the Sample Preparation Process for POP Analysis, Sabine Cleres, BÜCHI Labortechnik AG Dioxin and PCB Control in Food and Feeding Stuff with Single Quadrupole GCMS, Dr. Margit Geissler, Shimadzu Europe GmbH ...


    By B√úCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Ramping up our POPs monitoring role

    As a Party to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Australia and 172 other countries are committed to eliminating or restricting the production and use of a range of chemicals that pose a major, long-term threat to humans and the environment. CSIRO atmospheric scientist, Dr Melita Keywood, said POPs typically have the ability to: remain intact in the environment for long ...

  • Scottish Water fined for polluting Aberdeenshire burn

    Scottish Water was fined GBP5,000 after they failed to comply with their licence to discharge sewage effluent into the Durris burn, and failed to comply with an improvement notice. The water company pled guilty at Stonehaven Sheriff Court. The matter was investigated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and reported to the Procurator Fiscal. The discharge licence placed a limit on ...

  • Melting glaciers free trapped pollutants

    Melting glaciers in the Swiss Alps are releasing pollutants that have been frozen in the ice for decades. A recent study suggests that by accelerating global ice loss, global warming is likely to increase environmental contamination with persistent organic compounds that are no longer widely used, such as PCBs and DDT. Persistent organic pollutants are chemicals that can travel long distances in ...

  • Could dangerous PCBs be in your home?

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a type of organic compounds that has been classified as persistent organic pollutants due to its toxicity. Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new guidance to communities on PCBs in caulk from buildings constructed or renovated between 1950 and 1978. The EPA now recommends testing for PCBs in peeling, brittle, cracking or ...


  • Everybody at the Eden Project Benefits From CEL Technology

    Visitors to the £100million Eden project in Cornwall, the staff who work there and the people living nearby are all benefiting from state of the art noise measurement technology from Casella CEL. The project's Technical Services Team has taken delivery of a CEL-490 ...


    By Casella

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