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China's Tianjin blasts-hit residents reject govt compensation

Thousands of residents hit by deadly blasts in a warehouse storing toxic chemicals in China's Tianjin have rejected local government's compensatory offer to either repair their homes or ask private firms to take over the properties at a price 1.3 times their market value.

Breastfeeding may expose babies to toxic chemicals

Breastfeeding may expose babies to a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and interference with immune function, a new study has claimed.

Dead fish spark cyanide contamination fears in China river

A large number of dead fish spotted in China's Tianjin river sparked fresh fears about possible contamination of water due to hazardous chemical leaks after deadly blasts in the major port city, but officials today insisted no toxic levels of cyanide have been detected.

Govt to set up labs to test tobacco contents and emissions

Government will set up an apex tobacco research lab and four other regional labs to test the the contents and emissions of various tobacco products like cigarettes and bidis and set a limit to the toxic chemicals in them.

Confirmed: Smoking ruins your taste buds

Well there are umpteen number of reasons why you shouldn`t smoke. Adding to that, there is another one now which says that smoking totally ruins your taste buds. Your taste buds being affected, you won`t be able to completely enjoy the food/drinks that you really like.

More toxic chemicals damaging kids` brains: Study

Researchers have said that industrial chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides are derailing normal brain development and robbing kids and society of dollars, IQ points and future potential.

Pakistani Taliban using toxic chemicals in bombs

Pakistani Taliban have mastered the science of manufacturing explosive devices using more toxic chemicals to inflict lethal injuries on their victims, according to a media report.

83,000 toxic chemicals pose unknown threats

Some 83,000 synthetic chemicals circulate freely in water, soil, air, wildlife, food and manufactured goods, posing unknown threats to human and environmental health, scientists warn.

Chemical in drinking water may affect vision

Prenatal and early childhood exposure to the chemical solvent tetrachloroethylene (PCE) found in drinking water may be associated with long-term visual impairments, particularly in the area of colour discrimination, according to a new study.

RS nod to bill to amend chemical weapons act

The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to amend the Chemical Weapons Convention Act which prohibits transfer of specified toxic chemicals from and to a country which is not party to the measure.