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Eurofins to acquire EAG Laboratories

Expanding its presence in North America

20-Sep-2017

Eurofins Scientific announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire EAG Laboratories, a scientific services company providing analytical testing and consulting solutions to a diverse and demanding set of end markets, from Odyssey Investment Partners. The transaction is expected to close in ...

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Cheap and simple detection of neurotoxic chemicals

02-Aug-2017

There is a limited amount of data on the global health impacts of pesticides, but many injuries and deaths worldwide can be attributed to their misuse. Pesticide contamination of food and water sources is a very serious problem, particularly in third world countries. The detection of these ...

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Fluorescence method detects mercury contamination in fish

24-Feb-2017

Researchers from the University of Burgos (Spain) have developed a fluorescent polymer that lights up in contact with mercury that may be present in fish. High levels of the metal were detected in samples of swordfish and tuna. According to the conclusions of another Spanish study, mercury ...

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Arsenic found in many US red wines

Health risks depend on total diet

30-Sep-2015

A new study that tested 65 wines from America's top four wine-producing states found all but one have arsenic levels that exceed what's allowed in drinking water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allows drinking water to contain no more than 10 parts per billion of arsenic. The wine ...

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How mercury contamination affects reptiles in the Amazon basin

23-Sep-2015

Mercury contamination in water and on land is of worldwide concern due to its toxic effects on ecosystems and human health. Mercury toxicity is of particular concern to reptiles because they are currently experiencing population declines. Also, reptiles are ideal indicators of mercury ...

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Is phthalate alternative really safe?

New MUHC research warns DINCH plasticizer may need further safety evaluation

19-Jun-2015

A commonly used plasticizer known as DINCH, which is found in products that come into close contact with humans, such as medical devices, children's toys and food packaging, might not be as safe as initially thought. According to a new study from the Research Institute of the McGill University ...

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Endocrine disrupting chemicals in baby teethers

26-May-2015

In laboratory tests, two out of ten teethers, plastic toys used to sooth babies’ teething ache, release endocrine disrupting chemicals. One product contains parabens, which are normally used as preservatives in cosmetics, while the second contains six so-far unidentified endocrine disruptors. The ...

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ECETOC Task Force reports on thresholds in chemical respiratory sensitisation

21-May-2015

A variety of chemicals are known to cause allergic sensitisation of the respiratory tract associated with allergic rhinitis and asthma. It is generally accepted that the development of sensitisation of the respiratory tract to chemicals is a threshold phenomenon. That is, a certain minimum level ...

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New data from a BfR human study: no cyanide risk resulting from the consumption of marzipan and persipan

13-Mar-2015

A human study conducted by the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) enables more differentiated risk assessment of cyanide exposure following the consumption of bitter apricot kernels, persipan, linseed or manioc (cassava). The study results have now been published in “Archives of ...

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Animal testing methods for endocrine disruptors should change, team argues

Review suggests that oral gavage, the accepted method of dosing lab animals to test chemical toxicity, does not accurately mimic how humans are exposed to chemicals in everyday life

30-Jun-2014

Challenging risk assessment methods used for decades by toxicologists, a new review of the literature led by environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggests that oral gavage, the most widely accepted method of dosing lab animals to test chemical ...

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