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  • Highly Elevated Serum Concentrations of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Fishery Employees from Tangxun Lake, China

    Highly Elevated Serum Concentrations of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Fishery Employees from Tangxun Lake, China

    Increasing production and use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) has been reported from China, and a few studies have shown there are subpopulations in China with high and increasing exposure to these chemicals. In this paper, we present ...

    Zhen Zhou;Yali Shi;Robin Vestergren;Thanh Wang;Yong Liang;Yaqi Cai

  • The Arctic: Forest fires cause of concern

    The Arctic: Forest fires cause of concern

    Large and increasingly frequent forest fires in boreal regions world wide are the primary cause of atmospheric long range transport of particles into the Arctic.  In a scientific paper published in The Journal of Geophysical Research 9th June 2006, ...

    Andreas Stohl

  • Forests health condition is improving

    Forests health condition is improving

    The trees health condition in Norwegian forests have improved for most of the country. The tendency from previous years are continuing. The exception is the territory Østlandet (south-east of Norway) where there have been a decline for spruce. The ...

  • Svalbard: 25 procent increase in greenhouse gases

    Svalbard: 25 procent increase in greenhouse gases

    The concentration of the greenhouse gases hydrofluoro-carbons (HFC) in the atmosphere above Svalbard have increased with 25% in 2003. This is described in a new research report the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) has compiled for the ...

  • Fact sheet about brominated flame retardants

    Fact sheet about brominated flame retardants

    Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are a group of organic compounds used as additives to electronic equipments, furnitures, textiles, plastics and isolation materials for their flame retardant properties.