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2014-03-18 23:32:15

TakeAir Duct & Carpet Cleaning Specialists LLC is revolutionizing the industry by leading the way to healthier and cleaner air through a new service of Indoor Air Quality Testing. This service provides the public with education and remediation for a healthier tomorrow. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 According to the American Lung Association “poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of infections, lung cancer, and chronic lung diseases such as asthma....

2014-03-17 16:29:07

Bill would keep children safe from the dangers of secondhand smoke ST. PAUL, Minn., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Committee heard testimony in support of Senate File (SF) 2125, a bill that would make foster care homes smoke-free. "Secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous for children, as their bodies are still developing," said bill author Senator Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis). "Many children in foster care have already been...

France Offers Free Public Transportation Due To Worst Air Pollution In Years
2014-03-15 07:18:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online With most of the country suffering from what is being called the worst air pollution since 2007, several cities in France are making buses, trains and other forms public transportation available free of charge this weekend. According to The Telegraph’s Henry Samuel, Paris, Caen, Grenoble, Reims and Rouen are among the cities that will be waiving public transportation fees over the next few days. The move is being described as an...

2014-03-14 23:00:50

As the weather becomes warmer and the heat gets turned off, it is important that the air in your home is as clean as possible. WACO, Texas (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 As the colder months fade and spring brings flowers to bloom, houses will become filled with the air of spring. As the weather becomes warmer and the heat gets turned off, it is important that the air in your home is as clean as possible. Indoor air quality can be improved to ensure that the levels of air contaminates being...

2014-03-13 12:31:38

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Idaho will stand up against tobacco on March 19 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 19(th) annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,400 events are planned across the nation. (See below for a list of local events.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is an annual celebration...

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...


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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