News tagged with chemical pollutants

New pollutants detected in peregrine falcon eggs

Flame retardants are chemical compounds added to fabrics and plastics to keep them from burning easily, but these can be toxic. Now a team of researchers from Spain and Canada has detected some of these emerging ...

Apr 18, 2011
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Minister: China pollution remains 'very serious'

(AP) -- Pollution in China remains very serious as the country's rapid economic growth brings on new environmental problems, with nearly 1,000 contamination incidents in the last five years, a minister said Saturday.

Mar 12, 2011
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City lights make air pollution worse

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study by scientists in Los Angeles, California has found that bright city lights makes air pollution worse because the glare of the lights interferes with chemical reactions that clean ...

Dec 16, 2010 report
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Where do the drugs go?

Drug delivery inside the body is a complicated process. Compounds travel through a maze of aqueous solutions, lipid membranes, and barriers between the blood and tissues like the brain. Research reported in the American Institute ...

Jul 27, 2010
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