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2 years 8 months ago

Agent: Chemicals found in Saudi man's apartment

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors used scores of photographs to show jurors chemicals and other materials that FBI agents found inside of the apartment of a Saudi man accused of gathering bomb components at his Texas apartment. Photos presented Friday showed bottles of sulfuric acid and nitric acid, and other...

4 years 11 months ago

Study: Chemical exposure increases cancer risk

Women whose jobs expose them to certain chemicals in early adulthood may have an increased risk of breast cancer. Canadian researchers studied the effects of chemicals and pollutants on women who were diagnosed with breast cancer after menopause. Those exposed to synthetic fibers and petroleum products -- fuel-burning byproducts --...

4 years 11 months ago

EPA investigating flea and tick products

The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to improve the safety of flea and tick treatments after seeing a significant increase in pets harmed by the products. The EPA says it will develop stricter testing and evaluation requirements for topical flea and tick treatments. The agency also will begin reviewing...

5 years 5 months ago

Study: Road salt harming many urban streams

Many urban streams have become salty enough to harm aquatic life, largely because of salt used for deicing roads in the winter, according to a new government study released Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey studied urban streams and groundwater for levels of chloride, a component of salt, in 20...

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