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  • Toxic compounds in groundwater

    Research is being conducted on degrading a toxic compound found in groundwater systems around the world Vinyl chloride is a cancer-causing compound formed from solvents in groundwater systems under anaerobic conditions. These solvents are used in many industrial applications around the world and often belong to the most encountered groundwater pollutants in industrialized countries. Groundwater ...

  • Online Water Toxicity Monitoring

    Monitoring of water toxicity is of special importance, especially when surface water or ground water are used for the preparation of drinking water. Since a variety of substances are harmful for human being reliable online monitoring is recommended. LAR's online toxicity analyzer ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Continuous toxicity monitoring of wastewater

    Toxicity is the most common disturbance to biological treatment processes – especially for nitrification. The continuous toxicity monitoring proactively protects the waste water treatment plant and hence, secures to keep the plant running. LAR's online toxicity analyzer ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Toxic emissions, they’re in the water

    After decades of hammering on corporations to reduce their toxic air emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now focusing on another source of nasty pollution, corporate water emissions. Although the Clean Water Act has technically been in place for well over three decades, the EPA has been lax in enforcing regulations, often due to thinly-stretched resources.Coal-fired power ...


  • Continuous Toxicity Monitoring of Waste Water

    Toxicity is the most common disturbance to biological treatment processes – especially for nitrification. The continuous toxicity ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Are Toxic Chemicals in Your Gardening Tools?

    Testing shows that many common gardening tools—including hoses, gloves, kneeling pads, shovels, and trowels—are contaminated with harmful chemicals, claims the nonprofit environmental group Ecology Center. CNN reports that the organization analyzed 200 popular gardening products and found that two-thirds of them contained significant levels of phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), and lead. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Is Your Child Exposed to Toxic PCBs at School?

    EMSL Analytical provides polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) testing solutions to keep students and faculty safe from the dangerous the chemicals posses. Cinnaminson, NJ, September 8th, 2010 Production of PCBs in the United States was halted in the late 1970s, but prior to then it was used in some building materials, including caulks.  Caulking materials were used in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California sets up toxic chemicals registry

    Under two new laws, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has until 2011 to develop a process for identifying and evaluating potentially dangerous chemicals and to set up a searchable online database where consumers can find information on chemicals.  The law follows in the footsteps of chemical evaluation programs in the European Union and Canada but is the first such ...

  • FTIR meets Fire Testing needs for toxic gas analysis

    One of the most dangerous aspects of a fire is the toxic gases that can arise from the process of combustion.To save lives and develop safer materials for airplanes, trains, and buildings, it is vital to identify and measure the gases that are released when products and materials ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • NITON Launches New Plastics Analyzer

    Untitled Document Billerica, MA - NITON LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) instrumentation, is pleased to announce the release of yet another industry revolution – the ...

  • EPA releases second phase of toxicity testing data for eight oil dispersants

    The US Environmental Protection Agency today released peer reviewed results from the second phase of its independent toxicity testing on mixtures of eight oil dispersants with Louisiana Sweet Crude Oil. EPA conducted the tests as part of an effort to ensure that EPA decisions remain grounded in the best available science and data. EPA’s results indicate that the eight dispersants tested ...

  • Toxic gas analysis - new video, white paper and case study

    Dangerous levels of toxic gases in freight containers represent a major threat to port and transport workers, customs officials, warehousemen, store employees and consumers. However, the risks posed by these gases can be effectively assessed with Gasmet FTIR multigas analysers. Gasmet has therefore published a video, a white paper and a case study; providing comprehensive help and advice for any ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Air toxics near toledo elementary school are below levels of concern

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 today released the final report on analysis of air toxics monitoring data near Toledo Elementary School in Toledo, Oregon. The report is posted at: http://www.epa.gov/schoolair. EPA and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will present the results and answer questions about the air ...

  • Air toxics near lapwai high school below levels of concern

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the final report on analysis of air toxics monitoring data near Lapwai High School in Lapwai, Idaho. EPA found that concentrations of air toxics measured near the school are below the levels of concern associated with health problems from either short- or long-term exposures.  The report is posted at: ...

  • California sues `natural` companies over toxic chemical in soaps

    California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. has filed a lawsuit against companies that manufacture or distribute body care and household cleaning products that have tested highest for the carcinogenic chemical 1,4-dioxane. The lawsuit was filed May 29 in the Alameda County Superior Court.  Named as defendants are Avalon Natural Products, which makes the Alba brand products; Beaumont Products ...

  • EPA to demolish contaminated building at toxic superfund site in Garfield, N.J.

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined today by New Jersey Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, Senator Robert Menendez and Congressmember Bill Pascrell, Jr. as she announced that the EPA will safely demolish the E.C. Electroplating building at the Garfield Superfund site in Garfield, New Jersey. The building, located at 125 Clark Street, is contaminated ...

  • EPA releases final report on air toxics near Lincoln Elementary School, no unsafe levels of manganese, Nickel or other toxic metals detected (IN)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 announced today that the final report based on the school air toxics monitoring data from Lincoln Elementary School in Warsaw, Ind., has been posted on the Agency’s website. Based on the monitoring results, EPA found no concern for risk of health problems from short-term or long-term exposures to manganese, nickel, or other toxic metals in the ...

  • Protecting Canadians and the environment from toxic chemicals: the Chemical Management Plan

    Grade 12 students Rachel Brown and Katie Van der Sloot were not looking to create a furor over a common chemical found in toothpaste, mouthwash and anti-bacterial soap. But when the inquiring young Medicine Hat, Alberta high school students noticed a flood of anti-bacterial soap in their community following the 2009 H1N1 scare, they probed deeper. They applied scientific process to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA continues sampling for air toxics near Vonore, Tenn. schools (TN)

    EPA has completed its analysis of monitoring data collected at two locations near three Tennessee schools as part of an initiative to evaluate levels of toxic pollutants in the outdoor air at schools. Air samples and meteorological data were collected near Vonore Elementary and Middle Schools in Vonore, Tenn., and at West Greene High School in Mosheim, Tenn. The air outside these schools was ...

  • Air toxics near Lamkin elementary school below levels of concern (TX)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the results of air monitoring data from Lamkin Elementary School found no health risk for short or long-term exposures to hexavalent chromium or other air toxics. The final report is being placed on the agency’s website. Because no concentrations of concern were found, monitoring was discontinued at the school. The Texas ...

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