Contact Lenses

House votes to order EPA to limit chemicals in water

The House on Wednesday approved a bill setting time limits for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement drinking water regulations for so-called forever chemicals. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, are widely used man-made compounds found in manufacturing and consumer products such as Scotchguard, flame retardant materials, …

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10 things you never knew about petroleum

From OPEC to American shale, from hydraulic fracturing to negative oil prices, from endless political debates to inventories, the fossil fuel industry never runs out of headlines. But the industry has some lesser-known goodies that might surprise even the most discerning connoisseur of the petroleum industry. In no particular order, …

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Ackman’s withdrawal could be a SPAC mood killer

A deal for Universal Music, yes, but not through the much-vaunted SPAC route. As has been widely reported, hedge fund titan Bill Ackman has abandoned his plan to take a stake in Universal Music Group through a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC). And the stumbling block was probably due to: …

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How to prepare for tornado season

Tornado season 2021 With over 1,000 occurrences each year, the United States has the strongest, most violent, and frequent tornado events in the world. Although they are more prevalent in certain areas of the country, there is no state that has not been affected by a tornado, so it is …

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How it will impact you!

All the talk about oil replacement in one generation is quite unrealistic. This segment of What’s Ahead highlights that more than 6,000 products are petroleum-based, ranging from refrigerators, computers, insecticides and soft contact lenses to ballpoint pens, handbags, deodorants, lipsticks, perfumes, toothbrushes. and toothpastes. Moreover, actually replacing fossil fuels would …

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Go beyond correcting refractive errors

Released in April 2021, the British Contact Lens Association’s evidence-based academic contact lens reports provide a global consensus on contact lens practice and research. The final report focuses on the contact lens technologies of the future,1 and, as underlined Optometry Times® ” recent conversation with report chairman Prof Lyndon Jones, …

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