hazardous chemicals

Beware: Fresh look of vegetables could be due to hazardous chemicals

July 26th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) The soft, shiny red exterior of tomatoes or the lush, green texture of peas and leafy veggies might tempt one's taste buds and their "freshness" might ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

China to enhance maternity benefits for women

November 23rd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 23 (IANS) Women workers in China are likely to get better maternity benefits following new regulations being contemplated in the country.Under the new regulations, women will get longer ... Read more...

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Green process cleans up hazardous textile chemicals

September 27th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) A green process can clean up the most hazardous chemicals used in textile dyes, which are dumped into rivers and agricultural land, claims new research.Maria Jonstrup, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

E-waste growth gallops

September 13th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) Millions of tonnes of toxic e-waste - comprising discarded computers, refrigerators, mobile phones, TV sets and printers - are contaminating our air, oceans, fresh water, soil ... Read more...

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Wrongly produced green biofuels can be harmful

July 31st, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Replacing petrol and diesel with plant-based biofuels may be crucial in curbing climate change but the manufacture of such fuels could leave hazardous chemicals, new research ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Plastic toys can harm your children

May 17th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Plastic toys could be injurious to your child's health -- these plastic products can release dangerous chemicals, a recent study has claimed.One out of three plastic ... Read more...

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Bhopal victims meet Meira Kumar, submit demands

December 3rd, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A group of representatives fighting for justice for the Bhopal gas tragedy victims Friday met Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and demanded package for their rehabilitation.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fragranced products emit unlisted ‘toxic’ chemicals, shows study

October 31st, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A new study has shown that widely used fragranced products - including those that claim to be "green" - give off many chemicals that are not listed on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China to extend crackdown on illegal operations to tackle notorious work safety woes

October 29th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 29(ANI): China will extend a crackdown on illegal operations in mines, transport, construction and hazardous chemicals by one month, the country's work safety watchdog has said.According to the State Administration ... Read more...

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Oxytocin illegal, other ripening agents allowed: Azad

August 20th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) While the government does not approve of the use of oxytocin chemical, other hormones or substances are allowed to be used for ripening fruits and growth of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Ghaziabad residents forced to drink hazardous water’

August 19th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The residents of Ghaziabad say they have been forced to drink polluted water due to the discharge of effluents by industrial units and that the problem has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oil pollution sighted in Thane after ship collision leak

August 14th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Oil pollution has been sighted in Maharashtra's Thane district and some areas along the coast in south Mumbai a week after two ships collided in Mumbai harbour, an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Navy launches survey of Mumbai harbour shipping channel

August 11th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) The Indian Navy's survey vessel, INS Yamuna, Wednesday conducted a survey of the entire shipping channel leading to and from the Bombay Port Trust and Jawaharlal Nehru Port ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Here’s how to stay healthy in monsoon

July 13th, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) It's monsoon time and so, enjoy the rain, but don't forget to keep the mosquitoes at bay or to wash your hands frequently to ward off infections. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Wal-Mart Reaches For $27.6 Million Settlement Over Waste Dumping Case

May 4th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar San Diego, May 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Five years of extensive investigation by more than 20 prosecutors along with 32 different environmental agencies and health organizations on Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s waste ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New laser that generates more light than heat

January 12th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists at the Northwestern University have broken new ground by creating compact, mid-infrared laser diodes which emit more light than heat.The findings of the study, led by Manijeh ... Read more...

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Over 1.7 million children work in beedi-rolling industry: Study

November 14th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Over 1.7 million children work as labourers in India's beedi-rolling industry, according to a study by public health organisations and NGOs released on Children's Day Saturday. Authors ... Read more...

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Plantation labour law amendment bill in Parliament: official (Lead)

September 15th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 15 (IANS) A bill to amend the Plantation Labour Act, 1951 has been introduced in Parliament, a senior official said Tuesday."The proposed amendments relate to ... Read more...

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Cleaning fluids in hospitals ‘pose respiratory risk’

March 27th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): Cleaning fluids used in hospitals might put patients at an increased risk developing respiratory problems, according to a new study.In the study, the research team led by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Environmental group calls for greenest consumer electronic products

January 11th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): In a new survey, environmental group Greenpeace has called for more efforts to produce the greenest consumer electronic products on the market.Consumer electronic products today have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Environmental group calls for ‘green’ electronic products

January 10th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Las Vegas, Jan 10 (Xinhua) Environmental group Greenpeace has called for more efforts to produce "the greenest consumer electronic products".Consumer electronic products have "a smaller environmental footprint than those sold a year ... Read more...

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India to develop Nanotechnology

December 13th, 2008 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Dec 13 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari today said that public funding for scientific and technological research and development should aim at enhancing public welfare and economic development. Inaugurating the ... Read more...

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Alarming levels of hazardous chemicals in Canadian canned foods

May 29th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by admin
Toronto, May 29 (ANI): Canned foods commonly served to Canadian children contain the estrogen-mimicking chemical bisphenol A at concentrations twice as much as the levels that made many consumers to stop ... Read more...

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Industrial hub catches fire in Mumbai suburb

December 15th, 2007 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Dec 15 (ANI): A fire broke out today in an industrial area housing chemical units in suburban Malad here, but there were no reports of injuries so far. DCP, Malad Zone, Makarand ... Read more...

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