News tagged with hazardous substances

Plastic products leach toxic substances

Many plastic products contain hazardous chemicals that can leach to the surroundings. In studies conducted at the University of Gothenburg, a third of the tested plastic products released toxic substances, including 5 out ...

dateMay 16, 2011 in Materials Science
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Shedding light on risks of LEDs

If you haven't taken down your Christmas lights yet, do it very carefully. Those modern, light-emitting diode bulbs marketed as safe, environmentally preferable alternatives to traditional lights actually ...

dateMar 01, 2011 in Environment
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Toxic metal in kids' jewelry from China

(AP) -- Barred from using lead in children's jewelry because of its toxicity, some Chinese manufacturers have been substituting the more dangerous heavy metal cadmium in sparkling charm bracelets and shiny ...

dateJan 10, 2010 in Health
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