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Prenatal exposure to pollution harmful for kids


May 21st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Prenatal exposure to air pollution through the mother can be especially serious for asthmic children, says a new study. Researchers looked at several pollutants, including carbon ... Read more...

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Texas tops US greenhouse gas emissions list


January 12th, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Houston, Jan 12 (IANS) The US state of Texas released more greenhouse gases into the air than any other American state in 2010, official data showed Wednesday.The US Environmental Protection ... Read more...

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Kids in mouldy homes more at risk of asthma


August 4th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Kids staying in mouldy homes have three times greater odds of developing asthma by the age of seven. "Early life exposure to mould seems to play ... Read more...

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Broken CFLs can be unsafe


July 7th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) A broken compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb can be unsafe for human beings because it releases mercury vapour into the air for weeks, even months.The amount ... Read more...

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Robot system to test 10,000 chemicals for toxicity


March 21st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) A new high-speed robot screening system can test 10,000 different chemicals for potential toxicity.These chemicals include compounds found in industrial and consumer products, food additives and ... Read more...

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Water demand will exceed supply by 40pc within 20 yrs, warn scientists


March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): Scientists have warned that water demand in many countries will outstrip supply by 40 per cent within 20 years due to the combined threat of climate change and ... Read more...

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US to build eight billion pound super base in Guam to contain China


October 26th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 26 (ANI): The United States is building an eight billion pound super military base on the Pacific island of Guam in an attempt to contain China's military build-up. According to ... Read more...

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Pollution ‘increases risk of cardiac arrest’


September 21st, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the fine particles of pollution that hang in the air can increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest.A team from Long Island ... Read more...

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US greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.9 percent in 2008


March 10th, 2010 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (DPA) US greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.9 percent in 2008 amid a recession and record high petrol prices, according to a preliminary estimate Tuesday from the US Environmental Protection ... Read more...

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Rivers in western Uttar Pradesh dangerously polluted


January 24th, 2010 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
By S.P. Singh Meerut, Jan 24 (IANS) Six rivers in western Uttar Pradesh, including the Yamuna, are now so polluted that they should be classified as dead, says a new study.The study, carried ... Read more...

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US knowingly violating regulations by dumping e-waste in India


September 20th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 20 (ANI): A new report has proved that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), US Governments environmental watchdog, has knowingly allowed toxic e-waste to be shipped to countries like India, ... Read more...

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Another ‘Blue Lady’ heading for India?


March 24th, 2008 - 11:59 am ICT by admin
New York, March 24 (IANS) Is another "toxic time bomb" headed for a ship-breaking yard in India? The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has served notice on its owner for not obtaining ... Read more...

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