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2013-04-25 16:22:51

Regional Events to Spur Public Interest in Regional Air Quality in Time for 2013 Ozone Season WASHINGTON, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With National Air Quality Awareness Week and the start of ozone season approaching, Clean Air Partners, a regional air quality organization chartered by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, announced today the winners of its first annual Air Quality Infographics Challenge and upcoming events...

2013-04-25 12:23:08

HARLEYSVILLE, Pa., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Met-Pro Corporation (NYSE: MPR), announced today that the Company's Environmental Air Solutions business unit has received an order in excess of $500,000 to supply an air pollution control system to a global developer and supplier of specialty industrial chemicals. The system includes a Met-Pro Systems brand regenerative thermal oxidizer and a Duall brand chemical scrubber with a Fybroc® brand recirculation pump from the Company's Global...

American Lung Association Release State Of The Air 2013 Report
2013-04-25 05:11:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According the American Lung Association´s newly released State of the Air 2013 report, many people across the US are breathing higher quality air than in previous years. However, the number of people living in counties with an unhealthy level of air pollution has increased, the report said. "The long-term trend is positive and headed to much cleaner air," report author Janice Nolen, assistant vice president of national policy and...

2013-04-24 16:38:59

New research from the University of Southampton has found that working or traveling on an underground railway for a sustained period of time could have health implications. Previously published work suggests that working in environments such as steel mills or welding plants, which are rich in airborne metals, like iron, copper and nickel, can have damaging effects on health. However, little research has been done on the effects of working in an underground railway environment — a...

2013-04-24 14:30:30

Long term exposure to air pollution may be linked to heart attacks and strokes by speeding up atherosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries", according to a study by U.S. researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The researchers, led by Sara Adar, John Searle Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Joel Kaufman, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Washington, found that higher...

2013-04-24 08:24:30

14th annual State of the Air 2013 report shows tremendous progress; challenges LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, the American Lung Association released State of the Air 2013, an annual report on air quality which lists both the cleanest and most polluted areas in the country. This year's report shows significant progress in efforts to reduce ozone and particulate pollution, with air quality in many areas of California at its cleanest since the Lung...

2013-04-24 04:20:51

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association's "State of the Air 2013" report released today finds significant progress in the reduction of year-round particle pollution (soot) across the nation, but many cities that ranked among the most polluted had more unhealthy days of high ozone (smog) and short-term particle pollution than in the 2012 report. Despite that uptick, "State of the Air 2013" shows that the air quality nationwide continues the...

2013-04-23 22:47:21

Air pollution from wildland fires and urban and agricultural areas in California is diminishing air quality at Devils Postpile National Monument, according to a recent study published in the journal Atmospheric Environment. Dr. Andrzej Bytnerowicz, a research ecologist from the U.S. Forest Service´s Pacific Southwest Research Station, and a team of scientists measured air quality at Devils Postpile National Monument in the eastern Sierra Nevada and found occasionally high...

2013-04-18 18:41:20

Results from large cohort study presented at EuroPRevent 2013 The association between road traffic and heart disease has been suggested in several studies. In 2012 a large prospective cohort study from Denmark showed that traffic noise was significantly associated with risk of heart attack - for every 10 decibel increase in noise exposure (either at the time of the attack or over the five years preceding it) there was a 12% increased risk. Now, a new study presented at the EuroPRevent...

2013-04-16 23:01:52

Costa Farms O2 For You: Houseplants with a Purpose lets anyone bring home Earth´s natural air purifiers for health and well being. Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 Houseplants do more than just look leafy and gorgeous, they also help clean the air. These leafy air filters remove indoor pollutants by absorbing them through microscopic openings in their leaves. To help spread awareness of the dangers of indoor air pollution and educate consumers on the health benefits of having plants...


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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