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2013-07-17 23:23:02

In light of the recent Asthma Capitals 2013 Report from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, FiltersFast.com is designating Wednesday, July 17, 2013 as Asthma Capitals and Air Quality Awareness Day. In recognition of the 22 million people suffering from asthma in the U.S., the company is offering cost-effective solutions in the fight against this chronic respiratory disease. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 FiltersFast.com, the leading online retailer of air filters and water...

2013-07-16 23:22:38

Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists of Northern Virginia, P.C. wants to help you better understand about the Air Quality Index (AQI) and how you can help protect yourself, children, and others from unhealthy levels of air pollution. Fairfax, Virginia (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 The Air Quality Index (AQI) is the system used to warn the public when air pollution is dangerous. The AQI tracks ozone and particle pollution which are the most widespread air pollutants and also the most dangerous....

Air Pollution Takes Two Million Lives Each Year
2013-07-12 12:35:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, over two million people die every year as a result of air pollution. Researchers have shown that around 2.1 million deaths are caused each year by a human-caused increase in fine particulate matter (PM2.5). These are tiny particles suspended in the air that can penetrate deep into the lungs, causing cancer and other respiratory diseases. The team also found...

2013-07-09 23:01:13

Mission Verde Alliance in conjunction with San Antonio Clean Technology Forum will host the “Keeping It Clean: Our Air, Our Health” forum at Rackspace’s global headquarters, where the public will join government, business and health leaders in addressing the challenges of diminished air quality. San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Mission Verde Alliance in conjunction with San Antonio Clean Technology Forum will host the “Keeping It Clean: Our Air, Our Health” forum at...

China Free Coal Policy Reduced Life Expectancy
2013-07-09 12:04:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pollution in China has long been a concern of both the international community as well as its own citizens. Now, a new study has put some concrete numbers to this concern, claiming that those who live in China have had their lifespans reduced by five years. All told, the study claims that pollution generated by coal is responsible for taking 2.5 billion total years of life from nearly 500 million Chinese people. Diseases such as...

2013-07-09 11:39:47

New quasi-experimental research finds major impact of coal emissions on health A high level of air pollution, in the form of particulates produced by burning coal, significantly shortens the lives of people exposed to it, according to a unique new study of China co-authored by an MIT economist. The research is based on long-term data compiled for the first time, and projects that the 500 million Chinese who live north of the Huai River are set to lose an aggregate 2.5 billion years of...

2013-07-02 23:20:44

The 4th of July is only a couple of days away and Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists of Northern Virginia, P.C. want to make sure that you are taking extra preventative measures when it comes to you and your asthma. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 When it comes to you and your asthma, it is important to be able to identify your asthma triggers and the proper steps to help avoid them. Asthma triggers can irritate your asthma symptoms – coughing, wheezing, and difficulty catching...


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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