toxic metals

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...

Posted in Health |

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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Toxic traffic metals pollute air


February 26th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 26 (IANS) Particles of toxic metals, generated by cars, may not only contaminate the air but also seep under the asphalt and harm the adjacent soil and plants, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bugs generate power while cleaning nuclear waste


September 7th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how a class of bugs can deliver double benefit -- generate power while cleaning up nuclear waste and other toxic metals. "Geobacter ... 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...

Posted in Health |

Plastics chemical ‘can damage egg quality in women’


December 16th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may compromise the quality of a woman's eggs retrieved for in vitro fertilization (IVF), a small-scale University of California, San Francisco-led study found.As ... 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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Herbal supplements ‘contain toxic metals and pesticides’


July 22nd, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): There's a reason to worry for those who regularly consume herbal dietary supplements, says a new article.C&EN Senior Editor Celia Henry Arnaud cautioned that little is known of ... 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...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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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Bhopal gas verdict travesty of justice: environmental experts


June 7th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) "Too little too late" and a "travesty/mockery of justice" is how environmentalists described the verdict in the Bhopal gas tragedy case announced Monday. The gas leak from ... Read more...

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Indian student wins top US research award


April 8th, 2010 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Prasun Chatterjee, an Indian environmental engineering student whose research has contributed to a new way of detecting toxic lead and copper in water, has won one of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Toxicants detected in Asian monkey hair may warn of environmental threats to humans


January 5th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that testing hair from Asian monkeys living close to people may provide early warnings of toxic threats to humans and wildlife.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dal Lake authorities take pollution control measures


September 28th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Sep. 28 (ANI): Authorities have installed trash bins surrounding the Dal Lake in order to control pollution.A voluntary organisation named, the Care Kashmir International (CKI) installed the bins in collaboration with ... Read more...

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Discarded US computers get fresh life in developing countries


September 3rd, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) More and more discarded US computers are enjoying a lease of life in developing countries, says a comprehensive study. The findings may heighten growing concerns about environmental pollution with ... Read more...

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Next generation fireworks turn out to be a whole lot ‘greener’


July 4th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): A team of scientists is working on a new generation of eco friendly pyrotechnics that produce less smoke and use fewer toxic metals.Fireworks are fun and exciting, but ... Read more...

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Houseboat owners in Kashmir launch save Dal lake campaign


March 21st, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar 21 (ANI): Houseboat Owner''s Association has launched campaign to spread awareness among the residents as well as tourists about Dal Lake. Raw sewage, land encroachment and years of neglect have ... Read more...

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How bacteria inhale toxic metals and exhale oxygen


March 17th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Using a unique combination of microscopes, researchers at Ohio State University in the US were able to see how some common soil bacteria inhale toxic metals and ... Read more...

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Some soil bacteria act as clean-up agents too


March 17th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Not all soil bacteria are bad. Some of them act as good Samaritans as they "inhale" toxic metals, strip them of their toxicity and then "exhale" them, say ... Read more...

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New technique could protect water from arsenic poisoning


September 17th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) An ultra sensitive technique for detecting toxic heavy metals in water has opened the way for safer use of groundwater and recycling water.The breakthrough is significant given how ... Read more...

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Metal-munching earthworms could be the 21st Century eco-warriors


September 13th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 13 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that metal-munching earthworms could be the 21st Century eco-warriors, with the discovery that they help plants to clean up contaminated soils.According to a ... Read more...

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Recycling radioactive waste no longer a problem


August 22nd, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) A new plant will help recover uranium from the ashes of radioactive wastes, which can then be recycled with an efficient, eco-friendly technology inspired by decaffeinated coffee. The ... Read more...

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Indian-American scientist develops arsenic-resistant Bt rice


May 8th, 2008 - 2:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The presence of arsenic in the soil in parts of eastern India and Bangladesh has adversely affected rice production, as also the health of people who eat the ... Read more...

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Most pollutants in Yamuna come from Delhi


March 20th, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Indian capital contributes 79 percent of pollutants flowing in the Yamuna and the 23-km stretch of the river in the city carries only wastewater during non-monsoon ... Read more...

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Social activists, environmentalists protest against bad condition of Dal Lake


March 4th, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by admin
Srinagar, Mar 4 (ANI): Hundreds of social activists and environmentalists on Tuesday staged a march protesting against the deteriorating condition of the famed Dal Lake. The Dal dwellers were chanting slogans against ... Read more...

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Novel sensor system to improve detection of lead, heavy metals developed


February 13th, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Researcher at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed a new rapid, portable and inexpensive detection system to identify personal exposure to toxic lead ... Read more...

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