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  • Mussels: Biomonitoring tools for pharmaceutical pollution in the marine environment?

    Pharmaceutical pollution of marine environments has important biological consequences for aquatic organisms. This study investigated the effects on mussels of treatment with environmentally relevant levels of an antidepressant, fluoxetine, and a beta-blocker, propranolol, using biomarkers including DNA damage. The results showed that mussels are most vulnerable to these drugs in combination. Many ...

  • Online BOD Analysis in Waste Water Treatment Plants

    The biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) reflects the demand of oxygen that is needed for the degradation of all biological degradable substances in water. Thus, the BOD, also called biological oxygen demand, is an important indicator for the assessment of the pollution of water. Its fast ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Online BOD Analysis in Waste Water Treatment Plants

    The biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) reflects the demand of oxygen that is needed for the degradation of all biological degradable substances in water. Thus, the BOD, also called biological oxygen demand, is an important indicator for the assessment of the pollution of water. Its fast analyses allows the optimal ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • EPA seeks advice on perchlorate in drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking advice from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) before making a final determination on whether to issue a national regulation for perchlorate in drinking water. The agency also is issuing an interim health advisory of 15 parts per billion (ppb) to assist state and local officials in addressing local contamination of perchlorate in drinking ...

  • Polluting Philly drinking water costs Merck $20m

    Merck, the global pharmaceutical research company, has agreed to resolve violations of federal and state water pollution control regulations arising from spills of pollutants at its pharmaceutical plant outside of Philadelphia. The spills entered a waterway that supplies 40 percent of Philadelphia's drinking water. In one of the most comprehensive remediation settlement agreements for the ...

  • Seaweed could effectively monitor metal pollution in coastal waters

    Seaweed may prove to be a valuable tool to monitor metal pollution in coastal waters, new research has found. Spiral wrack seaweed (Fucus spiralis), which is common to rocky coastlines across western Europe, was found to contain concentrations of metals that rose and fell in line with concentrations in the surrounding seawater. This makes it a good candidate for inclusion in the European ...

  • World Water-Tech North America Summit Approaching

    The second annual World Water-Tech North America Summit, the fifth event in the World Water-Tech series, gathers the key stakeholders from every part of the water value chain. Hosted by Rethink Events and WaterTAP Ontario, the event provides a dynamic meeting place for the growing international water-tech community. World Water-Tech North America will feature ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fast Online BOD Measurements

    LAR's BioMonitor is an online BOD analyzer for the determination of the total biochemical oxygen demand (BOD). The analyzers' functional principle is similar to a miniature biological waste water treatment plant. The waste ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • BOD Analysis in Wastewater Applications

    The Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) is a relevant parameter for the assessment of the pollution of sewage. Its fast analyses allows the optimal control of a waste water treatment plant (WWTP). LAR's BioMonitor is an online BOD ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: first nationwide survey in Spain

    The BIOAMBIENT.ES project is the first human biomonitoring programme to estimate levels of environmental pollutants at national level in Spain. This study reports its findings on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), chemicals that are ubiquitous in the environment. The results will help to establish reference values, identify highly exposed populations and evaluate effectiveness of policies. ...

  • EnviroScience, Inc. Awarded Five-Year $37.3 Million EPA Contract for National Aquatic Resource Surveys

     EnviroScience, Inc. has been selected as a prime contractor for a five-year $37.3 million contract with the Environmental Protection Agency's National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) program. "The expertise of our biologists, lab specialists and fishery scientists makes us a natural fit for the EPA's requirements of gauging the health of the nation's water," said Martin A. Hilovsky, ...


    By EnviroScience, Inc.

  • TOXcontrol-article in Elsevier – Science of total environment

    A new system for monitoring toxicity TOXcontrol® (MicroLAN BV, The Netherlands) has been used to assess the toxicity of a selection of priority or emergent compounds in the laboratory. In this study, inhibition curves and EC50 – Effective Concentration causing 50% inhibition – of selected compounds (including pesticides, pharmaceuticals, surfactants and metals commonly detected in ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • PerkinElmer unveils web site tailored to environmental customers

    PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences, a global leader in application-focused measurement and analysis solutions, today introduced its enhanced environmental market Web site.  The site provides improved functionality and searching capabilities to enable environmental scientists to quickly obtain information on regulatory compliance, methods or standards, applications and product ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Ecological Services and Lake Management Environmental Firm Receives 2011 Top Workplace Award

    EnviroScience, Inc. was recently honored as one of the top places to work, ranking 6th out of 60 ranked small businesses in Northeast Ohio as listed in the Top Workplaces 2011 awards published by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Top Workplaces 2011 award holds special significance because the selections are based upon the opinions of the employees.  The top companies ...


    By EnviroScience, Inc.

  • QuickTOC®effluent

    Precise TOC measurement at the WWTP's effluent - Ideal for drinking water monitoring - Brand new product for Water Analytics, for chemical engineering and water treatment. With the 21st product in 20 years LAR sets new benchmarks with its latest product design  QuickTOC®effluent by combining accuracy of measurement with low maintenance efforts. For this development the main focus ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • CDTSC will host first green ribbon science panel meeting

    On April 29-30, 2009, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) will host the first meeting of its Green Ribbon Science Panel. The Panel is intended to provide advice and act as a resource to CDTSC as it creates analytical methods for safer chemical alternatives and identifies and prioritizes chemicals of concern. According to the agenda for the meeting, CDTSC staff will ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Requests Six Month Extension of Deadline for Decision on Chlorpyrifos Tolerance Revocation

    On June 29, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted a status report in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals case concerning a petition by Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to revoke the tolerances and cancel the registrations for chlorpyrifos. The Court of Appeals issued an order on December 10, 2015, requiring EPA ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EnviroScience Opens Nashville Office and Expands Capabilities into Hazardous Materials and Ecological Damage Assessments

    EnviroScience, Inc. has opened a Nashville, Tennessee office and has hired local employees with extensive chemistry and toxicology backgrounds.  The new office will bring additional capabilities of ecological damage assessments and HAZMAT cleanup solutions to the business.  In addition, the office is expected to greatly expand EnviroScience's key business area of biological monitoring ...


    By EnviroScience, Inc.

  • PerkinElmer Hosts Fall 2006 Live, Online Seminar Series

    Documento sin título Educational Application Information ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • B&C Synopsis of the 2010 Congressional Mid-Term Elections

    This memorandum provides a summary outlook on possible implications of the 2010 Congressional mid-term elections on policy and legislative developments in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulation of chemicals and pesticides. The dramatic decline in the number of elected Democratic members, especially the loss of the majority in the House of Representatives, will make for some ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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