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Organic Transistor-Based Chemical Sensors for Wearable Bioelectronics

Bioelectronics for healthcare that monitor the health information on users in real time have stepped into the limelight as crucial electronic devices for the future due to the increased demand for "point-of-care" testing, which is defined as medical diagnostic testing at the time and place of patient care. In contrast to traditional diagnostic testing, which

Organic Transistor-Based Chemical Sensors for Wearable Bioelectronics 2019-02-11T15:43:03+00:00

China Revises Regulations on the Lithium-ion Battery Industry

On 16 January, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued the Regulatory Standards for the Lithium-ion Battery Industry (2018)and the Interim Administrative Measures for the Regulatory Circular of the Lithium Ion Battery Industry (2018) after consulting on revisions to previous versions. The revised regulations, effective from 15 February, 2019, aim to further enhance

China Revises Regulations on the Lithium-ion Battery Industry 2019-02-11T15:43:03+00:00

Targeted and Untargeted Detection of DNA Adducts of Aromatic Amine Carcinogens in Human Bladder by Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography-High Resolution Mass Spectrometry

Epidemiological studies have linked aromatic amines (AAs) from tobacco smoke and some occupational exposures with bladder cancer risk. Several epidemiological studies have also reported a plausible role for structurally related heterocyclic aromatic amines present in tobacco smoke or formed in cooked meats with bladder cancer risk. DNA adduct formation is an initial biochemical event in

Targeted and Untargeted Detection of DNA Adducts of Aromatic Amine Carcinogens in Human Bladder by Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography-High Resolution Mass Spectrometry 2019-02-11T15:43:03+00:00

Florida city bans sunscreens containing oxybenzone, octinoxate

The City Commission of Key West, Florida, has voted to ban the sale of sunscreen products containing oxybenzone or octinoxate. The ban, which will come into effect on 1 January 2021, is intended to protect the coral reefs off the coast of the beach destination, which has a population of 25,000. It follows similar actions

Florida city bans sunscreens containing oxybenzone, octinoxate 2019-02-11T15:43:03+00:00

Concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances and bisphenol A in newborn dried blood spots and the association with child behaviour

Experimental studies suggest that prenatal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals interferes with developmental processes in the foetal brain. Yet, epidemiological evidence is inconclusive. In a birth cohort (2008-2010, upstate New York), the authors quantified concentrations of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and bisphenol A (BPA) in stored newborn dried blood spots using liquid

Concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances and bisphenol A in newborn dried blood spots and the association with child behaviour 2019-02-11T15:43:03+00:00

US chemical plant antiterrorism law extended

The day before a US antiterrorism statute affecting chemical companies was to expire on 19 January, President Donald J. Trump signed a 15-month extension of that law. The 11-year-old Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) requires industrial facilities that make, use, or store specified quantities of any of more than 300 hazardous chemicals to assess their

US chemical plant antiterrorism law extended 2019-02-11T15:43:03+00:00

Improved lung function and patient-reported outcomes with co-suspension delivery technology glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate metered dose inhaler in COPD: a randomised Phase III study conducted in Asia, Europe, and the USA.

COPD is a major global cause of mortality and morbidity. PINNACLE-4 evaluated the efficacy and safety of GFF MDI (glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate metered dose inhaler) in patients from Asia, Europe, and the USA with moderate-to-very severe COPD. In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase III study, patients were randomised to treatment with GFF MDI 18/9.6 ?g, glycopyrrolate (GP)

Improved lung function and patient-reported outcomes with co-suspension delivery technology glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate metered dose inhaler in COPD: a randomised Phase III study conducted in Asia, Europe, and the USA. 2019-02-11T15:43:03+00:00

U.S. Department of Labor Publishes New Frequently Asked Questions on Controlling Silica in General Industry

The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has posted new frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the agency's standard for respirable crystalline silica in general industry. OSHA developed the FAQs in consultation with industry and union stakeholders to provide guidance to employers and employees on the standard's requirements, such as exposure

U.S. Department of Labor Publishes New Frequently Asked Questions on Controlling Silica in General Industry 2019-02-11T15:43:03+00:00

Occupational manganese exposure, reproductive hormones, and semen quality in male workers: A cross-sectional study

It has been found that exposure to manganese (Mn) could induce reproductive dysfunction, but its occupational risk in male workers is unclear. This study aims to assess the association of occupational Mn exposure with reproductive hormones and semen quality in a cross-sectional study. Urinary Mn, semen quality, and reproductive hormones were explored in 84 male

Occupational manganese exposure, reproductive hormones, and semen quality in male workers: A cross-sectional study 2019-02-11T15:43:03+00:00

Sweden sets strategic priorities for non-toxic goals

The Swedish chemicals agency has identified priorities needed to help the country meet its goals for a non-toxic environment. Last year Kemi said the 2020 national target will not be achieved "by the measures and instruments already in place". Now, in a just released report submitted to the country’s EPA as part of its evaluation

Sweden sets strategic priorities for non-toxic goals 2019-02-11T15:43:03+00:00