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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....

Exchange of sulfur against selenium makes insulin analogue last longer
( 19.08.2017 )
By replacing sulfur with selenium, scientists have developed a long-lasting synthetic insulin analogue that could be used for treating diabetes. ...

EMA Issues Final Opinion Limiting Gadolinium Contrast Agents in Body Scans
( 29.07.2017 )
Last week the European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued a final opinion confirming restrictions on the use of certain gadolinium agents in MRI body scanners and suspending the authorizations of others....

U.S. EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters
( 19.07.2017 )
Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the approval of new water quality criteria for mercury in California waters. The new rules, developed by the State Water Resources Control...

Arsenic species in human milk
( 18.07.2017 )
A group of researchers from Austria and Norway have developed methods for arsenic speciation analysis of human milk. Both the aqueous-soluble fraction as well as the lipid fraction was analysed. Inorg...

EVISA proudly welcomes its 10 Millionth User
( 11.07.2017 )
More than 1.37 Million users visited the EVISA web portal during the year 2016 and downloaded more than 10.3 Million pages full of information. Again we were able to increase the interaction with our ...

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...

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