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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Chemicals

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# Lebanon
I knew of chemicals weeks before Beirut blast, says Lebanon’s president
Michel Aoun said he ordered action to be taken at the time but he has no authority over the port.
# Whistleblowers
Air Corps whistleblower claims death toll from chemical-linked illnesses surpasses 72
Chronic fatigue, depression and anxiety are just some of the conditions the whistleblower has been living with for over a decade.
# sanofi
Two people injured in chemical incident at laboratory in Waterford
The incident happened in a laboratory at the Sanofi Waterford site at around 11.20am.
# Fatal
At least six dead and several seriously injured following explosion at Czech chemical plant
The incident happened in the northern town of Kralupy-nad-Vltavou.
# Water station
This tiny Michigan town is in a giant water fight with Nestlé
Residents are complaining that Nestlé’s water extraction techniques are ruining the environment.
# Research
Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal
Researchers found US poultry – washed in up to four chemical disinfectants – does not meet EU safety standards.
# Safety
Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals
The Health and Safety Authority has today launched a nationwide inspection campaign.
# chemical exposure
Alleged Air Corps chemical exposure victims call for investigator to be replaced
Christopher O’Toole was a senior advisor to the Attorney General – a body named as the defendant in court documents.
# Bangladesh
Firefighters struggle to contain blaze after factory explosion kills at least 25 people
Some 70 others were injured in the incident in Bangladesh, many critically.
# Alert
Thieves stole a potentially lethal chemical from a Dublin vet
The euthatal was taken last week.
# chin chin cheroo
A new injection could 'cure' double chins
Assuming you think a double chin is a terrible thing worth curing, obvs.
Eight workers taken to hospital after chemical leak at Dublin plant
The company has said it was a small localised leak and an investigation has now been launched.
# danger danger
No evidence 'deadly fake vodka' has arrived in Ireland but be careful what you buy
Vodka with dangerous chemicals has been found in the UK and an Irish watchdog has said people in this party season should be vigilant about where they get their alcohol.
# Chemicals
US study finds link between pesticides and autism
The study found pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides are applied had two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.
# Chemicals
EPA accused by Senator of not acting on carcinogens released from Portlaoise plant
John Whelan says the EPA is ‘asleep at the wheel’.
# vapour leak
25 children treated after chemical fumes incident at swimming pool
Six children were transferred from the pool at NUI Maynooth to Crumlin and Tallaght Hospitals as a precautionary measure.
# Neurology
Toxins in everyday items linked with ADHD and other brain development disorders
Experts say they are worried that children are being exposed to chemicals that are “silently eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviours, truncating future achievements, and damaging societies”.
# Barbecue
Not to ruin your weekend, but your BBQ might give you cancer
Research shows that your barbcue may be cooking up some dangerous chemicals, but don’t worry, we have tips on how to avoid it.
# Pregnancy
Pregnant women 'should avoid ready meals, shower gel and new cars'
The guidance from a group of obstetricians and gynaecologists in the UK has been widely criticised.
# casualties
1 dead, 49 injured as 'toxic chemical' train derails in Belgium
The freight train was carrying highly toxic chemicals when it derailed and exploded.
# Texas
VIDEO: Live local TV news coverage of the Texas explosion
Watch live video from the local CBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth as it covers the explosion at a chemical plant in West.
# Texas
Several killed, and over 100 injured, in explosion at Texas fertiliser plant
A fertiliser plant in West, Texas, exploded following a fire – damaging buildings several blocks away.
# Cancer
Plastic chemical may expose foetuses to cancer
Bisphenol A is a common component of plastic bottles and the linings of food cans
# Defence Forces
Army called to Cavan school over unstable chemical
The bomb disposal team was deployed to Loreto College in Cavan Town.
# Cork
Potentially dangerous chemicals from stricken German ship head for Cork coast
The containers are from the MSC Flaminia, which caught fire in the mid Atlantic in July.
# danger
EU brings in new rules on public awareness of industrial hazards
Member states have to draw up emergency plans for areas surrounding industrial plants who work with large quantities of dangerous substances.
# warning
Garda warning after dangerous chemicals stolen from factory in Limerick
Two white drums of caustic soda – which is extremely dangerous if it is inhaled or touches skin – were stolen overnight.
# Bomb Squad
Army team makes safe unstable chemicals at Dundalk IT
The chemicals were found during a routine audit at DKIT this afternoon.
# Chemicals
Bomb disposal team called to Thurles chemist after discovery of unstable acid
A controlled explosion was carried out on a quantity of the unstable Picric Acid.
# Trade
Imports and exports down in February – CSO
Ireland’s trade surplus declined by €197 million over the first two months of 2012, with both exports and imports falling.
Voices
Column: We should be wary of GM foods, if the past has taught us anything
In the past received wisdom was to blanket our fields in chemicals, writes Walter Ryan-Purcell – so what does that tell us for today?
# Unstable Chemicals
Controlled explosion carried out at Dublin school
It follows the discovery of an unstable chemical during a routine audit of a secondary school lab in Glasnevin earlier today.
# Unstable Chemicals
Bomb squad carry out controlled explosions in Dublin and Cork schools
The Army Bomb Disposal Team was called to two secondary schools today after the same unstable chemical was found.
# Chemicals
Controlled explosion carried out on chemicals in Celbridge
The Army Bomb Disposal team was called out to the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory today, following the discovery of unstable Picric Acid.
# Chemical
Army called in after unstable chemical found at Meath school
The Irish Defence Forces carried out a controlled explosion after the chemical was discovered during a routine audit.
# Picric Acid
Army bomb disposal team deals with chemical at Tralee IT
A small quantity of picric acid, which can become unstable over time, is found during a routine audit of chemicals.
# what the frack?
Everything you ever needed to know about fracking
‘Fracking’ could soon begin in Ireland after sparking angry protests all over the world. So what’s all the fuss about – and what is it?
# Chemicals
Unstable acid made safe in Limerick by army bomb disposal team
The Defence Forces team carried out a controlled explosion on a quantity of unstable Picric Acid in Kilmallock this morning.
# English Channel
Chemical tanker brought to Brest after collision
No pollution found as tanker carrying petroleum product collides with another tanker.