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Coastal American Cities Threatened By Sea-Level Rise
2013-07-31 08:55:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Boston, Miami, New York and more than 1,700 other coastal American cities are facing a greater risk from rising sea levels than had previously been estimated. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) claims at least 316 American cities will one day be overtaken by the sea if pollution continues to grow as it has been. More than 1,400 other cities will be "locked-in" by rising sea...

2013-07-29 23:22:29

Many people don't realize that the quality of the air that we breathe in our homes can put us at risk for health problems. House Doctors Handyman Service has partnered with Tamarack the creator of the modern whole house fan and a leading ventilation product provider so their franchisees can install products that will help make homes healthier. Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Many people don't realize that the quality of the air that we breathe in our homes can put us at...

2013-07-18 23:27:02

“Keeping It Clean: Our Air, Our Health” addressed ground-level ozone, public health and economic development. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 Stakeholders across multiple disciplines met on July 11 to raise awareness of air quality concerns as the Alamo City edges closer to EPA “non-attainment” with increased ground level ozone levels (a.k.a. “smog”) from an economic boom in one of the fastest-growing metro areas. Held at Rackspace’s global headquarters, the Keeping...

2013-07-18 23:19:42

China is an excellent example, reports Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 Growing up in a polluted environment does not improve one’s ability to resist the health effects and diseases of pollution. In fact, according to water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne, the exact opposite is true. People who grow up in a clean environment have the highest pollution resistance. Sharon Kleyne is Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research, a water and health research and development...

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...


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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