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  • 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 ...

  • Chemicals risk assessment: Baltic study recommends more monitoring of emerging pollutants

    Chemicals are everywhere and new substances are regularly being introduced to the market. However, only some pose a risk to the environment. How do we decide which of them to monitor? A new study using a database of chemicals found in fish in the Baltic Sea has assessed which chemicals are commonly monitored. The researchers suggest that monitoring is biased towards known, already regulated ...

  • Water For People Launches New Mobile Application For Monitoring Water and Sanitation Projects in Developing Countries

    Open-source reporting system uses Google Earth for faster response times to problems and data-driven decisions DENVER - Water For People, a U.S.-based international development organization, introduced a visual, open-source mobile-based data monitoring and mapping tool called Field Level Operations Watch (FLOW) today at the annual Pop!Tech conference. This new ...


    By Water For People

  • Water for people launches new mobile application for monitoring water and sanitation projects in developing countries

    Water For People, (www.waterforpeople.org), a U.S.-based international development organization, introduced a visual, open-source mobile-based data monitoring and mapping tool called Field Level Operations Watch (FLOW) today at the annual Pop!Tech conference. This new mobile application baseline and monitoring tool allows the organization to capture, report and analyze ...

  • Climate change increases vulnerability of planet to persistent organic pollutants

    Climate change increases the planet's vulnerability to persistent organic pollutants (POPs), a UN research team concluded in a major study previewed in Cancun, Tuesday. The study, "Climate Change and POPs Inter-Linkages", was conducted by climate and chemical experts from 12 countries, and is the first systematic and authoritative review of the impact of climate change on the release of POPs into ...

  • Albatrosses’ survival seriously threatened by mercury and pollutants

    Mercury and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) reduce albatrosses’ chances of successfully breeding, a recent study finds. These pollutants add to the list of environmental pressures, including climate change, disease and fishery bycatch, affecting this highly threatened species. Seabirds, such as albatrosses, are at risk of consuming high levels of pollutants that accumulate up through ...

  • Pesticide endosulfan ruled “highly toxic”

    An international scientific review committee ruled last week that endosulfan, a widely used pesticide, is highly toxic to humans and wildlife. The ruling concludes debate on whether the chemical should be classified as a persistent organic pollutant (POP), a decision that could result in a global ban. 'Thankfully the science - rather than political and economic interests - has been at the fore, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Return of the Dirty Dozen

    The "Dirty Dozen" chemicals, including the notoriously toxic DDT, are being freed from Arctic sea ice and snow through global warming, a study published on Sunday suggested. The "Dirty Dozen" - formally known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) - were widely used as insecticides and pesticides before being outlawed in 2001. They are extremely tough molecules that take decades to break ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Air quality concerns prompt safety pause at nuke dump

    The manager of the federal government's nuclear waste repository in New Mexico has halted work because of poor air quality in parts of the underground facility. Officials with Nuclear Waste Partnership announced the "safety pause" late Monday after monitoring instruments carried by workers detected elevated levels of carbon monoxide and ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • 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

  • Is There Mercury in Your Skin Cream?

    Health officials inCaliforniahave traced the mercury poisoning of a 39 year old woman to skin-lightening cream fromMexico. Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that at least 22 people in five households inCaliforniaandVirginiahad used mercury-laced skin-lightening creams made inMexico. Twelve Californians and ten Virginians had elevated levels of mercury in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • MOS Food Services Launches New 'Grilled Chicken' Simultaneously in Japan and Asia - Limited Release Product

    Aiming to sell a total of four million burgers from December 26thTokyo, Dec 14, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - MOS Food Services, the company that operates MOS Burger, will introduce the same limited-release concept product at all its 1,596 stores (as of Nov 2010 / some stores may not sell this product) in Japan and throughout Asia, and conduct a sales promotion using the same commercials and store POP ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Changes ordered at Los Alamos over nuke waste leak

    Four Los Alamos National Laboratory workers have been reassigned and the Department of Energy has pulled nuclear waste cleanup operations from the contractor that runs the lab after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked, officials said Friday. The leak contaminated 22 workers with low levels of radiation and indefinitely shuttered the government's only permanent repository for waste from ...


    By Associated Press

  • Health & Safety Event 2016: Noise and Vibration at Work Matters

    The Health & Safety Event 2016 is right around the corner. Noise and Vibration at Work continues to be a real area of concern as the risks are not always visible. That is why our team of experts will be available to guide you through what you need to keep your workplace safe. The Health & Safety Event 2016 – Where, When and How to Register The Health & ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • RemTec International Announces the Expansion of their Halon and Refrigerant Reclamation Services to the Middle East Region

    BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - In conjunction with Pan Gulf Industrial Systems, RemTec International has announced it will commence Halon reclamation and banking operations in the Middle East as of November 2010. This halocarbon reclamation facility will be the first of its kind in the region. Located on the second Dammam industrial city, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it will also provide services ...


    By A-Gas Americas

  • Effects of organochlorine pollution on animals take a long time to wear off

    Populations of otters, grey seals and sea eagles are slowly recovering in Sweden, which is likely to be thanks in part to a ban on organochlorine chemicals, such as PCBs and DDT, in the 1970s, according to a new study. However, the research shows that negative effects of these chemicals on the reproductive health of female animals persisted for more than 15 years after the ban was introduced. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Officials Eye 6 Barrels Tied to Nuke Dump Leak

    Scientists investigating a mysterious radiation leak at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump have identified five other potentially explosive containers of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory that are being stored at a site in West Texas, New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn told a legislative panel Tuesday. Flynn ...


    By Associated Press

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