APA News

  • Presentations at the APA Conference

    08 November 2016

    Lucy Hampton, one the guests of honour at the APA conference dinner at the Tudor Park Hotel, Maidstone gave a speech in memory of her late husband Ian Hampton, before toasting absent friends and colleagues. Mary Butts from Minton, Treharne & Davies received her MChemA certificate

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  • Successful prosecution after APA Lab finds harmful levels of Hydrogen Peroxide in tooth whitener

    25 October 2016

    A father and son have been jailed for selling unsafe teeth whitening products after being prosecuted by Powys County Council. A test purchase item obtained by Powys Trading Standards at the Royal Welsh Showand tested by the Public Analysts, Minton Treharne & Davies (MTD) was found to contain harmful levels of hydrogen peroxide; containing 11% hydrogen peroxide – some 110 times the legal limit for products that are sold directly to consumers. John Barry Hargreaves and son Matthew Hargreaves were sentenced to 18 months each at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court on Friday (16 September). The sentence comes after a three-year nationwide investigation led by the council’s Trading Standards Service, with the co-operation of the General Dentist Council (GDC). The father and son, from Southwood, Mereside, Knutsford, were convicted of running a fraudulent business under Section 9 of the Fraud Act 2006. Between October 2012 and July 2015, they used dishonest practices in making false claims about the teeth whitening products and making false claims about which company was selling the products at events throughout the United Kingdom.

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  • Final Conference Programme Confirmed

    12 October 2016

    APA President Jon Griffin has announced today that the 2016 APA Conference programme has now been finalised with all the speakers and the titles of their presentations having been confirmed.

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  • Death of Chris Heide.

    26 September 2016

    The APA is sad to announce the death of Chris Heide. Members may wish to know that Chris’s funeral service will take place on Friday 14th October at 4.30pm at Taunton Crematorium

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  • APA President releases draft programme for Annual Conference next month

    25 September 2016

    APA President Jon Griffin has released his draft conference programme for the APA Annual Conference due to take place in Maidstone, Kent next month.

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  • Glasgow Scientific Services staff support emergency services after gas leak near Glasgow Airport

    10 September 2016

    Staff from Glasgow Scientific Services affiliated with Scottish Fire and Rescue Services attended a gas leak incident near Glasgow Airport.

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