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2013-04-30 23:01:36

It is reported by the EPA and EnergyStar.gov that excessive air leakage and old insulation methods often causes the air inside of our homes to be more seriously polluted than the air outside of our homes. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 It´s proven that indoor air pollutants cause a variety of health problems, including irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, asthma, and even eventually respiratory disease, cancer, and even heart disease. The...

Sierra Nevada Lake Contains Atmospheric Contamination from Bronze Age
2013-04-30 18:41:53

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Roman Republic and the subsequent Roman Empire helped spread language, culture and learning across Europe, northern Africa and into parts of the Middle East. At the same time, it did so through conquest and subjugation, subsequently enslaving millions. It is thus remembered for its triumphs and its barbarity. Its effects are still felt today, but now researchers have determined it may have even helped contribute to...

2013-04-29 11:39:45

Residents living in areas near natural gas operations, also known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are concerned their illnesses may be a result of nearby drilling operations. Twenty-two percent of the participants in a small pilot study surmise that hydrofracking may be the cause of such health concerns as sinus problems, sleeping difficulties, and gastrointestinal problems. The findings will be presented at the American Occupational Health Conference on April 28 in Orlando, Florida....

Plants Are Natural Air Conditioners
2013-04-29 10:10:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has long been understood that plants are able to mitigate the forces of climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the air. However, a new study adds another dimension to the role played by plants in curbing global warming by showing that they also“¯emit gases that assist in cloud formation and atmospheric cooling. According to the study, which was recently published in the journal“¯Nature...

Trees Release Volatile Organic Compounds That Aid In Smog Production
2013-04-26 09:53:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 2004, a group of Princeton scientists found trees release the volatile organic compound (VOC) isoprene that reacts in the air to form particulate pollution, or smog. However, the mechanism behind this process wasn't known until a new study from scientists at the University of North Carolina (UNC) was released this week showing how isoprene´s reaction to sunlight leads to the formation of harmful air pollution. After isoprene...


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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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