‘Plastic micro beads’ to be removed from soap
Football players from theUniversityofTennesseevisited Childrens Hospital at Erlanger to present Beads read this of Courage to pediatric oncology patients.The Vols wore Beads of Courage on their shoestrings during the Tennessee-Georgia game and presented those beads to the pediatric cancer patients this week. More than 30,000 children coping with serious illness participate in the Beads of Courage Program that gifts children with colorful beads, which symbolize the many treatments and procedures pediatric patients endure as they cope with serious illnesses. Members of the team who visited Childrens Hospital made bracelets from the beads with pediatric oncology patients wholesale beads and their families. The beads worn by the Vols during the Tennessee-Georgia game are known as Act of Courage Beads. These are special handmade beads given to honor and acknowledge milestones in a childs treatment journey.
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Scientists: Meteorite Beads Oldest Example of Metalwork
A Sign of Ancient Welding In addition to being the oldest discovered artifacts made from meteoric iron, these beads provide novel insight into Egyptian civilization that predates the Iron Age by 2,000 years. Rehren says the beads are the earliest known sign of metalwork, suggesting that people at that time had already mastered the art of blacksmithing. (See: ” Egypt Mummy Pictures: Scans Show Ancient Heart Disease .”) The beads were created from rolling a very thin sheet of metal into a tube. Because meteoric iron is as tough as stainless steel, the process is precise. The brittle iron must be cooled extremely slowly to make sure it does not crack.
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“We still don’t have a very clear handle on the quantities that organisms might be ingesting,” Thompson said. There is no evidence yet for harmful effects on humans, but there hasn’t been much research in this area, Thompson said. Health.com: Create a cranberry face mask Thompson applauded Unilever’s action to address the issue. He pointed out that the plastics will not degrade over time naturally, so more and more of them accumulate in the environment every year. “I think the potential for broader harmful effects — a wider range of organisms, potentially including us — is only going to increase unless we do something about it,” he said.
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