All news articles for January 2013

Three out of four nations Russia was concerned about have guaranteed imports free of ractopamine

Russia moves to ban US meat

By Rod Addy

Russia is moving to ban US meat imports in the row over instances of contamination with ractopamine, a growth promoting chemical banned in Russia, with more contaminated consignments detected.

OSHA reminder on dangers of carbon monoxide

OSHA issues carbon monoxide warning

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is urging employers to protect workers from the potentially fatal effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles and uva makes antimicrobial effect

Titanium dioxide, UVA combo battles germs

By Joe Whitworth

Incorporating titanium dioxide (TiO2) onto a thin low density polyethylene (LDPE) film and exposing it to UVA light can reduce microorganisms, according to researchers.

The biggest topic for nanotech research is nanostructures, nanoparticles and nanomaterials

Nanotech concerns highlight core research needs

By Rod Addy

Public concerns about nanotechnology in food processing highlight important areas for further research, according to a US paper just published in the journal Nanobiotechnology.

EPA resolves violations with Pepsi Cola Bottling Co.

Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., resolves violations with EPA

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has resolved violations with four Guam companies, including Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., for their failure to report the amount of diesel fuel and other hazardous chemicals stored at their facilities.

TBT exposure was tested across three generations of mice

Chemical contaminant linked to obesity in mice

By Rod Addy

Food chain contaminant tributyltin (TBT) causes transgenerational obesity in mice, according to researchers in California, suggesting it could raise similar concerns to Bisphenol A (BPA).