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Plant that suck up pollutants from soil


May 31st, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) Chinese experts have successfully used a plant to clean arsenic pollution from the soil.The Chinese fern, whose scientific name is Pteris vittata L, has a "strong ... Read more...

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Seven held in China for polluting river


January 31st, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Seven people were detained in southern China on charges of polluting a river that threatened people's health.The chemical plant executives were accused of releasing Cadmium, an ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Drinking water scare in Chinese city after industrial pollution


January 28th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) Authorities in China have swooped into action to monitor drinking water safety more closely after cadmium pollution, caused by a mining firm, has been found downstream ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cancer chemical found in Chinese river


January 21st, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) High levels of a cancer-causing heavy metal and arsenic have been discovered in a river and reservoir in southern China.Despite efforts to dilute the pollution, carcinogenic ... Read more...

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Trace elements in toenails show up cancer risk


December 20th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Trace elements present in the toe nail can actually tell whether one is likely to suffer from cancer or not, reveals a study. Researchers from National ... Read more...

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Novel device filters heavy metals from water


December 18th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Lakes and water bodies contaminated with heavy metals could become a thing of the past -- thanks to a novel device that filters their traces from ... Read more...

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China to test clothes for cancer-causing chemicals


June 25th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 25 (IANS) Children's clothes in Shanghai will now be tested for cancer-causing chemicals, after parents showed concern about the quality of clothes currently on sale.Textile experts said heavy ... Read more...

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Geologists discover 10.6 billion dollar worth rare earth deposit in eastern China


March 31st, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 31 (ANI): Geologists have reportedly discovered a huge rare earth deposit containing over 70 tonnes of scandium in east China's Zhejiang Province.Scandium is one of 17 rare earth metals ... Read more...

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‘Water flea’ important indicator of environmental contamination


February 4th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A study has said that 'water fleas' could be indicators of environmental toxins and pollutants.Daphnia pulex is the first crustacean to have its complete genome sequenced by members ... Read more...

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Osteoporosis treatment gives patients an extra 5 years of life


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Australian researchers have found that osteoporosis treatment-taking bisphosphonates-not only gives patients a better life but increases their lifespan by five years too.Jacqueline Center and John Eisman, from Sydney's ... Read more...

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Everest soil polluted by dangerous levels of arsenic, cadmium


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the soil on Mount Everest contains dangerous levels of arsenic and cadmium.Both heavy metals were found at levels higher than those the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids’ cartoon drinking glasses ‘contain 30pc lead’


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): The next time you decide to buy those jazzy cartoon drinking glasses for your kids, better be careful as they have been found to exceed recommended health limits ... Read more...

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Meat found laden with banned chemicals in Hong Kong


September 29th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Sep 29 (IANS) Hong Kong's food safety watchdog Wednesday said meat sold in many shops was found laden with chemical preservatives forbidden under the region's laws.Pork, beef and mutton samples ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Whales threatened by toxic metals in the oceans


June 25th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jun 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) American Scientists say they have discovered high levels of toxic metals and heavy metals in whales.The toxic metals include cadmium, aluminum, lead, chromium, silver, mercury ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Toxic Metals Poses Threat To Sperm Whales


June 25th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Agadir, Morocco, June 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have found an alarming rate of toxic and heavy metals in the samples taken from an estimated 1,000 sperm whales. The research was ... Read more...

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McDonald’s offers $3 for recalled Shrek glass


June 9th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jun 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) McDonald's has offered to pay premium of up to $3 for the return of the Shrek drinking glasses. An official at McDonald’s said that the recall ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

McDonald’ To Refund $3 On Return Of Shrek Glasses


June 9th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
McDonald has begun its return and refund policy from today, which includes a refund of $3 when you return the Shrek glasses bought during the promotion of the latest Shrek movie ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Poisonous elements found in popular protein drinks


June 7th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 07 (ANI): Protein drinks contain poisonous elements, according to a new report.A monthly review of consumer products and services, the Consumer Reports, has found that three such drinks available in ... Read more...

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McDonalds Recalls Shrek Glasses, Customers Get Confused


June 5th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri June 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) 2010 is a year that has seen several product recalls and the trend is not limited to automobiles. A lot of food products and children toys ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

McDonald’s recalls ‘Shrek’ glasses


June 4th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) US fast-food giant McDonald's is recalling its 12 million glasses, sold as part of a promotional tie-up with the "Shrek" movie, because they contain toxic metal. The glasses, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Consumer Reports Study Shows Protein Shakes Contain Dangerous Metals!


June 3rd, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For those who are looking to lose those unwanted pounds, need a boost of energy, wish to build their muscle mass, or are looking to remain healthy ... Read more...

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Consumer Reports State Protein Shakes Can Be Unhealthy


June 3rd, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey June 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study, released by Consumer Reports, has revealed an alarming fact about the protein shakes, the second most important thing that fitness freaks swear by. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Consumer Reports Find Dangerous Chemicals In Protein Shakes


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 3, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It’s a bad news for people who depend on protein shakes heavily. These shakes which are marketed as a quick way to lose extra ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

WARNING: Walmart Issues Recall on GE Coffee Maker!


May 21st, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS)Just yesterday it was announced that Walmart, the huge department store chain, has finally recalled their Miley Cyrus line of jewelry after finding out that it contained ... Read more...

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1 million GE coffee makers being recalled


May 21st, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In yet another recall, 1 million GE coffee makers are going to be recalled by the company. There have been so many complaints about the ... Read more...

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WARNING: Toxic Miley Cyrus Jewelry Finally Recalled by Walmart!


May 20th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An announcement was released by the retail giant, Walmart on Wednesday which warns customers of a recall on it's 'Miley Cyrus' brand of jewelry. This recall reportedly ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Wal-Mart Removes Toxic Miley Cyrus Jewelry


May 20th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey May 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Miley Cyrus seems to be on the news yet again. However, this time she hardly seems to have started the controversy. On the contrary, this time ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New Brand of Kid’s Jewelry Recalled by Feds; More To Come


May 11th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Children's jewelry is no stranger to headlines this year, as recall after recall has been issued for the trinkets. Federal regulators are once again expanding their recall to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Rudolph Themed Charmed Bracelets Recalled


March 12th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Los Angeles, Mar 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Christmas-themed bracelets, which featured different characters of holiday themed movies, including Rudolph have gained huge popularity among children. However, sources reported that Rudolph ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Disney’s “The Princess And The Frog” On DVD Now


January 31st, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The latest animated musical feature film from the stable of Disney named "The Princess and The Frog" will be made available in Blu-Ray and DVD edition ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New technique may clean contaminated soil quickly


October 6th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 6 (IANS) Scientists in Denmark have found a powerful new technique to rid soil of toxic heavy metals faster and more efficiently than current methods. "Our aim was to speed up ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Exporters deny reports of rice contamination


October 1st, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Indian rice exporters Thursday dismissed reports that Iran had banned an Indian basmati rice variety after finding it contaminated, and said exports to that country were still ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Punjab’s basmati rice is safe for consumption through out the world


September 29th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Sep 29 (ANI): The rice exporters from Punjab on Tuesday claimed that the 1121 Basmati Rice produced in the state is safe for consumption throughout the world, having ... Read more...

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Iranian ban on Punjab Basmati rice perturbs farmers


September 27th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiyana, Sep. 27 (ANI): Paddy farmers in Punjab are perturbed following Iran declaring an embargo on import of the aromatic Indian Basmati rice.A few days back, a government laboratory in Iran ... Read more...

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Scientists aim to improve water quality in space


September 14th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 14 (ANI): In a research aimed at improving the quality of water in space, University of Utah chemists have developed a two-minute water quality monitoring method that just started six ... Read more...

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