- Within-Day, Between-Day, and Between-Week Variability of Urinary Concentrations of Phenol Biomarkers in Pregnant Women
Introduction Phenols include high-production-volume chemicals with widespread uses in daily life products. For example, bisphenols are employed in the manufacture of epoxy resins and certain polymer plastics used in food and beverage containers and in other consumer products (Chen et al. 2016; INERIS 2014; NTP 2008). Parabens are used as preservatives in cosmetics, food, beverages, and […]
- Listen: Disputes over gas royalties fester throughout oil and gas states
When a company wants to drill for natural gas, it will typically approach the person who owns the underground minerals in that location and negotiate a lease. That lease grants the mineral owner a certain percentage of the revenue generated from the gas well, known as the royalty. But as StateImpact Pennsylvania has reported, disputes [...]
- Sunoco spills drilling fluid into Lebanon County creek for third time
Sunoco spilled more drilling fluid into a Lebanon County creek on Thursday as it resumed construction for its controversial Mariner East pipelines at that location. The Department of Environmental Protection on Friday issued its latest Notice of Violation to Sunoco for the spill – officially called an “inadvertent return” or “IR” – after the company drilled [...]
- Air Toxics in Relation to Autism Diagnosis, Phenotype, and Severity in a U.S. Family-Based Study
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a serious developmental disability with a U.S. prevalence of 1 in 68 among 8-y-olds (Christensen et al. 2016). ASD etiology is multifactorial, caused in part by genetics, with inheritance estimates of 50% (Sandin et al. 2014). Other suggested causes include environmental chemical exposures during the period of rapid brain development in pregnancy […]
- Anti-fracking protesters are removed from 60ft high rig.
Two protesters occupying the rig at a North Yorkshire fracking site have been removed after 24 hours on the platform.
- South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling.
South Africa’s mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.