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Some skin creams may contain toxic mercury

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 11:00

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.

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

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 15:38

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.

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

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 13:50

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.

Scientists in Australia develop bacteria-killing fabric

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 16:15

An antibacterial fabric with an ability to kill off two of the most infectious and lethal pathogens -E.Coli and Staphylococcus aureus - has been developed by researchers in Australia.

Brad Pitt goes green, bans soap

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 08:56

Actor Brad Pitt is so concerned about the environment that he has reportedly stopped using soap because of the toxins used in it.

Clean-up of Gulf oil spill was more toxic

Last Updated: Sunday, December 02, 2012, 18:11

The study found that mixing the dispersant with oil increased toxicity of the mixture up to 52-fold over the oil alone.

Chemistry research may help free environment of toxins

Last Updated: Sunday, January 29, 2012, 16:55

A researcher is studying materials that use light or darkness to purify air filled with toxins that are harmful to human health and the environment.

The dark side of spring – melting snow releases toxins

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 17:31

There is a peak contaminant flush at the very beginning of the melting of snow.

Protozoa may help detect toxins in water sources

Last Updated: Sunday, December 12, 2010, 13:10

Biologists have developed a sensor that employs one-celled protozoa to detect toxins in water sources.

Toxins found in whales bode ill for humans: Report

Last Updated: Friday, June 25, 2010, 08:46

Sperm whales feeding even in the most remote reaches of Earth`s oceans have built up stunningly high levels of toxic and heavy metals.

Now, an ‘electronic nose’ that can sniff out toxins by changing colours

Last Updated: Monday, September 14, 2009, 11:23

A team of scientists has developed a sensor that works as an ‘electronic nose’ in sniffing out some known poisonous gases and toxins, simply by changing colours.