trace metal pollution News

  • Modern Water’s trace metal products support university research project amid tougher U.S. clean air standards

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has sold its portable trace metal monitor, the PDV6000plus (PDV), to Portland State University (PSU). The PDV will be used to test the level of fine particle pollution in the air and assist in meeting the revised Clean Air Act in the United States. This sale is ...

  • Heavy metal – in and around the lake

    Heavy metal pollution of lakes has a seriously detrimental impact on people and ecosystems that rely on such bodies of water. According to a study published in the current issue of Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, researchers have focused on the physicochemical properties and toxicology of water from and around Thane City of Maharashtra. Environmental chemist Pravin Singare of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Global Agreement on Mercury Pollution In the Works

    The soaring price of gold may be increasing mercury pollution locally and worldwide. The poisonous heavy metal is used to extract gold from ore in many artisanal mining operations which involve millions of workers and their families. Experts also worry that the increased burning of coal, which naturally contains mercury, is causing the toxic to be released into the air and spread around the ...

  • New approaches to measuring metal concentrations in water in Europe

    EU Member States are required to monitor concentrations of metals in surface water in order to comply with regulations laid out under the Water Framework Directive. Current sampling methods may produce uncertain estimates of pollutant levels. A new study provides evidence that combining different sampling techniques can produce more reliable estimates. In 2006, the European Commission issued a ...

  • Greenland ice core reveals history of pollution in the arctic

    New research, reported this week in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that coal burning, primarily in North America and Europe, contaminated the Arctic and potentially affected human health and ecosystems in and around Earth's polar regions.The study, titled 'Coal Burning Leaves Toxic Heavy Metal Legacy in the Arctic,' was conducted by the ...

  • Chemicals in Common Products Polluting San Francisco Bay

    OAKLAND, California, July 17, 2007 (ENS) - Hormone-disrupting chemicals from consumer products such as plastic bottles and cosmetics are polluting San Francisco Bay, posing risks to marine life and challenges for consumers and utility districts, finds a year-long study by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group and the East Bay Municipal Utility District, EBMUD. The report says that modern ...

  • Report highlights sources of North America toxic pollution

    Ninety percent of the 5.5 billion kilograms of toxic pollutant releases and transfers reported in North America in 2005 can be traced to about 30 substances from 15 industrial sectors across the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Taking Stock 2005, released last week by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, represents the most complete picture of pollution reporting from North ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Global agreement needed on mercury pollution, says UN

    Governments need to accelerate the effort to deliver an international agreement on the poisonous heavy metal mercury Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said today. Experts are becoming increasingly concerned that increased burning of coal-naturally contaminated with mercury-is leading to releases to the air in some parts of the world from where it can spread ...

  • Concentrations of air pollutants constant despite drop in emissions

    Concentrations of ozone and particulate matter, two harmful airborne pollutants, have not improved since 1997 despite substantial cuts in emissions of air pollutants across Europe, says a new EEA report, released today. Man-made emissions of all air pollutants fell substantially in the 32 EEA member countries the report says. This was mainly due to the effectiveness of EU policies limiting air ...

  • Operators of Falmouth Docks fined for pollution spill

    A ship repair company has been ordered to pay £24,300 in fines and costs for polluting Cornwall's famous Fal estuary with toxic paint sludge. The case was brought by the Environment Agency and Cornwall Council. On September 29, 2011 the Agency received a report of pollution in the estuary. On arrival an officer saw a large rusty-coloured plume in the harbour covering an area approximately ...

  • Research and Markets: Pollutants, Human Health and the Environment: A Risk Based Approach

    Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bk6wh4/pollutants_human) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Pollutants, Human Health and the Environment: A Risk Based Approach" to their offering. Pollutants, Human Health and the ...


    By Research and Markets

  • ASTM D4185 - 06(2011) standard practice for measurement of metals in workplace atmospheres by flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry

    The health of workers in many industries is at risk through exposure by inhalation to toxic metals. Industrial hygienists and other public health professionals need to determine the effectiveness of measures taken to control workers' exposures, and this is generally achieved by making workplace air measurements. Exposure to some metal-containing particles has been demonstrated to cause ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 ...


  • Analytik Jena Expands Product Portfolio with ICP-OES and Launches New Product on the Market

    Within its core segment for analysis measuring technology, Analytik Jena AG now offers with the PlasmaQuant PQ 9000 its first High-Resolution Array ICP OES (optical emission spectrometry using inductively coupled plasma) for multiple element analysis as part of its own technology portfolio. This method is routinely used for determining smallest element concentrations especially in environmental ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • Subway stations with platform sliding doors and good ventilation reduce passengers’ exposure to PM2.5

    Underground trains are among the most widely used public transport systems in cities worldwide. A study investigating the chemical composition and source of particles in Barcelona subway stations found that a new station design, with sliding doors that separate the platform from the tunnel and good ventilation, reduced the concentration of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) by over 50% compared with ...

  • Toxicity tests improve the assessment of harbour sediment quality

    Harbour sediments should be tested for their toxic effects on living organisms in addition to being subject to the chemical, physical and biological tests usually conducted to assess water quality, according to recent research from Portugal. This would provide a better environmental assessment of dredged material to help guide port authorities’ decisions on its disposal. Under the Water ...

  • Land use affects potential health risks of cadmium and lead soil contaminants

    Exposure to polluted soil can affect human health, but the risk may vary depending on the soil type. A recent study has shown that the differing amounts of cadmium and lead that can be dissolved in the human digestive system can be predicted for contaminated agricultural, urban and woody habitat soils using a model. Its authors suggest this is a useful method for assessing the risks of ...

  • ET Attendance at the Air Quality & Emissions Show

    Leading UK Air Quality Monitoring & Continuous Emissions Monitoring Specialists, Enviro Technology Services Plc (ET) will be exhibiting at the AQE Conference & Exhibition on Stands 5 & 6. Our experts will be on hand to discuss, present and explain our cutting-edge technology for a wide range of applications including air quality, CEMS and atmospheric chemistry and scientific research. ...

  • PERKINELMER ANNOUNCES GLOBAL LAUNCH OF ECOANALYTIXTM INITIATIVE

    BEIJING – PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI) a global technology leader in Health Sciences, today unveiled EcoAnalytixTM, a revolutionary problem-solving initiative that addresses the global imperatives of food safety, water quality and biofuels development.  “World-class analytical measurement systems are required to ensure that our food and water supplies are contaminant-free, and that the ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • MAR Systems Provides Solution to the Problem of Poisoning the Great Lakes

    Technology developed and patented by MAR Systems, Inc., headquartered in Solon, Ohio, can solve the problem of mercury pollution from electrical generation facilities in the Great Lakes region. A report released on June 6, 2012 from the ...


    By Marketwire

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