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Infant cereal recalled due to possible gluten content
A national recall is underway for Love Child Organics brand Baby's First Buckwheat + Chia Organic Infant Cereal because the gluten-free billed product may contain gluten. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Interlayer-expanded nanosheets could make good battery electrode materials
2D vanadyl phosphate intercalated with organic molecules improves sodium-ion devices. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - September 15, 2017 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

Farewell to the Cassini Probe, America ’s Emissary to Saturn
NASA flight planners have a long history of murdering their favorite space probes. They plan the ships, they build the ships — and at some point they wind up killing the ships. The Ranger probes — the first NASA spacecraft to touch the moon—were crash-landers. They were designed for one job: to fly straight toward the lunar face, switch on their cameras in the final 14 minutes of their journey, when they were just 1,500 miles from the surface, and then capture as many pictures as they could before vaporizing themselves in a violent, fireless crash on the moon’s airless surface. The Messenger probe, ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized cassini messenger NASA Ranger saturn space space 2017 Source Type: news

Apple ’s New $1,000 iPhone X Is Luxuriously Out of Touch
You could be forgiven for seeing the iPhone as a functional and practical acquisition. The phone, after all, has revolutionized how we take pictures, order food, sign up for an exercise class, read the news, listen to music, communicate across thousands of miles through FaceTime and wait, as if reading tea leaves, as we watch the ellipses between exchanges with a new romantic partner. With each release of a new version, Apple makes its previous technology antiquated in mere seconds, thus shaming many of us to upgrade. For millions of us, the many capabilities of the iPhone make dropping several hundred dollars to acquire o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Currid-Halkett Tags: Uncategorized Class iPhone tech technology Source Type: news

Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Organic Deglet Dates Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens
Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand Organic Deglet Noor Dates Pitted because it may contain undeclared coconut, an allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to coconut run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 14, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Tattoo ink particles can spread into lymph nodes
Conclusion If you already have a tattoo, there's nothing in this study that should alarm you. It doesn't show that people with tattoos are more likely to get cancer, despite the scaremongering headlines. The researchers explain how tattoo pigments are picked up as "foreign bodies" by the body's immune system and are then stored in the skin and lymph nodes. But they can't tell us what effects this process has on our health. The researchers weren't told any medical information about the donor samples, such as any diseases they had (including cancer) or the cause of donors' deaths. The study also has other limitatio...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Belfast scientists design flexible organic battery
Queen's University scientists design a flexible long-life battery that could be used in pacemakers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ScienceOpen launches dynamic hosting services with UCL Press
ScienceOpen is pleased to announce a new hosting partnership with UCL Press, the first fully Open Access university press in the UK, based at University College London. With this ScienceOpen extends its portfolio of dedicated features for publishers to enhance the visibility and context of their content by adding a suite of full-text hosting services. All 8 scholarly journals published by UCL Press will be hosted on the ScienceOpen discovery platform and integrated into ScienceOpen’s research network providing a dynamic, transparent and interactive Open Access channel that pushes the boundaries of how we create and c...
Source: News from STM - September 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured Open Access Source Type: news

Can't beat them, join them: Campbell gobbles up organic company for $700 million
(Natural News) Campbell Soup Company announced on July 6 that they have acquired organic food products group Pacific Foods of Oregon, Inc. for a total amount of $700 million. The agreement will augment Campbell’s lackluster natural foods arm and help reinvent the company’s center store as it continues to expand into the organic market. Pacific... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data (NFM)
U.S. Geological Survey. 05/2017 This nine-chapter manual provides protocols (requirements and recommendations) and guidelines for U.S. Geological Survey personnel who are responsible for the collection and quality assurance of the data required to assess the quality of the nation's water resources. Topics in the manual include methods and protocols for sampling surface water and groundwater, processing samples for analysis of water quality, measurement of field parameters, and specialized procedures, such as sampling for low-level mercury and organic wastewater chemicals. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Innovation could mean flexible rechargeable batteries for pacemakers
(Queen's University Belfast) Experts at Queen's University Belfast have designed a flexible and organic alternative to the rigid batteries that power up medical implants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The 5 Coolest Features On Apple ’s New iPhone X
Apple on Tuesday revealed the iPhone X, a high-end version of the popular device with a price tag to match its long list of groundbreaking new features. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about Apple’s new flagship phone. The New Features Available Nov. 3 starting at $999, the iPhone X (it’s pronounced “iPhone Ten”) packs several new standout features, including: An edge-to-edge OLED “Super Retina” display Face ID facial recognition unlocking “Animoji” animated emoji Wireless inductive charging A significantly faster custom “A11 Bionic” proce...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized Apple iPhone 2017 onetime Smartphones Source Type: news

Modeling the impact of green eggs and hens
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) New research findings from UBC's Okanagan campus show that poultry given vegan organic chicken feed can help to produce eggs with a smaller environmental footprint than those fed non-organic feeds that contain animal by-products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists find that nanoparticles from tattoos travel inside the body
(European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) The elements that make up the ink in tattoos travel inside the body in micro and nanoparticle forms and reach the lymph nodes according to a study published in Scientific Reports by scientists from Germany and the ESRF. It is the first time that there is analytical evidence of the transport of various organic, inorganic pigments and toxic element impurities as well as in depth characterization of the pigments ex vivo in tattooed tissues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Garden of Life LLC Issues Recall of Baby Organic Liquid Formula
Today, Garden of Life, LLC, is issuing a voluntary precautionary recall of its new supplement for infants, Baby Organic Liquid, because the product, as labeled, includes directions for use that may be misinterpreted. The company is concerned that if not administered precisely following the labeled instructions, the product may present difficulties in swallowing and potentially pose a choking hazard due to the thickness of the liquid. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medics, Law Enforcement Sue Over Illness From Chemical Plant Fire After Harvey
HOUSTON (AP) — Seven sheriff's deputies and medical emergency responders who say they were sickened by a chemical fire at a plant outside Houston that flooded during Harvey sued the owner Thursday for gross negligence, seeking $1 million in damages. A state judge granted a temporary restraining order to prevent plant owner Arkema Inc. from removing evidence or altering the scene, said Kimberly Spurlock, the attorney for the plaintiffs.  She said a hearing was set for Sept. 22. The suit alleges Arkema failed to properly store the estimated 18 tons of chemicals that burned or prepare for a major flood even though ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Frank Bajak, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Medics, Law Enforcement Sue Over Illness From Chemical Plant Fire After Harvey
HOUSTON (AP) — Seven sheriff's deputies and medical emergency responders who say they were sickened by a chemical fire at a plant outside Houston that flooded during Harvey sued the owner Thursday for gross negligence, seeking $1 million in damages. A state judge granted a temporary restraining order to prevent plant owner Arkema Inc. from removing evidence or altering the scene, said Kimberly Spurlock, the attorney for the plaintiffs.  She said a hearing was set for Sept. 22. The suit alleges Arkema failed to properly store the estimated 18 tons of chemicals that burned or prepare for a major flood even though ...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Frank Bajak, Associated Press Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

A sweeter way to make green products
(University of Delaware) University of Delaware researchers have invented a more efficient process for extracting the sugars from wood chips, corn cobs and other organic waste from forests and farms. This biorenewable feedstock could serve as a cheaper, sustainable substitute for the petroleum used in manufacturing tons of consumer goods annually -- goods that consumers want to be greener. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Merck mulling sale of $1B consumer health biz
Germany’s Merck KGaA is mulling a sale of its $1 billion consumer health business as it looks to meet financial targets in the wake of a decline in its liquid crystal businesses. Management at Merck have reportedly sounded out prospective buyers on a number of occasions over the years, but were held back by the founding family who owns 70% of Merck and favors a diversified strategy. “We expect increasing internal constraints to fund the business to reach the required scale. Fully anticipating this, we are preparing strategic options. Any possible proceeds from a potential transaction would be used to deliver on...
Source: Mass Device - September 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Merck KGaA Source Type: news

How to Sell Without Selling Out and Buy Without Burying the Brand
In 2012, Procter and Gamble acquired New Chapter, which had built a strong consumer following, largely because of its unwavering commitment to organic, non-GMO ingredients. New Chapter risked being abandoned by its tribe for selling out. Here's how the company navigated the choppy sale waters. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jay Coen Gilbert, Contributor Source Type: news

How To Sell Without Selling Out And Buy Without Burying The Brand
In 2012, Procter and Gamble acquired New Chapter, which had built a strong consumer following, largely because of its unwavering commitment to organic, non-GMO ingredients. New Chapter risked being abandoned by its tribe for selling out. Here's how the company navigated the choppy sale waters. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jay Coen Gilbert, Contributor Source Type: news

Towards a Resource Efficient and Pollution Free Asia-Pacific
Shamshad Akhtar, is Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Erik Solheim, is Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)By Shamshad Akhtar and Erik Solheim BANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 4 2017 (IPS)Senior government officials from across Asia and the Pacific will meet in Bangkok this week for the first-ever Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment. The high-level meeting is co-convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and UN Environment and is a unique opportunity for the re...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shamshad Akhtar and Erik Solheim Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Natural Resources Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitatio Source Type: news

Team gathers unprecedented data on atmosphere's organic chemistry
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Teams of scientists from MIT and elsewhere carried out the most detailed, extended observations of atmospheric chemistry ever attempted in one place, in patch of ponderosa pine forest in Colorado, and found previously unmeasured compounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 4, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Legal cannabis oil has Scott Disick and Snoop Dogg as fans
EXCLUSIVE SwissX is produced in the Swiss alps due to the growth of organic cannabidiol-rich plants. Unlike cannabis, SwissX does not contain the compound that causes people to hallucinate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anticipated Explosions Reported At Arkema's Crosby, Texas, Chemical Plant
The flooding of backup generators due to Hurricane Harvey allowed warming of organic peroxides past their'self-accelerating decomposition temperature.'These chemical building blocks are used in products ranging from pharmaceuticals to construction materials. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Kroll, Contributor Tags: EPA:AKE Source Type: news

Explosions At Flooded Arkema Chemical Plant; More Expected
The flooding of backup generators due to Hurricane Harvey allowed warming of organic peroxides past their'self-accelerating decomposition temperature.'These chemical building blocks are used in products ranging from pharmaceuticals to construction materials. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Kroll, Contributor Tags: EPA:AKE Source Type: news

Raising pulses: UK's first commercial crop of lentils to go on sale in autumn
Crops grown on farms across the south of England have been harvested and will be on sale at food festivals, as well as at London ’s Borough MarketThe UK ’s first commercial crops oflentils, grown on farms in Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Suffolk, Sussex and Wiltshire are being harvested this week before going on sale in the autumn.Blazing the trail isHodmedod, a Suffolk-based pioneer of British-grown pulses and grains founded five years ago, which has worked with UK farmers since 2015 on a series of trial crops leading to 24 acres of organic lentils being picked and packed this season.Continue reading... (Source: G...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Smithers Tags: Food & drink industry Agriculture Food science UK news Business Source Type: news

Fluorescent crystal mystery solved
A decades-old mystery of why a naturally-occurring organic crystal fluoresces blue under ultra-violet light, yet when grown under laboratory conditions fluoresces with an intense green colour, has been solved by scientists from the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Is this the most powerful superfood on the planet?
(Natural News) In the wake of a dirty food industry, a corrupt and inept health care system, and government leaders who could not care less about the state of the environment, nearly every living thing on planet Earth has become tainted, nutrient deficient, and diseased. However, there is good news as organic farmers, natural health professionals,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new method to estimate total organic carbon content
This study investigates different TOC estimation techniques and validates the reliability of each, aiming to provide a best estimation approach for local and global applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-tech electronics made from autumn leaves
(American Institute of Physics) Northern China's roadsides are peppered with deciduous phoenix trees, producing an abundance of fallen leaves in autumn. These leaves are generally burned in the colder season, exacerbating the country's air pollution problem. Investigators in Shandong, China, recently discovered a new method to convert this organic waste matter into a porous carbon material that can be used to produce high-tech electronics. The advance is reported in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New wrapping material enables high quality bioimaging
(Hokkaido University) A nanosheet made of organic polymers has been developed to prevent the drying and deforming of biological samples, thus enabling high-quality imaging under microscopes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 25, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers report better way to create organic bioelectronics
(University of Houston) Researchers with the University of Houston and Pennsylvania State University have reported a new fabrication technique for biocompatible neural devices that allow more precise tuning of the electrical performance of neural probes, along with improved properties for drug delivery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists from the MSU adjusted a microalgal technology for wast
(Lomonosov Moscow State University) Members of the Faculty of Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University proved that under Nordic conditions wastewaters could be treated with the help of microalgae, while algal biomass is suitable for processing into biofuel. The scientists have presented the optimized technique for the removal from wastewater of organic compounds, along with nitrogen and phosphorus in the article, published in the Algal Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Top 8 organic MISTAKES most people make because they have not done the research
(Natural News) There are no absolutes when it comes to a healthy lifestyle and clean eating. Many foods that were perfectly wholesome just months ago may be tainted and contaminated now if the farmer, company or corporation that makes them changed even just a few key ingredients, or worse yet, sold out to “Big Food.”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recall of Certain Frozen Organic Dark Sweet Pitted Cherry Products Due to Possible Contamination by Listeria Monocytogenes
Out of an abundance of caution, SunOpta Inc ’s subsidiary, Sunrise Growers Inc., has issued a voluntary recall of certain frozen organic dark sweet pitted cherry products due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (S...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 23, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stryker slips on Sage Products recall
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) shares slipped today after the medical device company said it’s recalling some of the products sold by subsidiary Sage Products and narrowed its outlook for the rest of the year. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker paid $2.7 billion in April 2016 for Sage and its line of products designed to prevent so-called “never events.” But it wasn’t long before problems emerged with some of those products; by August Sage had expanded an existing recall of impregnated cloth topical skin products over contamination issues with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia. That recall covered the Comfort ...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Hospital Care Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Sage Products Stryker Source Type: news

Allegations of Climate Censorship at USDA
A series of internal emails from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) document that staff were instructed to use the term “weather extremes” instead of “climate change.” An email sent in February 2017 lists terms to avoid and suggests replacements, such as “build soil organic matter” instead of “sequester carbon.” The email states, “we won’t change the modeling, just how we talk about it.” The director of pubic affairs for the NRCS told reporters that the organization “has not received direction from USDA or the [Trump] administration t...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 21, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Health Ranger Store announces high-sulforaphane organic broccoli sprout powder and capsules
(Natural News) Search the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine for the nutrient “sulforaphane” and you’ll be astonished at the results. This powerful nutritional compound produced in broccoli sprouts is one of the most promising and beneficial plant-based nutrients ever discovered. Now, we are introducing a certified organic, laboratory verified Broccoli Sprout Powder... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two-dimensional sp2 carbon-conjugated covalent organic frameworks
We synthesized a two-dimensional (2D) crystalline covalent organic framework (sp2c-COF) that was designed to be fully -conjugated and constructed from all sp2 carbons by C=C condensation reactions of tetrakis(4-formylphenyl)pyrene and 1,4-phenylenediacetonitrile. The C=C linkages topologically connect pyrene knots at regular intervals into a 2D lattice with conjugations extended along both x and y directions and develop an eclipsed layer framework rather than the more conventionally obtained disordered structures. The sp2c-COF is a semiconductor with a discrete band gap of 1.9 electron volts and can be chemically oxidized ...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jin, E., Asada, M., Xu, Q., Dalapati, S., Addicoat, M. A., Brady, M. A., Xu, H., Nakamura, T., Heine, T., Chen, Q., Jiang, D. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

'Solar glasses' provide power as well as shade
Device exploits lightweight, semi-transparent organic solar cells (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 15, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

"Solar glasses" provide power as well as shade
Device exploits lightweight, semi-transparent organic solar cells (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - August 15, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Chemists use electrochemistry to amp up drug manufacturing
Give your medicine a jolt. By using electrochemistry, future pharmaceuticals - including many of the top prescribed medications in the United States - soon may be easily scaled up to be manufactured in a more sustainable way. Currently, making pharmaceuticals involves creating complex organic molecules that require several chemical steps and intense energy. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis risk 'may be elevated for people in certain jobs'
This study, published in the medical journal Arthritis Research& Care, assessed data from 3,522 Swedish individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and 5,580 control subjects, including information on environmental, genetic and immunological factors between 1996 and 2014. Male workers in the manufacturing sector were shown to have a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than those working in professional, administrative and technical roles, with electrical and electronics workers and material handling operators experiencing a twofold increased risk, while bricklayers and concrete workers were three times more likely...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 10, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Rice industry complains cauliflower "rice" is misleading
Cauliflower rice is growing in popularity as a trendy substitute for carbohydrates. Minced cauliflower is popping up in many stores, from organic markets to the freezer aisle. However the rice industry is upset over the product's name. John Blackstone reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top six diseases and disorders that barely existed in America 100 years ago, yet most MDs tell us they're "genetic" … Why?
(Natural News) The number one way for medical doctors to ensure that their patients don’t consume organic food and natural supplements to prevent and cure diseases is to convince them that all of their health problems are inherited. Whether the lies are funneled down to these MDs from the American Medical Association, or the doctors... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation on an accident of pulmonary edema induced by acute organic fluoride poisoning - Ruan YJ, Yan R, Du QH.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: zh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

A study of wildfire ignition by rifle bullets - Finney MA, McAllister SS, Maynard TB, Grob IJ.
Experiments were conducted to examine the potential for rifle bullets to ignite organic matter after impacting a hard surface. The tests were performed using a variety of common cartridges (7.62 × 51 [.308 Winchester (The use of tradenames is provided for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Maize from El Gigante Rock Shelter shows early transition to staple crop
(Penn State) Mid-summer corn on the cob is everywhere, but where did it all come from and how did it get to be the big, sweet, yellow ears we eat today? Some of the answers come from carbon dating ancient maize and other organic material from the El Gigante rock shelter in Honduras, according to a team of anthropologists who show that 4,300 years ago maize was sufficiently domesticated to serve as a staple crop in the Honduran highlands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Glyphosate testing finds traces of toxic herbicide in Ben Jerry's ice cream
(Natural News) Ben & Jerry’s — an iconic ice cream brand famous for its Fairtrade and eco-friendly practices — is under fire after lab tests uncovered traces of a controversial herbicide in most of its products. The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) recently reported that the world’s most widely used herbicide sold under the brand name... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news