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2014-01-29 13:23:33

Air pollution in China has exhibited noticeable changes over the past 30 years, shifting from point-source pollution (around factories and industrial plants) in the 1980s to urban pollution in the 1990s. Since the start of this century, air pollution has become increasingly regional and more complex. Recent research has indicated that the cooperative transition of SO2 and NOx into secondary aerosols (sulfate and nitrate) played a critical role in the haze pollution episode in China in January...

2014-01-28 16:25:41

Liebling bill would keep children safe from the dangers of secondhand smoke ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The House Health and Human Services Policy Committee heard testimony in support of HF1966 today, a bill that would make foster care homes smoke-free. "Secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous for children, as their bodies are still developing. It is known to cause Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, respiratory infections, asthma attacks and ear infections," said...

Asian Air Pollution In Hawaii Is Tied To Climate Variability
2014-01-28 12:48:57

Princeton University Air pollution from Asia has been rising for several decades but Hawaii had seemed to escape the ozone pollution that drifts east with the springtime winds. Now a team of researchers has found that shifts in atmospheric circulation explain the trends in Hawaiian ozone pollution. The researchers found that since the mid-1990s, these shifts in atmospheric circulation have caused Asian ozone pollution reaching Hawaii to be relatively low in spring but rise significantly...

2014-01-28 12:22:09

Proper air filtration -- particularly in new construction -- can dramatically increase the quality of indoor air, say engineers RIVERDALE, N.J., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ, may not be the most talked about characteristic of an office building, but it is among the most important. When IAQ falls below optimal levels, harmful particles in the air can trigger worrisome -- even perilous -- heath conditions, putting workers at risk and impacting their...

2014-01-27 23:27:48

In response to an article published by Healio, Gabriel Pediatrics elaborates on the effects secondhand smoke exposure can have on children. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 Gabriel Pediatrics responds to an article published on January 20 by Healio, which takes a closer look at the effects on children who have been exposed to secondhand smoke and the direct correlation between the exposure and increased hospital readmission rates. According to the January 20 article published by...

2014-01-23 08:20:13

LONDON, January 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The implementation of Euro VI standards for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles in 2013 prompted truck manufacturers to include the most advanced emissions control package yet seen in Europe: Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) aftertreatment and wall flow diesel particulate filters for all vehicle models, combined with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) for some but not others - notably Iveco. The first SCR trucks were delivered in...

2014-01-22 23:03:19

As mounting evidence shows the harmful effects of pollution in air and water, the In View series with Larry King will inform viewers about programs and policies that aim to make air and water cleaner and healthier. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Newly released research shows a correlation between air pollution and higher rates of heart attacks and other health problems. The issue of air pollution as a health risk has become more prominent recently as concerns grow about the...

2014-01-22 12:17:12

Association persists at levels of exposure below current European limits Long term exposure to particulate matter in outdoor air is strongly linked to heart attacks and angina, and this association persists at levels of exposure below the current European limits, suggests research conducted at the Department of Epidemiology in Rome, Italy and published on bmj.com today. The results support lowering of the EU limits for particulate matter air pollution. Ambient particulate matter air...

2014-01-21 10:23:07

Study finds blowback causes extra day per year of ozone smog in LA Chinese air pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean is often caused by the manufacturing of goods for export to the U.S. and Europe, according to findings by UC Irvine and other researchers published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study is the first to quantify how much pollution reaching the American West Coast is from the production in China of cellphones, televisions and other...

2014-01-15 23:27:38

Engineered Data, LLC has designed, tested and filed a patent application for the first commercial filter to use military-grade nano-porous synthetic iron oxide particles for remediation of small metal + inorganic pollution particles that standard hepa filters + activated carbon miss. Originally designed for air and gas filtration, with minor modifications, this filter can also be used for water filtration. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Five factors make Engineered Data's...


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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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