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Cardiovascular Risk Factors Predominant During Cold Winter Months
2013-09-02 06:56:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new multinational study has linked cardiovascular risk factors to cold weather. Based on cross-sectional data from 10 studies over seven countries, researchers found such risk factors occur more in the winter than in the summer. "Deaths from cardiovascular disease are higher in winter and lower in summer. We decided to conduct a large scale study to see whether cardiovascular risk factors have a seasonal pattern which could...

2013-08-30 23:22:38

Long-term effects of China’s extreme water and air pollution continue to emerge, according to Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Water pollution in China is so widespread and out of control that the country now has difficulty raising livestock, says Sharon Kleyne, the founder of water research company Bio Logic Aqua Research. According to a dailykos.com article (“China’s water pollution off the charts, must outsource food...

200,000 Early Deaths A Year Due To Air Pollution, Says Study
2013-08-29 14:18:45

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the 1970 Clean Air Act was put in place by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to protect the public health, a new study by researchers from MIT’s Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment have found that these efforts likely aren’t doing enough. This new study found that vehicle emissions are the biggest contributor to premature death. According to the study more than 200,000 early deaths occur in the United...

2013-08-22 23:25:47

The updated BREEZE Incident Analyst software allows environmental and safety professionals to predict the effects of toxic releases, fires, and explosions on nearby people and property. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 BREEZE®, the market-leading provider of air dispersion modeling software used by environmental professionals around the world, today announced the release of Incident Analyst 1.2 for accidental chemical releases and consequence modeling. It provides safety...

NASA Air Pollution Mission To Fly Over Houston
2013-08-22 14:05:13

NASA A multi-year airborne science mission is on its way to Texas to help scientists better understand how to measure and forecast air quality from space. Two NASA aircraft equipped with scientific instruments will fly over the Houston area throughout September of 2013. One aircraft will fly as low as 1,000 feet off the ground. The aircraft are part of NASA's five-year DISCOVER-AQ study, which stands for Deriving Information on Surface conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved...


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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
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