News tagged with toxic substances

Smart buoy for measuring water pollutants

All over the world, lakes, rivers, and coastal waters are threatened by high nutrient inputs. Nitrate or phosphates from waste-waters or fertilizers causes eutrophication. The consequence: Algae, in particular cyanobacteria ...

dateSep 08, 2016 in Environment
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Researchers develop new flame retardants

Flame retardants are invisible assistants in car seats, gasket sealants, furniture and even in aeroplanes. However, their ingredients are not always harmless. Empa researchers developed three innovative flame retardants and ...

dateJul 18, 2016 in Materials Science
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Tools for protecting drinking water

We place high demands on the quality of our drinking water. If pathogens or toxic substances found their way into the piping system, many people could become infected or injured very quickly. That's why this risk must be ...

dateJan 04, 2016 in Environment
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