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  • n. Plural form of xylene.


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  • Ethylbenzene was detected in all 12 blood samples from Gulf residents at high levels and 11 of the 12 individuals had relatively high concentrations of xylenes.

    Blood Tests Of Gulf Residents Reveal Alarming Levels Of Toxic Chemicals

  • A 1991 EPA Site Inspection Report completed by Haliburton documents several contaminated waste cleanups (i.e., wastes from on-site industrial dumps, plant contamination, soil containing TCE, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes and petroleum hydrocarbons from underground storage tank cleanups, and wastes from a train derailment) from mostly white areas in Dickson County were trucked to the landfill on Eno Road.

    Sept. 5 Labor Day ���Call to End Toxic Racism��� Rally in Dickson, Tennessee

  • But actually, toluene and the xylenes make up the bulk of aromatic compounds in air pollution.

    Hot Buttered

  • Other important primary pollutants include heavy metals, such as mercury, cadmium and arsenic; VOCs, such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); and some persistent organic pollutants (POPs), such as dioxins and furans.

    Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4)~ Chapter 2

  • According to Gowanus Lounge the toxic chemicals Whole Foods will have to deal with include (but, hey are probably not limited to): volatile organic compounds and semi-volatile organic compounds (including napthalene and mixed xylenes), metals, benzene, acenaphthene, phenol and lead.

    Welcome To The Future Home Of The Hazmat Whole Foods - The Consumerist

  • Like benzene, the homologous aromatic hydrocarbons, toluene, xylenes, etc. fix directly six hydrogen atoms to produce the corresponding cyclic compounds; phenol is transformed into cyclohexanol, aniline into cyclohexylamine.

    Paul Sabatier - Nobel Lecture

  • It found "high concentrations" of benzene, xylenes, gasoline- and diesel-like substances, in shallow wells near those surface pits.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • In its two years of sampling the pits and the monitoring wells, the EPA found benzene, xylenes, diesel and other hydrocarbon compounds in the water.

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  • These decades-old pits, which are obviously no longer used, have nothing to do with hydraulic fracturing. page xi: Detection of high concentrations of benzene, xylenes, gasoline range organics, diesel range organics, and total purgeable hydrocarbons in ground water samples from shallow monitoring wells near pits indicates that pits are a source of shallow ground water contamination in the area of investigation. News

  • (Refineries make benzene by the catalytic reforming of naphtha, a process that also produces toluene and xylenes as co-products.)

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