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  • Testing ecological toxicity in rivers

    Water quality in rivers is commonly classified according to its physical and chemical properties, but this may not fully describe its biological health. Polish researchers have tested a new method of water assessment, which looks at the toxicity to organisms of not just water, but also sediment and floodplain soil samples. This provides a more complete picture of a river's health and may help ...

  • New robot system to test 10,000 chemicals for toxicity

    Several federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, today unveiled a new high-speed robot screening system that will test 10,000 different chemicals for potential toxicity. The system marks the beginning of a new phase of an ongoing collaboration, referred to as Tox21, that is working to protect human health by improving how chemicals are tested in the United States. The robot ...

  • New Robot system to test 10,000 chemicals for toxicity

    Several federal agencies have unveiled a new high-speed robot screening system that will test 10,000 different chemicals for potential toxicity. The system marks the beginning of a new phase of an ongoing collaboration, referred to as Tox21, that is working to protect people’s health by improving how chemicals are tested in this country. The robot system, which is located at the National ...

  • New robot system to test 10,000 chemicals for toxicity

    Several federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, today unveiled a new high-speed robot screening system that will test 10,000 different chemicals for potential toxicity. The system marks the beginning of a new phase of an ongoing collaboration, referred to as Tox21, that is working to protect human health by improving how chemicals are tested in the United States. The robot ...

  • 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

  • High speed robots to replace animal testing of toxic chemicals

    Fewer laboratory animals will be used to test the safety of chemicals such as pesticides and household cleaners under a new agreement announced jointly by the National Institutes of Health, NIH, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Currently, data collection to determine chemical toxicity currently relies on live animal tests. Researchers expose an animal, such as a mouse, to a ...

  • Cleansing toxic waste – with vinegar

    Engineers and environmental scientists at the University of Leeds are developing methods of helping contaminated water to clean itself by adding simple organic chemicals such as vinegar. The harmful chromium compounds found in the groundwater at sites receiving waste from former textiles factories, smelters, and tanneries have been linked to cancer, and excessive exposure can lead to problems ...


    By University of Leeds

  • FEMA`s Toxic Trailers Exposed

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 25, 2007 (ENS) - The Sierra Club is declaring a partial victory in its fight with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, over toxic formaldehyde found in some of the 120,000 mobile homes and travel trailers provided to hurricane survivors left homeless in 2005 by Katrina and Rita. In response to a public outcry by the Sierra Club and others, FEMA has decided to ...

  • LEED Homes May Not Be Less Toxic

    EMSL Analytical offers LEED testing solutions for both new and existing commercial and residential properties. Cinnaminson, NJ, July 14th, 2010 Environmental and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New York High School Sits on Toxic Ground

    LONG ISLAND CITY, New York, October 3, 2007 (ENS) - Parents of the 503 students at Information Technology High School in Long Island City are outraged that state Department of Education officials did not inform them that the school was built over a plume of hazardous chemicals. They became aware of the toxics only after Fox 5 News aired a report on the toxic site late last month. ...

  • Decades after their Ban Toxic PCBs are Still a Threat

    The indoor air quality consulting experts at Future Environment Designs provide environmental testing solutions for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).  Although no longer commercially produced in the United States, PCBs may still be present in products and materials produced before 1979.  PCBs belong to a broad family of man-made organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • PureAire Releases Universal Toxic Gas Monitor

    PureAire Monitoring Systems manufactures and distributes toxic gas monitors for safety, and as of August 2013, releases new toxic gas monitor called the Universal Toxic Gas Monitor.  Their monitors make sure areas where toxic gases exist the area remains at a safe and breathable level, some gasses included are chlorine, bromine, HCL, HF, ammonia, toxics, and hydrides. These gases, commonly ...

  • Respiration and Nitrification Inhibition testing

    STL have recently introduced a new method for analysing the toxicity of water discharges using Respiration and Nitrification Inhibition testing. Toxic discharges can be potentially damaging to both the natural environment and the water supply. The new method, now available from STL, utilises an advanced Strathox system and can be used to determine if discharges are safe to be released back into ...


  • Toxic Lead Paint Still a Hazard in Many Buildings across California

    Last month, the California HealthCare Foundation’s Center for Health Reporting published a report about lead paints hazards and vulnerable children. The article discusses an ongoing legal case that could require paint companies to pay up to a billion dollars to remove lead-based paints from homes in the state. According to the article, a Santa Clara Superior Court judge has until the end ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California town plagued by birth defects potentially linked to toxic waste

    Environmental testing solutions for municipalities, industry and the general public are available from LA Testing. Los Alamitos, CA, March 29th, 2010 In California’s San Joaquin Valley sits the small town of Kettleman City. A news report from CNN last week reported on the unusually high level of birth defects in the small farming community. The population of approximately 1,500 has seen 10 babies ...


  • Vapor Intrusion Problems Still an Issue 40 Years after Toxic Spill

    Earlier this month, WGRZ published a story about vapor intrusion problems in Leroy, New York.  The problem began in 1970 when 25 rail cars left their tracks and spilled cyanide crystals and trichloroethylene (TCE).  An estimated 30,000 to 35,000 gallons of TCE spilled onto the ground. According to the report, the cyanide was cleaned up, but the TCE wasn’t.  It didn’t ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Nanoparticles interact with existing pollutants and make them more toxic

    Nanoscience and nanotechnology are relatively new, but already nanoparticles made from C60 (Buckminster fullerenes) are finding potential applications in consumer products ranging from car lubricants to cosmetics and medicines. New research suggests that nanoparticles, when released into water systems, may interact with other common pollutants in aquatic environments with important consequences ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Toxic makeup - cosmetics women wear prove dangerous to health

    Cosmetic products that Canadians put on their faces every day have been found to contain toxic heavy metals, such as lead, arsenic, and cadmium, according to a report released today by Environmental Defence. In a lab test of the products in six Canadian women's makeup bags, each of the 49 products was found to be contaminated with heavy metals and some products contained levels of arsenic and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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