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The fallout from the Japan–South Korea trade ruckus on global trade rules
Highlights of article by Fluoride Action Network Japan and South Korea are engaged in a trade dispute generated by national security concerns. In July 2019, the Japanese government tightened controls on the export to South Korea of three materials used in semiconductor production. South Korea filed a dispute with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Large […]South Korea Electronics Industry
Fluoride removal by palm shell waste based powdered activated carbon vs. functionalized carbon with magnesium silicate: Implications for their application in water treatment.
Highlights MgSiO3 impregnated on PSAC for fluoride removal was studied for the first time. MPSAC showed higher fluoride adsorption capacities compared to PSAC. Anions inhibited F? adsorption with the following sequence: Cl– < NO3– < SO42-. PSAC had stable sequestration capacities of fluoride due to strong C–F bond formation. MPSAC had high regeneration capacities for […]International Water Treatment
Fluoride exposure in pregnancy can affect offspring’s IQ
Note from Fluoride Action Network: We include this article for historical purposes only. (EC) A study in 512 mother-child pairs from 6 major cities in Canada found that exposure to higher levels of fluoride during pregnancy was associated with lowered intelligent quotient (IQ) scores in their children at the age of 3 to 4 years. […]United States, National USA
Demand increasing for boiler cleaning
There has been a significant increase in demand for industrial and chemical cleaning solutions provider Gra-Tech’s chemical cleaning of package boilers, as industries in which package boilers are used are looking to optimise operational efficiencies and reduce costs. Package boilers are smaller output boilers than those used in general industry. These differ from traditional boilers […]International Miscellaneous
OSHA Fines Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery $132K for PSM Hazards
Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) was issued several citations and fine of $132,600 this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a massive fire and series of explosions at its refinery in Philadelphia, PA last June. An investigation of the firm’s Grand Point Refinery complex revealed shortcomings in the […]United States, Pennsylvania Oil Refineries
Erik Baptist Weighs In on Landmark TSCA-Related Water-Fluoridation Lawsuit
Erik C. Baptist, partner in Wiley Rein’s Environment & Product Regulation Practice, was quoted in an Inside EPA story on January 13 regarding a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) denial of a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) citizen petition seeking to ban drinking water fluoridation. As reported by Inside EPA, the plaintiffs overcame […]United States, TSCA Lawsuit United States
Colgate launches vegan-certified toothpaste in recyclable tube
Colgate’s Smile for Good toothpaste has been certified by the Vegan Society. Photograph: Colgate Palmolive Colgate has launched a new toothpaste which is being billed as the first of a kind because it comes in a recyclable tube. Toothpaste tubes have traditionally been impossible to recycle because they are made from a mixture of […]United Kingdom Toothpaste
Removal of fluoride from fertilizer industry effluent using carbon nanotubes stabilized in chitosan sponge.
Highlights All assays were performed using gas scrubber effluent from the production of fertilizer industry. Carbon nanotube was anchored onto chitosan sponge and used like adsorbent. The adsorption capacity for fluoride reach around 975.4?mg?g?1 in kinetic assays. Reuse and regeneration were investigated and 5 cycles were obtained. The adsorption capacity kept similar values in all […]International Phosphate Industry
Fluoride occurrence in the lower East African Rift System, Southern Malawi.
Highlights Groundwater fluoride documented (n= 1365) in Malawi groundwater at EARS periphery Fluoride >6 mg/l at 3.4% occurrence, less than EARS elsewhere, but locally significant Geological control: Excessive >6 mg/l fluoride only occurs in hot springs >32 °C Hydrochemical control: fluorite control, calcium, pH and temperature sensitivity Troublesome >1.5–6 mg/l fluoride of diffuse occurrence a key management challenge Abstract Countries […]Malawi
51 Michigan water systems awarded national fluoridation quality award
LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced today that 51 water systems have been awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The award recognizes those communities that maintained a consistent level of optimally fluoridated water throughout 2018. A total of […]United States, Michigan United States Fluoridation award