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Fish Consumption Advisories Fail To Cover All Contaminants

A new study suggests that fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers are ineffective in reducing infant exposure to long-lived contaminants like persistent organic pollutants (POPs). 25 more words


5 Reasons Not To Drink Bottled Water

Bottled water is healthy water — or so marketers would have us believe. Just look at the labels or the bottled water ads: deep, pristine pools of spring water; majestic alpine peaks; healthy, active people gulping down icy bottled water between biking in the park and a trip to the yoga studio. 852 more words

Drinking Water

Reactive Core Mat to Control Seeping Contaminants

At this link are details of a new geosynthetic from CETCO. Basically it consists of two geotextiles between which is a reactive material selected to deal with contaminants commonly found in the mining and waste management industry. 299 more words


No reduction in maximum Cadmium levels likely

The European Commission have published a Recommendation which addresses the issue of the maximum permitted levels of cadmium in foodstuffs.

The Recommendation concludes that it would be very difficult to further reduce the levels of cadmium in foods due to the non-uniform nature of the distribution of cadmium levels across foods, depending on soil type, growing conditions, fertiliser type and use, etc. 54 more words

EU Information

Signal processing research

Ananya Sen Gupta, a University of Iowa faculty member, is currently working on creating topography maps of hydrocarbon biomarkers in crude petroleum, with emphasis in the Gulf of Mexico. 60 more words

Water Quality