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  • Fears over pesticide exposure in the month of conception

    New research reveals that babies conceived in the spring and summer are more likely than others to be born with birth defects. One possible cause is the levels of pesticides in surface water happen to peak at the same time. The study, published in the US medical journal Acta Pædiatrica links the increasing number of birth defects in children of women whose last menstrual period occurred in April ...

  • Exposure to Asbestos Still a Major Health Issue in Puerto Rico

    In early March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report about an increase in the number of deaths associated with malignant mesothelioma. The rise in deaths was detailed in the CDC’sMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. It showed the number of annual deaths due to the condition actually increased from 2,479 in 1999 to 2,597 in 2015. People diagnosed with ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Oregon Guard Soldiers Sue Military Contractor over Hexavalent Chromium Exposure

    LA Testing provides hexavalent chromium and other metal testing services to keep soldiers and industrial workers safe from the cancer causing materials. Garden Grove, CA, September 20th, 2010 Last month a federal judge ruled a lawsuit by some veterans of the Oregon Army National Guard could proceed against a major contractor from the war in Iraq.  The veterans ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA awards over $200,000 to the Oklahoma department of labor to reduce exposure to asbestos

    A grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will assist in reducing asbestos exposure in schools and state buildings in Oklahoma. The grant for $234,713, given to the Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL), will be used for inspections and encouraging compliance with the Asbestos in Schools Program which is designed to protect the health of school children and other occupants as well as ...

  • AQMesh in BBC air quality feature

    AQMesh showed its versatility in the BBC’s Inside Out feature on air quality (West region). The programme aired on 6th March but is available on iPlayer at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08h4m30 until 5th April. AQMesh pods were used on the back of a bicycle and inside a taxi, to show the NO2 and particulate matter exposure experienced by ...


    By AQMesh

  • World Water Day 2017 - Wastewater Management

    The 22 March is celebrated World Water Day with the motto Wastewater. The goal of this initiative that emerged in 1993 is to raise awareness about the conservation and development of water resources. In  ...


    By Toro Equipment S.L.

  • The 12th Eco Expo Asia Set For October Information Exchange on Green Tech

    Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the 12th Eco Expo Asia will be held at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong from 26 to 29 October 2017. The Expo will showcase leading-edge environmental technology solutions from around the world, and ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Groundwater papers link methane in groundwater to natural sources

    A pair of papers in Groundwater®, NGWA's bimonthly technical publication, finds a high level of methane in water wells from two Texas counties is most likely from shallow natural gas deposits, not natural gas leaks caused by hydraulic fracturing operations in the underlying Barnett Shale.  The research builds on previous studies on well water quality in the Barnett Shale ...

  • PowerCell has received a patent for the reduction of carbon monoxide in reformate

    The leading Nordic fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has a unique reformer technology which makes it possible to extract hydrogen rich gas from biofuels and conventional fossil fuels. The company has received a patent for an improved and a more compact clean up system that reduces the amount of carbon monoxide in the gas. PowerCell manufactures fuel cell stacks and systems ...


    By PowerCell Sweden AB

  • Save up to 60% time and 70% water with this new powerful tank cleaning machine​

    Fast and cost effective cleaning Saving time and water are some of the KPIs which have the most attention in the hygienic industries. The new Alfa Laval TJ40G rotary tank cleaning machine uses a high-impact jet stream to effectively clean tough tank residues and minimize the risk of product contamination. This four-nozzle rotary jet head also cleans tanks 60% faster than static ...


    By Alfa Laval Corporate AB

  • Promega Corporation and AppliTek are teaming to offer advanced technology for microbial pathogen monitoring of process water and drinking water sources

    Rapid and reliable on-line measurement of water quality with sensitivity more than ten times current standards is now available to the water industry. Promega Corporation and AppliTek (Belgium, Europe) are teaming to offer advanced technology for microbial pathogen monitoring of process water and drinking water sources. The EZ-ATP® On-line Microbiology Analyzer by AppliTek now uses highly ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • BS 8001 - Climacteric in the development of circular economy standards

    The release of BS 8001 Framework for, implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations for public consultation signifies a turning point in national standards development. It represents the world’s first circular economy business-oriented standard, providing guidance to organisations on the steps they can take to transition from a linear, to a more sustainable and ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Antimicrobial Resistance and Environmental Pathogens Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses antimicrobial resistance and environmental pathogens. “All types of microbes have the ability to develop resistance to the antimicrobial agents created to destroy them,” said Paul ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • DC Water and Xylem celebrate the installation of the first intelligent wastewater pumping system in North America

    Xylem (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company, today presented to DC Water the first installation in North America of Flygt Concertor, the world's first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence.  DC Water, one of the nation's leading water and wastewater innovators, has a well-established track record of piloting and adopting leading-edge technologies to evolve ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • EPA Awards the State of Oklahoma Over $240,000 to Reduce Exposure to Asbestos in Schools and State Buildings

    The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Oklahoma Department of Labor $242,322 to help reduce exposure to asbestos in schools and state buildings through compliance monitoring. The funds will be used by the ODOL to complete audit inspections in local schools during the upcoming school year. Asbestos inspections are a traditional method of encouraging compliance with the Asbestos in ...

  • IFAT is over

    Stunning experience. A very successful week, a lot of contacts and new customers from all over the world! Many thanks to all of you. Next appointments: RWM Birmingham, Ecomondo Rimini and Pollutec Lyon. Keep following ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Country management for exposure limits

    The country management is a new parameter introduced in EuSHEET to allow you to associate a country to every specific limit, included in the table in section 8, and to print the safety data sheet which contains only the limits related to the selected country. Country management activation It is possible to enable the country management by entering the menu Utilities → ...


    By Selerant srl

  • The fundamentals of REACH exposure scenarios

    Exposure scenarios constitute the tool to certify adequate control over substances and make sure they do not pose any risks to human beings or the environment. This is how you make sure they are valid for compliance with REACH. Exposure scenarios are required as an annex to safety data sheets. Substance manufacturers or importers of more than one tonne per year need to compile a technical ...


  • The Comet Assay and Occupational Exposure

    The Comet assay is being used with increasing popularity in biomonitoring studies to determine the level of DNA damage in workers exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals and radiation. The assay is an ideal biomarker for such investigations due to its sensitivity and reliability in detecting DNA damage and repair. A large number of research groups are utilising our ...


    By Perceptive Instruments Ltd.

  • Mesothelioma and the hazards of asbestos exposure

    As a result of the recently declared Public Health Emergency in Libby, Montana on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, asbestos awareness has been on the rise. Considering the presence of asbestos-containing materials in older homes and buildings, and the fact that asbestos is not banned in the United States, public health officials advise citizens to educate themselves on the risks of ...


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