HSE seeks experts to join its REACH Independent Scientific Expert Pool

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking scientific and technical experts in chemical risk assessment and socioeconomic analysis to join its new multidisciplinary REACH Independent Scientific Expert Pool (RISEP).

The EU REACH Regulation has been brought into UK law under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. REACH (Registration, Evaluation,

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The Israel Missile Defense Organization and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency Commence Development of the Arrow-4 Weapon System

From Global Security.org

Defense Minister, Benny Gantz: "Along with the development of vital offensive capabilities, the defense establishment is constantly working to defend Israel's skies against ballistic threats through the ongoing development of its multi-layered [missile defense] array. The development of Arrow-4 together with our American partners will result in...

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Beirut 'lucky' to escape a second explosion

Michael Wentler, a chemical expert managing Combi Lift's Beirut operation, has said Lebanon only escaped a second chemical inferno by chance. He commented that thousands of litres of dangerous substances stored in decaying containers for more than a decade at the port had turned the area into a minefield of chemical hazards.

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FLIR Systems Announces Upgraded FLIR identiFINDER R440, Next-Generation Handheld Radionuclide Identification Device

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced the launch of the upgraded FLIR identiFINDER® R440, the next-generation of its field-trusted premium handheld radiation detection system. The new identiFINDER R440 delivers dramatically improved resolution and sensitivity, so operators can identify and respond to radiological threats faster and with greater accuracy.

The R440 now...

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Smiths Detection’s BioFlash shown to detect airborne COVID-19

Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, today reports that its BioFlash® Biological Identifier is capable of detecting SARS-CoV-2 in the air following tests conducted by the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID).

The tests were performed using live SARS-CoV-2 virus in a...

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Experts call for action on chemical and biological security governance after the pandemic

A new report by six leading experts warns that the international treaties intended to protect the world against the threats of chemical and biological weapons, are in urgent need of strengthening.

The report, Biological and Chemical Security After COVID-19: Options for Strengthening the Chemical and Biological Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Regimes highlights the...

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Serstech introduces Serstech Rental

Starting today, Serstech is offering its customers the option to rent complete solutions for chemical identification. The solutions include instruments, substance libraries, software and accessories and allow police, border control and other customer groups to quickly increase their capabilities and efficiency.

The additional value a rental solution provides are flexibility,

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Hands-On Radiation Training Without Live Sources with Argon

In this case study from Argon, Ken Cochran, Radiological Specialist for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) explains how the introduction of Argon's simulator-based technology enriched the agency’s hands-on training capability by enhancing the ability for trainees to actually “see” the manner in which radiation behaves and to experience the ease with which it can...

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U.S. House of Representatives releases report on toxic heavy metals in baby foods

On November 6, 2019, following reports alleging high levels of toxic heavy metals in baby foods, the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy requested internal documents and test results from seven of the largest manufacturers of baby food in the United States, including both makers of organic and conventional products. 

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