Recent Posts by allan

Global Resources Outlook 2019

The International Resource Panel has recently published its “Global Resources Outlook 2019” with the subtitle: “Natural resources for the future we want”. The report presents the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic findings around global resource use. The International Resource Panel was launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) in 2007 to build and…
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Five cobalt salts proposed for restrictions in Europe

In response to a request by the European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has submitted a REACH restriction dossier concerning five cobalt salts and their hydrates. The five cobalt salts selected are listed in the table: They are produced and widely used to manufacture chemicals, catalysts, batteries, feed grade materials and biogas. The salts are also…
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Antioxidants in breast cancer therapy

A recent research paper has received much public awareness in Denmark. It is about a German epidemiological cohort study of 2223 postmenopausal breast cancer patients enrolled in 2002-2005 and followed until July 2015. The paper concluded: That antioxidant use during chemotherapy or radiation therapy was associated with poorer breast cancer prognosis in postmenopausal women. However,…
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