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Oral health for all-how can the development of dental public health in Germany be sustainably enhanced?
Abstract – full paper in German Public health promotes health through organised efforts of society. Oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions are important public health problems due to the large burden of disease and oral health inequity caused by social determinants. Caries, periodontitis, traumatic dental injuries or carcinomas of the mouth and throat can be […]Germany
Siemens revamps German substation – replacing SF6 with ‘clean air’
German transmission system operator TransnetBW has commissioned Siemens to retrofit a large substation as part of up grid upgrades needed to integrate more wind. Siemens will supply the new switchgear for the 380 kV Daxlanden substation in Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg. The commissioning of the turnkey solution at Daxlanden – one of the largest substations in Germany […]Germany Greenhouse/Ozone Gases
A Nazi Version of DDT Was Forgotten. Could It Help Fight Malaria?
Scientists have rediscovered a compound developed by German researchers during World War II. It appears to be more effective and perhaps safer than DDT. [The compound, difluoro-diphenyl-trichloro-ethane is the same molecule as DDT, except with fluorine atoms replacing two of the chlorines.] What if, after the Allies won World War II, world health officials had […]Germany Pesticides
German Study: Alarming Levels of Dangerous Plastics in Children’s Bodies
Children from poorer families had more plastic residue in their bodies than those from higher-income homes. Plastic by-products were found in an alarming 97-100% of blood and urine samples from 2,500 children tested between 2014 and 2017, according to a new study by the German Environment Ministry and the Robert Koch Institute. Der Spiegel, the German […]Germany Perfluorinated chemicals
New laboratory study reveals that highly-toxic hydrofluoric and hydrochloric acids are released when PTFE burns
Munich / Frankfurt am Main – The independent institute Warringtonfire Frankfurt GmbH examines impact of incineration of PTFE, Polyurethane and Polyester membrane grades in an open fire in accordance with EN ISO 5659-2 (NBS smoke chamber). Given the growing global “tourism” of used clothing and textile waste, the results of the analysis are especially critical […]Germany Incineration Perfluorinated chemicals
Investigating Road Pollutants: Determining the Concentration of Fluorine Contaminants in Slag
Slag: A Useful Byproduct The combination of iron and steel slag when constructing roads may cause the presence of fluorine compounds present within the slag to seep into the environment and cause potentially toxic effects. Dominik Hahn, PhD candidate, department of Technical Chemistry at the University of Koblenz-Landau has developed a method by which the […]Germany Miscellaneous
Germany: The PFOA scandal in Altötting
The Bavarian town of Altötting has long claimed to have the region’s purest water. Nowadays many people think twice about consuming the water here. Studies have shown it’s contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA, which might cause cancer. *Watch 6 minute video of issue at https://www.dw.com/en/germany-the-pfoa-scandal-in-alt%C3%B6tting/av-47805394 Print PDFGermany Perfluorinated chemicals
Nollmotzite, the first natural uranium oxide containing fluorine.
Abstract: Nollmotzite (IMA2017-100), Mg[UV(UVIO2)2F3O4](H2O)4, is a new uranium oxide fluoride mineral found in the Clara mine, Black Forest Mountains, Germany. Electron microprobe analysis provided the empirical formula (Mg1.06Cu0.02)?1.08[UV(UVIO2)2O3.85F3.15][(H2O)3.69(OH)0.31]?4.00 based on three U and 15 O + F atoms per formula unit. Nollmotzite is monoclinic, space group Cm, with a = 7.1015 (12) Å, b = […]Germany Mining Industry Nuclear Industry
Intelligent Hybrids offer new solution for DWR
Nano-Care Deutschland, a leading specialist in the production of ready-to-use high-tech coatings, based in Saarwellingen, has developed Intelligent Hybrids, composed of PFC-free chemicals conforming with the Greenpeace campaign Detox and the ZDHC programme, to provide new hope for sustainability in the market for durable water repelling textile coatings (DWRs). “The big advantage of hybrid technologies […]Germany Fluorine Coatings
Fipronil: 900,000 eggs recalled in western Germany due to insecticide fears
Note from FAN: See more on Fipronil here; its molecular structure is: A huge quantity of eggs originating from Belgium has been recalled from shops in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), after testing found they contained high levels of an insecticide. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) announced on Monday that close to 900,000 eggs have […]Germany Pesticides