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Environmental chemical blocks cell function

Researchers from the University of Bonn have discovered adverse effects of Bisphenol A on calcium channels


Bisphenol A, a substance found in many synthetic products, is considered to be harmful, particularly, for fetuses and babies. Researchers from the University of Bonn have now shown in experiments on cells from human and mouse tissue that this environmental chemical blocks calcium channels in cell ...


BPA banned in baby bottles but used in drinking water pipes


Since the spring of 2011 Bisphenol A (BPA) is banned in baby bottles throughout the EU, and lately the presence of this chemical in food tin cans has been increasingly questioned. However, there is also the risk of BPA leaching into drinking water from water pipes being restored with a method ...


Benzene Achieves Record Sales

Ceresana Research Publishes New Market Study


Benzene, a colorless liquid, is the precursor for numerous chemical compounds. The global benzene market will see dynamic growth: According to the new report from the market research institute Ceresana Research, the global demand for benzene will rise to approximately 6 million tonnes by 2018. In ...


Albemarle to Increase Prices of SAYTEX Brominated Flame Retardants


Albemarle Corporation announced that it will increase prices of SAYTEX(R) flame retardants on shipments beginning October 1, 2010, or as contracts allow in regions listed at the following rates: - SAYTEX(R) CP2000 (tetrabromo bisphenol A) by $0.40/kg globally - SAYTEX(R) 102E (decabromodiphenyl ...


Albemarle To Increase Price of SAYTEX(R) CP-2000 Brominated Flame Retardant


Albemarle Corporation announced that it will increase the base price of SAYTEX(R) CP-2000 (tetrabromo bisphenol A) to $3.30/kg on all shipments after July 1, 2010 or as contracts allow.


Plastics chemical retards growth, function of adult reproductive cells


Bisphenol A, a chemical widely used in plastics and known to cause reproductive problems in the offspring of pregnant mice exposed to it, also has been found to retard the growth of follicles of adult mice and hinder their production of steroid hormones, researchers report. Their study is the ...


Bayer MaterialScience und Ertisa vereinbaren Phenol- und Aceton-Versorgung


Die Bayer MaterialScience AG hat mit dem spanischen Petrochemie-Unternehmen Ertisa S.A. einen Vertrag über die Versorgung mit Phenol und Aceton in den Regionen Europa und Asien abgeschlossen. Ertisa ist ein Tochterunternehmen der CEPSA-Gruppe. Phenol und Aceton werden für die Produktion von ...


Chemtura's BA-59P Flame Retardant Off-List Price Increase


Chemtura Corporation announced an off-list price increase of $0.25/kg for its BA-59P flame retardant (tetrabrominobisphenol A), effective Sept. 1 or where contracts allow. Chemtura Corporation announced an off-list price increase of $0.25/kg for its BA-59P flame retardant (tetrabrominobisphenol ...


DFG presents the 2006 MAK and BAT value list

Focus on health protection during pregnancy


The Senate Commission of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) on the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area has presented the 2006 Maximum Allowable Concentrations (Maximale Arbeitsplatzkonzentrationen - MAK) and Biological ...


Mitsui's Singapore Phenol and Bisphenol A Subsidiaries to Merge


Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (MCI) will combine two subsidiaries in Singapore on January 1, 2006 to form a new company Mitsui Phenols Singapore Pte. Ltd. This step reflects MCI's efforts to reinforce its phenol business by integrating operations. One subsidiary is Mitsui Phenols Singapore Pte. Ltd., a ...


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