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Panel Confirms Widespread Use of Humidifier Disinfectants in Military

Panel Confirms Widespread Use of Humidifier Disinfectants in Military

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Humidifier disinfectants, suspected to have been a cause for at least dozens of deaths, were widely used in military barracks and hospitals in the early 2000s, a state-funded agency revealed Monday, raising speculation that a large number of service members could have been exposed to the chemicals. The Special [...]

Baby Bottles Made of Plant Material a Reality with New Bioplastics

Baby Bottles Made of Plant Material a Reality with New Bioplastics

DAEJEON, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A research team at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology has developed high-strength and thermal resisting super bioplastics that do not contain any harmful chemicals. Thanks to its unrivaled convenience, plastic, which is widely used in our society, has recently been cited as the main culprit for environmental [...]

S. Korea Discovers Bacteria Capable of Biodegrading Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals

S. Korea Discovers Bacteria Capable of Biodegrading Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean biologists have discovered bacteria with outstanding capabilities to biodegrade endocrine-disrupting chemicals known to obstruct the excretion of hormones in the human body. The Nakdonggang National Institute of Biological Resources announced on Monday that it has discovered bacteria that can biodegrade phthalate, an endocrine disruptor. Newly named as [...]

Consumers Turn to Chemical-Free Bug Repellants

Consumers Turn to Chemical-Free Bug Repellants

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Once again summer is back, and with it, mosquitos. But amid the ceaseless public fear of products containing chemicals, bug sprays are proving to be no exception.  In contrast, non-chemical products such as mosquito nets and herb plants have become popular among shoppers.  According to 11ST, an e-commerce platform, [...]