News tagged with microscopic world

What makes erionite carcinogenic?

The mineral erionite is considered to be highly carcinogenic and is on the World Health Organisation's list of substances that cause cancer. A few years ago, an entire village in Turkey actually had to be moved, because the ...

dateJan 13, 2017 in Materials Science
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Beware the air we breathe

Health-damaging atmospheric pollutants, which the World Health Organization warned Tuesday affected nine out of every 10 people, originate mainly from industry, heating and transport.

dateSep 27, 2016 in Environment
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Microplastics—an environmental cause for concern

Plastics became widespread after the second World War, and as a material, plastic is still relatively young. Microscopic plastic particles, or microplastics, have caught the eye of researchers only quite recently. Microplastics ...

dateJul 19, 2016 in Environment
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