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Moss that can remove lead from water identified

Knowing where the lead accumulates is important for understanding how it occurs and for developing the most efficient phytoremediation.

Jan 23, 2018, 18:35 PM IST

Do you use decorated glassware? Here's why they are a health hazard

The paint used on the glass can contain potentially toxic levels of lead and cadmium, increasing health risks.

Nov 06, 2017, 18:15 PM IST

Sindoor may carry religious significance, but it is unsafe too! - Read

The FDA’s limit for lead in cosmetics is 20 micrograms per gram. Nineteen percent of the US samples and 43 percent of the India samples exceeded that limit. 

Aug 29, 2017, 13:29 PM IST

Exposing children to lead may impact cognitive development: Researchers

The findings, published by JAMA, showed that children with more than 10 micrograms of lead per decilitre of blood at age 11 had 4.25 points lower intelligence quotients (IQ) at age 38.

Mar 29, 2017, 14:42 PM IST

Does your child have a low IQ? It could be result of aluminium in diet!

As per a new study, cooking food in aluminium dishes may reduce your kid's Intelligent Quotient (IQ) and performance at school.

Jan 25, 2017, 16:18 PM IST

Toxins in soft drinks – The health hazards of lead and cadmium!

The results of the test conducted by the Health Ministry's Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) showed traces of heavy metals such as antimony, lead, chromium and cadmium and DEHP, or Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, in five samples of soft drinks.

Oct 07, 2016, 11:03 AM 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

Dr Subhash Chandra Show: What are the attributes of a good leader?

This week Dr. Subhash Chandra Show was aired from IIM, Lucknow. In this episode Dr Chandra discussed the significance of leadership qualities and how important is it for success.

Sep 05, 2015, 22:59 PM IST

Higher blood mercury level may increase glaucoma risk

 Lower blood manganese level and higher blood mercury level may increase risk of glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.

Aug 07, 2015, 17:57 PM IST

Five fall ill after consuming instant noodles in Meghalaya, FIR lodged

Five persons including four minors of a family were hospitalised after they consumed ready-to-eat noodles here, a senior police official said Monday.

Jul 06, 2015, 21:01 PM IST

Haven't received Maggi test results from FSSAI, says Nestle

Nestle India on Monday said the reports of food safety regulator FSSAI which termed its Maggi noodles "unsafe", have still not been received by the company.

Jun 15, 2015, 23:53 PM IST

FSSAI notifies 82 labs for testing food samples

Central food safety regulator FSSAI has notified 82 laboratories in India for testing food samples as it takes step to ensure compliance of standards by various products in the market in the wake of Maggi controversy.

Jun 15, 2015, 21:04 PM IST

16 Maggi samples fail quality tests in Uttarakhand

Sixteen samples of Nestle India's maggi noodles failed quality tests at the state drugs and food testing laboratory here, showing more than permissible levels of MSG and lead content.

Jun 13, 2015, 23:02 PM IST

'Lead in noodles can cause cardiovascular disease'

Health experts have said that lead present in noodles causes a slew of chronic diseases including high blood pressure, peripheral arterial disease and cardiovascular disease.

Jun 12, 2015, 17:55 PM IST

Maggi tests in Karnataka show lead within permissible limits

The initial tests on the Maggi noodles' samples sent by the Karnataka government showed presence of lead content within the permissible limits, a food safety and standards official said here on Saturday.

Jun 06, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

Kerala to test all brands of instant noodles

The Kerala government has decided to send all instant noodles' samples in the state for a laboratory test, a state minister said here on Friday, following concern over Maggi noodles and some states banning them.

Jun 05, 2015, 20:41 PM IST

'Check lead recycling, regulate sources to prevent food contamination'

The revelations of presence of higher-than-permissible levels of lead in certain batches of Maggi noodles is just the tip of the iceberg, said experts, highlighting the absence of stringent regulation of processes such as recycling of lead-based products as well as lack of public awareness for the snowballing effects on food contamination.

Jun 05, 2015, 19:51 PM IST

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Jun 03, 2015, 21:36 PM IST

Maggi noodles safe in Goa: FDA

Maggi noodles are safe for consumption in Goa, a senior Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) official said on Wednesday.

Jun 03, 2015, 16:10 PM IST