Multiple indicators of wastewater contamination to shellfish farms

Scienmag

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

How far is Fukushima nuclear accident contaminated water from us?

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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

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Researchers to study possible links between fracking, water contaminants

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A new grant from HEI Energy will allow researchers to explore possible links between fracking and water contaminants in southwestern Pennsylvania. […]. Latest News contaminants fracking links researchers study waterUnconventional oil and gas development (UOGD), commonly known as fracking, has helped Pennsylvania retain its status as a leading energy exporter, but UOGD processes come with a host of environmental and public health concerns.

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 […].

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.

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

Scienmag

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

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

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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.

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

Prenatal environmental contaminants and childhood disease

Scienmag

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

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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.

Seabird eggs contaminated with cocktail of plastic additives

Scienmag

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.

Biochar from agricultural waste products can adsorb contaminants in wastewater

Scienmag

— 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

PCB contamination in Icelandic orcas: a matter of diet

Scienmag

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.

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.

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

Scienmag

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.

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.

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

BioTech 365

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

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

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

BioPharma Reporter

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.

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

Cleanrooms, Contamination and the Realities of Pharmaceutical Automation

BioSpace

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

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

Scienmag

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 […].

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

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

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

Scienmag

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

5th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast Conference

Pharma Phorum

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

SMi’s 5th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology East Coast Conference

Pharma Phorum

Light is being shed on recent product recalls for mould contamination, and infection outbreaks serve as a reminder to pay more attention to these overlooked organisms, as well as considerations towards container closure integrity testing which is being increasingly deployed to block microbe movement.

Federal Inspectors Fear More Vaccines Were Exposed to Contamination

NY Times

Last month, up to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine had to be discarded at Emergent’s factory in Baltimore. A new report says problems were not fully investigated and other doses may be compromised.

Emergent Hid Evidence of Covid Vaccine Problems at Plant, Report Says

NY Times

The report sheds new light on executives’ worries about deficiencies in the company’s quality control systems at its troubled Baltimore plant; no contaminated doses were ever released to the public.

Pharma Microbiology East Coast Conference – A Virtual Conference with Remote Access

Pharma Phorum

Key sessions include: • Evaluating the ongoing Complications of Personnel Derived Contaminations. Culturing Contamination Prevention – Building a Sustainable Microbial Control Program from the Ground Up.

Exclusive Pharma Microbiology interview with Maria Jose Lopez Barragan, formerly at FDA

Pharma Phorum

During my presentation, I will discuss about humans as ecosystems and how they pose a source of contamination risk during the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals. Partner content Press releases annex 1 contamination control endotoxins environmental monitoring pharmaceutical microbiology

Fuad El-Hibri, Who Led a Troubled Vaccine Maker, Dies at 64

NY Times

His company, Emergent BioSolutions, won a lucrative contract to produce Covid vaccines but then had to throw out millions of contaminated doses.

New research will improve safety and quality of Heparin

Scienmag

Credit: University of Nottingham A new method to analyse the blood thinning drug Heparin has been developed that can pinpoint contaminants more accurately and quickly, providing greater quality control and safety.

Recent advancements in water treatment

Scienmag

Water sources themselves can be contaminated, but in addition, some purification methods can cause unintended harmful byproducts to form. Generating clean, safe water is becoming increasingly difficult.

Most US dog owners don’t follow FDA pet food handling guidelines

Scienmag

dog owners are unaware of—and do not follow—guidelines on safe pet food and dish handling from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but that better education and implementation of the guidelines could reduce contamination. A new analysis suggests that most U.S.

Federal Inspectors Say More Vaccines at Troubled Plant May Be Contaminated

NY Times

Last month, up to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine had to be discarded at Emergent’s factory in Baltimore. A new report says problems were not fully investigated and other doses may be compromised.

Where COVID-19’s death grip slipped (briefly)

Scienmag

His research on natural arsenic contamination in groundwater has alerted the world community to this insidious danger over two decades. Geochemist Lex van Geen works at the intersection of public health and environmental risks.

Fuad El-Hibri, Who Led a Troubled Vaccine Maker, Dies at 64

NY Times

His company, Emergent BioSolutions, won a lucrative contract to produce Covid vaccines but then had to throw out millions of contaminated doses.