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Stone businesses chased by workplace watchdog as silicosis issue grows

Brisbane Times Stuart Layt February 21, 2019

There are calls for the Queensland government to do more to combat the emerging threat of silicosis, after it was revealed hundreds of workplaces have been fined in a crackdown on the engineered stone industry. 75 mots de plus

Environmental Toxicology

Can prenatal exposures to BPA impact ovarian function?

(Boston University School of Medicine 13 February 2019) While previous studies have shown the adverse health effects of prenatal exposure to the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), there is little evidence surrounding effects specifically on ovarian function. 24 mots de plus

Environmental Toxicology

UW study: Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer

(University of Washington 13 February 2019) Exposure to glyphosate — the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup — increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to new research from the University of Washington. 8 mots de plus

Environmental Toxicology

Children carry evidence of toxins from home flooring and furniture

(Duke University 17 February 2019) Children living in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in their blood or urine than children from homes where these materials are not present, according to new Duke University-led research. 26 mots de plus

Environmental Toxicology

A derailed freight train spilled lead and zinc into floodwaters

ABC News 15 February 2019

The train has been stuck since floodwaters inundated the region near Julia Creek.

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Environmental Toxicology

Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment

BBC News 14 February 2019

Since the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986, an exclusion zone of more than 4,000 square kilometres has been abandoned. 25 mots de plus

Environmental Toxicology

Great Barrier Reef hit by 'extraordinarily large' muddy flood plume

ABC News Josh Robertson 15 February 2019

Massive plumes of polluted floodwater spanning the entire coast of north-east Queensland are encroaching on the outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef, sparking a fresh threat to the beleaguered natural wonder. 92 mots de plus

Environmental Toxicology