The dying process typically takes place in developing countries like India and China, which don’t have stringent oversight on workers’ rights or environmental pollution. Historically, they have used natural dyes from plants like indigo, acacia, and myrobalan. But in recent decades, synthetic dyes made from harsh chemicals like formaldehyde and heavy metals like lead have become widespread because they dye fabrics quicker and more deeply. However, these have been found to be toxic to workers, causing cancer and discoloring skin, according to research from the Greenpeace Dextox Campaign and the European Chemicals Agency. And if these toxins end up in rivers and other water sources, they can pollute the drinking water and harm local communities. In China’s Xintang province, where 300 million pairs of jeans are dyed annually, the water is visibly polluted and scientists have found that residents suffer from higher than normal incidences of cancer, as well as gastric and … [Read more...] about Scientists are growing psychedelic cotton in the lab
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"Escort will continue to witness stability in demand owing to government support for the agricultural sector and good monsoon. We have a positive marking on Bosch for the being the leader in the Fuel injector system in regard to the BS6 transition and Minda industries for the benefits of censor and controllers," Nair said. … [Read more...] about July auto sales signal recovery: Should you buy stocks from the sector?
Sun Pharma Advanced Research CompanyStandalone Quarterly Resultsin Rs. Cr.Jun'20Mar'20Jun'19Net Sales/Income from operations185.4522.7117.32Other Operating Income------Total Income From Operations185.4522.7117.32EXPENDITUREConsumption of Raw Materials6.244.4910.14Purchase of Traded Goods------Increase/Decrease in Stocks------Power & Fuel------Employees Cost24.0024.3822.67Depreciation2.782.732.25Excise Duty------Admin. And Selling Expenses------R & D Expenses------Provisions And Contingencies------Exp. Capitalised------Other Expenses94.4392.2079.53P/L Before Other Inc. , Int., Excpt. Items & Tax58.00-101.09-97.27Other Income0.663.123.67P/L Before Int., Excpt. Items & Tax58.66-97.97-93.60Interest1.971.570.59P/L Before Exceptional Items & Tax56.69-99.54-94.19Exceptional Items------P/L Before Tax56.69-99.54-94.19Tax------P/L After Tax from Ordinary Activities56.69-99.54-94.19Prior Year Adjustments------Extra Ordinary Items------Net Profit/(Loss) For the … [Read more...] about Sun Pharma Adv Standalone June 2020 Net Sales at Rs 185.45 crore, up 970.73% Y-o-Y
For hundreds of years, the cause of disease was believed to be miasmas, or foul-smelling air. Eventually, in the 1880s, medical science realized invisible microorganisms were the source of contagion, and that germs could be quietly passed from person to person. Unlike miasmas, which could be identified through smell, germs moved undetected through crowded cities. They were everywhere. … [Read more...] about How creativity can help us navigate COVID-19: Lessons from the 19th century