Study reports decline in exposure to flame retardants among children after phase-out

April 4, 2018 Exposure to flame retardants once widely used in consumer products has been falling, according to a new study by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. The researchers are the first to show that levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) measured in children […]

High number of concussion-related symptoms and head impacts found among theater personnel

April 4, 2018 A recent study released by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows a stunning number of participants not only experienced concussion-related symptoms and head impacts but also continued performing either without reporting the incident or without receiving the recommended care. These participants were not taking part in any sporting contest at […]

Covestro’s Makrolon polycarbonate offers many advantages for corrective lenses

April 4, 2018 Polycarbonate is the ideal lens material for corrective eyeglasses and sunglasses due to its light weight, impact resistance, durability and comfort. However, not all polycarbonate for eyewear applications is created equal. Lens-quality grades of Makrolon® polycarbonate from Covestro offer excellent optical properties, high mechanical strength, comfort and toughness. When original equipment manufacturer […]