NORCROSS, Ga., May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A recent lawsuit in California raises attention to fish oil supplement manufacturers distributing products containing illegal levels of the toxic chemical Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs).
The Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation conducted an experiment on 10 different fish oil supplements that all contained PCBs. Three out of the 10 supplements drastically exceeded the California legal daily carcinogen exposure limit of 90 nanograms.
Dynamic Adsorbents, Inc. (DAI), a Norcross, Ga. purveyor of purification products for the pharmaceutical industry, has launched a product specifically designed to remove PCBs from substances like fish oil supplements.
PCBs were banned in the 1970s after being linked to serious health complications including cancer, birth defects and disruption to the endocrine, reproduction, immune and nervous systems.
"Consumers who want the health benefits of fish oil shouldn't also have to take the health risks of an extremely toxic man-made chemical," said David Roe, a representative for the founders of the website http://www.fishoilsafety.com.
Despite the ban placed on PCBs over 30 years ago, the chemical still infiltrates our waterways, soil and air due to its resiliency.
DAI manufactures Alumina C, a specially designed alumina product that is chemically and physically modified with highly favorable properties for the collection and isolation of PCBs.
The contaminated fish oil commonly used for health promotion can be passed through columns packed with the product that immediately adsorbs the PCBs from the nutrient-rich substance on contact. The captured PCBs remain in the column and can be disposed of using appropriate destruction technology.
"Alumina C is just one example of Dynamic's unique ability to produce the highest-quality, lot-to-lot consistency and variety of alumina in its industry," said Mark Moskovitz, President and Chief Scientist.
DAI is able to modify the particle and pore sizes of alumina to specifically deal with a variety of environmental cleanup and pharmaceutical purification issues.
"Our mission has always been and will continue to be providing the best solutions to clients to deal with some of the most pressing issues affecting the health and safety of people all over the world," said Moskovitz.
For additional information on your environmental or pharmaceutical purification needs, please contact Gary Witman M.D. or visit http://www.dynamicadsorbents.com.
About Dynamic Adsorbents: DAI is a global industry leader in the separation and purification sciences that specializes in providing superior adsorbent and desiccant solutions.
DAI's team of scientists, researchers and medical experts wrote the book on alumina, setting the standard for how it is graded and used today. According to independent lab tests, DAI boasts the highest quality, quality control and lot-to-lot consistency of alumina in its industry.
DAI's alumina can provide superior solutions for applications including: the removal of toxic metals from water, PCB removal, gas and liquid dehydration and pharmaceutical purifying and decolorization. DAI also offers the highest-quality protection against bacteria, viruses and fungi thanks to its patented technology.
Contact: Gary Witman, M.D., Technical Services Dynamic Adsorbents, Inc.
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