News tagged with environmental contaminants

Study links rain, stomach ailments

(PhysOrg.com) -- A recently released study conducted in Milwaukee reveals a link between rainfall and gastrointestinal disease in children, indicated by an increase in hospital emergency department visits ...

Jun 17, 2010 4 / 5 (1) 0

Predicting amount of oil in contaminated soils

Scientists are reporting a new technique for mapping and testing oil-contaminated soils. Traditionally, samples need to be collected from the field and returned to a lab for extensive chemical analysis, costing ...

Jun 09, 2010 3.5 / 5 (2) 0

A different kind of mine disaster

The world's largest antimony mine has become the world's largest laboratory for studying the environmental consequences of escaped antimony -- an element whose environmental and biological properties are still ...

Apr 12, 2010 3 / 5 (3) 0

Study: Range of pharmaceuticals in fish across US

(AP) -- Fish caught near wastewater treatment plants serving five major U.S. cities had residues of pharmaceuticals in them, including medicines used to treat high cholesterol, allergies, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder ...

Mar 25, 2009 4.2 / 5 (6) 0