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Mediterranean waters filled with microplastics from foam and fishing gear


Researchers from the University of Barcelona also found other types of microplastics, such as nylon polymers, polyurethane (PUR), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and fluorocarbon polymer. ... (Related: Microplastic pollution is the REAL threat to our oceans, warn scientists. ) Sources include: UB.edu ScienceDirect.com Previous :Dentists may soon be able to repair and rebuild ...

Study: Lego plastic toys can last 1,300 YEARS in the ocean before breaking down


In 2020, Lego announced that it would start transitioning from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), the thermoplastic polymer the company uses to make Lego bricks, to a sugarcane-based polyethylene to push through with its commitment to making 100 percent of its bricks sustainable by 2030. "...

Styrene, a common ingredient in many plastic items, now deemed to be "probably carcinogenic" by WHO


At the time, it wasn’t possible to determine whether the workers developed leukemia because of their exposure to styrene itself or from another chemical used with the styrene in producing synthetic rubber known as butadiene. Therefore, the researchers decided to look at the reinforced plastics industry, where styrene is used without butadiene. "...

Study reinforces that secondhand smoke while riding in a vehicle is damaging to health


It was found that seven biomarkers associated with cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and cancer had a significant increase after exposure to secondhand smoke.(1) Toxic chemicals found in system of nonsmokers who experienced secondhand smoke Increased levels of butadiene, methylating agents, benzene, acrylonitrile and ethylene oxide were found in the nonsmokers, a toxic cocktail of chemicals which senior investigator and UCSF professor of medicine and bioengineering, Neal ...

Mesothelioma, lung cancer and nutrition


One suspect chemical is 4-phenylcyclohexene (4-PC), a by-product of the production of styrene-butadiene. - Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements by Phyllis A. "...



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