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Isobaric dilution analysis: a new calibration strategy for long lived radionuclides
( 26.05.2017 )
Researchers from the University of Münster introduced a new calibration strategy offering accurate and precise quantification of long lived radionuclides, for which certified standards are not easily ...

Toxic effects of mercury persists for generations
( 25.05.2017 )
Zebrafish exposed to very low levels of methylmercury as embryos not only passed on toxic effects of the chemical exposure to their offspring, but also to the third generation, according to a study th...

FDA identifies no harmful effects to date with brain retention of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRIs
( 23.05.2017 )
After a nearly 2-year review process, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not found any evidence of adverse events from the brain's retention of gadolinium after MRI that uses gadolinium-bas...

EU ratification propels global Minamata Convention on Mercury into force
( 22.05.2017 )
Last week the EU and seven of its member states (Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, and Sweden) ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury, thereby providing the “tipping p...

Multielement speciation analysis
( 14.05.2017 )
Typical speciation analysis seldom involves multielement analysis, simply because the focus of interest is often on the speciation of a single target element. However, the multielement capabilities of...

Mercury 'speciation analysis' by using thermal desorption analysis
( 17.04.2017 )
Thermal desorption analysis for mercury is a method to obtain information about different mercury fractions in solid samples by separating them based on their desorption temperature. ...

New Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS launched by Thermo Fisher
( 14.03.2017 )
Thermo Fisher has added a new Triple Quadrupole instrument to its portfolio of ICP-MS systems. The new iCAP TQ ICP-MS allows users to switch between single and triple quadrupole modes in a single mult...

European Medicines Agency recomments to pull linear Gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents from market
( 11.03.2017 )
The Pharmacovigilance and Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for four linear gadolinium contrast age...

Toxicity of organomercury compounds
( 15.02.2017 )
According to a new CDC study different organomercury compounds share the same fundamental mechanisms related to their toxicity. There is no harmless mercury, both methylmercury and ethylmercury are ex...

Toxic Mercury in Aquatic Life Could Spike due to Climate Change
( 29.01.2017 )
Methylmercury, a highly toxic form of mercury could jump by 300 to 600 percent in zooplankton – tiny animals at the base of the marine food chain – if land runoff increases by 15 to 30 percent, accord...

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