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Human exposure to plastics chemical much higher than previously thought


September 21st, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): A new study indicates that human exposure to the toxic chemical bisphenol A or BPA is much higher than predicted.The study has found that women, female monkeys and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lead poisoning ruled out as reason behind Beethoven’s death


June 5th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 05 (ANI): Lead poisoning may have not been the reason behind Ludwig van Beethoven's death, according to a researcher.Andrew Todd, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine ... Read more...

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‘Toxic cocktail’ in tunnels can increase air pollution levels by up to 1,000 times


August 28th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): A new study has found that a toxic cocktail of ultrafine particles, which is lurking inside road tunnels, can increase air pollution levels by up to 1,000 times, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoke from forest fires can release DNA damaging substances


May 4th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists in Washington State are reporting the first discovery of potent mutagenic substances in smoke from forest fires that that can damage the genetic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Safe’ clinical practices unwittingly spur hepatitis B virus


April 13th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Routine clinical practices, presumed safe, could spur patient-to-patient transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV), one of the most lethal of its kind. A review of 33 HBV outbreaks has ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Nanoparticles in personal care products may be harmful to environment


March 27th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 27 (ANI): In a new report, scientists have determined that nanoparticles in cosmetics, sunscreens, and hundreds of other personal care products may be harmful to the environment.Their report was part ... Read more...

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Remote satellite imaging may help predict infectious disease outbreaks


September 3rd, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): Researchers in the US have used a new way to predict outbreaks of cholera - a water-borne infectious disease.According to the researchers, this new technique could potentially ... Read more...

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