How far is Fukushima nuclear accident contaminated water from us?

Scienmag

On 26 August 2021, the Japanese Cabinet passed a bill to discharge treated Fukushima nuclear accident contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean to alleviate the problem of nuclear wastewater storage. Biology accident contaminated Fukushima nuclear water

Could used beer yeast be the solution to heavy metal contamination in water?

Scienmag

A new analysis by researchers at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) has found that inactive yeast could be effective as an inexpensive, abundant, and simple material for removing lead contamination from drinking water supplies.

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Multiple indicators of wastewater contamination to shellfish farms

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Food and Drug Administration, tested multiple indicators of wastewater contamination to identify potential sources of contamination […]. Technology and Engineering contamination farms indicators multiple shellfish wastewater

Conservationists find high DDT and PCB contamination risk for critically endangered California coastal condors

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A new study has found contaminants that were banned decades ago are still imperiling critically endangered California condors. Credit: Courtesy of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance A new study has found contaminants that were banned […].

UMass Amherst chemical engineer receives $1.4M NSF grant to create programmable living devices for drinking water contaminant removal

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million grant from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative project to engineer synthetic bacteria to neutralize toxic contaminants found in drinking water. Amherst chemical contaminant create devices drinking engineer grant living NSF Programmable Receives removal UMass water

Portable sensor technology aims to quickly detect foodborne contaminants outside the lab

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Chemistry AND Physics aims contaminants detect foodborne lab portable quickly sensor technology

Some food contamination starts in the soil

Scienmag

Credit: Matt Limmer When most people hear “food contamination,” they think of bacteria present on unwashed fruits or vegetables, or undercooked meat. However, there are other ways for harmful contaminants to be present in food products.

Effects of COVID-19 contamination on the thyroid gland are still present after one year, study finds

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Latest News contamination COVID19 effects finds gland present study thyroid yearEuropean Society of Endocrinology Starling House, 1600 Bristol Parkway North, Bristol, BS34 8YU, UK Tel +44 1454 642247 info@euro-endo.org www.ese-hormones.org President Martin Reincke Munich, Germany.

Preliminary study finds organic vegetables contaminated with wide range of disease-causing microbes

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Latest News contaminated diseasecausing finds microbes organic preliminary Range study vegetables wideNew research to be presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Lisbon, Portugal (23-26 April), suggests that disease-causing amoebas that live on organic leafy vegetables can shelter human pathogens like Pseudomonas, Salmonella, and Helicobacter and are a potential risk to public health. The study is by Dr Yolanda […].

Mars Recalls Select Skittles, Starbust and Life Saver Gummies over Possible Metal Contamination

XTalks

Since metal contamination is a common issue in food production, resulting in expensive recalls and lawsuits, the FDA has implemented metal detection standards to ensure the same principles are followed for all companies.

Fecal contamination in popular Montana backcountry area primarily attributable to wildlife or pack animals

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Investigators analyzed water samples from a suite of backcountry lake outlets in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area of Montana for fecal contamination. Medicine & Health animals Area attributable backcountry contamination Fecal Montana pack popular primarily wildlife

FDA cites Emergent for failings at plant that contaminated J&J doses

Bio Pharma Dive

A recent nine-day inspection by agency officials found numerous breaches of manufacturing standards and inadequate training for factory employees

Cross-Contamination of Medications is Wider Issue than Realized: Report

BioSpace

recent report suggests that cross-contamination is not all that uncommon of an issue, and maybe inevitable

Johnson & Johnson Pulls Neutrogena and Aveeno Spray Sunscreens Over Benzene Contamination

XTalks

Johnson & Johnson is recalling sunscreens from two of its popular brands over concerns of carcinogenic benzene contamination. Therefore, levels should be monitored at different stages of production to avoid harmful benzene contamination. Growing Contamination Issues.

Prenatal environmental contaminants and childhood disease

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Credit: PAS A state of the art plenary session during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2021 Virtual Meeting discussed prenatal environmental contaminants and childhood disease, and the latest evidence for epigenetic mechanisms associated with transgenerational disease and public policy implications.

MIT Scientists Develop Food Sensor That Can Detect Spoiled or Contaminated Food

XTalks

MIT engineers have designed a food sensor , made from an array of silk microneedles, that can pierce through the plastic packaging of foods to sample for bacterial contamination and spoilage. coli , salmonella and a non-contaminated control fluid.

SnoreStop NasoSpray is Voluntarily Recalled by Green Pharmaceuticals Due to Microbial Contamination

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FL OZ (9 mL) nasal spray bottles to be contaminated with the bacteria, Providencia rettgeri. News Life Science News Pharmaceutical News Drug Safety News Featured FDA FDA Recall SnoreStop Providencia Rettgeri Microbial Contamination Non-ApneicCalifornia-based Green Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Biochar from agricultural waste products can adsorb contaminants in wastewater

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— Biochar — a charcoal-like substance made primarily from agricultural waste products — holds promise for removing emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals from treated wastewater. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. That’s the conclusion of a team of researchers that conducted a novel study that evaluated and compared the ability of biochar derived from two common leftover agricultural […]. Agriculture Hydrology/Water Resources Medicine/Health

Seabird eggs contaminated with cocktail of plastic additives

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Credit: Prof Jon Blount Chemical additives used in plastic production have been found in herring gull eggs, new research shows. Phthalates are a group of chemicals added to plastics to keep them flexible.

PCB contamination in Icelandic orcas: a matter of diet

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Accurate forecasting of health risks to killer whale populations may depend on looking at individual variations in their diet Credit: Filipa Samarra – Icelandic Orca Project A new study from McGill University suggests that some Icelandic killer whales have very high concentrations of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in their blubber.

Water stagnation: Preventing contamination of water systems in vacated buildings

Pharmaceutical Technology

Corroding pipework that has resulted from stagnation can further contaminate water systems with the presence of metals such as lead and copper. The post Water stagnation: Preventing contamination of water systems in vacated buildings appeared first on Pharmaceutical Technology.

#news #biotech Novel way to detect microbial contamination in cell cultures

BioTech 365

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Novel way to detect microbial contamination in cell cultures.Researchers from the Critical Analytics for Manufacturing Personalized-Medicines (CAMP), an Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for … Continue reading → #news

Pesticides commonly used as flea treatments for pets are contaminating English rivers

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New research reveals widespread contamination, with two neurotoxic pesticides found in concentrations that far exceed accepted safe limits Researchers at the University of Sussex have found widespread contamination of English rivers with two neurotoxic pesticides commonly used in veterinary flea products: fipronil and the neonicotinoid imidacloprid.

#news #biotech Early-stage detection of microbial contamination in cell therapy products

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Early-stage detection of microbial contamination in cell therapy products.Researchers from Critical Analytics for Manufacturing Personalized-Medicine (CAMP), an Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research … Continue reading → #news

FDA Alerts the Public to Potentially Contaminated Products from Family Dollar Stores in Six States

The Pharma Data

The impacted products originated from the company’s distribution facility in West Memphis, Arkansas, where an FDA inspection found insanitary conditions, including a rodent infestation, that could cause many of the products to become contaminated. Today, the U.S.

Cleanrooms, Contamination and the Realities of Pharmaceutical Automation

BioSpace

In the cleanroom environment specifically, the benefits of automation are more than meets the microscope

#news #biotech New sequencing technique established for low-biomass, degraded or contaminated microbiome samples

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Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: New sequencing technique established for low-biomass, degraded or contaminated microbiome samples.A research team led by the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of … Continue reading → #news

Worldwide Mycoplasma Testing Industry to 2027 – Growing Concerns Over Cell Contamination Presents Opportunities – ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Worldwide Mycoplasma Testing Industry to 2027 – Growing Concerns Over Cell Contamination Presents Opportunities – ResearchAndMarkets.com Worldwide Mycoplasma Testing Industry to 2027 – Growing Concerns Over Cell Contamination Presents Opportunities – ResearchAndMarkets.com DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Mycoplasma Testing Market Share, Size, Trends, … Continue reading → Business Wire

‘Human error’ at CDMO blamed for contamination of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

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A probe has identified 'human errorâ at the Spanish contract development and manufacturing organization, Rovi, as the reason for the presence of metal contaminants in Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses, leading to Japanese authorities withdrawing 1.6

Kurin, Inc. Announces UK Clinical Study Results Showing Significant Decrease in Blood Culture Contaminations With the Kurin Lock™

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Announces UK Clinical Study Results Showing Significant Decrease in Blood Culture Contaminations With the Kurin Lock™ Kurin, Inc. Announces UK Clinical Study Results Showing Significant Decrease in Blood Culture Contaminations With the Kurin Lock™ SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kurin, Inc., … Continue reading → Business WireKurin, Inc.

Lack of glove changes at COVID-19 testing centres in Belgium led to major cross-contamination of samples and a high rate of false positive results

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Lack of glove changes at COVID-19 testing centres in Belgium led to major cross-contamination of samples and a high rate of false positive results, research being presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Lisbon, Portugal, (23-26 April) has found.

Pfizer Pauses Global Sales of Smoking-Cessation Drug Chantix Over Possible Carcinogen Contamination

BioSpace

The company indicated it was pausing distribution out of an abundance of caution and would continue investigations

Fresenius Kabi Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of a Single Lot of Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride Injection Due to Cross-Contamination of Lidocaine

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Fresenius Kabi Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of a Single Lot of Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride Injection Due to Cross-Contamination of Lidocaine Fresenius Kabi Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of a Single Lot of Dexmedetomidine Hydrochloride Injection Due to Cross-Contamination of Lidocaine LAKE ZURICH, … Continue reading → Business Wire

Bloom studying New York state communities exposed to PFAS contaminated drinking water

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Michael Bloom, Associate Professor, Global and Community Health, is serving as co-investigator and environmental epidemiologist along with Drs. Erin Bell, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and Elizabeth Lewis-Michl, Research Scientist and Director, Division of Environmental Health Assessment at the New York State Department of Health, for […].

F.D.A. Seeks Outside Review of Troubled Food and Tobacco Units

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Making sub-visible particles visible

Bio Pharma Dive

Sub-visible particles can lower the effectiveness of a drug, which is why regulatory authorities are demanding processes be developed, validated and set up in such a way as to minimize all forms of contamination

11th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference

Pharma Phorum

Harnessing Alternative Rapid Microbial Methods for a Successful Contamination Control Strategy. Key Highlights for 2023 Conference: Optimise your contamination control strategy and review the initial impact of Annex 1.

Study shows airborne particulate matter is also contaminated with tobacco smoke-driven particulates

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Dr Noel Aquilina presents findings to Maltese President In a courtesy call to HE the President of Malta at San Anton Palace on Thursday, February 11, 2021, Dr Noel Aquilina from the Department of Chemistry, accompanied by Professor Emmanuel Sinagra, Head of the Department of Chemistry and Dean of the Faculty of Science at the […]. Atmospheric Science Biochemistry Chemistry/Physics/Materials Sciences Climate Change Pollution/Remediation Population Biology

11th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology Europe Conference

Pharma Phorum

Harnessing Alternative Rapid Microbial Methods for a Successful Contamination Control Strategy. Key Highlights for 2023 Conference: Optimise your contamination control strategy and review the initial impact of Annex 1. Sponsored by: Microgenetics.

2nd Annual Next Generation Pharmaceutical Cleanrooms Conference

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for an Improved, Efficient and Contaminant-Free Cleanroom. Key Reasons to attend: Learn how to maximise the latest cleanroom technologies to modernise your contamination control strategy. Events annex 1 cleanrooms contamination control environmental monitoring Pharmaceutical Cleanroom

Mars Recalls Various Skittles, Starburst and Lifesavers + Kidfresh Offers Frozen Kid’s Meals with Hidden Vegetables

XTalks

She brings up several other recent recalls and explains why metal contamination is such a prevalent occurrence in the food and beverage industry. The team wonders whether more can be done to prevent metal contamination during manufacturing and whether this recall will impact Mars’ sales.

5th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast Conference

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Assuring end-patient safety through holistic contamination control. Dissect the framework of a robust Global Contamination Control Program and how to approach implementing a holistic CCS. Events annex1 contamination control environmental monitoring pharmaceutical microbiology sterilit

Gilead, following Merck, hits its own safety setback in HIV

Bio Pharma Dive

The FDA has halted all clinical trials testing the injectable form of Gilead's lenacapavir, for fear that incompatibility between the drug and the vials it's held in could cause contamination