A small biotech firm that recently started up says it has a software platform that can produce 100 times more chemicals than were previously thought.
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The suit alleges the food contains propylene glycol, which it says is an animal toxin used in automobile antifreeze, and mycotoxins, a group of toxins produced by fungus that occurs in grains.
The Journal also criticized the absurdity of further government-funded study of BPA driven by “periodic scares over chemicals in vaccines, foods and other products”. In its opinion piece “Snoopy Is Safe After All,” the publication states that BPA “deserves exoneration."
Regulators are reportedly investigating four deaths on the Bakken range since 2010 that could be linked to vapor exposure, though none have been officially attributed to that cause.
Ralph Nobles, a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project and later led efforts to save thousands of acres of San Francisco Bay wetlands from development, died following complications of pneumonia, according to his daughter. He was 94.
The research involved polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, which are synthetic flame retardants found in couches, carpet padding, electronics and other common household items.
Workers clearing a small garden in northern Germany got a shock when they unearthed a rusted can labeled "Zyklon B" — the deadly poison gas used by the Nazis in the death chambers of Auschwitz and other camps.
The ice tells how levels of carbon dioxide, the heat-trapping gas, have fluctuated over hundreds of thousands of years. This is also the place where a hole in the ozone layer, from man-made refrigerants and aerosols, periodically parks for a couple months and causes trouble.
President Barack Obama will veto a Republican-backed bill on Tuesday that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Similar battles are playing out in other states, but it's especially intense in Colorado, which has abundant oil and gas, a deep-rooted belief in property rights and a strong environmental movement.
The plant will tap into what some industry forecasters have predicted will be a burgeoning ammonia market in the coming years, with global capacity reaching nearly 250 million tons by 2018.
Properly disposing of waste from the leather processing industry is a costly and tricky endeavor — which is why a team of scientists has been hard at work demonstrating that there could be way to make good use of this toxic sludge.
A Missouri lawmaker who also leads an association of grocery stores is trying to stop cities and towns in the state from restricting the use of plastic bags, bucking a national trend toward banning their use to help the environment.
Specialty chemical market volumes declined last month, though their levels were still higher than one year ago, according to the latest numbers from the American Chemistry Council.
The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, found exposure to even low levels of diethylhexyl phthalate — a prominent plastic softener — during the first trimester of pregnancy could result in disrupted genital development in boys.
The newly affected plants include a refinery in Port Arthur, Texas — the nation’s largest — along with two refineries and a chemical facility in Louisiana.
The lawsuit filed by the families in 2013 said that a suspected cancer-causing chemical came from the factory near where 35 children have been diagnosed with cancer and three have died since the mid-1990s.
The American Chemistry Council has asked federal regulators to extend the comment period for proposed restrictions on phthalates in children’s toys, arguing they would set an "irresponsible and scientifically unsound precedent" for future chemical regulations.
Movies with big explosions may not be cleaning house at the Oscars this weekend, but as this video shows, they're still Hollywood's favorite way to cash in on cool chemistry.
This final installment of a three-part plant profile of Virent, takes you inside their bio-based paraxylene operations to find out how they're helping green the chemicals scene.
An environmental health coalition expects a majority of U.S. states to consider legislation to alter their chemical regulations this year.
An explosion devastated a section of a refinery on Wednesday morning, shaking nearby homes, raining down ash and injuring four people. Experts said the disruption to production would likely drive up gas prices in California.
As this undercover report shows, most women entering spray tan salons are not given the protection they need to prevent ingesting DHA.
German chemical giant Merck and British electronics company FlexEnable have announced new technology they say will enable make LCD screens that are reportedly cheaper, 10 times thinner and more than 10 times lighter than conventional displays.
The report particularly concerns dichloromethane, which has a wide variety of industrial uses, including as a paint remover, cleaning agent, solvent and fumigant.
The Aichi prefectural police said the boy, from Kitanagoya City, western Japan, was sent to Fukushima to cut contaminated leaves and scrape up dirt in the disaster zone last July.
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