toxins

At least six areas witnesses 'emergency' and 'severe' category air quality in Delhi

At least six areas witnesses 'emergency' and 'severe' category air quality in Delhi

The national capital is set to inhale more toxins in next three days.

Nov 27, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
Sick building syndrome: Fungal toxins in your house can make you ill

Sick building syndrome: Fungal toxins in your house can make you ill

Accoding to a group of researchers, there are three types of fungus that can grow on ordinary household wallpaper and spread into the air, leading to serious health consequences.

Jun 26, 2017, 13:49 PM IST
Wallpaper fungus can make you sick: Study

Wallpaper fungus can make you sick: Study

The impetus for the study was the dearth of data on the health risk from mycotoxins produced by fungi growing indoors.

Jun 24, 2017, 16:33 PM IST
New technique can trace hazardous chemicals spread through fast-food wrappers in body

New technique can trace hazardous chemicals spread through fast-food wrappers in body

 Researchers have come up with a new technique through which hazardous chemicals from fast-food wrappers in the body can be traced.

Mar 30, 2017, 22:55 PM IST
Fast food packaging may be hiding toxins which could elevate cancer risk!

Fast food packaging may be hiding toxins which could elevate cancer risk!

We all love to eat pizzas, French fries and burgers. But do you know that these foods are packed in greaseproof paper?

Feb 02, 2017, 21:42 PM IST
Food poisoning? Try these simple home remedies!

Food poisoning? Try these simple home remedies!

Food poisoning is an illness caused by consuming contaminated food with bacteria, viruses, parasites or toxins.

Jan 09, 2017, 12:08 PM IST

Toxins found in PET bottles of Coca-Cola, PepsiCo; soft drink firms refute charges

As per reports, a recent study by carried out by the government of India found five different kinds of toxins in soft drinks manufactured by two multinational companies, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.

Oct 07, 2016, 09:40 AM IST

This is how your body turns toxins into nutrients!

Researchers have now found how the body turns a toxin into a nutrient.

May 31, 2016, 15:57 PM IST
Air Pollution: Sunday's Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map in Delhi

Air Pollution: Sunday's Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map in Delhi

Check out today's air pollution in Delhi.

Dec 13, 2015, 11:11 AM IST

Beware! Your new clothes may have harmful toxins

Several substances related to health risks were identified and not even organic cotton was a guarantee for non-toxic textiles, researchers said.

Oct 26, 2015, 09:56 AM IST

World's largest toxin database to help develop new drugs

 The European project Venomics has succeeded in creating the largest database of toxins in history after analyzing 203 species of poisonous animals, which will in turn help develop new medicines.

Oct 18, 2015, 10:22 AM IST

Teeth analysis could show lifetime exposures to metals, toxins

Analysis of our teeth may show lifetime intake of metals and toxins linked to diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, according to researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Jul 23, 2015, 18:41 PM IST

Killer sea snail venom may yield new cancer drugs

Scientists have discovered thousands of toxins hidden deep within the venom of a sea cone snail in Queensland, which may help develop new drugs to treat pain, cancer and other diseases.

Jul 07, 2015, 14:00 PM IST

Raman effect to detect phoney art, chemical weapons

An international research team has developed nanotechnology that harnesses surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to detect trace amounts of molecules in fraudulent paintings, diseases, chemical weapons and more.

Jun 02, 2015, 14:37 PM IST

How proteins disable bacterial toxins

New research shows that small proteins called defensins, which are active in the immune system, neutralise toxins released by bacteria.

Jan 11, 2015, 13:51 PM IST

Delhi HC pulls up civic agencies for pumping toxins in water

The Delhi High Court Wednesday pulled up the city's civic agencies for "pumping toxins" in the blood of people in the national capital by letting "black drains" merge into the Yamuna river.

Nov 12, 2014, 21:11 PM IST

Scientists invent 'bio-spleen' device that uses 'magnet' to cleanse blood

Scientists recently unveiled a device called 'bio-spleen,' which uses a magnet to cleanse the blood by bacteria, fungi and toxins.

Sep 15, 2014, 12:39 PM IST

Some skin creams may contain toxic mercury

Some people slather and even inject creams containing mercury onto or under their skin to lighten it, putting themselves and others at risk for serious health problems, scientists say.

Aug 16, 2014, 11:00 AM IST

400,000 in US city told not to drink tap water

Residents of Toledo, Ohio will learn Sunday when they can drink tap water again after officials warned that the water supply was polluted with toxins likely released by algae blooms.

Aug 03, 2014, 15:38 PM IST

Marine bacteria produces man-made like toxic fire retardants: Study

A new study has revealed that common type of ocean bacteria is natural source of producing compounds, which are nearly identical to man-made toxic fire retardants.

Jun 30, 2014, 13:50 PM IST