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a colorless toxic flammable liquid used in the synthesis of nylon

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Contract award: installation furan dioxin measurements devices on the plant colombes.
The EU, for example, does not recycle plastics from electronic waste because they want to avoid the risk of releasing furans and dioxins into the environment.
Scientists led by Javier Santos, a professor at the Department of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Barcelona said in the journal <em>Food Chemistry</em> that higher concentrations of furans are found in espresso (43a[euro]146 nanograms per mililitre) than in coffee made in drip coffee makers, with normal coffee getting higher readings (20a[euro]78 ng/ml) than decaffeinated coffee (14a[euro]65 ng/ml).
Dioxins and furans are by-products and impurities generated during human activities such as industrial, municipal, and domestic incineration/combustion and the manufacture of chlorinated phenols and other chlorinated chemicals like PCP (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [ATS DR], 1994, 1998; Dougherty, 1978; Webster & Commoner, 2003).
Not only that, but the bacterium produces furan dicarboxylic acid (FCDA) from HMF, which can act as precursor in the production of PET.
Dioxin and furan compounds are often by-products of PCB formulation, and prior to 1977 many paints and plasticizers were formulated with PCBs to improve water and chemical resistance.
It finds that lead, mercury, PCBs, dioxins and furans, phthalates, and manganese are substances of either significant or emerging concern.
EPAX AS has lowered the acceptable level for dioxins, furans and dioxin-like PCBs from 7.
Secondary aluminum plants must test for emissions of dioxins and furans, both hazardous air pollutants.
The district will also try to find equipment to follow up with several days of testing for dioxins, furans, PCBs and hydrochloric acid - toxic contaminants that have been found in the lab soil.
The agreement resolves an EPA administrative complaint filed last September alleging that, among other things, Spectro emitted excessive amounts of hazardous dioxins, furans and hydrochloric acid from its furnaces and scrap dryers.
Comparison of lipid-adjusted dioxins and furans in oysters (Crassostrea virginica) from this study with those collected from seafood markets and grocery stores in southern Mississippi in 1997 shows dioxin and furan contamination about 1.
agencies in many countries use to calculate the risks posed by dioxins and dioxinlike chemicals, which include furans and some PCBs.
This WTC dust exhibits a unique profile and contains numerous hazardous materials, including, among others, asbestos, lead, mercury, other heavy metals, PCBs and furans, and many of these contaminants are found widely dispersed inside 130 Liberty Street at levels up to thousands of times greater than would be expected in a New York City Class A office building.