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Finally, chemical weapons bill gets parliament nod


August 30th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Amid continuing din over the allocation of coal blocks, parliament approval was Thursday accorded to a bill to amend the Chemical Weapons Convention Act ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

West Bengal hooch deaths rise to 156


December 16th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) More people continued to die in West Bengal after consuming spurious liquor with the toll mounting to 156 Friday morning. Over 100 ... Read more...

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Police called into Walmart store over a bleach fight


October 10th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Lansdowne, Bal., Oct 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Saturday, the police were called into a Walmart shop in Baltimore when two women started a bleach war. When the police got to the scene, ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

China arrests over 900 in tainted pork crackdown


August 29th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) At least 989 people have been arrested over the last six months as part of a national crackdown on the manufacture and sale of an illegal ... Read more...

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Six jailed in China for selling tainted bean sprouts


August 13th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) Six people in China's Liaoning province have been given jail terms for producing and selling bean sprouts that were grown using a toxic fertilizer.Ruan Wenming, Li ... 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 |

‘Survival protein’ can help treat neuro-disorders


May 24th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) A newly discovered "survival protein" protects the brain against the effects of stroke by interfering with a particular kind of brain cell death that is often ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exposure to toxic chemical linked to wheezing in kids


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Exposure to Bisphenol A or BPA, a toxic chemical found in many consumer products, during early pregnancy may be linked to wheezing in children.BPA is found ... Read more...

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China sets limit on melamine in baby food


April 21st, 2011 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) Infant food products, in which the quantity of melamine is higher than one milligram per kilogram of food, will be prohibited from sale in China, according ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China arrests 96 people for using tainted milk powder


January 14th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Chinese Police have arrested 96 people for illegally using leftover powder from the 2008's melamine-tainted milk scandal to produce dairy products or sell such products since July.The ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

96 arrested in China for selling adulterated milk powder


January 13th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS) Ninety-six people are being held in police custody in China, and are awaiting prosecution for using melamine-tainted milk powder, a government statement said Thursday.The State Council's Food Safety ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Honey, a sweet way of getting you over hangovers


December 24th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Scientists claim that a natural sweetener like honey is a great way to deal with the toxic effects of a hangover. The Royal Society of Chemistry claims that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Got a bad hangover? Try honey on toast!


December 24th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): This festive season, merriment will be aplenty, and so will be alcohol - but if you want to avoid that really bad feeling of nausea and headache the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Father dies after drinking from a Lucozade bottle, filled with weed killer


December 11th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A father of one died after he drank from a Lucozade bottle, which was filled with weed killer. Phillip Ward was drunk and he was extremely ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

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 |

Six arrested in fresh melamine milk scandal in China


August 21st, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Chinese police have arrested six people and detained 41 others for allegedly distributing milk contaminated with melamine, the chemical which killed six infants in a 2008 scandal, authorities ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chinese police arrests six suspects, 41 others in melamine milk scandal


August 21st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 21 (ANI): Chinese police have arrested six suspects and 41 others who allegedly participated in distributing melamine-contaminated milk after a national crackdown in 2008.According to the food safety authorities ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chemistry professor hopes to strike gold from banana plant


July 13th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Kottayam (Kerala), July 13 (IANS) Varkey Mathew, a retired chemistry professor here, claims to have developed an eco-friendly helmet and other utility items like water and oil filters from banana ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Police seize 64 tons of melamine tainted milk from northwest China plant


July 9th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): Food safety authorities in northwest China'a Qinghai Province have seized 64 tons of raw dairy materials contaminated with the toxic chemical, melamine, from a dairy plant.Police traced ... Read more...

Posted in National |

McDonald’s offers $3 for recalled Shrek glass


June 9th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jun 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) McDonald's has offered to pay premium of up to $3 for the return of the Shrek drinking glasses. An official at McDonald’s said that the recall ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Toxic chemical found in Cyrus’ jewellery range


May 21st, 2010 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Singer-actress Miley Cyrus' jewellery range has been removed from shelves after tests discovered toxic metal cadmium in some pieces. "The Miley Cyrus and Max Azria line is not ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Scientists find mouse that eats like the dinosaurs


February 20th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists have determined that the European woodmouse has a unique taste for ferns, a food once eaten by long-extinct dinosaurs.According to a report by BBC News, the mouse ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rare ancient arthropod become toxic to repel hungry predators


December 25th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 25 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that one species of a rare, ancient barnacle has extraordinarily high levels of a toxic chemical in its body, in order to repel hungry predators.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drinking water from plastic bottles raises toxic chemical’s levels by 70pct


October 17th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers from Harvard University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has revealed that drinking water from plastic bottles made with the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How bacteria can clear mercury pollution in waterways


October 2nd, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has revealed the key to how bacteria can clear mercury pollution in waterways.Mercury pollution is a persistent problem in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Xinjiang riots: Urumqi party chief, Xinjiang police chief removed


September 6th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Urumqi, Sep. 6 (ANI): In the aftermath of Xinjiang riots that erupted on July 5, the party chief of Urumqi and police chief of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Toxic chemical in children’s toys may lead to low birth weight in infants


June 25th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Researchers have found that exposure to toxic chemical used as plasticizers in a wide variety of personal care product and children's toys might contribute to low birth weight ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Toxic substance found in five foreign hair-dye brands in China


March 17th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.17 (ANI): The potentially cancerous toxic chemical, Lentine, has been found in five brands of hair dye in China. According to a China Daily report, local consumer authorities said in Guangzhou ... Read more...

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Military contractor accused of exposing US troops to harmful toxin in Iraq


December 23rd, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): The controversial military contractor firm KBR is being accused of putting U.S. soldiers at risk from inhaling a chemical at their facilities in Iraq, which is believed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sexy willy and nipple choco spreads axed over Chinese poison fears


October 18th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): People who like sweet pleasure are in for a disappointment, for chocolate spreads for sex have been taken off the shelves amid fears that they are tainted ... Read more...

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