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Household chemicals ‘causing cancer, reducing fertility’


May 11th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Chemicals found in household products may be contributing to rising incidence of cancer, reduced fertility and obesity, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned.EEA warned that ... Read more...

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Adi Godrej is new CII president


April 18th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej has been elected as the president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2012-13.Godrej succeeds B. Muthuraman.Godrej is ... Read more...

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PETA organises ‘Easter Protest’ in Delhi


April 4th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Indian chapter People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Wednesday organised a protest at India Gate against animal testing by cosmetic companies.Three PETA volunteers ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fake Reebok products seized, two arrested


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Two men who were running a thriving business selling fake Reebok products including shoes, and sunglasses was arrested and goods worth Rs.2 crore seized ... Read more...

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Shirts, jackets, sofa covers sell in name of F1


October 26th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Brand merchandising is at an all-time high thanks to the country's first ever Formula One race. Shirts, jackets and even pillow covers inspired by F1 ... Read more...

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German firms unveil plan to recruit more female executives


October 18th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Oct 18 (IANS) The 30 major German companies listed on the blue-chip stock DAX stock index have announced a plan to recruit more female executives.The plan calls for voluntary ... Read more...

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Exposure to toxic chemical higher than suspected


June 6th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Exposure to a so-called 'gender-bending' chemical found in plastic bottles and household products is greater than previously thought. More 'Bisphenol A' (BPA) can interfere with the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

ITC, Ruchi Soya among top 50 fastest growing consumer companies


April 26th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Two Indian firms - ITC Limited and Ruchi Soya - have been ranked 15th and 20th among the fastest growing consumer companies across the globe ... Read more...

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B Muthuraman takes over as new CII president, Adi Godrej elected CII president designate


April 11th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr.11 (ANI): B Muthuraman, Vice Chairman, Tata Steel Limited and Chairman, Tata International Ltd, was elected president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the year 2011-12. He succeeds ... Read more...

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Muthuraman elected new CII president


April 11th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Tata Steel vice chairman B. Muthuraman has been elected the new president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2011-12 while Godrej Group chairman ... Read more...

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Exposure to chemicals in environment liked to onset of early menopause


March 24th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A recent study found that higher levels of perfluorocarbons (PFCs) in the body are associated with increased odds of having experienced menopause in women between 42 and 64 ... Read more...

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Exposure to organochloride pesticides alters semen quality: Study


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A University of Granada study has shown that exposure to organochloride pesticides alters semen quality.Two in 10 young people in South East Spain have poor sperm density, which ... Read more...

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US probes bribery charge against Cadbury in India


March 4th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has opened a foreign bribery investigation into Kraft Foods Inc about its India operations, the company disclosed in a ... Read more...

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Stretching and smashing fluids to understand the physics of flow


December 4th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Researchers have used new methods to try to understand the flow properties of concentrated solutions of particles in fluids of everyday use products like toothpaste and cosmetics.Dr Michael ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Being to clean could make you prone to more allergies


November 29th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): A new study has indicated that young people may suffer more allergies if they are overexposed to anti­bacterial soaps containing triclosan.Researchers from the University of Michigan School ... Read more...

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Scientists solve 40-yr-old puzzle related liver enzyme function


November 12th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Penn State University researchers have finally found the answer to a 40-year-long puzzle about a mysterious process by which a critical enzyme metabolizes drugs and chemicals in food. ... Read more...

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Godrej Consumer Products merges arm with self


October 14th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) FMCG major Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. (GCPL) Thursday said it is merging Godrej Household Products Ltd. (GHPL) with itself, making it one of the largest players in the ... Read more...

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Trade fair in Mumbai to bring Hong Kong brands to India


October 7th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will hold a Lifestyle Expo of high-quality products and brands in Mumbai later this month to build partnerships between Indian retailers ... Read more...

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Women ‘at cancer risk due to man-made chemicals in every home’


October 1st, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): The surge in rates of breast cancer is due to the increased use of man-made chemicals that are found in every home, experts have warned.The chemicals are used ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Audit finds lapses in defence canteen operations


August 13th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) India's audit watchdog has found lapses in financial and business operations and the pricing and quality of goods of the Canteen Stores Department (CSD) that sells household ... Read more...

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Soon, switch on the lights just by your thoughts!


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Toronto, Aug 2 (ANI): What may look like a plot of some science fiction flick is for real as it has been made possible to use your ... Read more...

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1,000 tonnes of fat cleaned from London sewers


July 14th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) It's leaking lard from London's sewers, authorities found to their dismay when they cleared an estimated 1,000 tonnes of fat - enough to fill nine double decker buses ... Read more...

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Godrej Consumer Products acquires Indonesia’s Megasari Group


May 17th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) Monday announced the acquisition of Indonesia-based PT. Megasari Makmur Group and its distribution company in Indonesia. Megasari Group manufactures and distributes a range ... Read more...

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Stephanie Pratt strips for PETA


April 24th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 24, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Stephanie Pratt, American reality television personality, best known for her role as a cast member on MTV's The Hills has bare it all for PETA's new ... Read more...

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Stephanie Pratt strips for PETA’s ‘Be Nice to Bunnies’ campaign


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 23 (ANI): 'The Hills' star Stephanie Pratt has become the latest celebrity to bare it all for PETA's new "Be Nice to Bunnies" iPhone app.Holding a well-placed rabbit, the ... Read more...

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Chemicals used in plastics ‘feminise’ brains of baby boys


November 16th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Boys who are exposed to high doses of chemicals used in plastics in the womb are less likely to play with 'male' toys such as cars, a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

TV Pitchman Billy Mays found dead in bed


June 29th, 2009 - 12:01 am ICT by admin
Unknown if sudden death is related to Saturday's emergency landingTAMPA, Florida (BNO NEWS) -- Television pitchman Billy Mays — who built his fame by appearing on commercials and infomercials promoting household products ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Polymer solar cells with higher efficiency levels created


November 27th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 27 (ANI): Solar cells that can be hanged like posters on a wall may soon be available in local hardware stores, thanks to researchers at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Most women dont connect household products with chemical exposure


November 22nd, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 22 (ANI): While peoples awareness about toxic chemical exposure from household itemslike bisphenol A in some baby bottles and lead in some toysis said to have risen in recent ... Read more...

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Most caregivers ignorant about toxic household items


May 31st, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Primary caregivers, who look after small children, seem to be ill informed about potentially toxic household items, according to a new and alarming study. The study shows that ... Read more...

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Chemical exposure may raise risk of Lou Gehrigs disease


April 17th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Researchers at Harvard University in Boston have shown that exposure to a common environmental chemical might increase the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known ... Read more...

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‘World in grip of food crisis’


April 7th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by admin
Sharjah, April 7 (IANS) Amid a continued global shortage of food supply because of severe droughts in several countries and with grain being diverted to biofuel production, the world is in the ... Read more...

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New ‘Ice Age’ is drug scourge of New Zealand


April 4th, 2008 - 9:32 am ICT by admin
By David Barber Wellington, April 4 (DPA) There is a new "Ice Age" in New Zealand and it is the modern day scourge of the South Pacific island nation of 4.2 million people. ... Read more...

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Welspun Retail to strengthen presence in non-metro cities


February 21st, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Mumbai-based home furnishing retailer Welspun Retail Ltd Thursday said it was planning to increase its footprint in a big way in tier-II cities even as it targeted ... Read more...

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