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ECHA has added three cadmium compounts of very high concern (SVHCs) to the REACH candidate list
( 17.01.2018 )
Cadmium nitrate, cadmium hydroxide and cadmium carbonate have been added to the REACH Candidate List due to their carcinogenic, mutagenic and specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (St...

Thimerosal and Autism: CDC Manipulation of Vaccine Data Reported in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons
( 18.12.2017 )
TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It has been four years since he first received a phone call from a scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concerning manipul...

New rules for gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI
( 10.12.2017 )
The human health related rule makers in Europe, USA and Japan have addressed potential risk resulting from gadolinium retention following administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents used to enh...

New Study Reveals Dangerous Mercury Levels Among Delegates at Minamata Mercury Convention COP1
( 08.12.2017 )
Evidence that mercury, a neuro-toxic metal, poses a global health threat to all was underscored by a report released yesterday summarizing the results of a study analyzing the mercury body burdens am...

Mercury and Autism: Is there a Link ?
( 12.11.2017 )
Two new studies by researchers from Iran investigate the link between autism and mercury (and other heavy metals) by a meta-analysis of existing scientific literature. ...

Gadolinium found in the brain of a patient two years after having received a Gd-based contrast agent for medical imaging
( 16.10.2017 )
A group of researchers from Münster (Germany) found gadolinium in different brain regions of a patient post mortem with highest concentreations above 800 ng/g more than two years after having received...

Seabass populations can be differentiated by their Mercury Isotope Distribution
( 13.10.2017 )
A group of european researchers has analyzed the mercury isotope composition in marine fish for seven distinct populations of the European seabass. Mercury isotopic values provided information on merc...

FDA panel calls for warning labels on gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI
( 15.09.2017 )
The Medical Imaging Drugs Advisory Committee (MIDAC) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted 13 to 1 on last Friday, with 1 abstention, for recommending adding a warning to labels about gad...

EU notifies WTO of change to chromium VI limit in toys
( 14.09.2017 )
The European Commission has notified the WTO of a draft Directive amending the migration limit for chromium VI in scraped-off toy materials. ...

Impressions from the 6th Metallomics Symposium
( 20.08.2017 )
Last week about 200 scientists from 29 countries met in Vienna for the 6th Metallomics symposium....

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