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2014-03-12 16:25:43

Air pollution has been linked to heart disease RIVERDALE, N.J., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In Wilton, Connecticut, parents have a question for local school officials -- and it's not about academics, extracurricular activities, or test scores. They want to know: Is the air at their children's schools safe? The focus on indoor air quality, while perhaps a non-traditional concern for parents, is increasingly becoming an urgent one, as the perils of poor air quality become...

2014-03-07 16:20:24

"Clearly the big driver for Tier 4 regulations is environmental and health benefits and we'll see a 90% reduction in NOx and particulate emissions compared to Tier 3 with our Tier 4 final engines." - Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins Engine Business LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The environmental and health benefits resulting from the Environmental Protection Agency's new Tier 4 Final standards have been one of the major focuses of attention at North America's largest construction and farm...

2014-03-05 16:20:23

Diesel Technology Forum Hopes Bipartisan Congressional Effort Will Restore Funding For Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the nation's most proven, cost-effective and successful clean air programs - the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act - is proposed for zero funding in the Obama Administration's new 2015 budget proposal, according to Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum....

2014-03-05 08:24:37

SEATTLE, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLIR), an emerging leader in combustion and emissions control technology for industrial, commercial and utility markets, announced today that Chief Executive Officer Rick Rutkowski will be a featured presenter at the 26th Annual ROTH Conference, March 9 - 12, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, CA. Rutkowski commented, "We are very excited to share the ClearSign story with a broader audience of...

2014-03-04 16:20:39

DUBLIN, Mar. 04, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s2kw3n/air_filters ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Air Filters Market In Automotive - Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Air filters are the key components for automobiles, and are evolving alongside with developments in the automotive industry. Air filters are classified into two...

2014-03-04 00:21:28

Bills would include e-cigarettes in Freedom to Breathe Act and keep them out of kids' hands ST. PAUL, Minn., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Policy Committee passed Senate File 2027, which would expand protections under the Freedom to Breathe Act by prohibiting e-cigarette use where smoking is prohibited, require that e-cigarettes be placed behind the counter in stores and penalize retailers who sell to minors. The bill was...

2014-03-03 12:26:20

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on the final tier 3 motor vehicle emission and fuel standards released by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100204/TFAHLOGO "TFAH is pleased the EPA issued final tier 3 motor vehicle emissions and fuel standards. There's no question that reducing the amount of sulfur in...

2014-02-28 23:04:22

Smog from oversea factories and drought conditions in the Southwest US are causing serious air pollution concerns for millions of Americans. APEC offers air purification solutions for a growing global air quality problem that knows no borders. City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 The air quality in the western United States has seen better days. According to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, air pollution from manufacturing plants...

2014-02-26 23:00:48

In the largest study to link secondhand smoke exposure to adverse fetal impacts, researchers report that secondhand smoking may lead to pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Secondhand smoking is linked with pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy, according to new research from scientists at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB). The study...

2014-02-26 16:26:48

DUBLIN, February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dr6v3h/flue_gas) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) Market - Forecast to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dr6v3h/flue_gas ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) FGD systems are utilized to extract harmful sulfur dioxide...


Latest Air pollution Reference Libraries

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2010-10-26 18:19:25

A gas mask is designed to go over the face to protect the wearer from inhaling "airborne pollutants". The mask seals the nose and mouth and many times covers other soft tissues of the face. Some have respirators. Most gas masks provide protection from gaseous and particulate and are often used by riot police and rioters alike. They are also used by graffiti artists to protect them from the fumes. The original design had two small glass eye windows that were thick in order from keeping the...

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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2009-07-06 16:44:13

Haze is a type of atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and dry particles in the air obscure the sky's clarity. Haze is created through various activities including farming, traffic pollution,and even wildfires. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) categorizes the obscuration of the Earth's atmosphere by a list of different types of atmospheric phenomena. One of these is haze. The other classifications are: fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand, and snow....

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2009-07-06 16:36:49

Mist is a phenomenon that consists of small droplets of water suspended in air. Mist occurs as part of a natural weather event or from volcanic activity. Mist is most common in cold air above warm water. Mist also occurs when air is exhaled in cold temperatures or when steam is formed in a sauna. Aerosol cans can create artificial mist if the humidity levels are just right. The one difference between mist and fog is visibility. If visibility is less than 0.62 miles (1 kilometer), the...

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