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Upcycling plastic waste into more valuable materials could make recycling pay for itself

New and simple method for upcycling plastic waste at room temperature

25-Feb-2022

A new and simple method for upcycling plastic waste at room temperature has been developed by a team of researchers at the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath. The researchers hope the new process will help recycling become more economically ...

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Maternal exposure to chemicals linked to autistic-like behaviours in children

31-Mar-2021

A new study by Simon Fraser University's Faculty of Health Sciences researchers found correlations between increased expressions of autistic-like behaviours in pre-school aged children to gestational exposure to select environmental toxicants, including metals, pesticides, polychlorinated ...

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Plastic consumer products contain harmful and unknown substances

Research group detects thousands of chemicals in plastic products

19-Sep-2019

Plastic products are ubiquitous. Although considered indispensable in many areas of life thanks to their versality and practicality, are they really harmless? The PlastX research group led by the Institute of Ecological Research (ISOE) has examined everyday products made of plastic and found that ...

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MSC unanimously agrees that Bisphenol A is an endocrine disruptor

19-Jun-2017

The Member State Committee (MSC) supported the French proposal to additionally identify Bisphenol A as a substance of very high concern because of its endocrine disrupting properties which cause probable serious effects to human health. The committee also agreed to identify the substance PFHxS as ...

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Simple method of binding pollutants in water

27-Mar-2015

New types of membrane adsorbers remove unwanted particles from water and also, at the same time, dissolved substances such as the hormonally active bis-phenol A or toxic lead. To do this, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB imbed selective ...

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No consumer health risk from bisphenol A exposure

23-Jan-2015

EFSA’s comprehensive re-evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and toxicity concludes that BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group (including unborn children, infants and adolescents) at current exposure levels. Exposure from the diet or from a combination of sources (diet, dust, ...

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Alternative to BPA could come from papermaking waste

Potentially safer, greener alternative

18-Mar-2014

A waste product from making paper could yield a safer, greener alternative to the potentially harmful chemical BPA, now banned from baby bottles but still used in many plastics. Scientists made the BPA alternative from lignin, the compound that gives wood its strength, and they say it could be ...

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Bisphenol A: EFSA consults on assessment of risks to human health

21-Jan-2014

EFSA is launching a public consultation on its draft assessment of the human health risks posed by exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). The Authority has undertaken a comprehensive review of scientific literature and previous risk assessments from expert bodies on BPA. All stakeholders and interested ...

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First MSC agreements on substance evaluation

The Member State Committee (MSC) agreed that ECHA should request further information on six substances. This is the first batch of substance evaluations agreed by the MSC.

18-Nov-2013

The MSC agreed that ECHA should request more information on six substances because the currently available information is insufficient to enable an assessment on the risks that they pose to human health and/or the environment. These particular six substances listed in the Community Rolling Action ...

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Emerging asian countries fuel demand for petrochemical-derived cumene

06-Feb-2013

The Asia-Pacific region has rapidly emerged as the largest global consumer of cumene over the last decade, thanks to changes in the petrochemical industry, states a new report by industry experts GBI Research. The new report shows that global cumene demand has increased over the last decade to ...

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