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  • The Secret Contamination of Polar Bears

    Using a new approach to measure chemical contaminants in polar bears, scientists from Canada and the United States found a large variety of new chlorinated and fluorinated substances, including many new polychlorinated biphenyl metabolites. Worryingly, these previously unrecognized contaminants have more

  • Widespread uranium contamination found in India's groundwater

    A new Duke University-led study has found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers in 16 Indian states. The main source of the uranium contamination is natural, but human factors such as groundwater-table decline and nitrate pollution may be exacerbating the problem. Several stu more

  • Don't Give the Slightest Chance to Toxic Elements in Medicinal Products

    Lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic do not belong in medicinal products. International requirements for the quality of medicines have therefore become more stringent and introduced new control requirements. Hence, it makes sense to use high-accuracy reference solutions with defined contents of these more

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Food processing contaminants

Process contaminants, what are they? What are scientists doing to protect consumers? And how can consumers reduce their exposure to them? This video explains more

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  • GC-C-IRMS Determination of Hormones

    By amending methodology to utilize eVol® for sample preparation processes for GC-C-IRMS C isotope ratio analysis, the ISORA department has: improved sample preparation conditions and the GC-C-IRMS analysis results by removing the risk of ghost peaks, more

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Food contaminants

Food contaminants Food contamination refers to the presence in food of harmful chemicals and microorganisms which can cause consumer illness. This article addresses the chemical contamination of foods, as opposed to microbiological contamination, ... more

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