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2013-10-07 12:44:35

Combination of physical and psychosocial stressors during fetal development magnifies the effect of each exposure Maternal psychological distress combined with exposure to air pollution during pregnancy have an adverse impact on the child's behavioral development, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. The study, which appears in the journal Pediatrics, reports that maternal demoralization, a measure of...

Honey Bees' Ability To Locate Food Masked By Diesel Fumes
2013-10-03 12:53:25

[ Watch the Video: Honeybees Impacted By Diesel Exhaust ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are currently in search of an explanation for the decline of honeybee populations around the world and a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports has found that diesel exhaust may be playing a role. In the study, researchers from the University of Southampton found that diesel exhaust fumes change the chemical profile of floral aroma molecules, a...

2013-09-26 23:31:45

Sharon Kleyne Links Coal and Other Emissions With Global Crisis in Air Pollution, Water Vapor and Dehydration Diseases Such as Dry Eye. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 For decades, scientists have been researching the environmental and health impact of airborne emissions from the burning of fossil fuels to generate electricity. According to water and health advocate Sharon Kleyne, many potential long-term consequences have not been adequately considered. The longtime radio...

2013-09-26 23:23:23

Campaign Emphasizes “Children Are Smoke-Free Zones” Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Evolve Communications, working with a coalition of Colorado county public health departments, has recently launched a secondhand smoke campaign that stresses children are “smoke-free zones.” “Our core messages that children are smoke free zones’ and ‘where you smoke matters’ are designed to cut through the myths surrounding secondhand smoke,” says Anne Smith, principal at Evolve...

Obesity And Smoking New Health Risks
2013-09-11 15:23:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In addition to well-publicized tobacco-related health risks like cancer and cardiovascular disease, new research suggests that obese men and women exposed to smoke could experience issues with their prescription medication or other medical problems. Speaking at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Aaron Wright of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

2013-09-10 23:28:30

Air Scrubber Plus has a breakthrough proven technology that cleans the air and surfaces of the home, reducing up to 99% of surface micro-organisms and a dramatic reduction of airborne contaminants and allergens. Get ready for an AirEvolution! New York, New York (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Air Scrubber Plus® brings its revolutionary proven ActivePure™ technology to homes, hospitals, schools, offices and more with a simple installation process that can be incorporated into virtually...


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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