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Processed meat linked to higher risk of premature death

A new large-scale research study suggests that excessive consumption of processed meat is linked to increased risk of premature death, including from causes such as heart disease and cancer.
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Emergency crews respond to chemical fire at Utah lab

The company was cooking four types of acids at high temperatures to make bromine when the cooking appliance overheated and caught fire.
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Horse meat processing facility to be approved in New Mexico

While the scandal in Europe over horse meat pushed to the market as beef is still developing, a horse slaughtering plant may open in New Mexico and become the first authorized facility in the United States since 2007 to produce horse meat suitable for human consumption.
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BPA increases risk of asthma in children, study finds

Shortly after the World Health Organization released its report warning of the potential hazards from exposure to synthetic chemicals, a new study has linked exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) to higher chances of developing asthma.
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Ethane fuels growth in US petrochemical industry

The U.S. petrochemical industry is expecting growth in the first half of 2013, compared to the previous six-month period, mostly due to the increase in use of ethane as the key ethylene feedstock.
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Bayer confident of business growth with new drugs

German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer has developed an ambitious program that aims to cement the company's position among the leading names in the global pharmaceutical industry.
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Yale study links exposure to PFCs with osteoarthritis in women

A new study from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies has linked exposure to perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) with osteoarthritis.
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EPA recognizes Eastman Chemical for energy efficiency improvements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Eastman Chemical Company as a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for strategically managing and improving energy efficiency during 2012.
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US petrochemical industry expands position as leading producer

New investment is expanding the U.S. petrochemical industry's position as a global producer, Steve Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, said in a speech at the IHS CERAWeek 2013 conference.
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North Sea oil and gas investments reach highest level in 30 years

According to the latest Oil & Gas UK 2013 Activity Survey, investments in the sector in the North Sea have reached their highest level for more than three decades.
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