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# chemicals - Monday 21 January, 2019

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.

# chemicals - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

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.

# chemicals - Thursday 22 March, 2018

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.

# chemicals - Sunday 11 February, 2018

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.

# chemicals - Monday 18 December, 2017

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.

# chemicals - Monday 11 September, 2017

Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals

The Health and Safety Authority has today launched a nationwide inspection campaign.

# chemicals - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

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.

# chemicals - Saturday 10 September, 2016

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.

# chemicals - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Thieves stole a potentially lethal chemical from a Dublin vet

The euthatal was taken last week.

# chemicals - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge A new injection could 'cure' double chins Chin Chin Cheroo

A new injection could 'cure' double chins

Assuming you think a double chin is a terrible thing worth curing, obvs.

# chemicals - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Eight workers taken to hospital after chemical leak at Dublin plant

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.

# chemicals - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

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 - Monday 23 June, 2014

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 - Friday 11 April, 2014

EPA accused by Senator of not acting on carcinogens released from Portlaoise plant

John Whelan says the EPA is ‘asleep at the wheel’.

# chemicals - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

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.

# chemicals - Saturday 15 February, 2014

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”.

# chemicals - Saturday 8 June, 2013

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.

# chemicals - Thursday 6 June, 2013

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.

# chemicals - Sunday 5 May, 2013

1 dead, 49 injured as 'toxic chemical' train derails in Belgium

The freight train was carrying highly toxic chemicals when it derailed and exploded.

# chemicals - Thursday 18 April, 2013

VIDEO: Live local TV news coverage of the Texas explosion Texas This post contains videos

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.

Several killed, and over 100 injured, in explosion at Texas fertiliser plant Texas This post contains videos

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.

# chemicals - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Plastic chemical may expose foetuses to cancer

Bisphenol A is a common component of plastic bottles and the linings of food cans

# chemicals - Friday 12 October, 2012

Army called to Cavan school over unstable chemical

The bomb disposal team was deployed to Loreto College in Cavan Town.

# chemicals - Saturday 15 September, 2012

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.

# chemicals - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

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.

# chemicals - Friday 20 July, 2012

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.

# chemicals - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Army team makes safe unstable chemicals at Dundalk IT

The chemicals were found during a routine audit at DKIT this afternoon.

# chemicals - Thursday 7 June, 2012

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.

# chemicals - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

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.

# chemicals - Monday 9 April, 2012

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?

# chemicals - Monday 13 February, 2012

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.

# chemicals - Friday 23 September, 2011

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 - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

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.

# chemicals - Friday 5 August, 2011

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.

# chemicals - Friday 8 July, 2011

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.

# chemicals - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

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 - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

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.

# chemicals - Saturday 9 October, 2010

Chemical tanker brought to Brest after collision

No pollution found as tanker carrying petroleum product collides with another tanker.