Monthly Archives: July 2014

High concentrations of environmental toxins in freshwater fish i Norway

Lake Mjøsa A new large study (in Norwegian with summary in English) of  three large lakes in Norway revealed that toxic chemicals emitted from common consumer products still accumulate at high concentrations in freshwater fish and zooplankton. The analysed chemicals were mercury, siloxanes, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) and perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS). The highest…
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New Danish Guideline for handling PCB residues in thermo windows

Thermo windows and doors produced about 40-50 years ago contained PCB in sealings. Such windows have a limited life time and will be removed at building restorations.  In this connection PCB may be emitted to the environment, if the disposal  is handled incorrectly. A new official Danish Guideline for handling PCB residues in thermo windows (in Danish)…
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EU overrules a Danish national ban of four phthalates

In 2011 Denmark submitted a proposal for the EU regulation of four phthalates, and in the same time a Danish ban was decided for the placing on the market of articles intended for use indoors and articles that may come into direct contact with the skin or mucous membranes containing one or more of the four…
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