The permissible limit for nitrates is 40 milligrams a litre, but in most areas, the presence of nitrates ranges between 45 and 100 mg/ litre.

KOLHAPUR: The office and plant of AVH Chemicals Private Limited Company was attacked and set on fire by villagers on Saturday in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra.

If the coveted alphonso mango you bought recently has failed to tickle your taste buds, it is because it has been artificially ripened by calcium carbide.

Calls for revision of World Health Organization’s list of carcinogens, says not enough data to establish the link.

LONDON: Air pollution has emerged as the world's single largest environmental health risk, having caused seven million deaths in 2012 — 80% of which were from heart attacks and stroke.

Move comes after NHRC intervention

Following directions of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Punjab Government has banned the manufacture, import and use of carcinogenic pesticides, which according to reports, caused cancer among the small farmers in the Malwa region that consists of Southern districts — Bathinda, Faridkot, Moga, Muktsar, Ferozepur, Sangrur and Mansa.

The Central government on Thursday admitted before the Kerala High Court that highly carcinogenic elements such as Iridium and Ruthenium were being freely added to gold ornaments in India.

This alarming revelation was made in a counter affidavit submitted by Director of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) before the Kerala High Court.

A division bench comprising Justice A.K.

Washington: Oil and gas companies injected hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous or carcinogenic chemicals into wells in more than 13 states from 2005 to 2009, according to an investigation by Congressional Democrats.

The chemicals were used by companies during a drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, which involves the high-pressure injection of a mixture

The major cause behind selecting Damsala nala for the present study was for its past cause of concerns for millions who are directly or indirectly came in contact with the nala or are having their dependency on River Brahmani.

THE rather arcane and technical subject of the use of chlorine to purify water took centre stage at the Bombay High court, which is hearing a defamation case Hindustan Unilever (HUL) against Eureka Forbes. HUL has accused Eureka Forbes of issuing an advertisement which allegedly disparages Pureit