News tagged with toxic chemicals

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 ...

May 16, 2011
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Documentaries could give green tinge to the Oscars

Two out of five documentaries vying for Oscars on Sunday focus on the environment, reflecting Hollywood's growing interest -- but also its dilemma -- in addressing pollution, waste, climate change and threatened ...

Feb 25, 2011
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US to regulate rocket fuel chemical in water

The US government said Wednesday it plans to limit the amount of perchlorate, a chemical found in rocket fuel, explosives and bleach, that is present in the drinking water of millions of Americans.

Feb 02, 2011
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Secret life of bees now a little less secret

Many plants produce toxic chemicals to protect themselves against plant-eating animals, and many flowering plants have evolved flower structures that prevent pollinators such as bees from taking too much pollen. ...

Feb 01, 2011
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Greenpeace ranks 'greenest' electronics

Environmental group Greenpeace handed out grades Thursday to what it said were the world's "greenest" consumer electronics makers, as the annual gadget industry trade show opened here on Thursday.

Jan 06, 2011
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