POPs in the news

15/03/2012 -

In 2009, University of Michigan researchers tested the amniotic fluid of 15 pregnant women in southeast Michigan for polybrominated diphenyl ether, or PBDEs. The chemicals were in every sample, according to the study published in Science of the Total Environment journal.
More: Great Lakes Echo


Protecting, nourishing fluid can also expose fetuses to chemicals

In 2009, University of Michigan researchers tested the amniotic fluid of 15 pregnant women in southeast Michigan for polybrominated diphenyl ether, or PBDEs. The chemicals were in every sample, according to the study published in Science of the Total Environment journal.
More: Great Lakes Echo

15/03/2012 -

CSIRO scientists say invisible toxic pollutants are fouling the atmosphere, even in the world's cleanest air at a monitoring station in far north-west Tasmania.
More: ABC News


Invisible pollutants foul world's cleanest air

CSIRO scientists say invisible toxic pollutants are fouling the atmosphere, even in the world's cleanest air at a monitoring station in far north-west Tasmania.
More: ABC News

14/03/2012 -

A study lead by the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute) and the Barcelona Public Health Agency (ASPB) has shown that the level of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in blood has dropped significantly in the inhabitants of Barcelona between the years 2002 and 2006.
More: IMIM Hospital del Mar - Press release


Concentration of Persistent Organic Pollutants drops between 34% and 56% in the inhabitants of Barcelona

A study lead by the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute) and the Barcelona Public Health Agency (ASPB) has shown that the level of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in blood has dropped significantly in the inhabitants of Barcelona between the years 2002 and 2006.
More: IMIM Hospital del Mar - Press release

13/03/2012 -

Los niveles sanguíneos de compuestos tóxicos persistentes (CTP) descendieron de forma significativa en los habitantes de Barcelona entre 2002 y 2006.
More: El Pais


Baja la 'contaminación interior'

Los niveles sanguíneos de compuestos tóxicos persistentes (CTP) descendieron de forma significativa en los habitantes de Barcelona entre 2002 y 2006.
More: El Pais

05/03/2012 -

Research suggests that PCBs, which were first linked to learning problems in children more than two decades ago, may play a role in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, too. Boys who were exposed to higher levels of PCBs in the womb scored lower on focus and concentration tests, according to a newly published study.
More: Environmental Health News


Industrial chemicals linked to attention problems in Massachusetts children

Research suggests that PCBs, which were first linked to learning problems in children more than two decades ago, may play a role in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, too. Boys who were exposed to higher levels of PCBs in the womb scored lower on focus and concentration tests, according to a newly published study.
More: Environmental Health News

02/03/2012 -

A Washington State University researcher has demonstrated that a variety of environmental toxicants can have negative effects on not just an exposed animal but the next three generations of its offspring. The study was funded by the U.S. Army to study pollutants that troops might be exposed to.
More: Science Daily


Effects of Environmental Toxicants Reach Down Through Generations

A Washington State University researcher has demonstrated that a variety of environmental toxicants can have negative effects on not just an exposed animal but the next three generations of its offspring. The study was funded by the U.S. Army to study pollutants that troops might be exposed to.
More: Science Daily

28/02/2012 -

Research shows for the first time that increased levels of organochlorine chemicals PCBs and a DDT breakdown product in men are associated with an extra sex chromosome in sperm that can contribute to reproductive problems. Long-banned chemicals that still persist in people and the environment are linked to an excessive number of sex chromosomes in sperm, according to a study of men from Massachusetts.
More: Environmental Health News


High levels of PCBs tied to defective sperm in infertile men

Research shows for the first time that increased levels of organochlorine chemicals PCBs and a DDT breakdown product in men are associated with an extra sex chromosome in sperm that can contribute to reproductive problems. Long-banned chemicals that still persist in people and the environment are linked to an excessive number of sex chromosomes in sperm, according to a study of men from Massachusetts.
More: Environmental Health News

24/02/2012 -

A West Virginia judge approved a settlement Friday in a class-action lawsuit filed by residents who say that chemical manufacturer Monsanto Co. burned dioxin wastes left over from the production of Agent Orange.
More: www.usnews.com


W.Va. judge OKs settlements in Agent Orange suit

A West Virginia judge approved a settlement Friday in a class-action lawsuit filed by residents who say that chemical manufacturer Monsanto Co. burned dioxin wastes left over from the production of Agent Orange.
More: www.usnews.com

17/02/2012 -

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its assessment of dioxins defining how toxic they are. Lauded by environmental activists and criticized by industry, the report concluded that there are potentially serious effects at ultra-low levels of exposure. The daily level of exposure considered safe is set at 0.7 picograms of dioxins per kilogram of body weight.
More: Environmental Health News


Long-awaited dioxins report released; EPA says low doses risky but most people safe

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its assessment of dioxins defining how toxic they are. Lauded by environmental activists and criticized by industry, the report concluded that there are potentially serious effects at ultra-low levels of exposure. The daily level of exposure considered safe is set at 0.7 picograms of dioxins per kilogram of body weight.
More: Environmental Health News

17/02/2012 -

High levels of endosulfan, a highly toxic pesticide which has been widely used in cashew nut and other cash crop plantations, have been found in the bone marrow of children suffering from blood cancers in the areas using the pesticide. The study was published in the journal Indian Pediatrics. 
More: Mail Online India


Endosulfan pesticide linked to blood cancers in children

High levels of endosulfan, a highly toxic pesticide which has been widely used in cashew nut and other cash crop plantations, have been found in the bone marrow of children suffering from blood cancers in the areas using the pesticide. The study was published in the journal Indian Pediatrics. 
More: Mail Online India

16/02/2012 -

MIDLAND, Mich. -- Michigan environmental regulators said Thursday that they reached a long-sought deal with Dow Chemical Co. to clean up to 1,400 residential properties in Midland, home of its corporate headquarters and a plant that polluted the area with dioxin for much of the past century.
More: CNBC


Dow agrees to clean dioxin-tainted properties

MIDLAND, Mich. -- Michigan environmental regulators said Thursday that they reached a long-sought deal with Dow Chemical Co. to clean up to 1,400 residential properties in Midland, home of its corporate headquarters and a plant that polluted the area with dioxin for much of the past century.
More: CNBC

16/02/2012 -

New research, which involved 8000 pregnant women across Europe, adds to the mounting body of evidence that PCB exposure does in fact reduce birth weight.
More: Science for Environment Policy


Evidence mounts for effects of PCBs on baby weight

New research, which involved 8000 pregnant women across Europe, adds to the mounting body of evidence that PCB exposure does in fact reduce birth weight.
More: Science for Environment Policy

13/02/2012 -

People who spend the most time at the office have the highest levels of polyfluorinated compounds (PFC) levels in their blood, found a new study, which also showed a direct link between chemical levels in the air of a person’s workplace and the amount of PFCs in his/her blood.
More: Discovery News


Going to the office? Watch out for toxins

People who spend the most time at the office have the highest levels of polyfluorinated compounds (PFC) levels in their blood, found a new study, which also showed a direct link between chemical levels in the air of a person’s workplace and the amount of PFCs in his/her blood.
More: Discovery News

10/02/2012 -

A report from the Japan Dyestuff and Industrial Chemicals Association (JDICA) revealed that some organic pigments contained a trace of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) unintentionally generated in their manufacturing process.
More: Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry - Press Release


Organic Pigments That Can Unintentionally Contain Polychlorinated Biphenyl

A report from the Japan Dyestuff and Industrial Chemicals Association (JDICA) revealed that some organic pigments contained a trace of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) unintentionally generated in their manufacturing process.
More: Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry - Press Release

10/02/2012 -

DOVER, Ohio, February 10, 2012 (ENS) - A legal settlement between a chemical manufacturer and the federal government this week ends the manufacture of short-chained chlorinated paraffins in the United States.
More: Environment News Service


Settlement Ends U.S. Production of Toxic Short-Chain Paraffins

DOVER, Ohio, February 10, 2012 (ENS) - A legal settlement between a chemical manufacturer and the federal government this week ends the manufacture of short-chained chlorinated paraffins in the United States.
More: Environment News Service

03/02/2012 -

For centuries, indigenous peoples throughout the world relied on hunting, farming, and fishing for their subsistence. Today, many traditional foods have become life-threatening dangers, contaminated by pollutants and pesticides.
More: Media Global News


Indigenous communities poisoned by pesticides

For centuries, indigenous peoples throughout the world relied on hunting, farming, and fishing for their subsistence. Today, many traditional foods have become life-threatening dangers, contaminated by pollutants and pesticides.
More: Media Global News

01/02/2012 -

Pesticides waste dumps and dilapidated warehouses, containing more than 1,000-1,500 tons of pesticides, inherited from the Soviet Union in Armenia, are like time bombs which have already essentially damaged the environment.
More: Armenia Now


Dangerous Assessment: Research reveals toxic pesticides problem

Pesticides waste dumps and dilapidated warehouses, containing more than 1,000-1,500 tons of pesticides, inherited from the Soviet Union in Armenia, are like time bombs which have already essentially damaged the environment.
More: Armenia Now

01/02/2012 -

Obesity is rising steadily around the world. Convincing evidence suggests that diet and activity level are not the only factors in this trend—chemical “obesogens” may alter human metabolism and predispose some people to gain weight.
More: Environmental Health Perspectives


Obesogens: An Environmental Link to Obesity

Obesity is rising steadily around the world. Convincing evidence suggests that diet and activity level are not the only factors in this trend—chemical “obesogens” may alter human metabolism and predispose some people to gain weight.
More: Environmental Health Perspectives

31/01/2012 -

Pesticides could be suppressing people's vitamin D levels, leading to deficiency and disease, say scientists. The warning follows the discovery that adults with high serum concentrations of organochlorine pesticides such as DDT have lower vitamin D levels.
More: Chemistry World


Pesticides linked to vitamin D deficiency

Pesticides could be suppressing people's vitamin D levels, leading to deficiency and disease, say scientists. The warning follows the discovery that adults with high serum concentrations of organochlorine pesticides such as DDT have lower vitamin D levels.
More: Chemistry World

26/01/2012 -

Chile - El pasado 19 de diciembre el Ministerio de Agricultura prohibió la fabricación, importación, exportación, distribución, venta, tenencia y uso de varias sustancias activas plaguicidas, como Clordecona, Alfa-HCH, Beta-HCH, Pentaclorobenceno, Endosulfán, Alacloro y Aldicarb.
More: Noticias Aliadas


Campaña permanente por NO uso de plaguicidas

Chile - El pasado 19 de diciembre el Ministerio de Agricultura prohibió la fabricación, importación, exportación, distribución, venta, tenencia y uso de varias sustancias activas plaguicidas, como Clordecona, Alfa-HCH, Beta-HCH, Pentaclorobenceno, Endosulfán, Alacloro y Aldicarb.
More: Noticias Aliadas

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