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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...

2013-06-28 13:14:00

Children with more genetic risks for asthma are not only more likely to develop the condition at a young age, but they are also more likely to continue to suffer with asthma into adulthood. The finding reported by Duke University researchers is one of the latest to come from a 40-year longitudinal study of New Zealanders. "We've been able to look at how newly discovered genetic risks relate to the life course of asthma at an unprecedented level of resolution," said Daniel Belsky, a...

2013-06-27 23:44:45

Sharon Kleyne Interviews Shanhong Lu, MD, PhD on Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Senior citizens in China, because they grew up in a healthier environment, may be better adapted than younger people to serious health challenges such as carbon black air pollution. The observation was reported by Shanhong Lu, MD, PhD and founder of Mt. Shasta Integrative Medicine in Mt. Shasta, CA. Dr. Lu was interviewed on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water on...

2013-06-27 23:37:25

NJ DEP made changes to their Vapor Intrusion guidance on sampling and mitigation. They addressed changes in concentrations in certain chemicals and also discussed background levels of existing chemicals in the household. New Jersey (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Changes in New Jersey’s VI guidance, and in a handful of associated documents, parallel ongoing changes to EPA’s VI approach, especially regarding the toxicity of some compounds. New Jersey's guidance specifies that “Individuals...

2013-06-26 20:43:32

The citizens of Gothenburg, Sweden will vote soon on whether to continue the already up-and-running congestion charge. New research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that congestion charges are indeed a better way to reduce traffic and improve air quality. The doctoral thesis from the School of Business, Economics and Law shows that in Bogota, Colombia drastic driving restrictions have not been effective, while congestion charges besides cutting traffic, as it has happened...

Determining The Role Of Chemicals Found In Secondhand Smoke
2013-06-26 10:03:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have known for a while that tobacco smoke, diesel exhaust and oil combustion are sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that are known to cause cancer. The vast majority of research attention has been paid to the obviously dangerous high-molecular-weight PAHs like benzo[a]pyrene (BaP). The low-molecular-weight variety have been overlooked for the most part, with previous studies showing that these compounds alone...


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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