Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsThu, 23 Nov 2017 16:54:07 GMT US teens most likely to use more than one tobacco product, survey finds A recent US survey has found that teenagers who use a tobacco product are the most likely to use multiple forms, such as: hookahs, pipes, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-teens-most-likely-to-use-more-than-one-tobacco-product-survey-finds-03813 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-teens-most-likely-to-use-more-than-one-tobacco-product-survey-finds-03813 Many senior oil and gas professionals want to expand business outside the industry Many senior oil and gas professionals want to expand business outside the industry: According to a recent oil and gas industry survey, approximately half of senior professionals in the sector expect that their companies will expand their opportunities outside of the oil and gas industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-senior-oil-and-gas-professionals-want-to-expand-business-outside-the-industry-03530 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-senior-oil-and-gas-professionals-want-to-expand-business-outside-the-industry-03530 Clean Air Act backed by 65 per cent of Brits, survey finds Clean Air Act backed by 65 per cent of Brits, survey finds: According to a recent market research study into air pollution, more than 50 per cent of Britons feel that air pollution levels across the United Kingdom are harming their health and a further 65 per cent would be in favour of the introduction of new laws to help combat the problem. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Clean-Air-Act-backed-by-65-per-cent-of-Brits-survey-finds-03521 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Clean-Air-Act-backed-by-65-per-cent-of-Brits-survey-finds-03521 Researchers warn that toxic air pollution is leading cause of premature death Researchers warn that toxic air pollution is leading cause of premature death: According to recent research, toxic air pollution is the top environmental cause of preventable premature death, beating heart disease, smoking and unhealthy diets. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Researchers-warn-that-toxic-air-pollution-is-leading-cause-of-premature-death-03453 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Researchers-warn-that-toxic-air-pollution-is-leading-cause-of-premature-death-03453 Just one third of plastic packaging is recycled, survey finds Just one third of plastic packaging is recycled, survey finds: According to new research, just one third of plastic packaging used in consumer products is recycled every year, with the remaining two thirds being sent to a landfill site or incinerated. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-one-third-of-plastic-packaging-is-recycled-survey-finds-03422 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-one-third-of-plastic-packaging-is-recycled-survey-finds-03422 Air pollution claims tens of thousands of UK lives per year Air pollution claims tens of thousands of UK lives per year: According to a recent pollution study, conducted by the Clean Air Alliance, there is a widespread sense of concern in the UK surrounding air pollution, which has been said to claim tens of thousands of lives every year in the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Air-pollution-claims-tens-of-thousands-of-UK-lives-per-year-03380 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Air-pollution-claims-tens-of-thousands-of-UK-lives-per-year-03380 Survey finds Brexit likely to affect compliance costs in chemical industry Survey finds Brexit likely to affect compliance costs in chemical industry: According to warnings from the Chemical Business Association (CBA), the cost of regulatory compliance for operators within the chemical distribution industry will increase further, with Brexit being unlikely to bring any notable regulation changes to the chemical industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brexit-likely-to-affect-compliance-costs-in-chemical-industry-03343 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brexit-likely-to-affect-compliance-costs-in-chemical-industry-03343 Dangerous chemicals in household cleaners heighten risk of lung damage Dangerous chemicals in household cleaners heighten risk of lung damage: Scientists from the University of Bergen have revealed that those who regularly clean their homes put themselves at a 14 per cent higher risk of their lungs deteriorating over the next 20 years, due to being exposed to harmful chemicals in household cleaners. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Dangerous-chemicals-in-household-cleaners-heighten-risk-of-lung-damage-03310 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Dangerous-chemicals-in-household-cleaners-heighten-risk-of-lung-damage-03310 Research finds another potential carcinogen in e-cigs Research finds another potential carcinogen in e-cigs: According to recent research published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, another potentially carcinogenic chemical has been found in electronic cigarettes, which has put further doubts on how safe e-cigs are to smoke. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-another-potential-carcinogen-in-e-cigs-03263 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-another-potential-carcinogen-in-e-cigs-03263 Microbeads phase out in cosmetics is in disarray, research reveals Microbeads phase out in cosmetics is in disarray, research reveals: A recent investigation by Greenpeace, an environmental activist organisation, has revealed that the voluntary action taken by cosmetics manufacturers, with regards to the phase out of the use of microbeads in their products, is in disarray. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Microbeads-phase-out-in-cosmetics-is-in-disarray-research-reveals-03208 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Microbeads-phase-out-in-cosmetics-is-in-disarray-research-reveals-03208 Children are mistaking laundry detergent capsules as sweets, figures reveal The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned parents that according to new figures, children are mistaking laundry detergent capsules as sweets, at a rate of one case per day. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Children-are-mistaking-laundry-detergent-capsules-as-sweets-figures-reveal-03148 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Children-are-mistaking-laundry-detergent-capsules-as-sweets-figures-reveal-03148 Survey finds fast food exposed people to harmful chemicals Recent research has revealed that those who consume the most fast food are being exposed to 40 per cent higher levels of potentially dangerous chemicals than those who do not. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-fast-food-exposed-people-to-harmful-chemicals-03099 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-fast-food-exposed-people-to-harmful-chemicals-03099 Survey finds most chemical engineers want to stay in Europe According to a survey of IChemE members in the United Kingdom, 75 per cent are intending to vote to remain the Europe in the upcoming referendum on the UK's EU membership. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-chemical-engineers-want-to-stay-in-Europe-03047 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-chemical-engineers-want-to-stay-in-Europe-03047 Research finds popular outerwear brands use carcinogens According to a global study by Greenpeace, 90 per cent of items of outerwear contain perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, which are defined as a family of carcinogenic chemicals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-popular-outerwear-brands-use-carcinogens-02992 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-popular-outerwear-brands-use-carcinogens-02992 Smoking hookah tobacco for one session delivers 25 times the tar of one cigarette According to a recent chemicals study, smoking hookah tobacco for just one session delivers 25 times the tar of one cigarette. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Smoking-hookah-tobacco-for-one-session-delivers-25-times-the-tar-of-one-cigarette-02911 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Smoking-hookah-tobacco-for-one-session-delivers-25-times-the-tar-of-one-cigarette-02911 Survey explores how the public perceives chemistry A recent study on behalf of The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has revealed the findings of the first national survey which explores the UK public's perception of chemistry, chemists and chemicals. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-how-the-public-perceives-chemistry-02672 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-how-the-public-perceives-chemistry-02672 Survey finds a household rigid plastic recycling rate of 44 per cent A recent survey by plastics waste management and recycling specialist, Recoup, has revealed that the household collection rate for rigid plastic packaging in the UK is 44 per cent, in comparison with last year's 37 per cent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-household-rigid-plastic-recycling-rate-of-44-per-cent-02595 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-a-household-rigid-plastic-recycling-rate-of-44-per-cent-02595 Survey finds just 45 per cent of companies hit the GHS’ compliance deadline World leader in enterprise labelling, Loftware, has published a report detailing the readiness within the chemical industry for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification (GHS) and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-just-45-per-cent-of-companies-hit-the-GHS-compliance-deadline-02533 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-just-45-per-cent-of-companies-hit-the-GHS-compliance-deadline-02533 British Skin foundation warns young people to avoid black henna, following survey Recent survey findings have prompted the British Skin Foundation to issue a warning to young people to avoid temporary black henna tattoos, following the discovery that many dermatologists are seeing an increase in reactions at their clinics. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-Skin-foundation-warns-young-people-to-avoid-black-henna-following-survey-02462 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/British-Skin-foundation-warns-young-people-to-avoid-black-henna-following-survey-02462 No approval sought for animal testing, survey shows A survey carried out by Echa (European Chemical Agency), found that registrants to REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), are testing on animals, without prior approval from Echa. REACH states that registrants are required to gain permission before conducting higher-tier animal tests, by submission of a testing proposal to Echa, before experiments are to be conducted. The Regulation also compels them to consider 'whenever possible … means other than vertebrate animal tests', when generating information for their reports. The number of new experimental studies has almost tripled since 2011 (from 107 to 295), though when comparing percentages, they seem to have remained at quite a low level (6% compared to 5.5%). Echa discovered these findings by screening 295 new registrations, presented for the 2013 deadline ' the second survey after their previous screening in 2011. Out of these 295 instances, 126 produced likely justifications as to why testing had been conducted. The remaining 169 were then contacted by telephone to determine reasons as to why they hadn't asked for consent. National enforcement and member state competent authorities have the power to investigate these registrants. When notifying these organisations, Echa asked them to show them the results of their enquiries. Echa acknowledge that in many of these instances, it is probable that the registrant was not committing an offence, but was in fact failing to comply to REACH's standards, because of the absence of permission for a test. It was discovered that 82 of the tests were justified in not submitting proposals, as they may have been conducted to gain compliance under other laws, such as the EU biocides Regulation. Also, 88 of the tests, were found to have been conducted by a different authorisation body. Unfortunately however, in 36 instances no explanation was given at all, and in 50 instances only vague or imprecise reasons were provided, and 15 registrants informed that they had misunderstood REACH requirements. Although Echa informed The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments of the 126 reasons for non-compliance, the group has asked for clarity, as they admitted that they do not agree with Echa's valuations of some of the instances. They said: 'In the meantime, regardless of possible explanations, it is now up to national authorities to investigate the tests that were done in their country and ensure the law is properly enforced … this report demonstrates that more needs to be done by industry and the agency, to make it clear to companies how they should ensure that animal testing is a last resort.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/No-approval-sought-for-animal-testing-survey-shows-02394 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/No-approval-sought-for-animal-testing-survey-shows-02394