News tagged with heavy metal

The detoxifying effect of microbes

Heavy metals and other toxins frequently contaminate food and water. The culprits read like a litany of bad actors—lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, chromium—but their numbers run into the thousands. Microbes have long ...

dateSep 20, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Can Whales and Dolphins Adapt to Oily Gulf?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The dead sperm whale found this week in the Gulf of Mexico puts the spotlight on how the BP oil spill will affect this endangered mammal, along with other cetaceans, such as dolphins, that must break the ...

dateJun 25, 2010 in Environment
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'Greening' your flat screen TV

Electronic products pollute our environment with a number of heavy metals before, during and after they're used. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 70% of heavy metals in landfill come from discarded electronics. With flat screen ...

dateAug 25, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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To be or not to be green

What happens to research findings once the researchers have gone away? A web site run from the University of Stuttgart in Germany offers scientists an opportunity to bring their own data from completed research project on ...

dateSep 20, 2013 in Environment
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Earthworms soak up heavy metal

Earthworms could be used to extract toxic heavy metals, including cadmium and lead, from solid waste from domestic refuse collection and waste from vegetable and flower markets, according to researchers writing in the International ...

dateAug 16, 2012 in Environment
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