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2013-03-22 15:27:53

New research conducted in 10 European cities has estimated that 14% of chronic childhood asthma is due to exposure to traffic pollution near busy roads. The results are comparable to the burden associated with passive smoking: the World Health Organization estimates that between 4% and 18% of asthma cases in children are linked to passive smoking. The findings, published online today (22 March 2013) ahead of print in the European Respiratory Journal, come as the European Commission...

2013-03-20 08:21:12

GUELPH, ON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSXV: BRM ) ("Biorem" or "the Company") announced today that it has received new orders totalling $1.3 million. The largest of the orders is for an odour control system at an innovative Energy from Waste Facility being built in Canada. The other three smaller orders are odour control projects at municipal waste water treatment plants in the USA and one in South Africa. It is expected that the majority of these projects will be...

2013-03-19 23:19:32

The EASTEC Show is the largest technology show for manufacturers in New England. Located on the Big E fair grounds, EASTEC is the perfect setting for the release of the new Quest Air OM500 oil mist collector. West Springfield, MA (PRWEB) March 19, 2013 Aquest Corporation is the New England leader in industrial air filtration and has engineered a new oil mist collection product line for high efficiency filtration. Aquest will be featuring many of its product lines for industrial air...

2013-03-13 08:24:51

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented nod to Filipino paint innovation, US-based Environmental Imports, Inc. has reached an agreement with Pacific Paint (Boysen®) Philippines, Inc. to distribute KNOxOUT(TM) Air Cleaning Paint in the United States. KNOxOUT has made waves in the paint industry as the first air-cleaning paint in the world with CristalActiv(TM) technology and its ability to reduce noxious air pollutants. At the heart of CristalActiv...

Pollution Controls May Be Working Better Than Anticipated
2013-03-12 05:32:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ground-level ozone may be falling even faster than popular prediction models have been reporting, according to new research conducted by environmental experts at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The study suggests that recent pollution controls designed to cut down on industrial and vehicular emissions may be doing a better job of lowering dangerous ozone levels than even the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model has...

2013-03-06 12:21:48

Health Department's plan will not meet targets for historically polluted area PITTSBURGH, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several local organizations collaborated yesterday to submit joint comments on the Allegheny County Health Department's (ACHD) plan to improve air quality in and around the Liberty-Clairton corridor, arguing the current plan falls short of what the region needs. The organizations found that flaws and assumptions in the plan cast doubt on whether it...

2013-03-02 08:15:19

NASA researchers have begun a series of flights using the agency's DC-8 flying laboratory to study the effects of alternate biofuel on engine performance, emissions and aircraft-generated contrails at altitude. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS) research involves flying the DC-8 as high as 40,000 feet while an instrumented NASA Falcon HU-25 aircraft trails behind at distances ranging from 300 feet to more than 10 miles. "We believe this study will...

2013-02-25 12:21:11

From smog to eco cities, grappling with rapid urbanization CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- China's rapid urbanization and economic growth has created environmental problems that are being confronted with a wide range of innovative policies, according to new research published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. China's Environmental Policy and Urban Development, edited by Joyce Yanyun Man, the director of the Lincoln Institute's China program, is a...

2013-02-25 10:17:33

Washington University engineering researchers have created a new type of air-cleaning technology that could better protect human lungs from allergens, airborne viruses and ultrafine particles in the air. The device, known as the SXC ESP, was created by a team led by Pratim Biswas, PhD, the Lucy & Stanley Lopata Professor and chair of the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science. A recent study of the device,...

2013-02-20 12:17:34

Air pollution contributes to an increased number of deaths among patients who have been admitted to hospital with heart attacks, according to a study published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal. The largest study yet to investigate the links between fine air-borne particulate matter (PM) and patient survival after hospital admission for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) found death rates increased with increased exposure to PM2.5 — tiny particles that measure 2.5...


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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