Women exposed to PFCs have obese babies

September 2nd, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Pregnant women who are exposed to common environmental chemicals, especially polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs), have smaller babies at birth but larger at 20 months, according to an ... 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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Chemicals used in industrial applications may affect cholesterol levels

November 8th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that chemicals used in commercial and industrial applications such as surfactants, paper and textile coatings and food packaging might affect serum cholesterol levels ... Read more...

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Scientists identify two new potent greenhouse gases

March 24th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified two new greenhouse gases one emitted by the electronic industry and the other used in pest control, which are rapidly accumulating in the atmosphere.According ... Read more...

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Gas used to make TV screens more harmful to environment than coal

July 4th, 2008 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 4 (ANI): The rising production of television sets may worsen global warming because a greenhouse gas used for the purpose is more harmful than coal, warns a leading environmental ... Read more...

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Carcinogens from non-stick utensils found in breast milk

May 2nd, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Beware of non stick cookware and stain resistant fabrics. They harbour chemicals that are turning up in surprising places, from wildlife and drinking water supplies to human blood. ... Read more...

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Russias Lake Baikal still facing contamination threat: Study

March 25th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Despite continuous efforts to save Lake Baikal, the worlds largest and oldest body of fresh water from contamination, a new study has found that the lake still ... Read more...

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