July 1, 1993 |
The state health department has declared another industrial site in East Whiteland a public health hazard because of chemicals contaminating ground water, but it was unable to say what the effect of drinking the water would be. Using data gathered from soil borings and ground water samples taken between four and five years ago, the Department of Health report has said that the site of the Foote Mineral Co. represents a health hazard to humans based...
May 22, 2003 |
Lithium, a drug commonly prescribed for manic depression, may also slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to University of Pennsylvania scientists. The Penn researchers tested lithium on mice genetically engineered to develop a form of Alzheimer's disease. They found the drug prevented the buildup of protein deposits, called plaques, that are characteristic of Alzheimer's and perhaps responsible for the devastating mental decline associated with it. The findings are published in today's issue of the journal Nature.
November 14, 1991 |
LOST IN SPACE Men, sexual desire truly spaces you out. When a man's sexual desire is at its highest, his spatial abilities - being able to solve problems such as arranging objects or finding hidden figures in complex designs - are at their lowest, according to a Canadian study reported at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. HEEDLESS DRINKERS Many of you still don't get it. Drinkers increasingly are noticing the warnings on alcoholic beverage containers, but the messages' sobering effects seem slight, according to studies presented at an American Public Health Association meeting.
January 31, 2013 |
TOKYO - All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines said they replaced lithium-ion batteries in their Boeing 787 Dreamliners on multiple occasions before a battery-overheating incident led to the worldwide grounding of the jets. ANA said Wednesday that it replaced batteries on its 787 aircraft about 10 times because they failed to charge properly or showed other problems and that it informed Boeing about the swaps. Japan Airlines said it had also replaced lithium-ion batteries on its 787 jets, but couldn't immediately give details.
October 8, 1989 |
The closing is at least a year away, but concerns about the need for cleanup are hovering over Cyprus Foote Mineral Co. in Frazer nonetheless. The company has hired Weston Environmental Consultants of West Chester to conduct a study of the possible contamination at the property, and residents have launched their own study of sorts to determine just what Foote might leave behind when it goes. "We want to look into it, find out what's there," said one resident, Paula Kocher.
May 15, 1993 |
William L. Dyson, 77, a successful surgeon who took up psychiatry when he was 50 and was one of the first doctors to use lithium to treat manic- depressive illness, died Wednesday at his home overlooking the second fairway at Pine Valley (N.J.) Golf Club. "He was one of the first people in Philadelphia to use (lithium)," said his wife, Susan Wise Dyson. She said he had read about its accidental discovery by an Australian doctor and began to use it at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine about 1966.
April 10, 1994 |
A Malvern company with a long history in Chester County is closing its operations here and moving to North Carolina, a move that will cost 40 people their jobs. In June, Cyprus Foote Mineral will move its headquarters and research and development operations to Kings Mountain, N.C., one of four other U.S. facilities it operates. But the firm will continue to be involved in the cleanup of one of its Chester County properties, which was declared a hazardous-waste site last summer.
July 18, 2010
The newest LED Sport Vest from Nite Ize makes walking or cycling at night safer. The lightweight, black nylon mesh vest has bright-red, battery-powered, LED- illuminated stripes front and back to announce your presence even in darkness. It has a white reflective stripe intended to make the wearer conspicuous in the glow of headlights or streetlights. This vest can be a lifesaver on unlit roads or at dusk. A power button at the shoulder controls whether the LED lights glow or flash.
August 17, 1989 |
A relatively peaceful meeting of the East Whiteland supervisors turned tense Monday night when residents accused a board member of voting for the housing proposal of his former employer. After the board unanimously approved final plans for the 52-unit Wyckfield subdivision, a resident stood up and declared that Supervisor Ronald Knabb had once worked as an architect for developer Lewis Brandolini. "I can't believe you sat here and voted for your boss!" said Martin Lutz, a member of the Concerned Citizens of East Whiteland.
May 18, 1987 |
Foote Mineral Co. of Exton has decided to discontinue its efforts to find a buyer for the company. In the last two years, Foote Mineral, which supplies chemicals and metals to steel and foundry companies, has reported losses of more than $40 million and sales have slipped from $164 million in 1984 to $106 million in 1986. Last Thursday, the company reported that first-quarter sales slipped even further, dropping more than 24 percent below those of the first quarter of last year.