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Newby Teas: Why A Safe, Transparent Alternative In Today’s Global Tea Economy Is Vital.
FAN Note: This article contains some good information about fluoride in tea. For nations across the globe, the tea trade is seen as a powerful driver of the economy. In addition to the industry’s unlimited offerings that have been able to satisfy consumers’ every whim, tea has also garnered the reputation that it is a […]International
IADR Position Statement on Community Water Fluoridatio
“IADR encourages dental health professionals to sensitize the public about the benefits of CWF to ensure sustained municipal water fluoridation…” Position Statement on Community Water Fluoridation Authors: L.G. Do, J.A. Cury, P. James, P.A. Mossey, F.V. Zohoori, C.H. Fox, and M.K.S. Charles-Ayinde The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) supports community water fluoridation as a […]International
Breakthrough research could destroy ‘forever chemicals’
Chemists have made a major advancement in efforts to break down certain so-called forever chemicals, according to headline-grabbing new research that still comes saddled with notable caveats, including scalability. Northwestern University researchers announced yesterday that they had pinpointed a method to break apart a group of PFAS compounds without using either extreme temperatures or energy […]International Perfluorinated chemicals
Top 20 countries in population potentially affected by fluoride concentrations in groundwater greater than 1.5mg/L.
The following information comes from: Podgorski, J., Berg, M. Global analysis and prediction of fluoride in groundwater. Nature Communications 13, 4232 (2022). Read the full-text study at https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-31940-x (also in pdf) Excerpts: Table 1. Top 20 countries in population potentially affected by fluoride concentrations in groundwater greater than 1.5mg/L. Open in a separate window Rank […]International
Fluorinated Materials as Positive Electrodes for Li- and Na-Ion Batteries
Abstract Fluorine is known to be a key element for various components of batteries since current electrolytes rely on Li-ion salts having fluorinated ions and electrode binders are mainly based on fluorinated polymers. Metal fluorides or mixed anion metal fluorides (mainly oxyfluorides) have also gained a substantial interest as active materials for the electrode redox […]International Batteries
A new biosynthesis method has been developed to produce antibiotics from natural substances
A research team with members from Goethe University Frankfurt and the University of Michigan in the USA is using bacterial biosynthesis to produce an antibiotic containing fluorine –The technology is being commercialized by a startup Goethe University Frankfurt image: Scientists working at Goethe University Frankfurt have created an enzyme capable of producing fluorinated antibiotics via a […]International Pharmaceuticals
PFOA in rain worldwide exceeds EPA advisory level
Amounts of PFAS in precipitation called “practically irreversible” Credit: Shutterstock Even in remote areas, precipitation contains levels of PFOA higher than the EPA recommends for drinking water, reserachers say. Rain and snow around the world contain higher concentrations of a toxic, persistent industrial chemical than the US Environmental Protection Agency’s advisory level for the substance […]United States, ACSH International Perfluorinated chemicals
Hydrometallurgical stepwise separation of alumina and recovery of aluminum fluoride from waste anode cover material of aluminum electrolysis
Abstract Anode cover material holds marked importance owing to its effect of maintaining the thermal balance of aluminum reduction cells, and is categorized as solid waste because of its continuous accumulation. However, cover materials contain large amounts of alumina and fluoride; thus, can be considered for strategic resource recovery. This research has developed a process […]International Aluminum Industry
Op-ed: Are we getting dumber?
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals are an assault on children’s developing brains. Brain function, especially in children, is often evaluated by intelligence tests resulting in an Intelligence Quotient or “IQ.” IQ scores, after having increased for most of the 20th century, have been going down since the mid-1990s. The decline is well documented across Europe, the U.S. and […]International
Outcomes Following Taxation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Key Points Question What are the outcomes of implemented sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes around the world? Findings In this systematic review of 86 studies and a meta-analysis of 62 studies, implemented SSB taxes were associated with higher prices of targeted beverages (tax pass-through of 82%) and 15% lower SSB sales, with a price elasticity of […]International