Atlanta: Traces of a chemical used in rocket fuel were found in samples of powdered baby formula, and could exceed what

Doctors Baffled As There

Tests sponsored by a voluntary group caring for special children in south-western Punjab have shown toxic levels of uranium in samples of hair taken from 149 children, all under the age of 13 years.

Acute environment pollution is prevailing at Rupganj because the industrial units at the upazila have no treatment plant of management of industrial waste. The industrial units at Rupshi, Kahina, gandarbapur Kazi para, Moikoli, Barpa Ariabo, Mashaboo and Khadon area of Rupganj upazila are dumping untreated industrial waste through canals, which is polluting the environment of the area.

During the night of 2-3 December 1984, a leak of some 40 tons of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas mixed with unknown other gasses from a chemical plant owned and operated by Union Carbide (India) Limited, a partly-owned subsidiary of the US-based Union Carbide Corporation, caused one of the highest-casualty industrial accidents of the 20th century.

Mumbai: About 84 children from Ambernath in Thane district were hospitalised after they took ill reportedly due to the use of adulterated colours on Holi.

The children were treated for nausea, headache and breathlessness on Wednesday and are stated to be stable now.

COIMBATORE: The menace of burning garbage returned to the Coimbatore Corporation

Lead is found in products like water pipes, printing ink, paints and even Ayurvedic medicines, apart from battery cells posing hazards, says Uma Rajarathnam

Mercury is one of the most dangerous environmental pollutants, both in its elemental form and in chemical combination. When mercury is released into the environment it gets transformed into methyl mercury through microbial action. The methylation of mercury is a key step in the entrance of mercury into food chains. This methyl mercury is mercury in its most pernicious form.

With a project that originally began in 1998 with the work of
Dr. Ing. Elmar Stumpf at the University of Hohenheim in Germany,