Sudan: Toxic Mining Linked to Birth Deformities
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The 'Demanded Bodies Association' has reported more than 1,500 foetal and neonatal deformities caused by mining companies using harmful and toxic chemicals such as cyanide and mercury in Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

As she lies to voters about plans to fight Big Pharma, Elizabeth Warren exposed for siding with Dow Chemical against breast implant victims
(Natural News) Native American wannabe and political grifter Elizabeth Warren has been caught in yet another campaign lie, this time pertaining to her alleged legal work on behalf of breast implant victims injured by products made by Dow Chemical. Despite claiming that she worked on behalf of these victims when she still practiced law privately,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Chemical Widely Used in Medical Plastic Alters Heart Function in Lab Tests
Title: AHA News: Chemical Widely Used in Medical Plastic Alters Heart Function in Lab TestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/31/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Stabilizing halide perovskite surfaces for solar cell operation with wide-bandgap lead oxysalts
We show that converting the surfaces of lead halide perovskite to water-insoluble lead (II) oxysalt through reaction with sulfate or phosphate ions can effectively stabilize the perovskite surface and bulk material. These capping lead oxysalt thin layers enhance the water resistance of the perovskite films by forming strong chemical bonds. The wide-bandgap lead oxysalt layers also reduce the defect density on the perovskite surfaces by passivating undercoordinated surface lead centers, which are defect-nucleating sites. Formation of the lead oxysalt layer increases the carrier recombination lifetime and boosts the efficien...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Yang, S., Chen, S., Mosconi, E., Fang, Y., Xiao, X., Wang, C., Zhou, Y., Yu, Z., Zhao, J., Gao, Y., De Angelis, F., Huang, J. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Stability through oxysalts
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Szuromi, P. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science twis Source Type: news

Georgia City Pledges To Test Air for Toxic Gas
The city of Smyrna, GA has pledged to do independent air testing for a cancer-causing chemical released by a medical sterilizing plant there , which would make it one of just a handful of communities nationwide to have its air tested for ethylene oxide. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New medical plastic additive improves device lubricity
Raumedic (Helmbrechts, Germany) has announced the development of a biocompatible additive that the company said will enhance the lubricity of medical devices and has the potential to serve as a lower-cost alternative to PTFE. The material can be added to thermoplastic elastomers, polyamides, polystyrenes and polyolefins. The biocompatible additive has the potential to improve catheter products, said Dr. Katharina Neumann, "because they are easier to introduce into the body thanks to their reduced gliding force." The contract manufacturer for medical device and pharmaceutical OEMs said that the additive will enha...
Source: MDDI - July 31, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Plastics Today Source Type: news

AHA News: Chemical Widely Used in Medical Plastic Alters Heart Function in Lab Tests
WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Plastic medical devices abound in hospitals. IV bags, catheters and feeding tubes cram every corner. But the chemicals that make these medical items so flexible may be changing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kulzer Helps Texas Inmates Rediscover Solid Food...and Their Smiles
cara®Scan 4.0, cara®Print 4.0 and Kulzer make 3D-printed dentures feasible for edentulous inmates South Bend, IN/7.25.2019.Kulzer, a global leader in dental materials, announced today that its cara Scan 4.0 and cara Print 4.0 are now making it possible for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to provide dentures to edentulous inmates in an affordable and timely manner. Until 2003, the Texas prison system routinely provided dentures for edentulous inmates through an in-house vocational program that fabricated them on site. But as the state ’s prisons came out from under federal oversight, that pr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 31, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Three ‘Missing-Link’ Planets Were Discovered Circling a Nearby Star by the New TESS Spacecraft
Planets are like puppies—they come in all kinds of sizes, all kinds of colors and they’re often found in litters. That’s not the way things used to seem. It wasn’t until 1992 that the first known planet orbiting a star other than our sun was confirmed. In the years since, the exoplanet population has exploded, thanks mostly to the Kepler Space Telescope, which went aloft in 2009 and, before it at last went off-line in 2018, had discovered 2,345 confirmed exoplanets and identified another 2,420 candidates still awaiting confirmation. Now, a successor to Kepler has made its own mark. In a paper publis...
Source: TIME: Science - July 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized exobiology exoplanets James Webb Space Telescope Kepler Space Telescope NASA TESS Source Type: news

Unlisted chemicals in Juul e-cigarettes may irritate throats of users
While people who vape are inhaling chemicals used in the products, researchers point out they also inhale the results of reactions between those chemicals -- which may have unknown effects. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flavored Juul ingredients combust to create toxic chemicals that are NOT listed on the label
Chemical engineers at Yale University have found that, when heated, the ingredients in flavored Juuls combust to create acetals, an unexpected, dangerous byproduct that irritates the lungs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How much glyphosate is really in your beer? Health Ranger test 26 popular beers in science lab to reveal surprising answer
(Natural News) According to media reports, beer products are heavily saturated with glyphosate, a toxic, cancer-causing weed killer chemical. But is the media really telling the truth? To find out, we tested 26 popular beers in our mass spec laboratory, using LC-MS-MS instrumentation that’s sensitive below 1 ppb. The findings may surprise you, because they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bayer faces 5,000 new lawsuits over pesticide cancer claims
Pharma and chemicals group says it will ‘defend itself vigorously’ amid mounting cases (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Irritating Compounds Discovered In 'Vape Juice'
Research chemists who analyzed a number of flavored e-liquids found that some ingredients combine on the shelf to create "acetals" — compounds likely to irritate or inflame airways when inhaled.(Image credit: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susie Neilson Source Type: news

Juul users inhaling chemicals not listed
Yale researchers have found that chemical reactions in flavored liquids of Juul e-cigarettes create unexpected chemicals that can irritate users ’ airways. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes and remedies for itchiness after shaving
Itchiness after shaving can occur in any area that a person shaves. Shaving incorrectly, using products that contain harsh chemicals, or shaving a sensitive area are potential causes. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Geneticist Liane Russell Dies
She conducted innovative research in mutagenesis and teratogenesis related to radiation and chemical exposures, identifying risks to fetuses. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 29, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Jay Inslee Calls For Banning'Forever Chemicals' In New Environmental Justice Plan
The Washington governor's campaign may be lagging, but he keeps building out a massive library of detailed policy ideas. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sir Rex Richards obituary
Distinguished chemist who helped to pioneer nuclear magnetic resonance – a new method of analysisRex Richards, who has died aged 96, was a scientist driven not only by a personal thirst for discovery but by the satisfaction of creating conditions in which others could flourish.He was practical and inventive, but having helped to pioneer the application of a new method of analysis – nuclear magnetic resonance, or NMR – to chemistry, biology and medicine, he devoted most of his energies to engineering the kinds of collaboration that would drive the subject forward.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Georgina Ferry Tags: Science Chemistry University of Oxford Art Biology Medical research People in science Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Council Warns Residents Over Sewer Water
[Zimbabwe Standard] Bulawayo City Council has warned residents that vegetables watered using sewer water pose a threat to the intellectual capacity of children as the water is contaminated with dangerous chemicals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UK ’s first ‘convergence science’ centre launches
'Convergence science' integrates knowledge, methods and expertise from different disciplines to speed up scientific discovery and innovation and create new treatments and technologies for cancer Related items fromOnMedica Reclassifying cancers 'will improve treatment' Chemicals in green vegetables show to prevent bowel cancer Revealing a potential new marker for aggressive prostate cancer 'Molecular wiring of tumour' predicts breast cancer relapse Scientists make cancer break through (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Agonising mouth ulcers? They might be caused by your toothpaste
Many seemingly innocuous items contain ingredients that trigger reactions. London-based dermatologist Dr Alia Ahmed outlines a few of the worst chemical culprits that contain them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Carolina Bomb Squad Agents Injured in Explosion
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina bomb squad agents were injured Friday, one of them critically, when bomb-making materials blew up while they were searching the home of a man stopped with homemade explosives in his car, authorities said. Two State Bureau of Investigation agents were assisting the Sampson County Sheriff's Office in a rural area southeast of Raleigh when the materials exploded early Friday, according to an SBI news release. Both were taken to a burn center in Chapel Hill, including one airlifted in critical condition. The other was in stable condition Friday. "There was a heck of an explosi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 26, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

North Carolina Bomb Squad Agents Injured in Explosion
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina bomb squad agents were injured Friday, one of them critically, when bomb-making materials blew up while they were searching the home of a man stopped with homemade explosives in his car, authorities said. Two State Bureau of Investigation agents were assisting the Sampson County Sheriff's Office in a rural area southeast of Raleigh when the materials exploded early Friday, according to an SBI news release. Both were taken to a burn center in Chapel Hill, including one airlifted in critical condition. The other was in stable condition Friday. "There was a heck of an explosi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 26, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Trauma News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

Dumbing down the population: Study finds that transgender hormone treatments lower IQ
(Natural News) If “being your true self” means attempting to alter your biological sex with hormone “treatments,” then your true self is also quite dumb, as a new study has confirmed that gender reassignment chemicals dramatically lower IQ levels. Published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, the paper looked at an 11-year-old boy both... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US judge slashes $2bn verdict against Bayer in Roundup case
Damages award reduced to $87m in partial victory for German chemicals company (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Another woman falls ill in Dominican Republic after "strong chemical odor" detected in hotel room
(Natural News) The body count of tourists who’ve either fallen seriously ill or died while visiting the Dominican Republic has increased yet again. This time, a Canadian woman who was staying at the Grand Bahia Principe resort in Punta Cana came forward to say that she got really sick back in 2016 after being exposed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hazardous chemical emergencies and poisonings. Reply - Henretig FM, Kirk MA, McKay CA.
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Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

BPA Replacement Chemical May Not Be Safer for Kids
In recent years companies have turned to substitutes and tout their products as "BPA-free." (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastics Chemicals Meant to Replace BPA May Not Be Any Safer for Kids
THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 -- Manufacturers have been phasing out the plastics chemical bisphenol A because of evidence it might harm human health. Now a new study raises questions about the chemicals that have replaced it. Bisphenol A, or BPA, has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

BPA Substitute Chemicals Linked to Obesity in Children
THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 -- Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) substitute chemicals, bisphenol S (BPS) and bisphenol F (BPF), is associated with obesity among children, according to a study published online July 25 in the Journal of the Endocrine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A toxic cocktail: What are the other toxins found in vaccines?
(Natural News) No matter which side of the vaccine debate you happen to fall on, it’s easy to understand why vaccines are so controversial. No one wants diseases to be spread needlessly, nor do people want their children to be injected with dangerous chemicals. While vaccines are a great idea in theory, the unfortunate fact... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shape shifting protocells hint at the mechanics of early life
Inspired by the processes of cellular differentiation observed in developmental biology, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Bristol have demonstrated a new spontaneous approach to building communities of cell-like entities (protocells) using chemical gradients. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

What happens when you overdose? (video)
(American Chemical Society) Your body is a delicately balanced chemical system, and if you take too much of a drug you destroy that balance. That's what happens when you overdose. This week on Reactions, learn how to spot an overdose and the ways different types of drugs wreak havoc in your brain: https://youtu.be/xLSz3wEgwJ8. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virginia Tech researchers lead breakthrough in quantum computing
(Virginia Tech) A team of Virginia Tech chemistry and physics researchers have advanced quantum simulation by devising an algorithm that can more efficiently calculate the properties of molecules on a noisy quantum computer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Microbial manufacturing: Genetic engineering breakthrough for urban farming
(Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)) Researchers at DiSTAP, SMART, MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, and National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a new technology that revolutionises the creation of genetic material, enabling drastically accelerated genetic engineering of microbes that can be used to manufacture chemicals used for urban farming. The new Guanine/Thymine (GT) DNA assembly technology will accelerate the creation of microbial factories, which are key to producing nutrients and natural pesticides for urban farming. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Why live in a town with a high cancer risk?
In Reserve, Louisiana, people have had health problems for decades, ranging from dizziness to liver and lung cancer. Many believe a nearby chemical plant is the source. Janet Shamlian spoke to resident Robert Taylor, and found out why he hasn't moved. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cancer risk plagues Louisiana town near chemical plants
For decades, people in Reserve, Louisiana, have had health problems ranging from dizziness and severe headaches to liver and lung cancer (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cancer risk plagues Louisiana town near chemical plants
In Reserve, Louisiana, the cancer risk is almost 50 times the national average. CBS News followed one man who is fighting the company he believes is causing it. Janet Shamlian reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecular electrocatalysts can mediate fast, selective CO2 reduction in a flow cell
Practical electrochemical carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion requires a catalyst capable of mediating the efficient formation of a single product with high selectivity at high current densities. Solid-state electrocatalysts achieve the CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) at current densities ≥ 150 milliamperes per square centimeter (mA/cm2), but maintaining high selectivities at high current densities and efficiencies remains a challenge. Molecular CO2RR catalysts can be designed to achieve high selectivities and low overpotentials but only at current densities irrelevant to commercial operation. We show here that cobalt phthal...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ren, S., Joulie, D., Salvatore, D., Torbensen, K., Wang, M., Robert, M., Berlinguette, C. P. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Organic semiconductor photocatalyst can bifunctionalize arenes and heteroarenes
Photoexcited electron-hole pairs on a semiconductor surface can engage in redox reactions with two different substrates. Similar to conventional electrosynthesis, the primary redox intermediates afford only separate oxidized and reduced products or, more rarely, combine to one addition product. Here, we report that a stable organic semiconductor material, mesoporous graphitic carbon nitride (mpg-CN), can act as a visible-light photoredox catalyst to orchestrate oxidative and reductive interfacial electron transfers to two different substrates in a two- or three-component system for direct twofold carbon–hydrogen func...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ghosh, I., Khamrai, J., Savateev, A., Shlapakov, N., Antonietti, M., König, B. Tags: Chemistry r-articles Source Type: news

Two-for-one approach to photoredox
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: Chemistry twis Source Type: news

Flowing CO2 boosts a molecular catalyst
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: Chemistry twis Source Type: news

A durable semiconductor photocatalyst
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Source: ScienceNOW - July 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Swift, E. Tags: Chemistry perspective Source Type: news

Synergy Rx Pharmacy Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of the Products Listed Below due to a Lack of Quality Assurance
San Diego, CA, Synergy Rx Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling the following non-sterile products; Sublingual Tablets, HCG and HCG with resveratrol Human Chorionic Gonadoptropin), Non Sterile Dermatology creams all strengths (retinoic acid creams, hydroquinine creams, bleaching creams), Numbing Creams, acne creams, hair growth serums with minoxidil, betamethasone creams and Chemical Peels (salicylic acid peels, trichoracetic acid peels, glycolic acid peels, Jessners Peels, custom peels solutions) to the retail level due to a lack of quality assurance. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 24, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Roundup isn ’t Bayer’s only potential billion-dollar headache
Bayer has another big-ticket legal liability besides Roundup: polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, which Monsanto made from 1935 until 1977. American states and cities have filed lawsuits to recover the costs of cleaning up toxic PCBs, which were widely used in industrial products and chemicals and banned in the U.S. in 1979. “This could easily become another major litigation problem for Bayer,” Jean Eggen, who teaches environment al law at Widener University in Wilmington, Delaware, told Bloomberg.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

Roundup isn ’t Bayer’s only potential billion-dollar headache
Bayer has another big-ticket legal liability besides Roundup: polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, which Monsanto made from 1935 until 1977. American states and cities have filed lawsuits to recover the costs of cleaning up toxic PCBs, which were widely used in industrial products and chemicals and banned in the U.S. in 1979. “This could easily become another major litigation problem for Bayer,” Jean Eggen, who teaches environment al law at Widener University in Wilmington, Delaware, told Bloomberg.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

Daily E-Cigarette Use Can Help Smokers Quit, According to One of the Most Comprehensive Studies Yet
E-cigarettes have long been pitched as a healthier alternative to cigarettes, and one that could help smokers kick the habit by delivering nicotine without many of the dangerous byproducts of combustible tobacco products. But there’s plenty of debate in the scientific community as to whether that’s actually true. For every study that suggests e-cigarettes can help smokers quit, there’s another that says they can’t. Now, one of the most comprehensive studies yet provides solid support for daily vaping. It found that adult cigarette smokers who also used e-cigarettes every day were 77% more likely tha...
Source: TIME: Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Smoking Source Type: news