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Guest post: Health alert over fracking’s chemical cocktails

19th August 2014

Tim Radford, of the Climate News Network, reports in this guest post on how scientists in the US have established that some chemicals used in the controversial process of fracking to extract gas and oil could represent health and environmental hazards.  521 more words

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Study Has Potentially Worrisome News About Antimicrobials And Pregnancy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (CBS) – Uh-oh. It may be time to add two more chemicals to the list of things for pregnant women to avoid. 300 more words


Oil companies fracking into drinking water sources, new research shows

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Tanker trucks for hauling water and fracking fluids line up near a natural gas flare in Williston, N.D. Fracking has touched off a nationwide oil and gas boom, and with it, worries about public health and the environment. 1,106 more words


Hemp-based electrodes show promise

According to new research recently presented at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting, hemp may be able to increase the amount of energy that can be stored in supercapacitors. 153 more words


Removable tattoo doubles as a battery -- Huh? Wha?

Scientists continue to unveil impressive innovations at the American Chemical Society’s annual conference, currently being held in San Francisco. The latest is a removable tattoo that doubles as a miniature battery — turning human sweat into storable electricity.

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Pregnant women and fetuses exposed to antibacterial compounds face potential health risks - triclosan and triclocarban



“The compounds are used in more than 2,000 everyday products marketed as antimicrobial, including toothpastes, soaps, detergents, carpets, paints, school supplies and toys, the researchers say” 1,071 more words

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