News tagged with toxic chemicals

Scientists dig deep to cut mine poisons

Widespread environmental damage caused by toxic chemicals and acid leaching could be a thing of the past if new processing methods under development at Flinders University are scaled up and adopted by miners.

dateAug 05, 2016 in Environment
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No criminal investigation planned into faked lab results

No criminal investigation is planned after a worker at a federal laboratory in Colorado was accused of intentionally manipulating test results, potentially tainting research on energy and toxic chemicals, officials said Tuesday.

dateJul 06, 2016 in Other
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Replacing noble metals with nickel

Chemical synthesis can transform commodity chemicals into complex life-saving drugs, household products, or advanced materials. But this "alchemy" can also produce huge amounts of toxic waste or require harsh and dangerous ...

dateJun 07, 2016 in Materials Science
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Everything you eat is made of chemicals

We are routinely warned by earnest websites, advertisments and well-meaning popular articles about nasty "chemicals" lurking in our homes and kitchens. Many tout the benefits of switching to a "chemical-free lifestyle".

dateApr 08, 2016 in Other
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