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New ultra-sensitive device sniffs out toxic metals


September 13th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Swiss and US scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive device to detect the tiniest traces of heavy metals in drinking water and fish, which could be over ... Read more...

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Groundwater contaminated, Punjab battles uranium curse (Punjab Newsletter)


July 13th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) The high incidence of cancer and other diseases in Punjab's Malwa belt has been highlighted over the last decade. Now, union Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Ocean ‘green rust’ could scrape toxic metals


June 27th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A rare kind of mineral known as "green rust", which could be used to scape toxic metals and radioactive species from the environment, also played a ... Read more...

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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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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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A few Diwali day precautions for asthmatics


October 25th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) For asthma patients, the heavy smoke from firecrackers on Diwali can cause agony. Observing a few precautions, including wearing a mask or covering the nose ... Read more...

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India taps Poland for access to EU market


July 11th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India Monday urged Poland, the east European country which holds the rotating European Union presidency, to help resolve trade obstacles for Indian agricultural exports to ... 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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Ghaziabad’s water highly toxic, claims NGO


June 13th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 13 (IANS) There is a high amount of toxic chemicals, especially chromium compounds, in Ghaziabad's ground water, the only source of drinking water in the township, an NGO ... Read more...

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No ‘fish medicine’ for kids, says Andhra rights panel


May 31st, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 31 (IANS) A fresh controversy hit the famous 'fish medicine' therapy for asthma patients as Andhra Pradesh Human Rights Commission Tuesday ordered that children below the age of ... Read more...

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E-waste damages environment, endangers human health


May 31st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Besides damaging environment, e-waste also endangers human health.E-waste, being a factor in oxidative stress, can trigger cardiovascular disease, DNA damage and possibly cancer, claims a recent ... Read more...

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How to remove radioactive materials from drinking water


April 14th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has found that a combination of forest by-products and crustacean shells may be the key to removing radioactive materials from drinking water.Researchers from North Carolina State ... Read more...

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Celebrate Holi, but with care


March 18th, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Smearing gulal and splashing each other with colours - people love doing all this on Holi. But amidst the fun and frolic, they should not ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Banana peels - the low-cost natural water purifier!


March 10th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Banana peels, useful in polishing silverware and leather shoes, may have another surprising use -as a water purifier.Gustavo Castro and colleagues said that minced banana peels performed better ... Read more...

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Banana peel an excellent water purifier


March 10th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) The humble banana has uses beyond the realm of beauty remedies. Its peels can be used as an excellent water purifier, decontaminating drinking water of toxic ... Read more...

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Pump that bacteria use to resist drugs described


February 27th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Scientists have identified and described two parts of the three-part system that pumps toxins from bacteria and allows them to resist antibiotics.The paper, led by Edward Yu of ... Read more...

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To tackle rising cancer cases, Punjab to test tubewell water


February 14th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) Acting after many cases of cancer and kidney-related disorders were reported due to drinking uranium-contaminated water, the Punjab government Monday gave the nod to test water samples of ... 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...

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Warming Earth ‘could mean more toxins in environment’


November 10th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): There seems to be one more addition to the already known repercussions of global warming-more toxins in the environment, suggests a new research.Scientists have warned that global warming ... Read more...

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Why leaves change colour in autumn


October 25th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): A scientist has come up with a new theory for why leaves change their colour and then drop from trees in autumn.Professor Brian Ford, writer and broadcaster, believes ... Read more...

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Discovery paves way for new high-powered organic batteries


September 16th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Scientists may soon be able to develop new organic batteries-lightweight energy storage devices that work without the need for toxic heavy metals, courtesy the discovery of a novel ... Read more...

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Bacteria can make gold nuggets


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): In a first of its kind study, Aussie researchers have found that bacterial biofilms can go on to create gold nuggets-a feta that could help prospectors use biosensors ... Read more...

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E-waste recycling a ‘health and environmental hazard’


August 27th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists are concerned that recycling of electronic waste from computers, cell phones and other goods might be creating significant health and environmental hazards.Scientists from China and the United ... Read more...

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Toxicity in toys no child’s play for Indian scientists


August 1st, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Screening toys made in India and abroad for toxicity - as per the Supreme Court's direction - is turning out to be easier said than ... Read more...

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Now, ‘filter socks’ for protection against water runoff containing pollutants


July 24th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed a method for removing contaminants from storm water runoff.These findings could provide surface waters additional protection against runoff containing pollutants from point ... Read more...

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Peru declares environmental emergency over mine waste water


July 7th, 2010 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 7 (DPA) The Peruvian government Tuesday declared a state of environmental emergency in a central Peruvian mining district after a wastewater storage dam collapsed and leaked poisonous chemicals into the ... Read more...

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Toxic Metals Discovered In Whales


June 25th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Associated Press has articulated that honorable American scientists have discovered enormous levels of toxic and heavy metals in 1000 sperm whales from ... Read more...

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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...

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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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High uranium level detected in hair samples test in Punjab


June 16th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Faridkot (Punjab), June 16 (ANI): The tests conducted on the hair samples of 150 neurologically disabled children in Punjab's Faridkot District have revealed high levels of Uranium and other harmful chemicals."Approximately ... Read more...

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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 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...

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Hookahs more dangerous than cigarettes


May 30th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Smoking hookah is increasingly becoming popular among the youth but its use is more harmful than cigarette, a medical expert warned Sunday. "Many young people seem to believe ... Read more...

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Nicotine-containing hookah an unhealthy hit among youngsters


May 11th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): A study has found that a hookah or shisha, which is believed to be safer than smoking cigarettes, contains nicotine, carbon monoxide, and carcinogens that are more harmful.Hookahs ... Read more...

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