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250 Afghan students believed poisoned


May 15th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 15 (IANS) At least 250 children in Afghanistan's Khost province had to be rushed to hospital Tuesday when they showed symptoms of poisoning after drinking contaminated water in ... Read more...

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Coca Cola apologizes in China


May 5th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 5 (IANS) Coca Cola has apologized over how it acted in china after some of its products were alleged to be contaminated with chlorine, China Daily reported Saturday.The ... Read more...

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13 killed in China factory blast (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 43 injured Tuesday after an explosion ripped through a chemical plant in north China's Hebei province, police said.The explosion ... Read more...

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Typhoid outbreak in Himachal village


February 10th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 10 (IANS) A village in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district has reported more than 15 typhoid patients, a health official said Friday.According to the official, contamination in the drinking ... Read more...

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Russian scientists finally reach Lake Vostok


February 9th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Feb 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After 20 years of trying, Russian scientists have announced a major breakthrough in the quest to get to Lake Vostok. The scientists believe that the lake which ... Read more...

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China river pollution cleanup to last month


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) Efforts to cleanup industrial effluents from a major river in south China will take a month, authorities said Friday.Cadmium concentration in Liujiang river is expected to ... Read more...

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Bird flu detected on Bangladesh farm


November 15th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) Over 11,000 poultry birds were culled and 43,000 eggs destroyed after the bird flu virus was detected at a poultry farm in Bangladesh.The culling operations began ... Read more...

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Washing machines polluting sea shores


October 21st, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Washing machines are becoming a major source of harmful microplastic pollution - bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than a pinhead - which is littering sea ... Read more...

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Upset tummies cost Britain 11 mn working days a year


September 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) One in four Britons suffers a stomach upset every year. This equates to more than 11 million lost working days each year, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Meteorites created first life on earth?


August 9th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Meteorites were possibly the source of first life on earth, says a new research.Scientists have been trying for long to figure out whether nucleobases, our genetic ... Read more...

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48 students fall ill after having mid-day meal


July 14th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kurukshetra, July 14 (IANS) Fortyeight school students in this Haryana district fell ill after having contaminated mid-day meal Thursday, health officials said.The incident happened in two government-run primary schools in ... Read more...

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New tool can detect deadly anthrax attack in 15 minutes


July 7th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) A nano detector that takes just 15 minutes to analyze a sample suspected of anthrax contamination, is being developed by researchers. Bacillus anthracis, commonly known as ... Read more...

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UAE teaches farmers about E.coli


June 28th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 27 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi administration held a workshop Monday to educate farmers about the dangers of E.coli bacteria and ways to prevent contamination of fresh vegetables.At ... Read more...

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Taiwan destroys two tonnes of chemical-tainted drinks


June 12th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) Taiwan has destroyed over two tonnes of beverages believed to be tainted with a "dangerous chemical", a media report said.Authorities inspected 16,000 stores over the past ... Read more...

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600 people affected by lead poisoning in China


June 12th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) Over 600 people, including 103 children, in an eastern China province have been found to have "dangerously high" levels of lead in their blood, health officials ... Read more...

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Radiation detected in Japan tea


June 10th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) High levels of radioactive cesium has been detected in tea produced at a factory in Japan located 300 km from the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power ... Read more...

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UAE bans cucumber imports from European countries


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 1 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Wednesday imposed a temporary ban on import of cucumbers from a number of European countries including Spain, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.A resolution ... Read more...

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Contaminated fuel in Israel causes rerouting of over 160 flights


May 11th, 2011 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Nicosia, May 11 (IANS) Over 160 aircraft flying to Israel's Tel Aviv city have been rerouted to Cyprus since last Thursday following contamination in an international airport's refuelling system, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Radioactive water leaks from Japan n-plant


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Highly radioactive water is leaking into the sea from Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, its operator said Saturday.The Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it ... Read more...

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Japan battles to reduce pressure on quake damaged nuke plants


March 12th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar. 12 (ANI): Japan continues to struggle to reduce the pressure on two nuclear plants that were damaged by a massive earthquake on Friday.The government warned of a possible radiation leak ... Read more...

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12 pregnant women die in Jodhpur hospital


February 24th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Feb 24 (IANS) At least 12 pregnant women died of excessive bleeding at a government run hospital here after they were allegedly administered contaminated IV fluids, officials said Thursday. A probe ... Read more...

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Petrol stations contaminate their immediate surroundings


February 5th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): Scientists have examined the effects of contamination at petrol stations that is potentially harmful to health, which can be noted in buildings less than 100 metres from the ... Read more...

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EPA to limit rocket fuel chemical in tap water


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Environmental Protection Agency in the United States has proposed a cap on the amount of Perchlorate that should be allowed in drinking water.The agency ... Read more...

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Soon, a Pied Piper’s flute deadly for rats but harmless for humans, plants


January 13th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists are on a mission to create a life-like version of the Pied Piper that will specifically target rodents but pose no harm to other animals, people or ... Read more...

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Cheryl Eckard appears on ‘60 Minutes’ show


January 3rd, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Puerto Rico, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The whistleblower who ensured that the bad manufacturing practices of GlaxoSmithKline’s Cidra plant in Puerto Rico was brought to the fore has appeared on the 60 ... Read more...

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Sally Jackson Recalls Cheese Products Due To Potential E.Coli Contamination


December 20th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sally Jackson Cheese is taking away all the varieties of cheese from the market that it had produced. This is because of potential contamination with E. ... Read more...

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Jab-free HPV vaccine ‘more effective, cheaper’ for developing nations


November 18th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study has stated that a targeted inhalable dry powder HPV vaccine may prove more effective and less costly than the current commercial human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine ... Read more...

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Turkey Recalled due to potential contamination


November 16th, 2010 - 2:05 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Texas, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A meat processing company is recalling more than 2,600 pounds of cooked turkey. The recall has been necessitated by fear that the ready-to-eat smoked turkey breasts could ... Read more...

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Expired cosmetics ‘put women’s health at risk’


November 12th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that women are putting their health at risk by using cosmetics that have gone off.In the research, many admitted that they completely ignore ... Read more...

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Underground CO2 leakage could contaminate drinking water


November 12th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that leakage of carbon dioxide injected deep underground to help fight climate change could turn up in drinking water aquifers near the surface, ... Read more...

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Latest Egg Recall Issued By Cal-Maine Foods


November 10th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The year 2010 is truly turning out to be the year of recall. The latest one is another egg recall that has been issued by distributor ... Read more...

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Frozen vegetables recalled as they contain glass shards


October 19th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wal-Mart on Monday announced the recall of several frozen vegetables. The recall was necessitated by the fear that there can be glass fragment contamination.The recall was ... Read more...

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Jamia submits report on Gurgaon rainwater harvesting


October 11th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Jamia Millia Islamia University Monday submitted a draft master plan on feasibility of rainwater harvesting for Gurgaon.According to a press statement, the university has submitted a ... Read more...

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‘Malaysian camp source of Oz swimmers belly bug’ (Lead)


October 8th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Australian swimmers seem to have caught the 'Delhi belly' in their camp in Malaysia and not from the water in the Commownealth Games swimming pools here, the ... Read more...

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CWG swimming pools not stomach bug source: Australian doctor


October 8th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Swimming pools in the Indian capital were not the possible cause of the stomach bug which reportedly struck down 16 Australian swimmers, the team's chief doctor Peter ... Read more...

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